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This list is updated weekly with events and suggestions on what to see, hear, do, taste, and where to volunteer in the Spokane area.

January  - February 2015

SEE

PLANETARIUM

January 24, 2015  & February 28, 2015; $3/Daily Admission $7/without Daily Admission

Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA

Explore the universe, see stars, planets, and galaxies far, far away.

Phone:(509) 321-7133

 

THE BLUE DOOR THEATRE

815 W Garland Avenue Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: 509.747.7045 BlueDoorTheatre.com

 

“CHOOSE TO LOOSE”

Every Friday in January 8:00 pm, $7.00

All Improvised game show where to win you have to lose.

 

SAFARI”

Every Saturday, 9:00pm; $7.00

A wild improvised adventure!

 

“Improv Lab”

First Fridays, 10:00pm; $7.00

The performers at the Theatre try out new stuff then invite you to join them on stage!

 

“It’s a Date!”

Friday Nights in February, 8:00pm; $7.00

Come this all improvised dating fiasco!

 

WORKSHOP: BECOME DEBT FREE

Tuesday, January 27, 201, 6:00pm; FREE

South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.

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. A light dinner will be provided.

Phone:(509) 344-2202 email: alivian@stcu.org

SCULPTURES BY DAVID HAYES

Daily, Through July 2015, FREE

Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, 200 E. Desmet Ave Spokane,WA

Outdoor exhibition of 13 sculptures by the late David Hayes. Thirteen sculptures are displayed on the grounds of the Jundt Art Museum, near Lake Arthur, and along a small section of the Centennial Trail and the Spokane River on Gonzaga University’s campus.

 

“AMERICAN CIVIL WAR”

Wednesdays –Sundays, February 22, 2015 – January 31, 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm

$10.00/Adults, $7.50/Seniors, $5.00/Students with ID

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA

“American Civil War,” commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War is open. The Civil War divided the United States in two, left more than 750,000 dead and resulted in the release of four million people from bondage. Passing over the traditional chronological approach, the exhibition is arranged by themes such as, “Weapons & Warfare,” “Lincoln Family Life,” “State of Medical Care” and much more. Two local Civil War vets who homesteaded in Greenacres are also profiled. Also: “The Colors of Patriotism,” honoring veterans of WWII. Also: “All Aboard,” explore how railroads contributed to the growth of the Spokane Valley.

Tel#: 509-922-4570 web: http://www.valleyheritagecenter.org/

 

100 STORIES – A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION

Wednesdays through Fridays, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 11:00am –5:00pm; $6/adults, $4/7yrs-17yrs

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., Spokane, WA

100 Stories - A Centennial Exhibition”, in order to know our future, we must understand our past. The exhibit “looks forward as much as it looks back” into the region’s past, present and future. This exhibit will demonstrate the MAC’s role in maintaining, preserving and interpreting the region through themes of the American West. Throughout its two-year run. special programming will amplify 100 Stories. Art and traditional craft demonstrations, living history programs, film, lectures and symposia are among the program considerations, Feb. 22-Jan. 31, 2016.

Tel#: 509-363-5344

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HEAR

SPOKANE SYMPHONY

January 24-25, 2015 $15.00 – $50.00

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA

Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” was a turning point in the history of music. One of the most famous openings in the orchestral repertoire is the piece’s magical flute solo, played by our own Principal Flute Bruce Bodden. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 was a turning point for him. It has become one of the quintessential showcases for orchestra, where each player is a virtuoso. Alongside Debussy and Mahler is an exciting contemporary work by composer and nightclub DJ, Mason Bates, who blurs the lines between classical & electronica in “Mothership.” Single tickets go on sale mid-August. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m..

Phone:(509) 624-1200

 

Classics 6: Tchaikovsky

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday,February 8, 2015, 3:00pm – 5:00pm;  $15.00 -- $50.00

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA

Christopher Theofanidis / Rainbow Body

Jean Sibelius / Violin Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4

 

Award-winning violinist Benjamin Beilman is making his Spokane debut to perform Sibelius’s sole contribution to the concerto genre. With its powerful combination of virtuosity and symphonic orchestral writing, it will be a performance to remember. Sought-after guest Conductor Robert Moody wields the baton, taking us on the emotional power trip that is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. From the first fateful horn call to the frenetic ending – this is Tchaikovsky at his best.

