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)

-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)
-Chewelah Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m.-3:30 at the Chewelah City Park

-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)
-Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 9 p.m.

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


Enroll now for St. Mary’s Preschool for 2019-2020 St. Mary’s Preschool enrollment packets are now available in the parish office for the 2019-2020 School Year. All 3-5 year olds are eligible—they do not have to be a member of our church. Please share with anyone who might be interested!

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 work 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 online.

JUNE 20: Chewelah Community Blood Drive
The Chewelah Community Blood Drive will be at Dad’s Espresso located at 2309 B. Hwy 395 in Chewelah from 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

JUNE 21: Meet Stevens County Libraries’ new mascot Roosevelt
Roosevelt is the Stevens County Libraries new, cheerful, ready-to-read pal! He will be at fairs, festivals, parades, special storytimes and events during the summer. Roosevelt will be at the Chewelah Farmers Market on Friday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. He will also be at the Colville Library on Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m., Lakeside Library on June 13 at 10:30 a.m., Kettle Falls Library on June 19 at 10:30 a.m. and the Loon Lake Library on June 17 at 11 a.m.

-JUNE 22: Chewelah Museum Opens for season, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday every week. Sunday hours are 1-4 p.m.

JUNE 22: A Day in the Park at Yep Kanum Park
Habitat for Humanity presents the third annual “A Day in the Park” at Yep Kanum Park in Colville. There will be craft vendors, a car show, live music, informational booths, kid activities and much more. The event will go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

JUNE 22: NE Washington Amateur Radio Club Field Day
On June 22 starting at 11 a.m. and going through June 23 at 11 a.m., the North East Washington Amateur Radio Club (NEWARC) will be conducting their Field Day at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center. The group will have two radios using alternative power for 24 hours.

JUNE 23: Corpus Christi Procession in Stevens County
On Sunday, June 23, Mass will be at 8 a.m. at St. Mary of the Rosary in Chewelah, then at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Mission, Jump off Joe. Following the 10 a.m .Mass at St. Joseph’s will be the traditional Corpus Christi Procession. Everyone’s also invited to a potluck at Holy Ghost afterward.

JUNE 24-28: In The Wild Vacation Bible School
Chewelah Evangelical Free Church at 2211 Sand Canyon Road in Chewelah is hosting their “In the Wild, Amazing Encounters with Jesus” Vacation Bible School from June 24-28. Monday is 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday through Friday is 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy Bible stories, crafts, snacks and games with friends. for ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling Evelyn at 509-936-0607.

JUNE 24-28: Panorama Girls Basketball Camp at Colville HS
The 2019 Colville Basketball Camp will include Gonzaga University women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Fortier and Spokane Falls Community College Women’s Basketball Coach Bruce Johnson for grades 3-8. Grades 6-7-8 will have a five-day camp from 8:30-2:30 p.m. Grades 3-4-5 will have a five-day camp from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Limited entries. Brochures to sign up are avaliable at Clark’s All-Sport. For more info contact Clark’s All Sports at 509-684-5069.

JUNE 24-25: Chewelah Arts Guild Summer Art Camp
Thanks to a generous donation from Bud and Diane Evans, the Chewelah Arts Guild is offering a Summer Art Camp for young artists ages 7-12. The camp is being held at the Chewelah City Park Children’s Pavilion on June 24-28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. A full week of fun art activities has been planned. On Monday the 24th the students will learn how to use colored sand to create mandalas. On Tuesday the 25th, creating handmade paper by recycling used paper products will be offered. Wednesday the 26th the skill of decoupage will help students create a beautiful & useful item. On Thursday and Friday, a two-day project, weaving on handmade looms will complete the fun fill week of creating and developing skills. Gina Greenwood will be teaching the classes and she is known to add music and movement to make the day even more fun. In order to have enough materials for all students the Guild needs to know how many are planning to attend. Call Kay Lupton- 936-2010, Tabitha Baugh-623-302-0705 or Gina Greenwood-509-675-1924 to sign up. Liability waivers can be signed the first day of class or the wavier can be downloaded from the Guild’s website, chewelahartsguild.org and brought the first day. The Chewelah Arts Guild hopes to fill the pavilion for the week of June 24-28 with kids having a good time. Sign up now.

