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Featured Events in November 2014 are below.

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Featured Events

KPBX broadcasts live from the Fall Folk Festival
, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. – FREE at Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium, Mission at Greene. Verne Windham and Carlos Alden host a sampling of musical artists. Be part of the audience in the Lair Auditorium as the event is broadcast live on KPBX.

Documentary Movie Showing: 'Bringing It Home'
. November 15th, 6pm. At the Rendezvous Theatre, Colville Campus of Spokane Community College, 985 S. Elm, Colville. Join us for this 52 minute documentary about the possibilities of industrial hemp production. You can purchase your ticket at Meyers Falls Market. $5 for adults, $3 for students.

China Bend Winery 2014 Nouveau Wine Barrel Tasting Event
- Sat & Sun, Nov 15 & 16, Sat & Sun, Nov 22 & 23, Noon to 5 pm, admission free. Taste & compare the 2014 “Nouveau” or “New Wine” with older vintages from the oak barrels. See why we allow Mother Nature to take her sweet time to bring our wines to perfection! 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, on the Northport-Flat Creek Road along Lake Roosevelt, 509-732-6123, winery@chinabend.com, www.chinabend.com

Celebrate Eleven Years with KYRS
- Saturday, Nov 15, 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! Kinds under 13 free. Tickets at KYRS.org or 509-747-3012.

SPR Presents Pearl Django
, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Spend an elegant evening with energetic and exciting Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhart and the Hot Club of France. The group adds traditional jazz classics and the feel of American swing for an unforgettable musical delight. “Irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike,” says the Seattle Weekly. Tickets available beginning Oct. 16 through TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT or online at TicketsWest.com.

Biochar Community Conversations in Ferry County

• Introduction to biochar - Curlew Civic Center, Nov. 18, 7 - 8:30 pm
• Biochar technology and production - Republic, Elementary School, 30306 East Hwy 20, Nov. 20, 7 - 8:30 pm, Curlew Civic Center, Dec. 2, 7 - 8:30 pm. Let’s explore opportunities to convert waste biomass into valuable products. Biochar will be the focus as community leaders and citizens collaboratively determine if, how and where we can recycle biomass waste into marketable products and renewable energy. Contact Gloria Flora at ask_us@biochar-us.org or cell 406-459-3486, www.biochar-us.org, or Facebook: Biochar-NE Washington Biochar.

KPBX Kids’ Concert: Songs of Hope in Hard Times
-Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 1-2 p.m. – FREE at the Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Brad Keeler and Linda Parman present a survey of music of the Depression era, from Woody Guthrie to Broadway and Hollywood.

The Northeast Washington Farmers Market wishes to thank all of the people
who come to the Market and support locally grown foods, and arts. We look forward to seeing all of you next spring. The last of the Market was October 29th. Our annual fall meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16th, from 3-6pm in the Colville Library basement meeting room. This meeting is open to anyone interested in volunteering, or selling at the Market next year. If you have any questions please contact the manager at 675-8896.

Lovitt Restaurant - Closed for our annual break
, November 12 - 29. Reservations highly reccomended. Lovittrestaurant.com or 509-684-5444, 149 Hwy 395 S., Colville.

Now Open - Barreca Vineyards!
Pure and simple grape wines, organic and locally grown. Tastings, Saturdays, 12 - 4 pm, or call 509-738-6155 to schedule. BerrecaVineyards.com

Events at Northern Ales
, 325 W. 3rd Ave., Kettle Falls, WA, 509-738-7382, www.northernales.com, for the month of November:
• 6th Sara Brown 6-8
• 7th Karaoke with Fred 7-10
• 13th Michael Pickett 6-8
• 14th Northern Aliens 6-10
• 15th Closed to the Public Private Wedding
• 20th Shay Walker 6-8
• 21st Open Mic 6-10
• 27th Closed Happy Turkey Day
• 28th Music 6-10 Black Friday Specials!

