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Featured Events in July 2014 are below.

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Featured Events

China Bend Winery Presents their 27th Annual Summer Party
- July 5, Noon to 5 pm. Celebrate the Summer season with us. Enjoy live music, family entertainment, games, and good food at our beautiful Winery Estate on Lake Roosevelt. Take a dip in the river, explore the vineyards and gardens, or sample our latest Headache-Free Organic Wines and Gourmet Foods. Admission $10. China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, WA, on the Northport-Flat Creek Road along Lake Roosevelt, 800-700-6123, www.chinabend.com.

Lovitt Restaurant - Patio open! Closed July 4
. Reservations highly reccomended. Lovittrestaurant.com or 509-684-5444, 149 Hwy 395 S., Colville.

The Stevens County Stompers are hosting Square Dance lessons
with a local caller. The classes start in July after the fourth. All ages, teen and up are welcome. The cost is $5.00 per single or $8.00 per couple, per lesson/class. Please call Melissa at 684-8632 for more details.

Calling all teens! Learn something new this summer from a blue ribbon clogge
r. Clogging is fun and great exercise. Summer session begins Tuesday, July 8. Please call 684-8632 for more details.

Downtown Colville’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Faire
, July 17, 18 and 19. Cruise-In Car Show, Friday, July 18, 5 - 7 pm in Astyor Court.

China Bend Winery and Colville Yoga present - Vino & Vinyasa Yoga Summer Retreat
, July 18, 19 & 20, 2014. Get into the flow of yoga, wine & garden cuisine with this eeekend celebration of a healthy lifestyle. Have the time of your life! Cost is only $200 for the complete package. For more info, 509-675-1987 or go to colvilleyoga.com

Events at Northern Ales
, 325 W. 3rd Ave., Kettle Falls, WA, 509-738-7382, www.northernales.com, for the month of July:
• July 3 - Sara Brown Solo, 6 pm
• July 4 - Closed
• July 10 - Acous Dick, 6 pm
• July 11 - 6 Strings and Pearls, 7 pm
• July 17 - Michael Pickett, 6 pm
• July 18 - Open Mic, 7 pm
• July 19 - Riverwood Fundraiser
• July 24 - Jesse Brown, 6 pm
• July 25 - Northern Aliens, 7 pm
• July 31 - Justin Johnson, 6 pm
• Every Thursday, test your pool skills during the Pool Tournament, 6 pm.

Riverwood School presents the 2014 Riverwood Musicfest at Northern Ales
, on July 19 from 6 - 10pm. This fundraiser for Riverwood School will include a silent auction, raffle and the following music acts: Mountain Melodies Chorus; Pickett; Stazya and the Naturals..and the amazing Scotia Road, from Newport, WA. Come on down for a great family evening of fun, food, beverages and music, and support Riverwood School's incredible new programs and curriculum for children.

International photographer and teacher David Beckstead will be running beginning, intermediate and advanced photography courses
this summer at the Riverwood School, as a fundraiser for the school. First off is a beginning 3 hour course: Intro to Cameras and Composition. David will teach you the basics of: 1. What camera fits you best; 2. All about lenses; 3. Camera settings; 4. Compositional concepts: how to make a better image. “With some cool tricks I have learned in my almost 2 decades of professional photography, I can advance your skills with a camera by a tremendous amount in 3 full hours! You will walk away a better photographer!” -David Beckstead. $45 for early registration, held at Riverwood School, 146B Buena Vista Dr., Colville. Register at https://www.fisheyeconnect.com/workshop/3851/intro-to-cameras-and-compositons.aspx.

The Cutter Theatre Presents the Fifth Annual Selkirk International Film Festival.
An evening of locally and regionally produced short films with filmmakers on hand to answer questions. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7 pm. Tickets $5, wine beer, and refreshments available. Serkirkfilmfestival@yahoo.com, www.cuttertheatre.com, 509-446-4108.

July 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!
• Intro to Home Food Preservation
. Thursday, July 10th, 6:00- 7:30 pm. Join Lauri McKean as she provides introductory information on home foods preservation. This lecture style class will illuminate various preservation techniques, the science behind them, benefits of each, and equipment needed. Techniques to be covered include: canning, pickling, jams & jellies, storage, dehydration, and freezing. Class cost is $5, and includes a store coupon. Please pre-register at Meyers Falls Market.
• Canning: Water Bath. Tuesday, July 29th, 5:30-7:00 pm. Bonnie Stichart, WSU Food Safety Preservation & Information Assistant, will demonstrate water bath canning methods. Canning methods will include seasonal & 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 pre-register at Meyers Falls Market.
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.
• Collage Fun: Saturday, Saturday July 12th, monthly workshop. Come be creative in a supportive and fun environment! This class is ongoing, the second Saturday every Month, with a $10 suggested donation, and includes all materials. Contact Carol Vrba for more information at 509-722-6471.
• July art show at Meyers Falls Market! Stop in to see the Meyers Falls Market monthly Art Show! The July theme is ‘SUMMERTIME’. Contact Maggie for more information at frontdesk@meyersfallsmarket.com

Meyers Falls Market Art Gallery Features ~ J. Foster Fanning, Local Artist of the Month, in August
. There will be an opening between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, Saturday, August 3rd.

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.

The Northeast Washington (NEW) Farmers Market
is open every Wednesday and Saturday, from 9am until 1pm at Astor and Main in beautiful downtown Colville. The early season produce is on; salad greens, radishes, green onions, asparagus and more… plus farm fresh eggs, pastured poultry is now available, baked goodies, local mountain honey, award winning birdhouses, hand-carved spoons, lotions, soaps, silver jewelry, clothing, plus hot foods for breakfast or lunch. It’s been 40 years of our local farmers offering locally grown produce here at the NE Washington Farmers Market, come celebrate the season with us, and watch for new events and a ‘birthday party’ in the making. For more information visit our website at www.newfarmersmarket.org or 675-8896. “Where good things are growing!”

