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.


Chokes & Spokes promotes the preservation and enjoyment of vintage automobiles and trucks. This is accomplished in several ways. Members network among themselves and others to restore, acquire, trade, sell and otherwise deal with vintage machines. Members enjoy a social relationship. The club promotes driving tours to expose the hobby to the
public. And an annual event, Nostalgia Days, is staged to invite the public and other car enthusiasts to share and compare their interests.
The club is registered as a non-profit enterprise with the State of Washington. Sources of revenue are member dues and donations. Expenses are monthly club newsletter and cost of staging events such as tours and Nostalgia Days. Donations are accepted but not required at such events. In the past few years donations have exceeded expenses. Our members have decided to direct excess donations toward scholarships to assist graduating area high school students who are pursuing study in an automotive related trade. With encouragement from the public, particularly at the Nostalgia Days event, the club wants to continue this practice. For more information and an application on this scholarship please contact Tom Dailey, 509-684-4333

-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)

-Al-Anon Meeting at St. Jospeh’s Hospital, 7 p.m.
-Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale 9 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)

-Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
-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 Leigon, 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.
-Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 9 p.m.


Free meal offered at Chewelah Civic Center
Come and enjoy a hot meal at the Chewelah Civic Center this Saturday, May 23 from 1-2 p.m. sponsored by your local Seventh-day Adventist church. All are invited for this free meal and fellowship with other members of the community. For further details or if you are in need of transportation, please call 936-2599.

New Scouting troop formed for girls
A new Scouting troop for girls age 11-17 has recently formed in the Chewelah and Valley area. Scouting Troop 989, led by Scoutmaster Tim Thompson, meets Wednesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. at the Scout Shack, 3096 2nd Street in Valley. Thompson said there is no need to pre-register, just come and check it out or call 937-4338 for more information. Scouting has been around for over 100 years as the Boy Scouts of America. As of Feb.1 , 2019, the organization has allowed the formation of troops for girls. The program is now known as “Scouting.” Thompson said that Scouting teaches character and leadership skills through outdoor recreation. The troop already has six girls signed up and has five adult leaders, both male and female.

• APRIL 12: Junk Drunk Vintage Market at NE Washington Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
• APRIL 12: Virtual Reali-Daze, Chewelah Library, 3-5:45 p.m.
• APRIL 12: Virtual Reali-Daze, Kettle Falls Library, 3-5:45 p.m.
• APRIL 12: Virtual Reali-Daze, Colville Library, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
• APRIL 12: Colville Elks dinner at 6 p.m., call 684-2621 for reservations.

APRIL 12: Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) dinner at American Legion
Once again, colorful red and yellow paper cutouts of hot-air balloons can be seen around Chewelah. The balloons are the symbol of the Children’s Miracle Network and remind us that it is time to create some real miracles and ensure that resources are available to provide quality care for our children. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #54 is preparing dinner on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. to raise funds for this worthy cause. The paper balloons are available at the American Legion for a donation. The American Legion is open on Monday after 1 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday after 4 p.m. The money generated from the dinner and the balloon sales will be donated by the ALA Unit #54 to the CMN account at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, where it will
be used to fund local hospital needs. Across the Country over 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will provide care worth billions of dollars. These children’s hospitals depend on community support to help fund vital support for families in need. Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital is the regions only full-service children’s hospital. It houses neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a pediatric surgery center, a burn unit, and programs to treat many other developmental issues. Sacred Heart has over 120 specialists and staff that are trained care for our local children. This dinner is open to the public and ALA Unit #54 hopes you can join them in supporting our local CMN hospital. Come enjoy dinner at the American Legion Post #54 on April 12, $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. chicken Alfredo, a vegetable, caesar salad and a roll will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. An option of fettuccini alfredo minus the chicken will be available for those observing Lent. As always there will be a various selection of desserts to finish off the meal!

• APRIL 13: Battle of the Bands at the Colville Eagles
• APRIL 13: Craft Sale at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 10 a.m.
• APRIL 13: Junk Drunk Vintage Market at NE Washington Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• APRIL 14: Wild Turkey Daze begins, will go through May 31.
• APRIL 14: Craft sale at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 9 a.m.

APRIL 14: Country gospel band will perform in Chewelah
The New Legacy Project band, formerly Blackwood Legacy, will perform a free non-denominational concert in Chewelah on Sunday, April 14, 6 p.m.
The concert will be held at the Chewelah Evangelical Free Church, 2211 Sand Canyon Road. Straight from Nashville, this men’s quartet sings country gospel and is known for the quality of their music, their homespun humor and their love for Jesus. Join them for a memorable time of live music, fellowship and fun.
Admission is free; plan to come early to get a seat.

