June 9, 2008 in City
Go and Do
Route of the Hiawatha - The rail-to-trail mountain bicycle trail is operated by Lookout Pass Ski Area and is best known for the 1.66 mile “Taft” Tunnel. It’s all downhill with shuttle buses available to take you and your bike back to the top. Open daily through Oct. 5. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Adjacent to I-90 at the Idaho/Montana state line, exit 0, 12 miles east of Wallace, Idaho. Day pass: $9/adults, $5/ages 3-13. Shuttle: $9/adults, $6/children. (208) 744-1301.
Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach - Admission includes all rides, attractions and shows in the park and at the beach. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 28, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; through June 30, Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Boulder Beach open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Special events: Christian Family Weekend Saturday-Sunday; Ride and Slide with Dad, celebrating Father’s Day weekend with dads admitted free when accompanied by their children. 27843 North Highway 95, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, in Athol. $36.99/general, $19.99/ages 3-7 and 65 and older, free/ages 2 and younger. Two-day passes: $58.99/adults, $31.99/ages 3-7 and 65 and older. Tax not included in admission fee. $4/parking. (208) 683-3400.
Pend Oreille County Museum - See log cabins, farm and logging tools, fire lookout, caboose with railroad display. Pioneer church opening late June. Runs through Oct. 10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 402 S. Washington, Newport. 509-447-5388.
Dog Rally Beginning - For ages 16 and older; handler and dog follow a course with signs telling the handler what exercise to perform before moving to the next sign. Six-week course held today through July 14. Presented by Spokane Parks and Recreation Foundation. 6:30-8 p.m., Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave. $19. (509) 625-6200.
Basic American Sign Language Classes - For adults and teens. Class begins June 11 and runs through July 9. 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Pre-registration is required. Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2316.
2008 Derby Extravaganza - Friday: fourth-annual car race and derby at 5 p.m. Saturday: kiddie parade at 10:45 a.m.; Grand Parade at 11 a.m., followed by a barbecue in Lind City Park at noon; 21st Annual Combine Demolition Derby at 3 p.m. at the Lind Arena. Sunday: third-annual Coaster Car Races on Smart’s Hill at 2 p.m. 17 miles south of Ritzville on Highway 395, Lind, Wash. (509) 677-3628.
Car d’Lane Classic Car Show and Cruise - 16th-annual event for classic cars. Classic Car cruise on Sherman Avenue Friday from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday Show-n-Shine from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sherman Avenue. Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-5986.
Road to the Rally Food Ride - Meet the cast and crew from “Road to the Rally,” aired on RTN Channel 24, at various locations to kick off the 100 Years of Motorcycles Rally and Concert Series: Friday, 5 p.m., Thumpers Bar and Grill, 718 E. Francis Ave.; Saturday, 3 p.m., Club 11, 211 N. Division St.; June 21, 3 p.m., Fizzy Mulligan’s, 331 W. Hastings Road, Spokane; June 28, The Grail Rock Venue, 4720 Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Club 11, 211 N. Division St., Spokane. Two cans of food or $5.
SpoCarvers Association Rendezvous - Spokane Carvers Association will host its annual woodcarving rendezvous, Friday-Sunday. KOA campground, 3025 N. Barker Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission, public welcome. (509) 924-1186.
Stoneridge Concert Series - Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Fridays through the summer. This week, the Rhythm Dawgs play rock music, 6-8:30 p.m., Stroneridge Golf and Recreational Community, Blanchard and Stoneridge Roads, Blanchard, Idaho. (208) 667-3162.
Columbia Mountain Lookout Hike - Guided 8-mile day hike in Profanity Roadless Area, Colville National Forest. A moderate, gradually climbing trail. Carpool leaves Spokane at 8 a.m. Call or e-mail for details and to register at firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 570-2166.
Fairfield’s Flag Day Celebration - Celebrating Flag Day since 1910. The day starts with a fun run at 8 a.m., a kids’ parade at 10:30 a.m., grand parade at 11 a.m., and various events, food, and live music until 4 p.m. Head south on Highway 27 to Fairfield, then turn left on Main. Most events are free. (509) 283-2366.
Friends of Manito Spring Plant Sale - Semi-annual sale of perennial plants. Become a member and shop early at 8 a.m. Visit email@example.com for a complete plant list. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, east of the Gaiser Conservatory. (509) 456-8038.
Inland Empire Railway Historical Society - Tours of Vintage railroad cars and museum, free ride on our two-foot gauge train; souvenirs, food and photo ops. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane County Ag and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana Road, Ag Buildings. (509) 924-9781.
Liberty Lake Yard Sale - The popular annual event includes more than 250 yard sales. Parking will be limited to one side of the street only on Settler, Homestead and Maxwell. A map will be available at libertylakeyardsale.org after 4 p.m. on Friday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Lake.
Spokane Valley Pool Season Begins - . Admission is $1 per person, children younger than 5 free with a paying adult. On weekends, pre-teens are free with a paying adult. Check www.spokanevalley.org for a full schedule of open swim times. Valley Mission, 11123 E. Mission; Park Road, 906 N. Park Road; Terrace View, 13525 E. 24th Ave. (509) 688-0300.
Pride Parade - Three Grand Marshals will head the 2008 Pride Parade. Staging begins at 11 a.m. on the pedestrian walk on Wall Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Blvd. Noon-1 p.m., downtown Spokane. Free.
Race Unity Day Celebration - Mayor Sandi Bloem and the Coeur d’Alene City Council have declared the day Race Unity Day to celebrate community diversity. Includes live music, entertainment, and picnic. Sponsored by the Baha’is of Coeur d’Alene. 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-5410.
Rainbow Festival - This family-friendly celebration is open to the entire community and features live stage entertainment and popular events such as the annual wedding ceremony, honoring of graduating seniors, baking contest and flower design competition. Free, noon-5:30 p.m., Riverfront Park. Wildlife Photography Workshop and Photo-finding Hike - Led by local photographer Rich Leon. All ages are welcome. Bring your camera and a lunch. Supported by Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Donations accepted, $3/vehicle entrance fee at the Refuge gate. (509) 235-4531.
Spokane River Canoe Classic - Family event for all-ages and abilities. There are two courses to choose from, with a 4-mile “Citizens” course for casual paddlers and an 8-mile “Marathon” course for those interested in testing their endurance. 8:30 a.m., Nine Mile Recreation Area. (509) 990-2284.