Methow At Home offers “Self-Compassion and Well-Being,” a brief introduction to self-compassion practices presented by Sharon Cohen, on Thursday (Feb. 8) from 1-2 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. Register for the free event at methowathome.org.
Local botanist Dana Visalli will give a free power point talk on “The Alpine Wildflowers of the World” on Friday (Feb. 9) at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop library community room. Sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society, the program features the weird and wonderful adaptations of wildflowers to life in the cold alpine zones of the world, and includes images from the mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Immerse yourself in the soothing waves of a sound bath on Friday (Feb. 9) at the Methow Valley Wellness Center in Winthrop from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and on Sunday (Feb. 11) at Head and Heart on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop from 7-8 p.m. Cost is $15 per session. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methow Valley United Methodist Church will mark the beginning of Lent with worship and the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
Free tax help
AARP Tax-Aide will be doing tax returns for free at The Cove in Twisp again this year. AARP membership is not required and the program is open to taxpayers of all ages. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 211. For information about the program, visit https://taxaide.aarpfoundation.org.
Introduction to mindfulness
Sharon Cohen offers a five-week class, “Introduction to Mindfulness,” on Thursdays from Feb. 15 through March 14 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Cove 2 in Twisp. Learn mindfulness techniques to deal with many life situations. Cost is on a sliding scale up to $60; free to Cove clients. The first class is free to all. Call (509) 449-2594 or email email@example.com for information.
Housing Solutions Network update
The annual community update meeting for the Housing Solutions Network will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Twisp Valley Grange from 5:30-7 p.m.
The meeting gives member organizations a chance to report on progress related to projects that aim to meet housing needs.
Child care will be available for ages 3 and older; snacks provided. RSVP for child care by Feb. 5 at Room One, (509) 997-2050. For information, visit https://methowhousingtrust.org.
Valentine’s Day dinner
Sun Mountain Lodge offers a Valentine’s Day romantic dinner for two with reservations available from 5-9 p.m. Cost of $125 per person includes live entertainment. Call (509) 996-4707 for reservations.
MORE THAN A DANCE
The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp hosts a Valentine’s Day party with the theme “Dancing through the Decades,” on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The fundraising event will feature live performances of songs and dances popular from the 1940s forward. Fred Cooley and friends will sing classic love songs, and there will be duets by Rebecca Gallivan and Roberto Salina.
Local dancers will perform classic dances such as Swing Dance, the Cha Cha Slide, Breakdance and the Cupid Shuffle. DJ Bullfrog’s playlist includes popular songs through the decades.
Desserts, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails will available to purchase, along with auction items to bid on including special desserts created by local chefs.
Cost for couples is $40; $20 for singles. A limited number of group and private tables for two are available. For information and tickets go to https://methowcommunity.org/news-and-events/, or mail checks to P.O. Box 565 Twisp, WA 98856, or stop by the office.
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Methow At Home hosts a free “Tech Café Open House” on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp, from 1-4 p.m. Methow At Home volunteers Peter Bauer and Dan Runyon, along with Conrad Billman of the NCW Tech Alliance, will be on hand to help you with your phones and/or laptops. There will be snacks and drinks. Register at methowathome.org. Email email@example.com with your needs such as struggles with your laptop or phone that might keep you from engaging in the ever-changing technological landscape.
The local branch of Braver Angels, a nationwide nonprofit devoted to bridging political divides, will host a free “Depolarizing Within” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 2-5 p.m. at the Winthrop library. Participants will learn and practice skills of listening and speaking in a safe, highly structured setting. Anyone age 16 and older is welcome. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/depolarizing-within-central-eastern-washington-alliance-registration-789884595087. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Methow Valley PTA will host informal gatherings on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 21 at the Coaches’ Lounge, across from the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The meetings are open to the community.