Wholesome Recreation Guide – Nov. 13-27

Alex Boye at INB

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Internationally renowned singer Alex Boye will be at the INB Performing Arts Center on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Boye released his first solo album, “The Love Goes On” in 2001. He joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2006 while continuing to pursue a successful solo career. The British-born artist converted to the LDS Church at the age of 16 in London and served a two-year mission in Bristol, England. Reserved tickets for the Nov. 30 concert are available at arena box office and all TicketsWest outlets. Tickets can also be charged by phone at 1-800-325-7328 or by visiting www.ticketswest.com. For Alex’s story of conversion, visit this link.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Soiree and Fundraiser

Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and support the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council, a local nonprofit established in 1982 which sponsors programs like the DUI Victims Panel and Washington Drug Free Youth. This fun community gathering on Saturday, Nov. 21 will feature music, non-alcoholic drinks, hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction featuring signed Gonzaga basketball memorabilia and donated items from local companies like Anthony’s restaurant. All proceeds help fight substance abuse and violence in our... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – Sept. 19-Oct. 3

Valleyfest 2015

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The annual Spokane Valley community celebration will take place Sept. 25-27 with a parade down Sprague Avenue kicking festivities off on Friday night, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s schedule includes a hot air balloon rally, pancake breakfast, 5K and 10K runs on the Centennial Trail, music, food, vendor booths and plenty more at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place in Spokane Valley. For more information on this free fair, visit www.valleyfest.org.

Chinese Lantern Festival

The dynamic Chinese Lantern Festival runs Sept. 26-Nov. 1 at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. The five-week celebration of Chinese culture features massive lanterns, amazing entertainment and incredible food. In addition to 30 massive displays of hundreds of individual lanterns, the Lantern Festival features nightly cultural performances and demonstrations and family activities, including Chinese calligraphy and fascinating displays chronicling nearly 5,000 years of Chinese history. Evening sessions are held daily and day sessions (weekends before 4 p.m.) are held Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit www.spokanelanternfestival.com.

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Wholesome Recreation Guide – Aug. 12-26

Summer Festival at Pavillion Park

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Once again, Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake is hosting a free, family-friendly summer movie and concert series. The remainder of the schedule is as follows: Aug. 14, “McFarland USA,” rated PG. 28, An Evening with Dawes – an alternative pop band with a folksy twist; “Big Fish, rated PG-13. Aug. 29, “Charlotte’s Web,” rated PG. Sept. 4, “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” rated PG, Sept. 5 – Spokane Symphony presents the Lud Kramer Memorial Concert starting at 6 p.m. Movies are shown at dusk at Pavillion Park, other than “McFarland USA” at Half Moon Park. For more information, visit www.pavillionpark.org.

Lake Pend Oreille history cruise

This daily afternoon cruise from Sandpoint City Beach is a uniquely scenic 10-mile loop trip near the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. From submarines to star gazers, catastrophic ice age floods to a world record fishery, you will learn about the history and geology of this magnificent lake and surrounding mountains. Reservations recommended. Cost is $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; $15 for kids, 3-12 and free for children 2 and under. Visit www.lakependoreillecruises.com for more information.

Riverstone Park Summer Concert Series

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Wholesome Recreation Guide – July 15-29

Free movies at Pavillion Park

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Once again, Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake will host a free, family-friendly summer movie series. The schedule is as follows: July 18, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” rated PG; July 25, “Big Hero 6,” rated PG. Aug. 1, “Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb,” rated PG. Aug. 8, “Rise of the Guardians,” rated PG. Aug. 14, “McFarland USA,” rated PG. 28, “Big Fish,”, rated PG-13. Aug. 29, “Charlotte’s Web,” rated PG. Sept. 4, “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” rated PG. Movies are shown at dusk at Pavillion Park, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit www.pavillionpark.org.

Lake Pend Oreille history cruise

This daily afternoon cruise from Sandpoint City Beach is a delightful 10-mile loop trip near the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. From submarines to star gazers, catastrophic ice age floods to a world record fishery, you will learn about the history and geology of this magnificent lake and surrounding mountains. Reservations recommended. Cost is $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; $15 for kids, 3-12 and free for children 2 and under. Visit www.lakependoreillecruises.com for more information.

Browne’s Addition Concert Series

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Wholesome Recreation Guide – June 27-July 11

Lake Pend Oreille history cruise

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This daily afternoon cruise from Sandpoint City Beach is a delightful 10-mile loop trip near the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. From submarines to star gazers, catastrophic ice age floods to a world record fishery, you will learn about the history and geology of this magnificent lake and surrounding mountains. Reservations recommended. Cost is $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; $15 for kids, 3-12 and free for children 2 and under. Visit www.lakependoreillecruises.com for more information.

Lavender Festival

The Lavender Festival will take place on Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood at 1006 N. Summit Blvd. Attendees can cut and take home a bouquet of fresh lavender, watch and try the art of lavender wand making, and learn how to properly dry this beautiful purplish herb that inspires a feeling of calm while easing depression and anxiety. Lavender wands will also be on sale. Presented as a benefit for the Tears Foundation, providing funds to assist families who have lost a baby. For more information, call 509-328-2600.

