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.

JOHN PETERSON ART AT TEDD IN COLVILLE
The walls of Gallery TEDD have come alive with the spirit of the American West. The vast plains and the wildlife and drama to be found there have been captured in oil by current featured artist, John Peterson of Colville, WA. His epic, large-scale works are now on display at Tri County Economic Development District until the end of October. The public is welcome to visit Gallery TEDD during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 986 S. Main, Suite A, in Colville.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

CHEWELAH CUB SCOUTS SELLING POPCORN
Fall has officially arrived and that means it’s a great time to buy some popcorn! Chewelah Cub Scout Pack 998 is now selling Trail’s End Popcorn through the month of October for its annual fundraiser. More than 70 percent of the total cost of each product goes to support local scouting with 34 percent staying with our own Pack.
The Cub Scouts really appreciate everyone who supported them last Sunday when selling the popcorn in front of Chewelah’s Safeway. We sold out of our entire stock of “show and sell” product in one day!
But there’s still time to get your popcorn during “Poptober.”
For traditional ordering, just find a Chewelah Cub Scout and order popcorn directly through them. The products will be delivered to you in mid-November.
There’s also an online option where you can shop at www.trails-end.com and get it shipped directly to you. The website offers exclusive options only available online including coffee, trail mix, and even popcorn by the case! Just find your favorite cub scouts fundraiser page to shop.
During the first Pack 998 all-pack meeting on Sept. 27, the Cub Scouts had a popcorn kickoff party to get excited (and informed) about popcorn sales.
The pack had fun getting to sample some popcorn, talked about selling strategies and goals, and even played relay games – with popcorn!
Popcorn sales is our main fundraiser for the year. It supports the scouts by paying for registration fees, pack awards, day camp fees, the pinewood derby and other expenses to allow all scouts to participate in the fun activities available to them. Popcorn Sales also teaches the Cub Scouts life skills like how to interact with the public and calculate money.
Popcorn sales end October 26. Thank you for supporting Chewelah Pack 998! For more information on Cub Scouts or purchasing popcorn, contact Cubmaster Joe Trudeau at 509-998-6593

• OCTOBER 18: Mobile Vet Center at 230 East Birch Ave. in Colville 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
• OCTOBER 18: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• OCTOBER 18: Ladies Night at Brothers Bar, 8 p.m.

OCTOBER 18: Colville Rotary Career Expo
How do you navigate from point A to point B? How do you go from having a job to discovering a career? Come down to the Spokane Community College Colville Center October 18 and explore your options. From 9-2:30 p.m. the Career Expo is open to students from the tri-county area. Many students will be bussed in from surrounding school districts. From 3-5:30 p.m. the Career Expo will be open to the public. During these hours there will be ongoing career panels exploring forest service, border patrol, health and local timber careers to name a few. A complete schedule will be updated under events on the Colville Rotary Facebook page. We recommend bringing your resume to hand out to the various businesses being represented. It should be a dynamic, information- filled day with businesses such as Providence, Border Patrol, US Forest Service, Colmac Coil, Boise Cascade, Spokane Community College, New Alliance Counseling and the Department of Natural Resources to name a few. This year, Washington State University Stevens County Extension, Tri-county Economic Development District and the Colville School District are proud to be partnering with Colville Rotary to hold this event. If you would like to be involved in this year’s Career Expo or need more information, contact Adenea Thompson at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.

OCTOBER 18: Candy Sushi for Tweens/Teens at Loon Lake Library
Tweens and Teens: have you ever tried sushi? How about candy sushi – fish free? Join us to make your own creation out of gummy and flexible materials – all made from sugary goodness. Eat what you create! Sponsored by Friends of the Loon Lake Library. Event is from 4-5 p.m.

OCTOBER 18: Pint n Paint Night at Fired Up Pizza
Sign up at Fired Up Pizza in Chewelah for October 18 at 7 p.m. for $35 and enjoy some brews and a painting experience. Check with the bartender on how many spots are open.

