Just 4 Fun

Just 4 Fun

Ongoing: 

Volunteers needed to help make Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 50th Anniversary Gala a BIG success on October 3rd at Northern Quest Resort and Casino! For more information and to sign up to be a volunteer please contact Sam at sskillingstad@nwbigs.org or 509-328-8310×251.

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, September 20: 

Join Saranac Art Projects at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Check out www.northwestmuseum.org for more details. 

Wednesday, July 29 – Fall 2015:

Registration for ACT 2 classes at the Community Colleges of Spokane is now open for viewing. These classes are for adults of retirement age or preparing for retirement and are held primarily during the day with some evening classes. Find all Fall classes online at www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT2

Tuesday, August 18 – Tuesday, December 15:

International Film Series at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow, Idaho featuring the 2015 Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, held the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. See kenworthy.org for details. Tickets available at the Kenworhty box office 30 minutes prior to showtime and will cost $5 per film. 

Friday, September 11:

The Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Committee will be dedicating the next Fallen Heroes circuit course on September 11, 2015 at City Hall 22710 E. Country Vista Dr. Liberty Lake, WA. This will be the fifth station and will be dedicated to Clinton P. Miniken – US Coast Guard. 5:30 pm start for the dedication ceremony, this is a wonderful community event that the City of Liberty Lake takes great pride in honoring our fallen heroes with. Everyone is invited to come and honor our fallen hero.

Friday, September 11 – Saturday, October 10:

The Modern Theater is Coeur d’Alene will be putting on “Rock of Ages” by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by George Green and Music Director Zachariah Baker. Buy your tickets now.

Saturday, September 12:

Downtown Spokane is about to get electric as Negative Split launches its second year of Glow in the Park. This 5k run is family friendly and fun for all, immersing participants in a world of over 500 lights and special effects. September 12th, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center, Glow in the Park benefits the Spokane County Boys & Girls Club. 5kglowrun.com for registration.  Green Bluff Grange Old Orchard Theatre production. “A Night of Improv Comedy,” $10 at the door, Green Bluff Grange, 9809 E. Green Bluff Rd. www.oldorchardtheatre.com. Fundraiser for Grange Scholarship program. 

Sunday, September 13:

Children’s Village in Coeur d’Alene is holding a chili competition to benefit their mission to provide a safe haven and restore hope for children in crisis Sunday, September 13. After the competition and eating, guests will be treated to a concert on the lawn by “Young Nashville Stars” and there will be games, face painting and fun for the whole family. Children’s Village is still looking for sponsors and Chili Teams. Visit http://www.thechildrensvillage.org/ or call 208-667-1189 for more information. Spokane Valley Art, Music, and Beer Festival rescheduled for September 13th due to air quality. This is an outdoor event that will be held at Hopped Up Brewery. It will start at 11:00 a.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. There will be live music and performances along with local artists and local goods. It is all ages and a free event.  Howling at Hamilton returns to the Palouse: Every year, dogs from across the community are invited to the Hamilton Lowe Aquatics Center for a day in the water with Howling at Hamilton. Well behaved dogs are invited tot he event from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jumping contest at 5:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $10 per dog and the money raised goes tot the Humane Society of the Palouse. 

Friday, September 18:

Join GSI as we host a City Councilmember Candidate Debate as part of our Good Morning Greater Spokane event series. Candidates from Districts 1, 2 and 3 will discuss issues that may affect you next year that could include education, business-friendly practices, and city planing/infrastructure. 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Davenport Grand Hotel – Cedar Ballroom

Saturday, September 19:

ARMS Spokane Stomp Out Abuse 2015 announces the fifth annual “Stomp Out Abuse 5k & 10K Run/Walk,” a fundraising run/walk to provide free domestic violence services to victims and survivors of abuse. $20. armsonline.org. The Sustainable Living Fair will take place Saturday, September 19th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224. It will promote environmentally friendly choices and practices in the Spokane community by showcasing sustainable businesses, technologies, and organizations that empower us all to be better stewards of the Earth. Live music, farmer’s market, green car show, design your own recycled shopping bags, food, fun, children’s activities, and more! Visit earthtospokane.org for a full list of participating businesses and more information.  Green Bluff Grange Old Orchard Theatre production. “A Night of Improv Comedy,” $10 at the door, Green Bluff Grange, 9809 E. Green Bluff Rd. www.oldorchardtheatre.com. Fundraiser for Grange Scholarship program.  Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, a 501(c)(3) organization, is hosting its 1st Annual Ride/Hike-A-Thon today at the Riverside State Park Equestrian Arena. As a P.A.T.H. Premier certified equine therapy facility, Free Rein provides adaptive riding classes to nearly 70 children and adults with disabilities each week. They largely depend on fundraising and donor response to support their therapy programs. For more information on the event, visit this link: http://bit.ly/1fVi5uW

Tuesday, September 22:

Become Debt Free Workshop: Being debt free is achievable; it just takes a different point of view. Attend this free workshop hosted by STCU experts to discover where your finances are now, decide where you want them to be, and learn how to use the tools that make debt-free living possible. We provide a light meal, so come early and bring a friend. For more details and registration, visit https://stcu.org/workshops! Tuesday, September 22 – Moran Prairie Library (6004 S. Regal, Spokane) – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us for a Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session and learn about our many volunteer opportunities. The session will be held Tuesday, September 22nd from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. at Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 East 5th. RSVP for the session to Kassi Kain at 358-4270 or kkain@ccspokane.org.

Wednesday, September 23:

Painting classes at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, $50 per person, 5:30-8:30 p.m. with Chelsea Cordova. 2015 Greater Spokane Incorporated Annual Meeting: we’ll explore the topic of our economy being in a monumental shift. How do we most successfully lead and encourage social prosperity across multiple generations in this creative economy. Chuck Underwod, founder and principal of generational consulting firm The Generational Imperative, Inc. will lead the talk. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center – West Campus

Thursday, September 24: 

Business after Hours – Networking and socializing with local winery pours, plenty of food and drink. Register by Wednesday, September 23rd. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. See greaterspokane.org/events/2071/ for more details. 

Friday, September 25:

Lion Club Bed Races before Valleyfest Parade on Friday, September 25th at 6:30 pm. This hilarious FUNdraiser is a crowd pleaser and will definitely bring in laughs as decorated beds-on-wheels and costumed teams of five scramble to the finish line. Contact Wendy Van Orman @ 509-220-1557 or vanormanby5@aol.com. www.eclubhouse.org/sites.libertylakewa.

Saturday, September 26:

The Junior League of Spokane presents 5th Annual Touch-a-Truck from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm rain or shine at Spokane Community College – 1810 N. Greene. Clime. Explore. Learn. Touch. Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity to turn imagination into real-life by putting kids in the driver’s seta of fire engines police cars, garbage trucks, street sweepers, tow trucks and more. Face Painting, Food, Balloon Animals, Bounce House, Mascots, Informational Booths, Raffles and more. All proceeds help support Junior League of Spokane’s focus area of improving child literacy in our community. Purchase Tickets at the door or online at www.jlspokane.org $5/ticket or $20/family. 
Green Bluff Grange Old Orchard Theatre production. “A Night of Improv Comedy,” $10 at the door, Green Bluff Grange, 9809 E. Green Bluff Rd. www.oldorchardtheatre.com. Fundraiser for Grange Scholarship program. 

Friday – Sunday, September 25, 26, 27:

Oktoberfest at the River is an authentic German event in partnership with the German American Society and is back after an over thirty year break. Visit www.oktoberfestattheriver.com for details on pricing, times, and events. Valleyfest is happening this weekend. “Hearts of Gold” kicks off Friday night at 7:30 pm. Saturday: The Valleyfest Car Show, 5k,10k Run. Sunday: Family Bike Ride, Responsible Dog Ownership month honored with Doggone Fun Day, Boat/Bike/Run Triathlon – Register by Sept. 15th to receive a t-shirt! valleyfest.org, valleyfest.org/5k10krun.html.  Southeast Spokane County Fair at Rockford City Park, Rockford, WA, Free Admission: Join us for the 71st year of the SE Spokane County Fair. FREE admission, parade, fun run, 3×3 basketball, exhibits, animals, entertainment, kids activities, Saturday night dance, food, craft vendors. A county fair on a manageable scale! www.sespokanecountyfair.org. 

