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Go Big Easter free celebration set for April 4 at Franklin Park

Go Big Easter free celebration set for April 4 at Franklin Park

 

Three local churches have joined together for a family friendly Easter celebration on Saturday April 4th at Franklin Park.


 

City Life Church, Rock of Ages Christian Fellowship, and Sozo Church have rented space at Franklin Park to host a Go Big Carnival and Egg Hunt. The free event will include free food, family friendly activities, and age specific egg hunts with thousands of Easter eggs. The majority of Eggs will be filled with the typical candy and toys, but some will contain prizes from local businesses.


 

Prizes will range from gift cards for free ice cream, local restaurants, and tickets to the arts, and an Apple TV.


 

"We have truly been blown away by the communities response in getting behind this event," said Mark Blair, lead pastor at Sozo Church. "For us, Easter is a celebration of Jesus giving His life for us, and so, as a church, we want to be like Him and give to our community."


 

2015 Spokane Gives Week kicks off with Cleaning from the Core on April 25

2015 Spokane Gives Week kicks off with Cleaning from the Core on April 25

 

The City of Spokane and the Downtown Spokane Partnership are looking for volunteers for the annual Cleaning From The Core (CFTC) event set for Saturday, April 25th. The event will kick off 2015's Spokane Gives Week, a community-wide initiative designed to encourage year-round volunteerism.

 

Every year, hundreds of volunteers spread across Downtown Spokane to clean streets, sweep sidewalks, remove trash, plant flowers, clean up graffiti and more. In 2014 over 400 CFTC volunteers helped remove 4,620 pounds of trash from the Downtown core. This year, the City is planning an even bigger cleanup effort with even more projects including the planting of 3,000 new tree seedlings along the Spokane River.  

 

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

Local filmmakers encouraged to gear up for upcoming 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Film Festival

Local filmmakers encouraged to gear up for upcoming 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Film Festival

 

Local filmmakers will have the opportunity to challenge their skills and creativity at the 5th Annual 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Festival. The official kickoff will begin at on Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the KSPS Studio at 3911 S. Regal Street in Spokane.

 

Doors for the competition will open at 6:30 p.m. and be closed promptly at 7:30 p.m. Filmmakers will then be given the competition's secret criteria, official rules, and will need to fill out an official entry form.

 

Filmmakers will then have exactly 50 hours to complete a 3 - 6 minute movie; starting from the writing and development process all the way to the final editing stage. The competitors will be encouraged to experiment and push their talents to create a unique and entertaining piece for their entry.

 

Completed projects must be returned Sunday, March 29th at the Saranac Public House at 21 W. Main Avenue. Exact time TBA.

 

Junior Lilac Parade needs volunteers

Junior Lilac Parade needs volunteers

 

Spokane's annual Junior Lilac Parade needs volunteers to assist with this year's event which is set for Saturday, May 9th.

 

Volunteers will help with the parade line up, parking logistics, bagging parking meters the night before the parade, stage and tent set up, directing parade attendees, and other tasks and errands that arise during the day.

 

To fuel up prior to the event volunteers, who will receive a parade-themed T-shirt, will be invited to a complimentary breakfast hosted the the parade's organizer, the Rotaract Club of Spokane.

 

People interested in volunteering for the parade should e-mail the Rotaract Club at info@spokanejlp.com.

 

Those who would like to participate in the parade have until April 15 to complete and submit registration forms, which are available at www.spokanejlp.org.

 

Spokane County Library District introduces new series of programs aimed at health and wellness

Spokane County Library District introduces new series of programs aimed at health and wellness

 

The Spokane County Library District will present a spring series of programs to provide wellness ideas and practices for everyday living. The theme of the programs is "Nourish", and classes are aimed to act as inspiration to stimulate the participants mind, energize their bodies, and renew their spirits.

 

Programs in the Nourish series are free to attend and will be held at all ten of the District library locations. The line up features exercise classes including yoga and Tai Chi, as well as other programs designed to entice participants to explore the Inland Northwest.

 

Other classes will explore the health benefits of fermented foods or an afternoon cup of tea. In one class, a local chef will share his experience with cooking locally and will also give a cooking demonstration.

 

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Volunteers needed to plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the Spokane River

Volunteers needed to plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the Spokane River

 

Volunteers are needed to help plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the banks of the Spokane River Park on March 28th at 2839 W. Clark Avenue in Spokane.

 

This event is a project of the Forest Spokane Initiative. This initiative is an ambitious plan to mitigate storm water by implementing green infrastructure by planting trees and removing impervious surfaces.

 

A variety of young and old volunteers are needed to dig, plant seedlings, and carry supplies. 

 

Volunteers should bring their own gloves, shovels, and/or pick ax for the program. Some supplies will also be available the day of the event. Those who plan to attend should also bring their own water, and dress appropriately for the weather.

 

To register for the planting event visit www.volunteerspokane.org, select events and filter by March 28th.