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hat is there in the Idaho atmosphere that lets crazy things happen? Now the Kootenai Democratic Party has been invaded by a gang of ultra-conservative Republicans who have filed for Democratic Precinct Committee positions along with Larry Spencer, who is running for County Assessor — as a Democrat. Kootenai County Democrats are baffled. What have we done to deserve this unfriendly takeover? Have these party-hopping wanderers been swayed by the County Elections brochure, which lists options for Constitutionalists or Libertarians to participate in the primaries as “Democrats or Non-partisan”? Maybe they flipped a coin and chose to gang up on Democrats? Or did they just move so far to the right that they fell off their Flat Earth? In 2012, Spencer, a candidate for County Commissioner on the Republican primary ballot, was rejected by Republican voters who chose incumbent Commissioner Dan Green by a comfortable margin. Spencer has a disturbing record of stirring up trouble. He defines himself as “a professional political operative.” Once he sent out 26,000 letters asking voters to reject a school bond. The bond failed.


ow we Democrats are proud of the size of our big tent. We welcome all people, regardless of color, creed, economic status, whatever. However, we do expect candidates running on the Democratic ticket to agree on some basic tenets — primarily that government plays an important role in securing a stable society where all people have the opportunity to succeed in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A wild, idealistic vision, I know, but we believe in it, as do most reasonable Republicans and Independents. The issue here is not the difference between Republicans and Democrats. The question is one of honesty. Is all really fair in love, war and politics? Let’s hope not. Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Idaho voters didn’t have to tell anyone which party had earned their allegiance. Party preference was a voter’s own private business. (“And none of yours, thank you very much.”) Most Idaho voters liked it that way. It put a good, Western, live-and-let-live spin on the election process. At primary time, your snoopy neighbor, your paranoid employer, even your spouse couldn’t read either your mind or your ballot. But this arrangement made too much sense to last. Republicans kept complaining about those darn Democrats who keep voting in their primary and producing results that are simply not sufficiently pure. The rumble became a roar, and in 2011 the Idaho Legislature passed a bill to allow political parties to close their primaries.

We big-tent Democrats pooh-poohed the Republicans for closing their ranks. How smart was that? Well, here we are, caught with the welcome mat out for Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Republicans and Independents. Lots of Democrats and Independents retain their habit of voting in the Republican primary by simply registering Republican. Such voters have a very persuasive argument — if the winner of the primary has no viable Democratic opponent, the primary race is the final race. Understandably, people don’t want to be left out of that choice. Equally persuasive is the argument for Democrats to stay with their own ballot. There are important statewide and federal races where two Democrats battle for the same office. Party officials point out that two years ago, the favored candidate for Congress, Jimmy Farris, almost lost the primary race because too many Democrats wandered across party lines to vote Republican. The most significant factor, as Precinct Committeeperson Cheryl Stransky has pointed out, is that there is a big, big difference between voting for a Democrat and running as a Democratic candidate, or Send comments to voting for a Republican and running as a Republican. Spencer and his cohorts are crossing an ethical line by pretending to be something they are not. In a letter to fellow Democrats, Stransky wrote: “This group is trying to confuse voters with the ultimate purpose of adopting the Democratic label under false pretenses.”



oters do not deserve any additional confusion. Or any deceptive pranks. I fall back on my long-held interpretation of the reason for primary elections. Flawed and inconsistent as it is, the primary election process in our democracy serves as the only tool we have to nominate candidates for elected positions. As such, a primary election can be just as important as a general election in November. The primary is a serious responsibility handed to the political parties. Forays such as the Spencer-led ones into another party’s territory are not amusing. They are a slap in the face of democracy and the public trust. So Kootenai County Democrats: Beware of Republicans in false clothing; they are after your political identity. And stick with your own party ballot. n


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t was 50 years ago when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. “Our objective,” he told Congress in 1964, “total victory.” Such benchmarks demand reflection, and there has been plenty, with official reports and expert opinions declaring both success and failure. The truth is, many battles have been won; while the poverty rate in 1967 was 26 percent, today it is 16 percent. But more Americans — 46.5 million in 2012 — are stuck in poverty today than ever before. So Ronald Reagan’s famous half-joke — “We fought a war against poverty, and poverty won” — continues to fuel efforts to tear down the social safety net LBJ started weaving. Michael Harrington seemed to predict the unending nature of this “war” in 1962: “The fate of the poor hangs upon the decision of the better-off. If this anger and shame are not forthcoming, someone can write a book about the other America a generation from now and it will be the same or worse.” Anger and shame did drive reform, and it’s gotten better, but “total victory”? Not even close. And, yes, many books are being written about inequality, including Capital in the 21st Century, the top seller on Amazon this week. Harrington’s landmark book, The Other America, inspired John Kennedy, who had been deeply moved by the poverty he saw in Appalachia while campaigning in 1960. Later, Johnson took up Kennedy’s cause, drawing upon his own experiences teaching poor Mexican-American kids at a segregated school in rural Texas. Harrington knew the face of poverty, too, having worked in a Catholic relief mission among the homeless in New York City. A kind of American Dickens, Harrington showed us a side of our national life we preferred to ignore. In a country that viewed itself, postwar, as a middle-class society, he forced people to reckon with reality: In the 1950s, fully one-quarter of Americans were living in poverty. A prophet’s clarity gives Harrington’s words a timeless power. America’s poor, he said, were “maimed in body and spirit, existing at levels beneath those necessary for human decency. It is an outrage and a scandal that there should be such social misery.” Still true. His work also calls to mind the Gospel of Luke, which documents Jesus’ words as, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” (Luke, in fact, details 10 ways Jesus leads his followers to serve the poor.) Jesus addes that he was sent to recover “sight for the blind.” To Harrington, those “better-off” who live outside poverty’s grip — in 1964 and today in 2014 — are the blind ones who need the gift of sight. 

