June 2, 2008 in City

Go and do

The Spokesman-Review
 

Ongoing

Sandpoint Bike Week - Sandpoint Bicycle Film Festival, June 6 at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., free; Schweitzer Hill Climb! competitive hill climb open to riders of all ages and skill levels, June 7. Pend Oreille Pedalers Bike Club Events. (208) 265-7979.

Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach - Admission includes all rides, attractions and shows in the park and at the beach. June: 1-5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, June 6-28, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; June 8-30, Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Boulder Beach open daily June 7-30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Special events: Christian Family Weekend June 14-15, purchase a ticket at www.ticketswest.com or area Christian bookstores and receive one free, does not apply at the gate. 27843 North Highway 95, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, Athol. $36.99/general, $19.99/ages 3-7 and seniors ages 65 and older, free/ages 2 and younger. Two-day passes: $58.99/adults, $31.99/ages 3-7 and seniors ages 65 and older. Tax not included in admission fee. $4/parking. (208) 683-3400.

Tuesday-Wednesday

University High School Concert Series - Performances by the Titan Jazz Choir, the University Choir and the Man Choir on Tuesday; Lirico Chamber Singers, Chanteuse and the Concert Choir on Wednesday. 7 p.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd. (509) 228-5240.

Thursday

Annual Spring Fling - Presented by Sandpoint High School Choir Department. 6 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $4/adults, $3/students. (208) 263-9191.

Pickleball - Play Pickleball every Tuesday and Thursday. 1-3 p.m., Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per day. (509) 928-2157.

Friday

First Friday on Garland - Garland Business District’s merchants offer special events, activities and nightlife. On Garland between Monroe and Division Street. (509) 325-1500 or 475-5556.

Plein Air Festival of Arts at Newport Iris Garden - Newport Naturals Iris and Spokane Art Supply sponsor a free Plein Air Festival for painters, photographers, fiber workers, etc. View thousands of irises of all sizes in bloom. Irises may be ordered for late July delivery. Call or visit www.sprucecorner.com for bloom update. Runs through June 8. 10 a.m., 205 N. Craig Ave., Newport, Wash. (509) 671-1540 or (509) 447-2552.

Saturday

“Annie” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Continues today and June 8, 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. (509) 325-SEAT.

18th annual Cow Plop and Carnival - Food, carnival games, prizes and the Cow Plop. Open to the public. 11 a.m., Trinity Catholic School, 1306 W. Montgomery. (509) 327-9369.

Battle Days - The annual celebration includes the dedication of new interpretive panels at Steptoe Battlefield State Park. The panels will provide a picture of the battle that took place in 1858 on the hillside overlooking the town of Rosalia. Visit the Interpretive Center located in a restored 1920s Texaco station. 10:30 a.m., parade downtown; 11:30 a.m., dedication ceremony at Steptoe Battlefield State Park; 1:30 p.m., “Bulls, Barrels, and Brews” bull bash with announcer Lee Daggett. Downtown Rosalia. Bull Bash: $8/adults, $6/students ages 6-16, free/ages 5 and younger.

Family Fun Day at St. Maries City Park - Ribbon-cutting ceremony and fun day for the new playground. Includes food, prizes, activities and games. St. Maries Mayor Robert Allen will lead the ceremony. 11 a.m., St. Maries City Park, 1226 Main Ave. Free. (208) 245-2577.

Farm Chicks Antique Show - Antiques and handmade goods. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine and EllynAnne Geisel, author of “Apron Memories and Apronisms.” Runs through June 8. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Ag Buildings. $6, good all weekend. (509) 954-1692.

Gems of the Garden - Annual iris show. Presented by the Inland Empire Iris Society and Town and Country Iris Society. Entries accepted from 7-9 a.m., judging begins at 10 a.m., doors open to the public at noon. Noon-5 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Free. (509) 624-2588 or (509) 535-8025.

Hike the Columbia Highlands - Guided day hike at Thirteen Mile Creek from the San Poil River. Moderate, eight-mile hike through spectacular country. A carpool leaves Spokane at 7:30 a.m. Group size is limited. For details contact crystal@conservationnw.org. Colville National Forest. Free. (509) 570-2166.

Lightning Creek Road Hike - Meet at the LCR washout at 9 a.m. for this easy/moderate hike. Sponsored by the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Bonner County. Free. (208) 266-1107.

Reardan Mule Days - Activities include parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, car and tractor shows, food and craft vendors, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, fun runs, entertainment and more. Reardan. (509) 464-2327.

Rhubarb Festival - Third annual event with artisan vendors, food-themed art exhibit, birdhouse silent auction and rhubarb bake sale. Music by Too Hot to Handle from 1-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Create, 900 W. Fourth, Newport. (509) 447-9277.

West Valley Days - West Valley SCOPE hosts the 14th annual parade and carnival. There will be bingo, carnival games, a live deejay and a free bike raffle. New this year is a silent auction. Food will be available for purchase. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Millwood Park, Frederick and Stout. (509) 477-0629.

Sunday

Benewah Valley Poker Trail Ride - 21st annual event includes barbecue and drinks and 50 percent payback. Sign up at the Benewah Community Center. No dogs allowed on trail. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at the corner of Benewah Road at Alder Creek Junction, near St. Maries. $10/adults, $5/kids age 11 and younger. (208) 772-2032.

Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series - Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Sundays through the summer. Columbia plays bluegrass music on June 8. 1-4 p.m., Northwest Boulevard at Mullan Avenue. Bad weather moves concerts to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza, Third Street at Sherman Avenue. (208) 667-3162.

North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association Spring Tour - Tour beautiful gardens in the Coeur d’Alene area; see a tour map at local B&B’s or visit www.nibba.com. Noon-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene area. Free. (208) 664-9650.

Spokane Trailquest Mountain Bike Orienteering - Register and start from 8-11 p.m. at the school. Greater Northern Elementary School, 3115 N. Spotted Road. $20, includes T-shirt. (509) 327-7220.

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