Community Events Wed. 4/9 – Fri. 4/11

Thursday 4/9

Event Description: National Crime Victims’ Right Week – Representative from Spokane Law Enforcement and the Spokane Human Rights Commission discussing response to victims of crime.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Second Ave.
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Event Contact: (509) 747-8224

Event Description: “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Anymore” Storytime – The event includes information about nutritionals, bioavailability and absorbability, the importance of vitamin D, understanding the debate on GMOs and a pharmacist table discussion. Reservations are requested. **$10**
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 97
Event Contact: (509) 315-4036

Event Description: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease – This an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 96
Event Contact: (509) 473-3390

Event Description: Lego Club (Argonne) – Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Erica Salkin will present Whitworth’s next Great Decisions lecture and explore privacy issues in the digital world.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Whitworth University, Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre, 300 W. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 28
Event Contact: (509) 777-3834

Friday 4/10

Event Description: Awareness Through Movement Lessons – Improve your balance, how you walk and all everyday movements. Come see what the Feldenkrais Method is all about. You will become more aware of how your body is designed to move and learn how your brain is involved in changing habitual movement patterns. Register online.
Times and Locations: 8:30 a.m. – Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave.; 10:30 a.m. – South Side Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; 3:30 p.m. – CenterPlace, Room 205, 2426 N. Discovery Place.
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Event Contact: (509) 279-6030

Event Description: Smoke in Valley BBQ Championship  – April 10-12: With a total purse of $5000.00 this will be one of the Northwest best competitions of the year. Come smell the smoke and see the fun. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association.
Location: Uncle LeRoy’s BBQ, 205 S. Pines Road,
Bus Route: 90
Event Contact: (509) 289-0708

Event Description: 2015 Women’s Show  –  Grab your friends and get ready to have fun with informative presentations and exciting shows featuring beauty, fashion, health and cooking; plus vendors, lectures, exhibits, live music and entertainment. Register for the Negative Split Half Marathon and 5K event, visit the Providence Health Pavilion, Travel and Adventure International Market, Goodwill Boutique Sale and Fashion Show and Vine & Stein Sampling Pavilion with $10,000 in prize packages giveaways.  **$5/general, free/age 12 and younger**
Time: Friday, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Bus Route: 26, 27, 28, 29
Event Contact: 1-800-325-SEAT

Event Description: Rummage Sale – Proceeds benefit a team of adults and youth who are traveling on a mission trip to Ecuador in August. Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Garland Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave.
Bus Route: 23
Event Contact: (509) 327-7700

Event Description: Free Resource and Informational Fair – An event to inform seniors and their families about the services and resources that are available to them within our region. The fair provides answers to questions seniors or their families have about any aspect of their life, including, but not limited to, hospice care, social work services, fun activities, senior-focused housing, financial, and counseling services.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place
Bus Route: 96, 97
Event Contact: (509) 926-1937

Event Description: Libraries are Transforming Communities (North Spokane) – April 10-12. Presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association with more than 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement including landscaping, flooring, decks and patios, kitchens and baths, pools and spas, sunrooms, windows, doors and more. Specials: Friday is 2 for 1 admission day, courtesy of Dishman Dodge. Saturday and Sunday, receive $2 off admission with the donation of two non-perishable food items to benefit the 2nd Harvest Food Bank.**$8; free/age 12 and younger**
Time: Friday, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.
Bus Route: 90
Event Contact: (509) 532-4990

Saturday 4/11

Event Description: Bloomsday Training Clinic -Saturdays, Mar. 14-Apr. 25, 8:30 a.m. Get ready to walk, run or jog Bloomsday™ with free Providence/Group Health training clinics. Meet new people, or bring your friends to train safely and progress at your own speed. Each clinic features expert information, a warm-up routine and a training course especially designed to maximize your preparation (routes start at one mile and increase one mile per week). Register online or any week at the clinic.
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Spokane Falls Community College, College Gymnasium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (509) 474-3081

Event Description: Spokane Bike Swap – Get ready for bike season! Buy new and used bicycles and accessories from the bike corral, or visit local bike shops and other vendors that will be set up throughout the event. Proceeds from the Spokane Bike Swap benefit the Friends of the Centennial Trail. **$5, free for kids age 12 and younger**
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St, Ste 1, Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 90
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Event Description: International TableTop Day – International TableTop Day is a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. We’ll have fun games out for all ages all day.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St.
Bus Route: 94
Event Contact: (509) 444-5375

Event Description: D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read)  – Celebrate beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary’s birthday by coming to any library branch, getting comfy and reading. We will keep a running tally of how many hours people read and have supplies available for you to make a special bookmark to take home.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Spokane Public Library – Downtown , 906 W. Main Ave.
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Event Description: Heritage Roses for Your Garden– Carol Newcomb, of Northland Rosarium, will tell you about her tricks of the trade and show you good pruning techniques to get your roses out of dormancy and on the way to becoming a summer spectacle. This event will benefit Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. You can also have your “Northwest Gardeners Handbook” signed by the authors, Pat Munts and Susan Mulvhill, at the event. **$5 minimum donation at the door**
Time: Noon
Location: Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, 507 W. Seventh Ave.
Bus Route: 2, 44
Event Contact: (509) 998-9869

Event Description: Inland Empire Coin and Stamp Show – April 11-12. Buy, sell, trade coins and stamps at nearly 60 tables. **$2**
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
Location: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 96, 97
Event Contact: (509) 595-0435

Event Description: Planterium Tour – Do some star gazing at the new Spokane Falls Planetarium! One hour show consists of an instructional presentation of the current night sky, a 20-30 minute full dome movie and a question and answer session with the presenter. April 11: Two Small Pieces of Glass (Activity Code: 30094). Register through City of Spokane Parks and Recreation. **$10**
Time: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (509) 625-6200