1st Weekend of Spring; What to Do?

Saturday 3/21


Event Description: Sealing Juvenile Records – 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.
Time:
Location: Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St.
Bus Route: 26, 28, 29
Event Contact: (509) 313-6398

Event Description: Easter Bunny (River Park Square) – March 20-April 4. Visit with the Easter Bunny and pose for picture.
Time: Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: River Park Square, first floor Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 456-3413

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, Spokane, WA
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (509) 474-3081

Event Description: Super Saturday – Celebrate Women’s History at the MAC – Visit the museum’s art studio for art making activities with local artist, Gloria Fox. Explore women’s shoes through time with different media. Cheryl Metcalf will provide a sculpture demonstration inspired by Amelia Earhart. Get your hands on clay with ceramic artist Liz Bishop. Meet Grace Campbell at the museum’s historic Campbell House in an open house format from noon-3 p.m. Enjoy music from Whitworth University’s award winning jazz program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Robin Song, Harp Trio playing Linda Allen and other famous women musicians work from 1-4 p.m. *$10/adults, $7.50/seniors, $5/students*
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave.
Bus Route: 61, 62
Event Contact: (509) 456-3931

Event Description: Family Construction Zone (Medical Lake)  – Kids ages 1-8 (and their grown-ups) can drop in during program hours to build away with several stations of block activities designed to foster engagement with math, science, engineering and creativity.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake
Bus Route: 62
Event Contact: (509) 893-8400

Event Description: Spring Equinox Celebration Open House – Join us for SPACE ADVENTURES at the Outdoor Learning Center. Activities include Hubble Satellite Birthday Craft, Plant Games, Star Gazing, OLC scavenger hunt, and Hawk and Owl Sanctuary Tours.  *$5 Suggested Donation*
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E Upriver Dr, Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 94 with 1.0 mile walk (20 minutes)
Event Contact: (509) 340-1028

Event Description: Super Saturday – Celebrate Women’s History at the MAC – Join WSU Master Gardener, Eva Lusk, as she discusses why to include native plants in the garden and how to choose the ones most likely to thrive. Presented by the Friends of Manito.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave.
Bus Route: 44
Event Contact: (509) 456-8038

Event Description: Lego Club (Airway Heights) – Build with Legos at your library every month! Keep your engineering and problem solving skills flowing, hone your STEM muscles, and keep your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages welcome. Ages six and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights
Bus Route: 61
Event Contact: (509) 893-8250

Event Description: Ham Bingo Fundraiser – Sinto Senior Activity Center welcomes all to its spring fundraiser with a family friendly event filled with fun prizes, exciting play and food available to purchase. Each game has a winner receiving one of the following: a ham, bag of potatoes or gift card to a local retailer. This event will directly benefit Sinto Senior Activity Center in its mission to provide recreational, educational and social programs that enable senior citizens to keep active in mind, body and spirit. Call or email christalf@sintocenter.com for more information. *$10/15 flimsies; or $1 each in game room*
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave.
Bus Route: 24
Event Contact: (509) 327-2861

Event Description: Goonies– Goonies never say die. Relive this classic, funny adventure of a group of kids who track lost pirate treasure on the Oregon coast. Rated PG.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Spokane Public Library – Downtown , 906 W. Main Ave.,
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 444-5336

Event Description: Libraries are Transforming Communities – Think about your community. What aspirations do you have for it? What are the challenges for reaching those aspirations? What changes need to happen first? The library is hoping to find answers to those questions, and would like your help. Come participate in a community conversation. RSVP by phone or online at www.scld.org.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood
Bus Route: 94 with 16 minute walk (.7 miles)
Event Contact: (509) 893-8260

Event Description: Celebrate the Chinese New Year – Join the Spokane Chinese Association in celebrating the Chinese New Year. Learn about Chinese culture with dance, candy and fun.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (509) 444-5390

Spokane Fire Department’s March 2015 Apartment Safety Notes

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The Fire Prevention Bureau provides information and responds to complaints regarding a variety of subjects such as emergency planning, hazardous materials storage, fire and life safety hazards, outdoor burning, and permits. If you have questions or concerns please contact us.

