Here are upcoming events for Dec. 8-15, 2016.
Dec. 8-10: Santa Run Food Drive
The Chewelah Fire Department is holding its annual Santa Run Food Drive this week. Santa will be coming around town collecting food with the fire
department. See page 9 for details and route map.
Dec. 10: Christmas Faire
Experience Christmas shopping as it should be…fun and festive in charming Chewelah! The second annual Chewelah Farmers Market “Classic Country Christmas Faire” will be held this Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aaron Huff Memorial Cultural Center at 214 E. Main Street in Chewelah.
Everyone’s favorite vendors will be there, offering their wares in a festive atmosphere with live Christmas music, apple cider and cookies.
For special gifts and stocking stuffers, check out the handcrafted jewelry, woodcrafts (puzzles, plaques, toys!), knit socks, mittens, and scarves, cute hand-painted signs on barn boards and natural soaps, lotions and essential oils.
Vendors new to the Farmers Market will be offering children’s clothes, photographs, and pottery. Special treats for gifts and entertaining from Moon Creek Gourmet Sweets, The Nut Shack, and The Bread Box Bakery and Market.
The Chewelah Chamber of Commerce is also dressing up downtown for “City Sidewalks.”
The whole town will be made festive for Christmas, with local merchants offering specials, Christmas music piped outside and even a wandering elf or two.
Dec. 10-11: Woodland Holiday Concert
The concert to be held at Woodland Theatre on December 10 & 11 started with a question. Director Ron Bacon wanted to know, “What are the twelve days of Christmas?” He found out that those twelve days are known as Christmastide, and are the twelve days between first vespers on December 24 and Epiphany eve on January 5. It was so proclaimed in 567 AD by the Council of Tours as a “sacred and festive season” following the fasting and abstinence of Advent.
Christmas day begins the season, followed by numerous feast days, including New Years Eve and New Years Day. To illustrate the season, Director Ron Bacon selected arrangements of many familiar and not so familiar carols with a good selection of secular offerings.
There will be two performances of “Exploring Christmastide” including Woodland Brass Ensemble and Woodland Chorus. Times are Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m., at the Theatre in Kettle Falls with tickets at the door, $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Dec. 13: Summit Valley Christmas Program
The annual Christmas program is just around the corner. Summit Valley students will entertain the audience with dynamic drama and magnificent musical performances.
The student performances will be followed by dessert, conversation with families and community members, and a special guest from the North Pole.
See you there, Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m. in the Summit Valley Church.
Dec. 14: Quilters and Wannabees
Quilters & Wannabees will have their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Chewelah Casino. Come at 11 a.m to have lunch and visit with friends—meeting starts at 12 p.m. This will be our Christmas meeting so if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped $15 gift of your choice —not necessarily quilt or sewing related. Bring something for Show & Tell, a project you need help with or anything else you would like to share. We are also looking for one or two people to lead our group starting in January. Please think about volunteering—we all want Wannabees to continue supporting quilting and other crafts in our community.
-Submitted by Quilters & Wannabees
Dec. 15: Libraries Board Meeting
The Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees will hold their December meeting at the Colville Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 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. For further information please visit the Library’s website www.thelosc.org or phone toll-free 1-877-251-3300.