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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.

March 19th - March 31st

HEALTH & WELLNESS

ADHD, AUTISM OR LEARNING DISABILITIES AFFECTING YOUR FAMILY?

March 19, 6:15 pm, FREE

Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E Front Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Too often we fall back on the notion that there are two main options in dealing with a neurodevelopmental disorder; medicate or live with the problems. There are other options. Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities associated primarily with the functioning and development of the brain, such as: ADD and ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities or undiagnosed problems with hyperactivity, inattention or an unexplained lack of productivity. Dr. Amy Spoelstra will explain how you can start making changes today without the use of medication. Please call, (208) 667-7434, to reserve a seat.

 

AUTHOR SUSAN ELAINE FLEMING

March 20, 7:00 pm, FREE

Bella Cova, 905 N. Washington St.

Presenting “Alice Ada Wood Ellis,” the story of Alice who traveled to Seattle in 1900 on a locomotive steam train to join the Alaska-Yukon-Klondike Gold Rush Stampede. She built a home in Green Lake. Soon after she placed two beds in her front parlor in her home and helped women with birthing. She fulfilled her calling as a pioneer midwife-nurse. This epic saga includes life in 1895 nursing schools, train robbers, birthing in the home, Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, women’s suffrage, bubonic plague and unclaimed children.


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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

PROPAGATION FROM SEEDS & CUTTINGS

March 19, 7:00 pm, FREE

Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley

Take advantage of the emerging sunshine and learn how to grow from seeds with or without a greenhouse and how to get new plants from cuttings.

 

HIKE THE DAY AWAY

March 20, 7:00 pm, FREE

North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road

Rich Landers, author of “100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest”, co-author of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” and outdoor editor for The Spokesman-Review, shares time-honored tips from the trails and a taste of some of the best hikes in our region. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just getting started, you’ll be ready to hit the trail.

 

BIGHORN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SHOW

March 20-23, $8 (w/ student ID)

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St

Check out over 250 hunting and fishing guides and outfitters, outdoor products, rifle raffle, non-profit organizations, WDFW, seminars, a rifle range, and silver mine. Entertainment includes: CJ’s Great Cats World Park with Moxie the White Tiger, Rocky Mountain Great Elk Tour, and M2D “Livin The Dream” with Sparky Sparkes.

 

BACKYARD CHICKENS

March 24, 6:00 pm, FREE

South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St

Have you ever wondered about having chickens at home and being able to harvest fresh eggs? Paul and Susan Puhek from S&P Homestead Farm will share their knowledge of the world of backyard chickens with library customers at these programs. You’ll leave with a ton of tips and practical advice plus an understanding of what’s needed to take on this rewarding venture.

 

TRIATHLON 101: SWIM, RUN, TRANSITIONS

March 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, FREE

REI, 1125 N Monroe St

Learn more about what is required as well as how to train for the Swim, Run and Transition between each discipline of the triathlon. We'll demonstrate a smooth and efficient transition and show you how to set up your gear in the transition area. This session will have ample time for questions and answers. Don’t forget to register for this event and more at the REI Spokane website!

 

VEGETABLE GROWING 101

March 27, 7:00 pm, FREE

North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road

Basic info on design, soil prep, planting, watering, fertilizing and when to harvest.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING BASICS

March 27, 7:00-8:30 pm, FREE

REI, 1125 N Monroe St

Do you want to try backpacking but worry about carrying a heavy pack? Or, are you a backpacker who wants to lighten your load? An REI backpacking expert will provide excellent tips on lightweight backpacking techniques. Included are shelters, backpacks, food choices, and fuel efficiency. Don’t forget to register for this event and more at the REI Spokane website!

 

55TH ANNUAL GEM, JEWELRY AND MINERAL SHOW

March 28-30, $6

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St

The show will feature 40 dealers and 60 displays of precious and semi precious stones, fossils, specimens, beautiful jewelry and more. It will also include demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Presented by Rock Rollers of Spokane.

 

JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS CONSIGNMENT EVENT

March 28-30, $4

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St

Just Between Friends hosts this children’s sale. Thousands of new and gently used items, including clothing, toys, DVDs, layette, shoes, strollers, furniture and more. Thursday night is a huge presale event for volunteers, consignors and first time moms. Many unsold items will be donated to Inland Northwest Baby. Half price sale on Sunday.

 

SPOKANE ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE

March 29-30, $2

Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave

Join the Spokane Orchid Society at their Annual Orchid Show! Eight vendors and hundreds of orchids for sale. There will be raffles and speakers. Come and see prize-winning orchids and displays. Orchids and displays will be judged prior to doors opening to public.