Click here for the March Newsletter —->>>Apt Newsletter March2015

Contact Information

Lisa Jones
Fire Marshal
509.625.7040
ljones@spokanefire.org

Jan Doherty
Public Education Officer
509.625.7058
JDoherty@spokanecity.org

Fire-Stoppers
509.625.7058

Community Events Wed. 3/18 – Fri. 3/20

Wednesday 3/18


Event Description: One-Stop Pre-School Shop at North Spokane Library – Several local preschools will gather at the library during our Play and Learn Storytimes to answer your questions and talk about their services. We will enjoy our usual stories and songs, and then you can research your options and learn more about resources like Early Achievers and Child Care Aware while your kids are entertained by engaging Play and Learn activities.
Time: Daily from 11 a.m.-noon.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350

Event Description: “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Anymore” Storytime – Have you ever wanted to be someone else, but then decided it was pretty great just being yourself?
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave.
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 838-0206

Event Description: Women’s Club Spring Lunch and Card Party – Lunch will be followed by bridge, pinochle or the card game of your choice. To reserve a spot, call Mary Ann at (509) 466-4260 or Gina at (509) 328-4818, before March 15. $8
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: St. Francis of Assisi, 4420 N. Jefferson St.
Bus Route: 24
Event Contact: (509) 325-1321

Event Description: Access IT Orientation (Spokane Valley)  – Are you a small business owner in need of hardware and software support, including one-on-one technical assistance? Informational orientation session to see if you qualify for this program.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 96
Event Contact: (509) 893-8400


Thursday 3/19


Event Description: “Imagine the World without Militaries” – Professor Van Inwegen’s Nonviolent Defense and Conflict Resolution class will display information about global military spending, alternative ways to use military funding, and highlights of countries that don’t have a military, March 18-April 2, with opening reception March 18, 4-5 p.m. and closing reception April 2, 4-5 p.m.
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Whitworth University, HUB Multipurpose Room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 124
Event Contact: (509) 777-3834

Event Description: Employee Engagement (Lunch and Learn)  – According to Gallup, successfully managing the employee-customer encounter is one of the toughest challenges businesses face today. The top-performing companies know that an employee engagement strategy that is linked to bottom-line outcomes will help them win in the marketplace. Learn how to identify the performance metrics that drive accountability and strengthen communication to develop opportunities for your employees to succeed.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Spokane Public Library – Downtown , 906 W. Main Ave.
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 533-8482

Event Description: Lunch and Learn: Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle  – Observation of National Nutrition Month, this lunch and learn will provide you with nutrition education that’s easy to understand and apply to everyday life. A registered dietitian will prepare healthy and delicious dishes to try, then take the recipes home. Register at https://wellness.inhs.org. Free; bring a lunch.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Wells Fargo Building, B1 Conference Room, 601 W. First Ave.
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 242-4264

Event Description: Multiple Sclerosis Support Group  – Find comfort and strength with your peers as you learn, cope, laugh and celebrate the challenges and successes of living with MS. Family and friends are welcome, too. Meets the third Thursday of each month 12:30-2:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 16.
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 96
Event Contact: Carole Taylor at (509) 999-5255 or m.s.carole28@gmail.com.

