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Local comedian Michael Glatzmaier combines comedy and song for May 7 show a the Bing

Local comedian Michael Glatzmaier combines comedy and song for May 7 show a the Bing

 

Song and comedy will collide during a special performance at the Bing Crosby Theater on May 7th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Local comedian Michael Glatzmaier began playing guitar when he was 8 years old. While most children would dream of becoming rock stars, Glatzmaier had something different in mind.

 

“I was never into country music, I was never into rock n' roll, and definitely was not a rapper or anything,” Glatzmaier said. “People would come up to me and they would say, 'Michael, make a song about my friend,' 'Michael, make a song about the P.E. Teacher,' 'Make a song about the lunch food,' and right away I would start making up a song and they would always be goofy. I guess it was just fun to make people laugh or smile.”

 

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will teach Spokane area residents how to live with moose during three presentation sessions scheduled over the next month.

 

WDFW wildlife biologists, conflict specialists, and enforcement officers will present information about moose biology including habitat use and movements, how to safely handle situations when moose wander into urban areas, and when and where to call for assistance.

 

The free public sessions are:

  • Tuesday, April 28, South Hill Library (3324 S. Perry St., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11, North Spokane Library (44 E. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, WDFW Eastern Washington Regional Office (2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley) 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

 

A walk in Spokane Valley aims to benefit individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

 

The Inland Northwest's first Steps of Autism 5k is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m.

 

Organized by the Northwest Autism Center, the Steps of Autism 5k will start and finish at Mirabeau Meadows Park South shelter and will follow the Centennial Trail through Spokane Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate in the event.

 

"Increased awareness leads to improved health care, education, community support infrastructure; and perhaps more significantly, expanded relationships and a sense of belonging for the individual living with autism and their family and friends," said Dawn Sidell, Northwest Autism Center's Executive Director.

 

Junior Lilac Parade to kick off 2015 Spokane Lilac Festival on May 9

Junior Lilac Parade to kick off 2015 Spokane Lilac Festival on May 9

 

The Junior Lilac Parade will kick off Spokane's 77th Annual Lilac Festival at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th.

 

The theme of this year's parade is "Dancing in the Streets!". The parade's marching bands will play upbeat music to inspire dancing among patrons attending the festivities.

 

Regional junior high and elementary school bands will showcase their talents and compete for the opportunity to march in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade the following week. In addition to the competing drill and dance teams, numerous children's organizations and clubs from throughout the Northwest will participate in the event, making it one of the largest children's parades in the entire nation. Local dignitaries, area nonprofit organizations and downtown businesses will join in the festivities.

 

The parade will follow the same route as last year- a departure from the traditional route- due to ongoing construction along a section of the established path. The parade's starting point is near the intersection of Spokane Falls Boulevard and Washington Street.

 

Spokane celebrates local African American graduates April 25 at Gonzaga

Spokane celebrates local African American graduates April 25 at Gonzaga

 

Gonzaga University will host the 19th Annual African American Spokane Community Graduation Celebration at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. This event marks the 11th year that Gonzaga has sponsored and hosted the celebration.

 

The event began as a grassroots initiative created by key African American community leaders in efforts to recognize academic achievement of youth. This year’s graduation is dedicated to the late Master Sgt. Wilbert “Tre” Norton III, a recruiter for the local Army National Guard who was a champion for diversity and multicultural students. Norton served as the master of ceremonies for the 2012 graduation celebration.

 

Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh will give the institutional welcome followed by an address from Andre Dove, a veteran, pastor, author and coordinator of the Workfirst Program at Spokane Falls Community College.

 

Startup Weekend Spokane brings challenge and opportunity to local entrepreneurs

Startup Weekend Spokane brings challenge and opportunity to local entrepreneurs

 

 

One idea and 54 hours. That is all local entrepreneurs will have to develop a business plan to be presented to a panel of judges during Startup Weekend Spokane.

 

View it as a challenge, opportunity, or better yet both. The weekend will provide emerging entrepreneurs with the experience, resources and contacts to start a viable business. By Sunday evening, participants will have created a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to present to local entrepreneurs and potential investors.

 

The event aims to bring fresh faces into Spokane's business community. Those with no startup experience are especially welcome to attend, participate and develop their entrepreneurial spirit.

 

STCU to teach teens about finances during upcoming Money Camps

STCU to teach teens about finances during upcoming Money Camps

 

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will host a pair of free Money Camps in Spokane this spring as part of its longstanding tradition to provide financial education to tweens and teens.

 

The credit union is offering Money Camp at the Moran Prairie Library on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Can't make it that day? Another camp will take place on Saturday, May 16 at the Shadle Library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

“The payoff is when you see the ‘Ah ha moment,’ in their faces,” said STCU President and CEO Tom Johnson. “These financial skills will last them their whole lives.”