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.


Habitat for Humanity offering scholarships for students
Habitat for Humanity (CVP) is happy to announce it’s 3rd year offering scholarship opportunities to this years seniors to help them defray the expenses incurred in their pursuit of higher education. Habitat for Humanity is awarding one senior per school a scholarship based on their grades, community service/volunteerism, general citizenship and character and their plans for the future. Due to the fact that Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization who operates almost entirely on the generosity of its donors, HFH has started this program modestly monetarily, in applications accepted for review and in numbers of scholarships awarded, but, HFH hopes to grow them all in the future. Senior students are encouraged to visit their counselors office at their respective schools to pick up the applications and take a proactive roll in beginning their next step in life. Contact Ian Pickett at ian@habitatcolville.org with any questions.

Sign up for Energy Assistance to pay your power bill
Energy Assistance – If you have NOT signed up for energy assistance, now is the time. There are two dates left in this energy season. The next date is March 25 and it is online for this date. Mark your calendar for Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. You will need to go to: www.ruralresources.org and complete the energy application form. You will not reach a person, this is NOT the appointment. This is just signing up to get an appointment. The form will not be available until 10 a.m. You, a family member, or a friend can access the on-line application by going to the Rural Resources website at www.ruralresources.org. Then click on the Apply for Energy Assistance button to apply. The on-line application will close when all appointment slots are full. The energy specialist will call Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. If the Energy Specialist can not reach you by phone, they will mail a letter with an appointment date.

Backwoods Pizza and Grill in Springdale updates hours
With new ownership at the restaurant brings new hours. Backwoods Pizza and Grill in Springdale will be open Sunday from 3-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rendezvous Days looking for volunteers
In order for Rendezvous Days to move forward in 2019, we are in need of few key positions or the event will not happen this year. Most importantly, we need someone willing to step up and take the position of the General Chairman. The current chairman, Steve Oswin, is willing to mentor someone during the 2019 event in order for the position to be completely taken over in 2020. Other key positions needed are the secretary, and volunteers for set up and tear-down. If you are interested in any of these positions, please let us know as soon as possible. If you know anyone in the community who you think would want to be a part of this event, please give them our information. We can be reached at colvillerendezvous@plix.com. Future committee meetings will be in the evening as this seems to be the best time for people to be able to attend. Thank you.

• MARCH 21: Ladies Night at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
• MARCH 21: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 22: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 22: Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
• MARCH 22: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• MARCH 22: Preschool Storytime at Chewelah Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• MARCH 22: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library

MARCH 23: Hawaiian Daze at 49 Degrees North
Are you ready to dig out your Hawaiian shirt, have a great time and support a good cause? Then make plans to come up to 49 Degrees North on Saturday, March 23! The 49 Degrees North Volunteer Ski Patrol is hosting their annual fundraiser, offering fun activities, events and prizes throughout the day. Registration for the Poker Ski opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 10:45 a.m.; cards will be drawn at four stations along Silver Ridge from 11 to noon. Costumed customers can sign up for competition in age categories from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with judges choosing winners in the afternoon. And then there’s the very popular SLUSH CUP! Competitors can sign up in the lodge until 12:30 p.m.; cost is $10/run and attempts to cross the pond begin at 1:30 p.m.. Warning! Be prepared to get wet if you are standing around the pond edges! Of course, burgers and beer will be served with a smile by your ski patrol hosts on the deck all afternoon. NEW THIS YEAR—Dry Fly from Spokane will also be serving on the deck, with proceeds donated to the patrol. The very popular raffle starts at 3:30 p.m. and goes until all the prizes are gone. This year there are over 50 prizes, including 49 Degrees North passes, and many gift baskets and gift cards from Chewelah, Colville and Spokane businesses. Tickets can be purchased from any patroller and in the lodge. Need not be present to win. All proceeds go directly to the patrol for first aid equipment and training. So hula on up to the mountain on Saturday and lei on your sense of fun!

MARCH 23: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce’s “BIG” Home and Garden Show
Join the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce along with area vendors and businesses for Chewelah’s Annual BIG Home and Garden Show from 10-3 p.m. at Gess Elementary. Along with vendors there will be door prizes and burgers prepared by the Chewelah Kiwanis and Lions.

MARCH 23 and 30: Home Buyer Seminar by Rural Resources
If you are interested in learning about purchasing & financing a home, then sign up for the next Home Buyer Seminar at Rural Resources office in Colville. There is little time left and seating is limited. The next Home Buyer Seminar is in a few weeks. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 23 and Saturday, March 30. The time for both seminars is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendance is required on both dates. Seating is limited so call to reserve a seat at (509) 685-6179 or (509) 685-6108.

• MARCH 23: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• MARCH 25-31: 1/2-off lift tickets for Spring Break at 49 Degrees North

MARCH 25: Valley Neighborhood Watch guest speaker
Please join the Valley Neighborhood Watch at its next meeting on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 pm at the Valley Fire Hall. This will be a guest speaker meeting featuring Venus Delcambre-Morris, the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator based out of Spokane County and Deputy David Morris of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The topic is Crime Prevention Overview.

• MARCH 26: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 27: Senior Lunch Bunch at Camas Valley Grange in Springdale, 11:30 a.m.
• MARCH 27: Springdale Community Health Association meeting at Springdale Medical Clinic, 5:30 p.m.
• MARCH 27: Brothers Bar Karaoke in Springdale, 8 p.m.

