July 31, 2010 in Washington Voices

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Today

Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - July 31, “Mary Poppins,” Rated G. Movies shown at dusk. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Iris Rhizome Sale - Purchase varieties of iris rhizomes from miniature dwarf bearded iris to tall bearded iris to siberians. Sponsored by the Town and Country Iris Society. Sales runs from 10 a.m. until sold out. Iris growing information will also be available; 10 a.m. Center Court, Spokane Valley Mall. Free admission; rhizomes $2 each. (509) 671-1539.

Liberty Lake Days 2010 - July 30-31. Today’s events in Pavillion Park include free carnival games from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., bed races at 9 a.m., a car show open to all classic or collectible vehicles, valve cover races at noon, races, pie eating contest, egg toss, music, displays and more. A parking shuttle will be available from Liberty Lake Elementary School. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road. (509) 755-6708.

Rockin’ B Ranch Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B - Shows Thursdays in July and August and most every Friday and Saturday, June 11-Sept. 5, except on July 10, Aug. 7, 28 and Sept. 18 when the ranch will present “Pat McManus Comedies” starring Tim Behrens. 5:30 p.m., pre-show youth performers; 6:10 p.m., “Twilight at the Spokane Bridge” cowboy vampire melodrama; 7 p.m., dinner including barbecued beef, chicken, ribs and more; 8 p.m., cowboy/western music by the Riders of the Rockin’ B. There will also be a beer and wine cantina open nightly. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $35/adults; $10/youth age 10 and younger. (509) 891-9016.

“Rube Goldberg Device” - Fun sketch comedy, improv, and live music presented by Squeaky’s After Hours. Advance tickets available at www.squeakyscomedy.com. Shows start at 9 p.m. Age 21 and older only. Players & Spectators Casino, 12828 E. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 924-5141.

Shop Til You Rock - Music-inspired mall tour features a performance by Number Five is Alive, plus visit activity stations designed for teens. There also will be games, contests and trivia to win prizes; 1-6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 926-3700.

Splashdown - Family water park. Open daily through Labor Day. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon-6 p.m. on Sundays 11127 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $12.99/48 inches and under; $15.99/over 48 inches; free for ages 3 and younger with regular paid admission and seniors age 65 and older, $14/viewing pass with $7 refund. (509) 924-3079.

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - “On a Wing & a Prayer,” aviation history of Felts Field profiling our local pioneer aviators (Nick Mamer, Jack Fancher, Buell Felts), the formation of the Washington Air National Guard, the 1927 visit by Charles Lindbergh, and “Visionary Women,” women who shaped the history of the Spokane Valley, through Sept. 16. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 12114 E. Sprague Ave. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children. (509) 922-4570.

Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association - 2010-2011 fall and spring registration now open. Sign-up online or visit office at the Plantes Ferry Soccer Complex, 12320 E. Upriver Drive. Registration prices start at $45. (509) 922-7910.

Spokane Valley Soccer Club - Youth soccer for ages four and older. Registration now open for Fall 2010/Spring 2011 season. $57. (509) 924-7661.

Sunday

Arbor Crest Wine Concert Series - Aug. 1: Ryan Larsen Band, country; Aug. 8: Tuxedo Junction; Aug. 15: Bent, classic rock. No one under age 21, no outside alcohol allowed. Food available for purchase by Catered By You, outside food is also allowed. June-August concerts begin at 5:30 p.m., September concerts begin at 4:30 p.m.; all concerts end at sunset Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruithill Road. $5/concert; punch cards available for $40 for 10 admissions. Tables for eight guests may be reserved for additional $40 per concert. (509) 927-9463.

Spokane Valley Elks Classic Car Show - Fifth annual event hosted by the Elks Lodge to benefit the Washington Elks therapy program for children. Activities will include music, food, awards, and more. Breakfast from 9-11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for the show and shine from 9 to 11 a.m. with judging at noon. 2605 N. Robie Road. $7/breakfast. (509) 928-2818.

Mornings in the YMCA Greenhouse Classes for Kids - This week’s session is “Houseplant Hunters.” Participants will learn the history of houseplants, make a plant press, go on a jungle expedition to find new tropical plants, learn about scientific and common names, and make new plants through propagation. For ages 6 and older. Register by phone or at Member Services desk. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 2421 N. Discovery Place. $25/weekly session or $5/day. (509) 777-9622.

