Here are upcoming events for Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2016
SEPT. 29: BLOOD DRIVE AT JJSHS
Jenkins Junior Senior High School is hosting a blood drive on Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the Inland Northwest Blood Center. The drive is led by coordinator Tom Skok and will be held in the gym foyer.
The Inland Northwest Blood Center needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet needs of 35 hospitals in the area. A single donation can save the lives of up to three people.
OCT. 2: LIONS FALL BIKE TOUR
Before you put your bike away for the winter, why not participate in the Lions Half Century Fall Bike Tour? On Sunday, Oct. 2, dozens of wheels will take off from the Chewelah City Park to complete 50, 25 or even 8-mile routes during this Fall Bike Tour.
For more than 15 years, the Chewelah Valley Lions, Boy Scout Troop 989 and the local North East Washington Amateur Radio operators have worked to support area bicycling enthusiasts who want to finish the year with a beautiful last ride. Boy Scouts and Lions members staff water and snack stations along the ride. The Radio operators are posted along the ride to report on the bicyclists’ progress and safety. One of the operators is a sweeper, in charge of following the last rider to make sure all the riders make it off the route safely.
For those interested in the shortest route, it leaves the City Park and heads out Cottonwood Road for a few miles before turning back. The 25-mile route starts the same, but continues across on Hafer Road, crosses Hwy 395 to connect to HWY 231, where it extends to the Lane Mountain plant before turning around and repeating the route. For die hard riders, the 50-mile route will continue down Hwy 231 to Springdale, then turn back to Forest Center and head up to Waitts Lake…then back to Valley and Hwy 231 for the return trip. There will be plenty of fall foliage to enjoy along the way. The ride starts at 10 a.m., with late registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!
Proceeds from the ride will support the Chewelah Valley Lions activity fund, so glasses, hearing aides, scholarships and other community projects. For information on the ride, contact Becky Washington at 509-935-6635 or find forms at http://www.chewelahvalleylions.com/forms/.
-Submitted by Chewelah Valley Lions
OCT. 4: COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS MEETING
Community Celebrations, a non-profit organization, will be holding their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Dave and Bonni Haskell residence, N. 307 2nd St. West, Chewelah. The Annual Meeting will start at 6 p.m. Please contact Bonni at 675-4872 with any questions. Officer elections will be held at this meeting.
OCT. 4: LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING
In accordance with R.C.W. 29A.12.130, WAC 434-335-520 and WAC 434-335-550 please be advised that all programming for the Accessible Voting Unit and Vote Tally system to be used for the November 8, 2016 General Election shall be tested by the Auditor’s Office on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Stevens County Election Center, 425 N Hwy., Colville, according to Tim Gray, Stevens County Auditor. Scanning and resolving of the test deck to be used in the Logic and Accuracy test was conducted during the week of September 2, 2016 and will be available for public review prior to the Logic and Accuracy test.
Candidates and representatives of the news media are encouraged to attend in order that we may answer any questions you might have prior to election night.
We request that the Central Committee Chairperson of each party attend or designate one representative to observe the proceedings and operations of the election center. If further information is needed, please contact this office by calling 509-684-7514 or 509-684-4814.
OCT. 6: AGLOW MEETING
This month the N.E.W. Aglow Lighthouse will be having a guest speaker, Alice Bale. Alice has been the area president for several years, recently retiring from that position so she and her husband can travel, beginning a new adventure with the Lord. She fell in love with Jesus when at 29, she found out she wasn’t lost, just hadn’t asked Him into her heart. As Alice later discovered in a dream how very much her Heavenly Father loved her, she began reaching deeper into what God had planned for her before she was placed in her mother’s womb – “an awesome adventure which just gets better as the years go by.” She learned during a season of lack that God would always meet her needs. She also came to realize (raising his, mine and our family) that a crisis is followed by a miracle if she just trusts the Lord.
Both men and women are welcomed to all Aglow meetings, no admission, so please come & be with us October 6th (the first Thursday this month), 6 p.m. for fellowship, meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the Colville Ag Center on the corner of Aster & Washington, two blocks west of Main Street. For more information you may call Kathleen at 680-1411 or Kim at 684-3467. To learn more about Aglow International go to www.aglow.org.
OCT. 6: PROPHECY SEMINAR
Are you curious about what the future is for our world? Will there be increased natural disasters and wars? You will learn specific and dramatic revelations of things to come—- not from psychics but from the unfailing word of God. The Bible was accurate in the past, so it can be trusted to tell us what will happen in the future.
This seminar is free to everyone. It will give you insights and hope for the future.
The Seminar starts Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., and continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Chewelah Civic Center, 315 E. Clay. Bring your friends and join us.
OCT. 7: WOODLANDS FALL SHOW OPENS
Woodland Productions fall show, The Octette Bridge Club, is set in Providence, Rhode Island. It focuses on eight sisters of Irish descent who meet every other Friday to gossip and play bridge.
The first act, which opens with the women posing for a photograph for the Sunday rotogravure section of the local newspaper in 1934. The second act is set ten years later during a Halloween bridge party where each acts out her costume’s persona.
The characters are Ann Conroy a no-nonsense schoolteacher who hosts the bridge nights and is married to a man who drinks too much. Martha McDermitt, the widowed eldest sister, is known for her sense of responsibility and stern personality. Mary Margaret Donovan is a spinster who lives with younger sister Alice Monahan and her husband Walter, who have no children. Nora Hiller is an easy-going woman devoted to her husband Lawrence and their children. Connie Emerson is always quick with a wisecrack. Lil Carmody is a free spirit, who sings and plays piano, and Betsy Bailey, the emotionally distraught youngest, who does a hilarious Salome belly dance. Betsy has just gotten out of a sanitarium and knows that she must cut the bonds to her smothering family and strike out on her own.
The show opens at The Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls and runs October 7, 8, 9, and 14, 15, 16. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Friday October 7 only all seats are just $8, all other shows are priced $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets sold at the door only. Please note this play contains adult themes and may not suitable for all audiences. Come join the fun with The Octette Bridge Club at Woodlands.