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Featured Events in January 2015 are below.
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Lovitt Restaurant - Winter Jazz Brunch, Sunday, Jan. 12 to
benefit the DACD, 4 course meal for $25 at 12:30 pm. Come support local
food! Turducken Dinner, Jan. 23 & 24, $32.50 per person for a 3
course dinner. 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
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.
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 New Year! Make it a great on with Yoga! Offering on-going classes.
Private sessions by appointment. 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
Forest Landowners Meeting: A Day of Learning Expert Practices to Enhance
Your Property - Annual Winter Meeting Provides Full Agenda
for Forest Landowners - The Northeast Chapter of the Washington Farm
Forestry Association (WFFA) invites the public to learn about best landowner
forestry practices, expert tips for preparing for wildfires, and how
to improve wildlife habitats during its annual winter meeting. The meeting
will take place on January 31, from 8 am. to 3:30 p.m., and includes
lunch. The theme of this year’s meeting is Taking Your Forest
Management to the Next Level. Attendees are asked to register by January
15 using the form found at http://www.wafarmforestry.com/NorthEast/
(At the time of this release, the location had not been finalized, but
is expected to be either in Colville or Chewelah. See full details on
our Web page.) “We are extremely excited to offer a high level
of education for our members and forest landowners at this meeting.
We invite anyone with forestland to attend this informative and fun
meeting,” said Randall Hansen, Northeast Chapter president, adding:
“Besides the educational opportunities, we’ll also have
DNR and NRCS representatives on hand to discuss cost-share opportunities
for landowners who want to improve the health of their forests.”
The meeting starts with an hour-long social gathering and continental
breakfast, with the full slate of presentations beginning at 9 a.m.
A highlight of the meeting is the Forest Landowners Best Practice panel
and work session. A group of experienced forest managers will share
their most successful tips on a wide range of subjects, including thinning,
slash burning, slash chipping, logging, and the like. The last session
of the morning is a Firewise presentation by the DNR's Guy Gifford,
which will include steps landowners can take to protect their property
and structures from wildfires. The keynote speaker of the meeting is
DNR Statewide Forest Landowner Assistance Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Ken Bevis, whose talk is titled, “Got Wildlife? Improving Wildlife
Habitats on Your Forestland.” Besides the educational aspects
of the meeting, participants can also participate in both a raffle and
silent auction. Proceeds from both of these activities go 100 percent
into the NEWFFA scholarship for local students majoring in forestry
and related sciences. The WFFA is a non-profit organization of and for
forest landowners in Washington state. WFFA members include those who
own just a few acres to a few thousand acres and manage them for timber,
other forest products, wildlife, fish, recreation, and aesthetics. Membership
also includes forestry professionals and interested individuals who
do not own forest land. The Northeast Chapter, serving Ferry, Stevens,
and Pend Oreille counties, is one of 16 chapters around the state. For
more detailed information, please see our Website (http://www.wafarmforestry.com/NorthEast)
or contact us at email@example.com.
Chewelah's 16th Annual Community Arts Show: Jan.30-31, 2015,
1:00-5:00 pm, Feb.1, 2015, 12:00-3:00 pm. at the Chewelah Civic Center.
Artists of all ages, media and proficiencies are invited to celebrate
the Arts. Participation and Admission are FREE! Required Registration
Packets are available at: www.chewelahartsguild.org, and at Valley Drug,
Akers, the Chewelah Library, Paul's Coffee and Flowery Trail Coffee
House. Info: Susanne Griepp: 935-4652.
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!
• Open Mic! Friday, January 2nd 8:00- 10:00 pm. First Friday’s.
Join us for this festive evening of song, dance, poetry, and many other
community talents brought forth to the microphone! All welcome.
