August 6, 2011 in Washington Voices

Calendar

 

Today

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Free outdoor concert presented by the Friends of Pavillion Park, with this contemporary swing revival band from southern California; 6 p.m. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. Parking available at the Meadowwood Technology Center, 2100 N. Molter. A shuttle will be available. (509) 475-5674.

Outdoor Learning Center open house - Stop by and see the plants and live animals, which include an owl, snake and hawk; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also Aug. 12. Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E. Upriver Drive. (509) 340-1028.

Shop Til You Rock - Music-inspired mall tour features a performance by Starrset, 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.

Spokane Elks Sock Hop - Music, food and fun; 5:30 p.m. 2605 N. Robie Road. Free admission. (509) 926-2328.

Spokane Highland Games - Celebrates the traditions of Highland dance, bagpipe and drumming exhibitions, and heavy athletic competitions, along with claymore sword demonstrations, historical reenactments, tug-of-war and Scots Gaelic classes. Children’s “Braveheart style” face painting and games from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. $8/general, $5/seniors/youths 11-17, $3/children 4-10, free/3 and younger. (509) 922-3661.

Sunday

Arbor Crest Wine Concert Series - Tonight: Sammy Eubanks, county blues and classic rock; Aug. 14: Timmy Swift & the Swingin’ Vinos, seven-piece swing/rock band. August concerts begin at 5:30 p.m., September concerts begin at 4:30 p.m.; all concerts end at sunset. Must be 21 or older; no outside alcohol allowed. Food available for purchase by Catered For You, outside food is allowed. Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruithill Road. $5/concert. Tables for eight guests may be reserved for additional $40 per concert. (509) 927-9463.

Spokane Valley Elks Classic Car Show - Sixth-annual fundraiser for the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children. Registration is 9-11 a.m.; Show ‘n’ Shine from 11 a.m.-noon, with judging at noon. Music and food all day. Trophies for first and second in each class; 2605 N. Robie Road. $15 to enter your car; free admission. (509) 928-2818.

Monday

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

Senior pickleball - Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $2. (509) 927-0602.

Tuesday

$1 Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas - Doors open at 9 a.m. and two movies play at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Aug. 9-11, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie” (G); “Marmaduke” (PG).Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. $1. (800) 326-3264.

New Ponderosa Outdoor Market - Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact jennifer@mgpwa.com. 4102 S. Bowdish. (509) 990-1678.

Pickling - Presented by Master Food Preserver Sheila Domon. Learn some simple techniques and enjoy healthy, fat-free snacks. Presented as part of Spokane County Library District’s Adult Summer Reading Program Backyard Bounty Series; 6 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a proposed ordinance on the one-way Sprague ballot issue, a motion on the proposed Transportation Improvement Board project list and a discussion on 2012 revenues and expenditures; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

Novel Destinations with Author Linda Lael Miller - Destination is Western Life. The author will reveal and share with you her particular corner of the territory. Presented as part of Spokane County Library District’s Adult Summer Reading Program - Literary Series; 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Friday

Mommy and Me Club - Social group open to all new moms, babies (up to two 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@empirehealth.org or lloydcl1@empirehealth.org for more information; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, Davis Room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free.

Aug. 13

Spokannibals Roller Derby vs. SS Rodeo - Spokane’s local roller derby team takes on Canada. Women’s flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in America; 7-9 p.m. Roller Valley Skate Center. 9415 E. Fourth Ave. Advance: $9/adults, $6/students and seniors; at the door: $10/adults, $7/students and seniors. (509) 280-6195.

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