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Recreation calendar

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June 17-19: Medical Lake Founders Day “Friends for Children” men’s slowpitch softball tournament. Limit 24 teams. Fees: $175 per team. Info: 299-3753, or 299-9175 (evening).

July 8-10: 32nd annual Best in the West softball tournament in Anaconda, Mont. Info: Bill Hill, (406) 563-8208.


July 16-17: Pend Orielle Poker Paddle, beginning at Usk and ending at Ione City Park. Fees: $25 before July 1. Info: (509) 447-4812.


June 7: Camp-Out Cooking, free program for Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, 7:45 p.m., 6116 N. Market.

June 11: Columbia Mountain dayhike, starting 9 a.m. at Sherman Pass, 17 miles west of Kettle Falls. Three-mile hike. Info: (509) 684-7000.


June 9: Second round of Heroes and Legends Sunset Mountain Bike Race Series, 6:30 p.m. at Beacon Hill. Fees: $10 per race, $5 for one-day NORBA license and insurance. Info: 455-7657.

June 11-12: Beacon Bomber Cross Country Mountain Bike races at Beacon Hill. Start times vary. Fees: $19-$34. Info: 455-7657.

June 16: Third round of Heroes and Legends Mountain Bike Race Series, 6:30 p.m. at Riverside State Park. Fees: $10 per race, $5 for one-day NORBA license and insurance. Info: 455-7657.

June 19: Group Health Tour of the Coeur d’Alenes, starting in Wallace. Varying distances. Fees: $40. Info: 455-7657.

Disc golf

June 6-27: Spokane Parks & Recreation senior Frisbee golf league, 9 a.m. at various city park locations. Ages 50 and up. Info: Scott, 327-2861.

Equine events

June 4-5: Valley Renegades Western Gaming Show, 10 a.m. at Deardorff Arena, 5018 N. Havana. All ages and abilities, must bring own horse. Info: Linda Fonville, 994-5194.


Sign up: Beginning/intermediate adult classes at Downriver Golf Course. Classes will run Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from June 15-July 6. Info: Brenda Hall, 327-5269.

Multi-event sports

June 18: 22nd Annual Trailblazer Triathlon in Medical Lake during Founders Day weekend. Mini triathlon for all ages and skill levels. Info: 869-0252.


June 18: Slippery Gulch Fun Run, 8 a.m. at Tekoa High School. Two- and 5-mile courses. Register morning of the run. Fees: $12 with T-shirt, $5 without. Info: Margie Jaeger, (509) 284-2345.

June 25: Mt. Misery Mania, a 57-mile interval race from Asotin to Troy, Ore. Two- to six-person relay teams, or solo. Registration deadline June 21. Fees: $30 per person. Info: Bill Chandler, (208) 746-8287.

Sign up: Spokane Stealth track and field for all ages and events. Practices at East Valley High School. Info: Doug Fry, 928-3698, or Chuck Dunning, 226-3752.


Sign up: Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association is looking for players ages 5-18 for recreational league. Season runs Sept. 10-Oct. 29. Info: 922-7910.

June 11: Silverwood 3-on-3 tournament to be played in theme park. To register team or for more information: (208) 683-3400 ext. 109.


July 17: Steve Omi 12th Annual Memorial Swim, 9:30 a.m. at Lake Coeur d’Alene. One-mile open-water swim. Fees: $25 with mesh gear bag, $15 without. Info: (208) 667-3721.


Sign up: Post Falls Parks & Recreation tennis classes, ages 7 and up. Morning and afternoon classes available starting June 13. Fees: $21 individual per three-week session, $38 parent/child combo, $30 high school league. Info: Suzanne Cano, (208) 773-0539.

Continuing events

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Corbin Hikers: Sponsored by Corbin Senior Activity Center, hike each Thursday at 8 a.m.; locations vary. Info: 327-1584.

Hobnailers Hiking Club: Weekly hikes at a variety of places in the Inland Northwest. Info: 534-1100.


Spokane Bicycle Club rides offered daily throughout week. Contact Sally Phillips 448-6271 or Steve Sauser 922-7249 for more information on location and times. You can also go to for more information.


Sign up: Women’s hockey league at Eagles Ice-A-Rena Fridays from 7-8:15 p.m. Cost is $10 per game. All ability levels welcome. Info: Nancy Kellner, 468-1943 or

Lawn Bowling

Spokane Lawn Bowling: Free lessons and play all summer just south of Witter Pool, 1400 E. Mission. Info: Marian Wertz, 487-0085.


Continuing: Landt Farms Sporting Clays 2005 tournament season has begun. Registration for all tournaments is at 8:30 a.m., with a 5-stand warm-up. There is a tournament every month. Info: George or Sally, 464-2070.

Unified recreation

Continuing: Spokane Parks Dept. offers a variety of activities year-round for those who are developmentally challenged. Info: 625-6200.


Continuing: Evening walking program for ages 18 and older sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation, Monday and Thursday from 6-6:45 p.m. around South Hill and Downtown areas. Info: 625-6200.

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