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he long-term success of the Republican Party will require more than just saying “no” to government. We need to acknowledge and offer substantial solutions to the greatest challenges of our time: quality education, climate change, immigration reform and affordable health care. (Oh, and there’s that little thing called the national debt, too.) We need big ideas, and it seems like a good place to start might be the ones we’ve already had. On education, conservatives created “Common Core,” a set of shared standards developed and agreed to by states across the nation. It differs from top-down federal proposals in that it was created by the states

working directly together rather than through Congress. The standards also allow each state to determine on its own how to best meet the proposed standards. This provides local flexibility while also ensuring that the American education system remains globally competitive. It’s not perfect. For me, there’s too much potential for increased standardized testing and not enough emphasis on the importance of parental involvement. Those could be fixed through effective local implementation. But then there’s this other problem: the Obama Administration has started to endorse the idea. So never mind, we can’t possibly support that idea anymore. On climate change, we came up with “cap and trade,” a market-based solution that was designed after other successful policies to

solve environmental problems. Rather than slap companies with harsh fines and regulations demanding changes overnight, our solution was to allow for the reduction of carbon pollution over time with markets prioritizing how cuts were made. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi took up this cause and was able to pass this proposal through the U.S. House of Representatives. You know what? Best not to even acknowledge the scientific consensus around climate change; just move onto another issue. On immigration reform, we passed a bipartisan bill through the U.S. Senate, which included unprecedented funding for border control. Conservatives, like Sen. Marco Rubio, led the charge. Sadly, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid voted for the legislation. Obviously this is not something we can support or even debate in the Republicancontrolled House. On health care, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney led the way by showing how to effectively implement reform. His state exchange is an example of how we can work across party lines to expand affordable health care. But we all know what that has led to. So let’s abandon the credit we deserve for that successful system, too. Democratic implementation of our ideas has been far from perfect. For example, consider the flawed rollout of the Obamacare website and the tax on medical devices that likely increases costs. But it’s silly and counterproductive to keep running away from the negotiation table every time a Democratic administration starts to move toward our ideas. We’ve been here before. On the federal deficit, when a Democratic president co-opted our ideas about fiscal reform, we worked with him to get the job done. The results were a balanced budget, a falling national debt and a growing economy. If we continue to run away from our ideas just as they gain bipartisan traction, our nation and the Republican Party are going to be weaker for it. n John T. Reuter, a former Sandpoint City Councilman, is the executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. He has been active in protecting Idaho’s environment, expanding LGBT rights and the Idaho Republican Party.

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CONSIDER POPULATION GROWTH ell-meaning efforts to “go green” are not without merit, but one


concern seems to never be addressed. Bunnies are not using oil and causing greenhouse gases. Humans are, and the number of humans on the planet increases at a stunning number each day. One incredible move toward going green is to have one or no children. It is also an incredible move economically, politically and socially. Automation reduces jobs for many, so blaming the corporations for their Dickensian harshness, while enjoyable, misses the point that we are supporting their excesses economically and environmentally through providing more than enough Send comments to laborers, consumers and polluters. Somehow this simple point is almost never mentioned in any debate about our problems on the planet. If each person had this information prior to making a choice about having a child, they might realize that one decision they make has phenomenal effects on their lives in so many ways, not to mention the repercussions on all life on the planet.


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Insured and Behind Bars To reduce recidivism and improve public safety, Washington is enrolling inmates in Medicaid BY DEANNA PAN


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very week, Robert Martin spreads the gospel of the Affordable Care Act to Spokane’s poorest, sickest and most expensive residents: inmates at local jails. On a drizzly Thursday morning inside a classroom at the Geiger Corrections Center, Martin evangelizes before a rapt audience of five men and two women in bright yellow Spokane County jail uniforms. Since the end of November, Martin, an in-person assister at Community-Minded Enterprises, has been dividing his time between the Spokane County Jail and Geiger every week to meet with inmates a month before their release dates. He estimates he’s enrolled more than 150 of them in Medicaid. Imagine, he says, palms outstretched, having health insurance as soon as you walk out of the iron gates. “Do you know what a relief that feels like when you’re trying to move for-

