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civic learning takes fter the Constitutional Convention higher priority. Winconcluded in September 1787, officially ning students, participatcreating the American government, a ing civics teachers and woman asked Benjamin Franklin whether the parents can win a trip Constitution had created “a monarchy or a reto Washington, D.C., public?” Franklin famously replied, “A republic, to become immersed madam, if you can keep it.” Now, 226 years later, in learning further how a similar question faces American society: Do government works. Americans know enough about democracy, and Following a Jeopardy the republic created long ago, to keep it? format, the tournament Evidence of civic illiteracy is everywhere. will offer an electronic Students routinely fail standardized tests of their “app” and a printed Official Study Guide so that knowledge of American government, economics, students can learn easily or work in groups to history and foreign policy. In recent years, the prepare for the competition. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Pew Center Meanwhile, the Foundation is also preparing and Newsweek have tested the civic knowledge an online “test” for candidates for federal office of students and adults; the results have been miserable. Comedian Jay Leno regularly holds interviews on his “Jaywalking” segment that embarrass viewers when normal citizens can’t answer easy questions about the American system. The U.S. Department of Education conducts periodic national testing of 4th, 8th and 12th graders: only 12 percent in 2014, encouraging them to know basic civics. test “proficient” in Civics. It seems reasonable that if young people are Thankfully, next year Washington’s high learning about government, federal officeholdschool seniors must pass a one-semester course in ers should be equally informed and able to pass “civics” to graduate. Contrast that with Califora test similar to the immigrant citizenship exam nia, passing a law requiring high school students that all applicants for American citizenship must to learn the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and pass if they are to become citizens. transgender figures — or Maryland, passing a law requiring seniors to be “environmentally literate” ivic learning is nonpartisan before graduating. That’s up to those states, but and all-American. It simply what about laws requiring knowledge of how seeks to emphasize the democracy works? What about a requireimportance of an informed citizenry, ment that assures the next generation aware of our rich American heriof leaders is prepared to perpetuate the tage and how the United States has principles that have assured American Send comments to independence and progress? overcome human struggles so that our society won’t take for granted he failure of both students and such principles as freedom, democadults to know about America has racy, human rights and a fair system of justice, prompted my nonprofit, nonpartisan all principles for which Americans have fought Foundation to announce a region-wide Citizenand died. ship Tournament this fall with up to $10,000 in Help America keep the republic of which scholarships and other valuable prizes at stake. Franklin spoke. n The goal of the tournament is to make Eastern Washington the civics capital of the nation, so If you know 4th, 8th and 12th grade students that our region can boast of its highly educated who would like to compete for scholarships students schooled in subjects that matter to the and prizes next fall, encourage them to enter principles that have made our country great. the George Nethercutt Foundation’s CitizenSince the focus of student education has been ship Tournament. For details, visit nethercuttelsewhere for more than 50 years, it’s time that later this month.



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t’s graduation season again, so you’re bound to see mortarboards and gowns around town in the coming days. But there’s one end-ofschool moment you should know more about. Just last week, 20 first-year medical students finished up their coursework — part of the prestigious University of Washington School of Medicine’s new program to train our future doctors outside of Seattle. And Washington State University’s Riverpoint Health Sciences Campus in downtown Spokane is where it’s happening. Here’s the kicker: Fifteen of those 20 have signed up to come back for their second year in Spokane. And since the third and fourth years of med school are devoted to patient care via clerkships, or rotations, these 15 could be the first-ever UW Medicine grads to never take a class in Seattle. Yes, our University District is off and running. Now it’s a matter of managing its success. And that task falls to Lisa Brown, the chancellor of WSU Spokane and former Washington State Senate Majority Leader. “It used to be Republicans and Democrats; now it’s Cougars and Huskies,” she quipped last week as we discussed her new post. In recent years, we’ve asked our public universities to become more entrepreneurial. The Riverpoint Campus has pushed that transition, as WSU has been challenged to not view expansion into Spokane as a threat to its Pullman roots. Meanwhile, UW has been challenged by the instant success of its Spokane spin-off; in fact, it has prompted a reevaluation of its School of Medicine’s entire curriculum. Today the Riverpoint Campus is ripe for high-tech spin-offs; WSU’s School of Pharmacy will be fully located there by fall, offering great research opportunities. And WSU Spokane is already competing for top talent from across the nation — docs who bring their research grants with them. There will be growing pains; massive buildings like the soon-to-open, 125,000-square-foot Biomedical and Health Sciences Building will be hard to come by in future state budgets. More public-private partnerships will need to emerge to feed the need for lab space — even the old Jensen-Byrd Building should find a new use on the cutting edge of medicine. Spokane needs to embrace this success more by connecting downtown to the campus — Browne and Division are like a freeway, making pedestrians less likely to cross the great divide. And the idea for a connection to Sprague Avenue just above the railroad tracks needs to be dusted off as well. So why did those brave few decide to stay for another year? At least some of them admit to having been charmed by Spokane. We built it, and now they’ve started to come — and stay. n

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t first glance, Mora County, New Mexico, may seem to bear little similarity to Spokane. The county is one of the poorest in the nation and very conservative. It’s also in the middle of nowhere — a two-hour drive from the nearest city, Santa Fe. But on April 29, the county commissioners voted to become the first county in the U.S to adopt a local bill of rights that bans all oil and gas drilling within the county. With its vote, Mora County joins more than 150 municipalities across the country — including the city of Pittsburgh — in adopting a bill of rights that places the rights of the community to decide its future above “rights” claimed by corporations. Those local laws do three things: They establish a local bill of rights that recognizes enforceable rights to clean air, clean water and sustainable futures; they ban corporate activities that run afoul of those rights; and they elevate the right of the community to adopt their bill of rights over the rights and powers claimed by corporations to overturn them. In that way, Mora County and Spokane are not so different. Since 2009, a group of Spokane residents — recognizing that people within Spokane have little control over unwanted development, water pollution and their own employers — have worked to qualify and pass a local bill of rights. In its first year on the ballot, under a hailstorm of out-of-town money donated to opposition campaigns — and interference by the City Council — it received just over 25 percent of the vote. In 2011, after requalifying a shortened initiative, it came within a 500-vote swing of becoming law within the City, garner-

ing more than 49 percent support. In Mora County, adoption of the local bill of rights took three years — requiring the ousting of an incumbent pro-gas-drilling commissioner, the firing of the county manager, and the election of a new commissioner supported by the group campaigning for the local bill of rights. Along the way were threats of lawsuits, accompanied by contentions that the initiative was illegal, unconstitutional and anti-business. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. State constitutions and the federal constitution are ostensibly anchored on our right to local self-government. Somewhere along the way, however, corporate decision-makers have been able to harness government so that it does exactly the opposite. That has to change, but the institutions that got us to this place won’t. And that’s why — just like prior people’s movements — such a change has to be forced by people declaring that they won’t to obey bad laws anymore. Continuing to obey laws that give corporations more rights than our own communities simply gives the law the illusion of being right. But the law is dead wrong, and the only way to change it is from the bottom. So while a small New Mexican county and the city of Spokane may on their face look like completely different places, they’re not. As it turns out, the people of Mora County and the people of Spokane actually have a lot more in common than one would think. n Thomas Alan Linzey is an attorney and the executive director of Envision Spokane.

Larry Cebula: Be able to pay with the NFC feature on your cell phone — and get an automatic warning when your time is about to expire, with the ability to add more time right on your phone. The smart meters could also send information to the app when they were expired (and presumably vacant). You could look at a map on the app and see where parking was probably available. Amy Downer: I also like the cell phone warning! Zachary Mark Wellsandt: I wish these were the sticker kind like Seattle has. It’s way easier than paying for specific stalls — and it means you can buy for the day and move your car and it’s still valid. The benefit is huge for people shopping around downtown. Logan Mason: By making parking free. Chere Perrigo: Parking seems to be the big issue, as a business owner downtown. I hear it all the time... “I won’t go downtown because of parking. It’s hard to find meters and expensive to park in the parkades.” So, free would help downtown businesses — but does nothing for revenue generating. Double-edged sword. Ed Crosby: Love the new meters... need more of them! No more scrounging for change! Carson Liberace: Diagonal parking. Less sidewalk, but more parking spots. Johnny Quinn: Love the credit card meters, don’t care for the sticker ones. Steve Faust: Maybe start by not having “maximize revenue” as a goal. Joel Cline: “About $1 million of new technology will enable the city to give more tickets... ” So in other words, the goal for downtown parking is actually just a scheme to siphon money from the people as efficiently as possible? n

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When Popes Collide by andy borowitz


ope Emeritus Benedict’s return to the Vatican began on a sour note this week as the current Pope, Francis, reprimanded him for rolling his eyes sarcastically during meetings, observers said. The trouble started when the former Pope showed up at a meeting Francis scheduled to discuss plans for his Christmas mass, a meeting that “Benedict wasn’t even invited to,” a Vatican source said. “It was awkward,” the source said. “Francis started talking about making an appeal to the world’s poor, and then Benedict started sighing in this really loud and obnoxious way.” After about 10 minutes of suffering through Benedict’s sighing and eye-rolling, Francis “totally called him out on it,” the source said, adding, “What Benedict was doing was totally disrespectful. Plus, he is supposed to be retired, so he shouldn’t have been wearing his

Pope costume.” Reached at his apartment at the Vatican, Benedict downplayed the incident, saying he “was just trying to be helpful. “Look, Francis is insecure — I get that,” he said. “He’s new at being Pope, and it’s not surprising that he’s making so many mistakes. Once he checks his ego at the door, I think he’ll thank his lucky stars that old Benedict is around to back him up.” Sources said that Benedict ignited tensions upon his return to Vatican City earlier this week when he posted a sign outside his residence reading “Home of the Original Pope.” n For more fake news from Andy Borowitz, visit

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Expensive Rewrite by jim hightower


ig doings in Big D — the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Museum & Institute has opened with elaborate fanfare! And what a piece of work it is: a $250 million, 226,000-squarefoot edifice on 15 acres. Never has something so large been built to contain something so small, namely the thoughts and record of achievements by this two-term president. His brick-and-limestone structure is certainly imposing, but once inside, you quickly see that it’s a $250 million can of whitewash. Of course, all ex-presidents want libraries that show their good side, and Bush himself was organizer-in-chief of this monumental altar to… well, to himself. What’s most striking is not what’s in it, but what’s not. For example, where’s that “Mission Accomplished” banner that he used as a political prop in May 2003, when he strutted out so fatuously on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln wearing a flight suit to pretend like he had won the Iraq war? And how about a video loop of him finally showing up in New Orleans

after Hurricane Katrina, cluelessly praising his infamously incompetent emergency management honcho? Also, while there are 35 featured videos, a replica of W’s oval office, narrated presentations by top Bush officials, and even statues of the family dogs — where’s Dick Cheney? Shouldn’t there be an animated exhibit of “The Vice” in his dark chamber, scheming to shred our Constitution and set up an imperial presidency? Another essential element of George’s tenure that goes unportrayed here could be called, “The Dead Garden of Compassionate Conservatism.” Wouldn’t that have made an informative walk-through for schoolchildren? Why spend $250 million when they could’ve said it all with a $25-a-gallon can of whitewash? n For more from America’s populist, check out

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The death of an inmate work-crew member last October has resulted in new statewide safety protocols and a $25,100 fine BY JACOB JONES


hen 22-year-old Danny Bergeson set out into the woods of Stevens County on an inmate tree-trimming crew last fall, reports say he had been cautioned against the dangers of passing traffic, potential hunters and other nearby hazards. But when a tree he was cutting down fell into overhead power lines on Oct. 15, Bergeson suffered a fatal shock, becoming the first Washington state inmate killed on a prison work crew. Workplace safety investigators now say Bergeson was not properly supervised, trained or warned about

the high-voltage power lines. His death has resulted in a recently issued $25,100 citation for multiple safety violations and a statewide re-evaluation of how inmate crews take on dangerous jobs. Considered a helpful and minimal-risk inmate at the Airway Heights Corrections Center, Bergeson joined a Department of Natural Resources work crew in August of last year to stay busy and earn some extra money. The department manages about 30 inmate crews across the state for forest maintenance and wildfire fighting work, providing a DNR crew leader to oversee each team.

Elaine Fischer, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Labor & Industries, says investigators recently cited DNR for five separate safety violations leading up to Bergeson’s death. L&I investigators found incomplete training on chainsaws, improper advisories on safety hazards and insufficient supervision. “[The DNR crew leader] did not identify hazards … where employees were assigned to fall trees near electrical hazards,” the newly released citation states. “This exposed the employees to potential electrocution from trees hitting or becoming entangled into 115 [kilovolt] power lines that were within falling distance of the trees being felled.”


oren Torgerson, the DNR’s Northeast Regional Manager, says the department’s inmate work program was temporarily suspended statewide last fall while officials reviewed all safety protocols for potentially dangerous jobs. “What we did was a stand-down of the program,” he says. The department evaluated each specific job that ...continued on next page

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NEWS | PRISONS “a deadly lesson,” continued... could be assigned to an inmate work crew and rated them from low to medium to high risk, Torgerson says. Each job now comes with a risk assessment sheet that outlines potential hazards and rules for avoiding accidents. Crews returned to work within a few weeks, but any high-risk jobs now require extra safety discussions before crews start their work. Torgerson says crew leaders must go through each potential job hazard before starting a new project. DNR officials say inmate crew members have always undergone several days of training on equipment safety and environmental risks. While Bergeson had previously served on DNR work crews, L&I investigators report many crew members had not finished their proficiency tests and quizzes for chainsaw usage and tree trimming. “By not providing the entire training prior to allowing employees to operate chainsaws and fell trees,” the L&I citation states, “the employees were exposed to hazards likely to result in serious injury or death from unsafe cutting techniques and improper chainsaw operation.” When trimming trees, the new safety rules require crews to stay at least two tree lengths away from power lines based on the tallest tree in the area, Torgerson says. Crew leaders must identify any power lines and mark the boundaries with flags before work starts. Torgerson notes the DNR crew leader on duty during Bergeson’s death was not disciplined as a result of the incident, but has since left the department “on his own accord.”

Officials with the Department of Corrections say they are aware of the new policies introduced for DNR work crews, but have not changed any prison policies as a result of the incident.


ergeson, who was serving a 20-month sentence for leading a state trooper on a short vehicle pursuit in 2010, was scheduled for release this past January. His father Bob, of Mount Vernon, Wash., said in October that he had serious concerns about how the inmate crews were supervised and managed, arguing someone should have been looking out for his son. Bob Bergeson could not be reached for comment on the resulting investigation and citation. L&I spokeswoman Fischer says the DNR’s Northeast Region has one previous safety citation for a reckless driving incident in 2005, but no other inmate work crew-related violations in recent years. Torgerson says DNR would pay the $25,100 fine out of its Corrections Camps program, which funds state trust land projects. “The department is not going to appeal the citation,” he says. n

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Burn Notice As drier weather arrives, forest officials share fire prevention tips for Wildfire Awareness Week BY JACOB JONES


ith at least 10 newly sparked forest fires underscoring this year’s Wildfire Awareness Week, Washington state fire officials encourage homeowners to take precautions against fire hazards as the weather turns hotter and drier for the start of fire season. The Department of Natural Resources, which coordinates fire suppression statewide, reports approximately 300,000 acres With the warmer weather comes fire danger. of forest land burned across Washington in 2012. Wildfire Awareness Week, running May 6-11, highlights fire education and prevention efforts throughout the Northwest. Regional DNR spokesman Guy Gifford recently visited a heavily wooded park area along High Drive Bluff in Spokane, pointing out where DNR crews had cleared out thick brush to remove low-lying fire fuels and minimize potential fire hazards. Send comments to Some simple thinning can go a long way to limiting the intensity and spread of forest fires, Gifford says. The recently thinned area along High Drive Bluff should see decreased risk of fire, healthier trees and improved accessibility. “Homeowners can do this same type of work with the same type of benefits,” he says, offering several guidelines:


u Thin trees to keep branches about 5 feet apart. Fire moves quickly through dense forest, spreading from tree to tree. Gifford says clearing out thick stands of brush helps slow the spread of fires. He suggests trimming back trees to keep branches about five feet apart, wide enough to walk between with arms outstretched. “You don’t have to clear cut,” he says, but opening up the area will help contain fires and improve firefighter access to the property. Gifford says reducing the number and close proximity of trees also improves the water retention and health of the remaining trees, allowing them to grow larger and more resistant to disease. u Establish a 30-foot fire buffer. If someone walked around your home flicking matches, would you be worried? Gifford says wildfire embers can travel long distances to settle in paper recycling, wood piles or other combustibles stored near homes. Homeowners can create a buffer zone by pruning or removing trees close to the house, and keeping green grass around the home. Residents in high-risk rural areas may consider installing fire-resistant roofing tiles. u Collaborate with neighbors. Proactive residents can ban together to form “Firewise Communities,” partnering on forest management, evacuation plans and other emergency response strategies. Information on forming a group can be found at www. The DNR and local fire departments also offer free consultations for homeowners looking to thin trees or reduce fire hazards around their home. DNR, which has programs to help pay for tree-trimming costs, can be reached at (509) 684-7474. n

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Fairchild Air Force Base has identified three local airmen killed Friday when a KC-135 refueling tanker crashed in Kyrgyzstan. Officials identified the crew as Captains Mark Voss and Victoria Pinckney as well as Tech Sergeant Herman Mackey III.


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared May to be “Second Amendment Protection Month” statewide in hopes of encouraging firearm and ammunition manufacturers to move to the state.


Three young women, missing for a decade, suddenly resurfaced in Cleveland on Monday, reporting they had been held captive for years without any outside contact. Three men have been arrested in connection to the case.


The U.S. Senate approved a long-anticipated sales tax expansion for Internet sales, allowing tax charges for online companies that make at least $1 million in sales to states where they do not maintain physical operations.

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In 1971, North Central High School seniors Barbara Reel and Dave Snyder were unable to attend prom together. She ended up missing her prom completely. The two lost touch after high school, reunited a couple of years ago and married. On Saturday, Barbara and Dave attended prom together 42 years later and were named honorary prom king and queen.


Funeral officials say they have struggled to find a burial site for Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev with area cemeteries rejecting initial requests. His family may try to have the body sent to Russia for burial.

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Former Gov. Chris Gregoire’s pension, the highest of any retiree from state government, as a result of old pension rates later changed in 1977. Gregoire receives the old pension rate because she has served in state government since before the change.

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Hard Data New figures on homeless in Spokane; plus, the latest in Spokane tribe’s bid to build a casino One-Day Count

The number of HOMELESS IN SPOKANE is down from the past two years, according to figures from a oneday count in January, but explanations as to why vary. In a press release, the city championed new housing projects, a new regional program trying to get homeless families services faster and Mayor Condon’s consolidation of the Community Development and Human Services departments. Others say the number of people who filled out the surveys when the count was taken may be down, but the actual homeless population isn’t. During this year’s count, 1,030 people identified as homeless, down 13 percent from last year and 19 percent from 2011. According to the surveys, most of those people slept in emergency shelter or transitional housing the night before. Just 60 people said they slept on the street. During the city’s heightened enforcement of its camping ban in December and early January, service providers estimated there were as many as 50 people in the camp under I-90 alone. “We know the numbers were lower than what reflects the actual homeless population,” says Kristine Williams with the city’s Community, Housing and Human Services. She says people may have been more

reluctant to fill out the questionnaires this year, but wouldn’t speculate about why. The city uses the data to help determine priorities and which projects to fund, and Williams says it’s not yet clear if lower numbers could result in funding changes. — HEIDI GROOVER


Washington has the third lowest WORKPLACE FATALITY RATE in the country, according to a new AFLCIO report, with 1.9 deaths a year per 100,000 workers, compared to 3.5 nationally. Examining data from the U.S. Bureau of Census Statistics, the report, titled “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect,” found that 60 Washington workers died from occupational injuries in 2011. Almost half of the state’s workplace deaths were transportation incidents. Twenty percent of workers killed were foreign-born. Despite high marks in workplace safety, Washington is among the majority of states with insufficient Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection staff. The report states that Washington has less than half of the number of state OSHA inspectors recommended by

the International Labor Organization. In the last fiscal year, the state paid $745 in penalties for workplace violations, roughly $860 less than the national average. “Our trend has been pretty decent in the state and that’s good, but we shouldn’t fool ourselves,” says Jeff Johnson, president of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “We actually had 66 [workplace deaths] last year. ... We got a long way to go.” In 2011, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana led the country in workplace deaths with fatality rates of 12.4, 11.6 and 11.2, respectively. AFL-CIO estimates occupational injuries and illnesses cost the nation up to $300 billion a year. — DEANNA PAN

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To great fanfare last Thursday, the Spokane tribe released another report on their proposed HOTEL AND CASINO in Airway Heights. It comes to an identical conclusion as the Environmental Impact Statement from the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Fairchild Air Force Base would not be imperiled by the project. In this case, the tribe paid Madison Government Affairs, Inc. — a firm specializing in military-base issues — to examine the evidence. “This should put to bed any question about encroachment,” City Council President Ben Stuckart says. Opponents of the project, like Rich Hadley, president of Greater Spokane Inc., don’t buy it. “You can buy any analysis you want,” Hadley says. Representatives from Fairchild have not yet commented on the new report. Last September, the Air Force objected to a proposed wind farm near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina — but hasn’t been as explicit in its concerns about the Spokane tribe’s casino. — DANIEL WALTERS

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Together the cities of Spokane, Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Cheney, Spokane County and other agencies are planning for the future of transportation infrastructure in the West Plains. Please join us at our second public workshop:

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunset Elementary School, Library 12824 W 12th Ave, Airway Heights This workshop will focus on alternatives for an arterial street plan, coordinated between jurisdictions and addressing the needs of all users. All interested parties are encouraged to attend, so please help us spread the word. Unable to come to the workshop? Review materials and provide feedback online at: Or contact Kathleen Weinand, (509) 625-6146,

“Reflecting on the Year and Looking to the Future of Spokane Public Schools”

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Party Planner Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers discusses whether the Republican Party needs major repairs or just a fresh coat of paint By Daniel Walters


ant to measure the pulse of Republican Party leaders? Talk to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Last year, McMorris Rodgers became the fourth-ranking house Republican, tasked with communicating the party’s message to voters. Those party leaders, however, face some big challenges, including recent electoral defeat, rejection from female and minority voters, and internal defiance from conservatives like Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador. McMorris Rodgers sat down last Thursday with The Inlander for a wide-ranging discussion on the Republicans’ agenda and sales pitch. INLANDER: If you had the power to pass or repeal any one law in Congress, what would it be? McMORRIS RODGERS: It would be to pass a balanced budget amendment. I believe it’s important, no matter which [party] is in power, that the federal government is living within its means. The only way I see that happening is for there to be a law that forces Congress to make tough decisions. Obama has said he’s willing to cut spending. Are House Republicans willing to compromise by raising revenue? On Jan. 1,, President Obama got $600 billion in revenue.

That was something House Republicans fought against. But it ultimately passed. And it was a missed opportunity for us to get a more comprehensive approach to reducing deficits and cutting spending.

Where would you like to see spending cut? One in my mind would be repealing some of the president’s health care law. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently tried to pass a bill to shift money into “high-risk pools” to help those with pre-existing conditions get insurance. But that bill was pulled after opposition from conservatives like Idaho’s Raul Labrador. Did you agree more with Labrador or Cantor? I was in favor of the legislation. I still believe we’ll be able to get the votes. We had a number of members out of town for the George W. Bush Library dedication. We need to make sure that those [with] pre-existing conditions can get health insurance. Some question how Republicans can pass their own health care reforms if they can’t even get their own party to agree. Well, we’ll get there. I think the timing was unfortunate, in that so many members were out of town. There’s a big debate on where to go from here. There are those who want to continue to focus on repeal. There are those who are advocating for a delay. Then there are those that think we should start taking some steps to at least fix [what can we agree on.] You were a part of Mitt Romney’s campaign. Why wasn’t he successful? There’s a long list of things that went wrong in that campaign. But there are some important lessons for the Republicans to learn. Part of it is the importance of connecting with voters, in helping people to understand who we are as Republicans. And talking, not just from the head — uttering facts and figures — but speaking from the heart.