Event Description: Pete the Cat – Ready to party? Come listen to a book starring our favorite blue cat. We will have Pete the cat activities, a fun craft and a special treat. As Pete says, “It’s all good.”
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. (South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St)
Bus Route: 27 (44)
Event Contact: (509) 444-5380 [(509) 444-5385]

Event Description: Libraries are Transforming Communities (North Spokane) – Think about your community. What aspirations do you have for it? What are the challenges for reaching those aspirations? What changes need to happen first? The library is hoping to find answers to those questions, and would like your help. Come participate in a community conversations. RSVP by phone or online at www.scld.org.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350

Event Description: Lego Club (Argonne) – Build with Legos at your library every month! Keep your engineering and problem solving skills flowing, hone your STEM muscles, and keep your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages welcome. Ages six and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 94, 173
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350


Friday 3/20


Event Description: Senior Night Dances – Live music will be provided by the band, Variety Pak, a five-piece dance band playing music from the 20-80s. $10/general, $6/students
Time: Dances held 7-10 p.m.
Location: South Side Senior Center, 2934 E. 27th Ave.
Bus Route: 44
Event Contact: (509) 535-0803

Event Description: Easter Bunny (River Park Square) – March 20-April 4. Visit with the Easter Bunny and pose for picture.
Time: Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: River Park Square, first floor Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 456-3413

Event Description: Lil Bits Build – This month the Tween Craft Club will play with Little Bits, electronic modules that snap together with magnets to create sounds, lights and perform other cool functions. For 5th-8th graders.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St.
Bus Route: 94
Event Contact: (509) 444-5375

Community Events Sat. 3/14 – Tues. 3/16

Saturday 3/14


Event Description: Moving and Grooving Fair – Free screenings and massages, testing of glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. Information booths on home care, retirement living, legal services, health insurance, healthcare, real estate, finances, funeral arrangements, moving help, interactive energy savings and more. **Free admission; lunch available for purchase**
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.
Bus Route: 24
Event Contact: (509) 327-1584

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: Family Construction Zone (Cheney) – Kids ages 1-8 (and their grown-ups) can drop in during program hours to build away with several stations of block activities designed to foster engagement with math, science, engineering and creativity.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney
Bus Route: 66,165
Event Contact: (509) 893-8280

Event Description: 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade  – Presented by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. The parade route has changed, visit http://www.friendlysonsofstpatrick.com/map.asp. Starts on Washington Street from Spokane Arena, to Main Avenue, then Stevens Street to Spokane Falls Blvd. to Howard Street, then Main Avenue to Wall Street to Spokane Falls Blvd. to Post Street through Spokane Falls Blvd.
Time: Noon
Location: Downtown Spokane
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 880-2785

Event Description: St. Patrick’s Day Storytime  – Stop in for some stories and treats.
Time: Noon
Location: Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave.,
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 838-0206


Sunday 3/15


Event Description: Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Demo – Alison Collins, owner of Boots Bakery and Lounge, will be demonstrating how to make delectable vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Samples provided. Everyone is welcome but please only bring food that is free from animal products. Please bring: a plant-based dish, your own plate and eating utensils, and a list of ingredients to place next to your dish. Childcare is available for $5 per child.
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave.
Bus Route: 43
Event Contact: (509) 607-0409


 Monday 3/16


Event Description: Libraries are Transforming Communities (North Spokane) – Think about your community. What aspirations do you have for it? What are the challenges for reaching those aspirations? What changes need to happen first? The library is hoping to find answers to those questions, and would like your help. Come participate in a community conversations. RSVP by phone or online at www.scld.org.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350

Event Description: Beaded Earrings – Beaded earrings are lovely and versatile: you can make them casual or dressy – plus they’re fun to make. Join librarian Chris Kopple as she shows you how to bead beautiful earrings. Class is limited to 10 people, so call (509) 444-5385 to register.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St
Bus Route: 44
Event Contact: (509) 444-5385

Event Description: Spokane Poetry Slam – Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry. Poets have three minutes to present their original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. (Audience judges chosen at random score the poem and the highest cumulative score after two rounds of poetry wins the $50 grand prize. This is loud and raucous, and audience participation is highly encouraged. Content is not censored. Held the third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. *$5 to compete or audience member*
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.
Bus Route: 26, 28, 29
Event Contact: (208) 340-2750


