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Free dental and health screenings for seniors

Spokane-area seniors are invited to a free oral health and wellness screening this Friday, October 24th.  "Senior Smile Day" is part of "Teeth Week"  and will include:

Zombie Hike returns to Riverside State Park

Zombie Hike returns to Riverside State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park Foundation invite the public to attend the third annual “Return of the Zombies” hike in Riverside State Park.

The annual pre-Halloween event takes place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Road, in Nine Mile Falls.

Touted as the “scariest half-mile hike ever,” the event is open to all ages. Admission to the haunted zombie hike is $10 for adults; $5 for youths age 3-12; and free for children under 3. Adults are issued a flashlight, and kids ages 3 to 12 receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet that come with the admission fee. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed at the event.

Free health services from EWU at Senior Smile day

Free health services from EWU at Senior Smile day

Students and staff from Eastern Washington University's health sciences program are donating their time and talents next weekend for the annual Senior Smiles Day.

From 9 am – 3 pm on Friday, October 24 anyone 55 and over and on a fixed income is welcome to come to the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic on the University District Campus for the following services:

  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Gait screening
  • Hearing test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Medication and nutrition consultation
  • Fall prevention workshops

Participants are asked to reserve an appointment by calling (509) 919-3045 or visiting the Senior Smile website.

FEMA wants you to participate in earthquake drill Thursday

FEMA wants you to participate in earthquake drill Thursday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging participation in a national earthquake drill this Thursday, October 16.

FEMA says over 40 states are at risk of earthquakes, but surveys report fewer than one-third of adults have participated in a drill in the last year. That's why they're spreading the word about this year's Great ShakeOut.

“Past practice and previous participation in a drill can make all the difference in an emergency,” FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said. “Everyone should know how to drop to the ground, cover themselves under a sturdy table or desk, and hold on to it until the shaking stops. It needs to happen with enough regularity that it becomes second nature during an actual earthquake.

At 10:16 am local time, participants should do the following:

Take Back Your Life Expo

Take Back Your Life Expo

A unique expo this weekend wants to help women who have been affected, or know someone who has been affected, by domestic violence.

This Sunday is the second annual Stop Violence Against Women Day – A Celebration of Life for Domestic Violence Survivors. To mark the day, local non-profit The Family Guide is hosting the Take Back Your Life Expo.

The Expo will connect women with professionals and experts to start the healing process, and to connect people with resources, information and advice to regain control of their health, spirit, mind and finances again.

The Expo is this Sunday, October 19 at the Lincoln Center. It include a dessert and wine tasting event with local celebrities and guest speakers, live entertainment, a fashion show, complimentary mini-spa services, hourly giveaways, samples and more.

The event is free, but doubles as a fundraiser for local non-profits STOP Violence against Women and The Family Guide.


First annual Market Street Harvest Fest in Hillyard

First annual Market Street Harvest Fest in Hillyard

The Greater Hillyard Business Association, a local non-profit, is hosting the first annual Market Street Harvest Fest in the historic Hillyard Business District.

It kicks off with a benefit breakfast, “The Coldest Breakfast in Spokane,” with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit local heroes at the Fairchild AFB Family Advocacy Center.

The festival also includes “Kids Fest,” with live entertainment and activitities, craft beer and wine tasting for the adults and live music by Christy Lee and the Eleven 18, Tommy G and The Cary Fly Band. There are also a variety of local vendors turning out, including the Spokane Food Truck Association and the Farmers Market by Greenbluff.

City Councilman Mike Fagan says he's proud of his City Council District.

“Hillyard is a community that takes unparalleled steps to promote itself,” he said. “It is a vibrant, growing, business friendly district that welcomes the entire community and embraces dynamic, innovative ideas.”

Mobius Children's Museum Fall event schedule

Mobius Children's Museum Fall event schedule

Mobius Children's Museum has announced their Fall schedule of classes and events for October and November. No pre-registration is needed. You can call the museum at (509) 321-7121 for more details.


Mobius Children's Museum Home School Classes, ages 4-8, 4-5 pm

Members: $15

Non-Member: $20

10/15 – Powerful Plants: What do you know about the plants that surround us? Why are they green? How do they survive and what do they eat? Plants help everything around us survive, so learn all about plants in this class and do a fun flower experiment!

11/12 – Outer Space: We’ll look at all the planets in our solar system and find out what ones are the largest, farthest, and how to tell them apart! PLUS, get ready to fly through space when we walk across the street to the Science Center for an exclusive Planetarium Show just for us!