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Archive for October 2011

Sarah Vowell coming to SCC

Sarah Vowell, the well-known author and radio voice, will speak at Spokane Community College's Presidential Speaker Series, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Vowell is the author of the bestselling books, “The Wordy Shipmates,”  “Assassination Vacation,' and “Unfamiliar Fishes.” She was also a regular contributor to public radio's “This American Life.”

Vowell talk will be in SCC's Lair-Student Center Auditorium, Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St.

Vowell will also do a casual Q-and-A on Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m., in the Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities at SCC.

Both events are free and open to the public

A ‘Vision Quest’ benefit for Garland restaurants

The Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland, is hosting a showing on Saturday at 10 a.m. of the 1985 coming-of-age movie “Vision Quest” as a benefit for two restaurants just down the street, Ferguson's Cafe and the Milk Bottle.

Both restaurants were badly damaged in a recent fire. The theater suggests a $5 minimum donation.

The choice of “Vision Quest” is fitting. Both restaurants served as locations for this movie. It stars Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino, but it also features two other performers who were not yet stars, Forest Whitaker and Madonna.

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