Community Events

Sat. 11/1 Preparing to Meet Your Bundle of Joy: Saturday Childbirth Class

Sat. 11/1 Shadle Park Arts and Crafts Show

Sat. 11/1 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Women’s Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale

Sat. 11/1 Fall in Love with Chalk Paint Demo

Sat. 11/1 University High School Craft Fair

Sat. 11/1 What’s Cooking? A Family Storytime

Sat. 11/1 Eastern Washington Genealogical Society meeting

Sat. 11/1 Launch for Railtown Almanac: An Anthology of Spokane Poetry

Sun. 11/2 Seattle Seahawks at the Garland

Mon. 11/3 Stages of Labor and Birthing Process

Mon. 11/3 Lego Club

Mon. 11/3 Energy Savings Dinner

Tues. 11/4 Converted Creatures – Airway Heights

Tues. 11/4 Passage Meditation


Preparing to Meet Your Bundle of Joy: Saturday Childbirth Class

When: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m
Where: Deaconess Hospital, Maternal-Newborn classrooms, 800 W. Fifth Ave.
Event Details: This one-day class spends an entire day devoted to learning the nuances of the journey through labor and delivery. We focus on natural breathing and relaxation techniques and practice prenatal exercises using birthing balls, while taking time for small guided imagery segments for teaching relaxation. Our nurses will walk you through the logistics of labor and how your body will prepare to bring your baby into the world. You will learn how to best time your arrival at the hospital as we discuss both non-medicated and medicated births. Short birth-stories are viewed and any and all questions will be answered in this introduction into parenthood. Prepare to meet your bundle of joy! (Class breaks for lunch on your own.) This class is offered on Saturdays, Nov. 1 or Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register at DeaconessSpokane.com.
Contact Info: (509) 473- BABY
Bus Route: 2, 44

Shadle Park Arts and Crafts Show

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St.
Event Details: Nov. 1-2. Over 160 vendors. Sponsored by the Shadle Park Booster Club.
Contact Info: (509) 869-7534
Bus Route: 20, 23

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Women’s Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: St. Marks Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (24th and Grand Blvd.)
Event Details: Beautiful crafts, quality seconds, specialty gift baskets, gently used furniture, bake sale items – lefse, cookies, pies, breads, candies and more. Serving coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider and sweets all day.
Contact Info: (509) 747-6677
Bus Route: 44

Fall in Love with Chalk Paint Demo

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Artworks Spokane, 15310 E. Marietta, Studio 8, Spokane Valley
Event Details: Get your hands on some Chalk Paint. We will educate you on the ease of painting with this awesome medium and let you do your won sample board. These demos are limited to 12 so register early.
Contact Info: (509) 928-2726
Bus Route: 90

University High School Craft Fair

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley
Event Details: Nov. 1-2. Presented by U-Hi Marching Band and Colorguard.  Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. *$2/admission*
Contact Info: (509) 995-5340
Bus Route: 97

What’s Cooking? A Family Storytime

When: 11 a.m.
Where: Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St
Event Details: This family story time will celebrate all the food traditions and cooking we do in the fall. We’ll read books, get moving with interactive stories and sing rhymes.
Contact Info: (509) 444-5380
Bus Route: 27

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society meeting

When: 1 p.m.
Where: Spokane Public Library – Downtown , 906 W. Main Ave
Event Details: Social time at 12:30 p.m. with the meeting and program to follow at 1 p.m. Patty Harrison will present the Civil War Project and the Honor Flight program. We will honor our veterans at this free event.
Contact Info: (509) 328-0786
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Launch for Railtown Almanac: An Anthology of Spokane Poetry

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.
Event Details: Sage Hill Press presents an anthology with poems by Spokane residents and/or poems about Spokane.
Contact Info: (509) 838-0206
Bus Route:

Seattle Seahawks at the Garland

When: 1:25 p.m.
Where: Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave
Event Details: Watch every Seahawks game this season on a 40 ft. screen with HD projection. Food and drink purchase available at Bon Bon.
Contact Info: (509) 327-1050
Bus Route: 24

