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Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

 

Those interested in helping area Big Brothers Big Sisters program now have the opportunity raise money through the Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign.

 

Participants of the campaign are asked to register their teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and then recruit their bowling team. Every team is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $100 to the BBBS program.

 

Once that money is raised, teams are invited to a celebratory bowling party that will include free bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes. Additionally, each participant will receive a limited edition 2015 BFKS t-shirt, that was designed by a Chase Middle Schooler.

 

BBBS says 100% of the money raised from this program will stay in the team's community. That money will carry out the work of matching the 80 children BBBS has on their waiting list with adult mentors, and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child's family.

 

The 2015 bowling parties will be:

Disney on Ice to bring Frozen to Spokane

Disney on Ice to bring Frozen to Spokane

Disney on Ice is bringing Frozen to the Spokane Arena from Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, November 8th for eight performances.

Tickets will go on-sale Tuesday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at TicketsWest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT. Reserved seat tickets will range from $20.00 to $65.00.

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” said producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Mobius, River Park Square, and Spokane Police Department team up to host Jr. Police Academy Event

Mobius, River Park Square, and Spokane Police Department team up to host Jr. Police Academy Event

The Spokane Police Department, River Park Square and Mobius Children’s Museum are teaming up to put on Spokane’s first-ever Junior Police Academy event. This event will be held in the River Park Square atrium on Saturday, January 24, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the event, which will feature a police patrol car for kids to explore, a K-9 demonstration, an opportunity for kids to dress up in police gear, coloring with a cop, and free child identity packets from Operation Family ID.

Kids who complete at least three of the four station will receive official certification as a Junior Spokane Police Officer, and a free day pass to Mobius Children's Museum.

Air Force Master Sergeant returns home 2 days early, gives wife Christmas surprise

Air Force Master Sergeant returns home 2 days early, gives wife Christmas surprise

Christmas came early for one local couple. John and Sarah Kelley had only been married for a few months when John, who is a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, was sent to serve a remote assignment in Korea.

 

Originally scheduled to return in November, John's deployment was extended for an additional 30 days. He was originally rescheduled to return home Christmas Day, but when his itinerary was moved up two days, he decided to pull off a Christmas surprise.

 

With the help of his parents, a plan was formed. Since their son was scheduled to arrive at noon, John and Sherry Bujosa told Sarah they wanted to meet her for lunch at Longhorn Barbecue on West Sunset Highway.

 

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

Kids Day Downtown to embrace all things Seuss Dec. 13

Kids Day Downtown to embrace all things Seuss Dec. 13

In partnership with the Spokane Public Library and Riverfront Park, December 13 celebrates the kid in all of us as Downtown Spokane embraces all things “Seuss” this holiday season with a new, free, event for the young and young at heart.

Kicking off at 3:00 p.m., participants are invited to don their best Who attire and enjoy crafts and activities at the Downtown Library.

At 4:00 p.m. the “Who Parade” will make its way through Riverfront Park at the corner of Spokane Falls and Post Street. Those participating will enjoy the sounds of Christmas as the parade will be sound tracked by KISS FM. Following the parade, there will be costumes and prizes for the best individual, large group, small group, and “Who-rrific” costumes.

Wrap up an afternoon of fun by singing along to holiday songs and Seusstastic performances at the Rotary Fountain. This will be performed by students from Lewis and Clark High School, who will be earning their way to the Thespian Festival in Lincoln Nebraska next June. Participants can also enjoy some complimentary hot cocoa to warm up.