Things to Do This Week

Wed. 10/1 Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Wed. 10/1 A T-Rex Named Sue

Wed. 10/1 STCU My Life, My Money Workshop: Become Debt Free

Wed. 10/1 Poetry Scribes of Spokane

Wed. 10/1 Kids Explore & Discover Club at Cheney Library

Thurs. 10/2 “Saving American Capitalism: The truth about jobs, prosperity, and economic growth”

Thurs. 10/2 “Felts Field – 1927 National Air Races”

Fri. 10/3 First Friday

Fri. 10/3 Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

 Sat. 10/4 3rd Annual Statewide Shelter Open House

Sat. 10/4 The Mandala Project

Sat. 10/4 Fall in Love with Chalk Paint Demo

Sun. 10/5 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Sun. 10/5 Harvest Party

Mon. 10/6 Free Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Mon. 10/6 Seattle Seahawks at the Garland

Mon. 10/6 In Our Own Backyard: Fires and Forests in Eastern Washington

Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Date and Time: October 1st
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.

A T-Rex Named Sue

Date and Time: October 1st; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 321-7133
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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.

STCU My Life, My Money Workshop: Become Debt Free

Date and Time: October 1st; 12 pm
Location: South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St
Contact Info: (509) 755-3980
Bus routes: 44

Being debt free is achievable; it just takes a different point of view. Discover where your finances are now and where you want them to be. Learn how to use the tools that make debt-free living possible. Pre-registration is required.

Poetry Scribes of Spokane

Date and Time: October 1sth; 1 pm
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Contact Info: (509) 796-2180
Bus routes: 25, 28

Wholesome poetry for ages 18 and older. Bring a favorite poem to read. Meetings are regularly held on the first Wednesday of each month, September-June.

Kids Explore & Discover Club at Cheney Library

Date and Time: October 1st; 4 pm
Location: Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney
Contact Info: (509) 893-8280
Bus routes: 66 transferring to 165

Attack the Fort! for grades K-5. It’s a battle of the best construction – build a fort and lay siege to your adversary with projectiles. Well engineered forts will outlast the others. Each month, we explore a different aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Join us as we build, create, experiment, design, and hypothesize and test all while having as much fun as we can pack into an hour.

“Saving American Capitalism: The truth about jobs, prosperity, and economic growth”

Date and Time: October 2nd; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 335-4264
Bus routes: 20, 60, 61

Foley Distinguished Lecture presented by venture capitalist and TED Talks sensation, Nick Hanauer as he explains why capitalists should be the most concerned about the staggering rise in U.S. economic inequality and the struggling middle class. Get Hanauer’s free advice about how to create prosperity and safeguard your economic future.

“Felts Field – 1927 National Air Races”

Date and Time: October 2nd; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 922-4570
Bus routes: 96, 98

“Felts Field – 1927 National Air Races,” Spokane Valley’s own Felts Field once hosted the most popular flying event in the nation – the National Air Races. Celebrity and military pilots performed death-defying stunts and displayed the latest in flight technology of the time, Sept. 19-Dec. 30. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call to schedule group tours. **$6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/age 7-17, free/age six and younger**

First Friday

Date and Time: October 3rd; 5-8 pm
Location: Various locations downtown
Contact Info:
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First Fridays are brought to you in partnership between the DSP, BID and Spokane Arts. First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants have joined forces with DSP to stay open, feature artists and musicians and offer special promotions on the first Friday of each month. Interactive Map of Locations.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

Date and Time: October 3rd; 2:00 pm
Location: Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley
Contact Info: Colleen Messling at (509) 924-4388
Bus routes: 96
Meets the first Friday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. Contact Colleen Messling at (509) 924-4388 for more information.

3rd Annual Statewide Shelter Open House

Date and Time: October 3rd
Location: SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 477-2532
Bus routes: 32

Take a field trip to your community shelter, hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. 24 Shelters across Washington State will be opening up their doors to host an Open House Pawty and bring community members in as honored guests. Come see the work they are doing for animals in need – and enjoy a Pawty too! Visit the Pawsitive Alliance website ( for a list of participating shelters and see what fun activities they have planned.

Kids Create Art for Create Spokane Month

Date and Time: October 4th; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St; Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St.; Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road
Contact Info: (509) 444-5375; (509) 444-5380; (509) 444-5395
Bus routes: 94; 27; 23

Come make art in honor of Create Spokane Month. We’ll have all kinds of recycled items and art supplies out for you to create a masterpiece. If you like, you can leave it at the library, and we’ll put it on display for the month of October.


The Mandala Project

Date and Time: October 3rd; 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road
Contact Info: (509) 444-5395
Bus routes: 23

In honor of Create Spokane Month, Indian Trail artist Helen Parsons and fellow artist Connie Janney will demonstrate the Tibetan art of Mandala. Drop by to see the art, and learn how to make your own Mandala. The Mandala Project is an outreach of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts of Spokane. For school-age and older.

Fall in Love with Chalk Paint Demo

Date and Time: October 4th; 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Artworks Spokane, 15310 E. Marietta, Studio 8, Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 928-2726
Bus routes: 96

Get your hands on some Chalk Paint. We will educate you on the ease of painting with this awesome medium and let you do your won sample board. These demos are limited to 12 so register early.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Date and Time: October 5th; 8:30 am 
Location: Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.
Contact Info: (509) 624-7478
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Annual event presented by the American Diabetes Association. The walk is good for people of all ages and activity levels; you can walk any distance up to four and a half miles. If you’re a person with diabetes you are a Red Strider, a person with the courage it takes to live with diabetes every day and the reason we walk. Register online at or by phone at 1-888-DIABETES (342-2383), ext. 2281, and like us on Facebook at

Harvest Party

Date and Time: October 5th; 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Main Market Co-Op, 44 W. Main Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 458-2667
Bus routes: 25, 29, 90

Over 20 farmers and vendors with information and samples, costume contest, kid activities including face painting, games, trick-or-treating and pumpkin painting; Cider Press and Pepper Roaster, no-host bar and food. Music by DJ Lydell, PacificSons, Angela Marie Project and more.

Free Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Date and Time: October 6th
Location: WSU/EWU Riverpoint Campus, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Contact Info: (509) 389-5844 or (509) 358-7676
Bus routes: 26, 28, 29

Breast cancer survivors, who finished their primary treatment within the past three months, are not extremely active, and who speak English, are eligible to participate in a research study at WSU’s Spokane campus. Participants will attend free exercise classes three days per week for 12 weeks and complete pre/post testing sessions. Test results and free exercise/nutrition education will be provided to those who complete the study. New classes start the first Monday of each month; times vary depending on need. This study has been approved by WSU’s Institutional Review Board.

Seattle Seahawks at the Garland

Date and Time: October 6th;  5:30 pm
Location: Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave
Contact Info: (509) 327-1050
Bus routes: 24

Watch every Seahawks game this season on a 40 ft. screen with HD projection. Food and drink purchase available at Bon Bon.

In Our Own Backyard: Fires and Forests in Eastern Washington

Date and Time: October 6th; 7:00 pm
Location: Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St.
Contact Info: (509) 434-5150
Bus routes: 29, 39

The Spokane Community College President’s Speaker Series kicks off with photographer John Marshall. In 1994, Marshall began an extensive photographic landscape study to follow what happens to forests following fires.The presentation will include photos showing areas burned in the Carlton Complex this summer, the largest fire in Washington State history.