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Lovitt Restaurant - Easter brunch/dinner
on Sunday 10:30 am to 7 pm, Seafood, April 4 & 5.Reservations highly reccomended. Lovittrestaurant.com or 509-684-5444, 149 Hwy 395 S., Colville.

Forget-Me-Not Presents Junk Drunk
, Sat., April 12, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm & Sun., April 13, 9:30 am to 3 pm. Vintage antiques, retro and salvaged goods and craft market, NE WA Fairgrounds Ag Trade Center, 411 W Astor, Colville. Vendor info at 509-684-8757, scrapbookgirl@plixtel.com.

George Winston Returns to Cutter - The Cutter Theatre welcomes back George Winston for a benefit matinee performance Sunday, April 13 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 and reservations are strongly encouraged, as this show will quickly sell out. This world-renowned pianist and composer delighted audiences at the Cutter Theatre in 2009. It was Winston himself who asked the Cutter Theatre for a return appearance for another benefit concert. Along with the Cutter Theatre, the local food bank will also be part of the evening; Mr. Winston encourages all those attend to bring canned items to donate to the Ione Food Bank. Winston’s latest album, Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2: A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit, is his third benefit album. All proceeds will be donated to groups working to clean-up after the oil spill. His album, Forest, won a Grammy award in 1994, while seven of his albums have gone Multi-Platinum, Platinum, and Gold. Winston founded his recording company, Dancing Cat Records, in 1983. George Winston grew up in Montana, and spent formative years in Mississippi and Florida. Influences in his musical background include such diverse performers as Floyd Cramer, the Doors, Thomas “Fats” Waller and Teddy Wilson; blues, R&B, rock and jazz have all had a part in Winston’s musical growth. He developed what he calls “folk piano” as a composition style. Winston has released thirteen albums, and tours extensively throughout the country, and is currently working on Hawaiian slack key guitar recordings, and continues to be inspired in his harmonica playing. For reservations to this exciting concert, contact the Cutter Theatre at 509-446-4108.

Play Auditions Reschuled - The Cutter Theatre’s production of the musical, “Free To Be, You And Me” has been rescheduled
. Due to a situation beyond the control of the Cutter, the play has been rescheduled for May of 2015. Those interested in auditions are asked to look at their 2015 calendar; the auditions are rescheduled for March of 2015. Information on the auditions will be available in January. If you have questions about this production, please contact the Cutter Theatre artistic director, Tara Leininger, at 509-446-4108.

F.S.C. - Family Support Center (A program of Rural Resources) is holding its annual Yard Sale
, April 25 & 26, 9 am to 6 pm at the new AA Storage, Hwy 395 (between Williams Lake & Spanish Prairie Rds.) Donations welcome. For delivery arrangements, please call 684-3796.

NEW Family Life Services C.P.C. Presents Liferun 2014
- 5k fun run/walk, 80 mile motorcycle run, Saturday, April 26. Motorcycles begin at 9 am, runners at 10. Line-up at Yep Kanum City Park. Motorcycle route is Colville to Northport via Aladdfin Rd to Hwy 25, back to colville on Hwy 395. 5k run/walk route, from Yep Kanum City Park south to Cedar Loop Rd., continue south up Shiloh Hill to the end of the cul-de-sac (water station at turn-around), and back north to park for finish. Pre-registration must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 7 to receive your T-shirt the day of the event. All registrations received after April 7 will have to pick up their T-shirrt at the center after May 15. All pre-registered participants must check in to the reghistration table prior to 8:45 am on the day of the event. Day of registration will be 7:20 am to 8”45. Questions? Email us at newfamilylifeservices@yahoo.com, call 509-684-9895 or come by the office at 144 W. 5th Ave., Colville. Pre-register online at http://familylifeservices.net. If you cannot participate but would like to volunteer, please email us or call.

Spokane Public Radio Presents a star panelist of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! Paula Poundstone
, May 8, 2014, The Bing, 7:30 pm. Tickets at TicketsWest.com, outlets, 800-325-seat.

Mountain Path Yoga offers Yoga classes
in the Iyengar and White Lotus traditions. Come experience yoga in our studio at 818 E. Columbia! Classes for all levels of experience!
• Introduction to Yoga
- Please call Sarah for information, 684-0965.
• Yoga on the Ball, Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 am, call Tifanie, 722-5281 for info.

