BYU Management Fun Run
The local chapter of the BYU Management Society will host its fourth annual Fun Run on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 7 a.m. The event will feature 5K, 10K and half marathon distances. Each course will start and finish at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley and go along the Centennial Trail. Cost is $20 for the 5K; $25 for the 10K and $30 for the half marathon. An official race T-shirt is an additional $10. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for local high school seniors and return missionaries. To register, go to https://byums.org/?eid=1733. For more information, contact Rhiannon Leppert at email@example.com or 509-703-2663.
Liberty Lake Kiwanis Community Yard Sales
For 23 years, the community of Liberty Lake has been hosting a massive yard sale with homes in various neighborhoods showcasing the best in bargains and rare finds. This year, the event features a double bonus. For the first time, the event will cover two days. The annual Liberty Lake Kiwanis Community Yard Sales is set for Friday, June 10 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go bargain shopping at 250 registered sites across the Liberty Lake community.
South Valley Fire Station Open House
On Saturday June 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spokane Valley Fired Department South Valley Station #9, 12121 E. 32nd Ave. will host a community open house. Residents are invited to join SVFD for free family fun at this open house. Watch a live fire safety demonstration, try out radios and other firefighter gear, tour the fire station, take pictures and enjoy tasty treats. For more information call 509-892-4155 or visit www.spokanevalleyfire.com.
Ninth annual Soap Box Challenge
On Saturday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane East Rotary will host the ninth annual Soap Box Challenge in Liberty Lake. Teams of volunteers and special needs children will navigate a downhill trek near Pavillion Park and run down Molter Road to Valleyway. A barbecue lunch will be served after the last race at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Spokane Guilds School, Buddy Ball and HOPE School.
Millwood Farmers Market
This eclectic local market runs every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 28 in front of Millwood Presbyterian Church, 8910 E., Dalton off Argonne. Featuring food and farm vendors, artisan crafts, music and more. Market accepts token System, WIC, senior vouchers, EBT and Fresh Bucks programs. For more visit millwoodfarmermar.wix.com/market.
Friends of Manito Spring Plant Sale
Drop by Manito Park on Spokane’s South Hill next Saturday, June 11 for the annual Friends of Manito Park Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find pollinator and hummingbird-attracting plants, a wide assortment of drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, edibles, and a large selection of “Zone 4” plants. Choose from a variety of new-to-the-market cultivars. Discover treasures in our Home and Garden Art Section and enliven your patio with colorful tropical plants. For more information, visit www.manitopark.org.
ACT 2 senior classes
Affordable classes offered by Community Colleges of Spokane to those who are retired or planning to retire. A wide range of courses from geology and history to exercise and art are offered at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, as well as other locations throughout the area. More at www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
Young Man in a Hurry: The Life of Isaac Stevens
This display at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum showcases Washington Governor Isaac Stevens’ controversial treaty negotiations, his Civil War heroics and connection to Spokane Valley history. It is the first in a series examining the Valley’s early history, through June. Presented in association with the Washington Secretary of State Office and Legacy Washington. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Group tours welcome by appointment. The museum is located at 12114 E. Sprague Ave. Cost is $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/ages 7-17, free/age six and younger. For more information, call 922-4570 or visit www.valleyheritagecenter.org.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market
Now in its 15th year, the Liberty Lake Farmers Market takes place each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 8 at Town Square Park, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane in Liberty Lake. The market features local food and farm vendors, artisan crafts and baked goods, live music and more. For more, visit www.libertylakefarmersmarket.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
Pure Flix offers family-friendly entertainment
Pure Flix (formerly IAMFlix) 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 Pure Flix 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.pureflix.com to find out more.