 

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho with the Spokane Symphony

Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm, $15-$50.00

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA

Treat yourself to a night at the movies—with a live symphony orchestra! Bernard Herrmann revolutionized the art of film music with his hair-raising soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The Spokane Symphony’s new Assistant Conductor, Jorge Luis Uzcategui, will make his thrilling debut, leading the Orchestra in Herrmann's iconic score as live accompaniment to Hitchcock's most gripping film.

 

Classics 7: Beethoven and Schubert

Friday February 20, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm, $15-$50.00

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA

Franz Schubert /

   Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

Arvo Pärt /

   Tabula Rasa Ludus (“Game”)

Ludwig van Beethoven /

   Symphony No. 2

 

It is dangerous to assume simplistic connections between the events in artists’ lives and the music they create. Schubert learned that he was seriously ill when he composed his colorful Symphony No. 8, the most romantic of all his symphonies. Facing the news of his inevitable deafness, Beethoven was suicidal while writing his Second Symphony. Yet Berlioz remarked: “this Symphony is smiling throughout.” Magical and haunting textures alternate with extraordinary playfulness in the other-worldly masterpiece by Estonian Arvo Pärt. Scored for two solo violins, strings and prepared piano, it is a showcase for Principal Second Violin Amanda Howard-Phillips and Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski.

                              

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DO

ICE SKATING

Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Spokane, WA

Tuesdays-Sundays Through March1, 2015, 11:00am – 5:00pm; $5.00/general, $3.50/3yrs-12yrs, Seniors, Military (with ID); $3.50 Skate Rental

Recognized as one of the best outdoor skating rinks in the nation, the Riverfront Park Ice Palace is expected to be Open Tuesday through Sunday, October 29, 2014 - March 1, 2015. Opening date may change due to unseasonably warm weather.

So if you're a seasoned skater, or if you've never been ice skating, or even if it's been awhile, come enjoy ice skating at the Ice Palace!

The Ice Palace also offers good skate rentals, birthday parties, skate and curling lessons, curling leagues, drop in hockey for ages 16+, Therapeutic Recreation lessons, broomball and ice rentals. We are great for college or church groups, holiday parties, family reunions and just an overall great time.

 

THE BLUE DOOR THEATRE

815 W Garland Avenue Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: 509.747.7045 BlueDoorTheatre.com

 

“CHOOSE TO LOOSE”

Every Friday in January 8:00 pm, $7.00

All Improvised game show where to win you have to lose.

 

SAFARI”

Every Saturday, 9:00pm; $7.00

A wild improvised adventure!

 

“Improv Lab”

First Fridays, 10:00pm; $7.00

The performers at the Theatre try out new stuff then invite you to join them on stage!

 

“It’s a Date!”

Friday Nights in February, 8:00pm; $7.00

Come to this all improvised dating fiasco!

 

SPOKANE REI:

1125 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99201

 

Bike Maintenance Basics

Thursday February 5, 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30pm; FREE

Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. This class is an informative presentation that will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle. No experience necessary. Participants do not need to bring their bikes for this class.

Tel#: (509) 328-9900

 

Refresh Your Run

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30pm; FREE

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30pm; FREE

So, you want to be a runner? Whether you are just starting or are getting 'back on track,' this class will help you get in the groove and provide training and technique insights to get you back in shape and/or prepare for your upcoming 5-10K or more. Join our Running Specialists to review and learn about training tips, injury prevention, secondary training strategies, and qualities of a runner. Additionally, we will spend some time outside working on running form and exercises to help build your strength, flexibility, and endurance. If you wish to participate, please dress accordingly for light activities, drills, and exercises.