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So is it just rhetoric and marketing? Or do Republican policies need to be changed? I think it’s both. I don’t believe we need to be moderate. But I do believe we need to modernize. We need to look at our agenda, to make sure it’s one in which people can see clearly how it impacts people, their families and their opportunities. I think it is important that we are focusing on solutions, and not just talking about what we are against, but what we are for. I’m involved in an anti-poverty initiative, for example, addressing the most vulnerable and needy in this country. You’ve attempted to rebut the idea that the GOP is waging a “War on Women.” Send comments to How can Republicans fix that perception? It’s mostly how we talk about issues. You look at 2010, and we won the women’s vote. Women are concerned with financial security, they’re concerned about how they’re going to make ends meet, and how they’re going to pay the bills. We’re working on some legislation right now, the Working Families Flexibility Act. This is for hourly employees, so that if they work overtime they can take it in time off, rather than just in compensation. It’s flexibility over your work schedule.

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How We Got Here

The search for family is getting easier. But you may not always find what you want

by Lisa Waananen


arl S. Frost, known as Jack, died on Sept. 10, 1943, in the Spokane County Courthouse. He was leaving the Auditor’s Office for home after a long day, like many long days before, when a heart attack caught him in the stairwell. He’d been born a Texan, 47 years earlier, in a railroad boom town along the Red River. His mother died the day after his third birthday, and not a decade later his father was crushed between rail cars. So he was raised by his grandmother in a house of young uncles. The first World War carried him to Alaska of all places, and to Spokane, where he met Miss Ruth Parrish and married her three months before Armistice. He worked his way through night school to become an accountant, and they raised four children on the north side of the growing Lilac City. His death made front-page news in the Spokesman-Review, beneath headlines about Hitler and the Allied forces, and it was noted that he was “not only popular but an important figure in county affairs for the last 20 years.” It was also noted he left behind two daughters still living at home, the youngest of whom was my grandmother.

For a nation that takes pride in its self-made men, its immigrant dreams, its fresh starts and forward progress, we are fixated on delving into the past. And through the marvels of modern technology, it has never been easier to browse family history from the comfort of your couch. Enthusiasts like to say that genealogy is the fastest-growing hobby in the United States. (Or second-fastest, in some versions.1) It’s also said, with a wink, that there’s only one thing searched more frequently on the web. Tracking down family history used to mean typing out letters and sending them around the country, in hopes that some person or some municipality might have an answer. It meant traveling to courthouses in distant counties and walking through old family cemeteries. After years of searching and social networking the old-fashioned way, genealogists were quick to realize the World Wide Web would change everything. These early-adopters congregated on rudimentary message

1. Dick Eastman, the founder of the popular Online Genealogy Newsletter, wrote about the “second-fastest growing” claim and asked readers if anyone knew where it originated. I wrote to him asking whether he ever found a satisfying answer, and he says no: “I have read and heard lots of claims, but none of them (since the mid 1990s) could ever be traced back to an unbiased and statistically correct source.” 2. A 1999 cover story in TIME called these new methods “cyberrooting.”

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boards, swapping facts and AOL email addresses.2 Now amateurs browse through millions of scanned documents, upload family photos and collaborate on shared family trees. Thousands of servers hum around the clock so we can stare, bleary-eyed, as great-great-grandmother’s birth certificate appears on the screen. Of the thousands of sites devoted to family history, none rival the size or influence of What started as a website launched in 1996 by a small publishing company is now an empire of family history sites boasting a collection of 11 billion records, 2.5 million subscribers and 40 million searches every day. considers itself a technology company focused on family history, Vice President of Development Eric Zimmerman says, and its job boards are filled with positions that didn’t exist a generation ago: database managers, software engineers, UX designers, archival digitization specialists. The next frontier moves the search from old records to the science lab with affordable DNA testing, available from for just $99. “This is a really exciting time in genealogy,” Zimmerman says. The number of people investigating their own histories has increased with the ease, but the reasons have not changed: Some people chase romantic notions of castles in Scotland or rumored ties to celebrities. Some are curious about the family stories they’ve heard over and over; others about the ones never told. For the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — a longtime leader in family history research — it’s driven by the belief that our ancestors are bonded to us forever and want us to find them.3 But the most immediate reason, the one that comes up more than any other, is a death in the family. Maybe a box of documents was found, or an album of photos. A question remains, and there is no one to ask.

At Eastern Washington Genealogical Society’s spring seminar, guest speaker Mike McKinnon is speaking to a full conference room about tips for better Google searching. The audience could be mistaken for a reunion of retired teachers, and they take notes on legal pads and ...continued on next page 3. The Mormon church funds one of the most popular websites, FamilySearch, which draws from the vast collection of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. More than 4,000 Family History Centers are open to the public worldwide, typically in stake centers, for free access to all the major genealogy sites and other materials. It’s not a trap; they won’t send missionaries to your house uninvited. The FamilySearch site puts it this way: “Our commitment to helping people connect with their ancestors is rooted in our beliefs — that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life.”

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Cover story | genealogy “how we got here,” continued... smartphones as McKinnon shows the audience how to use search operators and how to avoid porn when you search a woman’s name in Google Images.4 And then he demonstrates how Google Street View lets him zoom to the small Irish town where some of his ancestors once lived, and walk around as if he were visiting. “And I am now in Ireland,” he says. Oh my goodness. A wave of gasps and murmurs fills the room. Most of the society members were born long before computers became part of our everyday life — some can find themselves on the 1940 census, released last year — but much of what the society does now is directly related to digital: Classes are held in the library’s computer lab every month, small groups are based on preferred family tree software and presentations take on topics like adjusting to life without Google Reader. The society’s blog just got named one of Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Blogs of 2013. But they’ve been doing this a long time, and they know the Internet doesn’t have all the answers. Not yet, probably not ever. Up on the third floor of the downtown library, the family history shelves hold thousands of volumes — city directories, land records, surname histories, multi-volume indexes — that belong to the society but have been housed at the library for decades. The society has accumulated some 5,600 items since it was founded in 1935, and some of the oldest books reflect the roots of early members who donated their personal collections. Near the books, the only card catalog left in the library contains the work of Lee Patchen, who started indexing the collection in 1948. For years and years, he clipped out obituaries from the local papers and pasted each one on its own card with the name, the date and the paper. By the time he died in 1970, he had made about 200,000 cards. “The Internet is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to resources,” says Miriam Robbins, who, in her 40s, is one of the younger members of the group. “There are so many things in repositories and archives that aren’t digitized or microfilmed, and never will be.” Robbins teaches seminars and classes on using the Internet as a research tool, but she first got interested in genealogy before that was an option. Her grandmother was adopted and had found the names of her biological parents in some guardianship papers. Robbins researched the names, found the mother’s living relatives and was able to reunite her grandmother with them after more than half a century. Robbins says she feels fortunate that she learned to research the old way, because now she sees two distinct groups: Older people who aren’t taking advantage of everything that’s on the web, and younger people who assume they can find everything there. “There’s this disconnect between people who’ve been doing it the old way and people who are doing it the new way — and they need each other, they really do.”

My great-great-great grandmother Mollie R. Peach was 19 when she got married to Sevier Frost on Christmas Day 1869, in Barry County, Missouri. She was

FROST FAMILY ROOTS Through census records, marriage certificates, cemetery lists, forums and other online resources, I traced my grandmother’s Frost ancestors back to my great-great-greatgreat-great-grandfather. Family trees do not actually double with every generation; marriages between cousins and other close relatives mean most eventually become diamond-shaped.

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Carol Frost Smawley Grandmother 1931–2013

Earl S. Frost Great-grandfather 1896–1943


Hardy Late Frost 1872–1906


Sevier Frost 1835-1881


Elijah Frost 1797–1850


Micajah Frost 1762/1764–1843

Ethel Groom Frost 1877–1899

Mollie R. Peach Frost 1850–1918

Amelia Lonesome Patterson Frost 1801–1876

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widowed at 31, with six young children and another on the way. The railroad was expanding south into Texas at that time, and by 1890 the family settled in Denison, Texas, a bustling hub where the MKT Railroad — called the “Katy” — intersected with the Red River. Denison was called “The Gateway to Texas” and “Katy’s Baby.” Its proud founders built an opera house, a handsome brick public school and, at five stories, the tallest skyscraper in all of Texas. Main Street wasn’t paved, but it was built wide to accommodate big plans.5 Mollie’s sons went to work for the railroad. Her second son, Hardy Late Frost, fell for a Texan girl as pale and delicate as a porcelain doll. Her name was Ethel Groom, and she wasn’t yet 18 when they got married in 1895. The first grandson arrived the following year: baby Earl, named for his uncle Early. Then times got harder. Ethel died without seeing the new century, the day after her only son’s third birthday. The boy was in the fifth grade at the city’s public school

4. Google’s SafeSearch feature is something I hadn’t known about before, and I consider myself a fairly advanced Google user. Another of the more fascinating tips from McKinnon’s presentation is that you can search for similar images by dragging an image from your desktop into the search bar. 5. Denison is now best-known as the birthplace of President Eisenhower, who was born there in 1890.

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when the family received news that the railroad had claimed the first of Mollie’s sons. The brief newspaper account at the time said Hardy Late Frost “was killed in the yards at Mena, Ark., Wednesday night.” The train carried his body home. The family put a notice in the paper a few weeks later: 6 “We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, and especially the O.R.C. lodges 7 at Mena, Ark., and Denison, Tex., for their kindness and many acts of sympathy during our great bereavement in the loss of our son and brother, H.L. Frost. Mrs. M. R. Frost, Brothers and sisters and little son Earl.”

The first rule of genealogy for beginners: Use pencil. Out at the Spokane West Stake Center for the FamilySearch Symposium, genealogical society president

6. The Library of Congress has one of the finest collections of historic newspaper available online, called Chronicling America. But this was from a rarer find: The University of North Texas Libraries has a collection of 124 issues of The Denison Herald that are scanned and fully searchable online. It was pure luck that the time range of 19061907 happens to cover Hardy Late Frost’s death. 7. Order of Railway Conductors, a fraternal union founded in 1868.

Assistant Archivist Lee Pierce at the Eastern Regional Branch of the Washington State Archives, located in Cheney. Young Kwak photo Donna Potter Phillips begins the day of seminars with a lighthearted but cautionary tale about collecting heartshaped rocks with her daughter. It’s easy to find a rock that looks sort of like a heart, she tells the group, and easy to convince yourself that it’s close enough — and that’s the moral. “Make sure you gather into your bag only persons who are your ancestors,” she cautions. “No making them fit.” Some of those who’ve watched amateur genealogy evolve are concerned that sites like may be overplaying the ease of discovering true roots.8 The broad search and suggested connections make sure people find something, but not always the right thing. Tracing family history may be easier than ever, but that doesn’t make it easy. Documents have mistakes, county names and boundaries change,9 and whole collections of records are lost. The vast majority of the 1890 census was destroyed in a 1921 fire at the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C., leaving a two-decade gap right during the Industrial Revolution time when Americans were on the move.10 At least 16 million military personnel records held in St. Louis, Mo. — including most of the Army records for both World Wars — were lost in a 1973 fire that blazed uncontrolled for almost an entire day. And then our ancestors don’t always help, either. Three generations of Williams marry Elizabeths, or five cousins with the same name all grow up together in the same town. Our ancestors went by their initials, or their middle names, or spelled their own names differently at different times.11 Divorced women were often recorded as widowed. Adult children guessed where their own parents were born. Imagine a census recorder stopping by a farmhouse in the 1800s — depending on who answers the door, the answers might be very different. The reunion with ancestors is not always as we imagine. Once a woman from out of state stopped by the downtown library while visiting Spokane. Her family had always spoken of a relative who lived in a Spokane,

a prominent early businesswoman, and she wanted to see if there were any truth in it. Sure enough, it turns out the relative was quite well-known — especially to police, as a rather successful brothel madam. The facts of the past are not always kind ones. Our family trees bear slaves and slaveowners, cowards and criminals, murderers and victims. Our ancestors were praised for killing Indians, and disowned for getting divorced. Our families covered up homosexuality and mental illness, and the documents sometimes tell very different stories than our relatives do. Often what you find is merely the bones — a birth date, a place, a cemetery record. It’s much harder to find the sinew of history — the whys, the hows, the connections that turn a few names and dates into a full life story. It’s sometimes put this way: On a headstone you will find two dates, the beginning of the life and the end of it, with a dash in between. As the basic vital facts become easier to track down, more people are trying to understand the dash.

At the edge of the Eastern Washington University campus in Cheney, a state-of-the-art building holds the region’s history. On the first floor, the Eastern Branch of the Washington State Archives cares for the past. The sweet scent of old paper lingers in the cool, climate-controlled stacks, where heavy leather-bound volumes fill the beige shelves with original records of marriages, deeds and prison fines. The second floor houses a less traditional repository — the nation’s first-ever state digital archives. The space feels halfway like a library and half like a tech startup loft, with standing desks for the programmers and a pingpong table outside the fireproof data vault. One room is full of archaic computers, cassette players and early Macs — partly as a functional hardware library in case an old file surfaces that’s not compatible with

8. Some subject lines of emails I received from after signing up for the free two-week trial: “Add Grandpa and Grandma to your tree, Lisa,” “Don’t miss out on your family story,” “Lisa, the 1930’s may be the key to your past.” 9. Spokane County, for example, extended far beyond its current boundaries when it was created in 1858. It then ceased to exist altogether for about 15 years after the newly formed Stevens County absorbed it in 1864. 10. The 1921 fire was a turning point for political support of a National Archives building in Washington, D.C. Congress approved the building in 1926 and construction started in 1931. Not all the records are kept there; the

modern computers, and partly because it’s awesome. Network Administrator Harold Stoehr says that room is a tour-group favorite. “People will run up to some old computer like it’s an old friend,” he says. Farther back, lights blink and spinning discs act as the digital equivalent of archive assistants searching for materials in the stacks downstairs. An adjacent room contains an elaborate system for backup power, and multiple backups of the 55-terabyte database are kept in the reinforced, fireproof vault. The people of Washington can rest assured their data is prepared for the worst. The digital archives were built from the traditional model, with lockers for researchers’ things and a reading area just like downstairs. But pretty much no one came by — aside from some EWU students who realized it was a quiet place to study for finals — and why would they when it’s all online? The primary mission of the digital archives is to capture state and local records that are “born digital” — audio recordings, governors’ emails, snapshots of agencies’ websites. But through statewide projects to image and index historic records kept in the five regional archives, the website has also become a portal for searching a vast number of Washington documents. “The demand is to have things online,” says Steve Excell, the state archivist in Olympia. Occasionally they still get longhand letters, and some people still drive to the archives in Olympia to sift through original documents in the reading room, but most people don’t want to do that — they want to sit at home on a rainy weekend and poke around in the archives on their own time. They started with the marriage records, because each one matters to two families.12 The eastern branch finished so quickly that King County shipped over 700,000 marriage records, dating from 1855 to 1990, in a secured state archives truck. The original records were sent back just as carefully, but by then each one also existed as a ...continued on next page

National Archives and Records Administration has a number of facilities around the nation. 11. Mollie R. Peach was my first minor brick wall. As an adult her name was recorded as Mollie, Mary, Martha and her initials. But as a child she was recorded in the census as Rebecca, since her given name was probably either Mary Rebecca or Rebecca Mary. 12. I have parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents who all got married in the state of Washington. Finding and downloading images of all their marriage certificates from the Washington State Digital Archives site takes about five minutes.

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Cover story | genealogy “how we got here,” continued... digital file intended to live online forever. They’ve since moved on to birth, death and naturalization records, though the pace slowed as the budget got tighter.13 The state archives staff is half of what it was five years ago. And the mission of preserving public records is harder than ever before. Paper endures better than electronic records; we rely on computers for everything, but we still treat paper with more significance. Excell, the archivist, calls digital records “fragile.” “When it went electronic,” he says, “we had to compete with the delete key.”

It’s said that my great-great-great-great-grandmother, Amelia Lonesome Patterson, had 24 children, though there is proof of only 17: Micajah, Elijah, William English, Thomas Simpson, Matthew, Nancy Ann, Mary Adeline, Elizabeth, Rhoda, Sevier, White, Snow, Winter, Young, Sarah and Hiram Joseph. Besides her own children, it’s said she was a midwife who helped bring every child in the county into the world. Amelia and her husband, Elijah Frost, were both born on the frontier side of the mountains in eastern Tennessee in the years after the Indian Wars, when that land was still Cherokee territory. Elijah’s father, Micajah Frost, had come from Virginia with his father and brother after the Revolutionary War,14 and settled on a piece of land set between two ridges along Poplar Creek right about the time Tennessee became the 16th state of the union in 1796. It’s said they were the first white settlers in the area. A few Frosts stayed put long enough to be buried in Tennessee, but most of the sons and grandsons kept moving west, pushing the frontier clear out to the Pacific Coast. One went by wagon, crossed the mountains six times, then settled outside Boise.15 One was shot and killed in the streets of a California town.16 Some fought in the Civil War, some homesteaded in Missouri and some left Oklahoma during the Great Depression. The place where Micajah Frost laid claim to land is still called Frost Bottom, but no Frosts live there anymore.

What will happen to our Facebook pages? Will our grandchildren read our Twitter feeds? The criminals and the congressmen get their place in history books; the governor’s emails will be archived. But what about ordinary folks — the ones who get up each day, go to work, hug their families, pay their bills? We say our lives have never been so documented, but what will endure? We don’t write letters. We’re not listed in phone books. Federal census questions now are purely statistical — it no longer will say where we were born, or where our parents were born, or what our occupations were. In some ways digital records are more like oral history, says web historian Marc Weber — the files must be copied and updated regularly to keep them from disap-

Earl S. Frost with his children (top right); his parents, H.L. and Ethel Frost (left). A detail of a 1891 map of Denison, Texas. pearing. Unlike paper documents tucked away in attics or clay tablets buried in natural disasters, digital records will not survive by accident. In 50 years, institutions will have a system for preserving digital records, Weber says. But we haven’t adapted yet, and we don’t know whether big companies like Google and Facebook will make a point to preserve the data we feed them. Our generation could leave behind an unprecedented record of everyday life, or we could see our digital lives abandoned and lost. “It really could go either way,” Weber says.

In 1943, when Earl S. Frost died in the stairwell of the county courthouse, the courtyard on the north side of the building had not yet been filled in. On that September evening, light would still have been coming through the five tall windows at every stair landing. If you look closely, you can see the outlines where those windows still exist inside the wall. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton and facilities manager Ron Oscarson, guardians of courthouse history, point it Send comments to out as they guide me through the building. I had called Dalton earlier that day with an admittedly odd request and sent her the two Spokesman-Review articles about my great-grandfather: the report from the morning after he died, and a short feature from a decade earlier that explains his job duties and pictures him sitting behind his desk.17 In her office within the Auditor’s Office on the

13. The Washington State Archives is funded by recording fees, so the economic downturn had a direct effect on funding. 14. A century after Micajah died an old man, descendants typed neat letters to the Veterans Administration asking for any information that might be in his records. They all received the same typed response with details of his military service. But — “There are no data in regard to the soldier’s family.” These letters are now scanned and available online; I found them on Fold3, the site that specializes in military records. 15. This was Sevier Frost’s older brother, Elijah S. Frost, who eventually settled near Boise in Caldwell. While living in

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second floor, she shows me reports from the early years, bound together in green volumes and stamped on the cover with “Not To Be Taken From County Auditor’s Office.” Dalton hopes to have the books imaged at some point, but for now they reside in a glass-fronted bookcase near the door to her office with every other annual report published since the 1890s. The 1929 report is the first with his name listed — Jack Frost, Chief Accountant — and the last is 1942. I turn the pages and try to imagine the man whose life’s work is printed in these columns of numbers. “You’re touching what he handled, what he touched,” Dalton tells me. For a couple of years starting with the 1943 report there are occasional pencil marks beneath the published sums and figures — those corrections suggest he was a hard man to replace, she says. In another book she turns to a floor plan of the building at that time, and points to the little typed label spelling out ACCOUNTING in one of the turret offices — the same turret office we are in now. I look around at the curved wall and windows overlooking Broadway Avenue. Dalton and Oscarson point out the radiator in the newspaper photograph, and there it is below the window. They point out the hand-painted wainscoting in the photo, which still exists in an office down the hall. Oscarson points out that there are only two things that separate us from history: time and space. And when you hold the same things they held, or sit in the same place they sat — it’s only time. And then I walk down the stairs Earl S. Frost walked down, day after day, until his last. n

Ada County, Idaho, he and his wife had two daughters named Ada and Ida. 16. This was a grandson of Micajah Frost’s brother Elijah. His family had a longstanding feud with the Coates family that is recounted, with varying details, in a number of books on California history. 17. I initially found these stories in the Patchen file, the genealogical society’s obituary card catalog at the library. The card for my great-grandfather, Earl S. Frost, has handwritten dates and page numbers for these two articles. I looked up the articles on microfilm at the library — which was, honestly, a huge pain — and then realized I could look them up far more easily on Google News Archive.


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Innocence and Experience At just 18, Conrad Tao comes to town to play Beethoven with the Symphony By E.J. Iannelli


t seems fitting that Conrad Tao’s first concert performance — at the age of 8 — was Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in A Major.” Mozart was and Tao is a prodigy, gifted beyond their years not only in terms of pure instrumental skill, but also in their ability to realize their larger ambitions within their contemporary musical worlds. For Mozart, that meant becoming a musician and composer for the nobility in Salzburg and Vienna despite the intricacies of 18th century court politics and pressure from an overbearing father. For Tao, it’s meant founding his own music festival, UNPLAY, as well as garnering the popular and critical plaudits that have made him a sought-after composer and soloist for orchestras around the world. The 18-year-old, Illinois-born Tao, the son of an engineer and scientist who both immigrated from China, remains disarmingly modest in light of his early success and growing stature in various realms of music. He speaks of his life — his unusual career arc, his acknowledged strengths, his perceived weaknesses — with an honest detachment that normally comes with age, not to mention an articulateness one might ...continued on next page

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to do with Beethoven, or what I’m trying to find with Beethoven.” Again, Tao ends up talking about his age. “For me, this has always been an issue. You can’t have experience without just having experience. I am new to these concerti, and quite honestly, I’m new to doing anything in large sets like this. This is the first time I’ve done any kind of cycle, really. The only thing that is palpably different for me as opposed to someone who’s seasoned is that ... I’ll be approaching it with a virgin mentality,” he says, chuckling at the unintentional double entendre. “But, honestly, listeners are in a much better position to make that judgment.” And yet recall that Tao was performing Mozart by second grade. His first recital came before he’d even begun to get visits from the Tooth Fairy. “I am almost closing in on a decade of experience,” he says, emphasizing the almost in the same way that a boy might stand on tiptoe to meet the height requirements of a fairground ride. “So we’re getting there — slowly. Necessarily slowly.” No matter how slowly that experience will come in the future, by this point Tao has enough under his belt to know how he views Beethoven’s five piano concertos. For this performance, he’s opted not to play them chronologically — i.e., in the order 2, 1, 3, 4, 5 — but according to how they “cohere programmatically.” That means nos. 1, 2 and 4 are scheduled for May 11, and nos. 3 and 5 for May 12, which, incidentally, will place him thousands of miles from home on Mother’s Day. “I know, I know, it’s terrible,” he says, laughing. “But she’s taking it OK, because she’s not going to be home either. We’re planning on celebrating early.”  Conrad Tao performs Beethoven’s Piano Concertos with the Spokane Symphony • Sat, May 11, at 8 pm; Sun, May 12, at 3 pm • $14$44 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • • 624-1200

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CAMP GIFFORD | 3846 N. Deer Lake Rd. Loon Lake, Wash. | Experience traditional camp activities including canoeing, swimming, crafts and more at this faith-based camp. June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 7-17. $60-$212. 233-2511 PARKER’S PLACE CAMP | Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Camp for families who have lost a child. June 28-July 2. $95/person to maximum of $700/family with a discount of $30 per person. (866-729-8372) YOU AND ME, KID! | Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd, CdA | Families can experience a weekend of camping activities and the outdoors with a young camper. June 28-30, July 5-7 and July 26-28. $80/adult, $45/youth (4-18 years). (747-6191) LEAP! LEADERSHIP CAMP | Shoshone Base Camp, Coeur d’Alene River | This condensed, faith-based camp offers servant leadership, group teamwork opportunities and more. Grades 7-9. June 30-July 3. $150-$209. lutherhaven. com (866-729-8372) LET FREEDOM RING | Camp Four Echoes, 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho | An Independence Day-themed camp, offering games, swimming, arts and crafts, geocaching, ropes courses, barbecues and more. June 30-July 5.