 Tuesday 3/16


Event Description: One Stop Preschool Shop – March 17-18. Several local preschools will gather at the library during our Play and Learn Storytimes to answer your questions and talk about their services. We will enjoy our usual stories and songs, and then you can research your options and learn more about resources like Early Achievers and Child Care Aware while your kids are entertained by engaging Play and Learn activities. Daily from 11 a.m.-noon.
Time: Daily from 11 a.m.-noon.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350

Event Description: Medicare Workshop – Get advice on Medicare provided by Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors, a service of the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioners. Bring your medications or list with your dosages and Medicare Card or Other Insurance Cards. Every third Tuesday of the month from 1-4 p.m.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St.
Bus Route: 22, 24
Event Contact: (509) 458-2509

Event Description: Tween Club at North Spokane – Just for tweens in grades 4 and up. Join us every month as we have some snacks, make things, play games, and more! Mar. 17: Leprechaun Trap! Think you’re trickier than a leprechaun? Construct a leprechaun trap using recyclable container and craft supplies. Then test your trap and see if your invention will get the leprechaun to give up his gold.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350

Community Events Sun. 3/1 – Tues. 3/3

Sunday 3/1


Event Description: Baby Fair 2015 – 18th annual event. Celebrating everything from bellies to babies. The fair will educate and entertain you with resources, seminars, shopping, free samples, contests, prizes and more. Great event for expecting parents, families with infants and/or toddlers, grandparents, caregivers and anyone involved with raising a child. **$5/general, free/age 12 and younger**
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Bus Route: 25, 26, 28
Event Contact: (509) 242-2500; MikeRuiz@clearchannel.com

Event Description: Sled Dog Racing/Mushing – Members of Inland Empire Dog Sled Association provide an overview of sled dog racing – both in the past and in the present day, and talk about their personal experiences with the sport.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 96, 98
Event Contact: (509) 893-8400; reception@scld.org

Event Description: Who Pooped in the Forest Near My Library? – BootSlam presented by Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry, open to competitors of all skill levels. Poets have three minutes per round to present their original work, which is judged by five audience members chosen at random. The poet with the highest cumulative score after two rounds wins the $50 prize. Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. Sign-ups at 7 p.m., slam at 7:30 p.m. **$5/to compete and suggested audience donation**
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Boots Bakery, 24 W. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 25, 26, 28, 90, 174
Event Contact: (509) 703-7223; spokanepoetryslam@gmail.com


Monday 3/2


Event Description: Lego Club – Keep your engineering and problem solving skills flowing, and your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks. First Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m., October through May. All ages are welcome. Children age six and younger should be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350; jbaker@scld.org

Event Description: Russian Community Forum on Childhood Immunization – If you have questions about childhood vaccines come let the experts answer. Childcare provided. A gift card for the first 30 participants. Visit www.withinreachwa.org for more information.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Northeast Community Center , 4001 N. Cook St.
Bus Route: 27
Event Contact: 


Tuesday 3/3


Event Description: Totally Tubular Tuesday – Mar. 3: High Fidelity. *$2.50, free with $10 pre-show purchase at Bon Bon*
Time:
Location: Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave
Bus Route: 24
Event Contact: (509) 327-1050

Event Description: Learn How to Comic Workshop III – In this class, various inking and color processes will be discussed and exhibited. Students will be taught the pros and cons about each of these materials and methods, so that they are better able to decide what will work best for their particular story and vision. This workshop is designed for ages 14-18; registration required.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 27
Event Contact: (509) 838-0206; janelle@auntiesbooks.com

Event Description: Protect Your Credit Score Workshop – Attend this free workshop led by STCU experts and we’ll show you how a credit score is determined, how to earn and maintain a healthy credit score, and where to go for help.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St.
Bus Route: 45
Event Contact: (509) 344-2202; alivian@stcu.org