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ers in Medicaid. Jails in Clallam, Skagit, Stevens and Clark counties also have asked HCA to join Thurston and Spokane counties and start signing inmates up for insurance. “They want them to get help they need to get care,” says David Cloud, a program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice. “Half the reason they’re ending up in their custody is that that care hasn’t been available to them in their community.” People in jails and prisons are disproportionately sicker than the general population, Cloud says, with higher rates of chronic and infectious disease and behavioral health disorders. Because the ACA requires insurers to provide the same level of benefits for mental as well as physical health conditions, for the first time many will be able to continue receiving treatment for their mental illness, addiction or disease long after their release. They’ll also be less likely to re-offend: A 2009 Washington state study found that poor adults who received chemical dependency treat-

ment were rearrested at rates 17 to 33 percent lower than those who needed treatment, but didn’t get it. That reduction in crime translated to $5,000 to $10,000 in public savings per person treated. “It’s the trickle-down effect,” says Kristina Ray, the mental health manager at Spokane County Jail. “They’ll be able to get a job, maintain housing and improve their quality of life. … If they didn’t have health insurance, they wouldn’t be able to get all of that.”


ack at Geiger, Penny Penton, a slight, silver-haired mental health and chemical dependency counselor, shuffles out of her office in the education building. She hands Martin a small stack of insurance applications from exiting inmates. “This has been a godsend to us,” she says softly. Penton, a case manager for North East Washington Treatment Alternatives, runs reentry services at Geiger. Penton rattles off a list of common afflictions

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her offenders face: One in two have psychiatric problems. The majority are homeless. Many are addicted to alcohol, opiates or methamphetamine. A lot have liver disease, like hepatitis C. They have untreated cuts, bruises and breaks. When she does her intake assessments, she’s not surprised that most of them rarely, if ever, access medical care. “I’ve had people tell me they’ve had broken bones that they’ve never gotten treated because they couldn’t afford a doctor,” Penton says. “Most of them need a good checkup, and they haven’t had one in years.” As far as Penton is concerned, substance abuse treatment is key in keeping these offenders from returning to jail. Geiger inmate Mindy Ohmann, 34, booked for vehicular assault, plans to continue taking alcohol treatment courses for another month after her release date, for the sake of her children. She met with Martin two weeks ago to enroll in Medicaid. She’s set to be released on May 4. “With me not being employed, the medical [insurance] is going to help me continue the treatment,” Ohmann says. “It’s expensive. I’ve done it before and it was $500 a month for me. The medical is going to help, because I won’t have to worry about whether to stay in the treatment or [not].” n

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President Barack Obama visited the site of the devastating Oso, Wash., mudslide on Tuesday amid ongoing recovery efforts. The slide has claimed the lives of at least 41 people. A victim’s widow has filed a suit against the state and Snohomish County, seeking $3.5 million in damages.


Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez died at his home in Mexico City last week at age 87. The Colombian author, who popularized the literary genre known as magical realism, was best known for his 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.


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Spokane has second thoughts about James Glover; plus, how much fish is safe to eat? WHAT’S IN A NAME? It’s less than two weeks until the city and Avista unveil the newly beautified Huntington Park and plaza just north of City Hall. The stone engraved with the plaza’s name has already been ordered: GLOVER PLAZA, after Spokane founding father James Glover. But city councilmembers say they’ve been flooded with emails objecting to the name. “I found out things about James Glover I’m not comfortable with,” Council President Ben Stuckart told a council committee meeting Monday. “He divorced his wife; she’s buried out at Eastern State Hospital in an unmarked grave. This guy had some sketchy stuff going on in his past. … Is that somebody we want to honor?” Stuckart says he also received suggestions to name it something recognizing local tribes like “Children of the Sun Plaza.” The city has been renovating the area with help from Avista, which is footing most of the bill. While Peaceful Valley’s Glover Field is already named after James Glover, the city is in talks with the Spokane Tribe to rename that to something “much more tribal,” says Jan Quintrall, the city’s director of business and development services. So, anticipating that, they’ve been planning to name the plaza after him for the last year. Now, the name has been removed from the stone, Quintrall says, and the area will be introduced as “City

Plaza” at the May 2 dedication. The naming discussion will then go before the City Plan Commission and the administration is considering a city-wide contest to solicit new suggestions. “We’ll let the citizens weigh in on it,” Quintrall says. “We think it will be a fun thing.” — HEIDI GROOVER


Workplace safety inspectors with the Department of Labor & Industries have issued a $5,500 fine against the Department of Natural Resources over the death of Daniel J. Hall, a 47-year-old inmate firefighter killed while working a wildfire in Stevens County last October. An experienced DNR work crew member, Hall died while digging a fire line on Oct. 17. He was working with a small crew of other inmate firefighters when a 94-foot fir tree crashed down on him. L&I cited the DNR with a “SERIOUS” SAFETY VIOLATION for failing to clear the dangerous snag from the area. “The employer did not provide a workplace free from recognized hazards,” the citation states, “that are causing, or likely to cause, serious injury or death.” DNR officials have until the end of April to appeal the citation. Loren Torgerson, the northeast regional manager, said last fall he believed DNR employees had “followed the protocols for managing the trees in the