EXTREME TEEN CAMPS | Mivoden, 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, Idaho | Designed for teens who are looking to be extreme. Climbing, whitewater rafting and survival techniques are just the start. June 30-July 7, July 7-14, July 1421. $310. Ages 12-16. (208-772-3484) TEEN CAMP | Mivoden, 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, Idaho | A faithbased camp designed specifically for teens. June 30-July 7. $300. Ages 13-16. (208-772-3484) JUNIOR COWBOY | Mivoden, 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, Idaho | Campers will learn about horsemanship, trail riding, barn care and more. June 30-July 7, July 7-14, July 14-21. $310. Ages 10-14. (208-772-3484) TWINLOW ELEMENTARY CAMP | 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | A shorter camp stay for younger campers, including crafts, games, swimming and faith-based learning opportunities. June 30-July 3 or Aug. 4-7. $175-$225. Grades 1-3. (208-352-2671) COUNSELOR IN TRAINING SESSIONS | Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd, CdA | High school juniors and seniors who wish to become future camp counselors will learn leadership skills and more. Senior CIT, July 1-25 ($745-$845). Junior CIT, July 29-Aug. 15 ($645-$745). Requires application and/ or prerequisite. (747-6191)

CAMP SWEYOLAKAN | 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd, CdA | Traditional sleep-away camp offering swimming, outdoor activities and more. Four, five and sevenday sessions available. July 1-Aug. 16. $275-$525. Grades 1-12. (747-6191) FAMILY FESTIVAL VACATION | Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Experience the activities and scenery of Lutherhaven in a camping-style vacation designed for families. July 3-7. $95/ person to $700/family. (866-729-8372) ULTIMATE CHALLENGE | Camp Four Echoes, 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho | Camp sessions designed to build confidence through ropes courses, rock climbing, hiking, archery and exploring local colleges. July 3-Aug. 9. GRAND OLE FAMILY CAMP | 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Families of all sizes are invited to camp during the Fourth of July, including barbecues, fireworks and games on the waterfront. July 3-5. $50/camper. (208-352-2671) MADD CAMP | 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Focuses on music, art, dance and drama, and campers will all contribute to a final performance at week’s end of the faith-based camp. July 7-12. $375-$425. Grades 8-12. (208-352-2671)

Twinlow Crossfire| 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Experience traditional camp activities including campfires, team building and time on the lake at the faith-based camp. July 7-12. $325-$375. Grades 9-12. twinlow. org (208-352-2671) Junior CampI | Mivoden, 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, Idaho | Campers explore the great outdoors and tap their creativity through arts and crafts. July 7-14. $300. Ages 11-13. (208-772-3484) Lutherhaven Adventurers| Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Connect with friends and enjoy traditional camping activities including swimming, campfires and more in a faith-based camp. Sessions from July 7-Aug. 2. Grades 9-12. $278-$375. (866-729-8372) Homestead Camp| Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd., CdA | Small communities of campers live in their own villages, pioneer-style, cooking their own meals and learning basic outdoor living skills in a faith-based setting. Sessions offered July 7-Aug. 2 and Aug. 4-16. Grades 4-6. $268-$365. (866-729-8372) Treehouse Village| Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Campers stay in an open-air treehouse while cooking their own meals and learning basic outdoor living skills in a faith-based camp. Sessions offered July 7-Aug. 2 and Aug. 4-16. Grades 4-6. $268-$365. (866-729-8372) Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp| Cocolalla Loop Rd, Cocolalla, Idaho. | This camp provides religion-oriented programs within the context of the great outdoors. Sessions are offered for both individual campers and families. July 7Aug. 18. Ages vary. Costs vary. clbcamp. org (208-263-3912) Twin Lakes Boys Camp| Anthem Friends Church, 251 West Miles Ave, Hayden Lake, Idaho | Adventure and fun are promised at this all-boys camp offering a traditional sleepaway camp experience. July 8-13. $165. Grades 4-6. (208-772-7544) Twinlow Junior Camp| 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Play games, make skits, swim, enjoy a campfire and more at a faith-based camp. July 7-12 or Aug. 4-9. $325-$375. Grades 4-6. (208-352-2671) Arts, Arts & More Arts| Camp Four Echoes, 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho | Camp sessions offering a range of art activities from painting, beading, pottery, sculpting and more. July 9-16. Grades 1-6. Summer Youth Camp| Spirit Vision Retreat, 700 Caribou Creek Rd., Sandpoint | Connect with nature in a mountain setting, staying in yurts. July 9-12 (boys) and Aug. 27-30 (girls). $350. Ages 11-14. (208-263-1448) Wake on the Lake| Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Spend a week on the water tubing, wakeboarding and skiing, camping at the Lutherhaven campgrounds at night. July 14-19. $324-$421. Grades 8-12. (866-729-8372) Clearwater Arts Camp| Camp Spalding, 8513 Hwy. 211, Newport, Wash. | Campers focus on a chosen art form or experiment in multiple areas, including music, visual arts, drama and dance. July 14-20. $425. Grades 7-12. (731-4244) Junior CampII | Mivoden, 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, Idaho | Experience activities from water skiing

to horse back riding. July 14-21. $300. Ages 10-12. (208-772-3484) Peak 7 Adventures| 1409 W. White Rd. | Campers take a five-day backcountry wilderness trip, learning navigation skills, leave no trace ethics and more in a faith-based camp. July 15-19. $250. Ages 13-17. (467-5550) Adventures Camp | Camp Four Echoes, 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho | Camp sessions offer a CSI-style mystery, windsurfing, canoeing, scavenger hunts and other teambuilding activities. July 16-25. Grades 2-12. (800-827-9478) Go! Leadership Camp| Shoshone Base Camp, Coeur d’Alene River | A faith-based camp offering servant leadership, group teamwork opportunities and more. July 19-26. Grades 10-12. $288-$385. (866-729-8372) Inni Mini Sessions| Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd, CdA | Young campers can sample the sleepaway camp experience during two-day, one-night stays. July 20-21, July 23-24 and Aug. 3-4. $70-$100. Grades 1-4. (747-6191) Twin Lakes Boys Backpacking| Anthem Friends Church, 251 W. Miles Ave, Hayden Lake, Idaho | This boys camp takes campers on a hike across ID/MT, to Lower Blossom Lake, Pear Lake and ends the journey at Lake Coeur d’Alene. July 21-23. $55. Grades 9-12. (208-772-7544) Camp Eureka| Eureka Center 6162 Eureka Rd. Sagle Idaho. | A week-long camp built around the Waldorf school of education. Children build trust, physical strength, artistic skills and more. July 21-27. Ages 8-17. $475-$575. (208-265-4000) Twin Lakes Girls Camp| Anthem Friends Church, 251 W. Miles Ave, Hayden Lake, Idaho | From making crafts to sleeping underneath the stars, girls will make friends and enjoy other overnight camp activities. July 22-27. $165. Grades 4-6. (208-772-7544) Adventure Camp| Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Enjoy traditional camp activities as well as zip lining, biking, canoeing and more. June 16-21, grades 9-12. June 23-28, grades 7-9. $295-$395. (866729-7382) Nocturnals Camp| Camp Four Echoes, 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho | Campers flip their days to nights and nights to days to explore nature and more. July 25-30. Grades 4-12. (800-827-9478) Riverview Family Bible Camp | 408771 SR 20, Camp Cusick, Wash. | Camp focused on events and activities for the whole family. July 26-28. All ages. $85/family member. (445-1195) Junior Fish ‘n’ Sail| 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Campers spend a week developing water skills on the lake; fishing, sailing and swimming at a faith-based camp. July 28-Aug. 2. $350-$400. Grades 4-6. (208-352-2671) Twinlow Watersports| 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Campers will spend a week on the lake, tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and more at this faith-based camp. July 28Aug. 2. $375-$425. Grades 9-12. (208-352-2671) Camp NEWA | 2580 Pend Orielle Lake Rd., Colville, Wash. | Overnight camp with daily activities, offering an all-

around resident camp experience. July 28-Aug. 3 $150-$175. Ages 9-14. (535-1169). Twin Eagles Camp| Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat, Priest River, Idaho | Campers experience nature and learn skills including wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, and more. July 21-26 (ages 10-13, $595) July 29-Aug. 4 (ages 13-18, $695). (208-265-3685) Hot August Nights| Camp Four Echoes, 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho | Campers spend their days in the water, windsurfing, canoeing, cooking and more. July 29-Aug. 9. Grades 2-12. (800-827-9478) Legacy Farm and Stable| Legacy Farm and Stable, Loon Lake, Wash. | A full horsemanship camp for beginningadvanced riders, including a derby at the camp’s conclusion. July 30-Aug. 3. Ages 6-18 (day camp), Ages 8-18 (overnight camp). $285. (951-5283) Twinlow Watersports| 22787 N. Twinlow Rd., Rathdrum, Idaho | Spend a week on the water, learning skills in sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing and more, in addition to faith-based activities. Aug. 4-9. $375-$425. Grades 6-8. (208-352-2671) Family Camp| Mivoden 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, Idaho | Enjoy the outdoors during a family camping session. Aug. 4-11 and Aug. 11-18. $300. All ages. (208-772-3484) Kindercamp | Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd. | Children are invited to camp with a family member or adult and enjoy the outdoor activities and scenery at Camp Lutherhaven. Aug. 9-11. $95/person to $700/family. (866-729-8372) Shoshone Adventurers| Shoshone Base Camp, Coeur d’Alene River | Hike, swim, float the river, rock climb, enjoy campfires, Bible studies and more in a faith-based camp. Aug. 11-16. $268$365. Grades 9-12. (866-729-8372) Shoshone Exodus| Shoshone Base Camp, Coeur d’Alene River | Campers will hike, swim, enjoy Bible studies, campfires and more in this faith-based camp. Aug. 11-16. $268-$365. Grades 3-4. (866-729-8372) Shoshone Pathfinders| Shoshone Base Camp, Coeur d’Alene River | Campers will hike, swim, float the river, rock climb and more at a faith-based camp. Aug. 11-16. Grades 7-8. $268$365. (866-729-8372) Shoshone Pioneers| Shoshone Base Camp, Coeur d’Alene River | Campers will hike, swim, float the river, learn archery skills, enjoy campfires, Bible studies and more in a faith-based camp. Aug. 11-16. Grades 5-12. $268-$365. (866-729-8372) Family Camp| Camp Spalding, 8513 Hwy. 211, Newport, Wash. | The entire family can experience camp together in a faith-based setting. Aug. 14-18. $60$340/person. (731-4244) Camp Reed Family Camp | Fan Lake, Wash. | Experience the activities of Camp Reed as a family. Aug. 22-25. $165/person; $82/each additional child for families with more than two children. (777-9622)


Counselor in Training Sessions| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley | Teens learn skills for working with children in a day camp setting.

May 21 and 28, June 4, 11 and 15. (Must attend all training sessions.) $85. Ages 13-17. (720-5408) Tae-Kwon-Do | Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Learn the elements of this sport including flexibility, coordination, strength and self-defense techniques. May 29-Aug. 30. Beginners, Mon/Wed from 6:30-8 pm. Advanced Fri from 6:30-8 pm. Cost is two cans of donated food per month. spokaneneyc. org (482-0708) Open Center Saturdays| Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Drop in to hang out and play pool, foosball, air hockey, ping pong, Wii, Xbox, basketball and more; sack lunches provided. June 1-Aug. 31. Saturdays from 10 am-4 pm. $1. Ages 5-15. (482-0708) Quest Camp| Coeur d’Alene Church of the Nazarene, 4000 N. 4th St. | Day camp offering crafts, field trips and other activities. June 10-Aug. 16, MonFri from 9 am-3 pm. Ages 6-14. $18/day, $75/week. (208-667-3543) Junior Naturalist Experiences | Sandpoint, Idaho | Campers go on two-to-three-hour adventures led by a licensed naturalist. June 12-14, June 13, June 22-25 and July 26. $15-35. Ages 6-10. (208-9466960) All About Me| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Campers learn about the body and how it works. June 17-21 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) Futuristic Fun| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. | Campers explore space, science and time travel with field trips to Mobius and more. June 17-21 from 8 am-5 pm. $30/day, $110/week. Ages 6-11. (688-0300) Great Outdoors Week| Cougar Kids Camp, WSU, Pullman. | Campers learn about the great outdoors. Older campers (grades 3-6) camp outside one night. June 17-21 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm. Grades 1-6. $75/half day $135/full day. (335-8732) Mad Scientists| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | In a hands-on camp, participants perform messy experiments and take a field trip to Mobius. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. $17/half day, $33/full day, $95/three days, $150$190/full week. Grades K-6. (459-4571) Prehistoric Adventure Camp | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. | Campers learn about prehistoric dinosaurs, reptiles, fish, amphibians, birds and plant life through projects. June 17-21 from 12:30-3 pm. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) Preschooler Nature Camp| Indian Springs, S. Austin Rd., Spokane | Preschoolers have a direct experience with nature by crafting toys and foraging for food. June 17-21 from 9 am-1 pm. $165. Ages 3-6. (208-265-3685) Riverfront Park Camp| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Campers explore the park, ride the Looff Carousel and more. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. $165, including a summer pass to Riverfront Park. Grades 1-6. riverdayschool. org (326-6595) Wilderness Survival Camp| Indian Springs, S. Austin Rd., Spokane | Learn how to make fire, build shelters, track animals, obtain clean water and more. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. $245. Ages 6-13. (208-265-3685)

Summer Park Program| Greenacres, Terrace View and Valley Mission Parks | Day campers play games, do arts and crafts and other activities with meals provided through the East Valley School District meal program. June 17-Aug. 15, Mon-Thurs 9 am-12:30 pm (Terrace View and Valley Mission Parks) or from 10:30 am-2 pm (Greenacres; no meals served). Ages 18 and under. Free. (688-0300) Pee Wee Camp| Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA | A half-day camp with weekly-themes and offering activities including swimming, cooking and arts and crafts. June 17-Aug. 16, Mon-Fri from 9 am-1 pm. $70-$90/week. Ages 4-5. (208-667-1865) Chill Camp| Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake | Campers swim, play games, take field trips and more. June 17-Aug. 23 from 7:45 am-5:15 pm. $125/week or $1,200/all summer. (755-6726) Discovery Camp| Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA | Campers swim, rock climb, play games, watch movies and take weekly field trips. June 17-Aug. 23, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. $115$145/week, $30-$44/day. Extended care available. Ages 6-10. (208-667-1865) St. Aloysius Day Camp| 611 E. Mission Ave. | Campers go on field trips, make arts and crafts, play games and more. June 17-Aug. 23, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $30 registration fee per family, $4.42/hour per child, plus field trip fees. Ages 2 1/2-12. (489-7825) Super Hero Summer Program| Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County, locations vary. | Campers participate in super hero-themed activities, games and sports, and take field trips with meals included. Grades K-12. June 17-Aug. 23, Mon-Fri. Sunrise program including breakfast, lunch and a snack, from 7 am-6 pm, $25/week or $250/ten weeks. General program, including lunch and a snack, from 9 am-6 pm. $10/week or $100/ten weeks. bgcspokanecounty. org (489-0741) Camp Allottafun| Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Campers take field trips, participate in recreational activities, crafts and more, with breakfast and lunch provided. June 17Aug. 30, Mon-Fri from 8:30-5 pm ($119/ week) or from 6:30 am-6 pm (+$15). Ages 5-12. (482-0708) Explorers Club| YMCA of the Inland Northwest | Campers make new friends, take weekly field trips, swim and more. June 17-Aug 30, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $35-$38/day, $162-$172/ week. Grades K-1. (777-9622) Fun Clubs| Riverfront Park and Spokane Valley YMCA | Day campers participate in age-appropriate activities including weekly field trips, creative projects, learning activities and more. June 17-30, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $35-$38/day, $162-$172/week. Grades 1-5. (777-9622) Summer Adventure Program| Airway Heights | Day camp offering swimming, hiking, movies, games, crafts and more. June 17-Aug. 30, Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm. $90/week. Ages 8-14. (244-4845) Summer Fun Camp| Harvard Park Learning Center, 6477 N. Lindeke St. | Children will take field trips, make arts and crafts, cook, play sports and more. June 17-Aug. 30, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm; part-time schedules available. $44-$183/week. Ages 2 1/2-10. (327-8964)


SUMMER CAMPS | Girl scouts

Through the Generations Camp Four Echoes has been helping girls become self-confident for 75 years and counting By Azaria Podplesky


n 1938, the Spokane Central Lions Club, wanting to help Girl Scouts establish a camp, purchased a 127acre plot of land along Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Windy Bay. With that, Camp Four Echoes was born. That year, 45 girls spent the summer there. To date, 34,000 girls, Girl Scouts and adults have enjoyed activities like swimming, kayaking, sailing, geocaching, arts and crafts and archery at Camp Four Echoes. Now in its 75th year, Camp Four Echoes has played a part in many a girl’s summer vacation. It did, and continues to, for multiple generations of camp director Jayn Courchaine’s family. Courchaine was 15 when she earned her way to camp by selling Girl Scout cookies. Her daughter, Patricia Abraham, attended sessions at Camp Four Echoes for three years, beginning when she was 9. Abraham’s own daughters, Emily, 8, and Gracie, 6, are now preparing for their second and first trips to Camp Four Echoes, respectively. “I have to admit I was nervous about sending my ‘baby’ to camp for the first time,” she says about Emily’s first trip to camp. “However, I also understood the value it would add to her independence and spirit.”

Along with typical camp activities, Camp Four Echoes also offers campers the opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions. Popular sessions include “College Bound,” in which campers tour a local college and chat with a financial aid team. There’s also “CSI@C4E,” which lets campers release their inner gumshoes to solve a mystery, and “Nocturnals: Adventures by Night,” a session during which campers switch from day to night activities, sleeping during the daylight hours. “Girl Scouts is all about leadership and decision-making, and the camp gives you that independence to do the things that you are most interested in doing,” says Susan Nielsen, chief communications officer for Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho. Named after the number of echoes campers hear if they yell across the bay at Echo Point, Camp Four Echoes, now 212 acres, also boasts more than a mile of waterfront, a $3.4-million lodge and themed campsites. Emily is excited to make more friends and swim, while Gracie is looking forward to making crafts and sleeping in the cabins like her sister did. “Camp is really fun,” Emily says. “It’s OK to miss



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Archery at Camp Four Echoes, circa 1941 your parents, but your parents don’t want you to miss out on having fun… so you get over that and have lots of fun that you get to share stories about when you go home.” n Camp Four Echoes • Sessions offered June 23-Aug. 9 • $190-$525 • Girls entering grades 1-12 • 22177 S. Camp Four Echoes Rd., Worley, Idaho • camp • 800-827-9478

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TRIANGLE CLUB | YMCA of the Inland Northwest | Teen campers will take daily field trips, swim at the lakes and more. June 17-Aug. 30, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $35-$38/day, $162-$172/ week. Grades 6-8. (777-9622) Y KIDS CLUB | North Spokane YMCA, 10727 N. Newport Hwy. | A day camp offering arts and crafts, swimming, games and more. June 17-Aug. 30, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $31-$34/day, $139$149/week. Grades 1-6. (777-9622) MY LIFE, MY MONEY | Locations Vary | STCU’s money camp teaches teens financial literacy. June 18 at the Mead Boys & Girls Club, June 20 at Mobius and June 26 at Hayden Library; all sessions from 9 am-12 pm. Free. Ages 11-14. (344-2204) SQUID DISSECTION | Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Campers dissect a squid to learn about its parts, and can write with ink from its ink sac. June 20 and July 11 from 1:30-3:30 pm. $20-$30. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) COOKING AND BAKING | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Campers learn nutrition basics and prepare themed lunches and more. June 2428 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 3-6. (326-6595) CRAZY ABOUT SPORTS | Spokane Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | Young campers run, jump, kick, throw and bounce balls. June 24-28 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) JURASSIC FANTASTIC | CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley

| Campers hunt for fossils, go on scavenger hunts and take field trips. June 24-28 from 8 am-5 pm. $30/day, $110/ week. Ages 6-11. (688-0300) LEGO ROBOTICS CHALLENGE | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Participants use motors, gears, levers, pulleys, bricks and other parts to design robots to meet a daily challenge. June 24-28 from 9 am-3 pm. $145. Grades 1-3. (326-6595) MINI COUGAR WEEK | Cougar Kids Camp, WSU, Pullman | Campers get a chance to experience college life without the tests. June 24-28 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm. $75/half day $135/full day. Grades 1-6. (335-8732) NATURE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDS | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Campers can search for hidden treasure and hide some of their own. June 2428 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 3-6. (326-6595) PREHISTORIC CAMP | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. | Campers learn about paleontology and animals that walked the earth millions of years ago . June 24-28, 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) TREASURE HUNT | Plum Tree School, South Hill | Children participate in a new treasure hunt each day. June 24-28 from 9 am-1 pm. $120. Ages 3-8. (747-1040) WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP | Sandpoint, Idaho | Learn how to make fire, build shelters, track animals, obtain clean water and more. June 24-28 from 9 am-3 pm. $245. Ages 6-13. twineagles. org (208-265-3685) YOUTH ADVENTURE CAMP | North Idaho College, CdA | Spend five days explor-

ing North Idaho through rock climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, white water rafting, sailing, hiking and more. June 24-28. $250. Ages 6-12. (208-769-7809) ALL ADVENTURE CAMP | Riverside State Park, Bowl & Pitcher | Spend a week outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking and more. June 24-28 or July 22-26 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $189. Ages 8-13. (625-6200) EXPLORERS MINI CAMP | YMCA of the Inland Northwest | Two-hour mini camp programs help children maintain skills in reading and math. June 24-Aug. 15, Mon-Thurs from 9:30-11:30 am. $50$60. Grades Pre-K-1. (777-9622) SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY | MLK, Jr. Family Outreach Center, 845 S. Sherman St. | A program offering literacy, arts and crafts, field trips and emotional development activities. June 24-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. $480/ month. (455-8722) SPLASH! | Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Splash around Riverfront Park with water balloons and more. June 26 and Aug. 15 from 1:30-3:30 pm. $20$30. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) EXPLOSIVE SUMMER CAMP | Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Day camp featuring patriotic crafts, games and more. July 1-3 from 9 am-3 pm. $17/ half day, $33/full day, $95/three days, $150-$190/full week. Grades K-6. (459-4571) NATURE NINJAS CAMP | Indian Springs, South Austin Rd., Spokane | Master stealth, invisibility, and camouflage as you blend in with your natural surroundings. July 1-5 from 9 am-3 pm. $245. Ages 6-13. (208265-3685)

RED WHITE AND BLUE WEEK | Cougar Kids Camp, WSU, Pullman | Celebrate the birth of our nation and visit with firefighters and the WSU ROTC. July 1-5 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm. Grades 1-6. (335-8732) OUTBACKERS DAY CAMP | Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd, CdA | Enjoy traditional sleep-away camp activities in a day-camp format. July 1-Aug. 16, Mon-Fri from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $175-$225. Grades 1-6. (747-6191) GLAMOUR DAY | Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Enjoy a celebrity-inspired spa day including hair styling, manicures, pedicures and more. July 2 from 9 am-5 pm. $37. Ages 8-13. (482-0708) SUPER HEROES | Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Create a super hero costume while learning about super heroes. July 2 and Aug. 7 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $20-$30. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) A BUG’S WORLD | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. | Learn about bugs through literature, art projects and by becoming a garden detective. July 8-12 from 12:30-3 pm. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) ALL ABOUT YOU WEEK | Cougar Kids Camp, WSU, Pullman | Spend a week developing skills while learning about exercise and healthy eating. July 8-12 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm. $75/half day $135/full day. Grades 1-6. (335-8732) KNIGHTS AND PRINCESSES | Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Play games and make arts and crafts projects themed around fairytale stories. July 8-12 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571)

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NATURE NINJAS CAMP | Sandpoint, Idaho | Test your hiding abilities and learn how to use nature to strengthen those skills. July 8-13 from 9 am-3 pm. $245. Ages 6-13. (208265-3685) PRESCHOOLER NATURE CAMP | Location TBA | Young children can experience nature by foraging for food and crafting with natural objects. July 8-12 from 9 am-1 pm. $165. Ages 3-6. (208-265-3685) THE NERD CAMP OF WIZARDRY | Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | A Harry Potter and fantasy-themed camp offering games, crafts and more. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. $17/half day, $33/ full day, $95/three days, $150-$190/full week. Grades K-6. (459-4571) BIKING WEEK | Riverside State Park, Bowl & Pitcher | Spend a week riding around local trails and parks, and doing other outdoor activities. July 8-12 or July 29-Aug. 2 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $189. Ages 8-13. (625-6200) CAMP DART-LO | 14000 N. Dartford Dr. | Day camp offering archery, leadership activities and more. July 8-Aug. 9. Preschool-Grade 12. $175-$225/five day session, $300-$350/ten day session. (747-6191) SCHWEITZER ADVENTURE CAMP | Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint | Hike, make arts and crafts, ride the chairlifts, swim, climb and more. Sessions offered July 8-Aug. 16, Mon-Fri from 8 am-4 pm. $165/week. Ages 6-11. (208-255-3081)

ADVENTURE CAMP PLUS | Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA | Activities include hiking, rock climbing, ropes courses, overnight camping and more. July 8-12, July 22-26, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 19-23, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. $140-$170/week. Ages 11-13. kroccda. org (208-667-1865) JUNGLE JAMBOREE | Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Meet reptiles, build a jungle beat drum and more. July 10 and Aug. 8 from 1:30-3:30 pm. $20-$30. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) JEDI ACADEMY | Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Spend a day in the life of Luke, Obi Wan, Yoda or Anakin and learn to use the force. July 15 from 9 am-4:30 pm. $37. Ages 5-12. (482-0708) ENCHANTED FOREST CAMP | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Spend a week learning about woodland animals, plants and insects with outdoor exploration, stories and crafts. July 15-19 from 12:30-3 pm. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) HARRY’S LABORATORY | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Explore science Harry Potter-style with potions and magic. July 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) HOLLYWOOD WEEK | Cougar Kids Camp, WSU, Pullman | Write, act, direct and perform in plays and news broadcasts. July 15-19 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm. Grades 1-6. $75/half day $135/full day. (335-8732) MAD SCIENTISTS ROCK | Spokane Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | Learn about rocks, volcanoes, earth-

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emorable summers are measured in scraped knees, water balloon fights and macaroni arts and crafts. But these summertime experiences don’t require a hefty price tag. Summer adventure can be experienced on a budget with local day camps. Many camps offer in-house scholarships, provide sliding pay scales or even accept financial assistance through the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). “Last year we gave out a little over $10,000 in summer scholarships,” says Lu Eagle, director of program operations for the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County. “We don’t want cost to be the reason why youth can’t access our club.” The Boys and Girls Club offers scholarships based upon household income. The organization’s Super Hero Summer Program provides campers with nonstop action Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm for just $10 per week or $100 for 10 weeks. Campers will participate in recreational and educational activities themed around X-Men, Star Wars, Nintendo, anime and more. For an additional $10 per week, campers will visit places like Cat Tales Zoological Park



and Splash Down Waterpark. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center offers a sliding pay scale and provides income-based scholarships for its Summer Youth Academy day camps. The center also accepts payments through the Child Care Subsidy Program — a DSHS program in which qualifying families receive state assistance to cover the cost of childcare, including qualifying summer camps. “We offer scholarships because we want kids who are from low income families to have the same opportunities,” says Freda Gandy, executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center. “We want all children to have safe, structured fun.” Day camps operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The 10-week program allows campers to garden, swim, cook, create art and more in an effort to promote diversity, community service and literacy. YMCA of the Inland Northwest also offers financial assistance based upon income, and campers may receive a discount of up to 35 percent. Eligible families may also receive assistance through the DSHS Child Care Subsidy Program. “We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to

Boys & Girls Club Cherry Picking discover who they are and what they can achieve, regardless of their family background or household income level,” says Connie Reynolds, the day camp’s director. “As a mission-driven nonprofit, we turn no one away because of inability to pay program fees.” YMCA day camps are offered at various times and weekly intervals. Campers may explore dance, rock climbing, roller derby, archery, swimming, crafts,field trips and more. Although summer adventure can be achieved on a budget, Reynolds says the experience is priceless: “Camps help kids develop grit, character and curiosity — all qualities needed for success.” n

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Stay Active!| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Burn off extra energy while learning about fitness and teamwork through cooperative games and more. July 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades K-3. (326-6595) Wide World of Sports Week| Cougar Kids Camp, WSU Pullman. | Campers play a variety of sports from all over the world. July 22-26 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm. Grades 1-6. $75/half day $135/full day. (335-8732) Artful Antics| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. | Campers create themes for each day and pick a main field trip to go on. July 29-Aug. 2 from 8 am-5 pm.

