April 12, 2014 in Washington Voices

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Area Easter egg hunts

Community Easter Egg Hunt - Family event with an egg hunt for children up to fifth grade, carnival games, prizes, inflatables, a dunk tank, a “golden egg” search, concessions and more! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Valley Real Life Church, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. Free. (509) 232-0840.

Easter Egg Hunt 2014 - 50,000 eggs scattered across the field and playgrounds for the kids, along with jump castles, a petting zoo, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and an awesome appearance of the Chipmunks. Make sure to bring your baskets for the egg hunt. 10 a.m. ONE*, 15601 E. 24th Ave., Spokane Valley. Free.

Go Big Carnival and Egg Hunt - Second annual event with inflatables, free food, carnival games and prizes donated by local businesses. Over 5,000 eggs in three egg hunts with prizes. 4 p.m. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission.

Liberty Lake Easter Egg Hunt - Register at the Liberty Lake Municipal Library on Monday or Wednesday. 11 a.m. Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. $3 or six eggs filled with candy.

Rockford Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 1 p.m. Primeland Cooperatives, 311 E. Emma St., Rockford.

Today

15th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show – Today and Sunday. Presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association with over 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement including landscaping, flooring, decks and patios, kitchens and baths, pools and spas, sunrooms, windows, doors and more. Hours are today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Today and Sunday, receive $2 off admission with the donation of two non-perishable food items to benefit the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley $8; kids 12 and younger, free. (509) 532-4990.

“Art for Art’s Sake” - “Art for Art’s Sake” dedicates to voice a new idea of abstract art with works by Hiromi Okumura, Mariah Boyle and Jonathan Seth Matteson, through April 25, with reception tonight, 6-8 p.m. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley (509) 863-9125.

Chocolate Champagne Gala - 30th annual event, with chocolate tastings, champagne, chocolate martinis, hearty hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. Benefits the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Check-in from 5-6 p.m.; at 6 p.m. is chocolate samplings, champagne and silent auction; 7:30 p.m., bistro steak dinner served; 7:45 p.m. live auction; 10 p.m., live music and dancing in the lounge. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $85/person, $170/couple. (509) 343-5053.

Conscious Connection Class - Gain an alternative understanding of the human experience from the Hawaiian Huna Tradition point of view. We’ll compare similarities between Huna, Mind Science and the Bible and we’ll explore the brain, brainwaves and the minds of the human being. You’ll learn how to guide yourself into a deeper and more meaningful state of meditation for the purpose of consciously connecting to your High Self which Huna refers to as Aumakua (Utterly Trustworthy Parental Pair). Includes guided meditation sessions for creating your Safe Place or what Napoleon Hill referred to as the laboratory in your mind and for meeting your Aumakua. Preregistration is required. 8 a.m. Harmonic Wellness Therapy, 920 N. Argonne Road, Suite 120E, Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 536-1890.

Contra Dance - Held second Saturday of the month, March through May, from 7-10 p.m. No partner required. Beginners lesson at 6:45 p.m. East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road (on Park Road between Mission and Trent), Spokane Valley. $10/general, $8/students, free/age 17 and younger. (509) 747-2640.

Dishman Hills Buttercup Hike - This hike will be led by Michael Hamilton, former DHC President, retired geologist and resident naturalist. This long-held Dishman Hills tradition is not only a chance to look for the year’s first color, but Michael will also share the history and importance of this land we are all working so hard to protect. 1 p.m. Camp Caro, 625 S. Sargent Rd., Spokane Valley. Free.

Fresh Start Community Garden Work Day - Help spread mulch, add compost to beds, rake leaves, turn the compost piles and general site cleanup. Bring a lunch, water bottle, gloves, shovels, large trash bags. Some snacks and soft drinks will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 11202 E. Mission Ave. Just south of Valley Mission Park.

Inland Empire Coin Club Coin Show – Today and Sunday. Buy, sell and trade coins, stamps, currency, gold and silver with over 20 area dealers. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $2 admission good both days; free parking. (509) 999-5616.

Rockford Frog Regatta Festival - The annual event includes free hot dogs and free games for kids of all ages, plus a frog regatta in Rock Creek. Frogs are $5 at the event or in advance. Benefits the Rockford Lions Club in support of youth and community activities. Frogs can be purchased in advance at FredNecks Saloon, Harvest Moon Restaurant, Banner Bank in Rockford, Bank of Fairfield in Rockford or On Sacred Ground Coffee Shop in Valleyford. 1-3 p.m. Rockford City Park, Rockford. Free admission, $5/frog.

Spokane Bike Swap – Today and Sunday. One-stop shop to get ready for bike season! Buy new and used bicycles and accessories from the bike corral or visit local bike shops and other vendors that will be set up throughout the event. Proceeds from the Spokane Bike Swap benefit the Friends of the Centennial Trail. Open daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donate a bike and get a free admission. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 742-9377.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring 5-10 pages to read to the group and 6-8 copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Noon-midnight. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.

“Spring into Art” - “Spring into Art,” Spring floral and garden themes is the focus with art displays featuring bird and garden scenes by Terry Isaac, as well as many local artists, through April 30. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.

