Things to Do This Week

Wed. 10/1 Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Wed. 10/1 A T-Rex Named Sue

Wed. 10/1 STCU My Life, My Money Workshop: Become Debt Free

Wed. 10/1 Poetry Scribes of Spokane

Wed. 10/1 Kids Explore & Discover Club at Cheney Library

Thurs. 10/2 “Saving American Capitalism: The truth about jobs, prosperity, and economic growth”

Thurs. 10/2 “Felts Field – 1927 National Air Races”

Fri. 10/3 First Friday

Fri. 10/3 Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

 Sat. 10/4 3rd Annual Statewide Shelter Open House

Sat. 10/4 The Mandala Project

Sat. 10/4 Fall in Love with Chalk Paint Demo

Sun. 10/5 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Sun. 10/5 Harvest Party

Mon. 10/6 Free Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Mon. 10/6 Seattle Seahawks at the Garland

Mon. 10/6 In Our Own Backyard: Fires and Forests in Eastern Washington

Bing Crosby Memorabilia

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Tomorrow is October 1st; Avoid Lines and Update DSHS Online

WA Connection resources

Washington Connection, a web-based benefit portal where people can learn about and apply for a broad array of services and benefits online: food, cash, and medical assistance; childcare subsidies; long-term care services and support; and drug and alcohol treatment. The website also provides contact information and links to many other services that require different application processes.

**Clicking on the picture or on Washington Connection and it will take you straight to the site.**

Volunteer Opportunities

New Volunteer Orientation

Date and Time: October 1st; 6 pm to 7 pm
Location: Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, 8118 S Ramona
Duties: An hour long orientation where potential volunteers can see what it is really like to volunteer in our classes. You will learn about our class schedule and what a typical volunteer commitment looks like.
Meet the people, meet the horses…Join Us!
Event Contact: 509-979-1468;
Bus routes:

Three Stone Foundation Fun Run

Date and Time: October 4th; 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Manito Duck Pond, 1702 S. Grand Blvd
Duties: 5k and 1 mile options; Parents and kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character; for registration
Event Contact: David Jeter at 509-448-9358
Bus routes: 44

Blankets for Blanket Drive

Date and Time: Ongoing
Location: Your school or workplace.
Duties: We need blankets for our annual blanket drive. Start a drive at you work or school.
Event Contact: Our Place Ministries at (509) 326-7267
Bus routes:

Support Volunteer for Phone Calling

Date and Time: Ongoing
Location: SNAP; 212 W. Second
Duties:SNAP’s Living Green Energy Conservation program will run from November through February. We are looking for a volunteer who is comfortable making phone calls with clients to remind them of workshop registrations and evaluation follow-ups. Training will be provided. This volunteer position will be based at the SNAP Armory office on 2nd Avenue.
Event Contact: Sharon Robertson at (509) 456-7111
Bus routes:

Fall Fundraiser to Feed the Hungry

Date and Time: Ongoing
Location: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, 127 E 12th Ave
Duties: Volunteers are needed to assist with “Empty Bowls,” our primary fundraiser which will be held on October 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane. We need volunteers to help with auction item procurement, promotion, setup, cooking, and cleanup. Proceeds support our feeding and food security programs in West Central Spokane.
Event Contact: West Central Episcopal Mission; Kris Christensen at (509) 326-6471
Bus routes: 2, 44

Elections are Coming Up November 4th; Be Informed.

Although, this year is not a Presidential Election it is still a very important election.  This year we are voting on local representation.  If you have time read this article “Local Vote Matters more than Federal Elections”.  The article will explain the importance of this year’s election. Also, here is an electronic copy of the Voter’s Pamplet so you can be informed on the different initiatives, referendums and candidates.

If you still need to register or update your information you should contact the following:

Important Dates:

October 2014 Dates
Online and Mail-In voter registration deadline for November General Election


October 6
General Election: Early Voting Ends


October 17
Last Day to register to vote in November General Election


October 27
November 2014 Dates
November General Election Day


November 4