OCTOBER 18: Meet and Greet Candidates at Gess Elementary
The Independent and the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their second meet and greet of the election season. Meet at the Gess Gym at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. From 6-7 p.m. introductory speeches by candidates will occur and then from 7-8:30 p.m. there will be informal meeting and greeting between people and candidates.

• OCTOBER 19: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce meeting, Chewelah Casino, 7 a.m.
• OCTOBER 19: Fun Fall Festival for Children Young and Old at Riverwood Community School in Colville, 4-6:30 p.m.
• OCTOBER 19: Kiddie Karnival & Kreepy Kafe at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 6 p.m.
• OCTOBER 19: Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 9 p.m.
• OCTOBER 19: Chewelah Public Library Storytime, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 19: Chewelah Valley Lions’ Burgers Brats ‘N Beers
Join the Chewelah Valley Lions at the Quartzite Brewery from 4:30-7 p.m. for a real deal for $10. Enjoy burgers and cheeseburgers with all the trimmings, along with brats and sauerkraut. There will be a selection of chips and delectable desserts. Beer will be sold seperately. Funds raised from this evernt will be used in Chewelah and the Greater Chewelah Area.

OCTOBER 19: Lady Long Rider at Chewelah Public Library
“Lady Long Rider,” otherwise known as Bernice Ende, has ridden more than 29,000 miles alone on horseback around the United States and Canada, including an 8,000 mile ride from Montana to Maine and then back again. Please join us as she shares her adventures along with her new book for Farcounty Press! Signed copies will be avaliable for purchase. Event is at 7 p.m.

October 19: Chewelah American Legion Centennial Celebration
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #54 will be hosting a kickoff for the Centennial Celebration for American Legion Post #54! Join us for the favorite chicken and stuffing bake dinner for $8. Dinner will also include garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, roll, green salad and birthday cake! Join us for the 99th birthday, as plans are made to celebrate 100 years of the American Legion Family and their continued efforts to serve those who served. Dinner will begin serving at 5:30, with birthday cake available throughout the evening. All proceeds go to support local Veterans and their families.

OCTOBER 19-20: Springdale Haunted House and Kiddy Karnival
The Haunted House and Kiddy Karnival will be October 19-20 and 26-27 at 6 p.m.. Price is $5 at the door for the Haunted House or advanced tickets are on sale at the Springdale Store for $4. Kiddy Karnival tickets are 25 cents each. There are eight booths in the Karnival, plus a cupcake walk.

• OCTOBER 20: Haunted House at Camas Valley Grange, 6:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 20: Fall Cider Fest and Fix-It Fest at Sety’s Ace Hardware
Sety’s Ace Hardware is hosting their annual Fall Cider Fest in front of the hardware store in downtown Chewelah. Enjoy fresh apple cider from local apples from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 percent of the cider proceeds go to the local Spokane Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Along with this, you can enjoy Fix-It Fest as Ace will be selling hot dogs, chips and soda for $3 to support local firefighters.

OCTOBER 21: Crossfire Chewelah Volleyball Meeting
There will be a parent/athlete 2019 informational meeting on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at JJSHS Room 3. Come learn more about costs, tournaments, tryouts, age divisions and general club information. Please bring any Crossfire uniforms or warm-ups you may still have.

• OCTOBER 22: Strengthening Families Workshop at Springdale School, 5 p.m.
• OCTOBER 22: Springdale Council meeting at Springdale Town Hall, 7 p.m.
• OCTOBER 23: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.

OCTOBER 23: City of Chewelah Free Chipper Days
Spring tree and shrub trimmings: The City of Chewelah will be offering free chipper days Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th for City residents only. Please be prepared to show your City bill or another proof of residency. The drop off site is located at the Recycle Center / Waste Water Treatment Plant at 120 S. Hunt St. (end of West Main Ave.) The hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Maximum limb size is 10 feet long by 12 inches diameter. Please no garbage, treated lumber or lawn clippings. Customers with questions may contact City Hall at 935-8311 or Public Works at 935-8313.

