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Featured Events in August 2014 are below.

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Featured Events

SPR at Art on the Green
, Friday-Sunday Aug 1-3, 2014 – FREE at North Idaho College Campus, Coeur d’Alene. Look for the SPR booth to meet with station staff and volunteers, and find out about upcoming fall events.

Lovitt Restaurant - Brent Purvis Jazz Quartet
, August 2, 6 to 9 pm, $40 per person includes a three course dinner. Look for our food at the CAdc booth at the NE Washington Fair, all proceeds go to support local farms. Sarah & Jesse Brown, Sat., August 16, outside, 6 to 8:30 pm, serving our regular menu. Reservations highly reccomended. Lovittrestaurant.com or 509-684-5444, 149 Hwy 395 S., Colville.

J. Foster Fanning, Photographer, Showing at Meyer Falls Market
in Kettle Falls, opening Sunday, August 3, from 4 to 6 pm. Showing to be held the entire month of August.

Events at Northern Ales
, 325 W. 3rd Ave., Kettle Falls, WA, 509-738-7382, www.northernales.com, for the month of August:
1st Karaoke with Fred
7th Sara Brown 6-8
8th Kettle River Renegade 7-10
14th Chet O'Keeffe 6-8
21st Justin Johnson 6-8
22 Northern Aliens 7-10
28th Michael Pickett 6-8
29th Move the Earth 7:30 Solo 8 unplugged 9:30 plugged in and ready to rock!

Calling all Alaskans – current and former. The first annual Alaska Picnic
will be held in the Colville City Park on Saturday, August 16, 11:00 am to ??. Be at the Kegel Cover (by the skate park) when the stories start flowing. Bring a dish to share and your utensils, chairs, drinks and stories. Come meet some old & new friends and share stories.

August Classes & Events at 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!
• Nutrition from the Garden. Introduction to Class Series
: Creating your Healthy Lifestyle. Thursday August 14th, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Debbie Rich, Certified Health Coach, of Body and Soil Nutrition, will teach a lecture style nutrition class highlighting the pillars of healthy eating. The class will include the basics of incorporating foods from the garden, creating a healthy meal plan on a budget, and nutritional information for common disease prevention. $8 pre-registration includes class instruction, fun recipes, healthy snacks from the Market, and a store coupon. Please call Meyers Falls Market to pre- register for this class.
• Pressure Canning
. Wednesday August 27th, 5:30-7:00 pm. Bonnie Stichart will demonstrate the pressure canning method. Canning methods will include seasonal low acid, local fruit or vegetable recipes, which can be replicated in your home kitchen. During demonstration, Bonnie will discuss safety and equipment, as well as the benefits of canning local foods. Class cost is $15, and includes recipes, light snacks, and a store coupon. Please call Meyers Falls Market to pre-register for this class.
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 Contact the instructor directly at 509-690-1742 or ljekubik@hotmail.com for more information.
• FOR KIDS! Story Telling, Bead work, and Art Drama ~ Class Series. Local Artist, Linda Shaw, will guide students (grades 1 through 8th) in 3 one hour long classes. Class series starts Wednesday, August 6th, following classes are August 13th, and August 20th. $10 per student for the series. For questions and registration please contact Linda Shaw at 509-684-2826.
• August art show at Meyers Falls Market! Stop in to see the Meyers Falls Market monthly Art Show! J. Foster Fanning is our Local Artist of the Month
, see his featured work throughout the Month of August. There will be an opening between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, Sunday, August 3rd. Contact Maggie for more information at frontdesk@meyersfallsmarket.com

Vintage Frenzy at Foxwood House
, Saturday only, August 9 from 10 - 5. 8th Season Outdoor Vendor Sale, $4 admission, 12 and under free. Over 40 amazing vendors, selling salvage, industrial, vintage, reworked, antiques and collectibles. Food, refreshments, wine and beer patio, ice cream, live music. Special three course tea, $10. Foxwood House, 125 Foxwood Drive, Newport, WA, 99156, 509-859-0097, www.foxwoodhouse.net. Located just off Hwy 2, five miles south of Newport, WA between mile markers 328 & 329.

Pend Oreille County Fair
, August 14 - 17, 2014. All fair pass, adults $6, 12 - 6, $2, 5+ under free. Check out the back page of this issue for all the details.

