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Egg hunt for dogs (and children)

Egg hunt for dogs (and children)

Have you heard? The Easter Bunny is set to arrive in Spokane on Saturday, April 19, and make a stop at SpokAnimal’s Dog Park at High Bridge. He will hide plastic eggs filled with dog treats and pose for photos with the kiddies.

If you want to participate in the hunt, there is a suggested $10 per dog registration, and begins at 9am in the parking area. Dog park regulars should be aware that the upper dog park will close at 9am to get ready for the Bunny’s arrival , then reopen for the hunt at 10am along with free kids’ activities. Three golden eggs will be hidden somewhere in the upper park with egg-stra special prizes inside.

The SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge is located at 163 South A Street in Spokane’s Peaceful Valley. All proceeds raised from the event benefit the park’s on-going cleanup and maintenance. For updates and activities become a fan of SpokAnimal’s Dog Park at High Bridge on Facebook

Masterplan shows new vision for Riverfront Park

Masterplan shows new vision for Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park has seen few changes since the railroad tracks that encompassed Havermale Island were ripped up for Expo ‘74. But now, 40 years later, the city is looking at the future of what the pride of Downtown Spokane could be for the next generation.


The park is the main attraction in Spokane drawing five million visitors a year. With a new hotel aimed at bringing in more events and convention, the need for a park update is growing.

"Very Carefully" art show coming to Chase Gallery

"Very Carefully" art show coming to Chase Gallery

A new art show is making its way to Spokane's Chase Gallery.

"Very Carefully" is an art show that exemplifies art by Northwest artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship.

The featured artists are Hank Chiappetta of Deer Park, Sarah Fagan of Portland, Patty Franklin of Woodinville, and Rik Nelson of Liberty Lake. 

The exhibition starts April 3 and runs through June 27. The artist reception will be on April 4, from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. in conjuction with First Friday.

The Chase Gallery is located inside Spokane's City Hall at 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

PRESS RELEASE:

VERY CAREFULLY is an art show that exemplifies art by artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship.    

Exhibition dates:         April 3 – June 27, 2014

Artist Reception:         April 4, 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday.

Artists:  

Three city golf courses open in time for Spring

Three city golf courses open in time for Spring

Nothing says Spring like the first swing of the golf club. Three city courses were open for the season on Wednesday, just 24 hours before the official start of spring.


Downriver and Esmerelda opened over the weekend, and at 10:07 am on Wednesday morning golfer Jim Attkinson started the first round of the season at Qualchan.

City reminds residents of dog walking rules

City reminds residents of dog walking rules

Taking your dog for a walk might be part of  your daily routine, or a weekend event, but with spring just around the corner the City of Spokane has some reminders about the rules when you take your pooch out for a stroll.


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Looff Carrousel opens for season Friday

Looff Carrousel opens for season Friday

Winter may have returned, but spring is in the air - at least enough for the Looff Carrousel to open for the season on Friday.


The 1909 Looff Carrousel is on the National Register of Historic Places. It proudly boasts 54 horses, one giraffe, a tiger,  two Chinese dragon chairs and is wheelchair accessible. It’s one of the best preserved hand carved carousels in the country and is the pride of Riverfront Park and is one of the most visited attractions in Spokane. Make sure to grab for the brass ring!

Spokane Public Library extends hours

Spokane Public Library extends hours

This time last year Spokane Public Library thought 2014 would be a grim year. Dwindling funds meant they would likely have to close at least one branch and reduce hours even more. However, a levy passed last February not only ensures all the branches will stay open, but for the first time in eight years the Indian Trail, East Side and Hillyard branches will be open five days a week.


“Budget has been difficult,” said Eva Silverstone, Communications Manager for Spokane Public Library.