Free Community Events 6/13 – 6/17

Fri. 6/13 Book Sale

Sat. 6/14  Free State Park Day

Sat. 6/14 11th Annual Parade of Paws 

Sat. 6/14 Juneteenth Celebration

Sat. 6/14 Couponing Class

Sat. 6/14 23rd Annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival

Sat. 6/14 $1 Clothing Swap

Mon. 6/16 – Fri. 6/20 The Croods

Tues. 6/17 The Princess Bride

Tues. 6/17 Money Camp


Book Sale

10 am – 3 pm

More than 3,000 titles of gently-used books available, including children’s books. Proceeds benefit the Book Parlor.

Location: Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave

Buses: 21, 23

Contact Info: Call 509-328-6280

Free State Park Day

Washington State Parks and Rec allows visitors access to all state parks without a Discovery Pass. Includes access to Riverside State Park and Mt. Spokane State Park. Upcoming 2014 “free” days include  June 14, Aug. 25, Sept. 27 and Nov. 11.

Contact Info: Call 800-833-6388

11th Annual Parade of Paws 

10 am

Community dog walk fundraiser supporting the Spokane Humane Society, open to groups and individuals. Day-of registration at 8 am. Walkers who collect $100 or more in pledges get a T-shirt. Pledge sheets and team packets available online.

Location: Spokane Human Society, 6607 N. Havana St.

Buses: 27

Contact Info:509-467-5235 or email

Juneteenth Celebration

11 am – 2 pm

A family-oriented event to bring Spokane and surrounding communities together in a harmonious setting; while cultivating, educating and celebrating African American’s emancipation, history and culture.

Location: Liberty Park, 502 S. Pittsburg St

Buses: 45,90, 94 (45 has the least amount of walking)

C0ntact Info: Call (509) 270-1198  or email

Couponing Class

3 pm

Local coupon expert Tina Peterson teaches learn the basics of couponing and how to shop at our local stores with coupons, including a store-by-store guide.

Location: Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley St

Bus Routes: 20

Contact Info: 509-444-5390

23rd Annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival

11 am – 5:30 pm 

Parade starts downtown with staging at 11 a.m., parade at noon and the festival immediately following from noon-5:30 p.m. The festival is in Gondola Meadows, by the Bloomsday statues. Entertainment includes Beverly McClellan, Bella Corbu, Angela Marie Project and Spokane Aerial.

Location:  Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St., Spokane, WA

Contact Info:

$1 Clothing Swap

*** $5 Entrance Donation***

Gently used and washed name-brand clothing for women, men and children in all sizes; books and toys. Bring in gently used, washed clothing and get a $1 credit per article. Donations also accepted. Held the first and third Sunday of the month.

Location: HERE Event Center, 5002 N. Ferrall St

Buses: 20, 27 (27 has the least amount of walking)

Contact Info:  Call (509) 714-8614

The Croods

*** $1 Viewing Fee***

9:30 am

Screening as part of the theater’s Summer Family Movies series. (Rated PG) June 16-20, daily at 9:30 am.

Location:  Garland Theater,924 W. Garland Ave.

Buses: 24

Contact Info: (509) 327-1050

Backyard Astronomy

6 pm

Backyard Astronomy for the whole family. Come and join astronomer Dan Bakken and learn what you can see in the sky with the naked eye or with binoculars. A great introduction to sharing the summer night sky with friends and family.

LocationSouth Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.

Buses: 43, 44

Contact Info: (509) 444-5385

Spread the Love: Toast Toppers

6:30 pm

If you fancy a layer of something sweet on your morning toast, you’ll want to take notes as Anna Kestell, Food Safety and Preservation Information Specialist, gives the run down on basic jams and jellies (and the difference between them) so that you can make your own.

Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road

Buses: 25, 28

Contact Info: (509) 893-8350 or email

The Princess Bride

*** $1 Viewing Fee***

Screening of the classic (rated PG) as part of the Garland’s 2014 Summer Movie series. June 14 at midnight, June 17 at 7 pm and June 19 at 9 pm.

Location:  Garland Theater,924 W. Garland Ave.

Buses: 24

Contact Info: (509) 327-1050

Martial Arts Classes

4:30 pm

Martial arts/self-defense classes offered every Tues and Thurs at 4:30pm for ages 4+. Free class trials offered.

Location: Integrity Martial Arts, 2727 N. Madelia St

Buses: 27

Contact Info: (509) 979-9174

Discover Earth Exhibit

11 am

The exhibit will be on-site through August 2014, with a public opening on June 7 at 11 am. The exhibit features an 18-inch Magic Planet globe that allows people to explore visualizations of the global earth system produced by NASA and NOAA research communities (e.g. earthquakes, plate tectonics, tsunamis, hurricanes, changing sea ice, and more). The exhibit pieces incorporate personal narratives, stunning graphics, video, animations, weather artifacts, animal specimens, and simulation-based educational games.

Location: Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave.

Contact Info: (509) 444-5300 or email