May 17, 2013 in Features

What’s happening

 

Wild Goose Bill Days Activities include golf, parade, Wild Goose Chase 3  1/2-mile race, Coaster Car Races, Mini Moto Races, Show-N-Shine Car Show, food and craft vendors, Lions Club barbecue, museum presentation, Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, music and dance. Today through Sunday, downtown Wilbur. (509) 647-5551.

Women Helping Women 21st annual fundraising luncheon featuring Bonnie St. John, who despite having her right leg amputated at age 5 became the first African-American to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing. She took home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. The event supports programs for women and children in need. Monday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125 per person. (509) 328-8285.

Bit by Bit: The Digital Evolution of the Neighborhood Join Humanities Washington for a 2013 Think & Drink conversation led by technology experts Alex Alben and Brett Atwood, and moderated Shann Ray. The free event will feature a discussion about how advances in digital technology are affecting our interactions, institutions and culture. Alben is the author of “Analog Days – How Technology Rewrote Our Future.” Atwood is a professor at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, as well as a website editor, content strategist and former print and online journalist. Ray is the author of “American Masculine” and a professor of leadership studies at Gonzaga University. For more information, visit humanities.org/programs/think-drink. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Lindaman’s Gourmet Bistro, 1235 S. Grand Blvd. Free. (206) 682-1770, ext. 102.

Misquoting Jesus: Discrepancies in Christian Scripture An evening of insightful and intriguing conversation with Bart D. Ehrman, author of more than 20 books, including “Misquoting Jesus,” “God’s Problem,” “Jesus Interrupted” and “Forged.” Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity. A book signing in the lobby of the theater will follow the event. Presented by Eastern Washington University and the Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 359-4860.

Bloom in Tune Fundraiser Spokane Symphony Associates fundraiser in support of the Spokane Symphony. WSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane, off the Cheney-Spokane Road via south Sherman Road, (509) 448-4967.

Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival: A Celebration of Spring Second annual free spring nature festival with activities for families and individuals of all ages. Enjoy spring by experiencing and learning about the exceptional wildlife, habitats and geology of the Channeled Scablands landscape. Take a walk on the wild side and discover birds, wildflowers, insects and other wildlife, and catch a glimpse of remnants of the Ice Age Floods that created the diverse scablands habitat. Nature hikes, tours, kids activities and informational booths provided by a number of organizations will make for a wonderful spring day outdoors in the remarkable environment. Activities require reservations; go to www.fws.gov/turnbull/currentevents.html or call. For all ages. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Free admission. (509) 235-4723.

S.K. Ball Best barn dance of the year, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. Dinner, live music and dancing lessons, hippity-hop races, mechanical bull and prizes for best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Includes all the beer and wine you can fit in a red Solo cup. Register at www.rmhcspokane.org/events. Saturday, 6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 624-0500.

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