“How much fish does the average Washingtonian eat?” has been a surprisingly crucial question in Washington state the last few years, and for good reason. The “fish consumption rate” affects how much local fish should be considered safe to eat, which impacts what powerful industries are allowed to discharge into the river. Currently, Washington’s fish consumption rate is 6.5 ounces per day. That rate, tribal members and environmental activists complain, is drastically inaccurate and obsolete. But the effort to officially change those rates have been slow, with powerful businesses like Boeing pushing back against adopting a high rate like Oregon’s. Last week, Investigate West reported that Gov. Jay Inslee has been privately floating a different solution: Raise the fish consumption rate, but also raise the acceptable CANCER RISK for eating fish from the river by a factor of 10. That possibility hasn’t made environmental groups happy. Rick Eichstaedt, director of the Center for Justice, argues it would impact vulnerable groups like Indian tribes and the homeless. (The Center for Justice is party to a lawsuit suing the EPA over the rates.) Another option the governor is said to be considering is raising the fish consumption rate, but giving polluters significant time and allowances to comply. “The governor has been firm that he wants to protect high-consuming populations,” says Robert Duff, senior policy advisor for Inslee. “[But] you can’t take an approach that’s unrealistic.” The Department of Ecology plans to have the final rules solidified by December. — DANIEL WALTERS





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What is a City Council Worth? The Spokane City Council’s budget is growing. Some say it’s a sign of increased productivity; others call it “mission creep� toward a more expensive government BY HEIDI GROOVER


ust shy of a million: $955,661. That’s what the part-time Spokane City Council is expected to cost this year, including salaries, benefits and full-time assistants. The number has been ticking up steadily since 2006, when the council cost $666,600. Has it been worth it? That’s the discussion conservative councilmembers Steve Salvatori and Mike Allen hoped to spur when they introduced a resolution this month to put advisory votes on the November ballot asking citizens whether the city council should work and be paid as full-time employees. But the effort was thwarted Monday when the council’s left-leaning majority voted to defer the resolution for a year, arguing it was a distraction from other business, specifically from parks and streets measures likely to appear on this fall’s ballot. “How many things do you want to throw at people?� says Councilwoman Amber Waldref. “If you gave citizens a hundred issues the city deals with, this would be No. 100,� says Council President Ben Stuckart. “They are more worried about their streets, public safety, downtown, jobs and economic development. This isn’t a conversation coming from the public.� “That’s bullshit,� counters Salvatori. “Really, they’re too busy? They want to just ooze on to full time, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, and they’re too busy to ask the citizens?� The oozing he’s referring to is that overall growth of the council budget, though that growth has come more from changes to councilmembers’ assistants than the salaries of the councilmembers themselves. In 2006, councilmembers shared one assistant. Since then, the system has shifted to one assistant per councilmember, and those assistants have gone from part-time to full-time, a move Salvatori and Allen argued against. (Salvatori still doesn’t have an assistant, saying he doesn’t need one and prefers to divvy up the money for social and economic development causes instead.) Today, the City Charter doesn’t explicitly state how much time the council is expected to work, but it’s long been paid as part-time, at least to councilmembers, who make $30,000 annually. Stuckart, who represents all districts, is paid $55,000 and says he views that as full-time pay. (Those salaries will soon increase 4 percent to $31,200 and $57,200, after a recent Salary Review Commission decision.)

In Seattle, where the council is full-time, councilmembers make about $117,000 a year. Boise and Tacoma, the regional cities to which Spokane is often compared, both have part-time councils. Lynn Nordby, a consultant with the Municipal Research and Services Center, a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides research to local governments, says a city’s size is likely the primary factor determining how much time councilmembers are expected (and paid) to devote. And while he’s careful to say he can’t speak definitively, Nordby adds that having full-time assistants dedicated to each councilmember is rare, even in larger cities. Allen and Salvatori argue that the budget growth is a sort of “mission creepâ€? — a gradual move toward a full-time city council without an explicit change — but Waldref says the full-time assistants are a necessary result of the switch to a strong mayor system, in which the council operates separately from the administration. “The mayor has 2,000 employees working for him, running the city. We’re another branch trying to enforce laws and spend the money,â€? Waldref says. “You can’t rely on staff. [They] don’t work for you.â€? On the question itself — whether Spokane has grown to the point of needing, and being able to pay, a full-time council — councilmembers are hesitant to commit. Salvatori and Allen say they see the value in part-time positions because it encourages people with connections to the outside world to lead in City Hall. Waldref says she would like to see the Salary Review Commission take up the question in a few years. Councilman Jon Snyder, who last summer sold the local outdoor magazine he founded to focus more on city work, says he’d like to see a broad discussion of the question and the mayor’s salary (which is just $8,000 less than the mayor of Seattle’s) during future budget talks. But on the dais Monday, political heartburn doomed the resolution as much as real disagreement about whether the question was valid. Other councilmembers say they felt blindsided when Salvatori sent the resolution to media before discussion among the council. Just before the vote, when Salvatori expressed frustration that the resolution looked likely to fail, Snyder told him sharply, “The next time you drop something and give it to the Spokesman-Review before us, you can expect a similar reaction.â€? ď Ž


