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Events for June 25, 2018   (view all events)
Fit & Fun Exercise,
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 10 - 11 a.m.
Join Fit and Fun, gentle exercise for adults and seniors on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Center in Colfax (adjacent to the library). Enjoy a gentle warm-up, low impact aerobic workout, and a soothing cool down. Cost is $5 per class but instructor Nancy Stanard invites you to try your first class for free. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117 or Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366.
Fitness Boot Camp, S
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 6-7 p.m.
It's not too late to get fit for the summer! Join Fitness Boot Camp on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. at Schmuck Park in Colfax. Fitness instructor, Carissa Little leads the session and will whip you back into shape with fast results. 

Fitness Boot Camp includes high impact exercises, cardio, plyometrics, muscle strengthening, flexibility and coordination. Please bring hand weights, a yoga mat and water! Punchcards are available at a cost of $60 for 10 punches, or $35 for 5 punches. For more information or to register, please contact Carissa Little at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com. Ask about Wednesdays FREE sessions!
Adult Coloring - LaC
LaCrosse Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 2:30-5:00 p.m
Come to the LaCrosse Library for a fun and relaxing time.  Bring your own coloring supplies or use the libraries supplies.  Refreshments provided.  If you have questions call Tami at 509-549-3770.
Indian Battles of 18
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25 (Available for viewing 7 days per week during regular library hours.)

Images of “The Indian Battles of 1858” by Nona Hengen will be on display during the month of June at The Center at Colfax Library. The exhibit is comprised of 15 reproductions including “The Battle of Steptoe” and “Horse Camp Slaughter”, along with the continuous showing of two videos, “The Spokane Tribal Battles of 1858” produced by the Spokane Tribe and “Painting in the Details: Indian Wars of 1858” by Nona Hengen.

Well known in our region, Nona was inspired to paint this series more than 30 years ago when she was presenting a class about cultural conflicts. It was from her study of Manifest Destiny and the resulting Steptoe/Wright Campaign of 1858, that the large, colorful paintings were born.

Hengen is an artist, writer and teacher. As an artist, her interpretive canvases feature eastern Washington subject matters and scenery. As a writer, Nona has been featured in Wheat Life magazine, trade journals and has self-published 16 titles under “Palouse Press.” Hengen, was born and raised in the Spangle

For more information, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366. Exhibit is located at The Center, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax. Hours of the exhibit are Mon-Weds 10-8, Thur-Fri 10-6 and Sat-Sun 1-5. This exhibit is part of The Scenic Byways month long tour of events, art and history. For a complete listing, visit palousescenicbyway.org.

Image is the Steptoe Battlefield by Nona Hengen depicting the 1858 battle in which an estimated 800 to 1,000 warriors from the Palouse, Spokane, Yakama, Coeur d’Alene and other tribes nearly decimated the troops of Lt. Col. Edward Steptoe. The scene is near present-day Rosalia, WA.

CBSG Youth Group, Te
Tekoa Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 11 a.m.-noon
or call 284-3121.
Kids who completed grades 4, 5, 6  meet daily for two weeks to discuss lifeskills, healthy choices, and how to overcome adversity.  Workshops meet daily for two week starting June 18 from 11 a.m. tonoon at the Tekoa Library.  Kids will be fed lunch and given a pool pass each day. Sponsored by Healthy Tekoa Coalition.
Libraries Rock Summe
Colton Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:30 a.m.
This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" The 6-week kid's program will consist of music performances, the Science Center's "Sensational Sound" Program and a variety of crafts and games. We will paint rocks, make musical instruments, experiment with dancing oobleck and have a finale in the park with games and treats. More program information will follow in the coming weeks. Kids are required to read 10 books for younger kids or 10 hours for older kids to complete Summer Reading and receive prizes during the span of the six-week program. Call the Colton Library with questions at 229-3387. Sponsored by Friends of Whitman County Library.
Oakesdale Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading kicks off week 3 with rock painting. Call if you have any questions 285-4310
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