Main Market Co-op supporters will gather today for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the new market site, 44 W. Main Ave.
The event starts at noon at the old Goodrich Tire shop, which is being refurbished for the store. The ceremony will include presentations by philanthropist Jim Sheehan, Main Market board president John Grollmus and guest Woody Tasch, the author of the new book “Slow Money.” It is open to the public.
Tasch writes about strategies for investing in local food systems in his book, according to a news release. He also will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. today at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave.
The co-op is expected to open later this year. There is more information about the Main Market Co-op on its Web site, www.mainmarket.coop.
Best Spokane recipe contest launched
The Gallery of Thum’ is gathering local recipes for a contest and cookbook.
Gallery owner Cecile Charles plans to publish 200 of Spokane’s best recipes in the new cookbook, including 100 recipes from local restaurants.
Winners in each of the nine categories will win a $25 gift certificate to the gallery and everyone who enters will receive a cookbook. The categories include appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, bread and rolls, desserts, cookies and candy and recipes for people with special dietary needs.
The book is due for release in August.
Entry forms are available at the Gallery of Thum’, in the Steam Plant Square, 159 S. Lincoln St., Suite 151, or online at www.galleryofthum2.com. The entry fee is $16 per recipe. Recipes sponsored by local businesses have an entry fee of $30 and the business and its contact information will be included in the cookbook with the recipe.
The deadline for entries is April 20. Reach the gallery for more information at (509) 294-9234.
Tastes like … fun
Here’s an evening of food, food and more food that won’t ruin your healthy eating goals.
The Woodlands Community Theatre in Kettle Falls, Wash., is in the midst of its new show, “Tastes Like Chicken.”
The full-length musical is written, directed and orchestrated by local talents and it’s all about eating. Hear a sample of songs from the show at www.myspace.com/ woodlandtheatre.
Singer and songwriter Tom Hart wrote the 24 songs in the show, which will be performed Friday through Sunday and March 20 through 22. Friday and Saturday night shows are at 7:30 p.m. and cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and children. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.
For tickets by phone, call Marty Kittelson at (509) 684-8515 or at Main Street Floral, 107 N. Main St., in Colville.
There is more information at www.woodlandproductions.org.