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Featured Events in September 2014 are below.

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Featured Events

Colville Community Blood Drive
- Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Colville Community Blood Drive Volunteer led by Lori Matlock, NE Washington Fairgrounds, Ag Trade Center, Tuesday, September 9, from 11:30 am to 6 pm. INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. A single donation can save the lives of up to three people.

Lovitt Restaurant - Patio is still open!
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 September:
4th Sara Brown 6-8
5th Karaoke 7-10
11th Michael Pickett
12th Northern Aliens
18th Finessa Fann 6-8
19th Open Mic 7-10
25th Justin Johnson 6-8
26th Stazya and the Naturals

China Bend Winery & Vicory’s Organic Gardens, 2014 Salsa Fiesta
. Saturday, September 13, Noon to 5 pm, admission $5. A family affair featuring live music, dancing, salsa tasting bar, gourmet Mexican food by Victory, arts & crafts, organic wine tasting. Some like it hot! 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, on the Northport-Flat Creek Road along Lake Roosevelt, www.chinabend.com, 509-732-6123, winery@chinabend.com

Northeast Washington (N.E.W.) Farmers Market
is open every Wednesday and Saturday, 9am til 1pm, 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!

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.
• 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.

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.

KSFC Talks: The Budding Business of Marijuana Broadcast Live on KSFC
91.9 FM Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Steve Jackson hosts a live discussion of the issues around legally selling marijuana in Washington State. Panelists include Chris Marr of the Washington State Liquor Control Board and Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Send questions in advance to FrontDesk@kpbx.org.

September 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!
• Artist Vendors Fair. Saturday, September 6th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Celebrate our Local Artists, as we kick off our September activities for the Meyers Falls Market 12 Year Anniversary. Our Local Consignment Artists will have booths set up for patrons to view or purchase their work. Please stop in for this festive event, and see what goodies we have to offer!
• Free Kids Art Class
. Saturday, September 6th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Grades 1 through 8 are welcome to join Local Artist, Linda Shaw, in storytelling and drawing. Space is limited, please call Meyers Falls Market to register.
• Beer Tasting and Live Music. Saturday, September 13th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Taste 5 select Washington craft beers in our Café - $5. Solo’s from Sara Brown and Michael Pickett between 1:00 and 3:45 PM , as well as taco specials in the Café. Relax and have fun!
• Free Family Movie in the Community Room
. Saturday, September 13th 1:30 PM. A family movie will be playing upstairs in the Community Connection Room, movie to be announced, ask for details.
• Gluten Free Pizza Class with Raelynne Pass. Thursday September 18th, 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Learn how to make satisfying gluten free pizza crust, choose your toppings, and taste your product! Join us for this yummy, and interactive class, $15 Pre-Registration is required, and includes: instruction, recipes, product tasting, and a store coupon. Please call Meyers Falls Market to pre- register for this class.
• Wine Tasting and Local Author Book Signing. Friday, September 19th, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Taste 3 select wines for $2, and your entry ticket can be redeemed for $2 off a bottle of that nights featured wine. Local Authors and Illustrators will be present for chit chat and book signing. Join us to celebrate our local spirits and Authors!
• Nutrition from the Garden. Introduction to Class Series: Creating your Healthy Lifestyle. Thursday, September 25th, 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, and a store coupon. Please call Meyers Falls Market to pre- register for this class.
• Farm to Table Lunch. Sunday, September 28th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Meyers Falls Market celebrates our local produce (and producers) by hosting a lunch of Market made soup, salad, and bread, and crafted with ingredients from our local producers. This lunch is open to everyone, including those who will be taking on our Eat Local Challenge. This is a ticketed event, please call or come by the Market to purchase your ticket: $7 for Adults, $5 for Children.
• Eat Local Challenge Kickoff
. Sunday, September 28th, 1:30 to 2:15 PM. How local are you? Eating locally increases food consciousness, supports our local economy, and decreases your carbon footprint. Join us in the challenge to eat local (try for 95% of your food intake from within 150 miles of home). The Eat Local Challenge Kickoff includes: Your ticket for the Meyers Falls Market Farm to Table Lunch, an eating local discussion, a list of resources for local foods, recipes using local resources, a raffle entry for gift cards to regional venues who support local Farmer’s , and a Market coupon for local items (good through the Month of October). Additionally, there will be a follow up discussion group the last week in October. The Eat Local Challenge can be as short, or as long as you like, we recommend trying for at least a week to one month. You can still participate in the Eat Local Challenge if you are unable to attend the Kickoff. Please email Katie for details: events@meyersfallsmarket.com . $15 pre-registration is required for the Eat Local Challenge Kickoff, please call Meyers Falls 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 Contact the instructor directly at 509-690-1742 or ljekubik@hotmail.com for more information.
• Spiritual Study Group. Sunday, September 21st, 4:00 PM. The HUMUH Buddhist Center is hosting a Satsang spiritual study group. Come listen to the Wisdom Master’s recorded words about Effective Prayer, and explore their meaning with the Satsang. Everyone is welcome to attend. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 509-476-0200.
• September Art Show at Meyers Falls Market!
Stop in to see the Meyers Falls Market monthly Art Show! September’s theme honors our regular Meyers Falls Market Artist Vendors. Come by the Gallery to view special pieces from our Artists who support Meyers Falls Market. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie at: frontdesk@meyersfallsmarket.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.

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.

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 starting August 27.

Parkview Senior Living in Colville is honored to announce the results of our recent state survey. The State of Washington yearly inspects the senior living facilities within the state. They look over everything from kitchen, building condition, overall care of the residents, resident satisfaction, etc. This year Parkview Senior Living in Colville received a deficiency free rating! That means we are the very best we can be! Hooray for Parkview!

Facebook.com/Addy2ndHand is the place to b
e 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!• Introduction to Yoga begins September 18 - October 23, Thursday evenings, 6 - 7:30. A six week series, $66. 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.

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, 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
• Tuesdays: 12pm & 5:30pm
• Wednesdays: 12pm & 5pm
• Thursdays: 5:30pm
• Sundays: 11:30 am
Yoga Nidra (Sleep Based Mindful Meditation)
• Wednesdays: 6:30pm
• Sundays: 1 pm
September workshop - Restorative Yoga Workshop
• September 20, 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

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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