Sunday

15th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show - Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8; kids 12 and younger under free. (509) 532-4990.

“Art for Art’s Sake” - Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

Handel’s Messiah Easter Devotional - Audience members will be invited to sing with the choir during selected numbers. Music will be available to borrow. 7 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Spokane Valley, 13608 E. 40th Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-0612.

Inland Empire Coin Club Coin Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $2 admission; free parking. (509) 999-5616.

Spokane Bike Swap - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Payout and unsold bike pick-up on Sunday from 3:30-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 742-9377.

Monday

“Art for Art’s Sake” – Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

Tuesday

“Art for Art’s Sake” – Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Otis Orchards Library - Art Like the Masters - Learn about some of the art masters and their techniques so you can create a modern masterpiece. Crayons, construction paper, scissors and other crafty supplies supplied. You create your own art in the style of amazing artists like Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. 4 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

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

“Spring into Art” – Through April 30. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.

Wednesday

“Art for Art’s Sake” – Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Play cribbage every Wednesday evening at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., 6:15-9 p.m. Traditional two handed play. For more info: (509) 477-9090 or email bill@playcribbage.com. Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley Library Book Club - This month’s selection is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Vivian Daley, a young Irish immigrant, was one of the thousands of abandoned children carried on the “orphan trains” from the East Coast, in 1854. Years later, 17-year old Molly Ayer, a community service worker trying to keep herself out of juvenile hall, is helping Vivian to clean out her memory-packed attic and discovers that they aren’t as different as they appear. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

“Spring into Art” – Through April 30. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.

“The Dust Bowl: A Documentary” - Narrated by Timothy Egan, Ken Burns’ documentary uses vivid interviews with 26 survivors of the dust storms. The film brings to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. Part One will be at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries on April 16, 6:30-9 p.m. Part Two will again take place at both locations April 17, 6:30-9 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8350 or (509) 893-8400.

Thursday

“Art for Art’s Sake” – Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

“Rap and Roll” Women’s Power Networking Event - Featuring Big Mumbo Lead Singer Jennifer Kemple, Lilac City Roller Girls, women’s self-defense tips from Team Warhorse Karate, Mrs. Spokane Valley Stacey Benosek and door prizes, including a lipolaser giveaway, and more. WPN is a network of women professionals who support one another and help businesses grow by sharing contacts, providing referrals, knowledge, products and services. 5-8 p.m. Bumpers, 12828 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-9664.

Shrine Circus - April 17-20. Tigers, elephants, acrobats, daredevils and clowns in an old-fashioned Big Top Circus. Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday at 3 and 7 p.m.; April 19 at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. and April 20 at 1 and 5 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general seating, $15/reserved, $25/VIP. (509) 747-0132.

“Spring into Art” – Through April 8-30. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.

“The Dust Bowl: A Documentary” - Narrated by Timothy Egan, Ken Burns’ documentary uses vivid interviews with 26 survivors of the dust storms. The film brings to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. Part One will be at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries on April 16, 6:30-9 p.m. Part Two will again take place at both locations April 17, 6:30-9 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8350 or 893-8400.

Friday

“Art for Art’s Sake” – Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

Shrine Circus - Today at 3 and 7 p.m.; April 19 at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. and April 20 at 1 and 5 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general seating, $15/reserved, $25/VIP. (509) 747-0132.

“Spring into Art” – Through April 30. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.

Wine Tasting at Bottles - Hahn Winery tasting. 5 p.m. Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 443-4027.

Saturday

10th Annual DanceFest - Celebrating National Dance Week. Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Dance Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting dance in the Inland Northwest, this free festival showcases all forms of dance, performed by people of all ages and abilities. Jazz, Highland, Appalachian clog, folk, modern, classical ballet, tap, hip-hop and traditional Mexican and German dances - enjoy them on stage and learn the basics in workshops. Health information booths and a variety of vendors are throughout the lobby; a silent auction and raffle are fundraisers to keep DanceFest free of charge. Light lunches and snacks will be available. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. West Valley High School, auditorium, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-0972.

“Art for Art’s Sake” – Through April 25. 523 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 863-9125.

Folk, Jazz and Blues: Songs that Helped Americans through the Hard Times - Fairfield - Music can lift your spirits, or be a faithful friend, in the midst of dark days. The men and women experiencing the Great Depression were no exception. Brad Keeler and Linda Parman will take you on a musical journey, introducing you to the music of Dust Bowl wanderers like Woody Guthrie, the urbane arrangements and witty lyrics of big city jazz and swing, and the comforting soul of the country blues. 3 p.m. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Shrine Circus - Today at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. and April 20 at 1 and 5 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general seating, $15/reserved, $25/VIP. (509) 747-0132.

“Spring into Art” – Through April 30. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.

The Arc of Spokane Community Fun Run - This is a virtually flat, out-and-back 5 kilometer course beginning at the Centennial Trail near CenterPlace and reversing just past the Sullivan Road overpass. 9 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $14; $10/without T-shirt. (509) 789-8327.

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., Spokane Valley. $10/class. (754) 444-CAGE.


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