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.
-Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale 9 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)

-Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
-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 Leigon, 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)
-Chewelah Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m.-3:30 at the Chewelah City Park

-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)
-Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 9 p.m.

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

-SEPTEMBER 4: Chewelah Farmers Market Summer Nights in downtown Chewelah, 5-8 p.m.
-SEPTEMBER 4: Art Talk with Taci Manley, Quartzite Brewing Company, 6:15 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 5: First Thursday Art Walk in downtown
Walk through downtown Chewelah and experience work by local artists for the First Thursday Art Walk from 5:30-8 p.m. Featured Artist Traci Manley will have her art in the Trails End Gallery. Steven Tinnell will be at Jean Beans. Nance Hall will be at Gather, Greg Pritchett is featured at Hello Gorgeous, Gail Johannes’ art is in ChewVino, John Niciforos has hung his art Fired Up Pizza and Jacqueline Brewer’s art is at Wildflower.

SEPTEMBER 7: Rum Runners Movie in support of the Chewelah Valley Land Trust
Rum Runners was filmed in Chewelah, Valley, Colville, Spokane, and Idaho with many residents from our area. This showing at the Chewelah Center for the Arts in support of the Chewelah Valley Land Trust. Doors open 6 p.m. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Alcohol available for purchase. Tickets: $5 in advance. Ticket are being sold at several Chewelah stores. $7 at the door.

-SEPTEMBER 7: 54-hole two-person BB/Scramble at Chewelah Golf and Country Club. For more info, call 509-935-6807 or email proshop@chewelahgolf.com.

SEPTEMBER 7: Pawsta Dinner
The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary will host a “Pawsta” dinner on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Colville AG Trade Center.

SEPTEMBER 7: Premiere Screening of The Media Mind
It goes without saying – media use is out of control ….and may be the single biggest stumbling block in social, spiritual and family life today. What does the latest research tell us about the strangle-hold of ‘Big Tech’ upon our lives (and how to break free)? What are the essential Bible Principals for establishing a balanced use of technological tools? How can we truly restore spirituality And relationships in the digital age? Come watch a free overview of this DVD series on Saturday, September 7. Join us for a free supper. At 6:00 pm and then the screening at 7 p.m. The presenter is Scott Ritsema, an author, Speaker, and teacher. The full DVD series will be available after the screening. This special Presentation on reclaiming the human soul in the digital dark age will be shown at the Chewelah Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2310 Sand Canyon Road, (Kramer and Sand Canyon Rd.), Chewelah. For more information call 935- 6523.

SEPTEMBER 13: Bingo at the Valley Grange
Bingo at the Valley Grange from 6-8 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 13: Valley Warriors Against Cancer Dinner

SEPTEMBER 13: Coffee and Conversation with Chewelah School District Administrators
Join the conversation with Chewelah School District administrators to share ideas, ask questions, and learn more about our students and the Chewelah School District. On Sept. 13 meet with the Chewelah superintendent and building principals at the district office from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The Chewelah School District is looking forward to hearing what the community’s vision and dreams are for our students, staff and facilities. Parents and community members are invited to engage in conversation.

SEPTEMBER 14: Chewelah Valley Lions Romp ‘N Roar Golf Tournament and Savenger Hunt
The Romp ‘N Roar Golf Tournament and Scavenger Hunt is slated for Sept. 14 at the Chewelah Golf and Country Club. Fun begins at 8:30 a.m. and shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. Registration fee is $35, non-member green fees are $20 per person. Carts are avaliable for $10 per person. Registration deadline is Sept. 11 (no refunds after Sept. 2). Romp ‘N Roar registration includes grogs served from 8:30-9:30 a.m., team “Dress Up” photo, snacks and two drink tickets, famous taco bar lunch, scavenger hunt, designer beer glass, drink ticket to Quartzite Brewery and prizes for top golf and scavenger hunt teams. Funds raised from this event will be used in Chewelah and the greater Chewelah area.

SEPTEMBER 18: Tri County Health District Board of Directors Meeting in Colville
The regular meeting of the Board of Health of Northeast Tri County Health District will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18. The meeting will be held at the Tri County Economic Development District, 986 S. Main St., Colville, Wa., 99166. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Public input is welcome. This meeting site is barrier free. People needing special accommodations should contact Kelly LeCaire at Northeast Tri County Health District at (509) 684-2262 by September 16, 2019.

SEPTEMBER 18: Free Shred Day
Prevent identity theft and get your sensitive documents shredded for free at Banner Bank branches in Stevens County. At Kettle Falls, shred from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Colville from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Chewelah from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 20: Beehive the Musical Opens
BEEHIVE celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960’s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of five women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes us from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation. Starring: Melissa Kirry, Leslie Masuda, Jessica Sety, Kallie Tilla and Tiffany Warren. Directed by Janet McLaughlin and choreographed by Cindy Hogan. September 20 is premiere night with shows on Sept. 21, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door..

