MV FoodShed open house
The Methow Valley FoodShed hosts a fall open house at the farm stand in Winthrop (521 Highway 20) on Friday (Oct. 20) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet the folks behind the scenes and learn about the new self-serve farm stand. Light locally grown snacks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methow Recycles’ monthly repair café will be on Saturday (Oct. 21), from 10 a.m.-noon at The Cove in Twisp. 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 not be leaking fluids or hazardous in any way. You must stay with your item 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 email@example.com.
Soil, nutrition and sustainable farming
Friends of the Winthrop Library (FOWL) and Bluebird Grain Farms will host a free discussion with “What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health” authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle at the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (Oct. 21), from 6-8:30 p.m. Dig in for a discussion about the connection between soil, nutrition and sustainable farming. For more information and to register, visit www.winthroplibraryfriends.org/events. A Zoom option will be available. Email FOWL98862@gmail.com with name and number attendees to register for a link for Zoom access. (The event was originally scheduled for the Winthrop library but was moved because of the number of people interested.)
About our glaciers
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp will host “Reading the Landscape, the Ice Sheet Left Behind,” a presentation by Ralph Dawes, on Sunday (Oct. 22), from 5-6:30 p.m. Dawes will discuss his views on how the glacial landscapes of the Okanogan region and northern Waterville Plateau originated, and will talk about the work he is doing to develop a model of the origin of glacial features of the Okanogan region.
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 remaining schedule:
• Monday, Oct. 23, noon-1 p.m., Twisp Valley Grange, Twisp Valley Grange, The Cove, Cascadia Music, Kiwanis, Blue Sky Minds, Free Masons, Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, Methow Valley Community Center.
• Monday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-noon, Methow Trails, Winthrop, Methow Trails, Methow Valley Trails Collaborative, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Winthrop Rink, Methow Recycles, Methow Valley Nordic, Friends of the Pool, Methow Cycling Team Education Association.
Help with home sharing
Methow At Home will host a free discussion about overcoming barriers to home sharing, with facilitator Anna Marie Pluhar, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Twisp Wellspring in the Methow Valley Community Center, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register, visits methowathome.org.
Grange Harvest potluck
The Twisp Valley Grange’s monthly “Farmer and Community Potlucks with a Purpose” is on Wednesday (Oct 25), featuring music by Ken Bevis, Byron Odion and Dwight Filer and an open mic for sharing a short funny story about this year’s growing season. The free event starts at 5:30 p.m. The Grange Hall will be decorated for a party, so wear your party clothes. Bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to share. Plates and utensils will be provided.
School retirees meet
The Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at Community Presbyterian Church of Omak, 9 S. Birch St., Omak. Brewster teacher and OCSRA grant winner Cindy Brown will speak. For information, call (509) 429-0292.
Halloween at the Community Center
The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp will host a fun-filled Halloween Day (Tuesday, Oct. 31) event with activities for kids from youngsters to teens and adults, from 5-8 p.m.
The gym will be transformed into “Happy Halloween Lane,” where children can trick-or-treat through a maze of friendly inflatable characters — nothing scary. The free event is supported by Winthrop Kiwanis and local business sponsors.
A zombie-themed haunted house (with a separate entrance) will be stage at the same time, in the center’s main building. Students from the Independent Learning Center are making creepy props, sets and costumes. They will be joined by other teens and volunteers, transforming the community center into a spooky fun experience for older kids and adults. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The entrance fee is $5 and the proceeds will support the Community Center’s ongoing efforts to update and enhance the facility.
Joe Marver of Twisp River Suites is sponsoring the haunted house, and provided three animatronic zombies.
Volunteers are needed to help set up the event or hand out candy in the gym. appreciated. For more information or to volunteer for either event, call Anita at (509) 997-2926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methow At Home will host a remembrance ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Twisp Town Park picnic shelter. Light a candle, place a photo or name or whatever feels right for you. There will also be time to share a story, poem, music, food, or silence to honor our loved ones who are no longer here. To register for the free event, visit methowathome.org.
All about bats
The Methow Conservancy’s next First Tuesday program (Nov. 7) will be a Zoom-based presentation on “The Bats of Washington State,” with Niki Desautels of Bats Northwest. The free event begins at 7 p.m. Register at https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events. Learn about the bats that share your backyard.
Veterans Day in Brewster
A Veterans Day event will be held at the Brewster Legion on Saturday, Nov. 11, including a member drive spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. At noon there will be a ceremony to burn old American flags. The dinner is free for members whose dues are paid up. For information, email email@example.com.