 

Fitness Monitor Basics

Thursday, January 29, 2015; 7:00pm – 8:30pm ; FREE

1125 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99201

How far is your favorite trail run? How fast is your pace? How many calories did you burn on your last hike? A Speed and Distance Monitor or Heart Rate Monitor can help you answer all of these questions. The secret to optimal fitness isn't just the amount of exercise you get, but the intensity of the exercise (not too high & not too low). Join our technical experts to learn more about Fitness Technology components and their use and functionality in your exercise and fitness routine. Caution: Before initiating any exercise program, consult a physician to design a program that is well suited for your goals and current conditioning.

 

USA DANCE

Saturday, January 24, 2015; 7:00pm; $9.00/general $5.00/teens

Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. (across from the county courthouse),

Celebrating their 14th Anniversary, beginning at 7 p.m. with a one-hour Salsa dance lesson taught by an experienced instructor. Following the lesson at 8 p.m. will be general dancing, mixers, refreshments, door prizes and more.

Tel#: 208-699-0421 Email: psheffler@msn.com


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TASTE

Weekly Tastings at Total Wine

4:00pm – 8:00 pm, FREE

Total Wine & More (9980 N Newport HWY Northpointe Shopping Center), hosts tasting classes throughout the year each featuring a different theme. Join them to learn more about wine!

 

Wine Tastings @ Total Wine

January 23-25: Alfio Moriconi Selections

January 30-Feb 1: Wines for your Big Game Party

Feb 6-8: Taste of Tuscany

Feb 13-15: Wines that say “I Love you”

Feb 20-22: Sonoma Selections

 

Mixology @ Total Wine

January 24, 25, 31: Cinnamon and Cider Tasting

January 24, 25, 31: Beergarita Tasting

 

Phone: 509-466-1644

 

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm

The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

Complimentary wine tasting with wines from around the world every Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m. Special Wine and Chocolate pairing event on Feb. 11.

Phone: (208) 277-4116


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DOING GOOD

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SPOKANE COUNTY
Boys and Girls Club provides "a positive place for kids," while volunteers have the opportunity to instill in children a sense of competence, usefulness, and belonging.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - SPOKANE
Ecumenical nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to bringing the affluent and less affluent together as a community to build decent, affordable housing for all God's people in need.

HOSPICE OF SPOKANE
Hospice of Spokane has served the terminally ill and their families in Spokane County since 1976. As a Hospice volunteer, you will become part of a health care team, consisting of a nurse, social worker, counselors, therapists, and chaplain. Because there are so many ways to serve, you have a choice of how you may use your skills.

SPOKANIMAL C.A.R.E.
You can help us help the animals through: Blankets, towels. Fundraising projects. Adopt or Foster a pet. Tell your friends!

SPOKANE FOLKLORE SOCIETY
A non-profit dedicated to celebrating folk arts, especially music and dance. Its site is the place to turn if you want to start or join a band, jam with other musicians, keep in touch with other dancers, or find local open mics.

SPOKANE SOCIETY OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
An innovative group that stimulates business relationships, careers, the community and the economy by connecting the next generation of leaders.

2ND HARVEST
Second Harvest is looking for community-minded individuals to be part of our “core volunteer” program.  If you have dedication, resiliency (and a healthy sense of humor), please consider joining our team of core volunteers. Contact Debbie Clemens for more information at 252-6257 or dclemens@2-harvest.org.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF SPOKANE
Volunteers help with activities such as supervising teens, contributing meals, teaching classes, decorating rooms, tending babies, helping with grocery shopping, providing holiday goodies, sorting and distributing books, or hosting special events.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S FREE RESTAURANT
Located in one of Washington State's poorest neighborhoods, the WCFR emphasizes the social aspects of sharing a meal and provides a safe, dignified setting for women and children. Trained volunteers serve dinners, restaurant style, at shared tables.
 
UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Volunteer at either the Men's Mission or Anna Ogden Hall by serving meals, organizing drives, stocking and sorting donations, adopting a family for Christmas, decorating residential rooms, planting flowers, and more. Donate food, gently used clothing, personal care items, bus tokens, or money


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