Event Description: Russian Community Forum on Childhood Immunization – “August Rush,” in this unusual drama from 2007, Evan, an orphaned 11-year-old musical prodigy runs away to New York convinced that his ability to hear music at all times and in all places will help him locate his parents, especially his long-lost mother, a talented cellist, who thought her son had died at birth. Along the way, Evan is provided shelter by a vagrant street guitarist, Maxwell “Wizard” Wallace, ably portrayed by the Robin Williams. Williams teaches homeless children to play music and employs them as street performers. The title of the film derives from the stage name assigned Evan by Wizard, when Wizard starts getting club gigs for the prodigious young guitarist. The film, directed by Kirsten Sheridan (In America, Patterns) received an Academy Award nomination for best song (“Raise It Up”), and features music ranging from Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor, along with works by Van Morrison, Mark Mancina and Billie Holiday, among others. August Rush is a powerful drama whose central characters are united and a family healed by the power of music. (1 hour, 54 minutes) Rated PG.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave.
Bus Route: 60, 61
Event Contact: (509) 363-5344

Spokane Fire Department’s Feb. 2015 Apartment Safety Notes

The Fire Prevention Bureau provides information and responds to complaints regarding a variety of subjects such as emergency planning, hazardous materials storage, fire and life safety hazards, outdoor burning, and permits. If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the following please contact us.

Public Education Related to Fire and Life Safety

The Public Education Officer provides educational information to enhance public awareness about fire and life safety issues. A variety of community outreach programs are available to meet the needs of both children and adults. This includes the Fire-Stoppers assessment and intervention program and the Children’s Fire Safety House. Fire prevention and life safety videos are run each month through Spokane City Cable 5.

Click here for the February Newsletter —->>>Apt Newsletter Feb2015

Community Events Wed. 2/25 – Sat. 2/28

Wednesday 2/25


Event Description: “It’s Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones” Storytime and Craft – Mrs. Jolly Bones has a way of making any chore a lot more fun.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave
Bus Route:
Event Contact: (509) 838-0206; janelle@auntiesbooks.com

Event Description: “From Fairy Tales to “Kinky Fu©%ery:” Women, Leisure, and Fifty Shades of Grey” – Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research. Our parents read Cinderella and other fairy tales to us as children. We now read Fifty Shades of Grey. In both cases, we chatted with girlfriends about the books, characters, and love stories. The books invaded our imaginations, relationships, dreams, and… identities? Callie Spencer, PhD, and Karen Paisley, PhD, explore several “reads” of Fifty Shades, from participatory fan fiction, to a creative act akin to Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain,” to a Southern women’s book club reading as resistance. Join them in discovering ways in which female readers continue to read and write these stories. Presented by the Women’s Studies Center.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207
Bus Route: 66, 165
Event Contact: (509) 359-2898; cvines@ewu.edu

Event Description: Who Pooped in the Forest Near My Library? – Spokane County libraries help us learn about exciting wild animals, plants and habitats in the abundance of forests around us. We’ll begin our “Who Pooped?” adventure by listening to Kelly Clark of Exploring Families read the story “Who Pooped in the Northwoods?” written by Gary D. Robson. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for in the cage, such as beaver or moose. In the forest, animals don’t stand in front of a sign. However, they do leave clues in the form of scat. Learn more about identifying animals by what they leave behind! For kids in grades K-5.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 96, 98
Event Contact: (509) 893-8400; reception@scld.org


Saturday 2/28


Event Description: Get in the Garden: Vegetable Gardening – Presented by Master Gardener Claudia Myers
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St.
Bus Route: 27
Event Contact: (509) 444-5380

Event Description: Get in the Garden: Growing Tomatoes – Documentary about the amazing nuns living and practicing in the mountains of Nangchen for since the 19th century. In 2005, Tsoknyi Rinpoche III led a small group of western students to meet these amazing women. Narrated by Richard Gere, with music by Ani Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts, Blessings is the story of this extraordinary journey.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (208) 277-8437; jampamorgan@gmail.com

