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Featured Events in December 2013 are below.
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Child Sexual Abouse Prevention Training - Stewards of Children
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training, Tuesday, December 3,
2013 5pm-8pm, Springdale Computer Center. 204 N 2nd St, Springdale,
WA 99173 (Located behind the Town Hall and City Park in downtown Springdale).
It is our duty as adults to protect children from sexual abuse. But
how? Join us for a free training on how YOU can prevent child sexual
abuse! What outcomes you can expect: Increased awareness of the consequences
and circumstances of child sexual abuse; New skills to prevent, recognize
and react responsibly to child sexual abuse; Individual commitment to
action via a personal prevention plan. Adults only, please. The training
is provided by Family Support Center, a program of Rural Resources and
offered free of charge thanks to Providence Health Care Stevens County.
RSVP & more info: Family Support Center 509-684-3796 or facebook.com/FamilySupport.
For hyperlink on your website, use https://www.facebook.com/events/570241806377352/
The Cutter Theater Presents - Connoisseur Concerts, Northwest Bach Festival
Winter Classics Tour, Thursday, December 5, 7 pm, $12 general
admission. Two of today’s most celebrated and virtuosic artists
perform music of Bach, Chopin, Faure, Franck and more. The Cutter Theater,
302 Park Street in Metaline Falls, 509-446-4108, www.nwbachfest.com.
Deck the Falls - Come celebrate the season, Friday, Dec. 6,
5 pm, tree lighting in Busta Park, Metaline Falls, Santa arrives! Bonfire,
free hotdogs & beverages. Arts & Craft Faire, 10 to noon at
the Cutter Theatre, Artscape Room, Cookie & Gingerbread House Contest
Drop-off.Kid’s holiday vidoe in the library, Kid’s crafts
in the museum room, 10 am to 3 pm, room 4 (lower level), Luncheon 11
am to 1 pm, Evening event, Community Concert & Carols, Sat, Dec.
7, 6 pm, $5 donation at the door.
The annual Colville Christmas Bird Count will be held
Saturday, December 14, 2013. Meet at the Colville Public Library downstairs
conference room at 7 am for team assignments prior to going into the
field. For more information, contact Warren, 684-8308 or Barbara, 684-8384.
Historic Downtown Colville’s Home for the Holidays, Shop Colville
First! Win a Christmas Tree & Gifts at the Christmas Tree
Extravaganza, to Sat, Dec 14 at Home Suite Home Furnishings, 141 S.
Main St, view the trees & buy $1 raffle tickets for the trees you
want to win. Drawing is Dec 14 at the Gala Dance. You don’t need
to be present to win.
Colville Chamber Gala Dinner Dance, Saturday, Dec. 14. Celebrate
with your friends, family, & co-workers & have a party within
a party at the “Winter Wonderland.” No host bar, photography
by Sarah Wiggins, Prime Rib Dinner & Dancing to the Sara Brown Band
all starting at 5 pm. Tickets at the Chamber, 986 S. Main. For more
info www.Colville.com, 684-5973.
Lovitt Restaurant - Open again Dec. 11, Open Christmas Eve
& New Years Eve, Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Reservations
recommended. Lovittrestaurant.com or 509-684-5444, 149 Hwy 395 S., Colville.
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 again, Jan 9 -
Feb 13, 2014, Thursday evenings, 6 - 7:30, a six week series for $66.
Please call Sartah, 684-0965 for info and to get on the list!
• Yoga on the Ball, Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 am,
call Tifanie, 722-5281 for info.
December Events at the Meyers Falls Market
Please visit www.MeyersFallsMarket.com or call 509-738-2727 for more
information on the following classes and events:
• Ongoing: Monday evening yoga classes from 5:30-7:00pm
and Saturday morning classes from 9-10:30am with Lisa Jekubik (RYT 500)
of Blue Moon Yoga. Contact the instructor directly at 509-690-1742 or
email@example.com for more information. (No classes on Sat 12/7 and
• Friday, December 6th, 8:00pm: Open Mic. Come
perform or simply enjoy this wonderful community event in the cafe.
