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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.

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long tickets only $10 on Thursday, Dec. 4

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long tickets only $10 on Thursday, Dec. 4

For those interested in seeing the Sound of Music Sing-a-Long at the INB Performing Arts Center, today may be the day to buy tickets. For today only, all reserved tickets will be available for only $10 each. This special offer will be available at the Spokane Arena Box Office located at 720 West Mallon Avenue, online at TicketsWest.com, or by calling 800-325-SEAT. The offer is only available on Thursday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical film in full-screen Technicolor on a screen that takes up the entire stage. The screening will be complete with subtitles so the entire audience can easily sing along.

Every guest will also receive a complimentary "Bag of Musical Moments", which will contain various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Google and the National Park Foundation are teaming up for a program that gives girls in Washington state the chance to have their work on display in Washington D.C. for the White House's annual tree lighting ceremony.

NYT best-selling children's author and illustrator at the Bing Dec. 14

NYT best-selling children's author and illustrator at the Bing Dec. 14

New York Times best-seelling children's author and illustrator Jan Brett will make a visit to the Bing Crosby Theater on Sunday, December 14, at 5:00 p.m for her new book, The Animals' Santa.

Free autographed posters will be available to the first hundred families attending. Bringing a camera is encouraged as there will be plenty of photo opportunities with Hedgie the hedgehog and Brett's decorated tour bus.

The event is free to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per adult at the door. This money will go directly to the Friends of the Bing.

Those in the autograph line must have an Auntie's Bookstore receipt with a copy of The Animals' Santa. All of Brett's books will also be available for sale at both the event and Aunties Bookstore. Additional books may be signed depending on the size of the crowd.

For all books that Brett is unable to sign, there will be bookplates (created and signed by Brett herself) haded out to everyone who needs them.

How the Grinch almost stole Spokane's Christmas

Christmas was almost stolen from River Park Square this morning when the Grinch crashed the party and tried to take over Santa's spot under the Christmas tree. The Grinch said he would not allow Santa to visit children any longer, and would effectively end Christmas in the Inland Northwest.