$30/day, $110/week. Ages 6-11. (688-0300) Camo Camp| Camp Sekani Park, Upriver Drive | Learn army skills like building forts, tying knots, archery, climbing and more. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-4:30 pm (ages 5-8). Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-4:30 pm (ages 9-12). $139. (482-0708) Dr. Seuss Adventure Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Explore art and the universe through crafts and activities inspired by Dr. Seuss stories. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9-11:30 am. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) Fairies and Elves| Plum Tree School, South Hill | Explore the natural world by creating fairy houses and playing imaginative games. July 29-Aug. 2 from

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9 am-1 pm. $120. Ages 3-8. (747-1040) Premiere Adventure Camp| Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | A week of adventure-themed activities, games, crafts and field trips. Sessions offered July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 12-16, from 9 am-5 pm. $189. Ages 8-14. (482-0708) Urban Explorers| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Each day campers decide on a destination and map out how to get there by foot or bus. July 29Aug. 2 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 3-6. (326-6595) Beginning Builders| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Complete a new woodworking project each day,

including birdhouses, a toolbox, step stool and more. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 3-6. (326-6595) Best of Summer Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. | Some of the most popular summer camp activities are offered during this camp for those who missed them the first time around or want to participate again. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-3 pm. $129. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Bike Camp| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Learn about bike maintenance, safety and bike on the Centennial Trail to different destinations each day. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 4-6. (326-6595) Jungle Madness Camp| Spokane Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | Learn about jungle animals, make arts and crafts and other jungle-themed activities. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) Lego Play| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | One week of nonstop Lego building with each day based on a different theme or challenge. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-3 pm. $145. Grades K-2. (326-6595) Record Breaking Bonanza| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley | Campers create and break their own records and take field trips to Riverfront Park and area pools. Aug. 5-9 from 8 am-5 pm. $30/day, $110/week. Ages 6-11. (688-0300) Tales & Tastes of India| Plum Tree School, South Hill | Explore the culture of India through music, movement, folktales, food and more. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-1 pm. $120. Ages 3-8. (747-1040) H2Whoa! | CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley | Campers spend a week in the water at Splash Down and area pools. Aug. 12-16 from 8 am-5 pm. $30/day, $110/week. Ages 6-11. (688-0300) Pond Life| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Discover what lives in and around a pond from fish to frogs. Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) Ultimate Gamer| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Play Wii games, board games, outside games and gym games. Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-3 pm. $145. Grades K-3. (326-6595) Adventure With Thomas| Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave.

| Thomas the train-themed activities, games and more. Aug. 14 from 10-11:30 am. $17. Ages 2 1/2-4. (482-0708) Octonaut Sea Adventure| Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Become a sea explorer with games, crafts and learning. Aug. 18 from 1-2:30 pm. $17. Ages 2 1/2-4. (482-0708) Baking and Cooking| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Ditch the Easy Bake Oven and learn to prepare nutritional meals, decorate cake pops, cupcakes and more to bring home. Aug. 19-23 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades K-2. (326-6595) Island Party Week| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Make luauthemed crafts and snacks, and have an island-themed party. Aug. 19-23 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) Shake It Up!| Mission Park | Learn spins, back handsprings, tumbling and more in this dance and gymnastics class. Aug. 19-23 from 9 am-4:30 pm. $134. Ages 7-13. (482-0708) Stay Active!| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Burn off extra energy while learning fitness and teamwork skills, playing cooperative games and more. Aug. 19-23 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 4-6. (326-6595) Summer Sayonara| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. | During the last week of summer, campers take field trips to Wonderland, Roller Valley, Camp Caro and area pools. Aug. 19-23 from 8 am-5 pm. $30/day, $110/week. Ages 6-11. (688-0300) Sweet Science| Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Learn about science through candy, like reactions with Pop Rocks. Aug. 21-22 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $40-$50. Ages 4-8. (624-5437)

basketball Girls Elite Academy| EWU, Cheney | Prepares students for living, training and practicing like a Division I player. June 1-2. $150-$200. Grades 9-12. (3596539) Girls Basketball Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | Incoming freshman practice the basics of the game. June 2, 4, 6, 10, 17, 14 from 6pm8pm. $75. Grade 9. (483-8511) Vandal Girl’s Camp| University of Idaho Moscow | Players develop basic and advanced game skills. June 10-12. $80. Camps offered for girls grades 2-12. (208-885-4696) St. George’s Basketball Camp| St. George’s School, 2929 W. Waikiki Rd. | Learn basketball fundamentals from St. George’s coaches. June 10-14. $125. Girls and boys camps for grades 6-12. (466-1636) Lower School Basketball| St. George’s, 2929 W. Waikiki Rd. | Develop fundamental basketball skills. June 11-14 from 9 am-noon. $100. Grades K-5. sgs. org/summer (466-1636) Boy’s Basketball Camp| North Idaho College, CdA | Campers are separated into skill level groups, and are coached by NIC head basketball coach Jared Phay. June 17-20. $80-$125. All ages. (208-769-5975) Girl’s Basketball Camp| North Idaho College, CdA | Players will learn comprehensive fundamentals with instruction from NIC women’s basketball players and coaches. June 17-20. $75$125. Grades 3-12. (208-769-3347) Vandal Youth Basketball Camp| University of Idaho, Moscow | Boys participate in 5-on-5 games as they attend this daily camp. June 17-20 from 9 am-4 pm. $120-$195. Grades K-8. Boy’s Basketball Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E Euclid Ave. | Players practice fundamentals of the game, compete and are coached by current G-Prep coaches and varsity players. June 17-21 Times vary. $55-80. Sessions for grades 4-6, 7-8 and 9. (483-8511) Girl’s Basketball Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E Euclid Ave. | Younger players learn and practice basic skills. June 17-24 from 2pm- 5pm. $55. Grades 4-8. (483-8511) Skyhawks Basketball| Locations vary | Young athletes learn fundamentals at their skill level through drills, exercises and more. Sessions offered June 17-Aug. 9, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3 pm. Locations vary. $135. (625-6200) Basketball Camp| Liberty Park and Underhill Park | Boys and girls learn the basics of the game, while also competing against each other. June 17-28, July 8-18, July 22-Aug. 1, Aug. 19-29 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $100. (995-3606) Next Level Basketball| Emmanuel Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct. | Camp focusing on skill progression, speed and agility, shooting and more. Sessions offered June 19-Aug. 14 from 9 am-noon. $25/session. Grades 4-12. (991-0950) Basketball Position Camp| Gonza-

ga, 502 E. Boone | Players receive position-specific training from the Gonzaga women’s basketball team players and coaches. June 22-24. $180-$230. Girls in grades 8-12. Position Skills Camp| EWU, Cheney | Clinics and drills help players develop a better understanding of point guard, guard, and post play. June 23-24. Grades 9-12. $50-$75. (359-6539) Vandals Girl’s Scrimmage Days | University of Idaho, Moscow | High school teams play each other while learning strategies to improve their upcoming season. June 24-28 from 9 am-5 pm. $150 per team. Grades 9-12. (208-885-4696) Boys & Girls Skills Camp| Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | Campers will work individually on basic basketball skills. June 24-27, July 8-11, Aug. 5-8, Aug. 19-22 from 1 pm-4 pm. $70/ Grades K-2, $135/Grades 3-8. (777-1000) Women’s Basketball Elite Camp | WSU, Pullman | High-intensity drills teach high school players the skills needed to compete against the top talent. June 27-28. $149. Grades 9-12. (335-8241) Individual Skills Camp| Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone Ave. | Players learn skillbased techniques to improve their playing. July 7-10. $125/half day, $260$300/day, $345/overnight. Ages 5-12. (313-4219) Basketball Basics| HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake. | Participants are coached by basketball trainer Ryan Goodsen, an instructor for NIKE and Jordan basketball camps. July 8-10 from 9 am-5 pm. Grades 1-12. $150-$175. (217-1393) NBC Competition Basketball Camp | Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | Coed basketball players compete against each another. Lodging at Whitworth provided. July 12-14. $265. Ages 13-18. (953-6016) Game Time Basketball Camp| HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake. | Participants learn basketball skills through personal instruction from coaches at this coed camp. July 15-17 and Aug. 2628 from Ages 6-18. $75-$185. (310-9036473) Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball Camp| North Idaho College, CdA | Students will work on individual and team skills with players of all ages and skill levels. July 15-18. $80/half day, $125/full day. All ages. (jared_phay@


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Advanced Skills Girl’s Camp| Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | Girls receive elite basketball training, participating in drills and working in teams. July 15-19. $395. Ages 13-18. (953-6016) Showcase Basketball Clinic| HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake | Participants do NBA-style drills and skill work with coach Jeff Christensen. July 22-24 from 9 am-noon. Boys and girls ages 7-17. $100. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. hubsportscenter. org (927-0602) Eastern Boy’s Individual Camp| EWU, Cheney | Individual camp to advance the technique and skill of younger players. July 22-25. Ages 7-12 and grades K-2. $75-$125. (359-2463) Advanced Skills Camp| Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. | A camp introducing the basics of basketball as well as the college athletics feel. July 2528. Boys grades 3-12. $295-$375. (313-3994) Fundamental Skills Camp| Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. | Introduction to the basics and fundamentals of basketball. July 29-31. Morning session (younger players), 9-12 am, $100. All day (older players), 9 am-5 pm. $220. Coed grades 1-7. (313-3994). Little Eaglets Camp| EWU, Cheney | Introduction to basketball with a focus on fundamentals and basics of the game. July 29-Aug. 2. Grades K-5. $80. (359-7382) Skyhawks Basketball Camp| HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Liberty Lake | Young athletes learn passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am to 3 pm. Ages 6-12. $135. (927-0602) Soaring Eagles Camp| EWU, Cheney | Introduction to basketball in shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and game competition. July 29-Aug. 2. $80. Grades 6-8. (359-7382) Advantage Basketball Camp| HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake. | Learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork and more. Aug. 5-10 from 9 am-5 pm. $195-$265. Coed ages 7-18. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. (425670-8877)

Boy’s Elite Camp| Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | High school campers work on improving and refining their game in a competitive environment. Aug. 10. $50. Grades 9-12. whitworth. edu (777-1000) Youth Skills Academy| HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake | NBA player and former University of Washington player Isaiah Thomas teaches basketball skills and more. Aug. 12-14 from 9 am-3 pm. Boys and girls ages 6-16. $225-$250. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. (347-327-4995)

creative arts

Little Picassos| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Young campers will explore art through color, paint and other media. June 17-21 from 9 am-11:30 am. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) Film Production Camp| Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA | Aspiring actors, directors and screenwriters have the opportunity to make a movie. June 17-28, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. (208-667-1865) Kid’s Clay Camp| The Clay Connection, 714 E. Sprague Ave. | Two hours of instruction per week, with daily studio use available and all supplies provided. Classes offered all summer. Tues/Wed from 4-6 pm. $125/five weeks. Ages 6+. (747-6171) Summer Arts For Youth| Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., CdA | Local artists and instructors lead students through the creative process. June 1820, June 25-27, July 9-11 and July 16-18 from 9:30-11:30 am. $30. Classes offered for ages 5-7 and ages 7-15. cdaid. org (208-676-9132) Picasso’s Studio| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Campers explore the basics of painting, drawing and sculpture in realism and abstract art. June 24-28 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Film Camp| YMCA of the Inland Northwest | Learn to make movies, commercials, music videos and more. Camps offered Mon-Fri from 11 am-4 pm. North YMCA, June 24-28 and Aug. 5-9. Central YMCA, July 8-12. Valley YMCA, July 2226 and Aug. 19-23. $85-$100. Ages 1218. (777-9622) Red, White & Blue Camp| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Paint, draw, glue and create with clay using the colors of the American flag. July 1-3 from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3 pm. $15-$25/day,

$33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) Crafts from Around the World | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Explore art making in different cultures and make African masks, European puppets and more. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Creative Adventure Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Campers express themselves through media such as paint, clay, pastel chalk and more. July 8-12 from 9-11:30 am. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) Pinterest Craft Camp| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Make arts and crafts projects using ideas found on Pinterest. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. $175. Grades 1-6. (326-6595) Messiest Art Camp Ever| Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | In this camp, kids make noodle paintings and other messy art projects. July 9-10 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $40-$50. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) Inland NW Drawing Camps| Spokane Art Supply and Hobby Lobby, Spokane Valley | A variety of art classes designed for every skill level and experience. Offered Tues-Fri from 10:30-12:30 pm. “Lions, Tigers, and Bears” July 9-13. “Under the Sea” July 16-19. “Ancient Egypt” July 23-26. “Cars, Trucks, Etc” July 30-Aug. 2. “Dinosaurs and Dragons” Aug. 6-9. “African Safari” Aug. 1316. “Cats and Dogs” Aug. 20-23. “Faces and Figures” Aug. 27-30. $110. Ages 8-12. (230-1880) Sock Monster Art Class| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Construct monster dolls, paint with encaustics, and other projects to bring home. July 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades K-2. (326-6595) Van Gogh Art Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Create art in a class inspired by this famous artists’ work. July 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Da Vinci Art Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Study some of the fine art techniques made famous by scientist and artist Leonardo da Vinci. July 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Sewing| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Learn basic pattern reading, fabric cutting, sewing machine operation and finishing techniques. July 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 3-6. (326-6595) Monet’s Inspiration Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Use the

great outdoors as inspiration for art in charcoal, colored pencil, pastels and paint. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) We Love Art Camp| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Create messy works of art using a variety of materials. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-noon or 12:303 pm. $15-$25/day, $33-$73/three days or $58-$155/full week. Preschool ages. (459-4571) Artist Boot Camp| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Paint, draw, sculpt and more in a creative arts camp. July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-3 pm. $17/half day, $33/full day, $95/three days, $150-$190/full week. Grades K-6. (459-4571) Film Camp| Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. | Campers create a short film using professional equipment and editing software, showcasing their film at the end of the camp. Aug. 5-16. $230. Ages 12-18. (744-0972) Cool, Colorful and Creative Art| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Explore various art media and styles and create art using acrylics, found pieces, water colors and more. Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 1-6. (326-6595) Craft-O-Rama Camp| Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Campers will work on creative arts and crafts each day of this camp. Aug. 26-30 from 9 am-3 pm. $17/half day, $33/full day, $95/three days, $150-$190/full week. Grades K-6. (459-4571)

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Skyhawks Cheerleading| Chase Middle School, 4747 E. 37th Ave. | Young athletes learn proper hand and body movements, jumping techniques and more. June 17-21 or July 15-19, Mon-Fri from 9 am-noon. $115. Ages 5-10. (625-6200) CheerTots | Locations Vary | Young kids interested in cheerleading can learn the basics in a non-competitive environment. June 17-Aug. 8. $104. Ages 3-8. (534-5437) Zumba | Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake | Learn Latin rhythms and dance moves in this form of fitness. June 17-Aug. 30, Mon/Wed from 5:306:30 pm. $5/class. (688-0300) CheerTots| Terrace View and Edgecliff Parks | Young children are introduced to cheerleading through games and

activities. Sessions offered June 18-Aug. 7, days and times vary. $104. Ages 4-7. (688-0300) Cheerleading Camp| Mountain View Gymnastics, 1100 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights | Participants of all skill levels learn new skills and build off of those they may already have. June 24-28. Half day camps (ages 3+) 9 am-noon, $75. Full day camps (ages 6+) 9am-3:30 pm, $125. (244-7061) Elite Flyers Cheer Camp| HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. | Learn cheering skills including motions, jumps, basic stunts and more. June 2428 from 9 am-12:30 pm. $90-$100. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. (927-0602) Dance Camp| Spokane Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague Ave. | Students learn classical ballet techniques, character dance, jazz dance and more. Min. 2 yrs of ballet training required. July 8-26 from 10:15 am-2:30 pm. $175-$499. (922-3023) Dance Camp| Spokane Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague Ave. | Students learn classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, character dance, jazz and more. Min. 3 yrs of ballet training required. July 8-Aug. 2, 10:30 am-3 pm. $195-$599. (922-3023) Summer Dance Workshop| Isabelle’s Dance Time, 4120 S. Sullivan Rd. | Dance workshop including classes on ballet, street, hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, partnering, lyrical, musical theater and more. July 9-Aug. 2, times vary. Unlimited classes $125/family or individual. (927-0972) Fantasy Dance Camp| Isabelle’s Dance Time, 4120 S. Sullivan Rd. | Participants can become an enchanted character in an imaginative dance camp. July 11, 17, 23 and 29 from 10 am-noon. Ages 3-10. $30/day or $100/full camp. (927-0972) Cheer Camp| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. | Children learn fundamentals of cheering motions, jumps, chants and more. July 22-25, Mon-Thurs from 1-3:30 pm. $75. Ages 5-10. (688-0300) Dance Camp| Mountain View Gymnastics, 1100 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights | Participants of all skill levels learn new skills and build off of what they may already know. July 29-Aug. 2. Half day camps (ages 3+) 9 am-noon, $75. Full day camps (ages 6+) 9am-3:30 pm, $125. (244-7061) Dance Hip/Hop Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | Children learn a dance routine and have the opportunity

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EARTH SCIENCE CAMP | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Campers learn about fossils, minerals, volcanoes and other natural phenomenon with crafts and activities. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) MISSION TO MARS LEGO ROBOTICS | Westminster UCC Church, 411 S. Washington | Builders (grades 1-3) and engineers (grades 4-6) learn to use motors and solar panels to build Lego space rovers. June 17-21 from 9 am-2:30 pm. $120. (448-2291) POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC SCIENCE WEEK | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Science projects and experiments including rockets, explosions and more. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 4-6. (326-6595) SCIENCE SAFARI | Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid | Experience a hands-on exploration of ocean life. June 17-21 from 8:3011:30 am, June 24-28 from 12-3 pm, and July 1-3, 5 from 8:30-12 pm. $110. Grades 2-9. (466-9453) CAMP INVENTION | Locations vary | Campers do math, science, engineering and more in a hands-on setting. June 1721 from 8:30 am-3 pm, June 24-28 from 9 am-3:30pm. Grades 1-6. $220-$215. (800-968-4332) SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP | 724 E. Hastings Rd. | Learn basic Spanish speaking, reading and writing. June 1824, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. Times vary. $200/day $100/half-day. Ages 3-12. (465-4656) LEGO ROBOTICS CHALLENGES | Westminster UCC Church, 411 S. Washington St. | Builders (grades 1-3) and engineers (grades 4-6) learn to use motors and solar to build Lego robots to meet challenges. June 24-28 from 9 am-2:30 pm. $120. (448-2291) PAWS, CLAWS, BEAKS & BUGS | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Explore the world of mammals, reptiles, birds and bugs. June 24-28 (grades 3-5) and July 22-26 (grades 6+) from 10 am3:30 pm. $175-$200. mobiusspokane. org (321-7133) ENTER THE ROBOPOCALYPSE | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Participants get two days to build and program Lego robots that can navigate the perils of post-apocalyptic Earth. June 25-26 and Aug. 19-20 (grades 3-5), July 9-10 and July 31-Aug. 1 (grades 6+) from

10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. (321-7133) BUBBLEMANIA/BALLOONAPALOOZA | Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Learn about the science of bubbles and balloons. June 26-27 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $40-$50. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) SUPER SPYCRAFT | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Become a super spy by learning about secret codes and laser security systems. June 27-28, July 23-24 and Aug. 21-22 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $75-$80. Grades 3-5. (321-7133) CHINESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION | Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone | Spend four weeks immersed in the Chinese language, including lessons in dance, watercolor and calligraphy. July 1- 25, Mon-Thurs from 9 am-2 pm. $50/high school credit, $227/ college credit. Grades 6-12. gonzaga. edu/startalk (313-6783) ZOMBIE SCIENCE | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Use science to find the most helpful and useful weapons to survive amidst the walking dead. July 1-2 and Aug. 12-13 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. Grades 8+. mobiusspokane. org (321-7133) SUPERHERO SCIENCE | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Learn how Iron Man’s armor works and design other experiments to test superheroes’ super powers. July 5 (grades 6+) and Aug. 14 (grades 3-5) from 10 am-3:30 pm. $35$40. Grades 3-7. (321-7133) CREATIVE KIDS SCIENCE CAMP | Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Themed camp days feature hands-on learning through games, science projects, crafts, nature hikes and more. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. spokaneparks. org (625-6200) FUTURE LEADERS | Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Week-long camp on developing tools for a successful and empowered future. July 8-12 from 9 am-5 pm. Ages 10-16. (482-0708) LEGO ROBOTIC CONTRAPTIONS | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Each day campers are challenged to build a robotic contraption to meet specific challenges. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. $145. Grades 1-3. (326-6595) LEGO ROBOTICS 1 | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Learn the basics of Lego robotic programming with NXT bricks and program moveable creations. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 4-6. (326-6595) VIDEO GAME BOOTCAMP | Tincan, 1317 W. 2nd Ave. | Campers design and build a video game using animated characters, sounds and actions. July 8-19.