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ollow the Spokane River upstream to People’s Park, hang a right onto Latah Creek, continuing south about 30 miles to the fork at Rock Creek, then run another 20 or so miles to the town of Rockford, a hamlet of about 470 residents just west of the Idaho line. In recent years, the small town’s sewage treatment system has racked up dozens of water discharge violations as fecal coliform, ammonia and other pollutants leak downstream. Rockford Mayor Steve Meyer says local officials value clean water, but their small budget makes maintenance of the aging wastewater treatment facilities difficult, as monitoring equipment has failed and leaks have opened in the liners of water treatment lagoons. “We’ve been trying to get our wastewater treatment plant rebuilt,” he says. “It’s not like we’ve been sitting here on our hands.” Many rural communities struggle with outdated or defective water treatment operations that no longer meet state environmental standards. With upgrades costing millions of dollars, towns may spend years deferring repairs or trying to secure grant funding — all while pollutants continue to flow into waterways. Spokane Riverkeeper, a water quality advocacy program at the Center for Justice, has pushed to move small towns toward better water treatment practices. CFJ Director Rick Eichstaedt says the program offers new assistance and accountability, but may also take legal action if necessary. Inspection records indicate Rockford’s treatment system has numerous problems, including burnt-out UV disinfection lights, nonfunctioning water aerators and broken flow meters. In January, Spokane Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit against the Town of Rockford, alleging at least 77 violations of the federal Clean Water Act dating back to 2007. Eichstaedt emphasizes they first sent letters offering help and requesting meetings with city leaders before resorting to a lawsuit. “Spokane Riverkeeper recognizes Rockford is a small town with limited means,” one letter states. “Spokane Riverkeeper would like to help form a plan to protect the local economy and ecology while assuring the Rockford treatment plant meets its obligations under the [Clean Water Act].” Both sides agreed to a settlement less than a week later, with a proposed consent decree outlining staged upgrades to water systems and increased water quality monitoring over the next four years. It also awards $7,000 in legal fees to the Riverkeeper. Federal officials have reviewed the proposal and a judge is scheduled to approve it May 5. Meyer, a former city councilman elected mayor in November, says the town already had been working with the Department of Ecology on fixing treatment systems. He says Riverkeeper only forced expensive and unnecessary legal complications. “The Clean Water Act is not a bad thing,” Meyer says. “[But] they’re just causing us more trouble and more money. … It seems like they’re strong-arming us in a lot of ways.” Meyer argues that the $7,000 fee (which Eichstaedt describes as a significant discount) and other legal costs would be better spent on new equipment. While DOE grants and loans will cover some of the $3 million in proposed upgrades, Meyer says about 50 percent will come from increased sewer charges. Riverkeeper advocates have contacted other nearby towns with similar concerns. The mayors of Tekoa and Fairfield both say they quickly responded to warning letters and offered up their ongoing plans for implementing water treatment upgrades. “We took ’em seriously,” Tekoa Mayor John Jaeger says, adding, “Maybe Rockford didn’t.” 

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Rugged. Remote. Beautiful. The state of Idaho has many qualities, but when it comes to helping its mentally ill, it has a long distance to travel BY DANIEL WALTERS


rom Grangeville, Idaho, it’s a onehour-and-18-minute drive to the closest Walmart and a one-hour-and-18-minute drive back. This blip of a town along Interstate 95 sits at the edge of national forest, somewhere between Lewiston and the middle of nowhere. Yet with just over 3,000 people, it’s the largest city in the most spread-out county in the entire state. Jennifer Griffis and her family live outside of Grangeville, in a green-roofed house with bikes scattered across the lawn. “Sometimes our cellphones work out here and sometimes they don’t,” she says. Griffis, her husband and their seven children moved here in 2010, drawn by how close the mountains were. But when something went wrong with her daughter Monique, Griffis learned exactly how far away they really lived. There are no licensed psychiatrists in private practice in Idaho County, nor in neighboring Lewis and Clearwater counties. Yet there was no question Monique needed help. She’d hurt people, then smile. In one episode, Griffis recalls Monique choking her 2-year-old sister in the backseat of their Suburban. “She looked at me with this very cold expression,” Griffis says. “[She said]: ‘I was trying to choke her. Because I wanted to kill her.’” Eventually Monique was diagnosed with a conduct disorder with limited prosocial emotions. “No remorse,” Griffis says. “No conscience, no empathy ability.” That disorder has meant a 140-mile

round trip to Lewiston to visit a psychologist. It’s meant driving back from Boise in a blizzard after visiting Monique in therapeutic foster care. It’s meant five-hour trips back and forth to a treatment facility in Helena, Mont., with the whole family packed into the SUV. “There are absolutely no residential treatment facilities for females under the age of 12 in Idaho,” Griffis says. Rural communities are never going to have every kind of doctor. But in Idaho, the problem is compounded: The state is rural and underfunded, with a high incidence of mental illness. Despite its sky-high suicide rates, it was the last state in the nation to get a suicide hotline. (See “Stopping Suicide on p. 24.) “The number of holes that are occurring in Idaho has been getting progressively larger,” says Casey Moyer, a program manager with Idaho’s Health and Welfare department. With a third of its population living out in the country, Idaho ranks with Montana among America’s most rural states — and every Idaho county has a mental health care provider shortage. Analysis by the nonprofit Mountain States Group shows that a quarter of Idaho’s population lacks access to a psychologist or psychiatrist. The state is last in the number of psychiatrists per person, according to 2012 Kaiser Family Foundation data. It also ranks last in mental health funding (though Idaho officials claim that ranking is skewed

because it doesn’t include Idaho’s Medicaid spending). “I’m trying to think of anything they do well, actually,” says Kathie Garrett, board member of the Idaho chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a former state representative from Boise. “We do very little on the front end. All our state-funded services are for those in crisis, who are a danger to themselves and others.” On a sliver of a budget, Idaho is trying to change that, shifting its entire mental health care model and searching for ways to bring help to the farthest reaches of the state. But to get there, it has a very long way to go.


