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Featured Events in January 2015 are below.

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Featured Events

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 for info.

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 newa@wafarmforestry.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 Room
• 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 ljekubik@hotmail.com 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 details. 509-684-8825.
• 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: gmanpaints@yahoo.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: frontdesk@meyersfallsmarket.com
• Tai Chi and Qui Gong Classes. Starting in February. For more information, please contact instructor Lauri McKean at: lamckean@gmail.com or (509)690-7977.

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 www.colville.com.

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 rockingmurphyslaw@gmail.com 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 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

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