March 17, 2012 in Washington Voices

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Today

21st Annual Auction and Auction Fundraiser - Preview 4:30-5 p.m. Dinner of corned beef and cabbage, baked macaroni and cheese, hot dogs from 5-6 p.m. Silent auction throughout evening. Loud auction begins at 6 p.m. Free child care provided beginning at 6 p.m. Benefits youth camping and activities. 115 N. Raymond Road. $10/dinner. (509) 924-7262.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner - Hosted by VFW Post 1435, 212 S. David Road. 5-7:30 p.m.  Tickets: $10/adults, $6/children under 12. (509) 535-9315

Author David Smith - Book signing of “Bible Lessons from Our Pets,” about the how God can speak to us through our pets; 2 p.m. 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes are: Today, Soil and Basic Gardening; March 24, Vegetable Gardening; March 31, Flower Gardening; and April 7, Garden Maintenance. All classes from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is required. 222 N. Havana St. $12 per class or $40 for the series. (509) 477-2195.

Bighorn Outdoor Adventure Show - Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Sports and recreation show with family-friendly attractions, fishing world, laser shot, archery range and more. Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission specials: $5 ticket voucher coupons available at Cabela’s to be exchanged at the ticket booth. Also, purchase tickets at any Aslin Finch retail location to receive $1 off adult admissions. 404 N. Havana St. $9/adults, $8/military, students and seniors, free/age 6 and younger with parents.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes are: Today, Tomatoes; March 24, Raised Bed Gardening; March 31, INW Vegetables; and April 7, Berries. All classes from 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is required. 222 N. Havana St. $12 per class or $40 for the series. (509) 477-2195.

Luck O’ the Irish - Silent auction, drinks, food and fun to benefit Central Valley High School grad night. Formerly the Cork N’ Keg. 7 p.m. 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $20. (509) 998-0264.

On Sacred Grounds - “Travels, Treasures and Memories,” featuring watercolor, textile art and collages depicting her world-wide travels by Dian Zahner, through March 28, with reception March 25, 2-5 p.m. 12212 E. Palouse Highway. (509) 747-6294.

Paul Mitchell Charities Craft Bazaar - Hosted by The Paul Mitchell School for vendors in the community. Proceeds from the booth rental and admission fees all go to fundraising to benefit Morris Animal Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, Magic Johnson Foundation Inc., Gary Sinise Foundation, Cancer Schancer Movement, No Limits, Lezza Gibbons Memory Foundation, and The Andrew Gomez Foundation. Call or email Katie@pmtsspokane.com. 11 a.m. 15303 E. Sprague Ave., Suite C. Admission: $3/age 12 and older, for both days. (509) 924-7454.

St. Paddy’s Day Feed - Annual St. Paddy’s Day Feed with a menu of corned beef, cabbage, baby reds, salad and rubens. A beverage is included; 5-9 p.m. Fairfield Community center, 304 E. Main, Fairfield $15 per person.

Dance - The dance has a St. Patrick’s Day theme. 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.

Monday

Chocolate Tamale Class - Learn this recipe created by Chocolate Myracles’ Master Chocolatier, Julia Balassa-Myracle. Each participant will take home 2-3 tamales and enjoy one after the class. 5:30 p.m. 11616 E. Montgomery Drive No. 23. $45 per person. (509) 922-6353.

Degree Program in Engineering Management - Engineers Forum of Spokane with speaker John Dacquisto, Gonzaga University associate professor, will describe the development and content of one of the latest offerings from the university. Beverage or lunch purchase required. 12:15 p.m. 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $9.55/senior lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.

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

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

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Broadway Court - TOPS members meet every Monday; 9 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway 922-3874.

Tuesday

OCD Support Group - For families and individuals who struggle with OCD in their lives. Support, education, sharing, goals; 6-7 p.m. 12910 E. Sinto Ave. Free. (509) 869-1069.

Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include the amended 2012 TIP, railroad crossing improvements on Pines Road and the pavement management plan. 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague (509) 921-1000.

Spokane Valley Seahawkers - Fan club nonprofit organization. Open to the public. Board meetings held the first Tuesday of the month; and general meetings are the third Tuesday of the month. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The Rock Bar and Lounge, 13921 E. Trent Ave.

Wednesday

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - No fees or weigh-ins. 7 p.m. 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (951) 850-7764.

ALS Patient and Caregiver meeting - Sponsored by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association Evergreen Chapter, Spokane Branch; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (877) 201-3610.

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

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

Friday

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Families can sell or buy gently-used items for their growing families. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (half price sale on Sunday) 404 N. Havana St. Friday-Saturday: $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday free admission. (509) 536-2840.

Mommy and Me Club - Social group open to all new mothers, babies (up to 2 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. Call (509) 473-5706 or email 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.

Saturday

Roller Derby: Kannibal Face Off! - The Spokannibals take on West Kootenay’s Allstar team, the Kootenay Kannibelles for their first home bout of the season. The Spokannibals are seeking to prove that they are the most fearsome rollergirls in the Northwest. Tickets are available through www.brownpapertickets.com, Time Bomb at 711 N. Monroe St., and at the door. 7 p.m. 9415 E. Fourth Ave. Advance: $8/adults, $6/students/seniors. At the door: $10/adults, $7/students/seniors. (509) 280-6195.

Spring KidsFest - Free family fun for ages 3-12 with face painting, crafts, games, music, prizes and more from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. An appearance by the Easter bunny from 11 a.m.-noon. Food Court, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 926-3700.


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