 

Community Events Fri. 2/20 – Tues. 2/24

Friday 2/19


Event Description: Who Pooped in the Forest Near My Library? (North Spokane) – Spokane County libraries help us learn about exciting wild animals, plants and habitats in the abundance of forests around us. We’ll begin our “Who Pooped?” adventure by listening to Kelly Clark of Exploring Families read the story “Who Pooped in the Northwoods?” written by Gary D. Robson. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for in the cage, such as beaver or moose. In the forest, animals don’t stand in front of a sign. However, they do leave clues in the form of scat. Learn more about identifying animals by what they leave behind! For kids in grades K-5
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 25
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350; reception@scld.org


Saturday 2/21


Who Pooped in the Forest Near My Library? – Spokane County libraries help us learn about exciting wild animals, plants and habitats in the abundance of forests around us. We’ll begin our “Who Pooped?” adventure by listening to Kelly Clark of Exploring Families read the story “Who Pooped in the Northwoods?” written by Gary D. Robson. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for in the cage, such as beaver or moose. In the forest, animals don’t stand in front of a sign. However, they do leave clues in the form of scat. Learn more about identifying animals by what they leave behind! For kids in grades K-5
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights
Bus Route: 61
Event Contact: (509) 893-8250; reception@scld.org

Event Description: Get in the Garden: Growing Tomatoes – Master Gardener Marilyn Carothers will go over the dos and don’ts of growing tomatoes, and will provide an early season planting activity.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St.
Bus Route: 27
Event Contact: (509) 444-5380

Event Description: Days in Manito Garden Lecture: Pruning Trees and Shrubs – Join Jim Demand as he discusses the importance of branch selection, determining future permanent branches, starting early, and avoiding structures that fail. Presented by the Friends of Manito.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave.
Bus Route: 44
Event Contact: (509) 456-8038

Event Description: Mind, Body and Spirit Holistic Fair – Visit with 40 vendors and hear nine educational presentations. The holistic fair will promote awareness of lifestyle issues such as health, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, art, mental attitudes, the environment and interdependency of small businesses.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St.
Bus Route: 43, 44
Event Contact: (509) 496-8138; lindachristine@lindachristinestudios.com

Event Description: Who Pooped in the Forest Near My Library? (Fairchild AFB) – Spokane County libraries help us learn about exciting wild animals, plants and habitats in the abundance of forests around us. We’ll begin our “Who Pooped?” adventure by listening to Kelly Clark of Exploring Families read the story “Who Pooped in the Northwoods?” written by Gary D. Robson. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for in the cage, such as beaver or moose. In the forest, animals don’t stand in front of a sign. However, they do leave clues in the form of scat. Learn more about identifying animals by what they leave behind! For kids in grades K-5. Requires military ID and base privileges to attend.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Fairchild Air Force Base, Highway 2, Fairchild AFB
Bus Route: 61
Event Contact: (509) 444-5385


Sunday 2/22


Event Description: Jack London and The Call of the Wild (Cheney Library) – What was the inspiration behind this book and Jack London’s life in the Yukon? Dr. Donna Campbell, Associate Professor of English at WSU, will present information on this classic American novel, talk about where London got his ideas, show pictures and answer questions about the book or London’s life. Campbell is on the advisory board of the Jack London Society and has published several works on Jack London.
Location: Cheney Library, 610 First St.
Bus Route: 66, 165
Event Contact: (509) 893-8280

Event Description: Snowshoeing for Beginners (Moran Prairie) – A local snowshoeing expert and enthusiast shares everything you need to know to start snowshoeing on the right foot, including necessary equipment, how to pack, and where to go locally.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal Street
Bus Route: 45
Event Contact: (509) 893-8340


