Things to Do This Week

Wed. 9/10 Life Happens: How to Protect Your Future

Wed. 9/10 Boom! Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book

 Wed 9/10 – Fri. 9/19 SNAP Education Classes

Thurs. 9/11 South Perry Farmers Market

Thurs. 9/11 Kidical Mass South Perry Neighborhood

Thurs. 9/11 Backyard Astronomy Without a Telescope: Shadle Library

Thurs. 9/11 Spokane on the Compassion Map Opening Ceremony for the Compassion Games

Fri. 9/12 Green Eggs & Scams

  Life Happens: How to Protect Your Future

Date and Time: September 10, 2014; 09:00 am to 12:00 pm (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Location: AAA-North, 7307 N. Division St., Suite 103 (AAA – South, 1314 S. Grand Blvd.)
Contact Info: 1-855-581-4799
Bus routes: 25 (44)

If you are one of the nearly 44 million Americans that has no life insurance or has inadequate coverage, now is the time to get the protection you need. September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month and AAA Washington is hosting a series of in-person sessions at its store locations in Washington and Northern Idaho to help you determine the best needs for you and your family. Life insurance can help buy loved ones time to grieve, pay off debts and loans, help keep families in their homes or even pre-fund a child’s college education. With access to more than 20 different life insurance companies, the AAA Washington Insurance Agency is available to answer your questions, provide individual counsel and help you determine the right level of coverage.

Boom! Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book

Date and Time: September 10, 2014; 2:00 pm 
Location: Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney
Contact Info: (509) 893-8280
Bus routes: 66

Blam! Zap! Ka-Pow! Whether comic books are part of your past, present, or future, enjoy this interactive, multi-media look at comics in historical context, presented by Andrew Wahl in participation with Humanities Washington.

SNAP Education Classes

Date and Time: Varies, see below
Location: Call for location
Contact Info: (509) 456-7106;
Bus routes: 

SNAP provides access and connections to resources that create opportunities for people of low income in the Spokane region. The following September education classes are free. Money Management, Sept. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.; Understanding Your Credit, Sept. 11, 5:30-7 p.m.; Business Builder Series, Block 1, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Homebuyer Education Class, Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m.; Understanding Your Credit, Sept. 17, 2-4 p.m.; Money Management, Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m.; Business Builder Series, Block 1, Sept. 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Call to register.

South Perry Farmers Market

Date and Time: September 11th; 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: The Shop, 924 S. Perry St.
Contact Info: (509) 720-8449;
Bus routes: 45

May-Oct. Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. Over 20 local vendors offering fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat, honey, herbs and eggs grown by local farmers; a variety of artisan prepared foods and handcrafted goods, as well as ready to eat foods, are also available. Credit, Debit and EBT/SNAP cards accepted. Participating vendors also accept WIC and Senior Famers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers.

Kidical Mass South Perry Neighborhood

Date and Time: September 11th; 5:30 p.m.
Location: Two Wheel Transit, 817 S. Perry St.
Contact Info: 509-747-2231;
Bus routes: 45

Fun, safe bike ride especially for kids. Join this family-friendly bike ride of about three miles cycling on anything that rolls! All types of bikes, trailers, Xtracycles, bakfiets, tandems, folding bikes, trikes are welcome. Ride through the South Perry neighborhood starting in parking lot of Two Wheel Transit. Visit

Backyard Astronomy Without a Telescope: Shadle Library

Date and Time: September 11th; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., Spokane, WA
Contact Info: (509) 444-5390
Bus routes: 20

Come join astronomer Dan Bakken and learn what you can see in the sky with the naked eye or with binoculars.

Spokane on the Compassion Map Opening Ceremony for the Compassion Games

Date and Time: September 11th; 7:00 p.m.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Contact Info: (509) 536-2811;
Bus routes: 20

2014 Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. Challenge and inspire your neighbors to make our community a safer, kinder, more just and better place to live by participating in the Compassion Games. Joining in these events, or create one of your own. Compassion Relays, Service Projects, Random Acts of Kindness, Secret Agent of Compassion, Nominate Compassion All-Stars, Promote Peace Credits and The Neighborhood Peace Prize.

Green Eggs & Scams

Date and Time: September 12th; 8:00 a.m.
Location: Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.
Contact Info: (509) 487-1603;
Bus routes: 27

Free workshop providing education on protecting our community from identity theft, investment fraud, elder fraud and abuse, as well as everyday scams. This event is hosted by Better Business Bureau and sponsored by AGP Wealth Advisors.