Wholesome Recreational Guide – March 12-25

V. de Pedro at Steinway

Steinway Rec Guide pic

Steinway Piano Gallery in Spokane Valley will host a special piano concert featuring Steinway artist Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. This well-known Filipino-American pianist’s career has brought him to concert venues and musical institutions in Asia, across North America, South America, Australia and Europe. The concert is free and open to the public. V. de Pedro will also teach a complimentary “master class” on the day of the performance. Contact Joyce at Steinway Piano Gallery for details – 509-327-4266 or joyce@steinwayspokane.com.

My Savior Lives – An Easter Celebration

The Spokane LDS Stake Center will host “My Savior Lives – An Easter Celebration” on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. This interfaith event will consist of displays and music centered on the life of Jesus Christ, featuring Rob Gardner’s “Lamb of God” in concert, a musical retelling of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, his Atonement and Resurrection. The Spokane Stake Center is located on Spokane’s South Hill at 1620 E. 29th Ave.

NIC faculty art

The best in art from the faculty at North Idaho College will be on display through March 25. Exhibit hours at the NIC Corner Gallery are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 1000 W. Garden Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

Zags baseball is back

The Gonzaga baseball season has begun, bringing low-cost, high-quality sports entertainment to Spokane. The Zags host the home season-opener this Friday, March 18 against Pepperdine at Patterson Baseball Complex/Washington Trust Field. The teams will also play on Saturday. Both contests start at 6 p.m. Tickets are a bargain at $5 for adults and $4 for kids and seniors. Visit www.gozags.com for ticket information.

Senior pickleball

On Monday through Thursday, the HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake hosts a sport that resembles a hybrid of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Pickleball got its start in Washington state in 1965 and is now a popular racquet sport played recreationally and competitively throughout the world. Games are set on a court about one-third the dimension of a tennis court. Drop-in pickleball at the HUB takes place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the days listed above. Cost is $2 for seniors or $4 for non-seniors. For more information call 509-927-0602.

Space exploration at SFCC

Take a trip through outer space as the planetarium at Spokane Falls Community College features a look at the night sky with a full-dome film. The March series will focus on extrasolar planets. Days are Thursdays-Saturdays at 6 p.m. with additional Friday showings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Presentations are one hour each. Showings are March 17-20, April 14-17 and June 9-12. Tickets are $6 for adults; $3 for students. Call 509-533-5369 for more information or tickets.

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.

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.

“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

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

While not an official publication of the LDS Church, we strive to offer news stories, advertisements and other offerings of particular interest to the LDS community.