JUNE 26: Ladies Night at ChewVino
Don’t forget it’s Ladies Night at ChewVino with Trivia (but men are also welcome to play)! We will have a featured cocktail and Wednesday $6 pizzas. Trivia starts around 6 p.m., but get there early for a good seat!

JUNE 26: Arden Faith Baptist host singing group
Arden Faith Baptist Church will host The Crown College Singing Group from Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday evening, June 26, 7 p.m.
We invite the community to join us for an evening of wonderful music and preaching. There is no cost to attend. The church is located at 673 Arden Hill Road. “The church is known as the church on the hill above the mill,” Pastor Houk said. For further information, please call Pastor Arthur Houk at 509-684-3983.

JUNE 26: Avista planned power outage in North Stevens County
Avista’s 1,190 electric customers in Northport, Aladdin Road, Deep Lake boundary, Northern Columbia River corridor, and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage on Wednesday, June 26, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crews perform work to the transmission line and substation that services those areas. The work is part of a project to upgrade equipment serving customers in the area to ensure reliability, safety, and meet the growing energy
needs. The nature of this work requires that it be conducted during daylight hours. No road closures are expected during the planned outage.
To help alleviate the inconvenience of the planned power outage, Avista will be sponsoring a catered community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 26 at the Northport City Park. Avista customer service representatives have a variety of resources available to assist customers in need. Customers who have questions or concerns can contact Avista at (800) 227-9187 and reference outage number 1910096.

JUNE 27-28: WDFW Wolf Advisory Group Meeting in Ellensburg
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the next Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) meeting will be held June 27-28, 2019. The meeting will be held in Ellensburg at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center. There will also be an open-house style public comment period prior to the WAG work session. Meeting and public comment period times are to be determined. A meeting agenda will be posted to the Wolf Advisory Group page on the department’s website. The WAG work session will be open to the public to observe and will follow the same format used in the past, including public comment opportunities at the end of each day.
-JUNE 28: Dave DeVeau playing at Chewelah Farmers Market,
12-2 p.m.

JUNE 29: Avista community outreach at Chewelah Farmers Market
Join Avista as energy and natural gas education hits the road with their mobile Energy Resource Team. In our custom van, Avista will bring energy management information and resources into neighborhoods throughout serveral communities. On June 28 they will be at the Chewelah Farmers Market from 11 to 3:30 p.m. in the Chewelah City Park.

JUNE 29: Redline’s Show N’ Shine Car Show
Bring your cars, bikes, tractors and anything else you can think of to Redline’s Show N’ Shine Car Show beginning at 11 a.m. on June 29 at The Body Shop along Highway 395. Hosting by Redline Finishing, it is a customer appreciation day and car show wrapped into one. There will be a free lunch and everyone is welcome. For more info, call 509-935-6842. The Body Shop is located at 515 N. Park St. in Chewelah.

JUNE 29: Animal Swap at Smokey Ridge
Smokey Ridge will be hosting an animal swap on Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m. Swap is managed and advertised by Madeline Dunn. Everyone is welcome, no entry fees. Buy, sell, trade of livestock (of any size), homegrown plants and vegetables, homemade preserves or dairy products. We will have a BBQ at 11 a.m. featuring locally grown highland beef from Taysita Ranch! Smokey Ridge will have its doors open to the public to answer questions about what they offer, and access to their products! Plenty of room all over to park cars or trailers, plenty of shade available and water spigot on sight!

