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)
-Chewelah Arts Guild Meetings at NE WA Health Programs Meeting Building, 509 E. Main Ave., 5:30-7 p.m.

-Al-Anon Meeting at St. Jospeh’s Hospital, 7 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)

-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 Legion, 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)

-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)

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

City of Chewelah offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24 at noon through Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for Christmas.  And Tuesday, December 31 at noon through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year.

We are in need of two boys basketball coaches for out 5th & 6th grade teams. If you or someone you know would be interested please contact the Recreation Department at 684-6037.

Time to renew City of Chewelah Dog Licenses
January is the time to renew dog licenses.  Dogs are required to have a current rabies vaccination.  Please bring your dog’s rabies vaccination certificate when applying for a dog tag, as per Chewelah Municipal Code 6.04.040.  The license fee is $7.50 or $5.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered.  Late fees apply after January.  Renewals after January 31 through February 28 are $25.00; renewals after February 28 will be $50.00.  These are renewal fees only, with a first time dog tag the $7.50 and $5.00 fee apply.

JANUARY 24: Organic Grain Growers Summit 2020
Have you thought about going Organic with your field crops? Have you wondered about what to expect for yield or prices? How your production methodologies would have to change for Organic Certification? What is the process of transition from conventional to organic production? The market for certified organic grains continues to increase in the United States.  This Organic Grain Grower’s Summit, sponsored by Red Bridge Farm Feeds, will provide information you need to better understand this expanding market. The goal of this Summit is to provide anyone interested in raising certified organic grain with all the information they need to make decisions and get started with a move to Organic, including establishing relationships with buyers for their product. Please click on the link below to register.

Event Details
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30PM
Location: WSU Stevens County Extension, 986 S. Main, Colville, WA
Cost: $25, which covers snacks and lunch from Backyard Barbeque
Registration: Online through Brown Paper Tickets

If you need help registering online contact Nils Johnson at (509) 684-2588 or Brad Murphy at (509) 738-9004

Event Schedule
-9:30 – 9:40 Nils Johnson, WSU Stevens County Extension – Welcome and introductions
-9:40 – 10:10 Brad Murphy, Red Bridge Farm – Intro and vision
-10:10 – 10:30 Break
-10:30 – 11:00 Kyle Madison, Perfect Blend Organics – Organic agronomy
-11:00 – 12:00 Ron McLean, McLean Family Farms – Organic grain production methodology
-12:00-1:00 Lunch: From Back Yard Barbeque
-1:00 – 2:00 Angela Anegon, WSDA Organic Program – Organic certification process
-2:00 – 2:15 Tracy Gaston, USDA FSA – Cost share programs for transitioning to certified organic production
-2:15 – 2:30 Jesika Harper, Northwest Farm Credit Services – Financial options for your farm
-2:30 – 2:45 Break
-2:45 – 4:30 Organic Grain Buyer presentations

JANUARY 25: Break-A-Thon at Bradley’s TKD
Bradley Taekwondo students of all ranks and all ages will be hosting a Break-A-Thon to raise money to travel to nationals. Contact a Bradley’s TKD student to donate money per board they break. Event will begin at 11 a.m. For more info contact (509) 690-8452.

-JANUARY 25: Women in AG at WSU Extension in Colville, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

JANUARY 25-26: Amateur Radio Winter Field Day
The W7GHJ amateur radio club will be hosting a Winter Field Day event at the Valley Fire Station on January 25-26. The event is open to the public starting Saturday at 10 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The club will be running two radios and will offer the Scouting Amateur Radio Merit Badge series.
Winter Field Day Association is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emegency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer, but with some additional unique operational concerns.

JANUARY 24-26: Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at Chewelah Center for the Arts
Deanna Barnes is excited about “The Odd Couple.” No. We’re not talking about your parents. Deanna has been a fixture of Park Avenue Players and has played many wonderful characters. But now she gets to direct those characters. Deanna is currently directing her first play: Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” Many remember the hit television show but it was preceded by a movie and a Broadway play. First appearing on Broadway in 1965, the play tells the story of Oscar (Bill Barnes) and Felix (Daniel Greene) who become the most unlikely roommates in this classic comedy. The play opened at the Center for the Arts in January of 2020 and still has a 7 p.m. show time on January 24-25 and a 2 p.m. show time on January 26 . Tickets may be purchased on-line at our.show/chewelah/oddcouple or at the following outlets; Akers United Drug and Valley Drug Company for $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door on show dates for $12. For more information please visit the Chewelah Center for the Arts on Facebook.

