Wholesome Recreation Guide – March 25-April 3

Gonzaga baseball season opener


Gonzaga basketball may be over for another season, but Zags baseball is just beginning. The Bulldogs open the home season against conference rival Loyola Maramount this Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at Patterson Baseball Complex on the GU campus near the Law School. Tickets are a bargain at $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. The Zags and Lions will also play on Saturday at 6. The Oregon Ducks visit Spokane for two games next week – Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 2 at 3 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit www.gozags.com.

Coeur d’Alene history

The latest presentation in a monthly series on “Coeur d’Alene in the 20th Century” will take place this Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave. Hosted by Robert Singletary, the 12-part series will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, except November and December when they will be held on the third Thursday. The program began in January, covering the decade from 1900 to 1910.

Vegetable Gardening 101

Welcome spring with a free class on the basics of vegetable gardening this Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. The class is the latest in the Spring Gardening series and will include information on design, soil prep, planting, watering, fertilizing and when to harvest. To learn more, call 509-893-8350 or visit www.scld.org.

Ansel Adams photographs at Jundt

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Wartime photographs taken by the legendary Ansel Adams will be featured at the Jundt Art Museum on the campus of Gonzaga University through March 29.  The collection depicts a Japanese-American relocation camp in California during World War II. The Jundt Art Museum includes nearly 5,000 square feet of space housing a permanent collection as well as a variety of rotating exhibits. The museum is free to the public and open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit www.gonzaga.edu.

VoJazz at WSU

VoJazz, Washington State University’s award-winning jazz ensemble, will present a free spring concert on Thursday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in the Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU campus. The concert is free. Consisting of 8-16 singers and a rhythm section, VoJazz is a regular participant in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and has worked with internationally renowned jazz artists like Bobby McFerrin and The Manhattan Transfer.

Remembering Generations

The Spokane West Stake will host its annual symposium on family history – “Remembering Generations” on Saturday, April 26 at the West Stake Center, 10405 W. Melville Road in Cheney. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include 30 classes. For more information or to register, go to www.rememberinggenerations.com or call 509-838-6489.

East Stake presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The Spokane East Stake will present George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the East Stake Center, 13608 E. Belle Terre Ave. off Highway 27. Handel composed the oratorio in 1741 with a text by Charles Jennens drawn from the Bible and the Psalms included in the Common Book of Prayer. Handel’s masterpiece was first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742. The concert next month is free and open to the public. To learn more, visit  http://rejoiceinsongthemessiah.blogspot.com.

Sandhill Crane Festival

Interested in learning more about the Sandhill Crane and the flock’s annual stopover in Eastern Washington en route from California to Alaska? Then head to Othello this weekend for the Sandhill Crane Festival. The agenda from March 28-30 includes lectures on wildlife, geology and history as well as tours of the local terrain. For more information, visit www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org.

BYUMS presents Beyond 5

The local chapter of the BYU Management Society is sponsoring an appearance by the musical group Beyond 5 on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Schuler Performing Arts Center on the campus of North Idaho College. Tickets are $12 and $15 with proceeds supporting scholarships for returned missionaries and local LDS high school students. To purchase tickets, visit this link: http://spokane.byums.org/event?event_id=466.

Campbell House at MAC

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Take a trip back in time to the early 20th century when the height of technology included dial-up radios, electric toasters and the quartz clock. The Campbell House – on the grounds of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane – features a perfectly preserved mansion from 1910 with guided tours Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students. To learn more, call 509-456-3931.

Recycle Fun Run

Start training now for the Recycle Fun Run on Thursday, April 24 at the Fish Lake Trail Head. This four-mile run benefits the Bloomsday Road Runner’s Club volunteer program. Used shoes and clothing in good condition will be donated to local high school athletes. Harshly used shoes can be donated to the Nike shoe recycling program. Cost for the run is $8 or $17 with a T-shirt. To register, go to www.brrc.net.

Spokane Public Market

Salsa, seafood and handcrafted candles are just some of the items you’ll find at the Spokane Public Market, open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 24 W. Second Ave. in downtown Spokane. The indoor venue also features an abundance of seasonal produce from local farmers. To learn more, visit www.spokanepublicmarket.org.

LDS Single Adult events

The Regional LDS Single Adult (31 and over) sponsors a variety of activities and firesides each month. For information on single adult events, call the Spokane info line at 509-459-1072 or the Coeur d’Alene line at 208-664-1223. The Spokane Single Adults website is http://spokaneldssa.org/index.php.

Learn basics of pottery

Learn or review the basics, refining techniques and individual development of pottery at the Spokane Potter’s Guild this winter. The class includes the ability to use the venue during open hours, one 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and firing costs. Class size limited to eight students. Monday classes are 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday classes are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Guild is located at 1404 N. Fiske St. in Spokane. For more information, call 509-532-8225.

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