Things to Do This Week

Thurs. 10/9 WSU Community Health Fair

Thurs. 10/9 “Pitfalls, Excuses, and Mitigating Circumstances” – North Spokane

Thurs. 10/9 Best Local Fall Hikes

Thurs. 10/9 EWU Pride Center National Coming Out Day Concert

Fri. 10/10 Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Fri. 10/10 A T-Rex Named Sue

Fri. 10/10 “Is People Food OK for Dogs” by Ryan Desmond

Sat. 10/11 Sealing Juvenile Records

Sat. 10/11 Winterizing 101

Sat. 10/11 Create Spokane Open Studio Tour

Sat. 10/11 Build Your Own Ninja!

Sat. 10/11 Bully Awareness Storytime

Sun. 10/12 Seahawks at the Garland

Mon. 10/13 Kids Explore & Discover Club at North Spokane Library

Tues. 10/14 “Human Trafficking: Going Under the Belly of the Beast”

Tues. 10/14 Art! Creativity! Stories! A Family Storytime

Tues. 10/14 “From Body Hater to Body Celebrator ”

WSU Community Health Fair

Date and Time: October 9th; 11 am – 2 pm
Location: WSU Spokane: South Campus Facility, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Contact Info: (509) 910-8754
Bus routes: 26, 28

Free health screenings offered at WSU Community Health Fair. Screenings will be administered based on sign-ups. They will provide cholesterol, blood glucose and exercise tests, including body mass index, waist circumference and both resting and exercising blood pressures. Free flu shots will be delivered first come, first served. Hosted by students from WSU’s Program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) and the Campus Wellness Collaborative.

“Pitfalls, Excuses, and Mitigating Circumstances” – North Spokane

Date and Time: October 9th; 7 pm
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Contact Info: (509) 893-8350
Bus routes: 25, 28

John Pederson, owner of Ethic Talks, shares his three decades of experience in business and personal ethics. He will talk about business vs. personal ethics and explore the question: “Why do good people do dumb things?”

Best Local Fall Hikes

Date and Time: October 1st; 12 pm
Location: REI, 1125 N. Monroe St.
Contact Info: (509) 328-9900
Bus routes: 22, 24

Experts reveal their favorite fall hikes and help you plan an escape to cooler temperatures and fall colors on a day-hike. Learn about trip planning, essential items, safety precautions, local resources and places to go.

EWU Pride Center National Coming Out Day Concert

Date and Time: October 9th; 7 pm
Location: Riverpoint Campus Phase One Building, Auditorium, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Contact Info: (509) 359-7879
Bus routes: 26, 28

Gaye Adegbalola and the Wild Rutz, an a capella blues quartet that features a soulful and socially relevant sound.​ For more information call or email

Bing Crosby Memorabilia

Date and Time: October 10th
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 10th; 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.

“Is People Food OK for Dogs” by Ryan Desmond

Date and Time: October 10th; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 363-5325
Bus routes: 25, 29, 90

“Is People Food OK for Dogs,” multimedia exploration into food and satire by Ryan Desmond; also a special member group show with new works by the artist cooperative gallery, during October. Also, artist events on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m.: Oct. 4, Artists Talk About It! with Ryan Desmond and Kurt Madison; Oct. 11, Watercolor Matchbox workshop with Tobe Harvey for ages 8 and older; Oct. 18, Mobiles Construction workshop with Roger Ralston for ages 12 and older; Oct. 25, Paper Mask workshop with Lance Sinnema and Hannah Koeske for ages 6-12.

Sealing Juvenile Records

Date and Time: October 11th
Location: Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St.
Contact Info: (509) 313-6398
Bus routes: 26, 28, 29

Gonzaga Law students and Spokane attorney volunteers in association with the Spokane County Bar Young Lawyers Division will partner with TeamChild to host clinics Oct. 11, Nov. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 19 and March 21 to help qualifying adults seal old juvenile records that may be interfering with employment, housing, education and other opportunities. In the state of Washington, juvenile offenses committed prior to 2014 do not automatically seal when a person turns 18. A court action is required to seal those records, and these clinics provide free assistance with that process.