Naranon - Support group for relatives and friends of drug addicts; 6:30 p.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 230-5423, (509) 921-0361, (509) 467-9774.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Tuesday

Breast Cancer Support Group - For women who want information and support through stages of cancer; 5:30 p.m. Cancer Care Northwest, 12615 E. Mission Ave., Suite 200. (509) 228-1244.

Free Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley – Tuesday-Thursday: “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” (G) and “Monsters vs. Aliens” (PG); Aug. 10-12: “Doogal” (G) and “Hotel for Dogs” (PG); Aug. 17-19: “Muppets from Space” (G) and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (PG). Shows at 10 a.m. (two different theaters). Spokane Valley Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-2590.

Grief Share - For those experiencing a loss and struggling to cope; 7 p.m. Dishman Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne Road. (509) 891-1111 or (509) 924-0339.

Spokane Valley Executive Network - An association of business professionals who meet to exchange business leads and fellowship with one another; 8:30 a.m. Conley’s Place Restaurant, 12618 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 315-4536, (509) 928-7528.

Wednesday

Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking; 3-4 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Rockin’ B Ranch - Showing of the film “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” starring John Wayne, James Stewart and Lee Marvin (1962). Spaghetti dinner at 6:20 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. 3912 N. Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $12.50. (509) 891-9016 or (888) 762-5462.

Senior badminton - Games are every Wednesday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Thursday

Democratic Women’s Club - The Greater Spokane Democratic Women’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month; 11:30 a.m. Conley’s Restaurant, 12622 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 928-9286.

Liberty Lake concert - Free performance by the Blue Ribbon Tea Company hosted by the Friends of Pavillion Park; 6 p.m. Half Moon Park, Meyers Road and Indiana Avenue.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Self-Care Connection - Teaches cancer patients about nutrition, daily activity, relaxation techniques, coping skills, etc.; 2:30 p.m. Cancer Care Northwest, 12615 E. Mission Ave., Suite 200. (509) 228-1244.

Friday

Autism Awareness Family Night - Presented by The ISAAC Foundation and Chuck E. Cheese. 15 percent of your entire purchase (food, beverage and tokens) will be donated to The ISAAC Foundation (Intervention Services Assistance for Autistic Children). Its mission is to provide economic assistance for intervention services and therapies to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders; 5-10 p.m. 14919 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 499-1679.

Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - Aug. 6, “King Corn,” not rated. Movies shown at dusk. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Mommy and Me Club - Social group open to all new mom, babies (up to 2 years old), and moms-to-be. Support, encouragement, teaching, learning, sharing, playtime and fun. Also features free weight checks, breastfeeding support by certified lactation consultants, activities and guest speakers. There is no need to RSVP or attend regularly. Call (509) 473-5706 or e-mail johnsond@emirehealth.org or lloydcl1@emirehealth.org for more information; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, Davis Room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free.

Squeaky’s Comedy 5 for 5 deal – Squeaky’s presents five comics for $5. A clean comedy show featuring comics throughout the Inland Northwest. Begins at 9 each night. 12828 E. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 924-5141.

Next Saturday

Author Sherrida Woodley - Local author presents her thriller, “Quick Fall of Light.” In the midst of a flu pandemic, a woman attempts to protect the one bird whose existence is the key to saving the human race; 2-5 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

Spokane Highland Games - Celebrates the traditions of Highland dance, bagpipe and drumming exhibitions, and heavy athletic competitions, along with Claymore sword demonstrations, historical re-enactments, tug-of-war and Scots Gaelic classes. Children’s “Braveheart style” face painting and games begin at 1 p.m. Celtic merchants and clan tents can be visited and blacksmith, cattle, and sheepdog demonstrations will be held. A Ceilidh (party) will be held after the closing ceremonies of the games from 6 to 8 p.m.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/general, $5/seniors/youth ages 11-17, $3/children ages 4-10, free/age three and younger. (509) 922-3661.

Squeaky’s Comedy Night Special - Featuring the clean stylings of five local Spokane comedians. Shows at 9:30 p.m. daily. Age 21 and older only. Players & Spectators Casino, 12828 E. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 924-5141.

University High School Wrestlers Reunion - All past U-High wrestlers, managers, assistant coaches and parents are welcome. RSVP is required. E-mail uhigh.titan.wrestling@gmail.com for more information; 1-5 p.m. Brown’s Park, across from University High school on 32nd Avenue.


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