Event Calendar

Here are upcoming events in the Chewelah/Stevens County area. To send your event to get posted here, please email brandon@chewelahindependent.com with all the info.

-Chewelah Food Bank open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
-Valley Food Bank open from 12-3 p.m.
-Loon Lake Food Bank open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
-Chewelah VFW Meeting at Legion Hall, 7 p.m. (Every third Monday)
-Springdale Town Meeting at Springdale Town Hall, 7 p.m. (Every second Monday)
-Mary Walker School District Board Meeting at Mary Walker HS Library in Springdale, 6:30 p.m. (Every third Monday)

-Tech Help at Colville Library, 11 a.m.
-Colville Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Colville Eagles, 12 p.m.
-Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
-Chewelah American Legion Meeting at Legion Hall, 7 p.m. (Every third Tuesday)
-Colville Toastmasters at Mt. Carmel Hospital Education Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
-Springdale Together Coalition at Springdale Community Church, 3:30 p.m. (Every third Tuesday)
-Chewelah Arts Guild Meetings at NE WA Health Programs Meeting Building, 509 E. Main Ave., 5:30-7 p.m.

-Al-Anon Meeting at St. Jospeh’s Hospital, 7 p.m.
-Bingo at Colville Eagles, 6 p.m.
-Senior Lunch Bunch at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 11:30 a.m.
-Hunters Food Bank Open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
-Chewelah City Council Meeting at Chewelah City Hall, 6:30 p.m. (Every first and third Wednesday)
-Junior Grange Meeting at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 3:30 p.m. (Every First Wednesday)
-Springdale Food Pantry open, 3:30 p.m. (Every third Wednesday)
-Springdale Community Health Association meeting at Springdale Medical Center, 5:30 p.m. (Last Wednesday of every month)
-Chewelah School District meeting at Chewelah School District Office, 6:30 p.m. (Every third Wednesday)

-Chewelah Food Bank open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
-Preschool Story time at Colville and Lakeside Libraries, 10:30 a.m.
-Loon Lake Food Bank open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
-Cabin Fever Quilters meeting at the Valley Fire Hall, 6 p.m. (Every second Thursday)
-Chewelah Senior Center Potluck, 12 p.m. (First and third Thursdays)
-South Stevens County Chamber of Commerce meeting, 11 am. at Loon Lake Fire Station (Every first Thursday)

-Karaoke at Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
-Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Chewelah Casino, 7 a.m.
-Line dancing lessons at Colville Eagles, 6 p.m.
-Preschool story time at Chewelah Public Library, 10:30 a.m.
-Tech Help at Lakeside Library, 11 a.m.
-Tech Help at Chewelah Library, 2-4 p.m.
-Veterans bowl free at Chewelah Bowling Center, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Every second Friday)

-Texas Hold’em at Collville Eagles, 3 p.m.
-Pool Tournament at Colville Eagles, 7 p.m.
-W7GHJ (Amateur Radio) meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Valley Fire Training Center
-GFWC Springdale meeting at Springdale Food Pantry, 9:30 a.m. (Every second Saturday)
-Camas Valley Grange meeting in Springdale at 5:30 p.m. (Every second Saturday)

-Texas Hold’em at Colville Eagles, 1:30 p.m.

City of Chewelah offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24 at noon through Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for Christmas.  And Tuesday, December 31 at noon through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year.

Time to renew City of Chewelah Dog Licenses
January is the time to renew dog licenses.  Dogs are required to have a current rabies vaccination.  Please bring your dog’s rabies vaccination certificate when applying for a dog tag, as per Chewelah Municipal Code 6.04.040.  The license fee is $7.50 or $5.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered.  Late fees apply after January.  Renewals after January 31 through February 28 are $25.00; renewals after February 28 will be $50.00.  These are renewal fees only, with a first time dog tag the $7.50 and $5.00 fee apply.

DECEMBER 13: Holiday Bingo at Valley Grange
Enjoy dinner from 5-6 p.m. and bingo from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Valley Grange. Enjoy Potato Corn Chowder, Roll and Dessert for $5. All Ages Welcome. 25 cents a card. Door prizes and an ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.

-DECEMBER 13: Chewelah Public Library Tree Lighting Ceremony, 3 p.m.

DECEMBER 14: Gess Elementary and JJSHS FREE Pancake Feed
Enjoy the Gess Elementary and JJSHS FREE Pancake Feed on Dec. 14 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. The breakfast will have all the trimmings and will also celebrate K-12 Schoolwide Title Programs. The dinner will be at Gess Elementary and has informational booths, maths and reading strategies and games to take home.

