July 15, 2011 in Features

Things to Do



Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction - Ages from mid-20s to mid-50s, with silent auction, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Presented by the American Cancer Society’s Young Professionals to benefit the society’s Camp Goodtimes-East at Ross Point in Post Falls for children who have or have had cancer. Today, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Advance, $25/person, $40/couple; door, $30/$45. (509) 242-8303, http://galaacsevents.org/ACSYP

Spokane Buddhist Temple Rummage Sale - Held during the South Perry Street Fair as a fundraiser for the temple. Today-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954

Green Bluff Cherry Festival and Cherry Pickers’ Trot and Pit Spit - Festival opens Saturday and Sunday on the bluff north of Spokane; visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of participating growers. Four-mile run/walk and cherry pit spitting contest Thursday, 6 p.m. 10321 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Road, Mead. (509) 238-4709

“Rustic Elegance” Outdoor Show and Sale - Vintage, country, antique, handcrafted and/or recycled objects, with food vendors. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5312 E. Deer Park-Milan Road, Chattaroy. Free admission.

Petfinder.com Big Birthday Adoption Event - Presented by SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. and Petfinder.com to celebrate the website’s 15th birthday. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., SpokAnimal Clinic, 715 N. Crestline St. (509) 534-4792

Eastern Washington

Davenport Pioneer Days - Today-Sunday, including wine tasting today at 5 p.m., Lincoln County Museum; performances of “Annie Get Your Gun” today at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Davenport High School ($15); “Pioneer Plod” 5K run Saturday, followed by Kiddie Parade at 10:45 a.m. and Pioneer Parade at 11 a.m.; farmers market downtown along Sixth Street; classic car show; lawnmower races Saturday, 2 p.m. at Lincoln County Fairgrounds ($5/adults, $1/age 7-12, free/age 5 and under); beer garden and live music at the Fire Hall. (509) 944-1430

Hidden Gardens of Colville Valley - Garden tour hosted by the American Association of University Women/Colville Branch. Proceeds benefit educational scholarships for women. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Onion Creek area, Colville. $10. (509) 684-5361, (509) 935-8857

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival - Featuring a kids zone, live music and street dance, the second annual Salad Slaw-ter competition, vendors, “bald as an onion” contest and tasting of onion-inspired delicacies from local restaurants. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Walla Walla. Free. (509) 525-1031, www.sweetonions.org

North Idaho

Rathdrum Days - Entertainment, vendors, heritage skills and crafts guild exhibit at the historic jail, kids activities, parade and more. Today-Saturday, downtown Rathdrum. Free. (208) 687-2866

Second Shot Veterans Motorcycle Street Drag Races - Music festival, custom bike show, strongest man and woman contests, tattoo contest, bikini bike wash, food vendors and more. Set-up party today; racing Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; after-party Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Patriotism Bike Run leaves Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Oasis Tavern, 14913 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. Killing Machine Choppers, 311 N. Idaho Ave., Oldtown, Idaho. $5/race, $10/show your bike. (208) 437-0578

All Breed Dog Show - AKC-sanctioned show by the Inland Empire Kennel Association. Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; $5 parking. (509) 456-3784

2011 smART Festival – Featuring more than 50 arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, clothesline art sales, live music. A hands-on, adult-assisted creative experience for children 4-12 takes place each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (minimal fee, materials provided). Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cherry Bend Boat Park on the St. Joe River off Highway 3, St. Maries. Free admission; arrive by boat or car. (208) 245-3417

Storyteller Bill Chambers - Longtime Montana resident and former teacher tells stories using his hat as his only prop. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315

Coeur d’Alene Downtown Concert Series - Motorboat, rock and roll. 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

Outdoor Summer Concert - Which Doctors, classic rock and roll. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Riverstone City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629

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