$230. Ages 12-18. (744-0972) ACADEMIC PROJECT CAMP | Rowan Tree Education Cooperative, 1023 W. Riverside. | Research an area of interest to create a project that’s shared at the end of the camp for highly motivated children. July 8-26, Mon-Fri from 9 am-noon. $350. Grades 2-6. (994-6127) CSI CAMP | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Help solve a mystery while analyzing fingerprints, fabric and more in a hands-on camp. July 8-12 (grades 3-5), July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug.

12-16 (grades 6+) from 10 am-3:30 pm. $175-$200. (321-7133) FIRE AND ICE | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Learn about science on extreme ends of the temperature scale. July 8 and Aug. 23 from 10 am3:30 pm. $35-$40. Grades 6+. (321-7133) ENGINEERING, MATH & SCIENCE WORKSHOP | 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID | High school students can experience college-level science, math, and engineering. July 14-19. $600. Grades 11+ or ages 16+. (208-

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885-6479) LEGO ROBOTICS 2 | River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Participants of the previous Lego Robotics 1 are invited to continue testing their programming skills on Lego NXT. July 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 4-6. (326-6595) ADVENTURES IN SPACE AND TIME | Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Learn about stars, planets, deep space and more. July 15-19, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 19-23 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $175-$200. (321-7133)

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2 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Totally Irresponsible Science| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Experiment with science projects like a soda geyser, sandwich bag bombs and more. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades K-2. (326-6595) Debate Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | Beginning debaters and experienced debaters are welcome. Beginning debaters will learn basic rhetorical skills. Aug. 5-9. from 9 am-2:30 pm. $99. (483-8511) Middle School Study Skills| Gonzaga Prep, 1227 E. Euclid Ave. | Learn new study techniques and more. Aug. 5-8 from 9:30-11:30 am and 1-3 pm; Aug. 1215, 9:30-11:30 am. $80/student. Grades 6-8. (483-8511) Primitive Technology & Archaeological Science| Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Learn about modern technologies founded on ancestral populations’ problem-solving skills. Aug. 16 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $35-$40. (321-7133) Refresher Course| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | Refresh your academic skills while using the outdoors as inspiration. Aug. 19-23 from 9 am-3 pm. $140. Grades 1-6. riverdayschool. org (326-6595) Science Explorers| Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard | Participate in science experiments, nature hikes, field trips and more. Aug. 26-30 from 9 am-4:30 pm. $159. Ages 7-12. (482-0708) Surviving Robot City| Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Build robots that can survive the apocalypse and an epic robot battle. Aug. 26-30 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $175-$200. (321-7133)


Science of Magic| Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Mobius’ scientists reveal the science behind magic tricks like sleight of hand, misdirection and other hidden forces. July 15-16, Aug. 8-9 and 28-29 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $75-$80. (321-7133) Dinosaur Roar| Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. | Build a triceratops’ egg nest, sculpt a T-rex tooth and excavate fossils in a dino dig. July 16-17 from 1:30-3:30 pm. $40-$50. Ages 4-8. (624-5437) Edible Science| Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Learn how matter and molecules change to become gum-

mi bears, ice cream and fudge. July 18-19 and Aug. 5-6 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $70$80. (321-7133) Adventures in Peacemaking| Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Rd. | Children focus on peacemaking and non-violent communication. July 22-25 from 9 am-2 pm. Free. Ages 5-12. (465-0369) Science Reporter Camp| Tincan, 1317 W. 2nd Ave. | Learn how to create your own science TV show, and how to research and interview science reporters. July 22-26. Ages and prices TBA. tincan. org (744-0972) Ooey Gooey Chemistry| Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. | Make a

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mess and learn about slime, putty and oobleck. July 22 and Aug. 15 from 10 am3:30 pm. $35-$40. (321-7133) App Camp| Tincan, 1317 W. 2nd Ave. | Go beyond playing app-based games and create your own. July 29-Aug. 2. $115. Ages 12-18. (744-0972) Science and Nature Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Discover the world around you through nature and science activities. July 29-Aug. 2 from 12:30-3 pm. $59. Ages 3-5. (625-6200) Space Adventure Camp| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Create a space vehicle to learn about space exploration, astronomy and more. July 29-Aug.


Paul Petrino Football Camp| University of Idaho, Moscow | High school players will work to improve their skills and techniques. Overnight and day camp options. June 17-20. $225-$300. Grades 9-12. (208-885-6111) Freshman Team Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | A team camp for incoming freshman who want to play in a competitive environment. June 17-21 from 3-5 pm. $100. (483-8511) Shock Skills Clinic| West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. | Non-contact skills camp coached by the Spokane

Shock. June 17-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm, $50-$75. (Coed grades 1-4.) July 22-25 from 5:30-7:30 pm, $70-$100. (Grades 5-8.) (777-9622) Individual/Team Camp | EWU, Cheney | Improve technique and game strategy as an individual or with a team. June 19-22 and June 26-29. $210-$310. Grades 8-12. (359-2463) Football Skills Camp| University of Idaho, Moscow | Vandal Football opens its field to incoming high school students for this daily skills camp. June 24-27 from 1-4pm. $25/day. Grades 9-12. (208885-6111) Football Skills Camp| West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. | Full-contact football skills camp to prepare players for the Grid Kids Football season. June 24-27 from 9 am-3:30 pm. $190-$210. Coed grades 3-6. (777-9622) Pee Wee Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | Younger players learn the basics of the game and compete. June 24-28, days and times vary. $75. Grades 5-8. (483-8511) Skyhawks Flag Football| Locations vary | Develop skills on both sides of the football, including core components of passing, catching and defense. July 8-12 and July 15-19, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3 pm. $135. Ages 7-12. (625-6200) Quarterback Clinic| West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. | Players are coached by the Spokane Shock in a camp on footwork, passing, drills and more. July 15-16 from 5:307:30 pm. $45-$60. Grades 3-8. (777-9622) Kicking Clinic| West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. | Players are coached by Spokane Shock kickers in drills to strengthen and increase distance. July 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm. $30-$40. Grades 3-12. ymcaspokane. org (777-9622) Quarterback Camp| EWU, Cheney | Join Eastern coach Zak Hill for a camp focused on growing the skills of quarterbacks. July 25-26. $100. (359-2463)


Blast Off with Piano| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Students are introduced to playing piano in a group setting. Sessions offered July 8-26. $85. Ages 5-10. (994-2331)

Group Fiddle Camp| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Participants with background in violin learn fiddlestyle playing. July 8-Aug. 26, Mon from 2-2:45 pm. $17/class. Ages 7-12. (456-8712) EZ Keys Piano Camp| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Participants learn rhythm counting and more. July 9-Aug. 27, Tues from 2-2:45 pm. $17/ class. Ages 4-5. (456-8712) Group Guitar| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Participants learn the basics of guitar playing, including how to strum, play basic chords and sing along while playing. July 9-Aug. 27, Tues from 6:30-7:15 pm. $17/class. Ages 16+. (456-8712) Tune Tales Music| CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. | Children explore music through hands-on activities and more. July 10-Aug. 21, times and prices vary. (688-0300) Menehune Group Piano| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Beginner students learn rhythm counting, keyboard geography and more. July 10-Aug. 28, Wed from 2:30-3:15 pm. $17/ class. Ages 6-7. familyschoolofmusic. com (456-8712) Piano Duets| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Students learn to play duets together while also working on timing and rhythm. July 22-26 from 9-9:45 am. $85. Ages 8-12. (456-8712) Student Rock Band| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Aspiring musicians learn to work, plan and play together. July 22-Aug. 10 from 2-3 pm. $129. Ages 10-17. (456-8712) School of Piping & Drumming| NIC, 1000 W. Garden Ave, CdA | Students can learn either piping or drumming skills. July 27-Aug. 4. $425. All-ages. csspd. com ( Stinkin’ Garbage| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Learn to play the drums on garbage cans,. Aug. 5-10 from 11 am-12 pm. $89. Ages 10-17. (456-8712) Brass Camp| River Day School, 1627 E. Trent Ave. | A band camp teaching the fundamentals of brass instruments, how to read music and more. Aug. 1216 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. Grades 4-6. (326-6595) Jazz Ensemble Piano| Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd. | Jazz students learn to play in an ensemble, while developing individual skills. Aug. 19-23 from 1-1:45 p.m. $85. Ages 9-16. (994-2331) School of Rock| North Spokane YMCA, 10727 N. Newport Hwy. | Com-

prehensive music camp for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. Aug. 19-23 from 11 am-4 pm. $85-$100. Ages 12-18. (777-9622)

other sports

Skyhawks Sports Camps| Various Locations | Skyhawks sponsors sports camps across the Inland Northwest for young athletes. Camps include soccer, baseball, football, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, golf, volleyball, track and field, cheer leading and more. Sessions offered June 1-Aug. 31. $55+. Ages 4-14. (800-804-3509) John Means Golf Camp| University of Idaho, Moscow | Golf camp focused on developing technique and skill. June 16-20. $525/day, $625-$695/resident. Ages 8-18. (612382-7820) Multi Sport Camp| locations vary | Learn basic skills in basketball, flag football, soccer and T-ball for two days each. June 17-27, Mon-Thurs from 9:30-11 am. $67-$92. Boys and girls ages 4-6. (777-9622) Skyhawks Beginning Golf| Locations vary | Campers learn fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning. June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19. Mon-Fri, 9 am-noon. $115. Ages 5-8. (625-6200) Extreme Sports Camp| Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly St. | Week-long camps offer a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, skateboarding and more. Weekly sessions offered June 16 through Aug. 16, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3 pm. Ages 6-8 and 9-12. $135, except for the week of July 4, $108. (625-6200) Wrestling Camp| North Idaho College, CdA | Wrestling camps are coached by a staff including five Olympic athletes. June 22-26, June 27-July 1 and July 7-10. Coed grades K-12. nic. edu/athletics (208-769-7870) Cougar Track and Field Camp| Washington State University, Pullman | Athletes are taught new training techniques in track and cross country by WSU’s coaches. June 23-28. $450. Ages 12-18. (335-0320) Strength and Conditioning Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | Get ready for fall sports by increasing your strength and conditioning. Boys camp June 24-Aug. 1, 8:30 am-10:30am. Girls camp June 24-Aug. 8, 7 am-8 am. $80 Grades 9-12. (483-8511)

Sports Madness Camp| Spokane Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | Try out different sports all week including basketball, dodgeball and many others. June 24-28 and Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-3 pm. $17-$190. Grades K-6. (459-4571) Gymnastics Camp| Mountain View Gymnastics, 1100 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights | Athletes of all experience levels will learn new skills and build off of those they may already have. July 8-12 and Aug. 5-9. Half day camps (ages 3+) 9 am-noon, $75. Full day camps (ages 6+) 9am-3:30 pm, $125. (244-7061) Tumbling | CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley | Tumbling classes offered for toddlers to young children, teaching balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. Sessions offered June 4-25, July 9-30 and Aug. 6-27, dates and times vary. $35-$40. Ages 1.5-7. (6880300) Tumbling Time| Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave. | Tumbling, crafts and snacks for toddlers. July 9-30, Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am. $27. Ages 2 1/2-4. (482-0708)


Cougar Elite Camp| WSU, Pullman | Campers hone their skills under the coaching and mentoring of current WSU coaches and players. June 7-9 ($295) Aug. 2-4 ($395) Girls grades 6-12. (335-7153) Premier Soccer Academy| University of Idaho, Moscow | Players improve their skills in passing, receiving, dribbling and more. June 10-14 from 1-4 pm. Ages 6-12. $120. nwpremiersocceracademy. com (208-885-5047) Seattle Sounders FC Camp| Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly | A soccer camp for the beginning to intermediate players, taught by elite and professional players/coaches. June 17-21. $160/half day, $230/full day. Ages 7-15. Spokane Soccer Academy| Locations Vary | Learn soccer fundamentals during summer-long sessions. June 17July 30 or June 18-Aug. 1, times vary. $275. Ages 9-19. (879-7999) Girls Day Camp| Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone Ave. | Focusing on the basics of soccer with emphasis on technique and strategy. June 24-27. Girls age 4-10. $150. (313-4042) Skyhawks Soccer| Locations vary |

Young athletes learn game fundamentals including dribbling, shooting, passing and ball control. Sessions offered June 24-Aug. 16, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3 pm. $135. Ages 7-12. (625-6200) The Cardinal Combine| North Idaho College, CdA | Learn comprehensive skills and techniques with feedback from the college’s coaches. July 7-10. $250-$295. Girls, grades 9-12 and boys ages 13-15. (208-7695952) Boys and Girls Soccer Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E Euclid Ave. | Camp focusing on games and basic skill development. July 15-18 from 9:30 am-11 am. $60. Grades K-4. (483-8511) British Soccer Camps| Pavillion Park N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake | Learn to play a specific position while also learning the fundamentals of soccer. July 15-19, Aug. 19-23, times vary. Ages 3-4 $85. Ages 7-18 $192. recreation (755-6726) Middle/High School Soccer Camp| St. George’s, 2929 W. Waikiki Rd. | Players have the chance to refine their game and learn team strategies. July 15-19 from 9 am-noon. $125. Grades 6-12. sgs. org/summer (466-1636) Youth Soccer Camp| St. George’s, 2929 W. Waikiki Rd. | Young soccer players learn basics through instruction, drills and games. July 15-19 from 9 amnoon. $125. Grades 1-5. (466-1636) HS Resident Camp| Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone Ave. | Gonzaga coaches teach students a variety of different techniques. July 31-Aug. 2. $395/overnight, $365/commuter. Grades 8-12. (313-4042) Girls Pre-Season Clinic| Dwight Merkel, 5071 N. Assembly St. | Campers start preparing for the upcoming season. Aug. 12-15 from 9 am-10:30 am. Ages 15-19. spokanesocceracademy. com (879-7999) Eagles Goalkeeping Camp| 207 EWU, Cheney | Camp focuses on teaching essentials of goalkeeping and preparing players for upcoming high school or club seasons. July 8-12. $110. Ages 9-18. (3596045)

softball/ baseball

Northwest Baseball Academy| Northwood Middle School, 13120 N. Pittsburg | Players improve their skills, learn more about the game and focus

on good sportsmanship. June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11 and July 15-18 from 8:30-11 am. $60-$90. Ages 5-14. (465-7030) Northwest Baseball Academy| Ferris High School | Players improve skills and focus on good sportsmanship. June 17-20, July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-25 from 8:30-11 am. $60-$90. Ages 5-14. (448-9273) Pups Camp| Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone Ave. | Designed for young baseball players who want to learn fundamentals of the game. June 24-25 from 9-11 am. $50. Ages 4-6. zags (313-4078) Lil’ Zags Camp| Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone Ave. | Players learn intermediate baseball skills such as hitting, fielding, throwing, base running and more. June 24-26 from 9 am-3 pm. Ages 7-10. $225. (3134078) Premier Mitts| Locations vary | Camps offered throughout the summer, focusing on a variety of skills and techniques. June 24-July 25. Ages 15 and under. $115-$145. (863-4605) Skyhawks Baseball| locations vary | Young athletes learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and more. June 24-28 or July 29-Aug. 2, Mon-Fri from 9 am-noon. $115. Ages 6-12. (625-6200) Skyhawks Evening Baseball| Locations vary | Young athletes learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, base running and more. July 2-Aug. 6 and July 11-Aug. 15. $64. Ages 4-6. (6256200) Spokane Indians Baseball Clinic | Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. | Learn to play baseball with Spokane Indians players and mascot Otto. July 6 and 24 from 3:30-5:30 pm. $5. (343-6886) Cougar Baseball| WSU, Pullman | Campers develop their skills in all areas of baseball. July 7-11. $149/day, or full week: $499/day, $599/resident. Ages 7-15. (800-402-0847) Elite Hitting Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. | Players are taught a six-step hitting method. July 8-10 from 10-11:30 am. $80. Ages 15 and under, limited enrollment. (868-2013) Big Dogs Camp| Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone | Older campers learn advanced fundamentals. July 8-10 from 9 am-3pm. Ages 11-14. $225. (313-4078)

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Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | A camp focusing on movement, hand-eye coordination and other tennis drills. Sessions offered June 17-Aug. 29, Mon-Thurs from 9-9:45 am. $100-$125. spokaneclub. (535-3554) Summer Tennis| Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Rd. | Campers will learn quick-start tennis. June 24-July 3 and July 8-17, Mon-Wed from 9:30-11:30 am. $120. Ages 5-11. Terrace View and Edgecliff Parks


softball/ baseball Summer Baseball Camp| Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid | Campers learn all aspects of the game, including hitting, fielding and more. July 15-18 and July 22-25 from 9 am-noon. $130. Ages 15 and under. (868-2013) High School Prospect Camp| Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone | A camp designed for high school players who want to play in college. Aug. 2-4. $295. (313-4078) High School Prospect Camp| WSU, Pullman | A camp designed for high school players who want to advance to play at the college level. Aug. 4-6. $229. Ages 15-18. (800-402-0847)

special needs

Champ Camp| Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Rd., CdA | Campers with special needs can experience activities including swimming, hikes, arts and crafts and more. June 23-28, July 14-19 and Aug. 4-9. $268-$365. Weekend mini-camp July 19-21, $95$146. (866-729-8372) Funshine Day Camp| Mission Park | A day camp designed for children and adults living with developmental and/ or physical disabilities, offering recreational activities field trips and more. June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. Adult session (ages 18+) offered July 22-26. Children’s


sessions, Mon-Fri from 10 am-3:30 pm. $139/week. (325-6200) Camp Metamorphosis| Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | A program for gifted children offering opportunities to strengthen social skills and more. July 8-12, Mon-Fri from 9 am-4:30 pm. $250. Grades 4-6. (777-3226) Camp Stix| Riverview Bible Camp, Cusick, Wash. | Children will enjoy traditional overnight camp activities in a setting allowing them to successfully manage their diabetes. July 14-20. $800. Ages 8-18. (484-1366) Satori Camp| EWU, Cheney | Literally meaning “Ah ha!,” Satori camp is designed for gifted and intellectual students looking to get their first taste of college. July 21-27. $595-$695. Ages 12-18. (359-6267) Camp No Limits| 42353 W. Lake Coeur d’Alene Rd. | A camp for children and adults who have suffered limb losss. July 27-30. Ages vary. $350/camper, $200/attending parent. (624-3191) Beats and Rhythms Cardiac Camp| Ross Point Baptist Camp, Post Falls | Focused on providing children with cardiac problems a traditional summer camp experience. August 15-18. Ages 10-17. $50. (474-5144)


Aquaducks | Comstock, Witter and Shadle Aquatic Centers | Novice swimmers learn all four Olympic strokes, starts, turns and more. June 17-Aug. 8, Mon-Thurs. Times vary at each location. $150. Ages 6+. (6256200)

Dolphin Aquatic Exploration| Comstock and Shadle Aquatic Centers | Swimmers can refine their stroke techniques and learn personal water safety, and more. June 17-27, July 1-11, July 1525, July 29-Aug. 8 and Aug. 12-22, MonThurs from 9-11:30 am at both locations. $60. Ages 10-15. (625-6200) Level 1-2 Swimming| SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. | Swimmers learn elementary aquatic skills as a foundation for more advanced swimming. July 8-18, July 22-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-15, Mon-Thurs from 8:40-9:25 am. $25/session. Ages 6+. (533-7211) Level 3-4 Swimming| SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. | Swimmers who’ve completed previous levels learn deep water swimming, stroke techniques and diving. July 8-18, July 22-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-15, Mon-Thurs from 10:10 am-10:55 am. $25/session. Ages 6+. scc.spokane. edu (533-7211) Level 5-6 Swimming| SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. | Swimmers who have completed previous levels will reinforce and refine their swimming skills. July 8-18, July 22-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-15, Mon-Thurs from 11-11:45 am. $25/session. Ages 6+. (533-7211) Teeny Tiny| SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. | Young swimmers learn basic skills and a respect for the water. July 8-18, July 22Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-15, Mon-Thurs from 9:30-10:05 am. $25/session. Ages 3-5. (533-7211)


Elementary Tennis Camp| Spokane Racquet Club, 1903 S. Dearborn St. | Designed for younger children to provide first exposure to the game. Sessions

June 17-Aug 2 from 10 am-noon. $140. Ages 10 and under. (702-635-5318) High School Tennis Camp| Spokane Racquet Club, 1903 S. Dearborn St. | Players focus on court strategy, ball placement and shot selection. July 8-11, July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9; times vary. $195. Grades 9-12. spokaneracquetclub. com (702-635-5318) Middle School Tennis Camp| Spokane Racquet Club, 1903 S. Dearborn St. | Players focus on perfecting their technique for basic skills. June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2 from noon-3:00 pm. $170. Grades 6-8. (702-635-5318) USTA Tennis Camp| Comstock and Shadle Parks | Players learn fundamentals of the game appropriate to their skill level. Sessions offered June 17-Aug; dates and times vary. $79. Ages 8-12. (625-6200) USTA Quickstart Camp| Comstock and Shadle Parks | Players learn tennis with equipment designed for young children. Sessions offered June 17-Aug. 23 from 8-9 am; dates of sessions vary. $54. Ages 4-7. (625-6200) High School Tennis Camp| Spokane Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | A clinic targeted to players on JV and Varsity high school teams, focusing on footwork and conditioning. June 17Aug. 29 from 1-2:30 pm. (535-3554) Juniors Tennis Camp| Spokane Club, 5900 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley | Campers learn quickstart and traditional competition formats. Sessions offered June 17-Aug. 29, Mon-Thurs from 10:30-noon. $150-$180. (535-3554) Pee Wees Tennis Camp| Spokane

Main Stage Performance Camp| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Young actors (ages 13-18) can audition for the summer camp and preseason play on June 3 and 4 at 6:30 pm; with callbacks on June 4 as needed. Selected actors will rehearse from July 22-Aug. 17, Mon-Fri from 9 am-5 pm. Performances are Aug 9-11 and 14-17, Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sun at 2 pm. (325-2507) Alice in Wonderland| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Young actors learn basic acting skills by rehearsing the play which they’ll perform at the end of the camp. June 17-21 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 1-3. (325-2507) Chronicles of Narnia| The Lion’s Share Theatre, 1627 N. Atlantic St. | Campers learn acting skills, stage combat, prop making and more. June 17-21, Mon-Fri from 9 am-12:30 pm. $100. Ages 8-13. (327-1113) Drama Camp| Coeur d’Alene High School, 5530 N. Fourth St. | Drama camps offered for pre-teen and teen campers. Grades 1-12. (208-769-2999) Hats Off to Broadway| Christian Youth Theater Spokane, 6205 E. Mansfield Ave. | Students learn and perform hit Broadway songs. June 17-21 from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $185. (487-6540) Murder Mystery Theatre Camp| Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. | Young actors rehearse during the week to perform “Sorry, Wrong Number.” June 17-28 from 9 am-12:30 pm or 123:30 pm. $195-$295. Grades 4-8. (455-7529) Musical Theatre Camp| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Young actors are taught audition techniques, stage movement, diction, presence and more. June 17-28. $205. Grades 7-12. (325-2507) Elementary Set Making| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Campers from the “Play in A Week” camps unite to design and construct the set for their production. June 17-Aug. 23. Mon-Fri from 11 am-12:30 pm. $65/ camp session. (325-2507) Summer Arts for Youth| Harding Family Center at 411 N. 15th St., CdA | Campers get creative in a variety of mediums under the guidance of local artists. June 18-20, June 25-27, July 9-11, July 16-18 from 9:30 am-11:30 am. $30. Ages 5-15. (208-676-9132) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Participants learn fundamental acting skills by rehearsing the play which they’ll perform at the end of the camp for family and friends. June 24-28 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 4-6. (325-2507) Pixar Theater Camp| CYT North Idaho, 2775 Howard St., CdA | Learn acting skills while making new friends. June 24-28 and July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 5-12.

