May 8, 2010 in Washington Voices

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Today

Craft and Car Collectors Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. Free admission. (509) 413-2044.

Dinner and auction - Benefits the University High School senior all-nighter. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $35. (509) 891-6412.

Happy Wife, Happy Life Cooking and Mixology Class - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Learn how to make a variety of fiesta-themed drinks and food. For ages 21 and older. Please bring an apron. RSVP required by Monday for class on Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m. 11712 E. Boone Ave. $25 per person; $40 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

Spokane Valley Heritage Fair - Antique tractors, gas engines, vintage cars, demonstrations of farm implements and things spinning wool, separating cream, etc. Sponsored by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and the Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave. $5/family, $3/person. (509) 922-4570.

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. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 12114 E. Sprague Ave. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children. (509) 922-4570.

Super Pet Adoption Festival - The Spokane Humane Society, SCRAPS, SpokAnimal and Pet Savers have joined together to host this event. Dogs, cats and a few other animals will be available for adoption. There will also be animal-related booths and food vendors; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aslin Finch Parking Lot, 5605 E. Sprague Avenue. Free. (509) 995-4542.

The Inland Northwest FIRST Robotics Exhibition and FLL Competition - For students age 6 years old through high school. Information about how to start a program in your school or organization; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free. (509) 922-5488.

“The Last Gladiator” - A story about bravery, trickery and falling in love, presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows: May 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 7 p.m.; May 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/ages 13 and older; $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

The YMCA Green Way Program Plant Sale - May 7-8, 13-15 and 20-22. Spring Plant Sale featuring annuals, perennials, vegetables and houseplants. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Green Way Program. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Valley YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Free admission. (509) 777-9622, Ext. 206.

Valley YMCA anniversary - The Valley Y will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a day of events including mascot basketball, music, a bounce castle, a family scavenger hunt and lunch catered by Longhorn BBQ. Lunch tickets can be pre-purchased for $11 for four people and $3.25 for each additional person; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. (509) 777-9622.

Sunday

Mother’s Day Brunch - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $10 per person. (509) 926-2328.

Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month. This month Belgian waffles will be added to the menu in honor of Mother’s Day; 8:30 a.m.-noon. McIntosh Grange, First and Lake streets, Rockford. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.

“The Last Gladiator” - A story about bravery, trickery and falling in love, presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows: May 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 7 p.m.; May 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/ages 13 and older; $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Monday

Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo. (509) 228-5400.

“Flags of the Revolution” - Engineers Forum of Spokane, with speaker John Caskey of SAR; 12:30 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $9/lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.

Tuesday

East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 5:30 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace. (509) 924-1830.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include proposed resolutions on the Shoreline Master Program and a Greenacres Park Grant, a proposed motion on the Broadway Avenue Safety Project and a report on nonconforming properties in the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

“Elder Abuse and Awareness: What is it and what can you do?” - The Silver Ribbon Campaign attempts to raise awareness in regard to the hidden crime of elder abuse and neglect in our community. Presentations are today at 2-3 p.m., Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th Ave.; May 26, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Sunshine Gardens 12912 E. 12th Ave.; May 27, 2-3 p.m., Good Samaritan, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 922-1468.

Greenacres Park open house - The draft Greenacres Park Master Plan will be presented to the community. Families are welcome to come and look at the plan, ask questions and give comments. Ice cream will be served; 6-8 p.m. Greenacres Christian Church, 18010 E. Mission. (509) 720-5400.

Millwood Indoor Farmers Market - Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., through May. 8919 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. (509) 475-1676.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 11 a.m. Ness Elementary, 9612 E. Cataldo. (509) 924-2150.

Thursday

Friday

Food distribution - Second Harvest will distribute free food and fresh produce from its mobile food bank truck to anyone who needs it. No appointment or documentation is required and the distribution does not count as a food bank visit. Those seeking food are asked to bring their own box; noon-2 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

Saturday

“The Last Gladiator” - A story about bravery, trickery and falling in love, presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows: May 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 7 p.m.; May 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/ages 13 and older; $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Three-church yard sale - Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran, Christ Lutheran and Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches. Proceeds benefit programs run by the churches; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 926-8611.


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