November 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!
• Cooking with Super Seeds
. Sunday, November 9th 2:00-3:30 pm. $15. Lauri McKean will teach about the health benefits of chia, flax, and hemp seeds. You will learn to make healthful recipes, sample your product, and take recipes to create at home! $15 pre-registration is required, and includes: instruction, hands on learning, recipes, samples, and a store coupon.
• Make Gluten Free Holiday Pie! Thursday, November 13th 5:30-7:30 pm. $15. Raelynn Pass will guide you through her perfected gluten free pie crust creation. You will sample her product, and make your own mini pie. Great timing for holiday pie season! $15 pre-registration includes: sampling, experiential learning, recipes, and a store coupon.
• Fermented Drinks~ Kombucha & Kefir, Saturday, November 15th, 2:00-3:30 pm. $15. Amber Brunson will highlight the health benefits of incorporating fermented drinks to your regular diet. Amber will demonstrate how to make Kombucha and Kefirs, share recipes, and encourage discussion. $15 pre-registration includes class instruction, recipes, samples, and a store coupon. Please bring two jars with lids.
• Wine Tasting. Friday, November 21st, 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!
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.
• Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Beliefs, November 9th, Second Sunday’s, 10:30 am. Free. Call Sue Richardson for more details. 509-684-8825.
• Art Class- Seasonal/Holiday Block Printing Class
, Four Class Series. Wednesday, November 12th, Nov. 19th, Dec. 3rd, and Dec. 10th, 5:00-6:30 pm. Age range from 5th graders through adults. $25 per-person for all four classes. Email or call instructor, Willow Misterly to pre-register. Willow.misterly@gmail.com or 509-684-6406.
• Spiritual Study Group. Sunday, November 23rd 4:00 PM. Donations Accepted. 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. For more information, call (509) 476-0200.
• November Art Show at Meyers Falls Market
! Stop in to see the Meyers Falls Market monthly Art Show! Novembers featured artist is Willow Misterly, printmaker and mixed media artist. Willow is also teaching an art class in the Community Connection Room through November/December. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie: frontdesk@meyersfallsmarket.com

Christ, the Savior is Born: A Nativity Display
and Local Musical Performances. Begin the Christmas Season enjoying numerous Nativity displays, Artwork from the life of Christ, and local musical performances. Everyone is invited! Friday Dec. 5th, open 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, with local musical performances 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday Dec. 6th open 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 260 E. Juniper Street, Colville, WA. This is a free event for everyone.

KPBX Kids’ Concert: Sixteen Strings
- Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 1-2 p.m. – FREE at the Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. The string quartet led by bassist Greg Youmans shows off the members of the violin family with a variety of music genres.

KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale Donation Day
- Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Spokane Public Radio. Donate your gently-used records, CDs, and DVDs for the annual Recordings and Videos Sale to take place February 21 & 22.

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.

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 Thanksgiving! Keep your inner peace during the Holidays with Yoga! Intro to Yoga will begin again Jan. 15 - Feb 19, 2015. Thursday evenings, 6 - 7:30, six week session for $66. Please call Sarah, 684-0965 for info & to register.
• 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 change 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

Cancer Outreach Center
- I’d like to thank our community for their past support to Stevens County Relay For Life. Our Relay supports a local Cancer Transportation Fund. In 2005 by concerned citizens saw a need to have travel funding available for cancer patients in our county undergoing treatments. In cooperation with Tri-County Health District, Relay for Life and Cancer Outreach Center at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, a fund was established in October 2006. These funds provide fuel vouchers allowing cancer patients to travel for medical treatments. Since its inception, we have been helping cancer patients get to their oncologists for life saving treatments. The vouchers are free to those Stevens County cancer patients in treatment with only have two restrictions, one to currently be in a cancer treatment program and two to reside within the county limits. The American Cancer Society’s annual Stevens County Relay For Life also recognizes donations at the $300 level as an in-kind sponsorship for any given year. Last year we sufficient fund to help 18 families, 5 of them twice ensuring they received the treatment they required. Unfortunately, the popularity of this fund has exhausted our current funding. Currently we are now unable to help others until additional donations are received. Any donation you can afford will let us continue this support.Donations can be made directly to: “Tri-County Health – Cancer Fund”. Tri-County Health District, Atten: Melanie Vaagen, 240 E. Dominion, Colville, WA 99114.

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