River Awakening Music Festival
, August 15, 16 & 17, at Stotts Stage in Curlew, Washington. Huge line-up of entertainment! $20 a day or $35 weekend pass includes free camping. No weapons, dogs, drugs, glass or alcohol. 17+ under free with adult. Driections from Republic, WA: Take Hwy 21 to Curlew, turn on Customs Road and follow signs to Entrance. Full hookups available. For more info find us on Facebook or email: ezlivingfarms@gmail.com.

China Bend Winery 2014 Garlic Faire
, Sat & Sun, August 16 & 17, noon to 5 pm, admission $5. The organic wine and gourmet food event where Garlic Is King! Featuring gourmet foods, live music, arts and crafts, and lots of garlic. 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, WA, on the Northport Flat Creek Road along Lake Roosevelt, 800-700-6123, www.chinabend.com.

Spokane Public Radio Presents - the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night
- Restored film & sound, one night only. Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm at the Bing Crosby Theatrer. Tickets $10 at KPBX, of call 509-328-5728 or visit 2319 N. Monroe St in Spokane.

Stacy Pelkie Photography at Cutter Gallery
- Photographer Stacy Pelkie will be the featured artist at the Cutter Gallery through August 22. The Gallery hours are M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm, and open during special Cutter events. Stacy Pelkie has been a photographer since childhood, her first camera being a Kodak Instamatic. In 2004, surgery was required to prevent the deterioration of her eyesight, but she still lost vision in one eye. What might have deterred another artist gave Stacy a renewed love for her craft. “I became even more passionate about everything I could see,” said Pelkie. “I became fascinated with capturing what I saw in the moment and the spirit of the people I interact with.” She became a professional photographer, beginning with senior and family portraits, six years ago, and now has her own studio at The Cutter Theatre. Pelkie’s photographs are filled with what one individual described as a spiritual truth, and the Cutter Gallery is excited to have this local photographer as a featured artist. For more information on Ms. Pelkie’s show, or any other information, contact The Cutter Theatre at (509) 446-4108 during regular business hours, or www.cuttertheatre.com, or on Facebook. The Cutter Theatre is located at 302 Park Street in Metaline Falls, WA.

Variety Show a Cutter Stage Favorite
- The Cutter Theatre will feature its annual Cutter Affair Variety Show August 29-30 at 7:00pm, and August 31 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $12.00 and reservations can be made by calling The Cutter Theatre at (509) 446-4108. The Cutter Affair Variety Show is part of the weekend festival, “Affair On Main Street” in Metaline Falls.The Cutter Affair Variety Show features local performers who provide the best entertainment in the area. Musicians, both vocalists and instrumentalists, as solo acts, duos or groups, in all age groups provide the perfect entertainment. Also featured are some of the Cutter Players in the continuing adventures of Bud and his pontoon boat. When we last saw Bud, his wedding boat idea had not stayed afloat, so it remains to be seen what plans Bud has come up with to make some money and pay off the boat. The Cutter Theatre artistic director, Tara Leininger, is looking for those who might have a talent to share. “We are looking for young performers willing to try out their talent on stage to our old-time favorites who haven’t been to the Cutter for awhile,” said Leininger. “Your talents in singing, dancing, musical instruments, or comedy routine are all welcome.” Auditions for the Variety Show are Friday, August 22, at 7:00pm on the Cutter stage. Individual audition times can be made by contacting Ms. Leininger at The Cutter Theatre. For more information on the Cutter Affair Variety Show, or any other information, contact The Cutter Theatre at (509) 446-4108 during regular business hours, or www.cuttertheatre.com, or on Facebook. The Cutter Theatre is located at 302 Park Street in Metaline Falls, WA.

Northeast Washington (N.E.W.) Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday
, 9am til 1pm, August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30, at Main & Astor in beautiful downtown Colville. Come celebrate with us, 40 years of bringing locally grown produce to our community.
• The Kids P.O.P. Club is going on every Market day, be sure to bring the kids down and sign up to receive $2 in free fruits and veggies, plus a free shopping bag, Kids POP Club button, and token bag. Educational, food activities on Saturdays; come join in the fun!
• Saturday, August 9th will be our big Birthday bash at the Market
, come on down! Birthday cake and fun activities will be going on.
• The month of August provides the year’s best month to eat in abundance, variety and in-season… you don’t want to miss the opportunity to feast like Royalty and savor all that can be grown right here in our Tri-county area! You’ll find local, fresh fruits, berries, veggies, farm fresh eggs, pastured poultry, meats, fresh ground flour and mixes, honey, baked goods, fresh hot foods, salsas, dips, flavored vinegars, fresh herbs and cut flowers, essential oils, soaps, lotions, quality clothing, jewelry, wood crafts and much more. For more information please visit our w e b s i t e a t www.newfarmersmarket.org, check us out on Facebook page or contact the market manager @ 675-8896.

