March 16, 2013 in Washington Voices

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The 10th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show is at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults; $5/ages 6-12; free/age 5 and younger.
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Today

10th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show - See hundreds of new and antique motorcycles, shop the latest in gear and accessories and attend seminars. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 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.

22nd Annual Auction & Dinner Fundraiser - Preview items 4:30-5 p.m.; followed by dinner of barbecue pork, cowboy beans, corn pudding, coleslaw and apple dessert from 5-6 p.m. 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.

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Today, Berries and Small Fruits; and March 23, Growing Easy Flowers. 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. (509) 477-2195.

Free Bike Talk - Friendly advice about planning long trips on two wheels with author Alan Torgerson (“Killer Bees Strike Canada (eh?)”), along with Bruce Hunt and Robert Tate. Experienced cyclists discuss how to plan for a road trip; 11 a.m.-noon. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Free. (509) 747-6294.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Today, Growing and Preserving Herbs; and March 23, Vegetables for the Inland Northwest. 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. (509) 477-2195.

“Little Shop of Horrors” - March 13-March 23. A rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that becomes a deadly threat to the world’s very existence. 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $12/night of show. (509) 225-5218.

R.U.R. Bazaar - Featuring recycled, upcycled and repurposed arts, crafts and treasures. Coincides with the Spokane Valley Birthday Party and Carnival; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 720-5411.

Spokane Orphan Summit - One-day conference on adopting orphans in the Inland Empire area; 8 a.m. Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 714-8804.

Spokane Valley 10th anniversary - The birthday celebration includes cake, live music, door prizes, carnival games, a bazaar, presentations from the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and a Native American Heritage and Culture Room featuring the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Colville and Kalispel Tribes. Activities for children include story time and visits from McGruff the Crime Dog and the Spokane Valley Fire Department arson dog, Mako; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free admission. (509) 921-1000.

Spring KidsFest - Free family fun for ages 2-12 with face painting, crafts, music, prizes and more from noon-3 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, Food Court, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.

St. Paddy’s Day feed - Annual St. Paddy’s Day feed features corned beef, cabbage, baby reds, salad and Reubens. Proceeds benefit the Fairfield Flag Day celebration; 5-8 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St. $15 per person.

Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1-2 p.m. Warrior Camp, 5027 E. Trent Ave. $10/class. (754) 444-CAGE.

Sunday

10th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show - Sunday, 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.

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.

Monday

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.

Facilities at Valley Hospital - Engineers Forum of Spokane hosts Greg Palmanteer, facility services manager at Valley Hospital, who will tell us how his team keeps the hospital working smoothly. 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. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. 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. 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. (509) 922-3874.

Tuesday

Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include discussions on Appleway beautification, stormwater capital projects and economic development; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Spring in to Medicare - Puzzled by Medicare or the new health care law? If you’re close to 65 or are new to Medicare, you and your family are invited to learn about Medicare options, costs and coverage. Sponsored by Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors and the AARP Foundation. Register at www.aarp.org/wa or call 1-877-926-8300; 9:30 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (877) 926-8300.

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” - 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $12/night of show. (509) 225-5218.

Thursday

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - March 21-24. 53rd annual event. Hours are Thursday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discount ticket vouchers available at Cabela’s for $5 for Thursday only; and discount tickets through March 20 at Aslin-Finch for $6 good for Friday through Sunday. Free fishing lure to first 200 adults through the door each day. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $9/adults, $8/military, seniors, and students, free/ age six and younger with adult. Full admission price good for all four days.

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday; 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.

Friday

“Art of Fishing” - “March Means Fishing,” Deanna Camp’s “Hybrid Arts” a whimsical collection of unique trout interpretations in illustration; Tom Hanson’s abstract fly collection, and art featuring fishing scenes by Debbie Hughbanks and others. Each Friday night we’ll have many featured artists demonstrating in the gallery 5-7 p.m. March 22, Debbig Hughbanks with painting techniques; and March 29, Hilda Bradshaw with Raku pottery. 409 S. Dishman Mica Road. (509) 747-0812.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - March 21-24. 53rd annual event. Hours are Thursday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discount ticket vouchers available at Cabela’s for $5 for Thursday only; and discount tickets through Wednesday at Aslin-Finch for $6 good for Friday through Sunday. Free fishing lure to first 200 adults through the door each day. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $9/adults, $8/military, seniors, and students, free/ age six and younger with adult. Full admission price good for all four days.

Lenten Fish Fry - Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. The meal of baked or fried fish, french fries or baked potato, soup, cole slaw, and garlic bread will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 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. $12/night of show. (509) 225-5218.

Saturday

11th Annual Dinner Auction - Benefits Camp Stix Summer Camp programs and scholarships for children and teens with diabetes. Reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and live auction to follow. Camp offers kids and families living with type 1 diabetes support, education, encouragement and a week of just plain fun. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $65/person. (509) 484-1366.

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: March 23, Growing Easy Flowers. Registration is recommended. For more information call (509) 477-2195 or e-mail 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.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $9/adults, $8/military, seniors, and students, free/ age six and younger with adult. Full admission price good for all four days.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: March 23, Vegetables for the Inland Northwest. 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. (509) 477-2195.

Inland Empire Coin Club Coin Show - March 23-24. Buy, sell and trade coins, stamps, currency, gold, and silver with more than 20 area dealers. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $2 admission/free parking. (509) 999-5616.

Just Between Us: A Parent and Daughter Event - Join this fun American Girl workshop based on The Care and Keeping of You for girls age 8 and older. We will have treats afterward; 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.

Layali Tarab XVII - An evening of Middle Eastern and fusion dance. Hosted by Baharat Dance Company, starring Seattle’s Dahlia Moon with featured guests, Farasha, Kendra Searls, Vhaldis and Zarina Isra; 7 p.m. Sri Prasert Thai Bar & Grille, 5908 E. Broadway Ave. $15/door; $12/advance. (509) 928-6408.

“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.

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.


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