Monday 2/23


Event Description: Pokemon Club – Whether you’ve played before, or just beginning, we think you’ll enjoy this math and strategy game! We play for fun, not for keeps. You can bring your own deck, or we will have some to share. Held fourth Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m., from October-May. All ages are welcome. (Children six and younger should be accompanied by an adult)
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
Bus Route: 45
Event Contact: (509) 893-8350; jbaker@scld.org


Tuesday 2/24


Event Description: Totally Tubular Tuesdays – Feb. 24: Who Framed Roger Rabbit; Mar. 3: High Fidelity.
Cost: $2.50, free with $10 pre-show purchase at Bon Bon
Time:
Location: Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave.
Bus Route: 24
Event Contact: (509) 327-1050; http://garlandtheater.com/

Event Description: “Understanding Medicare/Medicaid, Long Term Care and Social Security” – The Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation invites you to a free one-hour seminar designed to help you plan your legacy, entitled “Understanding Medicare/Medicaid, Long Term Care and Social Security.” Demystify your options and address questions you have for yourself or a loved one. Seminars will be held Feb. 24, noon and 4 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Gateway Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; and Feb. 25, noon and 4 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Make reservations at (509) 434-5123.
Time: Noon and 4 p.m.
Location: Spokane Falls Community College, Gateway Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (509) 434-5123; foundation@ccs.spokane.edu

Event Description: “Combating Racism: From Ferguson to the Voting Booth to the Border” – Tim Wise, one of the nation’s most prominent anti-racist essayists and educators, will speak on race relations around the U.S., and highlight the Race and Culture Studies major at Eastern. Wise is the author of a number of books addressing race and culture including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. The event is being sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, American Indian Studies, Chicano Education Program, Africana Education, the President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, the Provost’s Office, Communications Studies, School of Social Work, Sociology/Justice Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Eastern Washington University, Showalter Auditorium, 322 Fifth Ave
Bus Route: 66
Event Contact: (509) 359-6200; cvines@ewu.edu

Event Description: Art Club (Spokane Valley) – You bring the creativity; supplies provided to make your artistic masterpiece. (We sometimes get messy, so feel free to bring a smock). Held fourth Tuesday of the month for all ages; children age six and younger should be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave, Spokane Valley
Bus Route: 96, 98
Event Contact: (509) 893-8400; recpetion@scld.org

Event Description: Learn to Comic Book Workshop II – Most comics feature human beings, and even if an artist chooses to distort these figures, having a basic understanding of anatomy helps you to better draw and create comics. Almost all stories take place in environments, and characters will need to interact with objects. This class will cover tricks on how to handle anatomy and perspective that can help make these daunting tasks less challenging, and even fun to draw. This workshop is designed for ages 14-18; registration required.
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.
Bus Route: 45
Event Contact: (509) 838-0206; janelle@auntiesbooks.com

Event Description: Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings – Master Gardener Steve Nokes will teach easy ways to propagate seeds with or without a greenhouse. Also learn how to propagate plants using cuttings.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
Bus Route: 20
Event Contact: (509) 444-5390

Event Description: Book Discussion: “The Call of the Wild” (Service Station and Fairchild AFB) – Read the book and gather with fellow book lovers to interact with the text more deeply through discussion. Military ID and base privileges required to attend event on base.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St./Fairchild Air Force Base, Highway 2, Fairchild AFB
Bus Route: 28/61
Event Contact: reception@scld.org

News In Health February 2015 Newsletter

Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:

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Fixing Flawed Body Parts
Engineering New Tissues and Organs

NIH-funded scientists are exploring innovative ways to fix faulty organs and tissues or even grow new ones.
Read more about tissue engineering.


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Galled by the Gallbladder?
Your Tiny, Hard-Working Digestive Organ

Gallstones and other gallbladder disorders rank among the most common and costly of all digestive system diseases. Here’s what you should know about this small but important organ.
Read more about the gallbladder.


Health Capsules:

Many Older People Take Anti-Anxiety Meds Despite Risks

Treatment for Alcohol Problems

Featured Website: Find a Cancer Center

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