December 1, 2012 in Washington Voices

calendar

 

Today

Breakfast with Santa - Enjoy a pancake breakfast and a variety of children’s games, crafts and other activities and have your picture taken with Santa. Hosted by Spokane Valley Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary College Scholarships Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and other Rotary service projects. Registration encouraged. 9-11 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley $5/person at the door. (509) 688-0300.

EVHS Craft Fair - Benefiting the East Valley High School. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 50 local crafters. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley, Spokane Valley $1. (509) 939-7805.

Gluten Intolerance Group of Spokane - Annual holiday potluck at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church. 1:30 p.m. 3606 S. Schafer Road. (509) 922-6153.

Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar - Features art, crafts and baked goods. Lunch will be available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. with proceeds benefiting the North Palouse Community Food Bank. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main

Ongoing

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. For more information, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com. Green Bluff.

“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents this holiday play by Mark Brown. Shows today, Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ignitetheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley $16-$18. (509) 795-0004.

Workshops at Artworks Spokane - A variety of home decorating workshops will be offered through Dec. 8. Visit www.artworksspokane.com for dates and costs. Artworks Spokane, 15310 E. Marietta Ave., Studio 8, Spokane Valley (509) 928-2726.

Sunday

Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation. 1-4 p.m. Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.

EVHS Craft Fair - Benefiting the East Valley High School. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley, Spokane Valley $1. 509 939-7805.

Monday

DivorceCare Recovery Support Group 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley $25 for workbook. (509) 533-6800 or (509) 892-5255.

Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have its picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 and 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley varies. (509) 926-3700.

Single & Parenting - Features refreshing, biblical teaching on topics important to single parents. Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care provided. Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley $25.00. (509) 533-6800 ext 123.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293. 8-9 a.m. Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Monday. 7 p.m.-midnight. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. (509) 928-9158.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Broadway Court - TOPS members meet every Monday. 9 a.m.-midnight. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 922-3874.

Tuesday

Citizenship Classes - World Relief can help you become a citizen of the United States. Free two-hour classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.; or a one-time, three-hour Fast Track class will let you know what to expect on the naturalization exam on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 321-0328.

Joanie’s Magic Spoon Cooking Classes - Tuesday at 6 p.m., learn how to make various breads, $45. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Joanie’s Magic Spoon, 10307 N. Prairie Drive, Spokane Valley $45, includes instruction, recipes and crepes. (509) 624-6564.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will feature “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” 2-3:30 p.m. Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley Free. (509) 924-4388.

Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include a report on 2013 fees and discussion on development projects as well as the city’s street maintenace and street sweeping contracts. 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague (509) 921-1000.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Open to anyone interested in playing cribbage. 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley (310) 621-3897.

Artisan Craft Show - Sponsored by Liberty Lake Art Society. Art, antiques, soaps, lotions, jewelry, food and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Art Chalet, 23106 E. Melkapsi St., Liberty Lake. (509) 255-9600.

Liberty Lake development code workshop - The city of Liberty Lake will put on a workshop to discuss updates to the city’s development code in 2013. The city is looking for input on what works and what doesn’t work. 5-7 p.m. Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. (509) 755-6708.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday. 6 p.m.-midnight. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen Road. (509) 922-8820.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Eagles - The group meets every Thursday 9:30 a.m.-midnight. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague (509) 928-5460.

T.W.I.N.E. - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire is a writing club for Spokane County teenagers in grades 6-12. No registration is required. We write fiction and poetry, and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. Sponsored by the Spokane County Library District, pen and paper and inspiration provided by SCLD. 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Friday

Artisan Craft Show - Sponsored by Liberty Lake Art Society. Art, antiques, soaps, lotions, jewelry, food and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Art Chalet, 23106 E. Melkapsi St., Liberty Lake (509) 255-9600.

Mobile Food Bank - In partnership with Contract Based Education High School and Second Harvest Food Bank, this event provides free fresh produce and perishable products for all families in need of assistance. Open to the public, no appointment or documentation necessary to participate. Please bring a box for your food. Public bus service available to this location. Distribution will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contract Based Education, 115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley Free. (509) 927-1100.

Saturday

Artisan Craft Show - Sponsored by Liberty Lake Art Society. Art, antiques, soaps, lotions, jewelry, food and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Art Chalet, 23106 E. Melkapsi St., Liberty Lake (509) 255-9600.

Christmas Around the World - Variety show presented by the Spirit of Spokane Chorus, a Sweet Adeline Chorus. Raffle and bake sale. Visit www.spiritofspokanechorus.org for ticket information. 7 p.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley $10/general, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 624-3108.

Opportunity Business Community Fundraiser - Items to be collected include: warm clothing, coats, shoes all sizes, baby items, personal care need, household items, nonperishable food, toilet paper and children’s gifts. All donations will benefit Spokane Valley Partners. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Rite Aid Parking lot, Sprague Ave. and Pines Rd. (509) 218-5952.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month Noon-midnight. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards Free. (509) 891-1695.


Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email