• OCTOBER 23: Colville Chamber Luncheon from 12-1 p.m. at Colville Eagles, Lori Larsen speaking at event
• OCTOBER 24: Senior Lunch Bunch at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 11:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 24: Self publishing for beginners at Chewelah Public Library
Interested in publishing your novel or memoir? Learn tips and tricks from a seasoned pro! Author K.S. Brooks will share best practices and resources. Event is at 6 p.m.

• OCTOBER 24: Open Mic at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 7 p.m.
• OCTOBER 25: Ladies Night at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
• OCTOBER 25: Colville Chamber After Hours at Forget Me Not, 5:30-7 p.m.

OCTOBER 25: Creepers and Curiosities at Chewelah Public Library
Do you like creepy crawlies? Are you fascinated by stange-looking creatures? Come and learn about the weirdest members of the animal kingdom and have some tasty treats too. Event is from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

• OCTOBER 25: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• OCTOBER 25: Colville Chamber after hours at Forget Me Not, 5:30-7 p.m.
• OCTOBER 26:  Kiddie Karnival & Kreepy Kafe at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 6 pm.
• OCTOBER 26: Haunted House at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 6:30 p.m.
• OCTOBER 26: Karaoke Night at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 9 p.m.
• OCTOBER 26: Kiddie Karnival & Kreepy Kafe at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 6 p.m.
• OCTOBER 26: Dave DeVeau, the Singing Fire Chief, 6 p.m. at the Rusty Putter/Chewelah Golf Course
• OCTOBER 26: Haunted House at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 6:30 p.m.
• OCTOBER 26: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Chewelah Casino, 7 a.m.
• OCTOBER 26: Kiddie parade at 4 p.m. and Moonlight Madness, 6-10 p.m. in Colville
• OCTOBER 26: Chewelah Public Library Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• OCTOBER 26: Free country line dance at the Colville Eagles, 6 p.m.
• OCTOBER 27: Chewelah Golf Course and Country Club Halloween Costume Party with music from “Fool’s Paradise 5 at 6 p.m.

OCTOBER 27: Light up the Park
The 5th Year! Chewelah’s Light Up the Park (LUTP) FREE, family event has become a beloved tradition where community comes together for a magical celebration of the fall season. LUTP’s 2018 goal IS – 2,018 carved, lighted pumpkins and double that many people! 2,018 carved pumpkins won’t set a Guinness Record, but would set a Chewelah Record and provide that magical glow in Chewelah City Park on October 27. The park with Chewelah Creek flowing through it, is the perfect setting for games, Fire Dancers, a Stagetime theater presentation, food vendors, a movie, costume parade, Pumpkin Flotilla, pumpkin carving, and Line Dancing. A Zombie Run, begun in the downtown business area, Night at the Museum, and a Sky Lantern finale all occur in or near the park. The goal of creating ‘walkable displays’ in the downtown business area and residential areas in decorating/lighting displays is a focus this fall. Details on the home decorating contest coming soon on Face book and in newspapers. Get your pumpkins, create a costume, search Pinterest or other sites to spur ideas for your delightful fall display, plan a carving party and join the community in Lighting Up the Park on October 27. Check out www.facebook.com/lightuptheparkchewelah for photos or prior years’ events.

• OCTOBER 29: Strengthening Families Workshop at Springdale School, 5 p.m.
• OCTOBER 30: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.
• OCTOBER 30: Mayor of Pateros speaking at Colville Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Colville Eagles.
• OCTOBER 31: Boofest in downtown Chewelah, 4-6 p.m.
• OCTOBER 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN
• OCTOBER 31: Senior Lunch Bunch at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 11:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 31: Valley School Fun and Fitness Run
Valley School is having a Fun and Fitness Run on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The school is promoting physical fitness and school pride as well as raising funds to support our activities program. All of the money raised goes to support the students at Valley School. The money is deposited into our ASB and is used for the following: assemblies, student awards, athletics, field trips, class activities and so on. It is the school’s goal to raise at least $4,000 through this fundraiser, and keep it as an annual event.

