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Featured Events in October 2014 are below.

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Featured Events

KPBX Kids’ Concert: Urban Coyote Bush Band
, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, 1-2 p.m. – FREE at River Park Square, 808 W Main Ave in Downtown Spokane. Folk songs from the Australian Bushland.

Onion Creek Fall Bargain Fair
, Sunday October 5 from 10 am to 3 pm. Bargains and fun for everyone! Great food by Onion Creek Smokers BBQ. Free admission to shoppers. Sales space $5, no charge to non-profits. Call Onion Creek General Store, 732-6648.

SPR Presents Dr. Zorba Paster
, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. The host of Zorba Paster On Your Health comes to Spokane with a Q&A and advice from his book, The Longevity Code. Meet a family doc who respects alternative treatments and talks common sense health. Tickets available through TicketsWest.

Stonerose Celebrates National Fossil Day
in Republic, WA. Round table discussions, speakers, local activities. Friday, October 10, featured speaker will be Dr. Bruce Archibald. Saturday, October 11, featured speaker will be Jack Nisbet. Go to wwwstonerosefossil.org for up to date infoamtion and location of events. 509-775-2295, stonerose@frontier.com.

China Bend Winery 2014 Grape Stomp
- Sunday, October 12, Noon to 5 pm, admission $5. Audience participation grape stomping, live music, grapewood barbeque, organic wines, gourmet foods. 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, WA 991141, on the Northport-Flat Creek Road along Lake Roosevelt, winery@chinabend.com, 509-732-6123, www.chinabend.com.

Halloween Costume Children and Pet Parade
, Friday, October 24, 2014, at 4:30 pm. Meet in costume at 4:15 at the Colville Fire Station. Plan to stay in town afterward for dinner and enjoy. Moonlight Madness Sale - Spooky savings from 7 pm to 10 pm. Enter to win door prizes at participating downtown businesses. Customer appreciation drawing at Barman’s Country Store at 230 S. Main Colville, WA, on the second floor at 10 pm. Sponsored by Colville Chamber of Commerce, 986 South Main Street, Suite B, Colville, WA, 99114, 509-684-5973.

Woodland Productions Presents - Barefoot in the Park
, a comedy by Neil Simon October 24 - 26 and October 31 - November 2. 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 3 pm on Sundays. Tickets, $12, $10 for students and seniors, purchase at the door.

Lovitt Restaurant - Octoberfest
, October 26 to benefit Riverwood Community School, four course dinner, $40 per person. Reservations highly reccomended. Lovittrestaurant.com or 509-684-5444, 149 Hwy 395 S., Colville.

Events at Northern Ales
, 325 W. 3rd Ave., Kettle Falls, WA, 509-738-7382, www.northernales.com, for the month of October:
• 2nd Sara Brown 6-9 - One of our favorite local singers. If you haven’t heard her yet you should.
• 3rd Karaoke 7-10 - Come and sing along with DJ Fred.
• 7th Colville Rotary Fundraiser Open to Public @ 5:30 - Reporter Sophia Aldous is trying to go to Kabul, Afghanistan in November. Sophia will be taking a 12-day journey to assist Colville Rotary Club and Rotary clubs in Kabul with Polio vaccinations in Afghanistan. She must raise $2,000 by the end of October. The event includes a desert auction, pool, dart and foosball tournaments. If the amount of necessary funds is exceeded, the extra money will be donated to Save the Children, the world's top independent charity for children in need. This evening is going to be fun, so even if you can't donate, come on in, Sophia will enjoy the company!
• 9th Michael Pickett 6-8 - One of the talented members of our local bands, Fire Creek. Out on his own, sharing with us his own music.
• 10th Kettle River Renegades 7-10
• 16th Justin Johnson 6-8
• 17th Open Mic 7-10
• 18th Savannah Blain CD release Party 7pm - Savannah is a young upcoming singer and songwriter who draws her influences from Amy Winehouse, ZZ Ward and Adele. Her voice is only to be described as soulful with a wide dynamic range and very intimate emotions sung with every note. She has been performing since the age of 9. She’s sung “The National Anthem” for various well known sporting events such as, The Spokane Indians, The Spokane Chiefs and The Fresno Grizzlies. She has just finished tracking her upcoming EP album “Along The Way” recorded with 2x Grammy Award Winning producer Justin Armstrong at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington. Savannah says she feels so blessed to have had so many talented musicians that have partaken in the release of her debut EP album which she’s been working on for the past 8 months. One of them being is Phil Petersen, a well known Seattle residing cellist that is featured on track 2 and 3 of her album. He’s composed songs for P!nk,Owl City,Lupe Fiasco Ft Ed Sheeran,Flo Rida,Gym Class Heroes,Adam Levine (Maroon 5),Brandi Carlile and Christina Perrie just to name a few. www.reverbnation.com/savannahblain
• 23rd Finessa Fann 6-8 - Lead singer for the Northern Aliens is coming out for a solo night.
• 24th Marshal McLean Band 7-10 - The Marshall McLean Band was born out of the Northwest, and it carries with it the unique sound that is becoming distinct to this part of the country. The four-piece band, based out of Spokane, has brought forth a fresh idea; that one can merge elements of thoughtful songwriting in folk, the driving force of rock, and the melodic accessibility of Americana and carve out a new genre - a kind of NW Americana Rock. Check them out at: www.marshallmcleanband.com
• 25th Karaoke Birthday Party all are welcome to come and participate!
• 30th Shay Walker 6-8 - A local Kettle Falls High School musician.
• 31st Halloween With Move the Earth 7-10 Come and show us your best VIKING!