APRIL 15: Tax Day
Turn your taxes in unless you want to go to jail

• APRIL 15: Republic City Council Meeting, Republic City Hall, 5 p.m.
• APRIL 16: Colville Schools Superintendent Pete Lewis will speak at Colville Chamber Luncheon from 12-1 p.m.

APRIL 16: Running Start Information Night
SCC-Colville Center is hosting an information night for high school students who want more information on taking college classes on April 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the Colville Center.

APRIL 16: Knitting/Crochet Club at Kettle Falls Library
The Kettle Falls Public Library will be hosting their Knitting/Crochet Club at 10:30 a.m. with sweaters, hats, scarves–they all began with a single stitch. Come learn the basic stitches and simple patterns to get you started on this hobby.

APRIL 16: Evert kid is an artist at Kettle Falls Library
Every Child is an Artist will take place at 3 p.m. Come join volunteer Artist Donna each week as elementary aged kids do arts and crafts at the Kettle Falls Public Library!

APRIL 17: Flash Fiction Writing Workshop at Chewelah Public Library
Published author K.S. Brooks will be hosting a special writing workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. in connection with the 2nd Annual Chewelah Library Flash Fiction Contest. Can you write the perfect story in fewer than 250 words? Check out the Chewelah Independent and the Libraries of Stevens County’s Facebook page on April 11th. Entries due on Friday, April 18th at 6PM

• APRIL 17: Deer Park City Council Meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 18: Kettle Falls Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 12-1:30 p.m.
• APRIL 18: Republic Chamber of Commerce Meeting, TEDD offices, 12-1 p.m.

APRIL 18: Trivia Night at Quartzite Brewing
Put your thinking caps on folks for Trivia in support of the Chewelah Valley Land Trust down at the brewery! All proceeds help get a local community forest developed in our Community set aside for recreation, and sustainable forest management. Thursday February 21 from 6-8 pm. $10 for team of 4 or less, $5 per person if > than 4 (5 people max)

APRIL 18: Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees Meeting
The Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees will hold their April meeting at the Lakeside Library on Thursday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. The Lakeside Library is located at 5919 Hwy 291, Ste. 2, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026. 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 toll-free 1-877-251-3300.

APRIL 19: Easter “Bazaar” at St. Joseph’s Hospital
Enjoy the Eastern “Bazaar” at St. Joseph’s Hospital classroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with baked goods, craft items, along with a silent auction and sale. The silent auction with close at 3 p.m.

APRIL 20: Low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic
The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is offering low-cost vaccinations and microchips at the Country Store in Colville from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• APRIL 20: Bob McBride Memorial Golf Tournament at the Chewelah Golf Course and Country Club
• APRIL 20: Tum Tum Food Bank open, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
• APRIL 20: Springdale Town Clean up Day, All Day

APRIL 20: Easter Egg Hunt at NE Washington Fairgrounds
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the NE Washington Fairgrounds on April 20 at 10 a.m. for kids of all ages. Donations for candy can be sent to PO Box 282 in Colville. Bring a Basket.

• APRIL 21: Easter Sunday

APRIL 21: Easter Sunrise Service
The Annual Interdenominational Sunrise Church Service is scheduled at Vaagans Ball Fields on Silke Road by the airport.
Open to the public and beginning at 7 am, there will be “Praise and Worship”, Prayers, Scripture Reading and a message presented by one of the local Pastors. Participants are urged to dress warmly since it could be chilly as the sun rises. This annual event is presented by the North Stevens County Ministerial Association and has been a tradition for many years. For more information contact: Lloyd Ward, Chairman at 509-675-1495

APRIL 21: Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Chewelah
The Chewelah Kiwanis will hold their annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Sunday April 21 at the Barbour Complex behind Jenkins High School.

APRIL 21: Easter Breakfast at Abundant Life Fellowship
Easter breakfast, 9 am – 9:50 am at Abundant Life Fellowship, 203 E Clay & 2nd St. Continental breakfast followed by our annual Easter service. If you do not have a church home, or are visiting our community, please join us for this special celebration.

APRIL 24: Chewelah Community Blood Drive
The Chewelah Community Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, April 24, from 12-5 p.m. at the Chewelah Civic Center. For more info call 877-258-4825.

APRIL 26: Valley Warriors Against Cancer Dinner
Enjoy Pork enchiladas, refried beans, rice, chips and salsa and dessert at the Chewelah American Legion to help the Valley Warriors Against Cancer organization. All proceeds go to Stevens County Cancer Patients. $9 is the recommended conation. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and the dessert auction will start at approvimately 6:15 p.m.

• APRIL 27: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.

APRIL 27: City Wide Cleanup Day
Come down to the Chewelah NAPA Parking lot with gloves, rakes and garbage bags for City Wide Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a burger lunch afterwards. For more info call 935-8595.