JANUARY 25: January family movie days at Woodland Theatre
Come see Karate Kid the classic film! The original Karate Kid is an exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time. A kid named Daniel and an old guy named Miyagi; who seems to be a harmless old eccentric with a curious hobby: He tries to catch flies with chopsticks. But it turns out that Miyagi is a karate master and he agrees to take Daniel as his student. Saturday January 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday January 26 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Admission is a donation at the door, refreshments available. This movie is sponsored by Bettencourt’s Taekwon-Do, Colville.

-JANUARY 26: Fat Tire Bike Race at 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort, 8-5 p.m.

JANUARY 26: Melody Riders Saddle Club Awards Banquet
The Melody Riders Saddle Club is having their annual Awards Banquet on January 26th at 12:30 at the Valley School in Valley WA.  All past members and current members are welcome to come and join the club to celebrate this last summer’s Western Games award winners and enjoy a potluck meal.  There will be a silent auction and dessert auction to raise funds for next years awards.

-JANUARY 27: Valley Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Valley Fire Training Center, 6 p.m.
-JANUARY 28: NE WA Sustainable Tourism and Recreation Team Meeting at TEDD Offices in Colville, 10 a.m.

-JANUARY 29: Climate Action Team Formation Meeting at Chewelah U.C.C. at 6:30 p.m.
-FEBRUARY 8: The Craft and Draft at the Chewelah Civic Center
-FEBRUARY 9: Volunteer Orientation at NEW Creators’ Workshop in Chewelah, 12:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 7-9: Marriage Permanence Retreat
New Light Relationships is hosting a Marriage Permanence Retreat at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center. Ministry leaders and authors from Australia, Canada, Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Washington will be sharing. Please call 935-4843 for additional information. All are welcome. Those who would like to be included in the meal county must let us know by Monday, Jan. 27.

FEBRUARY 8: The Craft and Draft at the Chewelah Civic Center

-FEBRUARY 14: Coffee and Conversation with Chewelah Schools superintendent and technology maintenance leaders. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chewelah School District Office. 

FEBRUARY 14-16: Chewelah Arts Guild’s Annual Community Arts Show
Mark those new 2020 calendars with these dates: February 14, 15 and 16. The Chewelah Arts Guild’s annual Community Arts Show is coming to the Civic Center. ADMISSION and PARTICIPATION are FREE! Area artists of all ages, media and proficiencies will present: sculpture, pottery, paintings, pen and ink drawings, photography, collage, student work, jewelry, carvings, written work, wood work, fabric arts and crafts.
Feb. 14 & Feb. 15th: 1:00 – 5:00
Sun. Feb. 16: 12:00 – 3:00
Artists Reception: Sun. Feb. 16, 2:00-3:00.
Required Artist Packets are at: www.chewelahartsguild.org, Chewelah Library, Jean Bean’s, Flowery Trail Coffee House and Valley Drug Co.

FEBRUARY 20: Stevens County Weed Board and Conservation District Annual Meeting
The Stevens County Weed Board and Conservation District will once again cohost the Annual Meeting. This year’s educational/business meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20, from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the meeting room at the Stevens County Sheriff’s Ambulance building, 425 N. Hwy in Colville (next door to Ronnie D’s Drive Inn). We are applying for five pesticide license recertification credits. This means current WA State pesticide license holders who attend all credit talks will be able to earn up to five credits. WCLA Master logger credits will also be applied for. Guest speakers will include Jennifer Andreas from the WSU Integrated Weed Control who will speak on available and upcoming biological control agents for weeds in our area. Aaron Brown from the WSDA will bring news about the new laws regarding the use of paraquat. Alex Case-Cohen, Natural Resource Farm Planner will speak on preventing pest/weed invasions by optimizing soil health and planting cover crops. Also speaking will be a Representative from the Farm Bureau. The 2020 Stevens County Weed List hearing will be held during the meeting and continued in a brief business meeting at the conclusion of the annual meeting. A pizza lunch will be available at the meeting for $6.00 for those who register before February 14 by contacting the Conservation District. Email: SCCD@stevenscountywa.gov or call 509-684-7579. No pre-registration is required if you will not be buying lunch.

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