Things to Do This Week

Wed. 9/17 Hip & Knee Pain Causes and Treatments

Wed. 9/17 Bing Crosby Memorabilia

 Wed 9/17 – Fri. 9/19 SNAP Education Classes

Thurs. 9/18 South Perry Farmers Market

Thurs. 9/18 “Legacy of Expo ‘74”

Thurs. 9/18 Make Personalized Locker Magnets

Thurs. 9/18 “Sustainability, Global Change & Preservation”

Fri. 9/19 Career and Resource Fair

Fri. 9/19 Valleyfest 2014

Fri. 9/19 SCRAPS Pet Tune-Up Clinic

Fri. 9/19 Flag Collection

Sat. 9/20 Hispanic Heritage Festival (Fiesta Spokane)

Sat. 9/20 Super Saturday – Free Family Day at the MAC

Mon. 9/22 Personal Safety Workshop

Tues. 9/23 Posada – Hispanic Film Fiesta

Tues. 9/23 “Faith, Reciprocity, and Aid on the Columbia Plateau: Awareness of Social Needs in Our Own Backyard”


Hip & Knee Pain Causes and Treatments

Date and Time: September 17, 2014; 6:00 pm
Location: Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 473-5755
Bus routes: 90 to 96

If joint pain is keeping you from enjoying life the way you used to, turn to The Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley Hospitals, the only hospitals in the Inland Northwest to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Replacement, demonstrating our commitment to the highest level of care for our patients. Light refreshments provided. RSVP by phone or visit http://www.DeaconessSpokane.com and click on the event calendar.

Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Date and Time: September 17, 2014; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Crosby House, 508 E. Sharp Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 313-3847
Bus routes: 25

Visit the house where this famous entertainer grew up. View approximately 200 items of Bing Crosby memorabilia, including the duplicate Oscar he won in 1944 for “Going My Way.” There are 22 gold and two platinum records from such titles as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Swinging on a Star.” Also displayed are movie stills and photographs, record albums, books, and sheet music. There are many trophies and awards he received over the years from various organizations. There are items from the Crosby Research Foundation, such as the “Trip Trap,” a mousetrap that the foundation invented. There is also a health device that Crosby endorsed called “Stretch to Your Health with the Stars.” This represents just a portion of the total Crosby Collection materials. Hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free parking behind the house. Grand opening is Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m.

SNAP Education Classes

Date and Time: Varies, see below
Location: Call for location
Contact Info: (509) 456-7106; https://www.snapwa.org/
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 18th; 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: The Shop, 924 S. Perry St.
Contact Info: (509) 720-8449; manager@thursdaymarket.org
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.

“Legacy of Expo ‘74”

Date and Time: September 18th; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Contact Info: (509) 625-6050
Bus routes: 20, 22, 23, 24

“Legacy of Expo ‘74,” includes art works by artists whose work was exhibited in Expo ‘74, historical photographs from the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and Northwest Room, along with artifacts from that time, July 9-Sept. 26, with reception Aug. 1, 5-8 p.m. Hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday evenings during City Council meetings.

Make Personalized Locker Magnets

Date and Time: September 18th; 4:00 pm
Location: East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St.
Contact Info: (509) 444-5390
Bus routes: 94

Want to ‘bling’ your locker? We’ll provide the supplies to make some locker magnets that express your personality. For ages 10-16.

“Sustainability, Global Change & Preservation”

Date and Time: September 18th; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Gonzaga University, Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 313-7048
Bus routes: 25, 26, 28, 39

Rebuilding the Urban Community through Creative Entrepreneurship. Kevin Daniels, president of Nitze-Stagen & Co. and Daniels Real Estate, and Mike Powe, senior research manager for the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will deliver the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration’s Fourth Annual Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture. A pre-lecture reception at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby.