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MUSIC AND MORE

COEUR D’ALENE BLUES FESTIVAL

March 28-30, price varies depending on event

Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

Begins Friday afternoon with a free performance by Roberson, BZ & Flores in Whispers Lounge from 4-6:30 p.m.; Friday evening with boarding at 7 p.m. with a Blues Cruise with two boats hooked together and a live band on each one, The Fat Tones and Kenny James Miller Band; Friday at 9 p.m. for a free after-cruise party with Bakin’ Phat in the Plaza Center Court. Continues Saturday from noon-4 p.m., with a Roof Top Blues Party featuring two bands on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Terrace, $5 or free with festival bracelet; Saturday, noon-3 p.m. with free performance by The Doghouse Boyz in Whispers Lounge; Saturday at 4 p.m. with five bands on two stages with no breaks in the resort convention center: Randy Oxford Band, Big Mumbo Blues Band, Janiva Magness, Curtis Salgado and Sammy Eubanks & The All Star Jam; and Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Gospel Brunch with Kenny Andrews at The Dockside Restaurant. Tickets available at 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St., 509-325-1914.

 

THE BLUE DOOR THEATRE

Month of March

It’s a new month at the Blue Door Theatre and with that comes a new line up of shows. Don’t miss out on this great Spokane Improv Group!

Every Friday, 8:00 pm: Ink Blot, $7.00, (w/ student ID)

Every Saturday, 9:00 pm: Safari, $7.00

First Friday of every month: Short Stacks, 10:00 pm, $5.00


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GOOD EATS

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON IS HERE!

Just thought you should know.

 

TEA ROOM OPEN HOUSE

March 25, 3:30-4:30 pm, $5

Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road

Make and enjoy Usucha, Japanese powdered green tea, with sweets at the Japanese Cultural Center. Reservations are required, call (509) 328-2971.

 

WINE AND CHEESE AT THE MARKET

7:00 pm, $20

The Rocket Market, (726 E. 43rd Ave), hosts tasting classes throughout the year each featuring a different theme. Join them to learn more about wine and the proper way to drink/pair it. They also have free Saturday drop in tastings from 4:00-7:00 pm and $2 Tap Beer Wednesdays. Register by calling (509) 343-2253.

 

March 21st & 22nd: 90+ Point Value Wines

March 29th: Italian Stallions


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LIFELONG LEARNING

HOW AND WHY TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD

March 19, 11:30 am, FREE

SFCC, Student Union Building Lounges A & B, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive

Join speaker Andy Stoll for advice on how to make your travel dreams a reality.

 

ADHD, AUTISM OR LEARNING DISABILITIES AFFECTING YOUR FAMILY?

March 19, 6:15 pm, FREE

Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E Front Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Too often we fall back on the notion that there are two main options in dealing with a neurodevelopmental disorder; medicate or live with the problems. There are other options. Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities associated primarily with the functioning and development of the brain, such as: ADD and ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities or undiagnosed problems with hyperactivity, inattention or an unexplained lack of productivity. Dr. Amy Spoelstra will explain how you can start making changes today without the use of medication. Please call, (208) 667-7434, to reserve a seat.

 

WHY CAN’T WE GET ALONG: INCIVILITY, PARTISAN POLARIZATION AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

March 19, 7:00 pm, FREE

Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E Front Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Why have our politics recently become so nasty? A lecture examining the current state of political discourse by Cornell W. Clayton, Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.

 

AUTHOR SUSAN ELAINE FLEMING

March 20, 7:00 pm, FREE

Bella Cova, 905 N. Washington St.

Presenting “Alice Ada Wood Ellis,” the story of Alice who traveled to Seattle in 1900 on a locomotive steam train to join the Alaska-Yukon-Klondike Gold Rush Stampede. She built a home in Green Lake. Soon after she placed two beds in her front parlor in her home and helped women with birthing. She fulfilled her calling as a pioneer midwife-nurse. This epic saga includes life in 1895 nursing schools, train robbers, birthing in the home, Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, women’s suffrage, bubonic plague and unclaimed children.

 

MYANMAR: GOLDEN TEMPLES, FLOATING GARDENS

March 21, 7:00 pm, FREE

Coeur d'Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E Front Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Sideshow by Brenda Garcia. Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar, also known as Burma, is bordered by China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India. One-third of Myanmar’s total perimeter is coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Myanmar’s terrain is composed of central lowlands surrounded by rugged highlands. At 19,295 feet above sea level, Hkakabo Razi is the nation’s highest peak. Myanmar’s climate is hot and humid year-round, with a monsoon season from June to September.

 

THE HIGHEST MAN ON EARTH

March 21, 7:00-8:30 pm, FREE

REI, 1125 N Monroe St

Dave Mauro is a High-Altitude Mountain Climber. Over the last seven years he has traveled to all seven continents, climbing the highest summit on each. He is only the 65th American to do so. His most recent expedition in spring of 2013 lasted two months and saw him standing atop Mt Everest in the early hours of May 20th. During the last year Dave has raised over $32,000 for the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club through his Climbing For Kids program, as well as raising funds to benefit numerous shelters for Women and Children. By day, Dave is a Certified Financial Planner and Investment Advisor with UBS Financial Services in Bellingham. He is the proud father of two boys, now grown and gone off to college to become all smarty-pants. Dave is currently writing his first Novel, The Ozone Diaries, a biographical work about his life during the period of his Seven Summits climbs. Don’t forget to register for this event and more at the REI Spokane website!


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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.
http://www.habitat-spokane.com/

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.
http://www.hospiceofspokane.org/

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!
http://www.spokanimal.org/

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.
 
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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