Free Community Events 5/28 – 6/2

Wed. 5/28 Feed Your Pet To Thrive

Wed. 5/28  “Overwhelmed? You Are Not Alone”

Thurs. 5/29 2nd Harvest Mobile Food Distribution

Thurs. 5/29 – 6/1 Free Public Speaking Class

Thurs.5/29 Escape in the Pacific: 1943

Fri. 5/30 – 6/1 ArtFest 2014

Fri. 5/30 Celebrate 25 Years of NATIVE Project

Fri. 5/30 Free Outdoor Family Movie Night

Sat. 5/31 – 6/1 Skyfest 2014

Sat. 5/31 Family Hikes in the Spokane Area

Sun. 6/1 Little Spokane River Natural Area Trails Day

Mon. 6/2 Spokane Patriots United


Feed Your Pet To Thrive

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Dennis Thomas discusses the importance of feeding dogs and cats the correct diet to establish well health and prevent disease. Q &A session following the presentation.

Location: Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St

Buses: 45

Contact Info: Call 214-2676 or email 

“Overwhelmed? You Are Not Alone”

12 pm – 1:30 pm

Interactive workshop on the quest to balance work, school and life. A panel of EWU women will share their own stories on how they made decisions in different stages of their lives, followed by a case-study activity.

Location: Eastern Washington, Monroe Hall Room 205, Cheney

Buses: 66

Contact Info: Call (509) 359-2847 or email

2nd Harvest Mobile Food Distribution

11 am

Pick up some high quality free food. All who need food are welcome – no special qualifications needed to receive food. Distribution continues until the supply runs out. Bring your own bags or box.

Location: Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley

Buses: 96, 98, 174

Contact Info: (509) 534-6678 or email

Public Speaking Class

5:45-6:45 pm

 Starting May 22nd we will be having a special educational training session that the public is welcome to attend. It will be a 6-week course emphasizing a different aspect of public speaking each week.  The Title of this course is It’s Not Just Talking.

Location: Corbin Activity Center, 827 W Cleveland Ave, Spokane, WA 99205

Buses: 24, 26,28

C0ntact Info: Ed Newman (509) 808-0467 or  Sam Le at (509)927-3328

Escape in the Pacific: 1943

7 pm

One of the lesser-known stories to come out of World War II took place in April 1943, when 10 American POWs and two Filipinos escaped from a Japanese-operated prison camp. One of those men was Spokanite Sam Grashio, who returned to tell one of the most heroic stories to come out of the war. Now a public television documentary, Escape in the Pacific: 1943, details this courageous tale. A special screening will be held at Gonzaga University, where Grashio, a 1938 graduate, went on to work as special assistant to the president. Following the screening is a discussion with John D. Lukacs, whose book Escape From Davao inspired this film. Free and open to the public.

Location: Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane

Bus Routes: 26, 28, 29

Contact Info: 509-313-5999

ArtFest 2014

Friday12 pm – 10 pm; Saturday 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm 

28th annual art fair. Three days of fine music, good food and the popular Make-It-Art children’s hands-on art making area. Make-It tent is open Friday, 3-7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Stroll through this idyllic setting as you take in juried fine art, pre-packaged gourmet foods and hand-crafted products from 150 of the area’s most talents artisans. Showcasing an extensive collection of work ranging from stunning sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics fiber arts and much, much more. Enjoy food booths and an art-making tent for kids of all ages. Live musical performances and a wine and beer garden until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

Location:  Northwest Arts and Culture Musuem, 2316 W. First Ave.

Buses: 42, 60, 61

Contact Info: (509) 456-3931 or email

Celebrate 25 Years of NATIVE Project

12 pm

In honor of its 25th anniversary providing “Sacred Hospitality” to the community, NATIVE Project will have a community celebration, including BBQ, music, tours, fun activities and more. NATIVE Project will unveil its new logo, provide tours of its updated facility and share its plans for the next 25 years.

Location: Native Project, 1803 W. Maxwell Ave

Buses: 2, 21, 22, 23, 27

Contact Info:  Call (509) 483-7535

Free Outdoor Family Movie Night

7 pm

The Disney animated film “Frozen” will be shown. Bring your lawn chair or blankets. Proceeds from concessions will benefit the St. Mary’s Youth Group who will be going on a nine-day mission trip to Pittsburgh in July .

Location:  St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, Spokane Valley, WA

Buses: 32, 97, 98

Contact Info: (509) 270-0340

Skyfest 2014

9 am – 6 pm

An open house and air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial performance, the U.S. Army Parachute Team and ground tours of aircraft.

Location: Fairchild Air Force Base

Buses: 61

Contact Info: (509) 247-5705

Family Hikes in the Spokane Area

3 pm

Kathy Kalich present the ins and outs of Spokane’s best hikes for all abilities levels, including families of all ages.

Location: Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Rd

Buses: 23, 45

Contact Info: (509)444-5331

Little Spokane River Natural Area Trails Day

1 pm – 4 pm

Attend a volunteer work party at the Little Spokane River Natural Area to redirect a portion of the Knothead Trail that runs on private property onto state land. Following the project is a ribbon-cutting, food, beer and live music by Bodhi Drip. Open to all-ages. No Discover Pass required for volunteers.

*Registration Required*

Location: Riverside State Park13712 N. Nine Mile Rd., Nine Mile Falls

Contact Info: (509)570-2763 

 Spokane Patriots United

6 pm – 8 pm

The group’s purpose is to meet other Doomsday preppers in the community, establish friendship and alliance; provide a place for those looking for a group where they might fit in; and to share knowledge and training.

Location: SavageLand Pizza, 700 S. Dishman Rd.

Buses: 90

Contact Info: (253)266-8744 or email