Aug 20 – 21: The Colville Public Library is scheduled to be closed and begin their upgrades on August 20th & 21st. Visit the library's website for more details and schedule updates: thelosc.org The Libraries of Stevens County will be conducting technology upgrades throughout the months of August and September. This process may cause library closures and limited computer access. Please check with your branch for specific details, including the days and hours that libraries will be closed. Most library locations will be closed for two consecutive days to allow for the installation of equipment and staff training. Only one library in the district will be closed at a time and patrons may use any library in the county. The Library currently has Microsoft XP on many of its public computers and since Microsoft is no longer supporting that software, the Library will be upgrading to Windows 8. In addition, many of the computers are aging out and will be replaced with money budgeted for technology upgrades.
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 new fun activities at the Fair this year. The Rowdy Referees comedy and magic group will be performing late Friday and Saturday afternoon and there will be a Herd Dog Demonstration. This are just two 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  for the full schedule. Call Lori at 684-2585 for more info also.
August 25: Parkview Senior Living will be hosting a buffet style brunch which includes beverages from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Cost is only $3.50 for seniors 65 and older and $7.00 for everyone else.
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. 9: Fall Co-ed Volleyball at Colville High School. Sept 9 to Oct. 23. Deadline Tues, Sept 3rd. Games at 7 to 10 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. $50 Holding Fee, $160 per team. Each team may have 12 players on their roster with 6 players on the court (at least two female, not more than three male.) Minimum of 4 teams and maximum of 8 teams.
Sept 14: The new Woodland's Junior Children's Chorus offers a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the joy of singing together. At Woodlands young people will be offered the opportunity to learn basic music concepts, enjoy fun activities, develop singing techniques, make lasting friendships, perform and have fun! Who: Any child, grades K through 12 Where: Woodland Theater Kettle Falls When: Mandatory Parents Meeting September 14th10:00AM at the Woodland Theater Practices begin Wednesday September 18th 4:00-5:30 PM and every Wednesday thereafter Cost: FREE!!!!!!!! For more information, call: Linette Richie 509-207-0354 or Theresa Henderson 509-680-8178.
Sept. 21: NW International Rotary Chili Cook-Off and Blazing Saddles Bike Ride in Colville: Sept. 21 Chili Cook-off 12- 6 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds, $12. Chefs from the region will be competing for the best chili in the Pacific Northwest and maybe the country! There will be music and entertainment, plus a beer garden. Call Bud Budinger at 732-8917 for more info, or email Budinger.firstname.lastname@example.org . Need to justify all that tasting? Ride the Blazing Saddles Bike Ride first! There will be a Century Ride (100 miles), a Metric Century (65 miles), a 40 mile ride and a 20 mile Family Fun ride! For more information, check out our website at blazing100.org. This event is also looking for volunteers. We need help in many different ways! Contact Alison McGrane at email@example.com  or Sharon McGrane at 684-3545.
Sate the Date Fall & Winter Activities:
*First Friday October 4
*Moonlight Madness and Kiddie Parade: Oct. 25, Friday
*Christmas Tree Extravaganza Raffle at Home Suite Home Furnishings from Nov. 23 to Dec. 14, 2013. Decorate a tree and donated gifts with your business or non-profit sponsoring for good publicity and exposure. And help raise funds for the Chamber’s activities in 2014. Call the Chamber for more info and to participate at 684-5973.