July 23: “National Hot Dog Day” is July 23rd and to celebrate Parkview Senior Living will be giving away FREE hot dogs from 2:30-3:30 on the patio. Gate Way music will be entertaining us with LIVE music as well. Please call for more information or for directions to 509-684-5677.
July 23: Chef Al Kowitz’s “Cooking with Local & Seasonal Foods” at Meyers Falls Market from 5:30-8:00pm that will focus Main Dishes from Seasonal Produce. Participants will have hands-on experience roasting, sautéing, and steaming vegetables as well as creating complimentary sauces. The cost of each class is $20 and the fee includes all instruction, recipes, coupons and a full meal at the end. Pre-registration is required (and classes fill quickly). Call 738-2727 or stop by the Market (Hwy 395 in Kettle Falls) to pre-register. Visit www.meyersfallsmarket.com  for more information about all the upcoming classes and events.
July 25: 4-H Day Camp is back again. It will be held at Camp Princess Pine. Activities include riflery, food fun, crafts, games, geocaching, and more! Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt. Contact the WSU Extension office at 684.2588 or firstname.lastname@example.org  for registration and information. Open to 4-H and non-4-H members who have completed grades 3-8. Registration Forms
July 27 & 28: Scenic Excursion Train Rides with the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club at Ione for 90 minutes to Metaline Falls and back. In conjunction with the “Down River Days Festival” in Ione with music, crafts, beer garden and of course snowmobile races across Lake Pend Oreille, you can ride the rails like in the olden days. Trains depart on Saturday at 1 pm & 3 pm and on Sunday at 11 am & 1 pm. Reservations are highly recommended at 877-525-5226 or www.lionstrainrides.com . The Train also runs Labor Day Weekend and all four weekends in October to see the colors of the trees.
August 1: Kiwanis BBQ Dinner at Yep Kanum City Park. Dedicated to Robert Vinson. Enjoy Beef BBQ, Corn on the Cob, Beans, Salad and Ice Cream. Tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for 12 & under and you can get them from any Kiwanis Member, at Empire Auto Parts at 684-2467 or at the gate.
August 2 – 4: Colville Rendezvous Days, Colville’s Summer Family Festival, with Rock N Roll, Blues, Oldies, Bluegrass and more music, Food Booths, Beer Garden, Craft Booths, Games for Children, City Pool open Sat. and Sun. afternoon, Bob Haney Memorial Baseball Tournament, Car Show, Sunday Service and more.
August 3: Colville Airport Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 am.
August 3: Build a Picnic Table Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. From 12 to 5 pm at Colville Community College parking lot across from Yep Kanum Park on Hawthorn Ave. Format: 2 to 4 person teams. Entry Fee: $75 donation to cover materials and plans. Meet the week before to precut materials. Each team will assemble on picnic table on site. Recognition for: Quickest Build, Most Creative Build, Best Overall Build. Auction at 5 pm of the tables with all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Colville Valley Partners. Contact Lisa at Habitat for more info 684-2385.
August 6: The Doctors' Concert 2013 is being held on August 6, 2013 at 6 pm at the Rotary Pavilion in the Colville City Park. Admission is free. A collection will be taken for TCCHF, the community fund to help people without health insurance in northeastern Washington. Come and enjoy a fun, relaxed evening with good music and hear your doctors sing! Ray Canto, Leslie Waters, Barry Bacon and with special guests Allison Bacon, Shelley Bacon, Charlie Coleman, Larry Jenks and more.
August 10: Colville Fun Runs put on by Colville Parks and Recreation Department, sponsored by H&R Block. The next fun run is August 10th at Colville Jr. High. Registration and information at Colville Parks & Rec 684-6037.
On August 19-23 the 22nd Annual Economic Development Course at Ellensburg, Washington. This course brings together some of the best consultants, practitioners and teachers in the Northwest to give their thoughts on how states and communities can establish a healthy environment that can lead to economic development. Over 1,000 people have graduated from this basic course and learned how to create wealth for their communities. This course is the only nationally accredited course in the Northwest from the International Economic Development Council and has been one of the top ranked basic courses in the country for years. What happens during the day in Ellensburg does not stay in Ellensburg. It multiplies into job creation, increased wealth, and strategic thinking for communities. Brought to you by the Washington State Department of Commerce, Business Oregon and the Washington Economic Development Association, the course agenda, general information, and online registration are available at www.commerce.wa.gov/nwedcourse . Space is limited so reserve your seat now.
August 22- 25: NE WA Fair and Fair Books are out at the Libraries and more. The Parade will be Saturday, Aug 24 at 10 am. There will be a new fun activity at the Fair this year. They are bringing in a 20 foot pool of water, the participants get into big clear balls and roll the ball over the surface of the water. This is just one of many activities at the Fair! For more info go to http://www.co.stevens.wa.us/NE_WA_Fair/new_fair_home_page.htm  Call Lori at 684-2585 for more info also.
Sept. 7: Winning & Building Business Through Social Media Marketing sponsored by Tri County Economic Development District. Josh Wade, nectar MEDIA consultant, shows hands-on, real world training on how to win and build business online. 42% of businesses report getting new customers through tolls like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. Learn the strategies you need to market effectively online. Everyone is welcome to attend on Saturday, September 7 from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the Stevens County Ambulance Center. The cost is $10 in advance and register at 684-4571 or send payment to TEDD, 986 So. Main Ste. A, Colville, WA 99114. This event is also sponsored by the Colville Chamber of Commerce, Inland Northwest Partners, Inland NW Economic Alliance, WSU Stevens County Extension and the Libraries of Stevens County.
Sept. 21: NW International Rotary Chili Cook-Off in Colville: Sept. 21- Call Bud Budinger at 732-8917 for more info. Blazing Saddles Bike Ride also at this event. Looking for Volunteers. This is an opportunity for community service hours as they are needing information assistants, ticket takers, parking attendants and gofers. Email Budinger.email@example.com .
Sate the Date Fall & Winter Activities:
*Moonlight Madness and Kiddie Parade: Oct. 25
*Christmas Tree Extravaganza Raffle at Home Suite Home Furnishings from Nov. 23 to Dec. 14, 2013.
Do you know of a community event coming up? A concert, festival, or fun activity that's open to the public? Email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org  or email@example.com .