Winterizing 101

Date and Time: October 11th; 9 am – 10 am
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley
Contact Info: (509) 893-8400
Bus routes: 96, 98

As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, it’s the right time to think about getting your home ready for winter. Annette from Avista, will show you some easy ways to insulate (lowering your heating bills in the process), Dean from Banner Fuel, will teach you how to get your heating system ready for a new season, and Thomas from Peter’s Hardware, will talk through some of the tools you might need (or already have on hand) for the winterization process. You’ll be cozy in no time!

Create Spokane Open Studio Tour

Date and Time: October 11th; 10 am
Location: Various Locations
Contact Info: (509) 321-9614
Bus routes: 32

The public is invited to tour over a dozen artists’ studios across disciplines to experience the creative process first hand. A unique opportunity to get to know local artists in their element as well as understand what goes into creating a painting, writing a poem, producing a film, etc. A map of the open studios will be available at

Build Your Own Ninja!

Date and Time: October 11th; 11 am 
Location: Spokane Public Library – Downtown , 906 W. Main Ave.
Contact Info: (509) 444-5336
Bus routes: 

Who wants their own personal Ninja? Here’s your chance to create one just for you. You can create a lot with some simple supplies like pipe cleaners, straws and beads. We’ll have the supplies, you bring your imagination and create.

Bully Awareness Storytime

Date and Time: October 11th; 11 am 
Location: Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave
Contact Info: (509) 838-0206
Bus routes: 

October is Bully Awareness Month. Auntie’s will read books about finding the courage to stick up for your friends.

Seahawks at the Garland

Date and Time: October 11th;  1:25 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.

Kids Explore & Discover Club at North Spokane Library

Date and Time: October 11th; 4 pm 
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Contact Info: (509) 893-8350
Bus routes: 25, 28

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.

“Human Trafficking: Going Under the Belly of the Beast”

Date and Time: October 14th; 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney, WA
Contact Info: (509) 359-2898
Bus routes: 66

Patrick Atkinson, founder of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons [ITEMP] and the God’s Child Project explores slavery in today’s world, what human trafficking is and is not, and looks at looks at trafficking from a historical perspective through the ever-changing dynamics of contemporary times. Atkinson discusses how human trafficking victims are selected both internationally and from within Washington state and the U.S. His talk ends with a discussion of practical steps audience members can take to combat human trafficking. Atkinson has been a trainer for the FBI on human trafficking. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.

Art! Creativity! Stories! A Family Storytime

Date and Time: October 14th
Location: Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St.
Contact Info: (509) 444-5380
Bus routes: 27

Art and creativity are all around us. We’ll read books, get moving with interactive stories and sing rhymes about art and creativity at this family storytime that is sure to bring out the artist in kids and adults.

“From Body Hater to Body Celebrator ”

Date and Time: October 14th;  7-8 pm
Location: Eastern Washington University, JFK Auditorium, Cheney, WA
Contact Info: (509) 359-2898
Bus routes: 66

Join Amber Kryzs, founder of bodyhearter, as she inspires audience members to start living now. Too many of us get caught up in the “When…Thens.” You know: “When I lose 10 pounds, then I’ll wear my skinny jeans.” “When my skin clears up, then I’ll talk to that guy.” “When I make more money, then I’ll take a vacation.” Kryzs blamed her body for the acting jobs she didn’t land or the guys that didn’t call. She comforted herself with food and punished herself with exercise. She describes herself as a mess – all because of a “when/then.” While living her dream as an actress in a Broadway show, she was completely miserable because she believed having a better body – a perfect body – would make her happier and more successful. In this inspiring and humorous keynote, Kryzs shares her personal story of how she won her own “perfect body game.” Cosponsored by SAIL, Eagle Entertainment, and EWU Women’s Studies Center. For more information, contact Katie Del Monte at