• Healthy Living Series: Healthy Eating for the Winter Thursday,
January 8th 5:30-7:30pm. Presenter: Lauri McKean, experienced instructor
and Chinese medicine practitioner. Get back on a healthy track after
the holiday indulgences! This class will focus on simple and quick ideas
for healthy eating during the winter season. The instructor will include
seasonal lifestyle tips from the Chinese medicine tradition as well
as easy recipes that appeal to a variety of tastes. Participants will
get hands-on experience making several healthy soups and then share
a meal together. $12 pre-registration required, includes store coupon.
• Wine Tasting. Friday, January 16th 4:30 to 6:30 pm. 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!
• Growing and Cooking with Sprouts. Thursday, February 12th 6:00-8:00pm.
Presenter, Lauri McKean, is an experienced instructor and Chinese medicine
practitioner with years of experience in preparing superfoods for home-use.
Sprouts are easy, economical, nutritious, and easy to digest. Learn
how to cook with these superfoods: sprouted seeds, nuts, and grains.
Lauri will teach the basics of sprouting, including equipment and how
to incorporate these foods in your regular diet for winter nutrition
and health. This class includes food samples, instruction, an informational
packet, and a store coupon. $15 pre-registration required.
Please contact the instructors directly for more information or to register
for the following classes at Meyers Falls Market’s Community Connection
• Ongoing: Yoga classes in the Viniyoga style with Lisa Jekubik
(RYT 500) of Blue Moon Yoga: Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm Drop-ins
welcome. Contact the instructor directly at 509-690-1742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
• Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Beliefs, January 11th Second Sunday’s,
10:30 am. Donations accepted. A monthly meeting of diverse spiritual
beliefs joining in community. All welcome. Call Sue Richardson for more
• Spiritual Study Group. Sunday, January 25th 4:00 PM. Donations
Accepted. Spiritual Study Group - The HÜMÜH Buddhist Center
is hosting a Satsang spiritual study group. Come listen to the Wisdom
Master’s recorded words about “Language as Prayer”
and explore their meaning with the Satsang. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, call (509) 476-0200.
• Watercolor Classes by Greg Pritchett. Six Saturdays Starting
in January. January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7th. 11 am to 1
pm. This water color painting series will teach you to set up your table
for easy painting. Watercolor class series includes: loose free watercolor
techniques, how to use colors to your personal tastes, various techniques
for achieving dynamic results, lots of personal attention to help you
progress in your paintings, have more fun with watercolor. Free your
mind; you will be surprised at what you might find. All materials are
provided. Class price is $150 for all six classes, with limited space
available. $75 pre-registration deposit is due by December 20th. Please
call Greg Pritchett to pre-register. Phone: 509-675-5572 or email: email@example.com
• January Art Show at Meyers Falls Market. Stop in to see the
Meyers Falls Market Monthly Art Show! Greg Pritchett, water color artist,
will be showcasing his work in the Gallery. Additionally, Greg will
be teaching a watercolor painting class in the Community Room through
the Month of January. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tai Chi and Qui Gong Classes. Starting in February. For more
information, please contact instructor Lauri McKean at: email@example.com
Colville High School Jazz Festival, Thursday, February 5, Senior
Ball in the CHS Cafeteria from 5 to 7 pm. Free to all seniors and their
families. Friday, February 6, Festival concert in the CHS Auditorium,
featuring the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Big Ban, the CHS Jazz
Band I and II, and the CJHS Jazz Band I and II. Show starts at 6:30
pm. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $8.
Save the date for the Home & Garden Show, March 20 & 21, 2015.
Taking registrations at the Chamber Office. Call 509-684-5973 or see
Murphy's Law is ready to rock your party or family celebration.
Jim Murphy, Clifford Ward, Ruby, and Randy Knowles will mix it up with
classic rock and country dance songs with fiddle tunes. You've heard
them at your favorite fair and community events. Now, we'd love to play
for your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or special party. Message
us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/murphysband, email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-207-0404.
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
Pro Bodyworks, 162 S. Main, Colville, 509-684-1420, 40% off on all product
in stock during the month of January!
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
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 -
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the information current. Please notify us of any changes in your events
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