Northeast (N.E.W.) Washington Farmers Market is open in October
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 & 29, bringing all of the autumn veggies and fruits, great for winter storage, to the Market. Apples, pears, plums, berries, pumpkins, potatoes, winter squashes, carrots, beets, onions, cabbages, and more. Pastured eggs and poultry, pastured longhorn beef, fresh local honey, fresh baked goods. Plus fresh hot foods and treats. Come see our beautiful handcrafted items and gifts. The Power of Produce (POP) Club is still going on, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am until 1pm. For children 5-12 years, come sign up and receive a shopping bag, token bag, bookmark and POP Club pin, plus two dollars in tokens from fresh fruits and veggies each day they visit the Market. N.E.W. Farmers Market, at the clock tower, at Main and Astor every Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, rain or shine, warm or cold. Please feel free to visit our website: newfarmersmarket.org for more information or visit our Facebook page. Or leave a message with our market manager, Arrow Flora at 675-8896

North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club Train Rides
, 20 mile round trip rides along the beautiful Pend Oreille River
• First Autumn Colors, Oct 4 & 5, 11 am , 1 pm & 3 pm, Train leaves from Ione Station.
• Second Autumn Colors, Oct 11 & 12, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 p,, Train leaves from Ione Station.
• Third Autumn Colors, Oct 18 & 19, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, Train leaves from Ione Station.
• Great Pumpkin Rides, Oct 25 & 26, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, Train leaves from Ione Station. Costumes encouraged!
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.

Volunteer Training Begins in October
. “Because of this (volunteer) training I feel more confident when I need to say "NO". You have helped me more that you will ever know.” Quote from a recent graduate. Family Support Center at Rural Resources is seeking volunteer advocates to answer our Help Line from their own phone. Instruction is provided partially online in your own home or in our office and in a classroom at Family Support Center in Colville. No experience is necessary, just a kind heart and willingness to listen and empower others in crisis. You must also commit to completing the training and serving for one year. Family Support Center provides advocacy services for victims of family violence, sexual assault, child abuse and all crimes. Former clients, men, and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Please contact Dianna Michaels at 509-685-6092 for an application and to take a step towards helping to end the abuse in Stevens County.

