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Orchestra, choir to team up for concert

By Ryan Lancaster The Spokesman-Review

The Eastern Washington University symphony orchestra will join the EWU symphonic choir in its final performance of the school year at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Showalter Auditorium on the Cheney campus.

Director of Orchestras Julián Gómez Giraldo said the repertoire will feature recent winners of the EWU concerto competition, who will perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” among other pieces. He said the concert allows students to sharpen their skills by playing in front of a live audience and provides the audience a great evening of music.

Fights at the Fairways

The couples league nights, otherwise known as “Friday Night Fights,” will begin June 6 at the Fairways Golf Course, 9810 W. Melville Road, east of Cheney. Professional Kris Kallem said the recreational league offers a chance for people of all skill levels to learn as they play.

Kallem said it’s also a good way to get out of the house: “If you’re like me and you have kids, you just need a date night every once in a while.”

For $25 a couple, golfers get a round of golf, occasional tips from the pros and a drink ticket. First tee is at 5:30, and drink and food specials are available in the clubhouse. For more information, call (509) 747-8418.


Most schools will be out for the summer in mid-June – sweet liberty for kids but a challenge for many parents who must find ways to fill all that free time with something meaningful.

To the rescue comes Camp CASLO, or Cheney’s Adventurous Summer Learning Opportunities, a summer day camp for children age 5 to 12. The camp will begin June 15 and runs Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. at two locations: the United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., through Aug. 28; and Windsor Elementary School, 5504 W. Hallett Road, until July 31.

“It’s a great option for kids to have a social experience outside the classroom,” said Kim Best, youth program coordinator for Cheney Parks and Recreation. “It’s more laid back – not as structured as classroom learning.”

Parents can sign up their kids any day throughout the summer. They get a discount if they register two weeks in advance. Each week has a theme, with field trips, games and speakers who will discuss topics such as safety, positive attitude and sportsmanship. Snacks will be provided, but children should pack a lunch.

For more information, call (509) 498-9251.

Recreation scholarships available

Fee-reduction scholarships are available for residents of Airway Heights who wish to participate in programs offered by the city’s Recreation Department.

According to the city’s Web site, funding through the Airway Heights Festival Association is available in 50 percent and 75 percent increments, depending on the family’s income. Individuals are responsible for paying the balance when they register for the program. Contact the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department at (509) 244-4845 for more information.

Scholarships for programs in Cheney are also available through Cheney Outreach. For information, call (509) 235-8900. Resident and income guidelines apply.

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