$95/ages 5-6, $165/ages 7-12. (208-765-8600) Cinderella | Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Young actors are taught fundamental acting skills while rehearsing a play which they’ll perform at the end of the camp. July 8-12 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 1-3. (325-2507) Jukebox Love Theater Camp| Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd., CdA | Older campers learn to act, sing and dance in the outdoors. The final show, a compilation of the Jukebox Broadway Musicals, is to be performed at a local theater. July 8-12. $425. Grades 8-12. (208-765-8600) Munchkin Camp| Christian Youth Theater Spokane, 6205 E. Mansfield Ave. | Students learn to perform songs from classic fairy tale adventures in a Fairies and Fantasies-themed camp. July 8-12 from 9 am-noon. $90. Ages 5-7. (487-6540) Peter Pan| The Lion’s Share Theatre, 1627 N. Atlantic St. | Campers are taught basic drama skills, stage combat, prop making and more. July 8-12, Mon-Fri from 9 am-12:30 pm. $100. Ages 9-14. (327-1113) Drama Camp| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Young actors develop skills in characterization, script analysis, voice, acting styles and more. July 8-19. $205. Grades 7-12. (325-2507) Not Your Parents Shakespeare Camp | Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. | Explore the works of Shakespeare through a modern, adapted version of Romeo & Juliet. July 8-19 from 9 am-12:30 pm (morning focuses on backstage/technical) or 12-3:30 pm (afternoon focuses on performance). $195/morning or afternoon, $295/full day. Grades 4-8. (455-7529) Camp Pixar| Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd., CdA | Young actors will act, sing and dance in the outdoors with a final show that includes songs from classic Pixar movies. July 12-18. $525. Grades 1-7. (208-765-8600) Summer Theatre Camps| Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport | Workshops on the basics of acting. Camps are separated by age group. Grades 1-3 hosted July 15-18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Grades 4-6 hosted July 29-Aug. 2, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Grades 7-12 hosted Aug. 12-23, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. $25/student. (671-3389) Theatre Camp| Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport. | Campers are taught basic performing arts skills appropriate to younger children, including acting, improvisation and more. June 15-19 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. $25. Grades 1-3. (208-671-3389) Hats Off to Broadway (North)| Northview Bible Church, 13521 N. Mill Rd. | Students can learn and perform songs from hit Broadway shows. July 15-19 from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $185. (487-6540) Star Wars| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Learn basic acting skills through the rehearsal of a play to be performed at the end of the camp. July 15-19 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 4-6. (325-2507) Cindy and Her Fella| North Idaho College, CdA | Campers can gain performance skills and acting confidence during a weeklong camp and performance. July 20, 22-26 (no camp on Sun) from 9 am-3 pm. $185-$195. Ages 6-19. (208-769-7856) An Epic Musical Saga| Christian Youth Theater Spokane, 6205 E. Mans-

field Ave. | Learn and perform songs and scenes from popular Broadway plays. July 22-26 from 9 am-5 pm. $195. Ages 13-18. (487-6540) Drama-Rama | Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. | Act out a story and create sets and props. July 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. $17/half day, $33/full day, $95/three days, $150-$190/full week. Grades K-6. (459-4571) Empire Strikes Back| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Young actors can master fundamental acting skills as they rehearse a play they’ll perform at the end of the camp. July 22-26 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 4-6. (325-2507) From Page to Stage| Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. | Learn how to act through folktales, fables and other popular children’s literature. July 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. $119. Ages 6-11. (625-6200) Return of the Jedi| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Master fundamental acting skills by rehearsing a play to be performed at the end of the camp. July 29-Aug. 3 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 4-6. (325-2507) Theatre Camp| Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport. | Children are taught basic performing arts skills appropriate to their age. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9:30 am-2 pm. $35. Grades 4-6. (208-671-3389) Theater Workshop| St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. | Play theater games, create skits, learn improvisation and memorization techniques and more. July 31-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9 (one camp, eight days total) from 10 am-3 pm. $125. Ages 7-17. (448-0854) Charlotte’s Web| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Learn fundamental acting skills while rehearsing a play performed at the end of the camp. Aug. 5-9 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 1-3. (325-2507) Munchkin Camp| Christian Youth Theater Spokane, 6205 E. Mansfield Ave. | Students are taught acting techniques and more. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-noon. Ages 5-7. $90. (487-6540) Melodrama Camp | Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. | Explore the genre of melodrama using improv games and other comedic techniques. Aug. 5-16 from 9 am-12:30 pm or 12-3:30 pm. $195-$295. Grades 4-8. (455-7529) Little Red Riding Hood| Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater, 880 W. Garden Ave. CdA. | Learn how to act and participate in a live performance at the end of camp. Aug. 10 and Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-3 pm. Ages 8-19. $185 (208-769-7780) American Pop Kidz| Christian Youth Theater Spokane, 6205 E. Mansfield Ave. | Students learning singing, dancing and acting techniques. Aug. 1216 from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $185. (487-6540) Harry Potter| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Campers learn fundamental acting skills by rehearsing a play they’ll perform at the end of the camp. Aug. 12-16 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 4-7. (325-2507) Theatre Camp| Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport. | Young actors are taught basic performing arts skills appropriate to their age. Aug. 12-23 from 9 am-3 pm. $75. Grades 7-12. (208-671-3389)

The Chronicles of Narnia| Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. | Campers learn acting skills as they rehearse a play which they’ll perform at the end of the camp. Aug. 19-23 from 9-11 am or from 1-3 pm. $115. Grades 4-7. (325-2507)


Eclipse Volleyball Camp| HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake. | Players learn game fundamentals and more. Intermediate/advanced level camp: June 11-13 from 5-9 pm. $50. All levels of play: July 8-10 from 1-4 pm, and Aug. 19-21 from 1-4 pm. $75. Grades 1-12. (850-7915) Youth Camp| WSU, Pullman | Young athletes learn the fundamentals of the game including setting, hitting and passing. June 13-15 from 9 am-11:30 am. Grades 1-6. $60. (335-7169) VolleyKats | Locations Vary | Build self-confidence and learn basic volleyball skills at camp built around the needs of younger children. June 17-Aug. 24. $98-$130. Age 4-9. (534-5437) Skyhawks Volleyball| Locations vary | Develop skills in all aspects of the game through drills and exercises. June 24-28 and July 22-26. $115. Ages 8-12. (625-6200) Individual All-Skills Camps| WSU, Pullman | Campers focus on more specialized skills in a highly competitive environment. July 7-10. $245-$350. Grades 7-12. (335-7169) Eagles Individual Camp| EWU, Cheney | A camp intended to hone a player’s skills in all aspects of the game. July 9-11. $235-$360. Ages 12-18. (359-2463) Individual Skills Camp| University of Idaho, Moscow | Learn basic volleyball strategies from the Vandals Volleyball team. July 12-15. $250-$340. Coed grades 7-12. Vandal Volleyball Youth Camp | University of Idaho, Moscow | Basic volleyball skills are taught to boys and girls by the Vandal team. July 13-17. $50. Grades 3-6. Complete Player Volleyball Camp | Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | Young athletes are coached to develop form and technique. July 19-23. $470$520. Girls ages 11-18. (1-800-406-3926) Complete Player Camp| Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone | An all-around emphasis on player skill and technique development, taught by Zag coaching staff. July 22-24. $255-$285 Girls grades 6-8. (313-5837) Skills Development Camp| SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. | Campers can choose between focusing on setting, middle hitting, outside hitting and defense. July 22-25. $65/session. Ages 12-18. (533-3763) Individual Basic Skills Camp| Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | Younger players develop individual technique s. July 26-28. Girls 8-12. $100. nbccamps. com (1-800-406-3926) Volleyball Power Camp| Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. | This camp offers a complete overview of game fundamentals. July 26-28. $265. Girls ages 14-18. (1-800-406-3926) n

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he celeb world these days is a messy place of overcommunication. Social channels connect the noteworthy with their audiences like never before, and for every attention-shirking artist, there are multitudes of spotlight-hungry lesser-thans embracing each ounce of its exorbitant glow. The resulting treasures? Amanda Bynes’ Twitter feed, Zach Braff’s Kickstarter campaign and E!’s latest offering, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? WWRLD offers its audience an unasked-for invitation into the life of the chiseled-ab, winking prize hog of the 2012 Olympics. Since we last saw Ryan in an actual swimming pool, we’ve heard about him via the tabloids — his desire for companionship, bro-ship with mama, fashion world aspirations. Naturally, somebody found a three-dimensional view of these offerings necessary. On one hand, WWRLD feels like never-ending, gratuitous self-congratulation (dude, please stop taking your shirt off!); on the other, as part of a world that prides itself on status updates and tweets, it more-than-kinda fits right in. Lochte is no genius, as evidenced by his self-described “blank moments.” Misplaced words and befuddled stares abound, but sadly we can do worse. (Lookin’ at you, Kardashians and Snookis.) When Lochte accepts an award on behalf of his work to combat muscular dystrophy in the show’s second episode, his starathlete face goes on and he gives a heartfelt speech, even if two minutes earlier he was trying, cringe-inducingly, to figure out his tie. The bigger trouble here is that Lochte’s play for the camera feels forced and Jeremy Renner-on-SNL awkward. Is he really picking up faceless females at bars, or does

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Spokane Shock quarterback Erik Meyer has tossed 50 touchdown passes in just seven games. young kwak photo

The Long Road

After six years looking for stability, Erik Meyer has found success with the Shock BY HOWIE STALWICK


hree times, major league baseball teams drafted Erik Meyer as a pitcher. Three times, he turned them down because of his love for football. Three times, National Football League teams signed Meyer. Three times, he was released without playing in a game. Three times, the Spokane Shock signed Meyer. Three times, he failed to land the starting quarterback job on a full-time basis. Finally, six years after he last played regularly and eight years after he starred at Eastern Washington University, Meyer is starting — and often playing spectacularly — for the Shock. “I think we all saw the potential there,” Shock coach Andy Olson says. “Every time he’s been healthy — every time he’s actually got a chance to prove himself — he’s been very efficient.” Meyer, finally healthy, has been far more than “efficient” as the Arena Football League season nears the midway point. He leads the league with 2,055 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes in seven games, and just two of his 264 passes have been intercepted. “I’m glad I stayed with it,” Meyer says, “and I do feel rewarded.” Meyer’s pro football odyssey has taken him to three countries and four states. He won the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in NCAA Division I-AA (now the Football Championship Subdivision) when he passed for 4,003 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior at Eastern in 2005, but went undrafted. Cut in training camp the following year by Cincinnati, Meyer started for Cologne (Germany) in the NFL Europe minor league in 2007. He played well enough to earn a training camp invite from the Seattle Seahawks, but was released before the season. He didn’t even make it to training camp with Oakland in 2008 or Hamilton (Ontario) of the Canadian Football League in 2009 before getting his walking papers.

Meyer was a backup on Spokane’s AFL champions in 2010, missed most of the 2011 season (split between Utah and Spokane) with a shoulder injury, then sat out last season after suffering a concussion in the season opener. Meyer says he occasionally thought about quitting, but not for long. “There were some tough times,” he acknowledges, “but I still wanted to play and I still have a passion to play.” Meyer, 30, agrees with Olson that he trained “to be the best you can be” this year after focusing too much on doing whatever he could to avoid injuries prior to last season. Meyer’s superb play this spring helped the Shock start 5-0 and rise to No. 1 in the AFL rankings before suffering two close losses the past two weeks. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Meyer says, “especially with the type of season we have going and with the group of guys we have.” “He’s extremely smart,” Olson says. “He listens to the coaching staff. He learns, and he’s trusts his receivers. I’d say that’s the biggest thing: He trusts every guy out there.” Meyer, also a talented baseball player who pitched in one unofficial instructional league game with San Francisco Giants farmhands in the fall of 2006, says he hasn’t given up on his goal of playing in the NFL. For now, the La Mirada, Calif., native is content to play in the AFL, though a stint as an unpaid assistant coach at Eastern Washington last season convinced him that he wants to coach in college once his late-blooming playing career comes to an end. n Spokane Shock (5-2) vs. Orlando Predators (1-5) • Sat, May 11 at 7 pm • Spokane Arena • $14-$47 • • 800-325-SEAT • SWX television and ESPN 700 radio

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Local Flavor

We asked local bartenders to make us their official Spokane cocktail By Annemarie C. Frohnhoefer


ast month, New York magazine published “Cocktail Country: Outstanding Drinks From All 50 States.” Unsurprisingly, the editors of that rag chose a Seattle-mixed chardonnay concoction that does little to represent drinkers on this side of the state. So we asked some Spokane bartenders to describe the perfect cocktail for the Inland Northwest. One stands by his opinion that the true cocktail of the Inland Northwest is “an extremely hoppy IPA, because this region is known for its hops.” It’s also becoming known for its craft liquor. Since the early aughts, the number of craft distilleries in

Washington has steadily increased and The Seattle Times reports that Spokane’s own Dry Fly Distillery began the trend. Judging from the list below, Spokane bartenders combine local beer and liquor to agreeable effect.

NORTHSIDE: The Spokane Car Bomb — PJ’s Bar & Grill

As the saying goes, those who work hard play hard. They also drink a lot of vodka, according to Meadow Frank, who has spent the past nine years behind the bar at PJ’s on North Monroe. In ...continued on next page

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FOOD | drinking “local flavor,” continued... many ways, PJ’s is the quintessential Spokane bar. In Frank’s time there, it’s lost its reputation as a place for nightly brawls and gained a reputation as a friendly neighborhood tavern that welcomes anyone from anywhere and will even experiment with recipes so that you get the drink you want. In that spirit, PJ’s Spokane Car Bomb was born. “I had a customer come in and he wanted some kind of beer to go with his shot of Jameson’s and Bailey’s, but he didn’t want Guinness, so we took and dropped the Bailey’s into the Northern Lights [now No-Li] Chocolate Dunkel and I tried it later, when I wasn’t working, and — the Spokane Car Bomb! It was delicious,” says Frank. Get the scoop on the local food scene As a seasonal beer, with our Entrée newsletter. Visit Chocolate Dunkel isn’t to sign up. an option right now, but Frank has found that NoLi’s Stellar Stout works well. Most nights, however, the hard-working, hard-playing crowd sucks down vodka Red Bulls. Stop in and ask Frank to mix up one of her favorite drinks, like the Starburst, and watch the award-winning bartender flawlessly maneuver ice, patrons, cash, shakers, glasses and multiple bottles of flavored Smirnoff without missing a step.


SOUTH HILL: The Round Up — Two Seven Public House

A family-friendly establishment, Two Seven Public House’s clientele tends not to play quite as hard as their north-side neighbors. Bartenders serve mostly beer, and that beer is often IPA. But when they do mix cocktails, it’s tried-and-true concoctions like mojitos in the summer or hot buttered rum during colder months. This suggests that perhaps South Hill drinkers would prefer to be somewhere else — like Mexico or Victorian England. But for drinkers willing to accept something closer to their current reality, bartenders are more than happy to supply the Round Up, a shot of Pendleton whiskey mixed with Thomas Kemper root beer. Throw in a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have the perfect drink for those glorious Inland Northwest summer days.

DOWNTOWN: The Cider That Dare Not Speak Its Name — Baby Bar

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The crowd at Baby Bar has a name — or two — for this drink. But none, they say, “that we’d feel comfortable to see in print.” What is in this prurient aperitif? Hard cider and whiskey. But not just any cider and not just any whiskey, or else this would just be any other Apple Jack. “There are some amazing ciders that come out of Washington state,” says bartender Patti Tully, who mixes Tieton Cider with Dry Fly or any other popular rye or bourbon. On this occasion it was Bainbridge Organic Distillers’ Battle Point Whiskey. The cocktail, with its mild cinnamon-clove tones, tasted like Christmas, highly appropriate for a region that experiences an eight-month cold season. Most patrons consume PBR, especially on Wednesdays when a Pabst and a grilled cheese sandwich only run a buck each. On paydays, however, Baby Bar hipsters drink Greyhounds.

ALL AROUND TOWN: Northwest Boilermaker

This strong, minimalist beverage (a shot of Dry Fly whiskey and a locally brewed IPA) conjures up the mean days of preProhibition Spokane, when all those single-room-occupancy buildings downtown housed laborers, railroad workers and transient young men in search of fortune. They may have downed a primitive version of this retro classic which is currently available at most north-side, hillside, riverside or valley taverns. n





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Sweet Dreams on Division isn’t just for brides By Annemarie C. Frohnhoefer


weet Dreams owner and baker Susie Bowen is in the middle of a surfboard, the woman at the counter tells me. She’s not catching a wave at some tropical locale, but rather making an edible surfboard from fondant for an upcoming wedding. Tomorrow Bowen might find herself crafting dozens of Despicable Me minion-shaped cupcakes for an elementary school party. She’s a perfectionist, to a point, and won’t let any confection leave her bakery unless it’s something she would eat herself. This self-confessed “ingredient snob” uses only real vanilla, real sugar and whatever other non-artificial ingredients the recipes call for at her Division Street bakery. Scratch-made lemon curd — Bowen handsqueezes about 15 lemons per week in the making of this egg, sugar and butter based custard — is the essential ingredient for lemon cakes, bars, cupcakes and frosting. One bite of the cake’s sugar-infused lemon peel flavor will cause you to want one more. The coconut frosting shot (yes, shot glasses full of frosting are available for purchase in the cupcake lounge) contains shreds of coconut saturated in the creamy flavor of coconut milk. The macaroons have a toasty sweet outer edge and a light, fluffy interior. Deep, resonant chocolate frosting tops delicate chocolate cupcakes. And

the pink champagne cupcakes — it’s as if a glass of champagne morphed into a cupcake without losing any essential portion of itself. You can practically feel the bubbles pop on your tongue. But don’t let the lemon bars, cupcakes, biscotti or cookies ($2-$3) distract you from the bakery’s raison d’etre: wedding cakes ($4.25/serving). The light, slightly sweet cake is a good way to top off an otherwise indulgent reception. Bowen’s shop has a boutique quality. She strives to create flavors and designs unique to each wedding. Bowen’s most prized wedding cake was a seven-tiered feather cake that required her to hand cut, from rice paper, the delicate, pure-white feathers draping each layer. The cake’s only non-edible feature was the LED lights along the tiered edges. Never having created a cake like that, Bowen worked off a photograph shown to her by the bride. This attention to detail means that Bowen requires four months of advance notice for each of her bake-to-order nuptial confections. In the meantime, she’s got plenty of other sweets in which you can indulge. n Sweet Dreams Bakery • 3131 N. Division St. (in Pounder’s Jewelry Store) • Mon, 10 am-2 pm; Tue-Fri, 10 am-5 pm; Sat, 10 am-2 pm • • 747-6900

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whoopie pies, cheesecakes and French macarons, along with a few signature items — like cake truffles (also called cake pops) and homemade pop tarts. Bakery By the Lake at Parkside 601 E. Front St. | Coeur d’Alene 208-415-0681 The revamped bakery space inside the upscale Parkside building offers fresh-baked goodies and steaming cups of chai, in addition to the other treats one might expect — bagels, muffins, scones, croissants and shelves full of gorgeously browned loaves of bread. Bakery by the Lake also has a mini-bistro. You can enjoy both breakfast and lunch among the potted plants or along the sun-filled counter. In the evening, stop by for a glass of beer or wine, paired with a selection of soups and salads. n

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Gatsby to the printed page. There’s nothing subtle in this screen version, and there’s nothing wrong with that approach. Gatsby (Leo DiCaprio owns the role from the moment you first see his dazzling smile) is a mysterious, extremely wealthy fellow with an impossible agenda that involves recreating his own happier past. Also — not quite as — wealthy are Tom and Daisy Buchanan (Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan), a couple who couldn’t be less happy together. Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is the disillusioned fellow, the only truly innocent person in the story, who comes East after WWI to find his fortune or maybe just figure out his life and falls into the midst of tor Nick Carraway telling the story in flashback from a this, in Fitzgerald’s words, “rotten crowd.” psychiatrist’s office, where Nick has been diagnosed as People gather in gorgeous settings, then lie to each “morbidly alcoholic.” Naysayers won’t like the fact that other, cheat on each other. Cases of mistaken identity antagonist and swaggering bad guy lead to tragedy; dark secrets haunt othTom Buchanan actually says, “I told ers; words are blurted that aren’t meant THE GREAT GATSBY you never to call me here,” on the to be said aloud. It’s into this visually Rated R phone, to his mistress. beautiful but emotionally bankrupt world Directed by Baz Luhrmann Of course, little things like these that Luhrmann sets up his swooping 3D Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey won’t matter to those who haven’t read Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton cameras and fast editing style. There is, the book — you have read it, yes? If heaven forbid, a tad of hip-hop on the not, do it now! Go to the library or the soundtrack (composed by Luhrmann used book shop. Read the damn thing. It’ll take you two regular Craig Armstrong, not, as reported, by Jay-Z), hours. It really is one of the greats, and it’ll make you but it actually works when it’s part of the film’s frenzied appreciate what a fine adaptation this film is. music-drenched party sequences. And you’ll realize that the little changes work beautiThis is a love story about lonely and selfish people, fully within the context of the film. One of the best addeach of whom, with the exception of Nick, believes that ons is an early sequence showing Gatsby to be a reckless he or she is entitled to anything they desire. At the center driver. I’ve made up a term for that: It’s — with a nod to of it all is Gatsby’s impossible longing for the unattainHitchcock — a foreshadowing MacGuffin. able Daisy. It’s a tale that’s dazzlingly entertaining and Leave the subtleties and the ironies of The Great profoundly sad. n

Baz Luhrmann gives the great American novel a 3D treatment By Ed Symkus


ollywood has been trying to get to the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about the American Dream gone wrong almost since its publication in 1925. The first version, long lost, came out in 1926. Three more followed, in 1949, 1974 and 2000. The best known of them, the ’74 version, which featured a too-oldlooking Robert Redford as Gatsby and a miscast Mia Farrow (a last-minute replacement for Ali MacGraw), stayed fairly loyal to the book’s story but didn’t come close to capturing its spirit. Now we’ve got one that succeeds on both of those counts, but is still going to have some trouble among the Fitzgerald purists. Directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, who has never been afraid to go over the top in such films as Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, this Gatsby makes sure to cover the basics — its first image is the book’s iconic green light — but maintains the freedom to more fully explain some of Fitzgerald’s ideas. Nitpickers will have a field day thanks to the film’s new framework of protagonist and first-person narra-

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Terrance Malick, best known as the writer and director of the weird-to-the-max Tree of Life, is back, following that groundbreaking film up with another stylistic effort. Starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams, the film tells the story of a man (Affleck) who falls in love with a Ukranian woman and relocates them to his native Oklahoma, only to have their love affair cool off as they both find love in the arms of others. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated R


Some American dudes are cruising through Chile looking for good times when they stumble upon a swanky and happening night club. While partying it up, an earthquake strikes, briefly trapping them below ground. But then they escape, only to realize that the walls of a nearby prison have collapsed, thus flooding the streets with escaped convicts. Written and co-starring Eli Roth (of the Hostel series), the film is a creepy action thriller. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated R


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Will the fifth time be the charm? The fifth adaptation of the 1925 Fitzgerald novel (the others were in 1926, 1929, 1974, and 2000) has it over its predecessors because it sticks closest to the source material, in both storytelling and spirit, and because director Baz Luhrmann is a visionary stylist. He takes the tale of selfish, wealthy rich folks in the 1920s, most of whom think they deserve everything they want, casts it perfectly (Leo DiCaprio and his smile were made for the role of the mysterious Gatsby), then goes over the top with swooping 3D cameras, fast editing, and a nutzoid musical score. (ES) Rated PG-13


First, Wade Walker crashes a family reunion without permission. Next, he shows up to the Peeples family’s fancy-shmancy house in the Hamptons. After that, Wade asks Dad Peeples to marry the most precious and beautiful daughter out of the

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A class act all the way, this sports bio tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), who wore the number 42 and was the first black player to make it into the majors. His achievement was helped along by Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), who braved the ire of fans and players alike to get rid of that race line. The film concentrates on Robinson’s life in the mid-to-late 1940s, even though there are tales aplenty of earlier exploits that would also make a great film. The athletic Boseman adds a genial intensity to the role, and Ford gets his meatiest and crustiest part in years. There’s much use of the N word, every bit of it to capture the reality of the situation. (ES) Rated PG-13


Don and Ellie have been divorced for years. But their adopted son’s marriage heralds a basket full of strange and extenuating circumstances that require the divorced couple to fake their marriage after years of separation. Will they be able to pull off this quirky charade to save their son’s wedding? This star-studded movie boasts more famous actors than an Oscar after-party, so you’re basically looking at the talent of Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and many more. (SM) Rated R.


Robert Redford (who also directed this film) stars as an Albany, N.Y., attorney named Jim Grant, recently widowed and

raising a young daughter on his own. But when a former, long-fugitive member of the radical 1960s Weather Underground movement, Sharon Solarz (Susan Sarandon), is caught by the FBI, local reporter Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) uncovers a secret: Jim Grant was implicated in the same botched bank robbery for which Solarz was wanted. (SR) Rated R.


