Wholesome Recreational Guide – Feb. 6-20

Sapphire Trio at Steinway

Steinway Rec Guide pic

The Steinway Piano Gallery will host a special concert featuring internationally renowned Jody Graves and The Sapphire Trio at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. The trio, featuring Maxine Ramey on clarinet, Margaret Nichols-Baldrige on violin and Jody Graves on piano, was formed in 1998, bringing to the concert stage the master works that exist in the repertoire. The artists are university faculty members from the Northwest and are active as soloists, chamber musicians, master teachers and clinicians, appearing regularly in performances throughout the world. This event is free to the community. Please go to www.steinwayspokane.com for tickets/seat reservations. The Steinway Gallery is located at 13418 E. Nora Ave. (I-90 south frontage between Pines & Evergreen) in Spokane Valley. For more information, contact Steinway Piano Gallery at (509) 327-4266 or joyce@steinwayspokane.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.

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 www.spokane-anwa.com or by visiting ANWA’s website at www.ANWA-LDS.org. For more information on the local chapter, email Susan Allred at acbouquet.webmaster@gmail.com.

‘Harvest’ at Spokane Convention Center

“Harvest: The Bounty of Washington,” a juried fine art photography exhibition highlighting food products that are grown and harvested in Washington state will be on display at the Spokane Convention Center through February. This unique exhibit is free to the public and features more than 60 works by Northwest photographers during public events at the facility. The Spokane Convention Center is located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in downtown Spokane. For more information, visit www.spokanecenter.com.

Knitting 101

Learn the basics of knitting in this class hosted by the Spokane Art School on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. Students will learn the fundamentals of cast on, bind off, knit and purl stitch. Learn how to read the “code” of knitting abbreviations and how to read a pattern. With your new skills students will be equipped to tackle any knitting project, but the class will start by making a cowl or infinity scarf. The Spokane Art School is located at 809 W. Garland Ave. in northwest Spokane. Cost of the class is $60. To register or find out more, visit www.spokaneartschool.net or call 509-325-3001.

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.

Cross country skiing class

Learn the fundamentals of cross country skiing through this class at 49 Degrees North offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. The class takes place at Mt. Spokane Selkirk Nordic Area and is taught by Spokane Nordic Ski Association and Spokane Parks and Recreation P.S.I.A. certified cross-country ski instructors. After a fun lesson, students will hit the trails for a tour of the area. The $49 class fee includes skis, boots, poles, ski area fees, instruction and transportation. Additional information emailed after registration. Meeting place is at the Wandermere Albertson’s (12312 N Division St.). Click here to register.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace

Riverfront Ice Palace pic

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.

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

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