Wholesome Recreation Guide – July 9-23

Family night at the ballpark

Spokane Indians Rec Guide pic

The Spokane chapter of the BYU Management Society has reserved 80 seats at Avista Stadium on July 18 for a Northwest League matchup between the hometown Spokane Indians and the Vancouver Canadians. Tickets will be $5 per person. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30. Go to the following link to purchase tickets: http://spokaneindians.tix.milbstore.com/store_contents.cfm?store_id=106&dept_id=1601&product_id=65835. Avista Stadium is located at 602 N. Havana in Spokane Valley. For questions, contact Sue Woodlief at suezqw@gmail.com.

Jenks’ triumphant return

Enjoy the diverse talents of Jenks on July 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Jenks is a dynamic music and juggling act that is especially fun for kids and their parents. For more than seven years, Jenks has been entertaining families with his unique blend of super-cool rock songs, family-friendly covers, toe-tapping dance songs, and awesome juggling. More at www.scld.org.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre presents “Oliver!”

Enjoy high-quality live theater this season with the debut of the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre. The local troupe will present the musical “Oliver!” based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel from July 28-Aug. 7. Evening performances July 28-30, Aug. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performances July 31 and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. The summer schedule takes to the stage at the Central Valley Performing Arts Center, 821 S Sullivan Road. Admission is $20-34. For tickets go to http://svsummertheatre.com.

Race to the Finish Line

Cecil shares the truth about the famous race between the tortoise and the hare on July 13 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. This 45-minute show is filled with magic, music, comedy, and lots of audience participation. So be ready for fun fitness moments and lots of laughs. More at www.scld.org.

Cherry Pickers’ Trot and Pit Spit

This festive summer event in Greenbluff will celebrate its 38th running on July 21 at 5 p.m. beginning at 9809 E Greenbluff Road in Colbert. Celebrate the arrival of fresh fruit on The Bluff with a 4-mile run (or walk) through orchard country on paved roads. Festivities also include a free Tot Trot (ages 5 and under) and Pit Spit along with food, fun, pies and music. Trot is $7 (register online through July 20). All other events are free. More information at greenbluffgrowers.com/trot.

Summer Movie Express

Spokane Valley Regal Theater turns into a dollar cinema Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. this summer. There will be two movies to choose from each day (Tuesday/Wednesday). July movies include: “Pan” and “Smurfs 2” July 5-6; “Despicable Me 2” and “Home” July 12-13: “Minions” and “The Peanuts Movie” July 26-27. All shows rated G or PG. Tickets available for purchase at the box office with a portion of proceeds going to the Will Rogers Institute. 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Tabletop Games Stop & Shop

Drop by the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main, and have fun with the library’s board game collection. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. When you discover a great game, they’ll provide you with great deals through local shop, Uncle’s Games. Whether competitive or cooperative, most games are geared toward ages 14 to adult. More at www.scld.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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