North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club Train Rides
, 20 mile round trip rides along the beautiful Pend Oreille River
• Affair on Main Street, Aug. 30, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, Aug. 31, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, train leaves from Metaline Falls Park.
Tickets, $15 adults, $10 seniors over 65 & children 2 - 12. Children under 2 free. Call 1-877-525-5226, 6 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri. Reservations highly recommended. www.lionstrainrides.com.

Like to cook chili? - and show off your talents? Enter your chili in the Second Annual Blazing Spoons Chili Cook-Off
, September 20th, NEWA Fairgrounds, 11 - 6. Held in conjunction with the Blazing Saddles Bike Ride, there will be lots of festivities: live bands, judged chili, lots of chili eaters, bike riders everywhere, arena entertainment, beer garden! For more information, go to blazing100.org, or contact Lech Radzimski (lechenheimer@hotmail.com) or 509-981-4148.

Need a reason to get in shape? Train for the Blazing Saddles Bike Ride
, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colville. You can ride the 17 mile Family Fun ride, or other rides of about 40, 60 and 100 miles - whatever you set your sights on. Routes wind their way through our perfect NEWA scenery. Your registration will include a t-shirt, and a ticket to the Blazing Spoons Chili Cook-off, a family friendly event with live bands, arena entertainment, vendor booths, and a beer garden. September 20th, NEWA Fairgrounds.

Facebook.com/Addy2ndHand is the place to be to see the current inventory for Addy Second Hand
. See something you like? Come to Addy and check us out.

Mountain Path Yoga offers Yoga classes
in the Iyengar and White Lotus traditions. Come experience yoga in our studio at 818 E. Columbia! Happy Summer! Yoga practice supports your life, yoga class supports your practice! Please call Sarah, 684-0965, for information and class times.
• Yoga on the Ball, Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 am, call Tifanie, 722-5281 for info.
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

Treat yourself, or special someone, to the August Specials at Pro Bodyworks
. It’s HOT outside, come in for a COOLING Body Wrap - not only cooling but you lose inches as well - $45.00. European Hand & Foot Treatment - $30.00. 40% off a Haircut with any color service. Get a FREE Lip or Eyebrow wax with any facial. One hour massage - $45.00. Spray Tan ONLY $14.95!

Subtle Elements Yoga Studio
- All Ages, All levels - Yoga Therapy, Studio & privates available, contact owner and teacher, Katie Minter, indiakate13@gmail.com, 360-333-6154, Facebook: Subtle Elements. August Classes (All Beginning through Advanced Practice)
• Mondays: 12pm
• Tuesdays: 12pm & 5:30pm
• Wednesdays: 12pm & 5pm
• Thursdays: 5:30pm
• Yoga Nidra (Sleep Based Mindful Meditation)
• Wednesdays: 6:30pm

The Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are holding their annual photo contest
. Any photos taken at the Refuge by an amateur photographer may be entered in the contest which runs through August 15, 2014. For more information contact Joel Anderson at 509-732-4350, or email him at onionjoel@gmail.com.

The 16th Annual Banquet & Auction fund raiser for the N.E.W. Friends of NRA
is to be held on September 13, 2014, at the Colville Community College. Doors open and games begin at 4:30. Dinner tickets and raffle tickets are available at Clark’s All Sports and from committee members.

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

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the parties placing the “What’s Happening” announcement to keep the information current. Please notify us of any changes in your events listings. Deadline for listing upcoming events is the third Tuesday of the month prior to the issue in which you wish the announcement to run. Our email address is editor@northcolumbiamonthly.com, or fax your announcement to 509-684-3109. We run these listings as a courtesy to our readers and to event organizers on a space-available basis. Complete listings are at www.northcolumbiamonthly.com.

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