Free Community Events 6/18 – 6/21

Wed. 6/18 Summer Parkways

Wed. 6/18 – Fri. 6/20 The Croods

Thurs. 6/19 The Princess Bride

Thurs. 6/19 Public Speaking Class

Thurs. 6/19 Martial Arts Class

Fri. 6/20  Discover Earth Exhibit (Mon. – Sat. until August)

Sat. 6/21 Remembering Expo ’74

Sat. 6/21 Community Shred Day


Summer Parkways

6 pm – 9 pm

It only officially happens once a year, so grease up your bike chain and don’t miss the fifth annual Summer Parkways community street festival. Since its inception, Summer Parkways has grown to attract thousands of Spokanites from all over town — not just those who live in South Hill host neighborhoods Comstock and Manito. There, four miles of city streets are closed to make way for carnival-style games and activities, with the highlight of the annual Bike Decorating Contest. Use whatever materials you have laying around and then some: streamers, pom-poms, flowers, ribbon, stickers, flags, etc. The contest isn’t just for kids — there’s an adult category too. Titles are awarded for most colorful, best themed, most blinged-out handlebars, best decorated bike basket and more.

Location: Manito Park, 1702 S Grand Blvd, Spokane

Buses: 44

Contact Info: 509-456-8038

The Croods


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, 26, 28

Contact Info:509-327-1050

The Princess Bride


Screening of the classic (rated PG) as part of the Garland’s 2014 Summer Movie series. 9 pm

Location: Garland Theater, 924 W Garland Ave

Buses: 24, 26, 28

Contact Info:509-327-1050

Public Speaking Class

5:45 – 6:45 pm

Moonlighters Toastmasters hosts a 6-week course in public speaking for the novice speaker.

Location: Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave

Buses: 24

C0ntact Info: Call (509) 808-0467  or email

Martial Arts Class

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

Bus Routes: 22, 27

Contact Info: 509-979-9174

Discovering Earth Exhibit

Mondays- Saturdays 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

Remembering Expo ’74

10 am

Visit the park for a day of remembering Expo ‘74 and its legacy. Free guided history tours, $.74 hotdogs, “Expo Memories” at the Riverfront Park IMAX moderated by Shelly Monahan, featuring Jack Geraghty, Bill Youngs and Mary Cole; KDRK Free Listener Appreciation Concert with Allison Veltz, Dillan Scott and Joel Blackman in the Clocktower Meadow and an additional Tops in Blue United States Air Force Touring Ensemble free evening concert in the Lilac Bowl.

Location: Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.

Buses: Walking distance from the STA Bus Plaza

Contact Info:  Call (509) 625-6601 or email

Community Shred Day

11 am – 4 pm

Spring clean your records and protect your identity! Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, and tapes for safe and secure destruction. No need to remove credit cards, staples or paperclips

Location: Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley

Buses: 96, 98

Contact Info:  Call (509) 893-8400 or email