Wholesome Recreation Guide – Sept. 15-30

Free Steinway concert

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Louis Landon, pianist, composer and Steinway Artist, will visit Spokane for his fourth concert at Steinway Piano Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. The performance will feature all original compositions. Landon’s career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles of music with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. He has released 20 CDs on the LCI record label. His latest is entitled “Ebb and Flow – Solo Piano.” This event is free to the community. The Steinway Gallery is located at 13418 E. Nora Ave. (I-90 south frontage between Pines & Evergreen) in Spokane Valley. For more information, contact Steinway Piano Gallery at (509) 327-4266 or joyce@steinwayspokane.com. Learn more about Steinway at www.steinwayspokane.com.

Fun at the Fair

Fair warning: It’s that time of year again. The one-and-only Spokane County Interstate Fair and Expo Center runs through Sept. 18 at the fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley. This year’s lineup features award-winning animals and produce, top-flight musical entertainment and the usual array of fun to slightly-scary carnival rides. The fairgrounds are located at 404 N. Havana in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for ages... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – Aug. 24 – Sept. 3

Spokane Symphony Labor Day concerts

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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... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – July 9-23

Family night at the ballpark

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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.

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Wholesome Recreation Guide – June 4-17

BYU Management Fun Run

BYUMS will host the third annual “Run and Not Be Weary” fundraising run this May.

BYUMS will host the third annual “Run and Not Be Weary” fundraising run this May.

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 rhialeppert@hotmail.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... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – April 9-23

Peggy Reich at Steinway

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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... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreational Guide – March 12-25

V. de Pedro at Steinway

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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... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreational Guide – Feb. 19 – March 5

Vocal Point at INB Feb. 20

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The BYU Management Society brings the signature sound of Vocal Point to the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Vocal Point is BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble known for their top five performance on NBC’s “The Sing Off” and first-place honor at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. The group combines pop, jazz, R&B and classics from the 1950s. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward scholarships for returned LDS missionaries and local LDS high school students. Tickets are available at www.ticketswest.com.

Bach’s Lunch at Noon

The 21st annual Bach Festival & Series will take place Feb. 23 through March 6 at various venues throughout the Spokane area. On Thursday, Feb. 26, “Bach’s Lunch at Noon,” one of several free events on the agenda, will be offered at the Kress Gallery on the third level of RiverPark Square. Zuill Bailey will be featured on cello along with other festival artists. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch or purchase food in the Food Court. For a complete list of Bach Festival events, visit www.nwbachfest.com.

Cross country moonlit ski and dinner

Discover the magic of moonlight on snow as you peacefully make your... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreational Guide – Feb. 6-20

Sapphire Trio at Steinway

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The Steinway Piano Gallery will host a special concert featuring internationally renowned Jody Graves and The Sapphire Trio at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. The trio, featuring Maxine Ramey on clarinet, Margaret Nichols-Baldrige on violin and Jody Graves on piano, was formed in 1998, bringing to the concert stage the master works that exist in the repertoire. The artists are university faculty members from the Northwest and are active as soloists, chamber musicians, master teachers and clinicians, appearing regularly in performances throughout the world. This event is free to the community. Please go to www.steinwayspokane.com for tickets/seat reservations. The Steinway Gallery is located at 13418 E. Nora Ave. (I-90 south frontage between Pines & Evergreen) in Spokane Valley. For more information, contact Steinway Piano Gallery at (509) 327-4266 or joyce@steinwayspokane.com.

Vocal Point at INB Feb. 20

The BYU Management Society brings the magic of Vocal Point to the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Vocal Point is BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble known for their top five performance on NBC’s “The Sing Off” and first-place honor at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. The group combines pop, jazz, R&B and classics from the... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – Jan. 9-23

British Brass Band at Bing

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The next KPBX Kids’ Concert will feature the Spokane British Brass Band on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague in downtown Spokane. The free concert starts at 1 p.m. and is a great family activity. The British began forming bands of 30 brass instruments during the mid-19th century. A typical British brass band includes cornets, flugel horns, tenor horns, baritones, euphoniums, tenor and bass trombones and tubas as well as a few percussion parts.

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 http://www.spokane-anwa.com or by visiting ANWA’s website at http://www.ANWA-LDS.org. For more information on the local chapter, email Susan Allred at... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – Dec. 19-Jan. 2

Christmas carriage rides

Downtown carriage ride

Take a break this busy holiday for a free horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Spokane and downtown Coeur d’Alene through Dec. 24. In Spokane, carriages depart from the Rotary Fountain, 573 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. In Coeur d’ Alene the rides take off from First and Sherman. For days and times, visit www.stcu.org/news/carriage.html.

Gingerbread house construction

Drop in and help the Spokane Library District construct and decorate a large-scale gingerbread house made out of cardboard at the South Hill branch, 3324 S. Perry St. in Spokane. The building project will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The house will be on display through Dec. 23. The library will provide the materials; you bring the creativity. For more information, visit www.spokanelibrary.org/south-hill/.

Santa Express

Santa Express, a fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, is a holiday retail store for kids. With the help of Santa’s elves, young shoppers ages of 4-12 choose gifts for everyone on their list and wrap each gift so it is ready to go under the tree. All gifts are priced from 50 cents to $8. Santa Express is open... Read Full Story →

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