It’s Tuesday evening at the Snake River Community Clinic in Lewiston. The clinic helps patients with both mental and physical problems, but today, a full two-thirds of the patients are suffering from depression. A few have anxiety. Clinic staff helps one woman — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after domestic violence — sneak out the back door. “Over 30 percent of our patients come here for mental health because they can’t go anywhere else,” says clinic director Charlotte Ash. Nearly 1,750 different patients have come to the clinic over the past year. They ...continued on page 22

EDITOR’S NOTE: This special report is part of our ongoing “State of Mind” series delving into the issue of mental health. Besides exposing serious problems, we will also strive to tell success stories and examine potential solutions. If you have feedback or a story to share, please email us at

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drive from hundreds of miles away, from tiny towns like Riggins and Weippe and Enterprise, from at least five counties in Idaho, two in Washington and one in Oregon. The rural counties in Idaho’s lower panhandle are among the state’s poorest, but at the Snake River clinic, there’s no sliding scale, no messing with insurance. If you can get in, it’s free. But getting there isn’t. “A lot of our patients have to decide: Are they going to spend the money on gas to get here and get help, or are they going to get groceries?” Ash says. The clinic sometimes mails out medications when clients can’t get to appointments. Other times, Ash gives patients a $20 bill for gas to get home. One state clinician says he’s personally driven clients down from Moscow in his state-provided Chevy. There are other barriers: Sometimes the roads themselves are hard to traverse. One 2010 study called Idaho’s roads the second-worstmaintained in the nation. “A lot of these patients live in these extra-rural wilderness areas,” says Fayth Dickenson, a clinical care manager at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. “They’re on top of a mountain, [at the end] of a one-way dirt road. They call, and can’t leave their house because their roads are snowed in.” In Boundary County, at the very top of the Idaho panhandle, a zoning ordinance warns prospective property owners of rugged living where “snows often knock out power, sometimes for days or weeks on end, and roads are often rendered impass-

able by snow or by flooding in the spring when the snow melts.” Bonners Ferry resident Jini Woodward knows that county and its mental health system well. Her daughter, now 45, has dealt with severe anxiety and mood disorders for more than two decades. “Because there weren’t enough services, her illness progressed,” Woodward says. “Boundary County has to depend on Bonner County, and Bonner County has to depend on Kootenai County. The services are so inadequate in Kootenai County. And we’re clear at the end of the road; we’re the last hair on the tail.” Without enough services in Bonners Ferry, Woodward’s mentally ill daughter decided to move to Sandpoint. There weren’t enough services there either, so she moved to Hayden. That’s put her hours away from her parents. “We rely on telephones and emails to keep in touch,” says Woodward, who’s considering moving to Sandpoint herself. “It’s a lot harder to monitor her situation.” Social stigma around mental health can be another obstacle to care, especially in smaller towns. But some providers are now moving toward combining medical and mental health services. At a clinic on the sprawling Nez Perce Indian Reservation, patients may come in with coughs, but a doctor might also tell them they’ve scored high on a certain depression measure. It may be their only chance to talk. “When I see a patient, it may be the first and last time I see the pa-

tient,” says Kristy Kuehfuss, Nimiipuu Health’s director of behavioral health. That means Kuehfuss may have to streamline months of therapy — diagnosing and educating the patient — in less than an hour. She concentrates on immediate practical tips, such as encouraging depressed patients to get out of bed and go outside every day. Kuehfuss says living rurally carries additional psychological costs. “For somebody who already has a mental health disorder, anxiety and depression,” she says, “it’s going to be exacerbated by the physical and social isolation.”


In a clinic in Cottonwood, Idaho, a child and parent talk with psychiatrist William Terry. They may talk about bipolar disorder, attention-deficit disorder or abuse, discussing how well their medication is working. It’s a typical conversation in almost every way but one: The kid and his parents are talking to a head on a high-definition screen hanging from a robot called the RPLite. The RP-Lite looks less like C-3PO and more like a coat rack with a face attached to the end. Terry is 200 miles away, at a dualscreen terminal at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Using the joystick, he swings the robot’s

