May 9, 2014 in Features

What’s happening

 

“Bamiyan Province of Afghanistan” Cheney resident Nick Pontarolo talks and shares a slideshow from his recent seven-day ski and sightseeing adventure in the Bamiyan province of Afghanistan. 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave. Free.

Wallace Depot Days and Classic Car Show Classic car and motorcycle show, vendor and food booths, model train exhibits, kids activities and a dinner dance with Elvis. Friday, Downtown Wallace. (208) 752-0111.

Spokane Shock Arena Football vs. Pittsburgh Power. Friday, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$28. (509) 242-SHOCK.

“Run or Dye” Spokane Color 5K Runners will have the option to gain more color as more people register. Participants will also be able to use the Run or Dye color voting widget to choose what colors they get blasted with at the five stations throughout the 5k route. Saturday, 9 a.m., Riverside State Park, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. $47; $42/per person in groups of 4 or more, ages 6 and under free.

Back Then and Now: Spokane Police Bicycle Patrol As part of Bike to Work Week, you can find out more about Spokane Police Department’s own Bicycle Patrol. Join us for a noon-hour talk at the Downtown Branch presented by Monica Stenzel of the Spokane Law Enforcement and Police Museum. You can even register your bike. Wednesday, noon, Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

North Idaho Sportsman’s Expo and Rip Roarin’ Adventure May 16-18. Premier family outdoor adventure show featuring recreational activities such as RVs, boating, ATVs, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and off-roading. Hours are May 16, noon-6 p.m., May 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $5/advance, $7/door, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 765-4969.

Spokane Junior Livestock Show The 79th annual Spokane Junior Livestock Show continues through Sunday and offers visitors the chance to learn about farming and ranching, visit booths with hands-on exhibits, and watch youth from the area showcase their steers, goats, pigs and lambs. An animal auction on Saturday and Sunday gives attendees the chance to purchase quality, locally raised meat directly from FFA and 4-H youth. To view an agenda, visitwww.juniorshow.org. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 535-6737.

On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education Join Humanities Washington for its next Think & Drink event. This event will bring community members together for an open discussion on the difficult subjects of race, class and education. This discussion will be led by Raymond Reyes and moderated by Shann Ray. Reyes is the associate academic vice president and chief diversity officer at Gonzaga University, and formerly served as the administrative director for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Ray is the author of “American Masculine” and a professor of leadership studies at Gonzaga University. For more information, please visit humanities.org/programs/think-drink. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Lindaman’s Gourmet Bistro, 1235 S. Grand Blvd. Free. (206) 682-1770.

Spokane in the Great Depression You know that the Great Depression hit the country hard, but what about Spokane? Jim Kershner, historian and former Spokesman-Review staff writer, offers some insight into the Lilac City during the 1930s, painting a picture of bank failures, local WPA and CCC projects, as well as the Grand Coulee Dam projects, unemployed workers, and the Spokane Art Center, a bright spot in a dark time, that provided work for artists and art lessons for thousands. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Garden Expo 2014 Shop for the latest in garden art and decor, yard furniture, plants and much more. Enjoy educational and fun gardening seminars, grab a bite to eat, listen to live music and have the opportunity to win a door prize. Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 535-8434.

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