We kinda have a feeling that The Croods, DreamWorks’ latest animated flick, which chronicles the adventures of a prehistoric cave-people family, will draw attention from all demographics. The plot is simple: a family (did they really have families then?) is forced to leave the only ...continued on next page



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home they’ve known when it’s destroyed during a big natural disaster — the end of the world, maybe? Their journey to a safer place is basically the first road trip of all time, and as you can guess there are lots of unexpected twists and some semi-forced family bonding moments along the way. (CS) Rated PG


In a world where everyone is connected through cellphones, laptops and tablets, human relationships have been forced upon an evolutionary path to cope. A businessman always on his cellphone with clients. Cyber bullies pushing classmates around online. A teenager who makes a living performing on an adult website. The question is asked — how do we connect? What does that connection mean when humans take their interactions online, through text and over the phone? This drama, starring Jason Bateman, follows the lives of disconnected people who crash together in a struggle to relate. (SM) Rated R


The last G.I. Joe movie meant different things to different people. For some, it was a revitalization of childhood heroes. For others, it was a two-hour-long Channing Tatum fest. Now, the G.I. Joes are it again. They have to fight the Cobra. They have to save their paychecks from a President who has attempted to disband them. They have to fly through the air. They have to impart subliminal messages of patriotism and a pro-military agenda. But this time, we have Dwayne Johnson, aka the Rock, and Bruce Willis, the Die Hard, to make the movie that much cooler. (SM) Rated PG-13


So, there’s this pretty obscure movie that a lot of you haven’t heard about. It’s called Iron Man and it really never got popular. They made a sequel, which didn’t do well in box offices either and definitely didn’t amass a huge fan base or anything. A third one is coming out this week. So, I guess, if you feel like it, go and see a movie that didn’t get big and support some struggling actors like Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pierce and Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie is about a man who makes a metal robot suit. There’s an evil villain. The guy has to save the world most of the time and stuff. We’re kidding, this thing is outrageous and, of course, very popular. (SM) PG-13


Two teenagers stumble across a ruggedly handsome fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) hiding in the Deep South from bounty hunters and the law. The boys decide to take matters into their own hands, making a pact to keep the dashing criminal hidden from hungry killers and help reunite him with his long lost love.  It’s nice to see McConaughey  continue his habit of appearing in movies that aren’t, by and large, romantic comedies. Let’s hope he keeps it up. (SM) Rated PG-13


In the ’80s, Chile’s military dictator was called to legitimize his rule through a democratic vote. The only problem, dic-

tators have a nasty penchant for staying in power, even when “democratic” voting strategies are employed. The predicament: getting the people of Chile to vote “no,” and vote the dictator out of office. The solution: a brilliant marketing campaign that brought the country out of oppression. This battle royale between marketing and politics catapulted the country into a revolution, proving that advertising consultants are way more badass than we give them credit for. At Magic Lantern (SM) Rated R


Jack (Tom Cruise) is a dude trying not to get captured by the alien Scavengers still scurrying around on planet Earth, still hanging out even though they lost the war with humans. (You’d think they’d take a hint and go  home, but no.) The Scavs are intent on causing trouble, and it’s Jack’s job, as a sort of roving Maytag repairman, to keep in the air the fleet of drone  weapons that are  protecting, from Scav attack, the ginormous fusionreactor thingies that are turning Earth’s oceans into a  power source for Titan, a moon of Saturn, to which the human survivors  of the war have decamped, what with Earth reduced to a radioactive wasteland and all. (MJ) Rated PG-13


Despite being a CGI-heavy affair, Sam Raimi’s Oz feels incredibly alive. Fueled by the same gleeful energy that drove Raimi’s earliest work, it not only serves as a worthy tribute to the wonderland conceived by L. Frank Baum but also a celebration of moviemaking itself. This prequel to the 1939 classic fittingly opens with a circus sideshow circa 1905 where the ramshackle wooden structures instantly recall Evil Dead’s shoddy sets. This black-and-white chapter introduces Oscar “Oz” Diggs (James Franco), a lowrung magician/first-rate Lothario, who ends up in a tornado that lands him in a familiar Technicolor landscape. (CW) Rated PG.


The true story of a trio of bodybuilders in mid-’90s Miami who grab for the Ameri-

can Dream via the inept kidnapping of a wealthy gym client sits at the center of this sometimes wildly funny, often darkly gruesome Michael Bay film. Yup, the guy who brought us the Transformers movies still knows how to tell a great story, as he did in Bad Boys and The Rock. Speaking of the Rock, Dwayne Johnson gives the performance of his career here, as an ex-con who sees the light, then falters. There’s great ensemble work between him, Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie, some comic nastiness from Tony Shalhoub as their victim, and an air of calm from Ed Harris as a private detective. Lots of fun, but definitely not for the squeamish. (ES) Rated R


Centered around four musically inclined retirees and starring everybody’s favorite Downton Abbey actress Maggie Smith, this movie melds together our love for music and old people. The drama that ensues at this retirement center threatens the success of the annual gala concert, leaving the audience with one question: will the show go on? (KS) Rated PG-13

ROOM 237

Directed by Rodney Ascher, Room 237 uses the differing perspectives of five film fans to deconstruct the minor nuances of The Shining. Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan and Jay Weidner are die-hard fans of Kubrick’s work. All are writers (ranging from reporter to novelist), but none are active critics. The specifics in The Shining sparked in each of them an obsessive search for answers to distinctly different questions. We are never shown their faces; instead we see clips from different Kubrick movies. At Magic Lantern (JH) Not Rated


The newest collaboration between director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Informant!) is their best. It’s a twisty-turny mysterythriller about money, sex, (prescription) drugs, sleepwalking, and lots more. Great writing and direction, every actor is spoton. At Magic Lantern (ES) Rated R n





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n the days before the annual 50 Hour Slam filmmaking competition was to kick off, Ted Means knew he wanted to make a movie for the contest. He didn’t know, however, who would act in the film... or help shoot it, or provide equipment or editing assistance. Somehow, though, Means, a 28-year-old who studied film at Eastern Washington University, showed up at the 50 Hour Slam’s kickoff event — where filmmakers are given requirements guaranteeing that films are made specifically for the festival — with an actress friend in tow. Soon they found others to help, including Ray Ward and his high-end camera, and were on their way. They then learned of another challenge. Means and his crew would need to adapt a short story, one of the finalists of The Inlander’s annual short fiction contest, a new caveat added for this year’s festival. Festival organizer Juan Mas wanted to integrate local writing into the event, and figured The Inlander’s writing contest was a good place to start. Means was assigned “Red Rocket,” a story by North Idaho writer Skip Frazier about a pair of young daredevil brothers who coerce their cousin into playing their favorite — albeit insanely dangerous — game involving the family’s rickety swing set. The team ended up turning this tale of childhood memories into a crime story. “The theme that we got out of that story was

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Band of Brothers

Flying Mammals take experimentation to a whole new level By Sarah Munds


aron Birdsall wants to install a zip line at his next show at the Knitting Factory. He wants trapeze artists, maybe fire breathers. Right now at shows, the lead singer and bass player climbs up on his amp stacks, hurtles himself onto a trampoline and flies through the air. In the middle of a song. While continuing to play. Birdsall, 32, and his band, Flying Mammals, have plans for more trampolines, for more leaping. But until then, the local pop rock band just need you to look up from your Coors Light and pay attention to the live bands playing in your local bar. “In this area, we’ve played at a lot of shows where

people just go there to drink. We had a hard time getting people turning around to watch the show. That’s why we have the trampoline … [that’s] why I play blindfolded. We try to make it more of a performance than just a band playing,” says Andy Birdsall, 25, the band’s drummer, who has broken more bones in his short lifetime than in the human race’s collective history. Because of a broken arm, he was forced to play one-handed, Def Leppard-style. Playing one-handed helped familiarize Andy with the drum kit enough to the point where he could play without looking. They’re thinking about blindfolding guitar player James Birdsall,

27, as well. He’s skeptical. He’ll do it if he has to, he says. He experiments with quirkier rhythms, loves the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitar lines, and plays acoustic shows when he’s not playing with Flying Mammals. James takes pride in his effects pedals and is fascinated with a more off-the-wall approach to music. His guitar lines delve deep into the funkier side of things before coming back to the surface. James brings a different sound to every song. Lead singer Aaron plays bass and the keyboard, and also sings (while trampolining). One hand carries a solid bass rhythm while the other hand fills the song with airy chords on keys. “It’s a lot like a conductor who looks at a sheet of ...continued on next page

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music and sees the entire orchestra. Every page is a piece. But instead of an orchestra, I hear all of that in a song,” Aaron explains. Classically trained, the Birdsall brothers connect with all genres and all disciplines. For them, the creative process centers around growing as artists. Testing the waters when they get bored. Reaching into new territory. As a family, they’ve been playing music for years. The brothers, born to a doctor and an actress alongside five other siblings, grew up surrounded by music, encouraged to pick up an instrument and figure it out. Originally, Flying Mammals started out as a family band with all eight brothers and sisters. But with siblings on other continents, in medical school, and settled with families of their own, the band boiled down to Andy, Aaron and James. And being family helped when it came to experimentation. “The furthest I’ve gone outside of my comfort zone… ” Andy pauses. “ …is when we made you sit down and play the piano. That one time,” Aaron finishes. He chuckles. But for them, there is no official comfort zone. There is no safe word. They all experiment. Sometimes the sounds they come up with are weird. They work on it. They try something new. Aaron says he doesn’t hold back or worry about dysfunctional, strained relationships between band members. His band is literally his family. “In rare cases, when a band is adapting, changing, growing and doing it together, the band grows,” Aaron says. This time around, the band is growing up together all over again. n Flying Mammals • Fri, May 10, at 9 pm • Gus’s Cigar Pub • 1903 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • Free • 21+ • (208) 667-9834

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By Jordan Satterfield t’s safe to say that the only people shocked by MGMT’s nearly instantaneous rise to fame were the members of MGMT themselves. The eclectic, psychedelic pop group skyrocketed to prominence on the backs of singles like “Time to Pretend” and “Electric Feel,” both from the band’s debut record. That record — Oracular Spectacular — is now something of a modern pop classic. It’s an album that rarely sags, each track crammed with as many stadium-sized hooks as a song can hold, all with a charming, clever wit. But it appears that the recognition garnered by Oracular Spectacular’s crazy likeability was not really what the members of MGMT were going for. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the band’s multi-instrumentalist founding members, began to make it very clear that their intentions with MGMT were always more artistic than pop-minded. “We weren’t really trying to write hit songs or get recognition from other people,” Goldwasser told Interview. “We were doing it mostly for ourselves, just for fun. To have it considered not just as an indie album but as a pop album is really surprising.” This is the notion the group set out to prove in 2010 with Congratulations, a decidedly heavyhanded assortment of psychedelic arrangements that has little in common with the beloved Oracular. There is much to be said about the group’s lofty ambitions at work on Congratulations, which

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feels conceptual and curious as it strums through countless chunks of unfinished psychedelia. Unfortunately, at the time it seemed as though what MGMT wanted to do did not exactly correlate with what the band was good at. Congratulations throws out the hooks for an admirably bizarre ride, but it’s also messy and unmemorable as a result. VanWyngarden and Goldwasser explicitly stated that Congratulations would have no singles and would serve as something as an antithesis to Oracular. You have to hand it to the boys for making what they wanted to make, despite being under the microscope of fans and rock critics the world over. The price they paid for their artistic integrity was losing many of their casual fans. Was that the ultimate endgame with Congratulations? If so, mission accomplished. But the fact is, MGMT remains one of the most interesting acts in popular music today because of their ability and their unpredictability. Their new self-titled record comes out next month, and it’s anyone’s guess what sonic territory it will see the band travel to. Even to those who have been disappointed by the group’s endeavors, MGMT is a band that always deserves a listen. n MGMT with Kuroma • Tue, May 14, at 8 pm • Knitting Factory • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • $30 • All-ages • • 244-3279

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he first time you hear Cami Bradley, you’ll swore you’ll have heard her before. That’s because Bradley, a 24-yearold local chanteuse, makes sweet indie-pop tunes that are so polished and so singable, it almost seems a shame she’s not being played on radio stations around the country. After the release of her latest record, SEAS — one she crowdsourced in a snap through Kickstarter — we might just see Bradley skyrocket to stardom. It’s only a matter of time before Bradley’s music catches each and every one of us by the ears. — LEAH SOTTILE Cami Bradley SEAS Album Release Party with Rustics and Bristol • Fri, May 10, at 7 pm • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • $10 • All-ages • • (800) 325-SEAT

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t the risk of sounding like an old bag, they just don’t make ’em like they used to. I’m talking about hip-hop, and while there’s lots of great new hip-hop out there, there is nothing like the sound of an early ’90s rap crew — one like Mobb Deep. The New York duo came out of the projects with a dark, in-your-face sound that turned radio-rap acts on their heads. The duo soon found itself deeply embedded in the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud, trading personal disses with none other than Tupac Shakur himself. If that doesn’t make you legit, I don’t know what does. — LEAH SOTTILE Mobb Deep with Kagah, Cordell Drake & Mista Snipe, Pest, Jaeda, Swindle of Certified, Wildcard and Flying Spiders • Wed, May 15, at 7 pm • Red Room Lounge • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • $25 • 21+ • • 838-7613

Fizzie Mulligans, Cliff Park J Gus’s Cigar Pub (208-6679834), Flying Mammals (see story on page 41) J the Hop!, Rave Point feat. Hemloq Iron Horse, Sucker Punch John’s Alley, Scott Pemberton Band J Jones Radiator, Gregory Rawlins, Hillfolk Noir J Knitting Factory, Northwest Respect feat. Neema, Dirty Savage, Kagah, Versatial, Freetime Synthetic, Pest, True Justice, Firing Squad J Laguna Café, String Theory Library Lounge (747-3371), Big Hair Revolution Max at Mirabeau (922-6252), Limousine Mezzo Pazzo Wine Bar, Spare Parts Moose Lounge (208-664-7901), Shiner

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Red Lion River Inn (328-9526), Chris Rieser and The Nerve J Revel77 (280-0518), Lauren Haas, Naomi Dull J Riverfront Park, Word To Your Mother feat. Idle No More Drummers, Real Life Rockaz, Starlite Motel, Lucas Brookbank Brown Roadhouse, Ryan Larsen Band Saddle Inn (624-1228), Texas Twisters J Saranac Public House (4739455), 50 Hour Slam feat. Cathedral Pearls, Flying Spiders Shop, Karrie O’Neill Sidebar (290-5100), Joe Caruso Splash (208-765-4000), Riverboat Dave & The Fur Traders Spokane Eagles (489-3030), Scorpius Viking Bar & Grill, Maxie Ray Mills Vintage Vines (227-9463), Stephanie Hatzinikolis Zola, The Hitmen

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WINE SPRING RELEASE TOUR What’s red, white and tasted all over? That’s right, it’s once again time to celebrate the end of winemaking season with the region’s newest wine releases. Take a sip (or a few) and chat with the winemakers at 19 locations, many of which are within walking distance of downtown. The weekend conveniently coincides with Mother’s Day, in case you want to make it up to her for all those years of soggy pancakes and bouquets harvested from her own garden. — LISA WAANANEN

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The Spokane of the 1930s hadn’t even thought of Expo yet. We were a place of mills and farms, an up-and-coming city with train tracks cutting through its middle. But even way back then, Spokane had artists looking for a venue for their art. For example, the Pages of Harmony, a group of barbershop quartet singers that was founded in the ’30s and still sings today. The group celebrates its “diamond anniversary” (that’s 75 years) of harmonizing in the area with a concert at the Bing Crosby Theater. The show ties in with the Lilac Festival, another longtime Spokane tradition — so that’s why the singers will be in purple cummerbunds and bow ties. — LEAH SOTTILE

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Who? Don Gonyea, NPR’s national political correspondent. What? A benefit lecture hosted by Spokane Public Radio. Why? To take a look into Gonyea’s 12-year reporting career from inside the White House, covering the Bush and Obama administrations. Discussing the political arena. Delving deep into campaign trails, elections and political agendas. Getting the firsthand account of one of the country’s most politically minded reporters. Ask Gonyea a question during a brief Q&A. Meet and greet after the lecture. Strengthen your political opinions and resolve. — SARAH MUNDS NPR’s Don Gonyea Benefit Lecture • Thu, May 9 at 7:30 pm • $18-$25 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • • 328-5729


Not to get all sappy and sentimental here, but all of us really do owe our moms a lot, if only for putting up with us since they day we were born. Of course, there’s no better day to express that overdue gratitude than Mother’s Day, which is this weekend, by the way (just in case you still haven’t picked out that card). If you’re out of original ideas to wow Mom this year, consider this. Thirteen local writers are teaming up to share personal stories of the complicated, messy and diverse relationships they have with their own mothers, in a local version of a national show called Listen to Your Mother. By the end of their stories your appreciation for Mom may be even greater. — CHEY SCOTT Listen To Your Mother Spokane • Sun, May 12 at 7 pm • $15 (cash only at door) • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • • 227-7638



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I got involved with my co-host on my Web show — a woman in an “open relationship” with her live-in boyfriend of two years. Things were light and fun between us until we developed actual feelings for each other and he got jealous and she became guilty and torn. Two weeks ago, after we had an amazing date, she texted to say she was “falling apart” and quitting our show. She’s since made our friendship conditional on our not being amy alkon involved anymore and my not questioning her quitting or discussing what happened. I either abide by these rules or “watch (her) walk away.” I said she was being emotionally manipulative, and she got really angry. She knows I care about her and want her in my life, but it seems unfair that I have to constantly worry about saying the wrong thing and having her cut and run. —Eggshells Some people in open relationships can come off a little smug about how cool, modern, and progressive they are — that is, until they write that first check to the private detective to make sure you and their girlfriend are only getting your freak on, not holding hands. Monogamy might not be “natural,” but neither is watching your partner run around on you and being all “no problemo!” about it. A couple who decide to have an open relationship may tell themselves they can intellectualize their way around jealousy (and insecurity, possessiveness, and other such fun) without really working through how, exactly, they’ll manage that. This guy, for example, maybe got so excited about “having his cake” that he neglected to consider what would happen if his girlfriend really, really liked her cake. These two actually had a responsibility to anybody they got involved with to do their open relationship homework and figure out that they could only manage “happily ever afternoon,” not “after.” It would be nice if she took responsibility now for failing to take responsibility then, maybe with an “I’m really sorry” and a “We probably shouldn’t see each other,” but she prefers to extend her history of denial with the notion that you can be “friends.” Oh, and P.S., feel free to ask her anything, as long as it’s about nothing more emotionally sensitive than the time. As for whether you should stick around and meet her terms, well, with friends like her, who needs bar fights? Also, it’s hard to stop wanting somebody when you don’t stop seeing them, at least for a while. It seems your time would be better spent pursuing a woman who doesn’t already have a boyfriend. You and she can try the sort of open relationship you’re looking for now — one sans conversational restrictions — as opposed to the sort that, for a good many people, works out like the hen becoming BFFs with the coyote. (Eventually, somebody’s going to end up a pile of feathers.)

Random Acts Of Silence

You advised a guy who “choked” when talking to girls to focus on saying things he finds interesting and fun. Well, I often can’t think of anything smart or funny to say until the woman’s gone. I saw the cutest redhead at the supermarket, and not wanting to let the moment pass me by, I blurted out, “Are you an actress?” She smiled politely and replied, “No.” To which I responded, “Do you get that question a lot?” To which she replied, “Yes, I do.” I had nothing after that. Smooth. Very smooth. After she left, I thought of a million witty things I could have said.  —Witless My boyfriend hit on me by talking about a “kernel panic” (some kind of computer panic attack that fills your screen with scary code) — a subject of slightly less interest to me than the projected weather for tomorrow in Hammerfest, Norway. But because he’s very much my type, I didn’t care what he was saying, just that he was sticking around saying it and, I hoped, working up to asking for my number. Most women know whether they’re attracted to you before you open your mouth. If a woman’s into you at all, you don’t need to perform like there’s a two-drink minimum next to the kale; you just need to ask something that keeps her there and allows you to regroup. “Are you an actress?” is less than ideal, as it comes off as a version of “You’re HOT.” She’ll want you to think she’s hot. But women tend to downgrade men who hit on them by remarking on their looks. Ask about something she’s wearing or carrying or something in the environment. If she seems responsive, keep talking. If she’s giving you one-word answers, it’s a sign either that she isn’t attracted to you or that you forgot to point to the cider when you asked, “Those jugs yours?” n ©2013, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email (

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Stand-Up ComedyLocal comedians. Thursdays at 8 pm. Free. Uncle D’s Comedy, 2721 N. Market St. (483-7300) Product PlacementImprov show based on audience suggestions. Fridays at 8 pm through May 31. $7-$9. All-ages. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) Safari Short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturdays at 9 pm through May 25. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045)


Catholic Charities Gala“Make Change Happen”-themed social hour and dinner fundraiser with live music and entertainment. May 10 at 6 pm. $60-$100/person; sponsorships available. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (358-4250) Blood DriveDonate blood by appointment or on a walk-in basis. May 10 from 9:30 am-4 pm. Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. (800-423-0151) Shake Your TailZumbathon fundraiser event benefiting the Spokane Humane Society and featuring Zumba instructors from across the Inland NW. May 10 from 6-8 pm. $12-$15. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln (467-5235) Bowl for Kids’ SakeFundraiser event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest. May 10, 11 and 18. Locations and times vary. Participants are asked to raise $100 minimum. Bowling events at Lilac Lanes, Bumpers Fun Center (Spokane Valley) and Sunset Bowl (CdA) nwbfks. Get Connected Resource Fair Resource fair for Spokane Valley residents offering information on what’s planned in the community for the summer, including wellness, recreation, events/activities, camps/classes and more. May 10 from 3-6 pm. Free. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. (927-0602) MAC Mother’s Day TourThe MAC’s 24th annual Mother’s Day Tour includes tours of six South Hill MidCentury Modern residential homes, complimenting the current SPOMa exhibit. May 11 and 12 from noon-4 pm. $15-$20. (459-3931) Junior Lilac ParadeThe 61st annual parade showcasing area elementary and middle school bands and drill units, youth organizations and other clubs. May 11 at 10 am. Free. Route through downtown Spokane. Dollars for ScholarsRummage and bake sale hosted by Pend Oreille Players, benefiting its scholarship fund and summer theatre camps. May 11 from 9 am-2 pm. Free. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. (671-3389) Volunteer TrainingLearn about volunteer opportunities with Free Rein Therapeutic Riding. May 11 from 1-4 pm and May 22 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, 8118 S. Ramona. freereinvolunteer@hotmail. com (979-1468) Word to Your MotherA Mother’s Day celebration to raise awareness of issues affecting Mother Earth, featur-

ing speeches by local advocates and elected officials, live music, a round dance and more. May 11 from 12:303:30 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, Lilac Bowl. (209-2406) Robotics ExpoAn event featuring problem-solving challenges for students and more in an open-housestyle format. May 11 from 10 am-2 pm. Free. West Valley High School, 8301 W. Buckeye Ave. (922-5488) Listen to Your Mother Spokane A series of live readings in celebration of motherhood, featuring 13 local writers sharing original works on motherhood. May 12 at 7 pm. $15. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7638) Mother’s Day at Green BluffA Mother’s Day breakfast features allyou-can-eat pancakes, sausage and eggs. May 11 from 8 am-noon. A Garden Fair also offers plants, crafts and activities from 9 am-3 pm. Breakfast $3.50-$6.50. Green Bluff Grange, 9809 Green Bluff Rd. (238-6790) Family Fun FairEvent as part of the Spokane Lilac Festival, featuring activities, entertainment and more for parents and their children. May 11 from 9 am-3 pm. Free. River Park Square and Wall Street, 808 W. Main Ave. (928-9664)

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Bike to Work WeekSpokane hosts the nationwide, weeklong event that encourages bike communiting, featuring a pancake breakfast, energizing stations, a ride of silence and more. May 13-19. Fireworks ShowA five-minute fireworks display sponsored by Red Lion Hotels. May 14 at 9 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (777-6393) Peace Corps Info SessionLearn about service opportunities with the Peace Corps. May 14 at 6:30 pm. Free. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. (230-2941)


Morgan Acres Craft FairHandmade items for sale and more. May 11 from 9 am-3 pm. Free admission. Morgan Acres Community Park, 7221 N. Regal St. Fused Glass JewelryMake 3-4 pendants and earrings during the class. May 11 from 1-3 pm. $35-$40, registration required. The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (327-3726)


Permaculture WorkshopLearn the principles and basics of permaculture in a hands-on workshop. May 9 from 3-5 pm. $5, pre-registration required. Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. (368-9378) Fashion Show “Generations of Beauty” fashion show featuring mothers and their children on the runway. May 9 at 6 pm. $15. Chateau Rive, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (216-1535) Alternative Mother’s Day Celebration Honor and remember a mother who’s no longer with you in a

safe environment. May 11 from 9 amnoon. $20, RSVP by May 4. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. (483-6495) Renaissance Faire AuditionsAudition for a role in the third annual Spokane Renaissance Faire (Oct. 5-6), hosted by the Spokane Entertainer’s Guild at Greenbluff, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Auditions May 11 from 10 am-5 pm. Free. Fire Station No. 18, 120 E. Lincoln Rd. (998-9596) Garden Expo 2013Garden-related vendors, plants, trees, bulbs, flowers and more. May 11 from 9 am-5 pm. Free admission. SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. (535-8434) Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch 10th annual champagne brunch featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet, carving station, omelet bar and more. May 12 from 9 am-2 pm. $10-$25. Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd. (448-1224) Urban BeekeepingLearn about the important role that the honeybee plays in a backyard garden and how to keep your own. May 14 at 6 pm. Free. Hayden Community Library, 8385 N. Government Way. (208-772-5612)