Wednesday, September 30:

Budgeting 101 Workshop: Want to learn more about managing your money? Attend this free workshop led by STCU experts and learn how to make a budgeting plan that’s simple, reasonable, and effective. We provide a light dinner, so come early and bring a friend. For more details and registration, visit https://stcu.org/workshops! Wednesday, September 30 – Downtown Library (906 W. Main, Spokane) – Noon to 1 p.m. Organize Your Finances Workshop: Experience the benefits of getting your files and money organized. Attend this free workshop led by STCU experts and learn how to develop an efficient bill-paying system, which records to keep and for how long, what to keep handy in case of disaster, and where to go for help. We provide a light meal, so come early and bring a friend. For more details and registration, visit https://stcu.org/workshops! Wednesday, September 30 – North Spokane Library (44 E. Hawthorne, Spokane) – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 30 – October 2:

The Young Child Expo & Conference begins September 30 and ends on October 2. The event is packed full of information about the world of young childhood education and development. It is an opportunity to learn more about current research and meet other professionals from across the nation in addition to sharing information about the services you provide to professionals in the field. Visit http://youngchildexpo.com/ to register and find the event on Facebook. 

Saturday, October 3:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest is holding its 50th Anniversary Gala October 3rd at Northern Quest Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion. Doors open at 5:30 pm with check in at 6 pm. Admission is $50 and includes dinner, drink tickets, and silent and live auctions. For more information go to www.nwbigs.org or call (509) 328-8310

The community of Greater Sandpoint is participating and sponsoring a Day of Hope on October 3rd at the Sandpoint Fairgrounds. This event is underwritten by Convoy of Hope, a national organization that helps communities create this day of hope which brings together the people living on the margins with the business community, faith community, and non profit community. Many companies will be volunteering their services or offering samples.   

Sunday, October 4:

Hymn Festival at Central Lutheran Church, 412 S. Bernard St., Spokane, Washington 99204 at 2:00 pm. This will be the third annual event, honoring the late Janice Newell’s love of hymn singing. Several area churches will be participating in the festival choir. For more information about the Festival call: (509) 624-9233.

Wednesday, October 7: 

Take cooking classes at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls, ID. (208) 457-8950. All classes from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $50 per person. Chef/Owner Kris McIlevern from 315 Martini/Greenbrier tonight. A Potter’s class at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, $50 per person, 5:30-8:30 p.m. with Lori Hintz.

Saturday, October 10: 

Team Hope Walk, 5k and 10k at Spokane’s Riverfront Park, North Bank Shelter. Superheroes (and villains, too!) are welcome! Team Hope Walks raise awareness about Huntington’s Disease, and raise money to support education, research, and services for Huntington’s families. Registration: www.hdsa.org/thwspokane.

Thursday, October 15

Tickets are on sale now for Paula Poundstone’s comedy evening October 15 at 7:30 pm at the Bing Cosby Theater. Paula is the star of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Tickets may be purchased online at TicketsWest.com, at all TicketsWest outlets, or by calling (800) 325-SEAT. Proceeds from the event benefit Spokane Public Radio. 

Wednesday, October 21:

Take cooking classes at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls, ID. (208) 457-8950. All classes from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $50 per person. With Baker and Cake Decorator Amanda Connell tonight.  Painting classes at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, $50 per person, 5:30-8:30 p.m. with Robert Walton. 

Friday, October 23:

Art on the Prairie will take place again in the historic Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S Palouse Highway on Friday October 23rd 4-9pm and Saturday October 24th 10am-4pm.  Admission at the door, $3.00 for both days; 12 and under free. Live music for Friday evening and a local wine tasting selection on both days, with proceeds benefiting the restoration project of the Moran Prairie Grange.  A showcase of  local artists ranging from stunning handcrafted jewelry, beautiful glass, original photography, fine paintings, hand-printing, scherenshnitte, American folk art grain painting, hand poured candles, as well as fabulous textiles.