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St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood and Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino are in areas defined as “frontier”— the most rural of the rural. Psychiatric help for children is at least three hours away. “Over 80 percent of the patients who took advantage of telepsychiatry services had never seen a psychiatrist before,” says McBride. “They had no access.” When the first robots rolled into the two hospitals back in 2009, isolated communities were connected with psychiatric care for the first time. And it worked. A nonscientific examination of their data indicated a dramatic decline in primary care doctor, emergency room and hospital visits among those who’d conducted long-distance sessions with the psychiatrist. In other words, it was not only helping patients — it was driving down costs for the entire system. “We’ve seen kids go from almost getting kicked out of schools, because of behaviors that are out of control, to becoming Student of the Month,” McBride says. In study after study analyzing Idaho’s mental health system, “telepsychiatry” continues to come up as one piece of the solution. The St. Mary’s hospital system wants to go further, using cheaper and more conventional video-

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head and the video screen side to side. He can zoom in to observe a patient’s tremors or tics. “You can move the camera so that we can focus in on the people’s face,” Terry says. “If they’re around the room, I can follow them in the room.” It only takes seconds for the distance to fade away, and for it to feel almost like any in-person session. “One of the kids that has been seen by the psychiatrist saw the robot in the hallway,” recalls Pam McBride, special assistant to the president of St. Mary’s/ Clearwater Valley Hospital and clinics. “The kiddo just ran up to it and hugged the robot and said, ‘Hi, Dr. Terry!’”






chat technology to provide psychiatric help to even more far-flung clinics. “Patients adapt to it much easier than health care providers do,” says psychiatrist William Hazle. “Think of how much time we spend watching the television screen. Now we talk to it.” While telepsychiatry can bring help to remote locations, it doesn’t fix the fact that psychiatrists are in short supply everywhere in Idaho, even in Boise. Not all of them are comfortable conducting therapy sessions over video screen. “Doctors weren’t trained to practice this way. You have to have a certain kind of doctor who’s willing to try this ...continued on next page

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The correlation is undeniable: State by state, population density is one of the strongest predictors of suicide. All that loneliness, that isolation, that proud individualism that makes asking for help difficult adds up. Another major driver: access to firearms, which are used in more than half of Idaho’s suicides. The state is sixth in the nation when it comes to suicide rate, according to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control. Nearby Montana ranked third. Yet for years, Idaho was the only state without a suicide hotline. That finally changed in November 2012. The state amassed enough funding to reopen the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, which went dark in 2006 due to budget cuts. “I think it’s too early to tell if there’s been an impact,” says John Reusser, the hotline’s director. “Anecdotally, I can say we’ve saved lives.” Last year, nearly 1,000 Idahoans — including 120 military members — dialed 1-800-2738255 to receive counseling from a team of 43 volunteers manning the hotline. This year, the hotline has already received 752 calls. Follow-up calls have shown suicides have been prevented and callers have been connected with outside resources to help them get better. Currently, those calling on weekends or between 1 and 9 am on weekdays have their calls answered by a network of volunteers from other states, but by the end of the year, Reusser says the Idaho hotline will operate 24/7. Local volunteers are crucial. When callers call from Idaho towns like Filer or Coeur d’Alene, Reusser says, Idaho volunteers know exactly where they’re calling from, and what rural life is like: “We understand what it’s like to live here.” It’s far from the only effort to stop suicide in Idaho. Last year, the Idaho Department of Education won a three-year grant for youth suicide prevention. — DANIEL WALTERS

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LEFT: Dr. William Terry (left) and Dr. William Hazle use this terminal to communicate with patients in rural areas. ST. ALPHONSUS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PHOTO RIGHT: The RP-Lite robot allows patients to talk to their psychiatrists on a secured line. INTOUCH HEALTH PHOTO

“FAR AND AWAY,” CONTINUED... method,” McBride says. “They’re used to having someone in front of them.” Last year, Idaho doctor-turned-legislator Rep. John Rusche launched the Idaho Telehealth Task Force, which recently applied for a $2.3 million grant to train doctors and encourage providers to adopt telemedicine technology. Over three years, the Task Force estimates the state could save $19.3 million. Yet there are places like St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, which once used telepsychiatry but longer do. The program ended when the provider left the practice. That’s the challenge with any rural innovation: Not just attracting the right talent, resources and programs — but keeping them.


Nuclear engineer Ryan Mitchell had never heard the name Gerald Durk Simpson before Simpson shot him in the back. Mitchell only happened to be at Mocha Madness in Pocatello on that day in September 2010 because he didn’t have Internet access at his apartment. He was a few steps outside the coffee shop when Simpson, a schizophrenic 54-year-old, shot him point-blank. The bullet went through his back, through his left lung and embedded itself in his sternum. It missed the heart chamber by about an inch. “Ryan won’t ever fully recover,” says his father, Robert. “The scar went from his spinal cord almost to his sternum. He’ll always have some deformity. He has permanent nerve damage. His scapula is detached.” Statistically, mental illness rarely results in violence. But when it does, it thrusts the

