Wholesome Recreation Guide – April 9-23

Peggy Reich at Steinway

Steinway Rec Guide pic

The Steinway Piano Gallery will host a special free concert featuring Peggy Reich on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Reich has won several national and international piano competitions, which have brought her to such places as Carnegie Hall and Kosciusko Hall in New York City. Space for this concert is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Steinway Piano Gallery at (509) 327-4266 or send an e-mail to joyce@steinwayspokane.com.

Multi-stake singles adult fireside

The theme of “Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God” will be presented at a multi-stake single adult (30 plus) fireside on Saturday, April 23 at the Honeysuckle Building from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include a speaker, potluck and special panel discussion. 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 or visit nwldssingles.org.

Full Armor of God

On Monday, April 18 at the Fairchild Chapel Annex in Airway Heights, “The Full Armor of God” will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is open to all past and present military families and individuals as well local LDS members and residents of the community. This unique activity will feature a theme of castles, kings, queens, knights and more all with topics surrounding how to stand up to the fiery darts of the adversary. The event will feature prizes, snacks, crafts and activities as well as a raffle. A coin ceremony will be held for all active duty military personnel. The evening is sponsored by Fairchild Air Force Base Chapel’s LDS community. For more information, email April Wallace at april.wallace@us.af.mil.

Courageous Kids Climbing

Courageous Kids Climbing will host a free rock climbing opportunity for children with special needs on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Wild Walls Climbing Gym in Spokane. Rock climbing teaches children about advanced planning, problem-solving and goal-setting skills that are useful not only in school, but in life. All participants are required to wear a climbing harness and climb under the supervision of experienced rock climbers. For more information on the program or registering for the April 23 event, send an e-mail to jeffriechmann@cs.com. Wild Walls Climbing Gym is located at 202 W. 2nd Ave. in Spokane.

Zags baseball

The Gonzaga baseball season is underway, bringing low-cost, high-quality sports entertainment to Spokane. The Zags host West Coast Conference rival Santa Clara on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at Patterson Baseball Complex/Washington Trust Field. Both games begin at 6:05 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 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.

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.

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