Browne’s Addition Concert Series

Each Wednesday, this summer Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane’s Browne’s... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – June 6-19

Spokane Indians baseball

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The 2015 Spokane Indians’ home season kicks off Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. against Hillsboro with a fireworks show scheduled for after the game. The local delegate in the Northwest League offers a unique, low-cost entertainment option throughout the summer. 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.

Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales

The Liberty Lake Community Yards Sales, the 22nd annual celebration of bargain shopping, will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in neighborhoods throughout Liberty Lake. The event is expected to include over 250 homes as well as additional vendors in Pavillon Park. For more information, visit www.libertylakesplash.com/yardsales/.

SFCC Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert

The annual Spokane Falls Community College Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert is set for Saturday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. The event will present music in quartet, duo and solo form by composers Michael Praetorius, J.S. Bach, Mateo Carcassi,... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – May 16-30

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The Steinway Piano Gallery will host a solo violin concert featuring Jeanne Bourgeois, assistant concertmaster of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. This event is free to the community. Go to www.steinwayspokane.com for tickets. Jeanne will be accompanied on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano by her mother Marilyn Bourgeois, a faculty member at South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill. The Steinway Piano Gallery is located at 13418 E. Nora Ave. (I-90 south frontage between Pines and Evergreen) in Spokane Valley. For more information, call Steinway Piano Gallery at 509-327-4266 or email joyce@steinwayspokane.com.

BYU Management Society Fun Run

The third annual Fun Run sponsored by the BYU Management Society will take place Saturday, May 30 with 5K, 10K and half marathon races planned again this year. Proceeds go toward the BYU Management Society scholarship program for local high school students and returned missionaries. For more information or to register contact Spokane Chapter President Hanna Stewart-Longhurst at 509-468-9617 or hanna@s-lcpa.com.

Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show

Over 1,000 dogs, including top show dogs from across the country, will gather at the Spokane County Fairgrounds for the Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show, May 22-24. Vendors will be on the grounds all... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – May 2-15

Gonzaga baseball

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The Gonzaga baseball season is winding down with one more homestand on the schedule. The Zags host Pacific at Patterson Baseball Complex/Washington Trust Field in Spokane on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, at 6 p.m. Tickets are a bargain at $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors. To order, call TicketsWest at 509-325-7328 or go to www.gozags.com. Tickets are also sold at the Patterson gate on game day.

Historic homes tour

The Museum of Arts and Culture will host the 26th annual Mother’s Day Home Tour on May 9-10, featuring half-a-dozen homes in Spokane’s historic Manito Park neighborhood. View architectural styles such as English Tudor Revival, Moorish, Italianate and more from the perch of a horse-drawn carriage. Tours run from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. To learn more, go to www.northwestmuseum.org or call 509-456-3931.

BYU Management Society Fun Run

The third annual Fun Run sponsored by the BYU Management Society will take place Saturday, May 30 with 5K, 10K and half marathon races planned again this year. Proceeds go toward the BYU Management Society scholarship program for local high school students and... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – April 18-May 1

Gonzaga baseball

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The Gonzaga baseball season is underway and the home team is again among the leaders in the West Coast Conference. The Zags host Pacific at Patterson Baseball Complex/Washington Trust Field in Spokane on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, at 6 p.m. Tickets are a bargain at $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors. To order, call TicketsWest at 509-325-7328 or go to www.gozags.com. Tickets are also sold at the Patterson gate on game day.

Custer’s Antique Show

Custer’s 40th annual Spring Antique and Collector’s Sale will take place April 24-26 at the Spokane County Interstate Fair and Expo Center. The event includes over 150 antique dealers from throughout the region and features an exceptional variety of furniture, vintage clothing, housewares, art and other items. Times are Friday, April 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A $6 ticket is good for the entire event. Free for kids 12 and under. To learn more, visit www.spokanecounty.org/fair/events.

SFCC Wellness Fair

The 10th annual Spokane Falls Community College Wellness Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 21 form 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – March 25-April 8

“Different Drummers” at LCHS

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Filmed in Spokane, the movie “Different Drummers” tells the true story of a boy with muscular dystrophy who soars beyond his disability to teach lasting lessons about friendship and faith. This Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m., a special screening of the movie at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane will benefit scholarships for local youth sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the BYU Management Society. Tickets are available online or at the door at $5 for individuals or $20 for a family. To order, go to https://spokane.byums.org. To learn more about the movie, go to this story from the Sentinel archives.

Palouse Community Preparedness Fair

The fifth annual Palouse Community Preparedness Fair will be held Saturday April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moscow Idaho University LDS Stake Center. Great displays and information from over 20 organizations in Latah and Whitman County Emergency Services will be featured along with local community emergency services, tips on food and water storage, gardening, alternative cooking and many more preparedness related areas. Mini-classes will be held throughout the day feature Dutch oven cooking by Mark Miles. Bring the family and join your Palouse neighbors in... Read Full Story →

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