APRIL 27: Woodland Children’s Theatre holding auditions for “The Little Mermaid Jr.”
Woodland Children’s Theater will be holding auditions for their summer production on April 27. Auditions will be open for children going into the first grade and up to just-graduated high school seniors. Check out woodlandproductions.org/auditions.html for more info.

APRIL 27: Barn Burner at The Brewery (Northern Ales)
Enjoy food, beer, wine and entertainment with food catered by Backyard BBQ and music by Killin’ Time. There will be a pool tournament in the afternoon and a silent auction. It will be for Casey McKern’s Pay It Forward Charity. The event will take place from 5-10 p.m.

APRIL 27: Camp Clean-Up 2019 at Camp Na-Bor-Lee in Fruitland
Come Saturday OR Sunday, or camp overnight for free and work both days at Camp Na-Bor-Lee near Fruitland in its Camp Clean-Up 2019 event. If you or your group will be enjoying Camp Na-Bor-Lee this summer, come join us for the opening of the campground! Many hands make light work…and more FUN. Cleanup will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

APRIL 27-28: Becoming Spring at Woodland Theatre
Two performances of Becoming Spring, Saturday April 27th 7 PM and Sunday April 28th 2 PM at Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls will feature the Woodland String Ensemble, directed by Linda Colman, Chorus under the direction of Ron Bacon and the Concert Band under the direction of Gary Killings. RingJoy bell choir will be our guest ensemble, directed by Linda Colman. The Chorus will perform a Cole Porter medley with instrumental accompaniment and an original madrigal, written just for the Woodland Chorus. Tickets $10 adult and $5 student are available at the Colville Chamber of Commerce 986 S Main St. Colville (509) 684-5973, brownpapertickets.com, or at the door.

APRIL 28: Free Metal Days in Stevens County
Stevens County, Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will conduct its semi-annual free metals disposal day on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the Stevens County Landfill in Kettle Falls. Any scrap metal brought out on this day must be from a household source and free of any attached contaminants such as wood, rubber, plastic, fabric, etc. Absolutely NO GARBAGE will be accepted on this day. We will accept household scrap metal at no charge to the public. Large appliances are acceptable but must be cleaned out and free of garbage. Lawnmowers and rototillers are acceptable but only if the motor oil and gasoline has been drained. Barbed wire and fencing is acceptable but must be free of wooden posts, baling twine and other non-metals. Unacceptable items: Car/Truck chassis and bodies, automotive engines and transmissions; paint cans or plastic coated wire; gas cylinders or shocks; small items such as nails, nuts, bolts & washers; small appliances such as toasters, irons, etc; (televisions and VCR's are not appliances). For further information contact Stevens County Solid Waste at 738-6106.



MAY 3: Chewelah Farmers Market Opens
The Chewelah Farmers Market will open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the first time on May 3 in the Chewelah City Park.

MAY 3: Junkin’ on the Grange
Join us for the Valley Grange for its annual Vintage Sale. $1 admission good for both days and kids 12 and under free. Over 20 vendors offering a great mix of vintage, antiques, upcycle and handmade items. Inside and outdoor vendors.

• MAY 4: Delta Dental of Washington “Rally for a cure” Golf Tournament at Chewelah Golf Course from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

MAY 4: Chewelah’s Got Talent
May 4 will be the return of Chewelah’s Got Talent! Tryouts the last two Saturdays in April, Tech rehearsal 5/3 6 p.m. and the Live Show from the Center for the Arts, broadcast on Radio and YouTube too, on 5/4 at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale and packets available on 4/1/19 This will be a sold out show!

MAY 11: Bradley’s TKD Open Tournament
Bradley’s Taekwondo in downtown Chewelah will be hosting an open tournament on Saturday, May 11 all day for ages five and up. There will be traditional katas, point sparring, freestyle weapons kata and freestyle katas, plus a board breaking challenge. For more info call 509-690-8452 or check out their website at bradleystkd.com.

MAY 12: Mother’s Day Brunch at Chewelah Golf Course and Country Club
Enjoy the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Chewelah Golf and Country Club from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info call 509-935-6807. 

MAY 17-18: Warriors at Work
Come on down to the Valley Community Park for Warriors at Work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valley Community Park The Valley Warriors against Cancer raise money to help Stevens County cancer patients. There will be a huge plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., vendors will be at the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be served from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raffles will be throughout the day while there will be a silent auction on both days that ends May 18 at 3 p.m. There will be a 5k walk on May 18 at 9 a.m.

MAY 18: Arden Old Timers Rodeo
The Arden Old Timers Rodeo Association will he hosting their annual rodeo for ages 21 and older with limited entries. The rodeo will go from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entry cost is $10 and there are limited entries. Call Glory at 684-2687 to sign up. Entry cutoff is 1 p.m. the day of the event. BBQ will be at the event along with a trail ride.

