March 9, 2013 in Washington Voices

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The Evergreen Railroad Modelers HO layout is a 25-foot by 60-foot storefront. They have 18 bridges, a dozen tunnels, large city, seaport, large rail yard, three different main lines. The free display is available 5-9 p.m. today at Greenacres Shopping Center, 18213 E. Appleway Ave.
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Today

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Today, Growing the Right Vegetables; March 16, Berries and Small Fruits; and March 23, Growing Easy Flowers. All classes Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is recommended. For more information call (509) 477-2195 or email akestell@spokanecounty.org; 9 a.m.-noon. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/class, $40/series of four classes. (509) 477-2195.

Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

CVHS Arts and Crafts Show - Crafts and baked goods, sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100.

Evergreen Railroad Modelers - HO layout featuring bridges, tunnels, a large city, seaport, large rail yard, three main lines, mountains, small town, many industries and a computer system that allows the operator to run trains with realistic sounds. 5-9 p.m. Greenacres Shopping Center, 18213 E. Appleway Ave. Free. (509) 939-5845.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Today, Growing Tomatoes; March 16, Growing and Preserving Herbs; and March 23, Vegetables for the Inland Northwest. All classes held Saturdays from 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is recommended. For more information call (509) 477-2195 or email akestell@spokanecounty.org; 12:30-3 p.m. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/class, $40/series. (509) 477-2195.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. 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. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Sunday

Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

CVHS Arts and Crafts Show - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100.

River City Modelers Train Show - Seven operating model train layouts in various scales, railroad art, artifacts, photos, model trains. Buy, sell or swap anything railroad related, all scales. Sponsored by the River City Modelers and Inland Northwest Rail Museum. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag Building C and D, 404 N. Havana St. $6/general, $3/ages 11-16, free/age 10 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-2317.

Monday

Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

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.

State Protection Services - Engineers Forum of Spokane hosts Brenton Thielen, vice president of operations, who will talk about State Protection Services, a private security company that provides security personnel and protective services for a variety of situations. Beverage or lunch purchase required; 12:15 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $10/senior lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. 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 Mondays; 7 p.m. 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. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway Ave. 922-3874.

Tuesday

East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include the appointment of a new planning commissioner, a resolution on the draft Spokane River public access plan and a motion awarding a street preservation contract; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

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

“Little Shop of Horrors” - A rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that becomes a threat to the world’s very existence. Shows Wednesday through March 23. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Ticket order forms are available at the CV Business Office until Tuesday. Remaining tickets will go on sale after 6:30 p.m. on show nights. For more information, please call the theater office at (509) 225-5218; 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $10/pre-sale tickets; $12/night of show. (509) 225-5218.

Tune Tales Music - You and your child can enjoy the amazing world of music through hands-on activities and instrument play. Each session includes a new curriculum with a CD for musical fun at home and in the car; 10:15 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $64 for seven-week session. (509) 688-0300.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 11 a.m. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave. (509) 924-2150.

Thursday

“Little Shop of Horrors” - 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $10/pre-sale tickets; $12/night of show. (509) 225-5218.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets Thursdays; 6 p.m. 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. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 928-5460.

Understanding Joint Pain - Physicians of Rockwood Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center present “Understanding Joint Pain and Treatment Options.” The event is free and lunch will be provided. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., seminar begins at noon. Must RSVP at (509) 473-5672 or cendand@empirehealth.org. You can also register online at ww.spokanevalleyhospital.com; 11:30 a.m. Good Samaritan Society, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 473-5672.

Friday

10th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show - Friday through March 17. See hundreds of new and antique motorcycles, shop the latest in gear and accessories and attend seminars. Friday, 3-8 p.m., March 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $10/adult; $5/ages 6-12; free/age 5 and younger. (509) 466-4256.

Lenten Fish Fry - Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. The meal of baked or fried fish, french fries or baked potato, soup, coleslaw, and garlic bread will be served from 5:30 to 6:54 p.m. every Friday in Lent. The Stations of the Cross will follow at 7 p.m. The church will also be collecting donations of diapers and gently used or new baby clothes for the Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance program. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road. Donations accepted at the door. (509) 928-3210.

“Little Shop of Horrors” - 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $10/pre-sale tickets; $12/night of show. (509) 225-5218.

March 16

22nd Annual Auction and Dinner Fundraiser - Preview items 4:30-5 p.m.; followed by Western barbecue dinner from 5-6 p.m. Silent auction throughout evening. Oral auction begins at 6 p.m. Free child care provided beginning at 6 p.m. Benefits youth camping and activities. Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. $10, includes dinner. (509) 924-7262.


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