January 11, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family Calendar

 

Today

Digital Downloads Without the Drama - Whether a tablet, smartphone, eReader or MP3 player, bring it to the library to find out how you can enjoy eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on a variety of devices. Although we’re happy to answer questions any time, these scheduled times will include staff with expertise to answer specific questions about popular devices. Don’t forget any login and password information you might need. Jan. 11 and Jan. 19, 1 p.m. for Nook Classic, Simple Touch and other dedicated eReaders, 2:30 p.m. for Nook Color, Tablet, HD and HD+ and 4 p.m. for iOS and Android mobile devices. Also Jan. 12 and Jan. 18, 1 p.m. for MP3 players and 2:30 p.m. for Kindle. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Family Chocolate Tasting and Story Time - Master chocolatier Julia Balassa-Myracle will serve six different chocolates from South America and Europe and tell adventurous stories. The event will also include Guatemalan style hot chocolate, a short film, and cheese and crackers. Reservations are required. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chocolate Myracles, 11616 E. Montgomery Drive, Suite 23. $30 for one adult and one child; $5 for each additional child; $10 for each additional adult. (509) 922-6353.

Phoenix - (Classic rock/country rock) 8:45 p.m. Bolo’s Bar and Grill, 116 S. Best Road. (509) 891-8995.

SCRAPS Volunteer Fair - Find out about all of the ways your time and talent can help make a difference to an animal at SCRAPS; 10 a.m. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. (509) 477-2769.

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.

“The Rainmaker” - Jan. 10-19. In a drought-stricken town in Depression-era Midwest, a stranger promises rain, though he may end up bringing love as well as rain to a family in this heartwarming comedy. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance tickets: $14/adults; $13/students, seniors and military. Door: $15. (509) 795-0004.

Sunday

Digital Downloads Without the Drama - 1 p.m. for MP3 players and 2:30 p.m. for Kindle. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

“The Rainmaker” - 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance tickets: $14/adults; $13/students, seniors and military. Door: $15. (509) 795-0004.

Tuesday

“I Am: One Nation” - Concert by Central Valley High School Wind Ensemble to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project; 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School Theatre, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $5.

Kids Explore and Discover Club - Spokane Valley Library - “Let’s Get Moving!” Work up a sweat with parachute games, beach ball toss, hula hoop challenges and more. We’ll talk about the importance of exercise and teach you fun and creative ways to get your heart rate up; 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Mike and Bobby – (Country/variety) 4:30-7:30 p.m. VFW Post 1435, 212 S. David St. Free.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include appointments of council members to various committees and a street vacation in the 13400 block of East Alki Avenue; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

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. (509) 477-9090 or email bill@playcribbage.com.

Mansfield Avenue open house - The city of Spokane Valley will host an open house to discuss the extension of Mansfield Avenue between Pines Road and Mirabeau Parkway. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the project. 5-7 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 720-5411.

Recipes From the Best New Chefs - Two Cooks With Love presents a cooking and mixology class featuring recipes from new and rising chefs. Reservations required; 6-8:30 p.m. Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $35/person; $60/couple. (509) 891-5980.

Spokane Valley Library Book Club - This month’s selection is “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever” by Bill O’Reilly; 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Thursday

Recipes From the Best New Chefs - 6-8:30 p.m. Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $35/person; $60/couple. (509) 891-5980.

Friday

Bobby and Berle – (County/variety sing along) 6-10 p.m. VFW Post 1435, 212 S. David St. Free. (509) 535-9315.

“The Rainmaker” - 7:30 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance: $14/adults; $13/students, seniors and military. Door: $15. (509) 795-0004.

Saturday

Author Carmen Peone - Book signing of “Heart of Courage;” 2-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

Digital Downloads Without the Drama - 1 p.m. for MP3 players and 2:30 p.m. for Kindle. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

“The Rainmaker” - 7:30 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance: $14/adults; $13/students, seniors and military. Door: $15. (509) 795-0004.

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