Here are upcoming events in the Chewelah area for May 26-June 16.
May 25-26: Rum Runners being shown in Colville
William and Teresa Nelson, and ITD Productions are proud to announce the local release of their award winning film; “Rum Runners” at the Alpine Theater on May 25 and 26, 2016 in Colville, WA.
There will be no charge for cast and crew members. There will be a $3 charge for all other patrons.
A social hour is scheduled for 6 p.m. on both evenings. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the Alpine Theater and next door, the Dominion Distillery will be open. On May 25, Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bryan Warhall will perform starting at 6 p.m. at the Dominion. “Rum Runners” will show at 7 p.m. at the Alpine Theater with a Q&A period for the producer, writer and director afterwards. On May 26, social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 7 p.m. This film has an R rating for language.
The film was shot in Spokane, Valley, Chewelah, Colville, Barstow, Orient and Idaho featuring local actors. “Rum Runners” stars Yves Bright, Brian Boyd, and Vernon Wells who has also starred with Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film recently appeared at the WorldFest in Houston, Texas where it was the Remi Winner, the top award for its category.
May 26: Presentation will focus on estate planning
It is a topic people tend to put off or ignore, but one of the most important things you can do is to develop a sound estate plan, according to financial advisors at Edward Jones. Doing so lets you take a giant step toward a more secure future for yourself and generations to come.
Join Ryan Moore, a local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, and attorney Michael Waters from McGrane & Schuerman, PLLC for the presentation “Preparing Your Estate Plan” at Washington Federal Bank in Chewelah, 108 N. Park St., on Thursday evening, May 26, 6 p.m. Appetizers will be served.
In the presentation, Moore and Waters will show you what to consider when creating your will; the benefits of trusts in estate planning; how to help reduce taxes on your estate; and how insurance can help protect your family.
Anyone interested in attending the presentation is encouraged to reserve a space by calling Moore’s office at 509-276-2974.
May 27: Monthly Kingdom Gathering seeks unity among Christians
People of all backgrounds and ages are invited to join together to pray for Kingdom Alignment “as one” on the fourth Thursday evening of each month. Based on John 17:21, this is a calling together of Ministry Leaders, Intercessors and All who will stand together for Restoration and Harvest leading up to Revival in These Last Days bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth.
The gathering will be at the Ambulance Conference Room (next to Ronnie D’s restaurant), 425 N Highway Rt 395, Colville, Wa. on Thursday evening, May 26 starting at 6:30 p.m.
For more information contact: Roy or Lorelei Harris 509-276-2219.
May 28: Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center begins laser light show
On May 28, Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center will begin its extended summer season hours, along with its Laser Light Show which plays nightly through the end of September.
Visitor Center hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until one hour past the start of the Laser Light Show. Through the end of July, the show will begin at 10 p.m. For August, the show begins at 9:30 p.m. and for September, 8:30 p.m.
May 28 will also begin an increase in the number of public tours into the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant. These one hour tours occur daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors will ride a shuttle bus to the pumping plant to view gigantic pumps lifting water from Lake Roosevelt to Banks Lake, which then delivers water throughout the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. The shuttle will then take visitors across the top of Grand Coulee Dam for spectacular views of Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River.
Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are taken and space is limited.
For more information call the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center at (509) 633-9265. Or visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/visit/index.html
Grand Coulee Dam is located on the Columbia River about 90 miles west of Spokane, Washington. It was completed in 1941 and serves as a multipurpose facility providing water for irrigation, hydroelectric power production, flood control, fish and wildlife, and recreation.
May 30-June 4: Fourth annual Between the Rivers Gathering
Between the Rivers Gathering, an extended ancestral living skills workshop geared for families, is returning for its fourth year May 30 through June 4 in Valley, Wash. about 30 minutes north of Spokane.
Between the Rivers is a gathering with hands-on primitive skills instruction, from Upper Paleolithic to Early American homesteading.The family-friendly event includes classes, camping, communal meals and camaraderie for all ages. It also features programs for children and teens.
There will be more than 30 primitive skills instructors from around the West involved, plus dozens of adults and youth taking classes and learning together.
Classes include bows; basketry; blacksmithing; bookbinding; buckskin tanning; camp craft; clothing and decoration; fibers, cordage and weaving; flint knapping; leatherwork; traps and snares; lithic (stone) tools; seed saving and sustainable gardening; shelters; survival skills; weapons; wild food; wild medicinals; woodworking, musical instruments, friction fire, and more. Instructors will also teach archery and atlatl throwing with handmade equipment.
Tent camping is available, on a primitive site, with porta-potties and potable water on site.
Classes, workshops and meals are available to paying participants. Most participants will take classes all week, camp on site and eat meals communally but there is also day fee for non-campers. No fee for visitors who want to walk through camp and observe but not participate in classes. Tuition includes two meals per day, potable water, sanitary facilities, parking and entrance to classes. See the website for specifics on rates and registration details: www.betweentheriversgathering.com
Bridges to the Past, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to the preservation of old skills and sustainable living, is the sponsor for Between the Rivers. To learn more, visit http://www.bridgestothepast.org/
-Submitted by Between the River
May 31: Volcanoes from Iceland to Hawaii
Have you ever wondered what Toastmasters was all about? Come visit Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. and experience a fun evening of educational talks. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at Tri-County Economic Development office, 986 S. Main Colville, WA.
