Free Community Events 5/13 – 5/20

Tues. 5/13 – Fri. 5/16 Free Skin Cancer Screening

Thurs. 5/15  Walk-in Energy Assistance Appointments

Thurs. 5/15 Healthy Families Community Resource Fair

Fri. 5/16 Foster Your Future

Fri. 5/16 – Sat. 5/17 17th Annual Spring Pow Wow

Sat. 5/17 – Sun 5/18 SpokAnimal Benefit Yard Sale

Sat. 5/17 WWII B-17 the “Memphis Belle”

Sat. 5/17  Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Tues. May 20 Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation

Tues. May 20 Overdrive Digital Bookmobile

Tues. May 20 Free CPR Lessons


Free Skin Cancer Screening

Tuesday 1 – 5 pm; Wednesday – Friday 1 – 4 pm; Saturday 9 am – 11 am

Skin Cancer can occur at any age, especially if you have risk factors such as:

  • Multiple or atypical moles
  • Fair complexion
  • History of severe sunburns

This screening is by appointment, open to all ages and will be performed by a local dermatologist in his or her office. Offices are located throughout Spokane and Spokane Valley.

The appointment will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes. There is paperwork to complete prior to the appointment.

Location: Various Locations

Buses: 25, 26, 28, and 29 (The 29 has the least amount of walking)

Click to Register NOW!!! Spaces are limited.

Contact: INHS Community Wellness (509) 232-8138 for more information.

Walk-In Energy Assistance Appointments

1 – 3pm

Appointments available at the Valley SNAP office, the Armory and the Northeast Community Center. These are first come, first served and open only to those who do not already have a scheduled Energy Assistance appointment.

Please bring the following items to appointment:

  • ID for all household members over 18 years old
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Address verification
  • Energy bill or copy of lease (to show heat included in rent)
  • Income verification for all household members over 18 for the months February, March & April

For more information call SNAP at 509-456-7111.

Healthy Families Community Resource Fair

5:30 – 7:30 pm

More than 20 local organizations and nonprofits offer information about their services, many free and low-cost, to provide resources to local families. 

Location: North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines

Buses: 96

 For more information contact 509-228-5087  or email


Foster Your Future

4:30 – 7 pm

CCS’s Intercultural Leadership Program invites local foster youth and their families to an evening event on attending college, with a barbecue, give-aways, and family activities, as well as information on admissions, financial aid and more.

Location: Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr

Bus Routes: 20

For more information contact 509-363-3320.

 17th Annual Spring Pow Wow

Saturday 7 pm – Midnight; Sunday 12 pm – Midnight

Annual cultural celebration hosted by the SFCC Red Nations Student Assoc., featuring dancers and drummers from around the Northwest. Master of ceremony is Francis Cullooyah of the Kalispel Tribe.

Location: Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr.

Buses: 20

For more information contact 509-533-4331.

SpokAnimal Benefit Yard Sale

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm; Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Benefit yard sale offering used items in good condition, with all proceeds benefiting the animals, programs, and services of SpokAnimal.

Location: SpokAnimal Event Center, 715 N. Crestline

Buses: 29, 90 (90 has the least amount of walking)

For more information contact 509-534-8133 or email


WWII B-17 the “Memphis Belle

The Liberty Foundations’ 2014 Salute to Veterans tour stops in Spokane with the famous Boeing B-17 “Memphis Belle,” celebrating the 71st anniversary of its historic last mission. The aircraft is open to the public and available for flights and ground tours.

Location: Felts Field, 6105 E. Rutter Rd.

Buses: 32

For more information contact 918-340-0243  or email

Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

7:45 pm

All around the Inland Northwest, lilacs in every shade of purple are at their peak, bursting with a sweet aroma and showy, blooming bunches. The violet-to-lavender-colored blossoms signal that one of the Lilac City’s biggest spring traditions is almost here: the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. Though not native to our region, the first lilac bushes are thought to have traveled here from Minnesota in a trunk, way back in 1882, and were planted at a homestead in the Hillyard area. Who knows if that original bush was the mother of any still-living lilacs. It did, however, lead the way to civic leaders later declaring lilacs as Spokane’s flower, and establishing a community festival tradition that’s spanned the past seven and a half decades.

Location: Downtown

For more information contact 509-535-4554 or go to

Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation

10 am – 11:15 am

Learn about the many volunteer opportunities available through Catholic Charities. RSVP requested.

Location: Catholic Charities Family Services, 12 E. Fifth St

Buses: 2, 45, 94 (2 has the least amount of walking)

For more information contact 509-358-4270 or email

Overdrive Digital Bookmobile

12 pm – 6 pm

The 74-foot bookmobile engages readers of all ages through interaction with digital collections including eBooks, audiobooks, a gadget gallery and more.

Location: South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St

Buses: 20, 43, 44 (43 has the least amount of walking)

For more information contact 509-444-5385.

Free CPR Lessons

“Hands only” CPR lessons are offered by Spokane County Fire District 9. The simplified CPR technique emphasizes the basic chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute and drops the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation part of CPR. Anyone can quickly master the technique and lessons take less than 10 minutes.

Location: Fire Station 91, 616 W. Hastings Rd.

Buses: 25, 124 (124 North Express has limited hours; call STA at 509-328-7433)