May 3, 2014 in Washington Voices




Chocolate de Mayo - A celebration of Latin American grown chocolate. Make hand-rolled truffles, enjoy complimentary truffles, dip strawberries in a chocolate fountain, and sip hot chocolate made in the ancient Guatemalan style. There will also be drawings for chocolate gifts including pinatas filled with Chocolate Myracles’ chocolates. 1-6 p.m. Chocolate Myracles, 11616 E. Montgomery Drive No. 23, Spokane Valley Free. (509) 922-6353.

Folk, Jazz, and Blues: Songs that Helped Americans through the Hard Times - Music can lift your spirits, or be a faithful friend, in the midst of dark days. 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. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards Free. (509) 893-8390.

Spokane Playwrights’ Booklight Showcase - Ignite! Community Theatre presents original works by local playwrights in a Reader’s Theatre format. 7 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 795-0004.

“The Masked Canary” - Melodrama with a comical group of characters: the French maid, the Oriental philosopher, and the Cantankerous Ol’ Timer. 7 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $15/adults; $12/youth and seniors. (509) 342-2055.


Spokane Playwrights’ Booklight Showcase - 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 795-0004.

Team Luke Classic Golf Scramble - Proceeds from the scramble will benefit Luke Simpson and his family. Simpson grew up in Spokane and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1989. In 2013, Simpson had a serious bike accident in Alaska and suffered severe brain trauma leaving him almost completely immobilized. He is rehabilitating at The Craig Hospital in Denver. An account has been set up at Spokane Teachers Credit Union for this event. MeadowWood and Liberty Lake Golf courses (509) 294-0905.


Colfax Alumni Luncheon - Join the fun of seeing old friends. If you have questions, email or call (509) 995-7192. Noon. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. (509) 995-7192.

Group Coordination and Partnership Meeting - Spokane Patriots United was started by a local group of preppers to create community, friendship and alliance; and to share in each others’ knowledge and trainings. For information and to RSVP, visit: 706451632738410/ and for other events visit groups/spokanepatriots/ or email Spokanepatriotsunited@ 6-8 p.m. Savageland Pizza, 700 S. Dishman Road. Free; food available for purchase. (253) 266-8744.

Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist will walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying your bounty, and help you determine which method is the best fit for you. 6:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley Free. (509) 893-8400.


Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Free seminar. Dinner is provided. 6 p.m. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free, RSVP required. (509) 473-5755.

Is That New? Make Cheap Stuff Good - Kelly Lynch, the Retro Vixen, will share secrets for repurposing old-fashioned to fabulous, using items you have, or can easily find secondhand. 6:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley Free. (509) 893-8400.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Play cribbage every Wednesday evening at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., 6:15-9 p.m. For details, call(509) 477-9090 or email Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley

Spokane Junior Livestock Show - The 79th annual Spokane Junior Livestock Show takes place May 7-11. An animal auction on Saturday and Sunday, also gives attendees the chance to purchase quality, locally raised meat directly from FFA and 4-H youth. Educational activities will be available at the “Farm Fair” on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To view an agenda for the show or find out other information about the Spokane Junior Livestock Show visit: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 535-6737.


Spokane Junior Livestock Show - Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 535-6737.

State of the City - Presented by Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos. Learn about the city’s focus on bringing new businesses and jobs to Spokane Valley while strengthening the city’s infrastructure and improving city services to ensure a great quality of life for our community. The presentation will include an question and answer discussion. Two presentations, noon-1 p.m. at Spokane Valley Mall Center Court, 14700 E. Indiana Ave.; and 6-7 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 720-5411.


Spokane Junior Livestock Show - Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 535-6737.

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