Classroom in Bloom Garden Party
Tickets are available for Classroom in Bloom’s annual Garden Party on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 4-7 p.m. at the Methow Valley School District campus. Tickets are $32 and can be purchased at www.classroominbloom.org/events. The event, for those 21 and older only, will feature live music, a silent auction, garden activities, locally sourced dinner fare, and hand-crafted cocktails.
Vintage Wheels Show
Winthrop’s 48th annual Vintage Wheels Show — featuring antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and more — will be on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The parade along Riverside Avenue will start at 11 a.m. from the Winthrop Inn on Highway 20. Spectators are encouraged to park at the Winthrop Barn.
After the parade, the vehicles park along the north end of Riverside Avenue for viewing from noon-3:30 p.m. All entrants will be eligible for awards, including Best in Show, People’s Choice Award, and awards from local merchants. T-shirts and poker run cards will be available for sale at registration. To register, visit https://winthropwashington.com/events/wheels-show.
Peer support group
Room One in Twisp hosts a drop-in group for people who struggle with substance and alcohol use. The group is for people at any point in their journey with addiction. Starting on Sept. 18, the drop-in group will meet Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. Food will be provided and child care can be arranged with notice. RSVP encouraged, call or text the confidential line managed by Room One’s Peer Support Specialists, (509-) 78-9337 or email Ronda Smeltzer at email@example.com.
Learn about water law
The Methow Watershed Council will host local attorney and water law expert Natalie Kuehler to discuss water law and how it affects the Methow Valley, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Winthrop library community room. A Zoom option be provided for the free event. Find information at www.methowwatershed.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Health Fair
Representatives from Methow At Home, Aero Methow Rescue Service, Aging and Adult Care, Confluence Health, Enhabit Home Health, Jamie’s Place, Kiwanis, the Lookout Coalition, Motive Yoga, Room One, SAIL and Winthrop Physical Therapy & Fitness are partnering to present a free Senior Health Fair on Friday, Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. No registration is required. Fall prevention, balance tests, blood pressure tests, home safety assessments, hearing screenings, medication assessment and more will be offered.
The Methow Conservancy’s annual Cider Squeeze will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at Dave and Marilyn Sabold’s home, 17 Bean Road, Winthrop. Bring your own containers and lids: mason jars, juice jars, water bottles will work. All are welcome at the free event. For more information, visit the events page at methowconservancy.org.
Celebrate recovery with OBHC
The public is invited to celebrate Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare’s (OBHC) recovery programs and services at the Road to Recovery, a free community event on Friday, Sept. 22.
The carnival-themed event will include booths with fun activities, including a dunk-tank fundraiser, games and prizes. There will also be a special presentation.
Free popcorn has been donated by Omak & Mirage theaters. What’cha Want Teriyaki is donating a free teriyaki dinner for the first 200 people. Cotton candy and shaved ice will also be available.
The event is a local celebration of National Recovery Month.
Road to Recovery is at OBHC at 1007 Koala Drive in Omak from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Methow Dark Sky Coalition is hosting a series of astrophotography classes that will be taught by valley residents Jack McLeod, a retired science teacher, author and photographer, and Don Rudolph, an amateur astronomer and photographer who uses sophisticated equipment to take pictures of deep space. The classes, at various locations and times, are on Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. For registration information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your future planning: This year’s “Coming Home Celebration” at Homestream Park in Winthrop will be on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event, which honors the returning salmon, will include food, music, stories and updates on the park’s future. For information, visit http://homestreampark.com.
According to its website, Homestream Park, which opened in 2019, “is dedicated to the rivers and fish of the Methow Valley, and to the native people, past and present, who have called this place home for thousands of years.” It includes a trail with benches along the river, sculptures by Smoker Marchand, a tipi, and a public gathering area with shelters, picnic tables, interpretive signs, and a kid’s lookout topped with wood carved osprey by Bruce Morrison. The land is being restored to its natural riparian and floodplain condition.