July 1, 2011 in Features

Things to do

 

Spokane

Splashdown - Family waterpark, open daily through Labor Day. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays); Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Family Night, Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m. 11127 E. Mission Ave, Spokane Valley. $13.99/48 inches and under; $16.99/over 48 inches; $16.99/viewing pass with $7 refund if band is dry; family night $9 (free for ages 3 and younger with regular paid admission and seniors age 65 and older with photo ID). (509) 924-3079

Spokane Area Children’s Chorus - Twenty-fifth anniversary festival. featuring members of the Rainier Youth Choirs and Oregon Repertory Singers Vivo Choir, plus the premiere of a commissioned work by David Brunner, “Sweet Are the Lips of All That Sing,” from a text by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Today, 6:30-8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10/adults, $5/students/seniors. (509) 624-7992

Strawberry Festival - Saturday-Sunday, Green Bluff. Visit www.greenbluff growers.com for map of participating growers.

Historical Automobile Society Car Show - Fiftieth annual meet by the Hassie Club of Spokane, showcasing vintage automobiles from around the nation. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverfront Park, Clocktower Meadow. http://spokaneriverfront park.com/event/1076

Northwest Renaissance Festival - Entertainment including knights, peasant and gypsies, battle chess, mud beggars, music, merriment and jousting. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $10/adults, $6/ages 6-12 and seniors, $35/family. (509) 276-7728

Rockin’ B Ranch Grassroots and Gospel Music Hour - Concert to be recorded live for future radio broadcast, with the Rockin’ B house band and The Wylie Family Band. Sunday, doors open 4:30 p.m., must be seated by 5:15 p.m., show 5:30 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 100 yards south of Interstate 90 at Exit 299. $5/door. (509) 891-9016

Eastern Washington

William Florian - Former lead singer with the New Christy Minstrels performs favorite songs from the ’60s. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $9/person, $15/couple (seniors, $7/ $12; free/age 12 and younger). (509) 229-3414

24th Annual Summer Party - Live music by Planetary Refugees, Murphy’s Law and Serendipity, arts and crafts, barbecue, games and wine samples. Sunday, noon, China Bend Winery on Lake Roosevelt, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls. $10 (free/ages 15 and younger). (509) 732-6123, (800) 700-6123

North Idaho

Pirates of the Coeur d’ Alene Family Cruises - 90-minute themed cruises with sing-a-longs, dancing and pirate mementos. Daily, 1 and 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 5 from the Coeur d’ Alene Resort. $30.75/adults, $20.75 children 6-12, free/children 5 and under. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21

Party Pirate Cruises - With adult humor, hors d’oeuvres, games and rum punch. For ages 21 and older. Today-Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. $39.75. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21

Bonner County Garden Tour - Presented by the Bonner County Gardeners Association, Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gardens include, in Sandpoint, 4001 N. Boyer, 409 Creekside Lane, 703 S. Division, 188 Wrenco Loop; in Dover, 216 Fourth St.; and in Laclede, 99 Laclede Shores Drive. Tickets are available at each garden the day of tour; at Sears in Bonner Mall; at the Bonner County Gardeners Association office, 804 Airport Way, Sandpoint; or online at www.bcgardeners.org. (208) 265-2070

Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series - Nu Jack City, Motown/soul. Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Inclement weather moves the concert to the Resort Plaza at Third Street and Sherman Avenue. Free. (208) 667-3162

Roy Book Binder - Veteran fingerstyle blues guitarist, schooled by the likes of the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson, with local opener Josh Hedlund. Sunday, 8 p.m., Panida Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $20/advance, at Main Street Music and Eichardt’s Pub; $25/door. (208) 263-9191

Coeur d’Alene Downtown Concert Series - Native Sun, country-Western. Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave, Coeur d’Alene. Inclement weather moves the event to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza on Sherman Avenue. Free. (208) 667-3162

First Thursday in Sandpoint - Six stages of live music, interactive booths and specials at retailers and restaurants. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., downtown Sandpoint. (208) 255-1876

Children’s Entertainment in the Park - Sesitshaya Marimba and Disney Music Magic. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., East City Park, Moscow. Free. (208) 882-3925


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