• KPBX Kids’ Concert: Moko Jumbie
, Friday, July 18, 2014, 12 p.m. – FREE at the Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Cool reggae/calypso music to beat the summer heat. Bryan Bogue, Paul Raymond, Rick Westrick, and Angus Nunes present the unique sound of Trinidadian steel drums, vibraphone, and other percussion instruments.

Spokane Public Radio is moving to a Sound Future
- KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ all moving to a new home. New facilities will double working space and triple production capacity. We will grow the news, arts coverage, and local programming you depend on. But it depends on contributions made now. Make a difference in our communities that lasts for generations. Call 509-328-5729 or 800-328-5729 or visit SpokanePublicRadio.org/moving for information.
• 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.

Chewelah Chataqua Event - Everyone is invited to Chataqua 2014, July 11th, 12th & 13th in beautiful Chewelah Washington! Chataqua is in its 41st year and is better than ever! Three days of fine Juried Arts and Crafts, Free CenterStage Entertainment, Food Court, Beer Garden, Carnival, Children's Pavilion and special events including a Parade, Fun Run, Golf Tournament and much more! Chataqua is held in the City Park on Hwy 395 just a short drive from Spokane. Chewelah Chataqua is an up-dated version of an American tradition established at Lake Chautauqua, New York, in 1874. Every summer, thousands flocked to the Chautauqua grounds to hear and see lecturers, musicians, artists, actors, explorers, evangelists, poets and presidents. It became so successful, that traveling Chautauqua set out by rail to bring this unique form of entertainment to the nation’s hinterlands. Huge tents were set up and the programs lasted ten days and nights. President Teddy Roosevelt once declared, “Chautauqua is the most American thing in America!” The New York site continues to draw thousands of visitors to the compound each summer. Community Celebrations adopted the concept of Chautauqua for Chewelah in 1974, simplified the spelling of the name to Chataqua, and condensed the entertainment to three and one half days. Ranked as the third largest event of its kind in the State of Washington, Chewelah's CHATAQUA continues to attract over 50,000 visitors to this fun festival for folks of all ages. To Schedule an interview or for more information contact the Chataqua Director – Sharon Ludwig at 509-936-0275. More information, event schedules and lodging info can be found at www.ChewelahChataqua.com. Chewelah Chataqua is a community event presented by Community Celebrations Inc. a registered 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization.
• Don’t miss “Chewelah Day” on the 10th.

KYRS Marmot Fest 2014
, July 12, Glover Field, the Northwest’s only solar-powered music festival! Tickets are on sale now at all TicketsWest outlets and at marmotfest.com.

11th Annual Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival
, July 12 & 13, 2014, Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, City Park, 1st & Calispel, Newport WA. Spend the day or the weekend browsing through our unique artists, artisans and growers booths in a woodland park setting. Have lunch or relax in the wine & beer garden, while enjoying live music of regional entertainers both days. Admission, adults $6 per day/$10 weekend; $5 for tour bus attendees, children 12 & under free. www.povlavenderfestival.com, lavenderfestival@live.com, Loyce Akers, director, 509-671-0295.

Downtown Colville’s Sidewalk Sale is quickly approaching
! July 17, 18, & 19. Outside vendors are welcome to join our sidewalks to increase the festivities. Contact R.E. Lee Shoe Co., 509-685-1733 or the Colville Chamber of Commerce, 509-684-5973 to sign up.

North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club Train Rides
, 20 mile round trip rides along the beautiful Pend Oreille River.
• Down River Days, July 26, 1 pm & 3 pm, July 27, 11 am & 1 pm, train leaves from Ione Station.
• 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.

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

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 body Works - Specials for July!
Spa Package - one hour massage & custom facial $80 * Buy one Spray Tan get 2nd for 1/2 price * Bikini Wax, $30 * Brazilian Wax, $50 * Buy a hair color, massage or facial, get 20% off next booked appointment. See our ad in this issue for a list of our services. Your name goes into a drawing for a $50 prize when you Like us on Facebook and mention the advertised special.

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. Spring Schedule:
• Hat Tha Yoa Beginning - Advanced: Monday, 10 am & 12 pm, Tuesday, 12 pm & 5 pm, Wednesday, 12 pm & 5 pm, Thursday, 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am.
• Hat Tha Gentle Yoga: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am
• Kids Yoga: Monday, 3:30 pm, ages 5 - 10, Tuesday, 3:30 pm, ages 11- 18.
• Yoga Nidra (sleep based meditation) Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Thursday, 6:30 pm & Sunday, 12:30 pm.
• Contact Katie for prices and more info on classes and workshops.

Help Celebrate the 75th Anniversay of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with these activities and events:
• July 12 - Join the annual Butterfly Count.
• July 26 - The Blue Goose Chase Family Fun Bike Ride

For more information, please go to the Friend website: refugefriends.com

16th Annual Rock Cut Blues
, July 25 & 26, 2014, 4 miles north of Orient, WA, on Hwy 395. Info at 509-738-2350, btholmes@wildblue.net, www.rockcutblues.com. Weekend pass $50, camping available. No dogs please.

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.

Save the date - September 13! Northeast Washington Friends of the NRA are hosting their annual banquet and auction
on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:30 pm at the Colville College Campus. You are welcome to join in a fun-filled evening and help support local shooting sports. Dinner tickets or packages are available at Clark’s All-Sports or 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

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