SEPTEMBER 21: Stevens County Voluntary Stewardship Program Farm Tour
The local workgroup for the Stevens County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) invites the public to attend the 2019 VSP farm tour on September 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm tours are valuable chances for local legislators, landowners, agricultural producers, and the general public in order to learn more about producers’ experiences, and to discuss areas of difficulty and potential solutions. The tour is free and open to the public, and transportation and lunch will be provided for registered attendees. The tour group will visit three local farms in Stevens County that are successfully operating while protecting natural resources in critical areas. Producers will be on hand to show the group conservation practices they have installed, share their experiences working on and protecting the land, and discuss challenges they have faced. No matter what role you play in our county, we hope you walk away with an increased understanding of and appreciation for the work local farmers and ranchers are doing to be good stewards of the land. The tour group will meet at the Stevens County Conservation District at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments and to discuss the day’s agenda. For more information or to register to the Farm Tour, please call Rebecca at the Conservation District at 509-684-7579 by September 13

-SEPTEMBER 21: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction and Dinner, 4-9 p.m., Chewelah Civic Center

SEPTEMBER 21: Colville Stand Down
The Colville Stand Down is offering services for veterans and families at the NE Washington Fairgrounds on September 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided and the event is open to all vets from any state as well as deceased veteran’s spouses. Please bring military ID, DD214 or Department of Veteran Affairs ID.

SEPTEMBER 24: Meet the Candidates in Springdale
Four of five Springdale town council seats are up for election this November, and there will be a “Meet the Candidates” event at the Harold Love Residence at 3999 Highway 231 in Springdale on September 24 at 7 p.m. All town council candidates are planning to attend including Kathy Fraley for seat No. 2, Elisanne McCutchen for seat No. 3, Harold Love and Jeff Burris for seat No. 4 and Royce Lych for seat No. 5. For more info, contact Elisanne McCutchen at 509-258-4625.

SEPTEMBER 25: PechaKucha
The Chewelah Arts Guild presents their 5th PechaKucha Night. The program consists of eight artists/creators, projecting 20 images for 20 seconds each, with accompanying commentary. Presenters are Phylis Fitzgerald-fiber art, Tim Youngbluth-photography, Anita Talbott-collage, Margo Sety & Patsy Cotter-Chewelah floats, Jesse George-cuisine, Joe Wulczynski-film art, Bob Swidergal-blown glass and Jean Jones-wool techniques. Come and get a glimpse into the minds and methods of creative people in our community. Event will be at 7 p.m. at the Quartzite Brewing Company.

SEPTEMBER 28: Cider Pressing at Front Porch Farms
Come enjoy watching Front Porch Farms hand-press apples from local orchards and take home delicious, fresh-pressed cider! Cider Price is $8 a gallon. For more info, go to https://frontporch.farm/cider-pressing/. Cider pressing begins at 10 a.m.

-OCTOBER 2: Summer Nights, Chewelah Farmers Market in downtown Chewelah beginning at 5 p.m.

-OCTOBER 4: First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Chewelah, 5:30-8 p.m.

OCTOBER 5: Northwest Alloys/Alcoa Employee Reunion
All former employees of Northwest Alloys are invited to attend a reunion on Saturday, October 5, 2019 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Chewelah Golf and Country Club, 2537 Sand Canyon Road in Chewelah, Washington. There will be a no-host bar and lunch which can be purchased if desired.
To assist with planning for food and refreshments and facility arrangements, please RSVP to one of the following by September 25, 2019. For more info contact Dennis Murray, waittsman@yahoo.com, 509-680-8323 Holly Hergesheimer, piano24@plix.com, 509-675-4061, Dave Hallenius, camdenhouse@hotmail.com , 509-991-5125
The latest details will be posted on Facebook at Northwest Alloys, Inc., or former employees can contact one of the organizers listed.

-OCTOBER 13: Hands Across Nations Benefit Dinner and Auction, 5-8 p.m. Chewelah Civic Center

OCTOBER 24: Veterans Services Summit at TEDD World Headquarters
Join with other veteran service providers from Stevens, Ferry and Pend O’Reille counties to build a stronger community network for our veterans. Summit will go from 1-3 p.m. at TEDD offices in Colville. For more info contact Liv Stecker at lstecker@teddonline.com or call 509-684-4571.

OCTOBER 26: Light up the Park
Light Up the Park is a Celebration of Light, Music, and the Arts. In small town Chewelah WA, USA (pop. 2,600), this one day event fills the park with pumpkins and people of all ages. People bring carved pumpkins (or get one at the carving station) to place in the line-up of pumpkins to be lighted at dusk. Along with pumpkin lighting a Flotilla of carved, lighted pumpkins floats in the creek; a Fire Dancer and various musical groups perform on a main stage. A “Night at the Museum” features walks-through the museum with live characters; a few food booths;  buskers (roaming musical performers); games for kids e.g., apple bobbing, the loudest scream, mummy wrapping; a haunted House for youngsters, ages 2-6 is presented; along with photo ops; and a launching of Sky Lanterns at the close of the event.

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