JUNE 29: PACA Yard Sale
PACA is having a Yard Sale to raise funds for the Chewelah Center for the Arts. The sale will be at the Center for the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

JUNE 29: Guided Hike of Sherman Peak Loop
During this free event at Get Out Fest, PNTA will lead a guided hike along the Sherman Peak Loop, a scenic highlight of the Pacific Northwest Trail on the Colville National Forest! REGISTER for the guided hike at: www.pnt.org/get-out-fest The number of participants is limited. Please register at the link below by Thursday, June 27th. Some spots will be reserved for walk-up registration at the event. Stop by our booth at Get Out Fest by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday to learn more. GET TICKETS to Get Out Fest at: www.getoutfest.com. The Sherman Loop Hike is an intermediate hike: six miles round-trip, including 1,200 feet elevation gain. Plan on a 4-5 hour excursion, depending on pace and breaks and an additional hour of driving to the trailhead. Be sure to pack the “ten essentials,” snacks and plenty of water and be prepared to practice the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.

JUNE 29-30: Walleye Tournament at Kettle Falls Marina
The Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club is hosting the 2019 Washington Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament at the Kettle Falls Marina on June 29-30. Deadline to sign up is June 28 at 5 p.m. $300 entry fee, two person team limit. For more info contact tournament director Clyder Reneman at ctreneman@gmail.com or call 509-732-6679.

JULY 4: Kettle Falls Freedom Fest 2019
There will be a free live concert at Happy Dell Park in Kettle Falls beginning at noon. Proudly performing will be Six String Drifters, Raptor and a special guest band. There will be picnic tables, a baseball diamond, restrooms, tennis courts, a raffle and plenty of room to run free. Sponsored by Kettle Pub and Grub.

JULY 12-14: Children’s Art Pavilion at Chataqua
The Chewelah Arts Guild offers the Children’s Pavilion art activities to any child interested in participating during Chataqua in Chewelah’s City Park. Arts Guild volunteers and local artists provide instruction in a variety fun activities that have included junk band instruments, slum dog dancing, water colors, rock painting, mural drawing, clay sculpting and — one of the favorites — making gourd bird houses.

JULY 13: Chataqua Film Festival
The Chataqua Film Festival will take place on Saturday, beginning at 12:45 p.m. with featured artist Shaun Spring. Springer will be showing his film “The Garageland Chronicles” and conduct a Q&A afterwards. Alcohol will be avaliable for purchase for anyone 21 years and older. This is a free event. Musical guests include Craig McQuain and Chewelah’s Got Talent Winner Tristan Syeler.

JULY 17: Chewelah Library hosts “To Jupiter and Beyond”
Experience first-hand the vast scale of our solar system. Make a lovely model of Saturn and her rings at the Chewelah Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

-July 19: Gretchen Jones, Harpist at Chewelah Farmers Market, 12 p.m.

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 2-4: Colville Rendezvous Days
Colville Rendezvous Days is Colville, Washington’s annual community celebration featuring 3 days of great entertainment on 2 stages. There are craft, food, and commericial vendors, the Classic Car and Bike Show, our annual baseball tournament, and much more. Participate in the Pioneer Dance, swim in the city pool, and for the children we will be having more of our inflatables (water slide, obstacle course, maybe a bounce house). There’ll be plenty of fun in the summer sun for everyone. See you there!

AUGUST 25: St. Mary’s Golf Scramble
St. Mary’s Golf Scramble—Aug. 25th The 4th Annual St. Mary of the Rosary Golf Scramble will be Sunday, August 25th at the Chewelah Golf and Country
Club. Dinner provided by the Knights of Columbus. For more information contact Mike Coleman (208-859-3500) or the parish office. Register by August 18.
This is a fundraiser to benefit our youth ministry and preschool.

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.

OCTOBER 26: Light up the Park
Light Up the Park is a Celebration of Light, Music, and the Arts. In small town Chewelah WA, USA (pop. 2,600), this one day event fills the park with pumpkins and people of all ages. People bring carved pumpkins (or get one at the carving station) to place in the line-up of pumpkins to be lighted at dusk. Along with pumpkin lighting a Flotilla of carved, lighted pumpkins floats in the creek; a Fire Dancer and various musical groups perform on a main stage. A “Night at the Museum” features walks-through the museum with live characters; a few food booths;  buskers (roaming musical performers); games for kids e.g., apple bobbing, the loudest scream, mummy wrapping; a haunted House for youngsters, ages 2-6 is presented; along with photo ops; and a launching of Sky Lanterns at the close of the event.

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