The Day family hosts a free Pumpkin Days Fall Festival on Saturday (Oct. 7) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 240 Twisp Carlton Road. Games are designed for children ages 10 and younger. There will be a corn pit, hayrides, a corn and hay bale maze and petting zoo. Food will be available. Visit @dayfamilyfarmpumpkins on Facebook for details.
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.
Restorative sound bath
A restorative sound bath for women will be offered on Sunday (Oct. 8) at Head and Heart in Winthrop from 7-8 p.m. Cost is $14 or $12 with class pass. For information, email tania@newearthconsciousness or call (509) 449-2659.
Free yoga sessions
Yoga Octoberfest, a full day of free yoga at Motive Yoga Studio in Winthrop, will be on Sunday (Oct. 8), from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. For information, visit https://www.motiveyogaco.com/events/2021/10/24/octoberfest-at-motive.
Give Methow open houses
Participating organizations in the annual Give Methow fundraising drive are trying something different this year: a series of “mini-events” to highlight the Funday Monday matching funds days. Each Monday one Methow Valley nonprofit will host an open house designed to help introduce you to the work of a few of the valley’s organizations.
The next event is on Monday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-noon, Methow Valley Interpretive Center, Twisp, with representatives from the Interpretive Center, Methow Watershed Foundation, Methow Beaver Project, Methow Conservancy, Methow Families, Methow Arts, Methow Valley Citizens Council and Classroom in Bloom.
PTA affiliation meeting
After a successful year of volunteering at Methow Valley Elementary School, the new PTA style group, the Family and Teachers Association of the Methow Valley, has voted to become a formal branch of the Washington State PTA. Join representatives from the state PTA in a formal affiliation meeting on Friday (Oct. 6), at 6 pm., at the Winthrop library. All are welcome. Contact information: email@example.com.
Aging well workshops
Cascadia Music and Methow At Home are offering a community conversation about aging well together, “Grace, Grief and Gratitude,” on Oct. 13-15 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The sessions are facilitated by Marie Eaton and Geof Morgan, writers, musicians and educators from Bellingham. Included are:
• On Friday, Oct. 13, a writing workshop from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $25; student tickets free.
• On Saturday, Oct. 14, a concert from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door; student tickets are free.
• On Sunday, Oct. 15, a free poetry reading from 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information and to register for any or all sessions, visit at methowathome.org.