Admission is free; beverages (including beer and wine) and homemade
ice cream available for purchase.
• Saturday, December 7th, 2:00-3:00pm: Living Gluten Free
(GF): Holiday Recipe Exchange with host Raelynn Pass, instructor
for the Living Gluten Free class series. Come and share GF holiday recipes
as well as ideas and conversation with others on a gluten free diet.
Bring up to five of your favorite recipes in a typed or neatly printed
format and we will make copies for everyone in attendance. Pre-registration
with a $5 payment is required. Coffee, tea and copies of the recipes
will be provided. Additionally, anyone who brings sample treats to share
will receive a coupon for $2.50 off any Market purchase.
• Sunday, December 8th, 3:00-4:30pm: Healthy, Delicious
Holiday Gifts with Lauri McKean. Join this Chinese Medicine
practitioner and instructor of the “Superfoods” cooking
class series for a healthy take on edible holiday gifts. Class participants
will receive a handout with a minimum of 10 recipes for healthy treats
that utilize natural ingredients. Additionally, participants will have
some hands-on time creating a few of the recipes and tasting them at
the end. $12 class fee includes instruction, handouts, all materials,
coupons and snacks. Pre-registration is required.
• Wednesday, December 11th, 6:00-7:30pm: Homemade Natural
Body Care Gifts. Join instructor Ursula Atkinson and learn
how to make your own lip balm, salve and massage oils using simple,
natural ingredients. Of course all of these can be for personal use
but they are also perfect for holiday gifting! $15 includes one of each
product, information on natural oils and butters, coupons, recipes,
and an entertaining class! Pre-registration is required.
• Saturday, December 14th, 10:45-11:45am: Beginning of the
Introduction to Yoga series with Lisa Jekubik (RYT 500) of
Blue Moon Yoga. Treat yourself during the holiday season and learn yoga!
This class is designed for people who have never done yoga before and
will teach all of the basic poses. It is a four-week class series that
takes place on Saturdays from December 14th through January 4th. The
cost is $35 and pre-registration is required. Contact the instructor
directly at 509-690-1742 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
or to pre-register.
• Friday, December 20th, 4:30-6:30: Casual Wine Tasting.
Come alone or bring your friends and hang out in the café anytime
during this two hour time slot. Tickets are only $2 and enable each
person to sample 3 distinct wines from our selection of over 100 varieties.
Additionally, tickets are good for $2 off any bottle of that evening’s
Events at Northern Ales, Inc., 325 W 3rd Ave, Kettle Falls,
WA 99141, 509-738-7382, www.northernales.com
• 5th Sara Brown Solo, 6-8pm
• 7th Operation Santa Fundraiser - Come and help
us help those that are less fortunate this year. Operation Santa will
be collecting cash donation and new unwrapped toys to distribute through
out the community. Party starts with Epic. This is a themed party so
wear your ugliest sweater and get ready to dance the night away for
this great cause.
• 12th Dick Smash, 6-8 pm
• 13th - TBD
• 19th Michael Pickett, 6-8pm
• 20th Open Mic, 6-10pm. As usual please bring
your instrument and your voice. Don't be afraid to share your renditions
of holiday songs.
• 25-26 Closed, Have a very Merry Christmas!
• 27th Six Foot Swing, 6-10pm. Are you ready for something different?
Are you ready to get out of the house after the holidays? Then come
and join us for 6 foot Swing! This is a traditional 5 piece swing band
out of Spokane. No Cover!
• January 2nd - Dick Smash, 6-8pm
• 9th - Michael Pickett, 6-8pm
• 16th - Jessie Brown, 6-8pm
Get Your GED Tests Done This Year! New tests are coming in
2014. If you don’t take and pass your GED tests by December 2013,
your scores will expire and you’ll have to take the tests again.
2013 testing ends December 19. Start studying! Start testing! Don’t
lose your scores! Complete your GED in 2013! Questions? Call SCC Colville
Spokane Public Radio Community Advisory and Open House, Tuesday,
Dec 3, 2013, 2319 N. Monroe, 4:30 - 6 pm Tours and info 6 - 7 pm, live
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
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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