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Spokane Humane Society Love-A-Thon Dec. 2

Spokane Humane Society Love-A-Thon Dec. 2

The Spokane Humane Society will host a Love-A-Thon for the critters at the shelter on Tuesday, December 2nd as a part of #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give. 

For #GivingTuesday the Spokane Humane Society will be hosting its first ever ‘Love-A-Thon’ On Tuesday December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. the shelter will be open and encourages community members to come by and spend some quality snuggle time with our amazing shelter animals.

“Not everyone has the ability to donate monetarily but everyone has love to give,” said  volunteer coordinator Jenna Carroll. “We created an event to help encourage the community to give a little  love, even if they don’t have the time to commit to being a regular volunteer”.

Spokane premiere of Drunktown's Finest at Bing Crosby Theater

Spokane premiere of Drunktown's Finest at Bing Crosby Theater

Drunktown's Finest will premiere at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday, November 28 and on Saturday, November 29. The film screenings are part of Native American Heritage Month celebrations, an initiative of the Mayor's Office and the Department of Local Government and Multi-Cultural Affairs.

The film, directed by Sydney Freeland, depicts three young Native American as they strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian Reservation near an alcohol-fueled town in New Mexico. The film is an official selection at a multitude of acclaimed film festivals, including The 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Run time is 92 minutes.

Spokane is one of only two cities in Washington state currently showing the film. The screenings are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day. The screening at 3:00 p.m. on Friday is free. Admission to the other three showings is $5

How the Grinch almost stole Spokane's Christmas

Christmas was almost stolen from River Park Square this morning when the Grinch crashed the party and tried to take over Santa's spot under the Christmas tree. The Grinch said he would not allow Santa to visit children any longer, and would effectively end Christmas in the Inland Northwest.

Commemorating World AIDS Day in Spokane, Dec. 1

Commemorating World AIDS Day in Spokane, Dec. 1

December 1st will once again mark the arrival of World AIDS Day, a global event held each year to honor the lives lost to HIV/AIDS, and to offer our hope and support to those living with HIV. Spokane Regional Health District and Spokane AIDS Network are co-chairing the event this year, and together, they invite the community to join them in commemorating World AIDS Day.


Spokane’s event will take place on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave., in the upstairs gala area. The commemoration will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and complimentary refreshments will be served. The evening will culminate in a silent vigil by candlelight to pay homage to those who have passed away.


Over 18,000 people in Washington state have been diagnosed with HIV since the first case in 1982. Of these, nearly 8,000 people died. But with advances in HIV medications, affected people are living longer and healthier lives. HIV medications, taken daily as prescribed, also decrease the chances a person will transmit the virus to others.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

Spokane YFC presents: The Resiliency Project

Spokane YFC presents: The Resiliency Project

Spokane Youth for Christ will be holding a  fund raising event called The Resiliency
Project: A Story of Life in Unlikely Places. It is an initiative of YFC providing young people a
platform to share their stories with our greater community through creative arts.


The event will be held at The Bing Crosby Theater on December 3, 2014. Social hour begins at
6:00 p.m. with the event to start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketswest.com or at the
door for $20.

Youth for Christ provides life transforming programs to at-risk youth living in Spokane’s most
impoverished neighborhoods. Each week hundreds of kids stream through their youth center
doors to participate in strategic programs addressing systemic issues young people face. YFC
holistically develops young people in the areas of education, economic literacy, health and
wellbeing, civic literacy and spiritual direction. This ministry impacts the lives of hundreds of
youth each week.

More information can be found by visiting www.spokaneyfc.org, or by calling call 509-327-7721

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.