Several of our members were fortunate to take once-in-a-lifetime trips and they will be discussing these at our upcoming Volcanoes Erupt evening Tuesday, May 31. Lisa DesRosiers got to take her trip to Hawaii which was nearly 40 years in the making. Randall Hansen and his wife Kathy Hansen took a trip to the fairy-inhabited Iceland. Toastmaster meetings start promptly on time so please feel free to show up early and ask any questions you might have concerning Toastmasters. Guests are always welcome. The meeting will adjourn at 6:45 p.m.
If you have any questions contact Adena at 509-251- 1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Submitted by Colville Toastmasters
June 1: Learn about potential intersection changes on 395
in Deer Park
The public is invited to review and comment on proposed safety improvements to US 395 during a June open house at Deer Park High School.
Over the past few months the Washington State Department of Transportation evaluated intersection-related crashes at several locations on US 395 in the Deer Park area. In the five-year period, 2010 through 2014, there were 65 crashes at the five intersections in this three-mile stretch of US 395.
As part of the study, WSDOT engineers worked with the community to develop lower cost alternatives to improve operations and safety at these intersections.
WSDOT is proposing constructing roundabouts at the Short/Main and Monroe/Crawford intersections. In addition, engineers are proposing a full closure of the Burroughs/Dalton intersection, and paving Short Road on the west side of US 395. Interested citizens can review the suggested alternatives on the study website and make comments prior to the open house.
On Wednesday, June 1, WSDOT will host a public open house to present the potential changes for this section of US 395, including displays showing the possible improvements. No formal presentation is planned. Attendees are welcome to come and go at their leisure during the three-hour event.
WSDOT representatives will be on hand to explain the potential improvements, answer questions and take suggestions from area residents, business leaders, and drivers. These ideas will be used to shape the final plan for the highway.
Open house details
When: 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Where: Deer Park High School, 800 S. Weber Road, Deer Park, WA
-Submitted by WSDOT
June 10: Annual Dance Festival slated for June 10
Ann Marie Benedict and her students at Northern Ballet and Performing Arts studio in Chewelah will present their annual Dance Festival at the Colville High School auditorium on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The performance showcases the hard work and talent of Ann Marie and her students, from the young beginners to the graceful advanced intermediates. Melanie Huff, Sierra Rasmussen, Bailey McCoy, and Kana Kaneda, a JHS exchange student from Japan, will be the soloists.
The NBPA students will be joined by the acclaimed Haran Irish Dancers of Kettle Falls under the direction of Claire Worley, and by Hannah Johnson, a two-time national clogging champion. Also, sisters Rachael, on violin, and Emma Larsen, vocalist, will perform “Shatter Me” by Lindsey Stirling. Emma and Rachael are both violinists with the Spokane Youth Symphony Sinfonietta.
As always, a delightful assortment of refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission. The proceeds help defray the cost of the dancers’ gorgeous costumes.
Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults, $6 for students, and at the door $12 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets will be available at Akers United Drug and Main Street Bistro in Chewelah and R.E. Lee Shoe Co. in Colville.
Be sure to buy tickets and note Friday, June 10 on your calendars. This dance festival has been a tradition for many years and is eagerly anticipated by dance admirers each spring. The grace and beauty you will see on stage reflect many years of dedication, determination, and hard work on the part of these dancers.
-Submitted by Northern Ballet and Performing Arts Studio
June 16: Taste of Chewelah to offer something for everyone
Taste of Chewelah, slated for Thursday, June 16, 4:30-8 p.m. in downtown Chewelah, promises to hit the high notes for a variety of interests, according to Chewelah Arts Guild member and chair of the event, Diana Kinzler.
“Foodies” (and everyone else who likes a good meal) will enjoy tasty samplings of cuisine and desserts from a number of local eateries. Think Caprese Salad, Black Bean Soup, Vegetarian Pasta, Chicken with Creamy Marsala Sauce, cheesecake, and more. Contributing to the impressive menu will be ChewVino Wine Bar, Flowery Trail Coffeehouse, Heather’s Custom Cakes & Desserts, Mondo’s Italian Café, El Ranchito Family Mexican Restaurant, Sportsman Bar and Grill, The Bread Box, Main Street Bistro and The Terrace Grille.
For art lovers, there will be exhibits by local artists at each Taste locale and the opportunity to buy artwork at the event’s silent auction. The Trail’s End Gallery will be open during the event as well, showing the work of Spokane artist Brad Schwartz.
And for those who think it’s not a party without music: “People enjoyed Tom Hart’s music so much at last year’s event, that the Guild is bringing him back and invited other musicians to add to the festivity by playing on the sidewalks,” Kinzler said. “Several have already confirmed they will be there.”
For the most social among us: chatting with friends and neighbors was mentioned by many attendees of last year’s event as one of the things they really enjoyed.
The evening will end at Quartzite Brewing Company, where an array of delicious desserts will be offered and attendees can shop the Guild’s annual silent auction, featuring many works of art as well as other great items.
Tickets are now available at Valley Drug, ChewVino Wine Bar, Flowery Trail Coffeehouse, and Akers United Drug. Cost is $12, children 8 and under are free. Tickets also can be purchased online at chewelahartsguild.org.
“While it will be possible to buy a ticket the evening of the event,” Kinzler said, “we encourage folks to buy ahead of time so the restaurants will have a better idea of how much food to prepare. We want to be sure everyone gets served.”
-Submitted by Chewelah Arts Guild