Grades K-2 will be walking/running during this event for a period of 30 minutes, and grades 3-8 will walk/run for 50 minutes on a course set up by staff. For more information check out the Valley School Facebook Page.   

• OCTOBER 31: Springdale Health Association Meeting at Springdale Medical Clinic, 5:30 p.m.
• OCTOBER 31: Open Mic at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 7 p.m.


NOVEMBER


• NOVEMBER 2: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 2: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7 a.m. at Chewelah Casino

• NOVEMBER 2: Chewelah Public Library Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• NOVEMBER 2: Snow Bash – Pre Season Funk at Quartzite Brewing, 3 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 2: Early Release for teacher grading
• NOVEMBER 2: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 2: “In Focus” Guitar-based 60’s and up easy listening, 6 p.m. at the Rusty Putter/Chewelah Golf Course and Country Club
• NOVEMBER 3: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley 9 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 6: Valley Historical Society meeting at Columbia Virtual Academy Broadcast Room, 4 p.m.

• NOVEMBER 6: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 7: Chewelah City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Chewelah City Hall.

• NOVEMBER 7: Free county line dancing at Colville Eagles, 6-7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 8: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 9: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7 a.m. at Chewelah Casino
• NOVEMBER 9: Chewelah Public Library Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• NOVEMBER 9: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 9: Free country line dance at the Colville Eagles, 6 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 10: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley 9 p.m.

NOVEMBER 10: Veterans eat free at Backyard BBQ
Backyard BBQ is feeding local veterans prime rib dinner ON THE HOUSE on November 10, 2018. Come in and join us as we honor the ones who have served this country. Stay after you eat for the Brewers Grade concert, featuring opening acts by Dylan Yeager and Chipped & Broken – music kicks off at 4 p.m.
We look forward to serving those who served for us! Please bring proof of service.

NOVEMBER 10: Semi-Open Martial Arts Tournament
Bradley’s TKD in Chewelah is hosting a semi-open martial arts tournament on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Registation with Bradley’s is due on Nov. 1.

• NOVEMBER 11: Veteran’s Day Steak Barbeque Dinner at Ag Center in Colville, 11:30 a.m.
• NOVEMBER 12: VETERANS DAY
• NOVEMBER 13: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 14: Free county line dancing at Colville Eagles, 6-7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 14: Chewelah School District Board Meeting at District Office, 6:30 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 15: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 16: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7 a.m. at Chewelah Casino
• NOVEMBER 16: Chewelah Public Library Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• NOVEMBER 16: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 16: Free country line dance at the Colville Eagles, 6 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 17: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley 9 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 19: Chewelah VFW Meeting, American Legion, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 20: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 20: Chewelah American Legion Meeting, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 21: Free county line dancing at Colville Eagles, 6-7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 21: Chewelah City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Chewelah City Hall.
• NOVEMBER 22: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 23: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7 a.m. at Chewelah Casino
• NOVEMBER 23: Chewelah Public Library Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• NOVEMBER 23: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 23: Free country line dance at the Colville Eagles, 6 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 24: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley 9 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 25: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 28: Free county line dancing at Colville Eagles, 6-7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 29: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 30: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7 a.m. at Chewelah Casino
• NOVEMBER 30: Chewelah Public Library Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• NOVEMBER 30: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
• NOVEMBER 30: Dave DeVeau, the Singing Fire Chief, at the Rusty Putter/Chewelah Golf Course and Country Club, 6 p.m.

 


DECEMBER


• DECEMBER 1: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley 9 p.m.
• DECEMBER 4: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 6: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 7: Karoake at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 7: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• DECEMBER 8: Karoake at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• DECEMBER 11: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 13: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 14: Karoake at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 14: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• DECEMBER 15: Karoake at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• DECEMBER 18: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 20: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 21: Karoake at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 21: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• DECEMBER 22: Karoake at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• DECEMBER 25: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 27: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 28: Karoake at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• DECEMBER 28: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• DECEMBER 29: Karoake at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.

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