Wholesome Recreation Guide – Jan. 9-23

British Brass Band at Bing

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The next KPBX Kids’ Concert will feature the Spokane British Brass Band on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague in downtown Spokane. The free concert starts at 1 p.m. and is a great family activity. The British began forming bands of 30 brass instruments during the mid-19th century. A typical British brass band includes cornets, flugel horns, tenor horns, baritones, euphoniums, tenor and bass trombones and tubas as well as a few percussion parts.

New chapter of LDS writers’ group for women

The newly-formed local chapter of the American Night Writers Association (ANWA), a writers’ group for LDS women, will meet every second Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Brass Plates, 15704 E Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley. This group is for anyone who is a published author, aspiring author, wants to write, writes poetry, is working on their family history, memoirs or is just an avid reader. Every stage of writer is welcome. You can learn more about this group by going to http://www.spokane-anwa.com or by visiting ANWA’s website at http://www.ANWA-LDS.org. For more information on the local chapter, email Susan Allred at acbouquet.webmaster@gmail.com.

Vocal Point at INB Feb. 20

The BYU Management Society brings the magic of Vocal Point to the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Vocal Point is BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble known for their top five performance on NBC’s “The Sing Off” and first-place honor at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. The group combines pop, jazz, R&B and classics from the 1950s. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward scholarships for returned LDS missionaries and local LDS high school students. Tickets are available at www.ticketswest.com.

LEGO art at MAC

Nearly 30 unique creations constructed from approximately 500,000 LEGO bricks are now on display at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture 2316 W. First Ave. in Spokane. The exhibit is the work of nationally-renowned, award-winning artist Sean Kenney, the first artist to be named a LEGO certified professional. A build-your-own sculpture contest accompanies the show which will be featured at the MAC through Feb. 7. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.

Snowshoeing 101

A course on the basics of snowshoeing will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Spokane REI, 1125 N. Monroe. The free class will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started. If you ever thought about getting into snowshoeing, this is a great introduction to the sport. Register at www.rei.com/spokane.

U of I College of Art and Architecture show

The annual University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture faculty exhibit informs students and the university and Moscow communities about the research faculty are conducting in art. The artwork by over 20 instructors spans across all media and art styles. The free display runs through Jan. 15 at the Prichard Art Gallery 414 S. Main St. in Moscow.

Palouse Discovery Science Center

The Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman promotes science, math, and technology literacy through educational programs, exhibits, teaching collections, and activities emphasizing practical learning. The center provides special programs for different age groups and has available space for birthday parties as well as a calendar full of special events. The PDSC is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.palousescience.net for more information.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace

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The Ice Palace at Riverfront Park in Spokane has begun the winter recreation season with a full slate of ice skating lessons, discount specials, drop-in hockey and general ice skating fun. The Ice Palace is open each day other than Monday, through March 1. Cost for admission and skate rental is $5 for adults; $3.50 for students, seniors and military. The venue includes a covered rink and seating as well as daytime and evening sessions. For more information, visit www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com.

“100 Stories” at MAC

“100 Stories – A Centennial Exhibition” is now being featured at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane. The exhibit takes a unique look into the Inland Northwest’s past, present and future while demonstrating 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 through art and traditional craft demonstrations, living history programs, film, lectures and symposia. Hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is located at 2316 W. First Ave. in Spokane. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.

Jundt Art Museum

Located on the campus of Gonzaga University, the Jundt Art Museum features nearly 5,000 square feet of space housing a layered permanent collection as well as a variety of rotating exhibits. The museum is free to the public and open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, from noon to 4. To learn more, visit www.gonzaga.edu.

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.

IAMflix offers family-friendly entertainment

It’s finally here. A new online company called IAMflix.com provides family-friendly movies, documentaries, educational features, children’s programs and more. You won’t find profanity or inappropriate content on this site, just wholesome, reliable entertainment for the entire family. It’s available via Ipad, tablet, laptop or your TV. The IAMflix team believes that given a choice, people want to be able to stream Christian titles that carry a great message while being entertaining. Go to www.IAMflix.com to find out more. The first 30 days are free.

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