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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

‘I do it for the parents, and I do it for the kids’: Car enthusiasts show their stuff at Goodguys nationals

The event has changed over its 18 years, from what was mostly a swap meet to today’s Goodguys show that incorporates food vendors, vintage cars, a swap meet, games for …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

‘Getting a piece of Scotland’: Thousands gather for Highland Games in Spokane on Saturday

Heavy metal balls were thrown, haggis was tasted and dances were danced at the Spokane County Fairgrounds on Saturday, during the 63rd annual Spokane Scottish Highland Games.

Summer Guide 2019: Free events


Outdoor clubs set free programs in February

Area outdoor groups are offering a wide range of free presentations in early February. Among them:

RV shows jump-start outdoor sports exhibits season

’Tis the season – the boat, RV and sportsmen show season, that is.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Art Spiegelman, award-winning artist and writer of ‘Maus,’ to give free lecture at Gonzaga University

The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018

Bike city: More than a thousand pedal through Spokane for 11th annual SpokeFest

The clicking of hundreds of bike wheels filled the air in Kendall Yards Sunday morning as more than a thousand bicyclists gathered for the 11th annual SpokeFest.

Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at second ‘Pints and Politics’ event July 30

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Community Forum will host Gov. Jay Inslee for a July 30 Town Hall in Spokane.

UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

Year of the Dog gives annual ‘Fido Fete’ a little extra Woof!

2018 is the Chinese zodiac Year of the Dog, but on Saturday every dog had its day at the third annual Fido Fete at Southside Senior and Community Center.

Best bets in the Spokane area: 10 Under $10

Our weekly round up of fun to be hand on the cheap in the INW in the next 7 days.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Elkfest appeals Spokane’s call to pay $4,500 for overtime cops at concert

Ahead of the annual free concert’s 14th edition, organizers of Elkfest in Browne’s Addition are balking at the city’s order they pay nearly $4,500 in salaries to police officers to …

UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017

2017 Junior Lilac Parade brings generations together

Families, friends and casual observers turned out in droves for the 2017 Junior Lilac Parade, which marched through sunny, if somewhat chilly weather in downtown Spokane Saturday morning.

Veterans Day events, meals

Welcome Home! A Community Tribute to All Veterans - The program is open to all and will pay tribute to veterans, veterans organizations and their families. Gates will open at …

Pig Out in the Park: What to know before you feast

How should parkgoers avoid construction to get to the food fastest? Why can’t stands serve drinks? What’s with that name, anyway? We’ve got you ready for this year’s annual outdoor …

MAC event on the Hope diamond canceled

A talk on the Hope diamond at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has been canceled.

Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt returns

The big Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt will be back this year after a three-year hiatus.

Multiple Easter egg hunts offered by community groups, churches

There are multiple Easter egg hunts offered throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015

Dry conditions postpone Lantern Fest in Post Falls

The Spokane Lantern Fest has been postponed because of dry conditions, promoters of the event announced Friday.

Kerry calls for democracy as US flag rises in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented call …

New York reaches $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner death

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer’s chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on …

Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was …

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial

BOSTON (AP) — The prosecution rested its case Thursday during the penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial after playing a video showing the mother of 8-year-old Martin …

Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the …

Penalty phase of marathon bombing trial to start after race

BOSTON (AP) — The second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, after the second anniversary of the attack and the day …

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of …

Americans, Belgians mark Battle of the Bulge anniversary

BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes region of Belgium on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the biggest and …

Veterans Day events

Upcoming events commemorating the Veterans Day holiday on Tuesday: Free Veterans Day Meal - Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam to active, nonactive and retired military. Dine-in only. …

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the …

9/11 commemoration held in open plaza

NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror …

World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …