Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Celebrating Our Veterans and the Tradition of Decoration Day

Celebrating Our VeteDecoration Day started in 1868 to honor Civil War veterans. Within 20 years the name was changed to Memorial Day to commemorate all American veterans. Join with us as we honor our Whitman County Veterans, and their families, for their selfless service to our country on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. on the main floor of the Colfax Library.
Colfax Community Blood Drive 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Make appointment online at www.inbcsaves.org or by calling 1-800-423-0151.  Sponsor code: WhitmanCountyLibrary.

Celebration highlights include a Color Guard by the Colfax Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop #595, a traditional folk performance by the Ukulele Players of the Palouse, and book donation by Friends of Hospice. For more information, contact Annie Pillers, Friends of Hospice at (509) 332-4414 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366.
Sponsored by Friends of Hospice.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WCL Calendar May 19-26

County Library Calendar – May 19 - 26

Thursday, May 19
Methodist Church in Colfax – noon to 1 p.m. – Centralia Massacre & Wobbly War with Jim Martine – RSVP to the Library for Lunch at (509) 397-4366.
Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Centralia Massacre & Wobbly War with Jim Martine – A tale so fascinating it is hard to believe it really happened.  Jim Martine is a lifelong Seattle-lite where his roots run deep.  His lifelong interest in history and love of showmanship makes him an enthusiastic speaker.

Friday, May 20
Malden – 5 p.m. – Adult Summer Reading Planning – Come to this short meeting where you can get registered and help decide what the events will be!

Saturday, May 21
Garfield – May Day Celebration, Fun Run, Boy Scout Breakfast, Parade and Vendors in the Park.  Visit the Calendar for times.
Endicott – 8 a.m. – Flea Market and Car wash – Join the community at the annual Flea Market in Endicott and be sure to stop by and give the library wheel a spin for a free prize!
Rosalia – Teaching Kids to Save – 10:30 a.m. – A fun, active way to teach kids in K-5th grade the importance of saving money and ways to save smart.
Albion & Colfax – Centralia Massacre & Wobbly War with Jim Martine.  Visit the Calendar for times.
Oakesdale – Adult Coloring Night - 5 p.m. – Let the intricate patterns bring out your creative side while you enjoy some quiet time.

Monday, May 23
Gathering Place in LaCrosse – 12:30 p.m. – Pie & Bingo – Come play bingo and eat pie. Funded by the Empire Health Foundation Grant.

Tuesday, May 24
Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Bingo & Pie – Seniors are invited to play Bingo, win prizes and enjoy pie and or cookies on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.

Wednesday, May 25
Colfax – 1 to 4 p.m. – Essentials of Advanced Care Planning – Learn why advance care planning in important for all adults and completing your advance directives. To register online, please visit http://sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or by phone at (509)279-6030.
Colfax – 4 p.m. – Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. Contact Shirley Cornelius at (509)397-4366 for meeting times, locations, or for any other questions.

Thursday, May 26
Colfax – 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. – INBC Blood Drive – Please see the calendar for specific information and instructions for how to donate.
Uniontown – 4 to 5 p.m. – Drama Club; play a drama game, get into character and rehearse and act out scenes with your fellow class mates.
Colfax – 5 p.m. – Celebrating our Veterans, Decoration Day started in 1868 to honor Civil War veterans.  Within 20 years the name was changed to Memorial Day to commemorate all American veterans, and their families, for their selfless service to our country on Thursday, May 26 on the main floor of the Colfax Library.
Albion – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Fireside Chats, and Knit Night at the library.



For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509)397-4366.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Free movement class at the Colfax Library

Moving through Life: FREE Light Impact Functional Exercise class for ladies of all ages begins Weds, June 1st from 6-7 pm in the Colfax Library. A great way to relax, move, stretch, strengthen, laugh, balance, connect, breath, dance. Thank you Lisa Johnson for leading this class!




Friday, May 20, 2016

Garfield May Day Celebration





Cars parade in front of Hotel Carter on 2nd and California Streets in Garfield, Washington. Some of the hotel rooms in later years were converted to apartments.
http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/whitman/id/2937/rec/38



Come to Garfield on Saturday May 21st. to see the annual May Day Celebration, eat the wonderful breakfast provided by the boy scouts from 6 to 10 a.m., run the fun run from 8 to 10 a.m., watch the parade at 10:15 a.m., and enjoy food, music, and vendors in the park from noon to 4 p.m.! The library will be hosting a book sale in the park after librarians Sarah Anderson and Tammy Howard go through the parade!


For more information visit the Garfield Library facebook page, or the Library events calendar at:
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsCalendar.cfm?SiteID=8076.



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebrating Our Veterans and the Tradition of Decoration Day

Celebrating Our VeteDecoration Day started in 1868 to honor Civil War veterans. Within 20 years the name was changed to Memorial Day to commemorate all American veterans. Join with us as we honor our Whitman County Veterans, and their families, for their selfless service to our country on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. on the main floor of the Colfax Library.
Colfax Community Blood Drive 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Make appointment online at www.inbcsaves.org or by calling 1-800-423-0151.  Sponsor code: WhitmanCountyLibrary.

Celebration highlights include a Color Guard by the Colfax Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop #595, a traditional folk performance by the Ukulele Players of the Palouse, and book donation by Friends of Hospice. For more information, contact Annie Pillers, Friends of Hospice at (509) 332-4414 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366.
Sponsored by Friends of Hospice.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Garfield May Day Celebration and Library Book Sale

Saturday May 21, 2016
 Schedule of Events

Time            Event                                                                                             Location
6 – 10 am     Boy Scout Breakfast                                                            Garfield School Cafeteria
8 – 10 am     Space Race Run, Check in 7:15 am                                                  City Park
9 -10 am       Vendor Set up                                                                                 City Park     

10 – 4 pm     Vendor Sales                                                                                   City Park
                     Library Book Sale                                                                         City Park
                     Silent Auction                                                                                 City Park
                     Raffle – Hog Raffle                                                                         City Park

10:00 am      Lineup for Big Parade              
                     **Start up towards the gas stations at the street crossing
  
10:15 am      Lineup for Kiddie parade on California, and costumes judged
                     **start on California 1 block from down town

10:45 am      Kiddie Costume parade                                                                 Downtown  
Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

11:00 am       Parade starts Boy Scouts present Flag & the Star Spangled Banner
Noon           Crowning of Royalty
12 – 4 pm     Food served                                                                                      City Park
Burgers by Palouse lions
Hot dogs by Cowboy Dawg            

12 – 2 pm     Potlatch Junior jammers fiddling                                                       City Park

12- 4 pm      Kids games, Bouncy Castle and a 4 in 1 Activity game                       City Park

3:30 pm       Raffle Winner Announced and Auction ends for pickup


The Garfield Community Association would like to thank the many donors and volunteers, whose support makes it possible to continue the community events.





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