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Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

 

Looking to go explore some Washington State Parks, but don't yet have a Discover Pass? Well, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in April.

 

Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to any of Washington's State Parks on April 4th, a springtime free Saturday, and Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd.

 

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. 

 

A Discover Pass is still needed to access WDFW and DNR lands on State Park free days.

 

Go Big Easter free celebration set for April 4 at Franklin Park

Go Big Easter free celebration set for April 4 at Franklin Park

 

Three local churches have joined together for a family friendly Easter celebration on Saturday April 4th at Franklin Park.


 

City Life Church, Rock of Ages Christian Fellowship, and Sozo Church have rented space at Franklin Park to host a Go Big Carnival and Egg Hunt. The free event will include free food, family friendly activities, and age specific egg hunts with thousands of Easter eggs. The majority of Eggs will be filled with the typical candy and toys, but some will contain prizes from local businesses.


 

Prizes will range from gift cards for free ice cream, local restaurants, and tickets to the arts, and an Apple TV.


 

"We have truly been blown away by the communities response in getting behind this event," said Mark Blair, lead pastor at Sozo Church. "For us, Easter is a celebration of Jesus giving His life for us, and so, as a church, we want to be like Him and give to our community."


 

Easter Bunny to hop into River Park Square March 20

Easter Bunny to hop into River Park Square March 20

The Easter Bunny will hop into the first-level atrium at River Park Square on Friday March 20th at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate Spring and the upcoming Easter holiday.

For two weeks only, families can visit River Park Square's Bunny Photo Experience during the following hours:

  • Friday, March 20, 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 23 - Thursday March 26, 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 29, 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30 - Thursday, April 2, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

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.