Get ready for Duck Days
Winthrop Kiwanis Duck Days, two days of family-friendly activities capped by annual Labor Day Duck Race, are set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4.
Duck Days will again offer a variety of attractions in Mack Lloyd Park on Sunday, Sept. 3, from noon-4 p.m., including food, music, games, crafts, a dunk tank and duck bingo.
The Duck Race is on for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. The race typically begins at noon when a couple of thousand plastic ducks are dumped from the Chewuch River bridge in Winthrop for a journey through the confluence before reaching the finish line at the Methow River bridge.
Tickets are now on sale for entrants in the Duck Race, online at winthropkiwanis.com or look for the giant inflated duck at places around the valley to buy your tickets from a Kiwanis member. Tickets are $5. Corporate entries will be available as well.
If your duck wins, your ticket pays off with a cash prize. Prizes are also awarded for second through fifth places. First prize is $500; 2nd prize, $300; 3rd prize; $100; 4th and 5th prizes, $50.
Fourth Fridays at TwispWorks
TwispWorks is opening up its campus on the fourth Friday of each month for music and studio visits. The events are free and open to all.
• Friday, Aug. 25, music by Friday Feels from 7:30-10 p.m.; partner studios open from 5-7 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 22, music by Essential I and WritRwhoRaps from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and The Panda Conspiracy from 7:30-10 p.m.; partner studios open from 5-7 p.m.
Twisp Library Friends is sponsoring a Labor Day weekend Twisp Library Book Sale in the Methow Valley Community Center gym on Friday, Sept. 1, from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 2, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For information, call (509) 449-2594.
Learn about lynx
The Methow Conservancy’s next “First Tuesday” presentation, on Sept. 5, is “Lynx and Wildfire in the Methow Valley.” The free event starts at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn. Carmen Vanbianchi, research director and co-founder of Home Range Wildlife, will give an overview of the organization’s research so far including stories from the field, images of the three adults that were live-trapped during the winter field season, and a demonstration of how live traps work to safely capture and release these charismatic cats. For information, visit https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.