Olympus Has FallenDrama (Rated R). May 9-12, times vary. $3-$6. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208-882-4127) 50 Hour SlamScreening of the 3-6 minute finalist films created for the contest, along with live music, art and more. May 11 from 4-9:30 pm. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. 50HourSlam. com 48 Hour Film FestivalScreening of films made in 48 hours by local youth as part of the first annual contest hosted by The JACC. May 11 at 7 pm. $5. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 Willima St., Post Falls. (208-457-8950) SFCC International Film Festival “Yossi” May 14, “Even the Rain” May 21. All shows start at 7:15 pm. $4.50/show. The Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. (533-3222)


Wine, Ride & DineTake a ride in the gondolas over Spokane Falls and enjoy dinner afterward at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls or Clinkerdagger. Anthony’s dates, May 15 and 22. Clinkerdagger dates, May 9, 16, and 23. $55 includes SkyRide, dinner and wine tasting. (625-6200) Great Divide Beer TastingSample beers from the Denver-based brewery. May 9 at 5 pm and 7 pm. $13, tickets online only. Enoteca, 112 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls. (208-4579885) Spring Release WeekendNineteen participating Spokane-area wineries offer their newest wines from last year’s grape harvest. May 10-12 from noon-6 pm. Tasting fees vary. Map of participating wineries/tasting rooms at (238-1400) BoozeRun 2013The third annual BoozeRun pub crawl is a quest to visit 10 downtown Spokane bars and restaurants in 8 hours. Participants receive a “starter” shirt and a “finisher shirt” after visiting all 10 bars. May 11 from 6 pm-2 am. $15, not including drinks. Starts at Fast Eddie’s, 1 W. Spo-


The Marriage Book ProjectExhibit featuring wedding costume and photography of Cheney-area couples from pioneer to modern times. Locals are invited to add their photos to the exhibit. Through Sept. 28. Museum hours ThuSat from 11 am-3 pm. Free, donations accepted. Cheney Historical Museum, 420 First St. (235-2202)


Jazzed for JusticeAn evening of food, drinks, jazz performances featuring Julia Keefe and more benefiting the Center for Justice. May 9 at 5:30 pm. $30. Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave. (835-5211) Page CXVI ConcertPerformance of traditional hymns in a modern interpretation. May 9 at 7 pm. $10-$12. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA. (208-667-1865) Brian CrainPiano concert. May 10 at 7:30 pm. $15-$20. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. (208-457-8950) Beethoven Piano FestivalAnnual music event featuring performance by acclaimed pianist Conrad Tao, accompanied by the Spokane Symphony. May 11 at 8 pm and May 12 at 3 pm. $14+. The Fox, 1001 W. Riverside Ave. (624-1200) Spokane Jazz OrchestraConcert featuring performances by Dan and Ryan Keberle, a father-son duo. May 11 at 8 pm. $24-$26.50. The Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7638) Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Winners of the concerto competition will perform with the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra. May 11 at 3 pm. Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. (777-3280) Gonzaga Chamber SingersThe 26-member chorus will perform a musical send-off concert before it leaves for a tour of Germany and Austria. May 11 at 4 pm. Free and open to the public. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (313-6733) Mother’s Day in the ParkFeaturing the Cardinal Chamber Singers with Wind Symphony. May 12 at 2 pm. Free. NIC, 1000 W. Garden Ave, CdA. (208769-7734) MusicFest NorthwestLocal young musicians and dancers will perform in ballet, brass, reed, string, piano, guitar, voice and other areas of creative expression as part of the weeklong competition and festival hosted by Gonzaga. May 15 and 17 at 7 pm. Free. The Bing, 901 W. Sprague (327-3455) Pages of HarmonyThe men’s chorus of Spokane will present its Diamond Anniversary Celebration Show. May 16 at 7 pm. $10-$20. The Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave.


original play by Paul Rawlings starring seven women from Boundary County. Through May 11, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm and Festival Dance AcademyDance conMay 9 at 7 pm. $9-$10. Pearl Theater, certs performed by members of the 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho. thedance academy. May 11, “The Young (208-610-2846) Dancer’s World Celebration” at 5:30 pm, “We Bring You the World” at 7:30 pm. Beauty and The BeastMusical. May Free. University of Idaho, 709 Deakin 10-June 2. Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at Ave.. Moscow. (208-883-3267) 1 pm and 4 pm, Sundays at 1 pm. SpoDancers, Drummers, Dreamers kane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. (328-4886) The University of Idaho’s creative collaboration between its dance theatre Broadway UnboundPerformance and school of music performs to benefit showcasing Whitworth’s student actors, Lake City HS music and performing arts musicians and dancers. May 10 at 7 pm. programs. May 13 at 7 pm. By donation. $3. Whitworth University, 300 W. HawLake City High School, 6101 N. Ramsey thorne Rd. (777-3707) Rd., CdA. (208-885-7521) Play Writing WorkshopStudents enrolled in the six-week course will learn about genre, plot, character development and will complete a one-act play to be performed later in the year. Workshop starts May 13, from 4-5:30 Empire ClassicPowerlifters, CrossFit pm. $35. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. games, fitness expo and more. May 11 Union Ave, Newport, Wash. (671-3389) starting at 9 am. $20-$35. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd. (481-6700) Spokane ShockArena football game vs. Orlando Predators. May 11 at 7 pm. $14-$35. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon The ZodiacPainting exhibit featuring Ave. (242-7462) the work of Cheney High School student Turnbull Community Work Party Anna Sheedy. May 9-25. Museum open Thurs-Sat from 11 am-3 pm. Free admisHelp restore native bird habitats to bension. Cheney Historical Museum, 420 efit birds and other species by planting First St., Cheney. (235-2202) native saplings. May 11 from 9 am-noon. Potluck served by Friends of Turnbull at Ric GendronView 30 new works by noon. Wear appropriate clothing, sturdy the local painter and member of the shoes and gloves. Turnbull National Colville Confederated Tribes. May 10Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Rd., June 1. Artist reception May 10 from 5-8 Cheney. (235pm. Free. Artist demonstration May 11 4723) from 1-4 pm. The Art Spirit, 415 Sherman Ave, CdA. (208-765-6006) Lilac City Roller GirlsRoller derby bout featuring the Lilac City Roller Girls Coeur d’Alene ArtWalkMonthly lovs. North Idaho Roller Derby, with a jucal art showcase with participating galnior bout preceding the main event, also leries and businesses featuring new art a fundraiser for the YWCA’s domestic exhibits and more. May 10 from 5-8 pm. violence program. May 11 from 5-10 pm. Free. Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Map at $10-$12. Spokane Fair & Expo Center, (208-667-3988) 404 N. Havana.


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kane Falls Blvd. Mixology MondayLearn to make cocktails with Enoteca’s bartenders in a hands-on class. May 13 at 7 pm. $7.50, tickets online only. Enoteca, 112 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls. (208-4579885) Downton Abbey Tea ClassLearn to make tea sandwiches, scones and other tea time treats with Marilyn Welch of Elite Catering. May 13 from 5:30-8 pm. $50. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. (208-457-8950)

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The Miss Firecracker Contest Comedy. Through May 12. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $11-$17. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208-667-1323) The Dixie Swim ClubComedy. Through June 2. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $21. Spokane Civic Theater, 1020 N. Howard St. (325-2507) Seeds of ChangePremiere performance of a comedy written by Spokane playwright Craig Rickett. May 9-26. Wed-Sat (except May 18) at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Sat, May 18 and 25 at 2 pm. Talkbacks with the cast on Thurs and Sat. $12-$28. Chocolate tasting before the play on May 15 at 3 pm ($35), cheese tasting before the play on May 22 at 3 pm ($40) Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. (455-7529) Once Upon A MattressMusical performed by students at West Valley High School. May 9-11 and 16-17 at 7 pm. West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. (448-2291) Arsenic and Old LaceDark comedy/drama. Through May 12. Fri-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm, except May 12 performance, at 2 pm, with an Old Englishstyle high tea during the play ($25). All regular performances $10-$12. StageWest Community Theatre, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (235-2441) In My Secret LifePerformance of an


NPR’s Don GonyeaAn evening with the NPR national political correspondent benefiting Spokane Public Radio. May 9 at 7:30 pm. $18-$25. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (328-5729) Brandon SchrandThe local author will read from his latest book “Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem & Misbehavior.” May 9 at 7:30 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) Jess Steven HughesThe local author will sign copies of his book “The Sign of the Eagle.” May 10 from 3-8 pm. Free. South Hill Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (535-4342) Shannon PolsonThe author will read from and sign copies of her book “North of Hope.” May 11 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) Sherril Jaffe & Robert Gregory The local authors will read from their latest work as part of a fundraiser event for EWU’s Willow Springs literary magazine. May 11 at 6 pm. $10-$15. Kress Gallery, 808 W. Main Ave.. (253-724-0679) Jill MaloneThe former Auntie’s staff member-turned-writer will present from and sign copies of her latest novel “Giraffe People.” May 16 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) n





EWU and the Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation are pleased to welcome Bart D. Ehrman to Spokane for an evening of insightful and intriguing conversation. Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more than 20 books, including four New York Times bestsellers: Misquoting Jesus, God’s Problem, Jesus Interrupted and Forged. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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1. Pick a category (I Saw You, You Saw Me, Cheers, Jeers). 2. Provide basic info about you: name, address, phone. 3. Email it to by 3 pm Monday.

I Saw You Knitting FactoryOne more chance to dance. You saw me walking out with my friends Friday, and grabbed me up to go dance! I would love another chance to dance with you! Main MarketYou were checking out in front of me today (5/2) at Main Market and you commented on my caramel purchase. I should have asked for your number when I saw you again in the parking lot but I’m not that suave, apparently. If you’d like me to treat you to a caramel and maybe lunch sometime, let me know!

Cheers I Love Your Guts The sound of your voice. The cleft in your chin. The way you smell. The rythm we rock. I am yours baby and all coincidences point to you. You’re in my mind, you’re in my heart, and I love it. You add more than you know and more than you think. Past the bs - which will always come around for any pair - I love you. I love you. I love you and we will build castles from the ruins we create- Forever is for us - love Poundcake Red October 24th, 2003 was a moment in time that we will cherish forever. We could have never imagined where that day would take us. Here we are almost ten years later. This tale we have written has been an up and down love story that has lifted our spirits and sometimes crushed our hopes and dreams. Through all of this that we have endured we find a way to bounce back. You are forever a part of me and I will always try to make you happy. I admit at times I have taken you for granted and I have done my best to apologize. I still make mistakes, but I intend to learn from them. Thank you for everything. You are a beautiful woman with so much to offer. I am lucky to have you in my life and hope to be by your side for as long as we live. Lets find the patience and understanding we need together to make the future a happy ending. With love and trust, Billy

Cheers mermaid in the sea for me. I Miss YouMy life is great these days. I’m so happy! I’m enjoying my family, spending time with friends; work is, eh, ok, but it pays the bills! But oh how I miss you. Even though it’s been over nine months since you’ve walked out of my life, if feels like it was just yesterday. My heart hurts. You were, and I assume still are, the most amazing person ever. I regret not making myself find the words to express to you how much you meant to me and how much I loved you. I was dealing with a lot of hard things at the time and I regret that I let myself get lost in that. If I could go back a year and half and change the way I saw the world I so would. Then maybe I wouldn’t of lost you. I’m sorry I couldn’t be what you needed or wanted. Also, I’m sorry if this is annoying you because I know you know it’s about you! I Saw You, 12/3/09at Agave Bistro. You were wearing black shoes, a grey sweater, and blue jeans. Your sense of humor, smile, and laugh made my night, I fell for you that night and later you became my wife. It’s been over 3 years now and not only are you a great wife, you

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Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like “” — not “” are also a great mother. I hope we can make your Mother’s Day good for you as you make every day great for us. We love you! From J,S,P, and M Cheers to Sacred HeartER, ICU, and my dads Neurosurgeon for saving his life and allowing us more years with him! Our family is thankful for all your hard work and caring! My Better Half! You are my world, my everything, my better half. Without you in my life I am sure to go crazy. You have given me the greatest gift, our beautiful baby boy. With that being said, Happy 25th Birthday to the love of my life. I cannot wait to spend many more with you! I love you until the day after forever. 10^6 xxoo



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listen to you giggle, or watch you blush (when others comment on how lucky I am to have you) for hours. You are my master of disaster, my wife, and my best friend. - Your Husband, Superman

Bloomsday Good SamaritanExtra special cheers to the woman who helped my son, Jesse, and I find each other on the Bloomsday course. Thank you so much for noticing a distraught little boy, and for helping out a very distraught Mama. Kharma is coming your way!! Bakery Thrift StoreFrom one Bimbo to another. Now it’s probably time to retire soon. I just lost my favorite stop of the day. Will really miss you girls! What to bring to bonfire? Cupcakes and banana bread, of course. Route #52 Bloomsday Cheers and a huge thank you to the volunteers and organizers of Bloomsday. Cheers to the mascots along the course. Cheers to the snow cone stands and the water hander-outers. Cheers to the side-line high-fivers and the thoughtful residents spraying down the runners with their garden hoses. Cheers to the bands playing on the back of trailers or in their driveway. Cheers to the Spokane Police Dept. and medical staff for their support and security. Cheers to the front-yard boozers and everyone who came out to watch and motivate all the runners. Another Bloomsday in this wonderful city and it just keeps getting better. I love Spokane. Ode To My Ma To the most marvelous Mimsy a girl could have. From our hilarious daily miscommunications to our endless Harry Potter-watching, to thrift store shopping adventures.You are the most hardworking, caring, and lovely soul. Thanks muchly for all that you do and are, and for being my Mum for the last 18 years (remember, you wouldn’t be a mother without me! ;). And now for a brief poem: Through all the years, old and new, remember, Ma, that I love you. Lalala, the end. Happy Mother’s Day!

Jeers Dear Wonderful FriendsWhom we so respect and cherish: We celebrate the brief moments we have been given on this planet to share close moments and intelligent conversation. We love that you often invite us to your home for our kids to play together and have their nurturing social time. But recently, unfortunately, we made a huge mistake: we allowed our young one to have a sleepover with you and your children on a chilly, early spring Saturday night. Our arrangement was to pick up our child in the midafternoon Sunday. We thought it would only be an innocent playweekend night, yet, as it was explained to us by our young person’s mind and voice, you decided to haul off all the children to your favored church for services and indoctrination without permission from us. My dear friends, as much as we love you and your kids, you must understand that you are absolutely NOT responsible for our child’s (or our family’s) “spiritual” or religious upbringing or “education.” Please see this and take note: We are a proud secular family unit: we are Atheists, Humanists, Freethinkers and, above all, we are positively FREE from the fears of those fictitious biblical elements which we feel are detrimental to an intelligent society’s advance in a world community and to a worldwide peace. We highly respect and admire all cultures, languages and beliefs. But once you attempt to drag our souls and minds (and those of our loved ones) into your cloudy abyss full of fairy tales and lies, then our friendship is considered “in limbo” until you respect

My WifeI saw you when I woke up, just as I see you everyday when I awake. To me, To My SoulmateThe sun on my your beauty knows no face. The wind in my hair. The bounds - you are one sound of the river. I am in your of a kind, and MVP on arms, your lips on mine, parting our team - God made for a brief moment with the words me, for you, some 7.5 that tell me what I mean to you. Submit your Cheers at years before you would Two streets meeting. Both of us Macbeth Correction!The benefit be born! I’m overcome /sweet knowiing what we have discovered, show has been changed to the by the progress you’ve that we are soulmates from the 17th of May! not the 11th! Come made, amazed at how far and be entered to win: past, now into the present, looking support Rogers High School as we’ve come together, and into the future. RLM 208 they do something that no other I look forward to everyday Courtesy of Spokane school has attempted spent with you. Valentine’s is our Anniversary, our rings are I Love YouI love every second I get to even try in the 23 years. You tattooed declarations of our to spend with you. Your beautiful should definitely try to see this! fierce, growing, and unending green eyes and new red ombre Thrilling bloody fights, magic, and Winners drawn bi-weekly at random. love to the world. I’m awestruck really set off how truly amazing you a struggle between good and evil, Must be 18 or older to enter. and could look into your eyes, are inside and out. There is no other all set in a post-apocalyptic world! “I Saw You” is for adults 18 or older. The Inlander reserves the right to edit or reject any advertisement at any time at its sole discretion and assumes no responsibility for the content.

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have it). Sure enough, that’s when you make your move to get going and came within inches of running me and my dog over, or at the least pushing us out into traffic so we could really get ran over by a 40 MPH northbound truck. I’ve worked too hard coming off a back injury to get to the point where I could even go jogging and I really don’t need the set back of getting run over by some inattentive dipshit. Fine, just fine, go ahead, kill me but you hurt my dog, then you really got me pissed. So then all I can do is yell, but I’m sure you still didn’t hear me. I should of pretended my fist was a 6 inch round piece of hail and really left an impression on your hood. And classy move squealing your tires as you pull away. Maybe train your 6 year old kid to speak up next time and let you know what’s going on with the other half of your driving responsibilities. Obviously the “adult” driver has too much on his plate or too little in his head. Or better yet, let little Junior dumbass drive.

need it. I also hope the fake, sun faded sunflowers bring a smile to your face, it seems to me if you’re stealing from a deceased being you may need a smile in your life. Returning those items would be appreciated, however I do not expect it will happen. I am very grateful to have such a beautiful spot to honor my late best friend, and although the lack of gifts others and myself left for her makes me sad, it is still my favorite place in the world. Sending love and positive energy your way thief! Harness it and turn it outwards, lovely thoughts, lovely actions.

Predatory ScumThank you so very much to the scum who broke the lock on my chained up, almost brand new Troybilt lawn mower, weedeater and Poulan Pro leaf blower out of my truck. I admit, I was naive in thinking my flimsly lock be enough to discourage you--I’m new to inner city life, but that doesn’t make your predation any less despicable. This loss is financially devastating to me. I make my living off this equipement, I am booked up weeks ahead, and I am in a real bind. Thanks also to those who four days before, kicked in my padlocked garage door, stole a bunch of equipment (fortunately mostly malfunctioning), smashed my backdoor window, invaded my house, rifled through drawers and scattered my personal papers all over the floor, stole my vintage stereo and hard-earned money, and other valuables too numerous to mention. I feel like I’ve been smeared all over the sidewalk. Learning how to survive in my new city jungle home is going to be a real challenge I can see. I hope I’m up to it. Maybe I ought to just lay down and die. Responsibilities!? So I know it’s not an apartment manager’s responsibility to stop crime. On the other hand, one could also argue that it is not the tennants fault that his and his girlfriend’s cars had items stolen a grand total of 4 times. Now am I blaming the apartment managers fault? No, but I do believe that the apartment manager should try to keep from sounding like she is blaming the tennants of the apartment. Who knows, maybe they’ll write a jeers and spread the word on how insignificant they have made customers feel. I will not stand for this. Look Both Ways!Saturday at noon, North Pines pulling out of the Mirabeau church parking lot. Hey asshat, I can see that you’re looking left trying to take a right to get into traffic. That’s why as I approached from your right on the sidewalk jogging with my dog, I stopped. And I whistled. And waved my arms. And yelled. And gestured to your little 6 year old-ish son in the front seat who saw me, say something to your dad. Then I started to walk in front of you to get on with my run. (remember douche bag, I’m a pedestrian, there’s something called a right of way and your 2 tons of steel don’t

Curb Your FrustrationTo the lady backing up in the Yoke’s parking lot. If you think acting like you are going to run over me is an acceptable way to show the world your frustration, you need to have your Medulla Oblongatta checked. People like you are what’s wrong with this world. I hope you try to run over Ronda Rousey and she runs over you. Car AlarmTo those of you who had to endure the car alarm on May 1st, outside our apartment: The car alarm was making noise to deter the criminal breaking into our vehicle, not to annoy you specifically. We will try and keep a better tab on it. As for the rude note left on the windshield: it is absolutely illegal to have a car towed from public street parking for a car alarm. You are not being targeted, you are not the victim of a conspiracy just to keep your children awake at night. It is life, and we are sorry you were so adversely affected. Our condolences and apologies, Nissan Pathfinder Cemetery ThiefTo the individual who deemed it appropriate to take the items that where decorating Kazbria’s final resting spot, I am very upset with you. The things I left for her were very special and dear to my heart. They were meant for her, not you. I understand the items where pretty and fun to look at, but stealing from the dead has got to have some negative karma attached to it. I hope the quartz geode you took helps you balance out your energy, you may




You Stole Our Bike!It was rusted, the chain was broken, the seat was ripped and it was cherished as the centerpiece of our front yard garden. If you are impressed by your friend’s recent find of a vintage teal children’s Murray bike, BEWARE! You keep company with a thief. We just want it back, no questions. Drop it off in the same manner in which you took it, silent and unnoticed. RE: Lack of ReadingTo the ignorant person who says “teenagers don’t read anything”: wake up. No, Teens don’t use books as they did in what I’m assuming is ‘your day and age’, but we do read. Teens use the internet to learn English language and participate in open discussions which help to enhance the knowledge and create new avenues of information. We share matters concerning our studies and academics and learn communication skills through conversations. We are a whole new generation of thirty-three million people who are constantly writing about ourselves, reading about our friends, IM-ing, Texting and what not. It is no different than picking up a pen and paper and mailing a letter to grandma, except you didn’t begrudge us for it then. We do appreciate the value of a good story and the power of a speech that moves. Yeah some of us have a hard time understanding what the value of Romeo dying at the end of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was but we know what Atticus is fighting for in ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ and What Martin Luthor King Juniors Dream was. We know these stories and put them to use, comparing them to our own lives and choices. We learn from them. Yes it is tragic some children don’t know who Adolf Hitler is, but Teens today read and write of their own accord. We are used to writing now. We have become Honest documentarians of our own lives and that is a really great thing. We are researching, understanding, and keep a record of our daily lives. Literary wise, we are advancing simply because we want people to know who and what we are all about. As for the teachers salary comment, teachers don’t become teachers for the money, they do it for the love of kids and teaching. You don’t like your pay, get a different job. ProtestTo the group that felt it was appropriate to protest abortion at a family event using very graphic photos, shame on you. For a group claiming to uphold family values, you showed no respect to the families with children on a very family friend race route. Where were your children on that day?


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My Time at Camp If you are sending your kids to summer camp, read this first By Chris Bovey


ow that our Summer Camps issue is here I’m reminded of an incredible life lesson that’s stuck with me: Never have your mom write your name on your underwear. I learned this the hard way. My worst summer camp memory even beats out peeing my pants on a 12-mile death march, getting rained on out in the woods and having to sleep in a car. I was about 8 when my parents dropped me and my brother off at camp. My mom had fond memories of Camp Four Echoes when she was a kid and just had to live vicariously through us. You would think she was going to camp the way she

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prepared us and went through with a huge black Sharpie and wrote my name on every item I brought, including socks. Camp started out normal — homesick, bug bites, etc. — and then for some reason on the second day my underwear went missing from my Army surplus duffel bag. I asked my brother and my bunkmates, but no one ’fessed up. I was stuck with the pair I had on for the remainder of camp. The rest of the week went without incident, and I had even managed to enjoy camp and become attached to my newfound friends. Until the last day.

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We were gathered outside the main lodge for a wrapup good-bye send-off when the counselor called out: “Chris Bovey, can you please come up here?” So I pushed my way through the 100 or so other campers, half expecting to be given a Best Camper of the Summer Award when, from behind her back, came my missing underpants. Written in black letters big enough for the kids in the back to see it — big enough to be seen from space — was “CHRIS BOVEY.” The entire camp, including the counselors and my brother, erupted in laughter as I, like a dummy, grabbed my underwear and shamefully made my way all the way to the back of the group. Embarrassed doesn’t even begin to describe it; I wanted to disappear. By the end of the day everyone had forgotten about Dirty Underpants Bovey, and life went on. Yeah, I hated summer camp for a long time after that. But now, as a dad of two boys, I’m torn: I don’t want to put them through the same thing, but I don’t want them to miss out either. Maybe I’ll just leave their names off their underwear. n










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