Substance use support group
Room One is hosting a six-week series of sessions on Substance Use Support, starting Monday (July 17), from 5:30-7 p.m. and continuing through Aug. 21. The sessions will focus on a harm reduction-based approach led by peers with addiction experience. If you are currently struggling or just looking for some support with like-minded people, RSVP at (509) 978-9337 (text or call). Dinner, transportation, and child care are available. For information, email email@example.com.
Repair Café on Saturday
Need to sharpen up garden tools, get bicycles tuned up, get appliances working again, and mend your summer clothing? The Methow Recycles’ monthly Repair Café will be on Saturday, July 15, at The Cove in Twisp from 10 a.m.-noon. The Repair Café is a free event where a team of expert fixers and menders volunteer to get your things working again.
Items must be small enough to be carried and leaking fluids or hazardous in any way. You must stay with your items during its repair. Bring any parts you may have to complete the fix. The sewing team only mends items, no custom alterations. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free internet info
Methow Valley residents can indicate interest in free internet installation, part of a new fiber optic construction project, by submitting their names online at okanogancountyconnect.com.
Three town hall meetings will be hosted by Okanogan County Electric Cooperative and Methownet to share information about the federally funded fiber optic project. The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday (July 12), 5 p.m., at the Mazama Community Club, July 19, 5 p.m., at the Twisp Valley Grange, and July 26, 3 p.m., at the Winthrop Barn.
School board candidates’ forum
A candidates’ forum for the only local elective race that will be on the Aug. 1 primary ballot — Methow Valley School District board of directors Position 5 (at large) — will be held on July 13 at the Mazama Community Club, starting at 6 p.m.
Invited to the forum are incumbent Frank Kline of Winthrop, and challengers Michael Liu of Twisp and JT Sawyer of Winthrop. According to organizer Ann Diamond, Kline and Liu have agreed to appear but Sawyer will out of town.
All three candidates have been sent a few preliminary questions to answer at the forum; Sawyer will have the opportunity to respond in writing and his answers read at the event. Additional questions will be solicited from the audience.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for mingling; the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Okanogan County Democrats Family and Friends Picnic will be on Sunday, July 16, from 1-4 p.m. at Omak Eastside Park Dance Pavilion. 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 a 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-on-3 tournament, or to be a vendor. Call (509) 449-0596 or email email@example.com for more information.