Stages of Labor and Birthing Process

When: 6-9 p.m
Where: Deaconess Hospital, Maternal-Newborn classrooms, 800 W. Fifth Ave.
Event Details: Introduction class for any expectant mom who is looking for a detailed dive into the stages of the labor and birthing process. Each week, take a close examination into the progression of childbirth – from the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy to the days leading up to labor, from preparing for your hospital stay to breathing and relaxation techniques. Learn the role of your support team including exercises and work to develop your birth plan. This class is a series of three classes. Mondays, Nov. 3-17, 6-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Nov. 4-18, 6-8:30 p.m.; or Tuesdays, Dec. 2-16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register at www.DeaconessSpokane.com.
Contact Info: (509) 473- BABY
Bus Route: 2, 42

Lego Club

When: 4-5 p.m
Where: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Event Details: Keep your engineering and problem solving skills flowing, and your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks. First Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m., October through May. All ages are welcome. Children age six and younger should be accompanied by an adult.
Contact Info: (509) 473- BABY
Bus Route: 25

Energy Savings Dinner

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Luna Restaurant & Catering, 5620 S. Perry St.
Event Details: Homeowners are invited to attend a free and exciting dinner. At this dinner you will learn how to significantly cut your energy costs, about government tax programs that pay you to improve your home and the latest technologies to make your whole house more comfortable!. Menu selections include Double R Ranch Filet Mignon, Wilk King Salmon, or Butternut Squash Ravioli. Seating is limited, reservation and confirmation required. Call (888) 496-6778 and give the code: 300207.
Contact Info: (509) 448-2383
Bus Route: 45

Converted Creatures – Airway Heights

When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lunstrom St., Airway Heights
Event Details: Creatures are invading the library! Explore where they might have come from and celebrate National Recycling Week by constructing your own creature out of recycled items. For kids in grades K-5 at this month’s Kids Explore & Discover Club. Each month, we explore a different aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Join us as we build, create experiment, design, and hypothesize and test all while having as much fun as we can pack into an hour.
Contact Info: (509) 893-8250
Bus Route: 61

Passage Meditation

When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St
Event Details: Oct. 14-Nov. 4. Four-week introductory course to passage meditation as taught by Sri Eknath Easwaran. Designed to answer questions and begin to practice this form of meditation. Visit http://www.easwaran.org for more information. Held Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact Info: (509) 893-8250
Bus Route: 45

Halloween Community Events

Gonzaga Scares Hunger

When: 6:00 p.m.
Event Details: Gonzaga Student Body Association host a campus-wide food drive. Begins at 6 p.m. on the Crosby Steps with a Kick-Off Rally featuring a Bomb Squad performance, free raffle prizes and a costume contest (family appropriate). Following the rally, students will be bussed to nearby Spokane neighborhoods and go door-to-door, trick-or-treating for non-perishable food for an hour. Students will be returned via bus to campus by 8 p.m. The collection will be donated to The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University.
Contact Info: (509) 313-5823
Where: Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave
Bus Route: 26, 28

2nd Annual Trunk or Treak

When: 4-7 p.m.
Event Details: Pick a theme, make the trunk of your car of the back of your truck a carnival game and give candy away! A Carnival out of the back of our cars in the parking lot. Let’s get the neighborhood connected to us! FREE Hotdogs! Our goal is to fill our parking lot with cars and lots of fun for the kids.
Contact Info: (509) 325-0343
Where: Family of Faith Community Church, 1504 W. Grace Ave
Bus Route: 22, 23, 24