April Classes & Events at the Meyers Falls Market
: Please visit www.MeyersFallsMarket.com or call 509-738-2727 for more information on any of our upcoming classes or events. Pre-registration is required for all classes- call or stop by the market to sign up!
• Friday, April 4th, 8pm: Open Mic. Join us for this fun community event in our café. Come perform or simply enjoy the FREE entertainment on the 1st Friday of every month throughout the winter. Everyone is welcome!
• Friday, April 18th, 4:30-6:30: Casual Wine Tasting. Drop-in anytime to sample 3 distinct wines from our selection of over 100 varieties. Tickets are only $2 and entitle you to save $2 off any bottle of that evening’s featured wines. Join us the 3rd Friday of every month through winter!
• Thursday, April 24th, 5:30-7:00pm: Living Gluten Free: PIZZA! with Raelynn Pass. Participants in this class will step-by-step instruction in making GF pizza dough. Everyone will get a chance to try their hand at making GF pizza dough, and then choose their own toppings for the pizzas we will make, bake, and eat in class. $15 fee includes: instruction, recipes, coupons and pizza party! Call or stop by the market to register.
Please contact the instructors directly for more information or to register for the following classes at Meyers Falls Market’s Community Connection Room
• Ongoing: Yoga classes in the Viniyoga style with Lisa Jekubik (RYT 500) of Blue Moon Yoga: Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:30am. Contact the instructor directly at 509-690-1742 or ljekubik@hotmail.com for more information.
• Eight Treasures Qigong Class. Qigong practices are Chinese health promotion exercises. This particular form is one of the oldest and most famous qigong methods. It is designed to build strong bones, increase tendon flexibility, strengthen the body’s energetic systems and balance the emotions. The movements are simple, yet powerful and it is an excellent method for beginners. Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45pm from April 15 to June 3rd. Location: Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls. For more information or to pre-register for the 8-week series, please contact the instructor, licensed acupuncturist Lauri McKean: 509-690-7977 or lamckean@gmail.com.
• Beginning Tai Chi Class. This Chinese energetic exercise is based in the soft martial arts. Its gentle, flowing movements are rooted in principles of postural alignment, releasing tension and efficiency of movement. Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm from April 15 to June 3rd. Location: Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls. For more information or to pre-register for the 8-week series, please contact the instructor, licensed acupuncturist Lauri McKean: 509-690-7977 or lamckean@gmail.com.
• Collage Fun: monthly workshop and get-together for all ages starting in April 12th. Come be creative in a supportive and fun environment! Contact Carol Vrba for more information at 509-722-6471
• Call to artists: May art show at Meyers Falls Market! Submit your original artwork of any media. The theme is “your favorite song lyrics or lines of a poem.” Contact Maggie for more information 738-2727.
• Call to artists: 5th Annual Recycled Art Show at Meyers Falls Market! Submit your original artwork made entirely from recycled materials. Submissions due April 19th. Visit our website for details.

China Bend Winery - The most healthy wine on the planet is made here in your own backyard!
Visit us soon to taste our delicious organic, sulfite-free, non-GMO vegan wines and gourmet foods. Spring sale at the winery. Big discounts now on case purchases. Tasting room & gift shop open daily - closed Sundays. 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, WA, on the Northport-Flatcreek Road, alson Lake Roosevelt, 800-700-6123, www.chinabend.com

Colville Chamber of Commerce meeting every Tuesday
at Noon at the Eagles Lodge 608 N Wynne Street. No host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting. Need not be a Chamber member to attend, everyone is welcom. Check the web site for schedule of events www.colville.com

Poster Contest for Cutter Auction
- The Cutter Theatre is holding a poster contest for its upcoming benefit auction. Event chairperson Cheri Winther is looking for a logo or design that would highlight both the Cutter Theatre and an auction. The winning designer will receive two tickets to any upcoming Cutter production, with their name in the auction program, and their introduction at the auction itself. The winning design will be used with the information for the event, including the following: date of event, May 10, 2014, time at 7:00pm, with a silent and bidding auction, spirits and beverages will sold. Deadline for entries was Friday , March 28th at 4:00pm. All entries should be sent to the Cutter Theatre at 302 Park Street, by mail to PO Box 133, Metaline Falls, WA 99153, or by email to cutter@potc.net. For more information, call the Cutter Theatre at 509-446-4108.

Daily Bread Store
- 136 East Cedar Loop, Open Monday through Thursday. (see ad for hours) Whole foods, non-GMO Bakery. Mondays: 3 Breads: Cinnamon Raisin Oat, 100% Whole Wheat, and 9-Grain. Order Azure Standard foods and products through the store. See website for details: www.cvjastore.com, or call (509-684-3627). Located on left, ground floor - Colville Valley Junior Academy building. Just past the flagpole.

Pro Bodyworks April Specials
- Help fill our window! Bring in 5 cans of food (minimum) for the Colville Food Bank and receive $5 off one of the following: Custom Facial, Massage, Hair Color, Foot Treatment ort Body Wrap. Update for colton Sears - Donations accepted by Pro Bodyworks and Key Bank account.

China Bend Winery – Happy Hour Fridays
at China Bend Winery. Starts at 4:30pm, features a variety of activities including open mike, country dance instruction, ping pong, etc. During Happy Hour, enjoy our delicious wines at 1⁄2 regular price by the glass or the bottle.

Child Advocates Needed
- A Unique Volunteer Opportunity. Join Stevens County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) investigating child abuse and speaking up for a child’s best interest in court. All training is provided. CASA is looking for common sense experts to advocate for children in Stevens County. This is your opportunity to impact the future of abused and neglected children in your community. Applications available by calling 509-685-0673, classes start soon.

"I am a senior citizen and live on a small income. Someone I really trusted stole all my prescription drugs and I can't afford to replace them," Right here in Stevens County. "I make my income with the tools that are in my shop. Somebody stole every tool I own." Right here in Stevens County. "If somone is mad at me, why would they harm my animals? That's what happened to me." Right here in Stevens County. We know that the impact of crime is devastating to a victim. And we want to help you. Victim assistance providers help victims understand and cope with the impact of crime. They help victims access victim compensation, develop safety plans, navigate the criminal justice and social service systems, and learn about their legal rights and options. If you or someone you know is a victim of crime help is available. Victim assistance providers promise to listen. To believe you. To help you stay safe. To not judge you. To inform you of your options. To help victims of crime rebuild their lives. There are providers Right here in Stevens County, you can call Family Support Center at 684 6139 - 24/7

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