March 8, 2014 in Washington Voices

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Today

10th Annual Desperate Housewives Shop Hop - Enjoy in-store specials, tasty treats and a complimentary gift at each store (while supplies last). Visit the following Spokane Valley businesses: Simply Northwest (11806 E. Sprague Ave.); The Trellis Marketplace (4102 S. Bowdish Road); Jema Lane Boutique (613 S. Pines Road) and Vintage Vines (106 N. Evergreen Road). Also, drink specials at Galaxy Grind (12402 E. Saltese Ave.); and Cafe Meo (4102 S. Bowdish Road); and a lunch special at Cuppa Joe’s Cafe (213 S. University). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (509) 927-8206.

“Big Five-Oh” - George Thomas is turning 50 on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week. His dog is sick, his son is a slacker, and his daughter wants to marry a Republican. With a neurotic wife and a widowed neighbor providing more challenges than even George can overcome, this may be the worst week of his life. Through these trying days, George will discover the wonders of family, the responsibilities of parenthood, and the results of his latest physical. All shows at 7:30 p.m., except a March 16 matinee at 2 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adult; $8/youth and seniors. (509) 342-2055.

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

Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show - 6th annual event. Features more than 300 professional artists and crafters. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Emergency Food Drive - Benefits Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels to support feeding homebound seniors in our community. Trading Company store at McDonald Road and Sprague Avenue. (509) 924-6976.

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.

Sunday

“Big Five-Oh” - 7:30 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adult; $8/youth and seniors. (509) 342-2055.

Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Rings & Things Bead Show - Incredible selection of unique gemstone beads including new stones and shapes not available online, plus a wide selection of popular findings, tools, books and crystals. 11 a.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Free admission. (800) 366-2156.

Spokane Spring Train Show – More than 100 vendors with close to 200 tables of all things railroad related. From N to G Scale trains, railroad art, model railroad supplies, artifacts, photos and toy trains. There will be at least six operating modular layouts in various scales. Model Railroad clinics will be presented throughout the day, on topics such as making trees, backdrop painting, and starting in model railroading. 9:30 a.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Building C and D, 404 N. Havana St. $6/general, free/age 12 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-2317.

Monday

Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

Tuesday

East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.

Inland Northwest Fords Unlimited Car Club and Inland Northwest Thunderbirds Car Club - Inviting all Ford enthusiasts to monthly meeting. Optional beverages and dinner can be purchased prior to meeting, held second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. IHop, Northeast Room, 5403 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-8454.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Kitchen Chemistry: Where science class meets art class. Experiment with surface tension by erupting colors in milk and get your hands messy mixing together common household goods to create art; 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a proposed ordinance amending the city’s permitted use matrix; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

Especially For Women - Come listen to speaker Chris Dietzel speak about the Language of Poetry; 11 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5322 N. Evergreen Road. Free admission.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 11:30 a.m. Ness Elementary, 9612 E. Cataldo (509) 924-2150.

Thursday

“Big Five-Oh” - 7:30 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adult; $8/youth and seniors. (509) 342-2055.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Kitchen Chemistry; 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Friday

“Big Five-Oh” - 7:30 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adult; $8/youth and seniors. (509) 342-2055.

Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale - March 14-16. One of the region’s largest bike shows includes dozens of vendors of motorcycles and related products. Hours are Friday, 3-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 am.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 3-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $10/adults, $5/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 466-4256.

Saturday

23rd Annual Auction & Dinner Fundraiser - Benefits for youth camping and activities. Preview items from 4:30-5 p.m. Mexican dinner of chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, toasted corn and black bean salad and dessert from 5-6 p.m. Silent auction throughout evening and oral auction begins at 6 p.m. Free child care provided beginning at 6 p.m. Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Free admission to auction. Dinner: $10/adults, $5/age 10 and younger. (509) 924-7262.

ALOHA! Annual Mission Auction - Live and silent auctions; Hawaiian attire encouraged. 5-9 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. Free admission and childcare; $5/kalua pork meal. (509) 925-4525.

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: March 15, Basic Gardening Practices; March 22, Growing the Right Vegetables; March 29, Growing Small Fruits and Berries; and April 5, Growing Easy Flowers. All classes held Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is recommended at online at www.mgfsc.org or www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/ Spokane/eastside. 9 a.m.-noon. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/per class; or $40/series. (509) 477-2181.

“Big Five-Oh” - 7:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adult; $8/youth and seniors. (509) 342-2055.

CVHS Arts and Crafts Show - March 15-16. Crafts and baked goods, sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: March 15, Raised Beds; March 22, Growing Tomatoes; March 29, Culinary Herbs; and April 5, Vegetables for the Inland Northwest. All classes held Saturdays from 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is recommended at www.mgfsc.org or www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/ Spokane/eastside. 12:30-3 p.m. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/per class; $40/series. (509) 477-2181.

Safari Club International 32nd Annual Banquet and Auction - The banquet includes door prizes, raffles, games, silent auction, and a live auction. There will be opportunities to win firearms, hunting and fishing trips, furniture, art, and special gift packages. Proceeds go to educational programs, scholarships, humanitarian aid, and local projects. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. (509) 245-3133 or 570-2800.

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.


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