Spook-tacular Preschool Event

When: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Event Details: You and your little one are invited to join for some silly Halloween fun! Children are invited to explore the not-so-scary “Ghoul-Pool” in which they can undergo an entertaining scavenger hunt, experience fabulous face painting, and can also take part in exciting games that are guaranteed to bring out the Halloween spirit in your little goblin! This adventurous afternoon is recommended for ages 3-6, but all are welcome to enjoy the fun.
Contact Info: (509) 720-5411
Where: Spokane Valley Mission Park, Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave.
Bus Route: 173, 96
Cost: $1 or free with a can of food for Spokane Valley Partners

Harvest Health Fest

When: 3-6 p.m.
Event Details: The South Perry Learning Center-Neighborhood Networks, the NAACP and African-Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry are collaborating with Molina Health Care, Avista, Spokane Regional Health, Carrington College, Pride Prep School, United Health Care and other community agencies and congregations to host a Harvest Health Fest, followed by Trunk-or-Treat and other cultural presentations. The event includes free food, free health screenings, vendor booths, prizes, music and children’s activities. Candy donations and volunteers for Trunk-or-Treat are welcome.
Contact Info: (509) 535-6913
Where: Emmanuel Family Life Center , 631 S. Richard Allen Court
Bus Route: 45

Odyssey Dinner Halloween Party

When: 4:45 p.m.
Event Details: Holiday family fun.
Contact Info: (509) 534-7954
Where: Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St.
Bus Route: 45

Free Halloweenie Road

When: 5-8 p.m.
Event Details: Hot dogs on a stick, a fire, a bun, mustard and ketchup, a Coke and a send off into the neighborhood for a night of trick-or-treating.
Contact Info: (509) 448-1311
Where: Origin Church, 5115 S. Freya Ave.
Bus Route: 45

Broomstick Bash Halloween Party

When: 5:30-7 p.m.
Event Details: Join us for spooky games, not-so-scary crafts, costume contest and more at Mobius Children’s Museum and on the first level of River Park Square. And then Trick-or-Treat in River Park Square from 6-8 p.m. For children 10 and under.
Contact Info: (509) 624-5437
Where: Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave., Spokane
Bus Route: 45
Cost: $1/person

Harvest Carnival

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Event Details: Free food, candy and games for the family.
Contact Info: (509) 235-6261
Where: Cheney Church of the Nazarene, 338 Betz Road, Cheney
Bus Route: 66

Foothills Harvest Fun Night

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Event Details: Featuring a chili feed from 5:30-7 p.m. at community center with proceeds to benefit scholarship fund, carnival games from 6-7 p.m. and pies and quilt show, 6-8 p.m. Canned food donations are appreciated.
Contact Info: (509) 926-4971
Where: Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road, Airway Heights,
Bus Route:

Ghouls and Games Halloween Party and Haunted House

When: 6-9 p.m.
Event Details: Dance party, variety of games and prizes. Echo Elysium performing so the parents can kick back and relax while your kids have a blast playing games, dancing and a special performance for the kids by Young Dom. An all-access bracelet includes a complimentary photo, entry in the costume contest, airbrush face painting and The Parent and Kid Dance off event.
Contact Info: (509) 850-0737
Where: Members Lounge, 11420 E. Sprague Ave
Bus Route: 98
Cost: free admission; $15/bracelets for family of five, $3/additional child

Great Gatsby Halloween Extravaganza

When: 6 p.m.
Event Details: Take a trip back to the Roaring ‘20s. Say NO TO PROHIBITION and enjoy craft beer, wine, food, music, door prizes, costume contests, giveaways and more.
Contact Info: (509) 747-9700
Where: The Hop Shop, 3803 S. Grand Blvd.
Bus Route: 44

Trunk or Treat – Airway Heights

When: 6 p.m.
Event Details: Third annual event presented by the school PTO and the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department.
Contact Info:
Where: Sunset Elementary School, parking lot, 12824 W. 12th Ave.
Bus Route: 61

Harvest Party

When: 6 p.m.
Event Details: Carnival games, food and entertainment for ages 2-12.
Contact Info: (509) 924-4888
Where: Spokane Christian Center, 8909 E. Bigelow Gulch Road, Spokane Valley
Bus Route:

