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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.

Women and Children's Free Restaurant to host 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving

Women and Children's Free Restaurant to host 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving

Even though Thanksgiving is still a week away, dinner preparations are in full swing at Spokane's Women and Children's Free Restaurant (WCFR).

WCFR will host their 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rogers High School Commons on Saturday, November 22 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

On Thursday morning, about a dozen volunteers gathered at WFCR to carve 150 turkeys for Saturday’s event. These volunteers consist of Spokane area caterers and chefs who posses the knowledge needed to properly carve the birds.

WFCR Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Orlando, said people who plan to attend can expect to enjoy a free, traditional, and nutritious Thanksgiving dinner.

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!


Hope for Hunny Bunny fundraiser

Hope for Hunny Bunny fundraiser

The family of four-year-old Annabelle is asking the public to open their hearts, and wallets, next Wednesday to help while she struggles with stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

Lovingly nicknamed Hunny Bunny by her family, Annabelle was diagnosed just before her birthday on September 10th. Doctors discovered three tumors and say the disease has spread to her bone barrow.

With an estimated 18 months of chemotherapy, radiation and new trial treatments ahead of her, Annabelle's family is hoping to draw on the community for support.

Wednesday, October 8, the Monteray Cafe at 9 N. Washington St. is holding an all-day fundraiser. From open to close, 20 percent of all proceeds will be given to the Hope for Hunny Bunny Support Fund. A silent auction and raffle will also be held, a t-shirts will be for sale.

If you are unable to attend but still want to help, a GiveForward online account has also been set up to receive donations. For more information, you can visit the Hope for Hunny Bunny page on Facebook.