Wholesome Recreation Guide – Aug. 24 – Sept. 3

Spokane Symphony Labor Day concerts

Pavillion Park Rec Guide pic

The Labor Day weekend tradition of Spokane Symphony at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake will continue on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the Lud Kramer Memorial Concert. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. On Monday, Sept. 5, the symphony will present another complimentary concert, this one at Comstock Park, 600 W. 29th Ave. on Spokane’s South Hill.

North Idaho State Fair

The North Idaho State Fair is back with its reliable collection of fun, food and farm themes. The schedule runs Aug. 24 -28 and includes Sawyer Brown in concert on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., the Xtreme Bulls Rodeo on Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and the Draft Horse Show and Pull Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. The Gem State Stampede PRCA Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The festivities take place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds 4056 N. Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, visit www.northidahostatefair.com.

Inland Northwest Hiring Heroes Career Resource Fair

The region’s premier hiring event for military personnel, past and present, will take place Thursday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley. Free admission.. For more information, call 532-2795.

Browne’s Addition Summer Concert Series

The final installment of the 20th annual Browne’s Addition Summer Concert Series will take place Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring the local Celtic group the Howling Gaels. The ensemble is known for its unique blend of strings, percussion, wind and acoustic guitar. The free concerts are held each summer at Coeur d’Alene Park, 2195 W. Second Ave. in Spokane.

Spokane Indians baseball

The 2016 Spokane Indians’ is winding down but there are still chances to catch the hometown club as they contend for another Northwest League title. Spokane hosts Tri-City for a three-game series beginning Friday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The final homestand of the season features Spokane vs. Hillsboro, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Bleacher seats are $5 for students, seniors and military; $6 for adults. Upper box seats are $11. For more information, visit http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t486.

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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