Harvest Party

When: 6-8 p.m.
Event Details: Pony rides, jumpy castle, cake walk, games, hot dogs, popcorn and candy.
Contact Info: (509) 928-7880
Where: Valleypoint Church, 714 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 96

Auntie’s Horror Stories 2014

When: 6:30 p.m.
Event Details: Local hauntings historian Chet Caskey, author of “Haunted Spokane: Ghosts & Dark Places in the Lilac City,” and supernatural scribe Kelly Milner Halls, author of “Ghostly Evidence: Exploring the Paranormal,” will be reading from their creepiest works and discussing the history of Haunted Spokane, and what you can do to investigate for yourself.
Contact Info: (509) 928-7880
Where: Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 27

Hollow Haunted House

When: 7-11 p.m.
Event Details: Check out their Facebook: The Hollow and The Hollow Presents: Voodoo Rising
Where: 1927 W. Carlisle Ave.
Bus Route: 22, 23

Health Education

Lucas Community Health will be doing Health education on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 at the downtown Spokane Public Library. There will be educational classes on different things such as immunizations, smoking cessation, diabetes management etc.

Once they have a good idea on the amount of people who will be coming through and  have the grants all set they will be doing blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes screening as well as UTI, STD, and other health screenings that they can get supplies for from the lab.

They will be doing minor wound care, flu shots etc. Also doing drug addiction and mental health referrals and helping people get connected with other resources that they may need. There will possibly also be dental services, legal services and others.

The classes will be on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 starting October 29th.

Address for Downtown Spokane Public Library:

906 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
(corner Lincoln St. and Main Ave.)

Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

Eastern Washington University, Empire Health FoundationGroup Health and Providence Health Care are proud to bring National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner to Spokane for this eye-opening program.

Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s 'Blue Zones - communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. Hear the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that can help you live a longer life at this free Spokane health presentation.

What are Blue Zones?

Places where people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States!

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the nine common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100.

What should you be doing to live a longer life? Dan debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years.

After Buettner’s keynote, a local panel will take part in a roundtable discussion on health care in the community.

Creating Healthier Communities Together

Dates Offered:

October 28, 2014 Tuesday 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
*Accessible on the 25 and 29 bus routes*

Utility Provider Scam!!! Please Be Aware!!!

I wanted to share a new brochure regarding scams that was recently created due to the variety of ways that we have received reports of individuals seeking to take advantage under the guise of a utility provider.

The attached brochure addresses the various methods individuals have tried to gain access into homes or obtain money by phone or email from unsuspecting individuals.

Some key messages are:

(1) At your door, be alert of

  • High pressure tactics
  • Attempts to appear legitimate: walkie-talkie, hard hat and orange vest
  • Unscheduled service
  • Verify
    • Avista photo ID badge
    • Call (800)227-9187 to verify identity

(2) Phone calls for Emails, be alert

  • High pressure tactics
  • “Spoofing” technology
  • Reloadable debit card
  • Same day payment at retail location
  • Protect
    • Report suspicious phone number to Avista Call Center (800)227-9187
    • Do not open email, click on links, or open any attachments
    • Do not respond to request
    • Do not provide personal information

To view the full brochure click here —>>> AV-11174-Scam-Brochure-091114

STA Moving Forward: Open House

Spokane Transit is hosting a community open houses throughout the region to get your feedback on STA Moving Forward, Spokane Transit’s draft long range plan to sustain existing service and provide more and better transit in the next 10 years.

The next open house is:

October 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Plains Community Open House

Wren Pierson Community Center (Cheney)
9900 W 4th Ave.
Cheney, WA 99004

**Accessible on the 66, 165 bus route**

Future open houses are:

Spokane Community Open House
The Plaza, 701 West Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
November 6, 2014 at 4:30pm – 6:30pm

North Spokane Community Open House
Quality Inn
7919 North Division Street
Spokane, WA 99208
November 7, 2014 at 4:30pm – 6:30pm