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Fri., May 20, 2011


Joggin’ for the Noggin’ - 3K fun run/walk to raise money for the American Brain Tumor Association. Saturday, check-in 8 a.m., event begins at 9 a.m. from Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave., and follows the Centennial Trail westbound to Riverfront Park and back. $25, includes commemorative T-shirt. (509) 467-6648

Cruizin’ the Falls Car Show - Saturday, check-in 9 a.m., show 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with music and entertainment, followed by parade of cars along the reverse Lilac Parade route at 5:30 p.m. Spokane Falls Boulevard downtown. Free. (509) 535-4664

Plant Sale - Presented by the Inland Empire District Garden Clubs, with perennials, tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, organics, annuals, houseplants and more. Proceeds benefit various nonprofit organizations and local projects. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Plaza in front of Walmart parking lot, Spokane Valley. (509) 921-7670

Second Chance Kitchen and Garden Sale - Presented by Slow Food Spokane River. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. (509) 290-9465

Washington State Quilters Quilting Bee - Bring a quilt or block to work on and a potluck dish to share (coffee and tea provided). Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 714-8140,

Two Women Art and Antiques Spring Barn Bazaar - Antiques, furniture, arts and crafts items of all kinds, with homemade pie, espresso and more. Bluegrass music by the Wylie Family Band noon-3 p.m., both days. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 17909 S. Stentz Road, Spangle. Free. (509) 245-3444

Gardeners of Spokane Perennial Plant Sale - With hostas, day lilies, iris, cannas, tomatoes, peppers, annuals and birdhouses. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. (509) 299-4184

13th Annual Basset Blast - “HOWLywoood,” with raffles, doggie favor bags, awards and more. Events include Best Waddle, Best Howl, Best Costume, Best Bassett Photo. Contestants must be basset hounds or mix; no puppies less than 4 months old allowed. Hosted by Washington Basset Rescue and SCRAPS.; all proceeds benefit the rescue program. Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Sullivan Park, north of Spokane Valley Mall, Spokane Valley. $10/advance, $15/door. (509) 466-1538

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction - Hosted by Friends of Eastern State Hospital, benefiting the patients of the facility. Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $25/adults, $15/students. (509) 828-1245

Spokane Youth Symphony - “Bon Voyage Verne,” farewell concert for retiring Artistic Director Verne Windham, with the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15/adults, $13/seniors, $11/students. (509) 624-1200

The Tap Grandmas - Benefit for HEART (Homeless Education and Resource Team). Tuesday, 7 p.m., North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St. $5. (509) 624-4758

New Taste Tuesdays at Zola - Alternative comedy and music variety show featuring comedians Lance Paullin, Joe Fontenot, Chris White and comedy poets. Tuesday, 8:30-11 p.m., Zola, 22 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-2416

6 Foot Swing Fundraiser Concert - To support the Browne’s Addition Summer Concert Series, with Kari Marguerite & the Seventy-Six and free swing dance lessons. May 26, 7 p.m., Nyne Bar and Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (509) 344-9084

North Idaho

Lost in the ’50s - Vintage car parade and street dance today, downtown Sandpoint; show and dance today-Saturday, Bonner County Fairgrounds; car show Saturday, and fun run and car rally Sunday, downtown. (208) 265-5678,

Soup-er Supper Auction - Fundraiser for the Kitchen Project at River of Life Friends Church, with soup supper, entertainment, dessert and silent auctions. Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. River of Life Friends Church, 3263 E. 12th Ave., Post Falls. $15/person, $40/family. (208) 755-6427

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Memorial Fun Run/Walk - 5K/10K course will start at the Greyhound Park and head west on the Centennial Trail, with a one- mile run for kids 11 and under on the infield track. With vendor booths, T-shirts, food, music, goodie bags, National Guard climbing wall and more. After the run, help set a record for the largest gathering of people continuously licking free ice cream for one minute. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, 5100 W. Riverbend Ave., Post Falls. $18/5K and 10K run/walk, $10/one-mile run. (208) 457-9089

An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social - Fundraiser for Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho, with ice cream sundaes, coffee, raffle drawing, an opportunity to meet the cast from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and a performance of selected songs from the musical. Saturday, 5-7 p.m. following matinee performance, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 277-5727,


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