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Play Ball! Spokane Indians Make Their Home Opener This Weekend

Fri., June 16, 1995, midnight

FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: The potential prize in a Frisbee toss tonight at the Spokane Indians baseball game is $10,000. The amount listed in Friday’s Weekend entertainment section was incorrect. Correction published on June 17, 1995.

The boys of summer are back.

On Saturday, the Spokane Indians open their home season at SeaFirst Stadium at 7 p.m. with the Yakima Bears.

The Indians kicked off their summer-long season in Yakima on Thursday.

This summer, fans can not only watch exciting minor league baseball but they can also win prizes, too. As usual, there will be more than baseball going on during the games.

Some lucky fan at Saturday games could be taking home $100,000 with just a Frisbee toss.

Other special prize and events nights this season include: 50-cent Feast Nights on June 30, Aug. 4 and Aug. 30; Fireworks Nights on July 1 and July 6; Raining Money Night on July 14; Baseball Card Night on Aug. 23; and Free Money Night on Aug. 31.

Get your tickets in advance, many of these games will sell out.

Grand Coulee blues

Spokane’s Too Slim and the Taildraggers and Seattle’s Duffy Bishop band are just two of the many favorite blues acts appearing at the three-day Sunbanks Third Annual Blues Festival in Grand Coulee.

The event features nine of the bands who won Best of the Blues awards from the Washington Blues Society this year.

Tickets for all three days are $22.50 and are available at the gate or by calling Ticketmaster at (206) 628-0888, (509) 735-0500 and (509) 453-7139.

Thamm exhibit

Throughout June, an exhibit called “Operation Hum-Com” will be displayed on the second floor of Auntie’s Bookstore. It features the work of nationally-acclaimed Coeur d’Alene artist John F. Thamm.

Thamm will be present tonight, from 5 to 9, at the Artists Opening Celebration. Poets C. Michael Archer and Dick Bresgal will read.

Thamm’s paintings touch on the human tragedy of the events that transpired at Ruby Ridge (Randy Weaver) in Idaho and Waco, Texas.

He served as a court artist at both the Randy Weaver trial and at the Waco trial.

Thamm hasn’t exhibited his art publicly since the early ‘80s.

Steel drumming in the park

For Father’s Day weekend, soak in the cool, cheerful sounds of the Caribbean Super Stars Steel Drum Band on Saturday and Sunday at the Market Place at the northern edge of Riverfront Park.

The steel drum ensemble, which migrated to Washington via the Virgin Islands 20 years ago, travels all over the western region of North America.

Several of the group’s worldly recordings, including 1991’s “Best My Test,” 1993’s “Vision” and 1994’s “Christmas on the Road,” are available on CD.

The Caribbean Super Stars Steel Drum Band will play throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Eclectic-style entertainment

The Cheney Cowles Museum, 2316 W. First, begins the first in a series of Wednesday night “Arrested Rivers” lectures titled “Rivers and Dams: Promises, Progress and Perils,” Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Forsman, a fine arts professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will speak on exploitation of natural resources and natural preservation.

Forsman has 13 oil paintings featuring various river dams in the western U.S. on exhibit at the museum.

Last year, five Pacific Northwesterners skied across the Karakorum Glacier Range over the Lupka La pass in Northern Pakistan.

All five skiers - Greg Knott, Susan Thomas, Shane Ruoss, Bill Gaines and Rick Rozell - will discuss their adventure tonight at 7 at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division.

The five spent two months traversing frozen rivers, glaciers, mountains and various crevices in frigid temperatures to reach their goal.

Admission is free.

The Jilin Sister City Association is sponsoring China Night at the Peking North Restaurant Conference Center, 4120 N. Division, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

At the event, Ray “Tsway” Cui, a professor at Spokane Community College, will demonstrate the art of tai chi, a Chinese relaxation exercise somewhat comparable to yoga. Cui will also teach the philosophy behind tai chi.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Philip Sandifur at 838-3111, ext. 590.

The students of Isabelle’s Dance Time in the Valley will give their annual performance Sunday at 6 p.m. at The Met. Admission is free.

This year’s performance features an original dance story titled “Hug a Tree.” The story is about a boy who fails to pay attention both in school and at Boy Scout meetings. So, when he finds himself lost on a camping trip, he’s not sure what to do.

The Academy of Dance students will give two free performances of “The Enchanted Garden” on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at The Met.

Gallery walks

Eight Coeur d’Alene art galleries are participating in the 3rd Friday Gallery Walks tonight from 5 to 9.

The public is invited to stroll, at its leisure, to any of the following art galleries: Alpine Silver, Artworks by Jannelle, Frame of Mind, Gallery by the Lake, The Gallery, Hidden Cottage, Northwest Artists and the Phoenix Gallery.

All galleries will serve beverages and hors d’oeuvres to walkers.

And, many of the galleries will have artists present to give demonstrations or to field questions.

After the walk, walkers can stop by Jimmy D’s, the Coffee Roastery or the Iron Horse and ask for “the special,” a meal created specifically for participants.

Father’s Day ice cream social

The Fort Walla Walla Museum in Walla Walla is hosting a free Father’s Day Ice Cream Social on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The list of activities include arts and crafts demonstrations, games, a barbecue, vintage car show and more.

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: Getting out The wildflower season comes and goes as quickly as a February snow, so if you don’t want to climb to high elevations in July to see nature’s gems, you’ll want to stroll your favorite wild area soon. Among the destinations we recommend are Mineral Ridge at the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene (exit I-90 at Wolf Lodge Bay), Turnbull Wildlife Refuge near Cheney and the Little Spokane Natural Area in North Spokane.

This sidebar appeared with the story: Getting out The wildflower season comes and goes as quickly as a February snow, so if you don’t want to climb to high elevations in July to see nature’s gems, you’ll want to stroll your favorite wild area soon. Among the destinations we recommend are Mineral Ridge at the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene (exit I-90 at Wolf Lodge Bay), Turnbull Wildlife Refuge near Cheney and the Little Spokane Natural Area in North Spokane.



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