October 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!
• Fermented Foods-Kimchi and Sauerkraut. Saturday, October 11th, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. $15. Learn about the health benefits of fermented kimchi and sauerkraut, while preserving the abundance of fall harvest! Amber Brunson will demonstrate both recipes from start to finish, and will have extra for you to take home! Please bring two jars with lids. $15 pre-registration is required, and includes: instruction, recipes, samples, and a store coupon.
• Wine Tasting. Friday, October 17th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. $2. 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 fall and winter!
• Make Mozzarella Cheese! Thursday, October 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. $20. Join Michelle Lancaster for a fun 2 hour class to learn the miraculous process of turning milk into Mozzarella cheese. With a little guidance from the class, you will be able to make your own Mozzarella at home with very little equipment. Questions answered, lots of handouts, and the satisfaction of eating the finished product! $20 pre-registration is required, and includes: Instruction, samples, recipes, and a store coupon.
•Apple Bake-Off. A fundraiser for the Kettle Falls Food Bank. Saturday, October 25th, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Enter your best apple dessert in this fun contest to benefit our local food bank. We will provide free apples to participants, to pick up at the Market between October 19 -24. Entries must be received Friday Oct. 24th, before 7 pm, or Saturday from 9-10 am. A panel of judges will taste each one & declare a winner. First prize will include a gift certificate to Meyers Falls Market. The public is invited to sample 3 desserts for a suggested donation of $5.
• Canning Applesauce. Saturday, October 25th 1:00 to 3:00 pm. $15. Lauri McKean will demonstrate how to can apples, to preserve your harvest for winter! $15 pre-registration is required, and includes: Instruction, recipes, samples, and a store coupon.
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.
• Spiritual Study Group. Sunday, October 21st, 4:00 PM. The HÜMÜH Buddhist Center is hosting a Satsang spiritual study group. Come listen to the Wisdom Master’s recorded words about “The Logic of Clear Communication” and explore their meaning with the Satsang. Everyone is welcome to attend. Donations are accepted. For more information, call (509) 476-0200.
• October Art Show at Meyers Falls Market! Stop in to see the Meyers Falls Market monthly Art Show! October’s theme is Fiber Art. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie: frontdesk@meyersfallsmarket.com
Celebrate Eleven Years with KYRS - Saturday, Nov 19 at 7 pm, at the Luxe Ballroom, 1017 W. First Ave. in downtown Spokane. Appetizers, drinks, live music, and fabulous silent auction items. It’s the party of the year! Kids under 13 are free. Tickets at KYRS.ORG or 509-747-3012.

Colville Toastmasters is an excellent way to get over being shy or nervous while speaking to others
. We guide you through simple 5-7 minute speeches about yourself so, you know the subject well!! You may want to start testing the waters with a "Table Topics" try at just 1-2 minutes, llike I did! The focus is on improving your comfort and it is all self paced! Current members are doing the same thing, and are on all different levels, so you will get to know us and see how we overcome our issues with speaking to others! Every meeting is packed with fun as well as being helpful! You get a mentor who will go out of their way to help with any struggle you may have, we all want to succeed, and we want you to succeed as well! Come and watch to see how it is done with humor and integrity! Don’t let us keep having fun without you! Our location has changed, we are now located at the H E C building across from the hospital, Tuesday nights at 5:30—we are punctual about when we start and when we end, speeches are timed as well, I challenge you to improve your speaking skills! For more information, and a nudge if you need one, call Linda Murphy at (509) 685-2187.

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! Fall back into your practive! Fall is a great time to draw inward and get back to what matters in your life. Ongoing classes, private sessins available by appointment. 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 to the Sapphire Spa Package at Pro Bodyworks
. This two hour spa treatment for $105 includes a one hour massage, 1/2 hour facial and 1/2 hour European Hand & Foot treatment. For an additional $10, you can upgrade the spa package to the Himalayan Salt Sone Detoxifying Massage. You can also add the Deep Conditioning Hair & Scalp Treatment for $15 more. Book two packages, bring a friend of family member and get $10 off each package. Sale on all in stock retail products - 10% off.

Subtle Elements Yoga Studio
- All Ages, All levels - Yoga Therapy, Studio & privates available. Now introducing Sound Healing & Hatha Gong. Contact owner and teacher, Katie Minter, indiakate13@gmail.com, 360-333-6154, Facebook: Subtle Elements. Fall Schedule 2014 (All Beginning through Advanced Practice)
• Mondays: 12pm
• Wednesdays: 12pm & 5pm
• Thursdays: 5:30pm
• Sundays: 11:30 am
Hatha Gong
• Tuesdays: 6:15 pm
Yoga Nidra (Sleep Based Mindful Meditation)
• Wednesdays: 6:30pm
• Sundays: 1 pm

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.

Colville Yoga and Pilates
, 101 S. Oak St, at Colville Fitness Center, invites you to strengthen and balance yourself with 14 classes each week to assist you. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Small classes with easy instruction and guaranteed results. Decide, Commit, Succeed. Restorative and athletic classes available. See the website at colvilleyoga.com and sign up today to changes your life.

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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