DECEMBER 14-16: Stagetime’s “Elf the Musical”
Christmas comes early at the Chewelah Center for the Arts as the beloved holiday film “Elf” makes its way to the stage. Premiering this Friday, Stagetime’s “Elf Jr. The Musical” tells the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy will be played by Elijah Fazio. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Directed by Mackenzie Accord, Stagetime’s production of “Elf Jr.” features Elijah Fazio as Buddy, Caelyn Beck as Jovie, Nathan Larsen as Walter Hobbs, Sarah Torgerson as Emily Hobbs and Frankie Sety as Michael Hobbs. “People should expect a hilarious and heart warming play based on the beloved holiday film “Elf” that follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity,” Accord said. “It took a lot of hard work and long hours to put this show together, but I am extremely happy with the outcome.” Showtimes for Elf Jr. are this coming Friday at 7 p.m,, Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. “I am so proud of my actors and everything that they have done to make this show as wonderful as it is. It is truly a joy to watch them perform,” Accord said. Elf Jr. will be playing at the Center for the Arts in Chewelah.

– Friday, 13th – 7 p.m.
– Saturday 14th – 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
– Sunday, 15th – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.|

DECEMBER 15-17: Chewelah Baptist Church Christmas Events
Chewelah Baptist Church invites the community to attend their annual Christmas events
as they celebrate the birth of Jesus.
-December 15 Community Christmas Hymn Sing at the church, 6:00 p.m.
-December 22 Community Christmas Caroling at Sunny Acres, 6:00 p.m.
-December 24 Christmas Eve Service at the church, 7:00 p.m.
The church is located at 210 W. Main Ave. For more information call 935-8385.

-DECEMBER 17: Chewelah’s Farmers Market Potluck from 12-5 p.m. at the Chewelah Food Bank
-DECEMBER 18: Come Let Us Adore Him at Chewelah United Church of Christ, 7 p.m.

DECEMBER 19: Libraries of Stevens County BOT Meeting
The Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees will hold their December meeting at the Colville Public Library on Thursday, December 19th, at 10:00 a.m.  The Colville Public Library is located at 195 S. Oak, Colville, WA 99114. As always, the meeting is open to the public and comments are welcomed.  Arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations including handicap accessibility or an interpreter will be made upon receiving forty-eight (48) hours advance notice. For further information please visit the Library’s website www.thelosc.org or phone 509-233-9621.

DECEMBER 20: Nothing to Lose Productions, Night of Nativity Community Christmas Concert, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Chewelah Center for the Performing Arts
The community is invited to A Night at the Nativity free concert hosted by the Chewelah Center for the Arts on Friday, December 20 at 7 PM. Area musicians from several local churches will join in a holiday celebration to herald in Christmas. Churches
participating include St. Paul’s Lutheran, St. Mary’s of the Rosary, United Church of Christ, Abundant Life, Church of Later Day Saints, and Addy New Life. Songs of the season include Oh Holy Night, I Wonder as I Wonder, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,
Mary, Did You Know, Silent Night and many more. Doors will open at 6:30PM with the Chewelah Brass Quintet playing Christmas classics. A lovely display of nativity sets and
light refreshments will also be offered. There will be a donation collected for the benefit of the Stevens County Emergency Shelter. All are welcome.

DECEMBER 21: Stevens County Fire District 5 Annual Children’s Christmas Party
Grab the kid’s the grand kid’s or the nieces and nephews and come join Fire District 5’s annual Children’s Christmas Party December 21, 2019 at Four Square Church in Addy (The old youth center) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come see Santa and Mrs Clause and have your picture taken with them. There will be Face Painting, Cookies and Hot dogs and lots of other treats along with fire truck rides. Sponsored by  Stevens County Fire District #5 and Four Square Church, Addy Outpost.

-DECEMBER 22: Reading Radio on KCHW, 8 a.m.
-DECEMBER 26: Chewelah Community Blood Drive at Chewelah Civic Center, 12-4 p.m.

-DECEMBER 28: Nothing to Lose Productions – Chewelah Alumni Showcase, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-DECEMBER 30-JAN 3: Bradley’s Taekwondo Winter Camp in Bradley’s TKD school in Chewelah

DECEMBER 31: New Years Eve Brown Bag Bingo
The Valley Grange is presenting Brown Bag Bingo on Dec. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Cost is 25 cents a card. Enjoy door prizes, pop, candy and popcorn available for purchase. Bring a prize in a brown bag for bingo.

-JANUARY 11: Stevens County Democrats Meeting at Colville High School 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

-JANUARY 12: 2nd Family Potluck at NEW Creator’s Workshop, 2 p.m.

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