Here are upcoming events for Oct. 21-27, 2016 in the Chewelah Independent.
OCT. 21: LAST DAY OF THE FARMERS MARKET WITH HARVEST FESTIVAL AND PUMPKIN BOWLING
It’s hard to believe that 22 market Fridays have come and gone this year, but indeed we are down to our last day of the Chewelah Farmers Market, which is also traditionally our Harvest Festival. And that means some pumpkin bowling! That’s right, come down to the market on Friday the Oct. 21 and try your hand at rolling a small pumpkin at 10 bowling pins. It is loads of fun and free. Sign-ups for three age divisions begin at 3 p.m. and the bowling will get underway about 3:45 p.m. There will be Chamber Bucks for prizes and good times.
The Chewelah Farmers Market would like to take this opportunity to thank our many customers and The Chewelah Independent, KCHW 102.7, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Chewelah for their continued support of the market and local farmers, food producers and artisans. If you are interested in participating in the Chewelah Farmers Market, please visit www.chewelahfarmersmarket.com or call 509-680-2032.
-Submitted by the Chewelah Farmers Market
OCT. 21-22: ANNUAL AUTUMN SHOWCASE
On Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, the Aaron Huff Memorial Cultural Center will be holding its annual Autumn Showcase.
Following a similar format to last year’s Grand Opening, both evenings will begin at 6 p.m. with an Artists’ Reception, featuring the nature photography of Jim Carvalho and the otherworldly tactile art of Phyllis Mueller.
Traci Manley, tattoo artist extraordinaire, will also be on hand with samples of her work.
Following the reception will be a performance showcase directed by Ann Marie Benedict. Tickets for this event are available at Valley Drug for $10 and include both the reception and the performance. Space is limited.
OCT. 22: 49 DEGREES NORTH SKI SWAP
Don’t miss this opportunity to recycle your old gear and get some new. Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the time to buy your new or gently used ski, snowboard and general winter fun gear at the annual 49 Degrees North Ski Patrol Ski Swap in Colville’s NE Washington Fairgrounds. Just drive to Colville and follow the signs. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $2 per person, and all proceeds go to purchase first aid supplies and training for the 49 Degrees North Volunteer Ski Patrol.
This sale includes equipment brought in by local community members as well as deeply discounted, brand new gear from area shops.
Shops bringing gear to the sale include Clark’s All-Sports, Spokane Wintersport, the Sports and Fitness Outlet from Wenatchee, the Ski Shack, and Alpine Ski Wholesalers from McCall, Idaho, to name a few.
Check in your used gear on Friday, October 21, from 6-8:30 p.m., or early Saturday from 8-9 a.m., and pick up whatever has not sold on sale day, Saturday, from 4-5 p.m. Gear accepted and sold should be in good repair and includes ski and snowboard boots; snowboards; alpine, cross country and telemark skis; ice skates; car racks; ski helmets; goggles; poles and general winter clothing.
The patrol charges a quarter an item, and takes 15 percent commission from gear sold. Items not picked up will be donated.
49 Degrees North employees will also be there during the sale, taking pictures and processing passes for people who have already purchased them.
Questions about the sale? Email Beale Luebben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 22: SENIOR CENTER CELEBRATION
There will be celebration at the Chewelah Senior Center on October 22, 2016 from 1-3 p.m.
People will be recognized for their part in the recent building renovations. Guest speakers are Dorothy Knauss (Mayor of Chewelah) and The Independent’s Geno Ludwig. They will be sharing the history of Chewelah; the Mayor’s mother put on potlucks in the original building.
The board of directors would love the community as well as nearby towns to come and celebrate with us. There will be a time to view historical pictures and enjoy some refreshments.
OCT. 22: FREE MEAL AT THE CIVIC CENTER
Come and enjoy a hot meal at the Chewelah Civic Center this Saturday, October 22 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.
OCT. 24: WORLD POLIO DAY
Rotary Clubs across the country celebrate the near eradication of polio on Oct. 24. In 1979, James Bomar, Jr., the President of Rotary at that time traveled to the Philippines as part of Rotary’s earliest work to immunize children against polio. Before that, 350,000 people —nearly all of them children— were paralyzed by polio every year.
Today, 31 years later, after the launch of Polio Plus — the Eradication Program —the children of the Philippines and all but two other countries in the world are growing up without the knowledge and the fear of polio. Instead of 1,000 new cases of polio every day, we are averaging less than one per week. Rotary Clubs need to make sure the world knows that their work to eradicate polio is not over yet and that Rotary is in it to the end.
The Rotary Club of Colville is part of this effort having raised funds as well as sending members to India, Pakistan and Ethiopia in the last six years. So now they look at a world that is virtually polio free.
-Submitted by Colville Rotary
OCT. 26: CHEWELAH BLOOD DRIVE
A Chewelah Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26 inside the Chewelah Civic Center from 12-5 p.m. The Inland Northwest Blood Center along with volunteers led by Ron Washington will be coordinating the blood drive.
INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. A single donation can save the lives of up to three people.
OCT. 26-27: COLVILLE ROTARY CAREER FAIR
The Colville Rotary Club is sponsoring a Career Fair at the Colville Community College on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Colvlle Community College.