Career and Resource Fair

Date and Time: September 19th; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.
Contact Info: (509) 326-3330
Bus routes: 44, 90

Free employment workshop open to all veterans, Guard, Reserve and dependents. The event offers education opportunities, employment assistance and local support. Visit www.redcross.org/hiringheroes

Valleyfest 2014

Date and Time: September 19th; 5:00 pm
Location: Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 922-3299
Bus routes: 32, 96, 97, 174

Sept. 19-21. City of Spokane Valley’s premier community event and an annual tradition bringing the region and community of the Spokane Valley together since 1990. Celebrate the Silver Jubilee with live entertainment for the entire family and recognize area youth for their talents. The “Hearts of Gold” Parade kicks off Valleyfest Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with the parade route going eastbound on Sprague Avenue from north Gillis Road to Pines Road. The festival continues Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mirabeau Park with various booths and vendors. Other events include: Pancake Breakfast, Balloons over Valleyfest, Fishing at the Falls, Car Show, Recreational Events (Triathlon, 5K/10K Run for a Cause, Centennial Bike Ride and much more.) Visit www.valleyfest.org.

SCRAPS Pet Tune-Up Clinic

Date and Time: September 19th; 5:00 pm
Location: SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 477-2532
Bus routes: 29 or 174 to connect with the 32

Keep your pet running in tip-top condition when you renew or purchase a new pet license and get a free rabies vaccination. Microchipping and other vaccinations are also available.

Flag Collection

Date and Time: September 19th; 8:00 am
Location: Flag Museum, Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 926-2753
Bus routes: 90 connecting with the 96

Flag Collection, sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution and the Fairmount Memorial Association, details the rich history of the American flag, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Children’s Renaissance Faire

Date and Time: September 20th; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Manito Park, East of Duncan Garden on Tekoa Street
Contact Info: (509) 456-8038
Bus routes: 44

Learn about the Renaissance period, make crafts, collect treasures in self-made pouches, paint faces by professionals and participate in games and art activities. Families who come dressed in Renaissance clothing become knights and ladies of the court. Presented by the Friends of Manito Park.

Hispanic Heritage Festival (Fiesta Spokane)

Date and Time: September 20th; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Riverfront Park, Gondola Meadow, 507 N. Howard St., Spokane, WA
Contact Info: (509) 625-6601
Bus routes: 

The City of Spokane observes Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the contributions, history, culture, and experiences of Hispanic and Latino-Americans in Spokane. Join in the community festival today. Music, dancers, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and more.

Super Saturday – Free Family Day at the MAC

Date and Time: September 20th; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 363-5344
Bus routes: 60, 61

Try your hand at cartooning with professional illustration tools and learn screen printing basics with Cartoonist Jesse Acosta. Visit with artist Jaymee Donelson about her digital pop culture artwork. Roxann Maier will create a balloon animal for you and you can create your own Flip book and Mono print. Karaoke with DJ Yasmine Cortier will round out the fun.

Personal Safety Workshop

Date and Time: September 22th;  6:30 pm
Location: South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.
Contact Info: (509) 363-5344
Bus routes: 44

You can be prepared. Join Officer Shawn Kendall from the Spokane Police Department who will teach you about personal safety and situational awareness.

Posada – Hispanic Film Fiesta

Date and Time: September 23th; 12:00 pm and  6:00 pm
Location: Riverpoint Campus Academic Center, WSU Spokane, Auditorium/Room 147, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Contact Info: (509) 358-7554
Bus routes: 26, 28

Documentary of the journeys of Densi, Johnny, and Wilber, teenagers living in the U.S. undocumented and without parents. Not rated, 58 minutes. WSU Spokane requires a parking pass (small fee) or you can park on the street for one-hour free. WSU Spokane is also a tobacco free campus. Showings at noon and 6 p.m.

“Faith, Reciprocity, and Aid on the Columbia Plateau: Awareness of Social Needs in Our Own Backyard”

Date and Time: September 23th; 7:00 pm
Location: Gonzaga University, Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 313-6095
Bus routes: 2526, 28

Documentary of the journeys of Densi, Johnny, and Wilber, teenagers living in the U.S. undocumented and without parents. Not rated, 58 minutes. WSU Spokane requires a parking pass (small fee) or you can park on the street for one-hour free. WSU Spokane is also a tobacco free campus. Showings at noon and 6 p.m.

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