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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Meals on Wheels to host annual Cinn-A-Gram Fundraiser

Send sweet treats to your Valentine and help feed local seniors in need. Each $25 Cinn-a-gram includes: two heavenly Cinnabons, a coffee mug, ready to brew gourmet coffee, Coeur d'Alene Chocolates, a handmade napkin, a special message from you, and a few other goodies. Cinn-a-grams will be hand delivered by local volunteers on February 14th. Visit or call 509-232-0864 for more information. The deadline is Monday, February 11th, so get your orders in today!

Cowboy Love songs for Valentine's Day at Chateau Rive

Wylie & The Wild West present 'Cowboy Love Songs' Thursday February 14, 7:30pm in Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Avenue.

Tickets are on sale at all Ticketswest Outlets, or 800-325-SEAT. $20 advance/$25 day of show/general admission Website:

ValenWine weekend in Spokane

The Spokane Winery Association wineries will be celebrating Valentine's Day by hosting the third annual ValenWine Weekend event this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6. Go to for all the details.

An 'Evening with Patty Duke'

The Calm welcomes you to spend an 'Evening with Patty Duke', on Tuesday February 19th, at 6 pm. Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke will talk in a relaxed setting at the Calm, 1301 S. Grand Blvd. There will be a Question & Answer session and books will be on hand to purchase for Patty to sign.

Tickets can be purchased at then click events tab and find Patty and purchase tickets! :) Proceeds benefit Lilac Services for the Blind.

Spokane String Quartet explores unconventional instruments, dark themes

Crystal glasses, maracas, gongs, glass rods and thimbles may not sound like instruments for a typical string quartet concert, but George Crumb's 'Black Angels' is no ordinary string quartet. The Spokane String Quartet is performing the work by the avant-garde composer at 3pm, Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Written in 1971 and subtitled, 'Thirteen Images from the Dark Land,' Crumb's 'Black Angels' is played on amplified string instruments along with the non-traditional instruments. The violin embodies the devil's music and the cello provides the voice of God in the 13 movements that depict vignettes from Hell.

Also on the program is Franz Schubert's String Quartet No. 13, better known as 'Death and the Maiden,' and Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7, a work written in memory of his late wife and reminiscent of the composer's film music.

All seats are general admission. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Ticket prices include a $2 theater preservation fee. Tickets are available at, 800-325-SEAT or 509-624-1200 or at the door.

The Spokane String Quartet consists of Mateusz Wolski and Amanda Howard-Phillips, violins; Jeannette Wee-Yang, viola; and Helen Byrne, cello.

Fore! The 2013 Spokane Golf Show is February 16 and 17

The 15th Annual Spokane Golf & Travel Show sponsored by Toyota, Washington Trust Bank, Northern Quest Resort & Casino & the Spokesman Review is just two weeks away and will be held on February 16 and 17 in the Spokane Convention Center. Event/show hours are Saturday 9 - 5 pm and Sunday 10 - 4 pm. Admission is $12, children twelve and under are free. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest Outlets or the golf show web site,

Every adult paid admission will receive a two free rounds of golf, one free round of golf from Spokane's Fairways Golf Course and another round from a variety of courses including; Priest Lake, Columbia Point, Bryden Canyon, Redstone, Cascade, Chewelah, The Links, Harrington and Colfax.

The theme this year is more, more of everything. Manufacturers, exhibitors, vacation ideas and space. The show has grown from 20,000 square feet of exhibit space in 2011 to 35,000 in 2012 to over 45,000 square feet of golf goodies to explore.

Learn from the best with seminars and the PGA quick tip net headlined by NW PGA teacher of the year, Kathy Jensen. The seminar stage will also feature golf professionals Gary Lindeblad (Indian Canyon) and Steve Prugh (Manito CC) discussing junior golf and how to get your children involved. The Inland Empire PGA Chapter will be providing FREE instructional tips at two hitting nets in the show. This will be staffed by varying area golf professionals with a schedule to be posted as it goes final the week of the show.

Area courses and golf vacations ideas from throughout the Northwest (Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Canada) will be present. For the first time Hawaii and Mesquite golf have joined the show. The Spokane Golf Show will feature plenty of vacation prizes. Fun, activities and bargains for all ages.

Traditional favorites continue. Great clearance and close out clothing and equipment by over 13 area golf courses at the PGA clearance area, regional golf retailers, the EWU Toyota $20,000 long putt, long drive contests an d plenty of interactive fun for all ages.

For more details go to or call 509-621-0125.

Correction: Regional Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals at the Bing Feb 7

Students from nine regional high schools will participate in the Poetry Out Loud Regional Final, hosted by Eastern Washington University's Get Lit! Programs. The competition will take place from 7-9 pm, Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Help the Spokane Tribe Support Operation Warm Heart for Fairchild Air Force Base

This Saturday, February 9 from 9am to 5pm, you can donate to make a difference at Spoko Fuel in Airway Heights, 14212 W Highway 2.

Join the Spokane Tribe in making a difference with 'Operation Warm Heart', an organization supporting families of deployed soldiers and Spokane community members. Enjoy chocolate Valentine's while your gas is pumped by Fairchild volunteers. For more information, visit

Gonzaga U Music Department presents 'Benjamin Britten: A 100th Birthday festival' concert

The Gonzaga University music department will honor the famous late composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) with a choral celebration performance titled, 'Benjamin Britten: A 100th Birthday Festival Concert' at 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb. 22 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes (1115 W. Riverside Ave.). The free concert includes a post-performance reception - complete with birthday cake.

