Things to Do This Week

Wed 9/24 SNAP Education Classes

Thurs. 9/25 South Perry Farmers Market

Thurs. 9/25 “Legacy of Expo ‘74”

Thurs. 9/25 Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Fri. 9/26 Just Between Friends Spokane Fall/Winter Sales Event

Fri. 9/26 A T-Rex Named Sue

Fri. 9/26 – Sat. 9/27 Shadle Park Alumni Baseball Game

Sat. 9/27 C.O.P.S. Northwest Fall Shred Day

Sat. 9/27 Free State Park Day

Sat. 9/27 Touch-A-Truck 2014

Sat. 9/27 SCRAPS Walk in the Park

Sat. 9/27 Sing-A-Long Saturday Movie: Hairspray!

Tues. 9/30 West Central Marketplace

Tues. 9/30 Fruits – Vegetables – Harvest!: Family Storytime

Tues. 9/30 “Race and Empowered Communities: Structural Racism and the Criminal Justice System”

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 25th; 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.

“Legacy of Expo ‘74”

Date and Time: September 25th; 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.

Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Date and Time: September 25th
Location: Crosby House, 508 E. Sharp Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 313-3847
Bus routes: 26, 28

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.

Just Between Friends Spokane Fall/Winter Sales Event

Date and Time: September 26th – 28th; 9:00 a.m.
Location: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.
Contact Info: (509) 536-2840
Bus routes: 44, 90
Admission: $5/Friday-Saturday, free/Sunday, kids and military admitted free

40,000 square feet of gently used infant-juniors clothing, maternity, winter coats and boots, Halloween costumes, Christmas outfits, shoes, layette, books, movies, strollers, bikes, bedroom decor and tons of toys! Sell your items as a consignor and earn 65% cash and there is a $12 consignor fee. Help set up, inspect and tear down the sale and shop first before the public. Are you expecting or just had your first baby in the last 12 months? Sign up on our website as a First Time Mom and shop at our private presale event. Sunday is the half price sale and free admission. More details at Hours are Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 .m.

A T-Rex Named Sue

Date and Time: September 26th; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 321-7133
Bus routes: 
Admission: Free for members; $10 for adults; $7 for kids; free for kids age 3 and under

Sept. 19-Jan. 4. See a fully assembled skeleton cast of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered at Mobius Science Center. The exhibition, assembled at Mobius Science Center, will also feature visitor controlled mechanical models, videos, and free-standing interactive exhibits.

Shadle Park Alumni Baseball Game

Date and Time: September 26th – 27th; 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Shadle Park High School, AK Jackson Field, 4327 N. Ash St
Contact Info: (509) 710-8190
Bus routes: 20

Batting practice and orientation on Friday and game on Saturday.

C.O.P.S. Northwest Fall Shred Day

Date and Time: September 26th; 11:00 am
Location: Shadle Center, corner of Wellesley Avenue and Belt St.
Contact Info: (509) 625-3336
Bus routes: 20

Free to the public. Donations accepted.

Free State Park Day

Date and Time: September 27th
Location: Riverside State Park, 9711 W. Charles Rd.
Contact Info:
Bus routes: 23

A Discover Pass is not required to visit a Washington state park on the following days; a Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Sept. 27: National Public Lands Day. Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day weekend.

Touch-A-Truck 2014

Date and Time: September 27th; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St.
Contact Info: (509) 328-2801
Bus routes: 29, 39
Admission: $5 or $4 with a can of food for the Salvation Army, free/age two and younger, $20/family of four or more

This is a unique, interactive, one-day event that allows children to climb on, explore and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles. Kids can also meet the workforce that protects, serves and builds the Spokane community. Some of the vehicles kids can explore include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, tractor-trailers and boats. Kids can enjoy face painting, safety demonstrations, bouncy houses, honking horns and more. All food items support The Salvation Army of Spokane. Touch A Truck is the Spokane Junior League’s largest fundraiser of the year and the money raised goes to support our efforts in assisting children in the foster care system, as well as, focusing on childhood development.

SCRAPS Walk in the Park

Date and Time: September 27th; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Prairie View Park, 3724 E. 61st Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 477-2760
Bus routes: 45

Pledge walk to raise funds for the SCRAPS Hope Foundation Animal Medical Fund, which provides medical treatment, enrichment and care for homeless animals in our area. Register online at or the day of the event. Collect pledges from friends, family and coworkers to help support the animals in our care. Turn in pledge sheets at the event or to the shelter by Sept. 29 to be eligible for prizes.

Sing-A-Long Saturday Movie: Hairspray!

Date and Time: September 27th; 2:00 pm
Location: Spokane Public Library – Downtown , 906 W. Main Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 444-5336
Bus routes: 

Come and sing along with the movie Hairspray! Join in with John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, and more for this movie version of the stage musical.

West Central Marketplace

Date and Time: September 30th; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: A.M. Cannon Park, 1603 W. Belt St., near the West Central Community Center at Belt St. and Spofford Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 703-7433
Bus routes: 22, 23

Now until Oct. 14. Held Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m.

Fruits – Vegetables – Harvest!: Family Storytime

Date and Time: September 30th;  6:30 pm
Location: Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road
Contact Info: (509) 444-5395
Bus routes: 23

Let’s celebrate the harvest with stories about the fruits of our gardens. If weather permits, we’ll have our storytime outside, so bring blankets or beach chairs.

“Race and Empowered Communities: Structural Racism and the Criminal Justice System”

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

Following a brief video, a panel discussion will explore the intersection of race and the criminal justice system, and how humanitarian work can mitigate the damage racism and other forms of exclusion do in our societies. A finalist for the 2014 Opus Prize.