At the Twisp library:
• July 19 — My Story, 6 p.m. An evening of short, true stories told by your friends and neighbors Refreshments provided by the Twisp Library Friends. Free.
At the Winthrop library:
• Family Storytime, July 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.
• Teen Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m., activities and snacks exclusively for kids aged 12-18.
• Open Makerspace, July 14, 21 and 28, noon-5 p.m. All ages welcome, but kids under age 7 may need adult help.
• July 18-29, during library open hours, create complex scenes with LEGO pieces. Builders will have all week to work on their scenes; completed scenes will be submitted for display at the library.
‘First Tuesday’ moves to July 11
Because of the Fourth of July holiday, the Methow Conservancy’s “First Tuesday” event has been moved to July 11. It will be a visit to the McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch starting at 7 p.m., where participants will learn about Katie Haven and Bill Tackman’s lamb and fiber operation. The event is free and open to the public. Contact email@example.com for information, or visit https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.
Methow Recycles compost training
Methow Recycles hosts free community compost trainings and an opportunity to join a test-run of the valley’s new residential compost program.
Trainings will happen on Monday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange, and Tuesday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the Winthrop library. Attendees will learn how to reduce food waste, why compost is gaining traction in the waste industry, and all the details of Methow Recycles new residential compost program, as well as hear from Kate Wynne of B2G compost about her small-scale compost facility and process for turning food scraps into fertilizer for the community. After the training, attendees will have the option to sign up for the compost program and take a home a countertop pail to begin composting.
Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs not required. If you are interested in signing up for the residential compost program but no one from your household can make the trainings, there will be another opportunity to sign up for the compost program in early fall.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meradythe Edson Merritt has graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.
The Okanogan County Democrats Family and Friends Picnic will be on Sunday, July 16, from 1-4 p.m. at Omak Eastside Park Dance Pavillion. There will be free food and live music. Featured speakers will be State Democrats Chair Shasti Conrad and candidate for state Attorney General Manka Dhingra. RVSP at www.okanogandemocrats.org.
Apple Pie Jamboree coming
The 76th Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree is back starting Friday, July 14, and continuing through Sunday, July 16.
Things kick of Friday with vendors, pie and ice cream, kids’ crafts and a movie, plus music by Waterdog at Sweet River Bakery.
Saturday offerings and events include a color run, breakfast, 3-on-3 basketball, a community parade, watercraft racing and the first annual corn hole tournament (sign up at the souvenir booth). Liberty Linklater performs at Sweet River Bakery. There will plenty of food options, plus kids’ games and a daylong raffle. Prizes include a 12 Tribes Casino package and a 20 minute helicopter ride from Lake Chelan Helicopters. Loose Change will perform in the evening, and the day will end with fireworks show. Sunday includes breakfast, more racing on the water, entertainment and vendors.
Funds raised support local youth activities. Visit paterosapj.org for detailed information, including registration forms for the color run, parade, and 3-on3 tournament, or to be a vendor. Call (509) 449 0596 or email email@example.com for more information.