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Tickets still available for Second Harvest's May 20th Taking a Bite out of Hunger event

Tickets still available for Second Harvest's May 20th Taking a Bite out of Hunger event

 

A limited amount of tickets are available for Second Harvest's Taking a Bite out of Hunger food and beverage tasting and auction. The event will take place on Wednesday May 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Main Floor of the Spokane Arena.

 

According to Second Harvest, Taking a Bite out of Hunger is Spokane's largest fund raising even to fight hunger and feed hope in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

 

The event will be all about sampling delicious food and drink with friends, and supporting a great cause. This is the organization's 21st annual event and will feature more than 50 of Spokane's top restaurants, vintners and brewers and auction.

 

Seats and tables can be reserved online by CLICKING HERE, or by emailing melissa.cloninger@2-harvest.org or calling 252-6274.

 

Bruce "Sprintsteen" among trading card characters at Bloomsday Trade Show

Bruce "Sprintsteen" among trading card characters at Bloomsday Trade Show

 

Bruce Sprintsteen and seven other Bloomsday characters—or at least the popular trading cards that represent them—will be available for collecting at the Bloomsday Trade Show this weekend. Collect them, trade them, or carry them in your wallet to show your friends. This year's eight new character trading cards will join the sixteen that were distributed in 2013 and 2014.
 

“Every year Bloomsday is a parade of 50,000 unique characters,” said Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong. “The trading cards underscore that fact, although we don’t expect our actual participants to look quite as extraordinary as the ones on the cards.”
 

Each of the eight cards in the 2015 set feature an imaginary Bloomsday character. This year’s set includes Bruce Sprintsteen, Tia Shirt, JerriO, Mary Thon, Ken Yan, Headband Jan, Sole Man and Annie Mal.
 

In addition to the characters on the front, the backs of the cards feature fun facts and stats about Bloomsday and running.
 

No-Li's No Boundaries on the River Small Batch Beer Fest set for May 16

No-Li's No Boundaries on the River Small Batch Beer Fest set for May 16

 

No-Li Brewhouse will host their No Boundaries on the River 3.0" Small Batch Beer Fest on Saturday May 16. The beer will start flowing at 11:00 a.m. and continue to do so through 3:00 p.m.

 

The Brewery promises live music, good food, great laughter and 12 tremendous beers on their outdoor patio along the banks of the Spokane River.

 

According to No-Li, NBoR 3.0 is all about celebrating craft beer. The festival is set to include barrel-aged, experimental and infused beers all brewed to give tasters a unique, delicious, and exciting taste experience.

 

In addition to the 12 small batch beers, attendees will get an exclusive chance to purchase the first bottle of No-Li's newest barrel-aged series 22oz bombers. There will only be 2000 bottles distributed in the Pacific Northwest, and those at NBoR will have a chance to get a sneak peek before the brew is released to the public.

 

Salvation Army to host free community dinner April 29 with Gonzaga and Sodexo

Salvation Army to host free community dinner April 29 with Gonzaga and Sodexo

 

For the second year in a row, The Salvation Army of Spokane is partnering with Gonzaga’s Center for Community Action & Service Learning and the Sodexo Foundation to help fight hunger in the community.

 

The three organizations chose Wednesday, April 29th to host the community dinner in conjunction with Spokane Gives Week, April 25-May 3. The Community Dinner is free and open to the public. Up to 350 guests are expected to take part in the dinner.

 

The Salvation Army will host the event at its Community Center on 222 E. Indiana Ave. on Wednesday April 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sodexo will be cooking and supplying all of the food. Gonzaga’s CASL program will provide student volunteers to help with the event, along with more than 10 community wide volunteers who have signed up through the Spokane Gives website.

 

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.