Here are upcoming events for July 27-August 20.
JULY 27 – PRESSURE CANNER TESTING
If you are canning your harvest this summer, then don’t miss one of these free canner testing sessions happening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WSU Stevens County Extension Office located at 986 S. Main in Colville on Wednesday, July 27, and Friday, August 12.
Pressure canning is the only method recommended for canning meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. The risk associated with preserving these low-acid foods is botulism poisoning.
Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria called Colstridium Botulinum.These bacteria are rarely if ever destroyed at boiling-water temperatures.
At the higher temperatures of a pressure canner, they are easier to destroy. All low-acid foods should be processed at temperatures of 240 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, temperatures reached with pressure canners when operated at 10 pounds of pressure at sea level.
Higher pressures are needed to attain 240 degrees F at altitudes above sea level.
Testing your pressure canner will determine whether your canner is functioning properly and help you preserve food safely.
Dial gauge pressure canners should be tested yearly before you start canning.
For additional information contact: WSU Stevens County Extension 509-684-2588 or email@example.com.
-Submitted by WSU Stevens County Extension
JULY 29 – TAEKWON-DO FUNDRAISER
Bradley’s Taekwon-Do in Chewelah will be selling raffle tickets and Papa Murphy’s cards at the Chewelah Farmers Market Friday, July 29 to help fund the students’ trip to nationals. Stop by the Chewelah Farmers Market and support Bradley’s Taekwon-Do.
-Submitted by Bradley’s TKD
JULY 29 – KCHW SUMMER SHOW
KCHW 102.7 Chewelah is proud to announce an evening of comedy and music featuring local talent. The event will be held at the KCHW Radio Station at the 3rd Street Mall in Chewelah on July 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. It will kick off with The Semi-Blue Un-Politically Correct Quartzite Improv Troupe featuring local stand-up comedian Courtney Marie Hentges. The troupe also features Schelley Strite, Kevin Christensen, Keith Cochran, Scott & Jean from the KCHW AM show and Joseph D. Wulczynski. Following the troupe will be special musical guests Shannon McNeil and Pat Eggleston. Seating is limited and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $8 for members with all proceeds going to the radio station – a non-profit organization – and can be purchased online at KCHW.org or purchased the night of the event. This event will contain adult material. Come on down and join us for a night filled with comedy, snacks and outstanding music.
-Submitted by KCHW
JULY 30 – PRAYER MEETING
Sixty years ago on July 30, 1956 the motto “In God We Trust” was adopted by the Congress of United States of America. The motto took two years to pass.
On July 4, 1776, 240 years ago we became an independent nation. These freedoms were hard fought for then, by men, women, and even children. This freedom is to be able to “Trust in God” not just any god, but the God of the Holy Bible.
On Saturday morning, July 30, between 9-9:30 a.m. there is a meeting to give thanks, honor and pray, for the safety of all those who have served this nation faithfully. In the Armed Forces, Police and Fire departments and Public Offices.
The meeting will take place at the Chewelah City Hall near where The Bell was hung between 1986-1987.
In June of this year “The Bell,” due to rotting timbers that held it in place, collapsed.
It is time people for us to “cry” out to the Lord. President George Washington stated, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
Call Fran Marshall if you have any question at 509-935-6233.
-Submitted by Fran Marshall
AUGUST 5 – JHS CLASS REUNION
The JHS Class of 1986 is having a reunion on August 5-6. It will start out Friday night at the Sportsman’s Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. and then continue on Saturday at 7 p.m. at ChewVino.
Any questions about the event can be directed to Noelle Anderson-Parks at 509-844-4651. There is also a Facebook page you can find by searching for “JHS Class of 1986.”
AUGUST 5 – LIFE LINE SCREENINGS
Residents living in and around Chewelah can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.
Chewelah Faith Community Church will host this community event for Life Line Screenings on August 5. The site is located at 313 W. Colville Ave. in Chewelah.
Screenings can check for:
• The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
• HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
• Diabetes risk
• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
• Kidney and thyroid function, and more
Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.
Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
-Submitted by Life Line Screening
AUGUST 20 – WOODLAND AUDITIONS
Auditions for Woodland Productions The Octette Bridge Club will be held Saturday, August 20, 1-4 p.m. at The Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls. Performances will be October 7-9 and Oct. 14-16.
The Octette Bridge Club is a play by P.J. Barry. Set in Providence, Rhode Island, it focuses on eight sisters of Irish descent who meet on alternate Friday evenings to play bridge and gossip.
No preparation necessary to audition, cold readings from the script will be done. Two of the women should have piano playing experience, one woman should have belly dancing experience, knowing how to play bridge would be a plus for the eight women. For more information call or text 680-1961.
Cast in order of age: Martha 54 & 64 – Mary 51 & 61- Nora 48 & 58 – Connie 46 & 56 – Alice 44 & 54 – Ann 43 & 53 – Lil 40 & 50 – Betsy 37-47 – Robert Foster (photographer) 27.
-Submitted by Woodland Productions