Take a hike
Methow At Home sponsors a 4-mile hike from the Lake Creek Trailhead at Pearrygin Lake to the group camp, with Deirdre Cassidy, on Friday (Oct. 20) starting at 11 a.m. Bring a lunch and be prepare for conditions. Register at methowathome.org.
Sign up for Nordic team
Registration for the Methow Valley Nordic team is open at https://methowvalleynordic.com/team-registration-23-24. There will be a pre-season meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Liberty Bell High School cafeteria. For more information, email email@example.com.
Methow Valley Ski Swap
The Methow Valley Winter sports swap returns on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Winthrop Barn. The sale is organized by North Cascades Mountain Guides as a fundraiser for the Methow Valley Nordic Team, with 15% of sales going to support the team. Friends of the Winthrop Library will also be conducted a bake sale. There is a $2-$5 suggested donation entry fee for shoppers aged 16 and older.
Vendors can arrive starting at 8:30 a.m. to set up their tables. The Barn will be open for shoppers from 10 a.m.-noon. For information about participating, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nordic team fundraiser
The sports swap will be followed on Saturday, Nov. 4, by Avant-Ski, a fundraiser social to support the Methow Valley Nordic Team. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn, and will feature music, beverages, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and screening of the film “The Trails,” a half-hour documentary by valley resident Mike Tuggy about the history of the Methow Valley Trail system and ski team. There will also be brief presentations by coaches, athletes, and Nordic Team Executive Director Nathan Grothe.
Tickets are $20. Visit https://methowvalleynordic.com/events/avant-ski-pre-season-community-gathering-and-fundraiser for more information.
Loup fundraiser in November
“Fall” for the Loup, the annual community auction fundraiser for the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, will be on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 5-9 p.m. at the Okanogan County Agriplex. There will be silent and live auctions and music for dancing provided by DJ Nolan Loucks. Tickets are $45; eight-person and 10-person tables are available. For information and to buy tickets, visit https://skitheloup.com.
Sports nutrition for youth
Join registered dietician Abby Bange and Cascade Endurance coaches Alison and Sam Naney for an informative evening on “Sports Nutrition for Youth Athletes,” on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop library. Nutrition is a key component to learn to recover well, prevent injury and improve health and performance, according to a press release about the free event. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.cascadeendurance.com/events.