MAY 18: Music on the Mountain

It’s a different time of year and a new orchestra, but great symphonic music is returning to Chewelah Peak.

Gonzaga University Symphony Orchestra makes its Music on the Mountain debut May 18 in a 2:00 p.m. concert presented by Chewelah Arts Guild and Chewelah Peak Learning Center.

According to CAG President Dawn McClain, classical music lovers can expect the same music mastery the event has delivered for 16 years.

“We’re excited to welcome the GU Symphony to Chewelah Peak.  This is an orchestra that attracts some of the world’s top soloists to perform with them, and we know it will be a great afternoon of music-making,” McClain said.

The orchestra is a blend of gifted GU music students, Spokane professionals, and Gonzaga alumni.  The conductor is Kevin Hekmatpanah, who doubles as a cellist with the Spokane Symphony.

What can the audience expect?  “For the music lover, Spokane holds few pleasures as great or as dependable as the concerts of the GU Symphony Orchestra,” wrote Spokesman-Review music critic Larry Lapidus.  Their performances “leave ‘em in the aisles, begging for more,” he added.

A better view of the musicians is another new feature of this year’s MOM.  “For years our audience has asked for this, and thanks to a Vinson Fund grant, we’re bringing in a portable stage that will raise the orchestra a bit higher,” McClain said.

Music on the Mountain tickets are available at Valley Drug and Akers United Drug in Chewelah, House of Music in Colville, and at the Arts Guild (www.chewelahartsguild.org.).   The adult ticket price is $20 through April 24, then $25; children 12 and under are $15.   Snacks and beverages at intermission are included.

MAY 24: Park Avenue Players presents Sylvia
Well. It has finally happened. Park Avenue Players is finally going to the dogs. Chewelah PACA is happy to announce the spring play “Sylvia” by A. R. Gurney. Greg (Bill Barnes) and Kate (Deanna Barnes) have moved to Manhattan after twenty two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park-or that has found him-bearing the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. The play will be directed by Margee Richart and opens the 24 th of May for 2 weekends. Not only will an actor play the role of Sylvia (Bonnie Spencer), but it’s going to be a dog-themed production. Two of the shows will be a dinner show and we’ll be serving hot dogs and drinks as you watch the hilarious comedy. Steve Warner and Patricia West complete the fabulous cast. We are also joining with Becky Washington and her Becky’s Best Buddies Program. She’ll be advertising for us and giving away a few free tickets at her fundraising events on the 4th and 18th of May. During the month of May the Chewelah Center for the Arts will have on display dogs she is trying to find homes for. “Sylvia” runs 24, 25, 31, 1 June 2019 at 7 PM and 26 May and 2 June at 2 PM at the Chewelah Center for the Arts. Dinner shows are the 25 th and 1st and are $20.00 in advance and $22.50 at the door. Show only tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Set your calendars for the Month of May as one to not only support the arts and enjoy a great show, but to also help many of our local lonely buddies. I’m talking about the dogs, not the actors.

MAY 25-27: Annual Quilt Show
Over 100 quilts from local quilters are displayed each year on Memorial Day weekend. A “Challenge” package is offered each year complete with a theme and kit of materials for the following year’s show. Challenge quilts and winners in various categories are displayed. Vendors provide information and displays of materials, patterns and  more. Additionally a Tea Room provides a lovely respite, special desserts and  a featured artist.

MAY 31: Chewelah Farmers Market Opens

JUNE 20: A Taste of Chewelah
This annual event is a major Guild fundraiser that supports art events and scholarships in our community. This is a walking event that features downtown Chewelah restaurants where a variety of entrees chosen by the chefs are served in the restaurants. The works of local artists can be seen gracing the walls and street musicians  add to the festivities. This event is based at Quartzite Brewery Co. where dessert is served and many intriguing Art items are offered in our annual silent auction. Tickets are limited to 250 and will be sold at Valley Drug, Akers United Drug, ChewVino Wine Bar and on this website on the Home Page.

JULY 20: Jenkins High School Chewelah Class of 1969 Reunion
Mark your calendars for the Jenkins High School Class of 1969 50th Class Reunion! Please send your email address to lindajolee@aol.com so organizers can send you more information about the event. If you have classmates that are friends on Facebook, invite them to the reunion. Organizers hope to contact everyone either through Facebook or asking some of you to do the detective work! The reunion will be at 2909 S. Howard in Spokane.

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1: 2019 Phychic Sasquatch Spritual Retreat
Learn more about Psychic Sasquatch at this event at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center. The event will include workshops, presentations, ceremonies, vendors, raffles, crystal skulls, music and drum circles, sharing circles, meditations, spiritual and shamanic items and healing services. For more information go to www.psychicsasquatch.com/Events.

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