MARCH 27: Free Community Lunch at UCC
For the third consecutive month, Chewelah Faith Resource Group is offering a free lunch to the community. Modeled after a similar program in Colville that provides lunch five days a week, the Chewelah group decided to start small and provide one lunch a month. Staring in January.and continuing every month, a free soup lunch is provided on the last Wednesday of the month at St. Mary’s of the Rosary Church from 11-1. The churches in town each take a turn to do the preparation, serving and clean up. On Wednesday, March 27, Chewelah United Church of Christ will be preparing and serving a special Taco soup, with chips, cookies and beverages. Anyone is welcome to attend these community lunches, where we have an opportunity for conversation with other community members, while enjoying a great lunch, absolutely free. Chewelah Faith Resource Group is made up of representatives from local churches, along with Rural Resources, Salvation Army, Goodwill Veterans Services and Mayor Dorothy Knauss.

MARCH 27: Chewelah School District Meeting concerning budget
Community members are invited to an informative meeting to learn about the current financial challenges the Chewelah School district is currently facing. With the recent announcement of projected budget cuts and from conversations occurring in the community and on social media, our public has questions and a need for answers to these difficult questions. A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office. Superintendent Rich McFarland and the district financial officer will be presenting information on the current financial status and various factors that have negatively impacted the budget and steps the District will be taking to stabilize the financial health while maintaining programs for students. The Chewelah School District administrative staff and business office staff have been working early and late to comb through both our revenue and our expenditures. We are working to identify as much flexibility in both basic education funds and categorical funds. The focus has been to find as many possibilities as it can to reduce the impact on staff and students. As it continues to work through this challenge, the district said it is doing its best to keep the following priorities forefront in its thinking: Maintain learning experiences for all students, Continue focus on academic improvement, Reduce programs before eliminating, Preserve our investment in staff and facilities. The Chewelah School District welcomes both input and suggestions from concerned patrons on how the district best meets the challenges it faces.

• MARCH 28: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 28: Ladies Night at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
• MARCH 29: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 29: Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.

MARCH 29: Kevin Bevins at Rendezvous Theatre at the Spokane Community College Colville Campus
Come join us for a fun night learning about wildlife with Ken Bevis, biologist, speaker, singer and entertainer extraordinaire on Friday, March 29 at the Rendezvous Theater at Spokane Community College in Colville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with presentation at 7 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be provided and there will be door prizes as well. This free event is sponsored and brought to you by Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge.

MARCH 31: Stevens County Fire District 4 Pancake Breakfast at Valley Training Center
Stevens County Fire District 4 is hosting a pancake breakfast on March 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 3060 3rd Ave. in Valley. Cost is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. Please come and support your local fire district.

• MARCH 30: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• MARCH 30: Oysterfest, all you can eat oyster feed at 49 Degrees North


APRIL


• APRIL 1-7: Ski Free Week at 49 Degrees North, Spring Break ski free week.
• APRIL 2: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 4: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 4: First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-8 p.m. Downtown Chewelah
• APRIL 5: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 5: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• APRIL 6: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• APRIL 7: Closing Day at 49 Degrees North
• APRIL 9: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 11: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 12: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 12: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• APRIL 13: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• APRIL 16: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 18: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 19: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 19: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• APRIL 20: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• APRIL 23: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 25: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 26: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• APRIL 27: Chewelah City-wide Cleanup Day, 8 a.m.
• APRIL 26: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• APRIL 27: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• APRIL 30: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.


MAY


• MAY 2: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• MAY 3: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• MAY 3: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• MAY 4: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• MAY 7: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• MAY 9: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• MAY 10: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• MAY 10: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• MAY 11: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.

MAY 18: Music on the Mountain
The Chewelah Arts Guild are excited to announce that this year Music on the Mountain will feature a new orchestra to this venue. We will update this website with the details soon.

MAY 25: Annual Quilt Show
Over 100 quilts from local quilters are displayed each year on Memorial Day weekend. A “Challenge” package is offered each year complete with a theme and kit of materials for the following year’s show. Challenge quilts and winners in various categories are displayed. Vendors provide information and displays of materials, patterns and  more. Additionally a Tea Room provides a lovely respite, special desserts and  a featured artist.

JUNE 20: A Taste of Chewelah
This annual event is a major Guild fundraiser that supports art events and scholarships in our community. This is a walking event that features downtown Chewelah restaurants where a variety of entrees chosen by the chefs are served in the restaurants. The works of local artists can be seen gracing the walls and street musicians  add to the festivities. This event is based at Quartzite Brewery Co. where dessert is served and many intriguing Art items are offered in our annual silent auction. Tickets are limited to 250 and will be sold at Valley Drug, Akers United Drug, ChewVino Wine Bar and on this website on the Home Page.

JULY 20: Jenkins High School Chewelah Class of 1969 Reunion
Mark your calendars for the Jenkins High School Class of 1969 50th Class Reunion! Please send your email address to lindajolee@aol.com so organizers can send you more information about the event. If you have classmates that are friends on Facebook, invite them to the reunion. Organizers hope to contact everyone either through Facebook or asking some of you to do the detective work! The reunion will be at 2909 S. Howard in Spokane.

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1: 2019 Phychic Sasquatch Spritual Retreat
Learn more about Psychic Sasquatch at this event at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center. The event will include workshops, presentations, ceremonies, vendors, raffles, crystal skulls, music and drum circles, sharing circles, meditations, spiritual and shamanic items and healing services. For more information go to www.psychicsasquatch.com/Events.

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