Directed by Timothy Westerhaus, the combined Gonzaga University Choirs along with organist John Bodinger will perform a rich variety of Britten's works - including a musical celebration of 'Happy Birthday.' While Britten's actual 100th birthday falls on Nov. 22, events and activities are taking place in 140 cities worldwide in this, the composer's centenary year. For more information, visit the following website:

Britten is considered among the greatest composers of classical music in the 20th century. He is best known for his music for the voice: choral works, songs and song cycles, and - above all - a series of operas among the most engaging ever written. His first success in this genre, 'Peter Grimes,' revived opera in English.

For more information, contact Timothy Westerhaus at 509-313-6733 or via email, or visit the Gonzaga University music department's website:

ClayFox Clay School

The north side pottery school is offering classes in both pottery wheel work and handbuilding with clay. Classes are held in the professional pottery studio of Jill Smith. The ClayFox Clay School is for people who want to develop basic clay throwing skills on the potter's wheel, learn more advanced techniques or for people who want to 'Just Try It' have fun and get muddy! Classes are limited to 5 people in a session and held in a professional potter's studio nestled in a pretty setting in the Little Spokane River valley. More information on the clay school can be found at www.clayfoxclayschool or by calling 509-466-4612.

'The Force of Habit,' at Gonzaga U

'The Force of Habit,' a 17th-century play written in Spanish, will be the Gonzaga University theatre department's next main-stage production and marks the first time the comedy will be performed in English. The play, which features two characters exploring gender roles amid the tension of social customs, opens Feb. 22 in the Magnuson Theatre.

Written by Guillen de Castro, the Gonzaga production was translated and directed by Kathleen Jeffs, Ph.D. 'The Force of Habit' will be staged at 7:30 pm Feb. 22-23, Feb. 28 and March 1-2 with a matinee at 2 pm on March 3. Audience members are invited to attend discussions after each show - with the director, actors, and invited respondents - of issues raised in the play.

'The Force of Habit' is a controversial play about a brother and sister separated at birth and raised in a fashion contrary to the gender norms of society. When reunited, their journey of family expectations and romantic desire leads them to re-evaluate the customs in which they have been raised. Gonzaga students and faculty are excited to present this timeless show and shed light on a relevant social topic.

"It is a fast-moving comedy," said Jeffs, the director. "While it hinges on the serious question of whether gender is the result of 'nature' or 'nurture,' it charms us with its portrayal of the irresistible powers of love and attraction."

To purchase a ticket, call the Gonzaga Theatre Box Office at 509-313-6553 or purchase online at Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Spokane Symphony performs Tchaikovsky this weekend

Condictor Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony, with guest violinist Vadim Gluzman, will perform Tchaikovsky's Famous Violin Concerto this Saturday, February 9 at 8pm with another performance on Sunday, February 10 at 3pm, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Other works performed will be Mozart's Impresario Overture and Bruckner's Symphony No. 7.

Tickets start at $14 and are available at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. or by phone at 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Sweeny Todd comes to Coeur d'Alene

The popular musical thriller 'Sweeny Todd' will be at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d'Alene from February 8 until March 3. A musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, the macabre play follows an exiled barber in 1786 London, on his quest for revenge against the judge who framed him and ruined his family. In the process he becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, killing strangers unfortunate enough to wander into his shop.

Tickets start at $13.75, and curtain times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets and more information:

Art Spirit Gallery and artist Jerri Lisk team up against ovarian cancer

The Art Spirit Gallery and Jerri Lisk are pleased to support the important mission of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation to honor the brave women we know and love who are fighting this terrible disease with courage, determination and dignity. 10% of the sales from Jerri's paintings during her show at the gallery will be donated to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund,

The Jerri Lisk Exhibition runs from February 8 through March 2. Opening Reception will be on Friday, February 8 from 5-8:00. Winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11-6.

Over 22,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. Many of these women are unaware of the symptoms of the disease, and will spend weeks or months pursuing a diagnosis. For the more fortunate who are diagnosed and treated early, the five year survival rate is over 92%.

Sadly, most of these women will not be diagnosed until the disease has reached an advanced stage. Ovarian cancer symptoms can be vague and subtle and mimic those of other noncancerous conditions affecting women. There is no effective screening test, and approximately 60% of ovarian cancer is not detected until it has spread beyond the ovaries. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancers in the United States, and is the fifth leading cancer death among American women. The good news is that survival for women with ovarian cancer has improved significantly over the last 30 years. Today, 50% of those women will survive longer than five years after diagnosis, partially due to the work of proactive organizations like the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF.)

OCRF is the largest private philanthropy in the U.S. dedicated solely to funding ovarian cancer research. Since 1998, OCRF has funded more than $50 million in ovarian cancer research studies at 63 medical centers across the United States, targeting early detection, cancer biology, genetic risk, improved treatment and eventual cure. Over 90% of every dollar raised supports this critically important research and Charity Navigator has awarded OCRF its highest four-star rating for efficiency.

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