Veterans Day 2011: City of Spokane Closures and Area Events | Community Spirit
City of Spokane Veterans Day Closures
Friday is not your typical national holiday. City offices will be open for Veterans Day and so will the libraries. Your city needs, like garbage and recycling, will resume all week.
One difference is the city municipal court. The courthouse is locking their doors on Friday, closing themselves off to walk-in citizens. Instead they’ll be available by phone.
Other city facilities like Riverfront Park’s Ice Palace and the IMAX Theater will remain open.
Don’t worry about parking downtown. The meters don’t need to be plugged. Shoppers and downtown workers won’t need to worry about their vehicle getting a ticket.
Continued: Veterans Day Events
Regional Veterans Day Events
Memorial Program - The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena will be featuring a Friday morning Veterans Day program. The program starts at 10 a.m. and will feature a keynote speaker, Wm. Fred Aronow, Army Reserve Ambassador.
Veterans Discussion - Spokane’s chapter of Veterans for Peace will be speaking at Spokane Community College on Thursday, November 10th to share their observations and feelings about the state of veterans. They’re guests of the Student Awareness League.
Discussion will feature comments from four veterans, three who served in Vietnam and one who served in Iraq.
Professor Scott Finnie, from Eastern Washington University will follow with an academic presentation of the state of veterans over the years.
Occupy Spokane - Occupy Spokane is organizing their own day of action to align with the global movement on Veterans Day. They’ll be gathering and marching in downtown Spokane starting at 11 a.m. They’ll be meeting in Riverfront Park.
BeGin at the MAC - The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture will be open for Veterans Day. They’ll be hosting their monthly open gallery even with live music from the local band, Terrible Buttons and Y La Bamba out of Portland. For more information, visit their Facebook.
Veterans Day, Barbershop Style - Pages of Harmony will perform an evening of patriotic songs saluting the armed forces and military veterans on November 11th at The Lincoln Center. Local Pearl Harbor survivors are guests as well as the author of Radioman, Carol Hipperson.
Tickets are $45 at the door, $25 in advance. For more information, call (509) 325-2925.
Salute to Veterans Dance - The Sons of Norway will be dancing to the sounds of big bands on Friday night. They'll start wtih dance lessons from 6-7 p.m. for those that need a refresher. The MasterClass Jazz Orchestra Big Band will perform from 7-9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.