As the weather gets colder and the days shorter, people start to look for activities to bring them together and take their minds off the impending winter snow. Have an event you would like to see publicized? Perhaps a harvest or Halloween party? Get in touch with the Statesman-Examiner and let us know! Email Chris Cowbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org  or Sophia Aldous at email@example.com .
Check out our list of things to do and upcoming events:
Wednesdays: Colville Farmers Market: Third & Oak. New hours are 12pm - 5pm every Wednesday. For information contact: Dezarae Smith, Assistant Manager, Colville Farmers' Market, (509)732-6619. firstname.lastname@example.org 
Fridays: Chewelah Farmers Market: New Location at the Chewelah City Park, (northwest corner) Starting May 20 from 11:30AM to 5:30PM and will continue every Friday through October 14 (Rain or Shine) Call 936-4353 for more information.
Saturdays: NE WA Farmers Market 9am - 1pm, Main & Astor in downtown Colville , every Saturday, May thru October. With lots of farm fresh local organic apples, pears, plums, melons, winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, cabbages, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beets, summer squash, leaf lettuce, romaine, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, radishes, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, culinary herbs, farm fresh eggs, honey, artisan breads, cinnamon rolls, hot Pierogis, pastries, pies, cakes, dried & fresh cut flowers, high-quality handcrafted clothing, woodwork, leather work, all natural soaps, cleaning products, jewelry and more... Mark your calendar for October 15th for the "Great Pumpkin Contest" weigh in, come see who grew the largest pumpkin this summer, weigh in starts at 10am and winner will announced at Noon. Contact; (509) 738-2089 for more information.
Colville High School Project Graduation 2012 is currently selling raffle tickets for $1 each. The drawing will be held at the last home basketball game on Jan. 28, 2012. The prizes are below. Contact Holly Little, Kari Hubbard, Kelly Knight, Suzi Pond, Mike Hansen at Key Bank or Laurie Urhausen for tickets. You can also contact Jodi Lehmen or Sandy Smith at Colville High School.
1st prize = $500 in gas & grocery cards to Chevron and Safeway ($250 each place)
2nd prize = 1 night in a Suite room at Colville Comfort Inn Colville
3rd prize = $100 gift certificate to Stephanie's in Colville
4th prize = 1 month membership to Colville Fitness Center
5th prize = $25 gift certificate to Super One
6th prize = $25 gift certificate to Forget Me Not in Colville
7th prize = $20 gift certificate to Del Sol in Colville
Project graduation is also selling Safeway gift cards in $50 and $100 increments, they can be used for gas, groceries or to purchase other gift certificates that Safeway carries. Contact Kari Hubbard at the Do-It Center 684-6505, Holly Little at 684-4406 or Sandy Smith and Jodi Lehmen at Colville High School.
Colville Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch runs through Halloween. It is located at 73 Oakshott Road in Colville. Open every day, including after dark on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Maze is $5 for kids through grade 6, $7 grade 7 through adult. Pumpkins start at $2. We also have corn and squash for sale. Website: www.colvillecornmaze.com . e-mail: email@example.com  phone: (509) 684-6751.
Oct. 12: The October meetings for the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society (NeWGS) will take place on Wednesday, October 12. The Computer Interest Group will meet in the basement of the Colville Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. NeWGS member Gary Sheehan will be demonstrating scanning techniques for your old photos and documents. This class is co-sponsored by the Libraries of Stevens County. The afternoon meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the basement meeting room at the Family History Center located in the LDS Church at 260 E. Juniper in Colville. NeWGS member Lora Rose will be sharing her recent experiences with planning and enjoying a genealogy trip to Sweden. Both meetings are free and we invite anyone with an interest in tracing their family history. Check our new website at www.newgs.org  for further information.
Oct. 14: Stonerose Interpretative Center Celebration: The Science Behind Stonerose Open House 6 - 8 pm Meet the dedicated people who have worked to advance Stonerose’s mission in science, education and the preservation of our natural history. Presentations will be given by: Dr. Caroline Stromberg, Paleobotanist, UW Burke Museum of Natural History Dr. Greg Wilson, Vertebrate Paleontologist, and UW Burke Museum of Natural History. Other guests and speakers include: Dr. Bruce Archibald, Paleoentomologist, Simon Fraser University; Jack Nisbet, Author and Renowned Speaker, Winner of 2010 Pacific Northwest Book Award; Lisa Barksdale, Stonerose Curator, 1990 – 2003; Madilane Perry, Stonerose’s First Curator. For more activities during National Fossil Day Events, Oct. 12-17 at Stonerose, go to: http://www.stonerosefossil.org/ 
Oct. 17: LPI will be holding a Women On Target event on 17 October. This is a one-day class for girls and women over 10 years old. Starts at the Colville VFW at 9 a.m., where students will learn gun safety and operation. In the afternoon students go to the LPI range and can shoot a variety of pistols, rifles, shotguns and muzzle-loaders. Total cost is $25, and we furnish everything but lunch. Please register in advance by calling Bob Garrow at 509-722-4110 or you can print out an application for any of the classes from LPI's web site: www.lpi-shooting-school.org . This is a safe and fun way to become acquainted with guns, and to find one that fits you properly. There will also be a Basic Pistol/ Personal Protection in the Home course, starting on October 1.
Save the Date:
Friday, October 28 Kiddie Parade and Moonlight Madness
Friday, November 25 Home for the Holidays/Day after Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 10 Chamber Community Gala Dinner Dance