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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pig Out in the Park begins today!



Spokane's biggest music and food event of the year begins today, August 28 through Labor day, the 40th annual Pig Out in the Park takes over Riverfront. 100 free concerts on four stages, 57 food booths serving over 245 menu items, and a six day public market. It's open at 11am each day, the music starts at noon and runs until 10pm.

Don't miss this Spokane tradition. Get all the details at spokanepigout.com.


Spokane Symphony performs two Free Labor Day Weekend Concerts



The Spokane Symphony will be at Comstock Park on Spokane's South Hill to bid farewell to summer and welcome the new Symphony season. This year's free concert on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 at 6pm, marks the 34rd year of this holiday concert tradition.

Labor Day Weekend also marks the 19th annual free Ludlow Kramer Memorial Concert at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake, where the Spokane Symphony performs the same program on Saturday, August 31 at 6pm. Both concerts are offered free of charge as a gift to the community.

Both Labor Day weekend concerts will be conducted by Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara. The music program is an eclectic mix of classics, patriotic songs and movie music that previews the music that will be heard in the Symphony's upcoming 74th season that starts on September 14 and 15 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

So pack your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for some wonderful summer music. Details at www.spokanesymphony.org.


Special Spokane Symphony concert at Riverfront Park's Pavilion Sept. 7



The Spokane Symphony will be part of the grand opening community celebration of the Pavilion in Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 7 at 4pm. The hour-long concert will be the inaugural concert of the Spokane Symphony's new Music Director James Lowe (pictured above), who is the eighth conductor in the 74-year history of the Spokane Symphony.

The music includes Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' Leonard Bernstein's Overture to Candide, John Williams selections from Star Wars and Harry Potter movies, and other highlights from the upcoming 74th season of the Spokane Symphony.


Pamela Benton performs at Studio 107 in CdA August 30



The incomparable singer-songwriter Pamela Benton is the featured artist this Friday, August 30 from 6-8pm at Studio 107, at 503 East Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene. She plays the guitar and an amazing electric violin.


New Exhibit at Spokane Art School this Saturday

This Saturday, August 31 from 11am-2:30pm, Lisa Soranaka is the featured artist at Art on the Street at the Spokane Art School 811 West Garland. Using watercolors Lisa will give lessons on washes.

Get more information at spokaneartschool.net.


Disney on Ice coming October 18-20



Tickets are on sale now for the Disney On Ice show, 'Mickey's Search Party,' a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! 6 performances, Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the Spokane Arena.

Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


This week's music at Arbor Crest

This week's concerts are: Thursday, August 29, Christie Lee, performing Country tunes. Admission is $6 on Thursday, music begins at 5:30.

And Sunday, September 1, The Powers will play a great mix of Folk-Country, admission $12. Music begins at 4:30pm.

For more concert information, visit arborcrest.com.

Rockin' B Ranch Cowboy Supper Shows this weekend



Rockin' B Ranch will have more of their great Cowboy Supper Shows this weekend, with performances this Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, with shows beginning at 6:15pm. Additional upcoming shows are Fridays & Saturdays: September 27 & 28, and October 4 & 5.

They offer the same great food, and wonderful entertainment from the Riders of the Rockin' B. For tickets and more information, call 509-891-9016 or visit www.rockinbranch.com.

YMCA Launches Free Memberships to All 7th Graders



Launching this Sunday, September 1, all students entering 7th grade will have free access to all YMCAs in the region through August 31, 2020. The YMCA provides a safe space for pre-teens to build character, engage in healthy activities and build meaningful relationships with peers and caring adults. Their goal is to encourage teens to maintain and/or adopt healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Students will have access to Teen/Youth Activity Centers; the Climbing Wall and Skate Park (Memorial Day-Labor Day) at the Valley Y; all aquatic centers including lap pools, recreation pools, lazy river, water slides, and more; Gymnasium and Wellness Floors (must complete free Youth Wellness Cardio and Strength equiment trainings prior to Wellness Floor access); group exercise classes, and discounts on selected programs. Some amenities may not be available at all locations.

Memberships can begin by visiting any regional YMCA to complete a membership application while accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also sign. For more information, visit ymcainw.org.


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