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Veterans Day events

Sat., Nov. 10, 2012


Life After Service: Honoring North Idaho Veterans - On Veterans Day 2011, local filmmakers Mike and Alicia Strain embarked on a project honoring North Idaho veterans. Nineteen interviews later, they captured diverse and inspiring stories. From transition back to civilian life, to local resources, to how veterans give back to Sandpoint’s community, this film captures the essence of North Idaho veterans. 3 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $5. (208) 263-9191.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - Dinner including salad and bread with all proceeds to benefit the Inland Northwest Honor Flight, sponsored by Royal Plaza Retirement Center, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St. $5. (509) 483-7136.

Community Booster Night - Potluck followed by a program to recognize longtime grange members and honor veterans. Any veteran in the community is invited to attend by calling Priscilla. 6 p.m., Greenbluff Grange Hall, 9809 E. Greenbluff Road. (509) 979-2067.

“Murder in E-Flat” - An evening to honor veterans with a cappella music and melodrama. 7-9:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10/door or in advance by calling. (509) 443-1503.

Honor Flight Charity Dance 2012 - Honoring our greatest generation. Dancing, food, entertainment and silent auction. Music by Don and Nancy Emerson Band. Performance by comedian Nick Theisen. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 922-3433.


Veterans Day Celebration - All proceeds of the raffle and auction will be donated to the Spokane Veterans Home Betterment Fund. 2 p.m., Jack & Dan’s, 1226 N. Hamilton St.


Welcome Home, a Veterans Day Celebration - Sponsored by Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum, the city of Spokane and Spokane airports. Col. Brian Newberry, Fairchild Air Force Base wing commander, and Spokane Mayor David Condon will be featured speakers. The Military Order of the Purple Heart will be specially recognized as will regional Purple Heart recipients. Music by the Mt. Spokane Marching Band and the Brass Quintet of the Spokane Symphony. Several vintage aircraft will be on display. The gates immediately to the west of the original 1920s hangar will open at noon so attendees can view static displays, proposed improvements to the airport and historic photographs of Felts Field. The formal program begins at 1 p.m. with military marches, period music and the presentation of the colors and pledge of allegiance; the program will conclude at 2 p.m., with the gates open until 4 p.m. Felts Field, 6105 E. Rutter Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (800) 493-7515.

Honoring Veterans - Valley Christian School will put on a special program to honor our nation’s veterans, too many of whom are homeless. A special lunch will be served at noon prior to the program at 1 p.m. Union Gospel Mission chapel, 1224 E. Trent Ave. Free. (509) 532-3806.

5K Run 4 Fuzz - Presented by Gonzaga University in celebration of Veterans Day and to honor 1st Lt. Mathew Fazzari, a 2010 Gonzaga alumnus killed in combat this year. The run takes place along the Spokane River. 6 a.m., Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave., meet at the Rudolf Fitness Center. Free. (509) 328-4220.

Veterans Day Celebration - Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley will have Spokane Mayor David Condon as the guest speaker. There will be special guests from the fire and police departments and from the Spokane Valley City Council. 8:30-10 a.m., Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Towers Dining Room, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6161.

Hayden Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony - The parade runs south on Government Way from Hayden Avenue to Honeysuckle Avenue. Grand marshal is veteran Carl Gidlund, who will also receive the 2012 Distinguished Veteran Award during a ceremony at City Hall after the parade. 10 a.m., Hayden City Hall, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden. (208) 209-1080.

Veterans Day Assembly - Students celebrate and honor veterans. 1 p.m., Betty Kiefer Elementary, 13898 N. Schooner St., Rathdrum. (208) 687-5206.

GU Veterans Day Celebration - A memorial service for 1st Lt. Mathew Fazzari, a 2010 Gonzaga alumnus who was killed in combat this year, will begin in the University Chapel, on the third floor of College Hall, with a reception to follow in the foyer of the Magnuson Theatre (also in College Hall). Fazzari, from Walla Walla, was killed in combat June 6 in Afghanistan when the helicopter he was in was struck by enemy gunfire. 4 p.m., Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 981-1947.

Free Dinner at Timber Creek - All veterans, National Guard members and active duty military will eat free. Evening begins with the local VFW/National Guard honor guard presenting the colors and a welcome from a local government representative. 4-8 p.m., Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9111 E. Montgomery Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 624-9659, ext. 101.


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