June 21, 2014 in Washington Voices

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One of Karol Starzel’s welded animal sculptures sits in her garden on June 2 in Spokane Valley. Starzel’s garden is on the Spokane in Bloom garden tour.
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Today

Band Together for the Animals - SCRAPS will hold the leash cutting and grand opening celebration of its new regional animal facility. Area rescue groups, animal welfare organizations and vendors will join them with hourly door prizes, pet-related seminars, food and fun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 477-2532.

Buffalo Soldier’s Motorcycle Club - Annual celebration with a portion of the proceeds will help the club continue to provide Thanksgiving dinner to Spokane families. Music will be R&B, hip-hop and old school. 8 p.m. Black Diamond Billiards, 9614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 954-5353.

Community Shred Day – Clean out your records and protect your identity. Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks and tapes for safe and secure destruction. No need to remove credit cards, staples or paperclips. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Honor Flight Fundraiser and Car Show - Second annual benefit for Inland Northwest Honor Flight. All donations benefit our veterans. A free, fun family event for everyone in Spokane and the surrounding area. Car show is open to all makes and models. There will be a military vehicle display, World War II and Korean War veterans and live music by Salty Dog featuring Rick Rydell from 1 to 3 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Egg It On/Even Stevens, 16208 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 926-2294.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.

Online Security for Beginners - Learn best practices to keep you safe online. We will cover creating strong passwords, identifying suspicious emails, safe surfing on public computers and Wi-Fi networks, virus protection software and more. Registration required. http://scld.evanced. info/signup/EventDetails.aspx? EventId=6184&lib=. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour - “How Green is My Valley” is this year’s theme. Gardens to visit are: Wabi Sabi, 1719 S. Pines Road; Peaceful Pines, 12510 E. 21st Ave.; Harmonic Hillside, 3915 S. Pines Road; Scott Park Place, 13710 E. 42nd Ave.; Sleepy Lazy Hollow, 520 N. Glenn Road; Calm Still Waters, 8218 E. Maringo Drive; Quiet Meadows Garden, 17912 E. Mission Ave.; Tranquil Mist Garden, 3510 N. Malvern Road. There will be garden-related vendors, music and art. Barbecue lunch buffet available from O’Doherty’s BBQ for purchase. Tickets available tour day at gardens as noted or at Blue Moon, Gibson’s, Greenthumb, Judy’s Enchanted Garden, Northwest Seed & Pet, Ritter’s and Tower Perennials or online at www.tieg.org. Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12. (509) 535-8434.

Sunday

Chase Strides for SNAP - A chip-timed 5K run to benefit SNAP, Spokane County’s community action program. This second annual event will feature a cross-country theme on the rolling hills of Plantes Ferry Sports Complex. Serious and recreational runners and walkers welcome. Register at www.active.com. Last year, SNAP helped nearly 43,000 residents of Spokane County find added stability through more than 30 programs ranging from utility assistance to micro-enterprise development. 9 a.m. Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, 12308 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. $10/no shirt, $20/T-shirt. (509) 456-7111.

Ryan Larsen Band - Country. Part of the Sunday “Concerts on the Cliff” series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. No outside liquor, no pets, coolers and containers subjected to search. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. 5:30 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. $8. (509) 927-9463.

Tuesday

Browns Park Public Hearing - Held during council meeting. Share comments on proposed Browns Park Master Plan. 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, Council Chambers, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 101. (509) 720-5400.

Canning Basics: Getting Started - What does it take to do home canning? Learn from expert Anna Kestell as she covers what equipment you need, how to do it safely and what cans well. 6:30 p.m. East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

Hope in Hard Times: Tell Me a Story - Fairfield - Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances which tested their perseverance, resilience and ingenuity. 4 p.m. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St. Free. (509) 893-8320.

The Everyday Scientist - The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will share fun, easy, safe and exciting science experiments for kids age five and older to watch and replicate at home. 10 a.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road; 2 and 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Wednesday

Boating Safety 101: Spokane River - Join Irena Durrant, of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as she guides you through the basics of boat safety, focusing on canoes and kayaks. With her tips, you’ll be safely skimming the Spokane River (and beyond) before you know it. 6 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Millwood Farmers Market - 3-7 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. (509) 924-2350.

Volcano Eruptions - For grades four and above. Learn how to create a volcano out of everyday cooking ingredients. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Thursday

Kari Marguerite Trio - Jazz music; also paintings by Hara Allison. Part of the Thursday “Performers on the Patio” series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. No outside liquor, no pets, coolers and containers subjected to search. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-9463.

Otis Orchards Book Club - This club hosts books from a variety of genres and topics, and is open to everyone regardless of whether they have a Spokane County Library District card. Thursday discussion will be on “The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. 3:30-5 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

The Everyday Scientist - 2:30 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Friday

Wine Tasting at Bottles - Discover wines from South Africa. 5 p.m. Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road. (509) 443-4027.

Saturday

Author Michael Hiltzik: Solutions for Hard Times - Join L.A. Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century” and “The New Deal: A Modern History,” for a conversation the Great Depression. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.


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