issue into the public eye. “It’s not like we wanted to become the poster children for mental health care in Idaho, but we kind of became that,” Robert Mitchell says. Idaho’s Health and Welfare department is intended to fill a gap, providing mental health care for those without access to insurance or Medicaid. To balance the budget, Idaho eliminated redundancy. In the summer of 2010, 451 mentally ill Idahoans were kicked off state coverage and onto Medicaid or private insurance. Simpson was among 70 Pocatello-area residents who’d been dropped from a state-funded, community-based treatment program that assisted them in living independently. A month after the shooting, Ryan Mitchell attended a political candidates’ public forum in downtown Pocatello and asked a pointed question about why he got shot. “The fact of the matter is this was caused by recent budget cuts to our mental health program,” he said. “My question is … What are you going to do to fix it?” Two years later, the charges against Simpson were dismissed after a magistrate determined he lacked the mental capacity to stand trial. During those two years, Mitchell and his parents’ plea for more mental health care funding went unfulfilled: An additional $1.85 million was cut from the state’s mental health budget. The recession devastated Idaho’s mental health care system in a way it still hasn’t recovered from. From 2008 to 2012, state funding fell by more than 28 percent.

During that same period, federal funding collapsed nearly by half. The cuts gouged deep through Idaho. In 2010, Health and Welfare eliminated 126 positions statewide and shuttered nine rural offices. “We made it a goal to not stop serving people,” says Ross Edmunds, administrator of the department’s Behavioral Health division. When the offices closed, the department continued working through local clinics. The state served more patients total, yet had to dramatically cut back on the breadth of services. For patients who aren’t suicidal or homicidal, the state has stopped providing psychotherapy and case-management services. Of course, in the midst of all this, Idaho had an option to give vastly more people mental health care, while saving the cash-strapped state more than $400 million across 10 years, according to a report from the Idaho Workgroup on Medicaid Expansion. It just had to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Initially, the federal government would pay the entire bill. But Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, like most Republican governors, rejected the offer, arguing that Medicaid should be reformed first.


In fact, reform is happening. An in-depth 2008 report called Idaho’s mental health system “severely fragmented, with a significant lack of clarity.” It proposed solutions, like combining mental health and substance abuse departments. Now, Idaho has done

just that. It’s also handed state regional mental health boards a little more power. “Previously they were only an advisory group. They couldn’t have their own budget or own staff. They couldn’t apply for grants. Nothing,” Edmunds says. On July 1, the old regional mental health boards will disappear, replaced by behavioral health boards that focus on mental health and drug abuse. Each of the seven regions will have a small $45,000 budget, be able to hire staff members and apply for their own grants. The boards know their communities, the thinking goes. They know where resources are most needed. That’s far from the biggest change. In September, Idaho switched from a fee-for-service model for Medicaid to a “managed care” model, run by a national organization called Optum. Instead of the health care business model that profits more the longer patients are sick, managed care organizations have financial rewards for getting people healthy quickly. They strictly monitor the cost and effectiveness of treatments. “The impact of that is tremendous,” Edmunds says. In Grangeville, Griffis has been impressed. “They handled our very complex situation well,” she says. “We were able to get some answers to questions before I even needed to ask.” Yet reviews have been far from universally positive. Some providers see Optum as another layer of red tape: more paperwork, more restrictions, less time with patients. “We used to be able to do 60-minute sessions,” says Jenny Brotherton-Manna, who runs North Idaho Children’s Mental Health in Sandpoint. Now most sessions are limited to 45 minutes. She now has to ask for permission to give patients certain treatments, and getting it sometimes means waiting two or three days. And since she’s only a therapist, there are now some practices Medicaid under Optum won’t pay for at all. “Medicaid has now stopped the payment of all testing to be done by masters-level therapists. I cannot get reimbursed,” she says. “It has to be referred on to a psychologist or psychiatrist.” Nearly half the counties in Idaho, according to the Mountain States Group, have neither. She says there’s now an unprecedented fourmonth-long wait in her region for kids to see a neuropsychologist. “I want to be able to provide the type of service [a patient] needs at that moment, without having to make two or three phone calls a day to get him some services,” she says.

Optum has been given another huge responsibility: Fix rural access issues. Their contract demands there be at least one mental health care provider located within 45 miles or 45 minutes of any Idaho residence. In more densely populated counties, like Kootenai and Ada, the requirement is even stricter: 30 minutes or miles or less. If not, Optum is contractually bound to come up with a plan to fix it. There’s more good news: The budget stopped plummeting. Since last year, the state of Idaho has slowly been restoring mental health funding, though even by 2015, it will still fall short of pre-recession levels. In this past legislative session, Health and Welfare asked for funding to add three new behavioral health crisis centers. One would be in Boise, another in Idaho Falls, and another in Coeur d’Alene. The legislature came through — but only partially. “The legislature has only funded one of those facilities. It’s embarrassing,” Robert Mitchell says. “At least that’s progress.” Right now, Coeur d’Alene is intensely competing with the biggest cities in eastern and southern Idaho for the clinic. Kootenai County’s sheriff and four regional police chiefs signed a letter to state Sen. John Goedde last month, urging the state to pick Coeur d’Alene. “Kootenai County has one of the highest suicide rates in the state,” says Claudia Miewald, director of the Kootenai Behavioral Health Center. “We desperately need this in our community.”

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Activists have called for more psychiatrists in Idaho, more telemedicine, more funding, more coordination and support. But change is slow, and many families of the mentally ill living in rural Idaho have had to consider another solution: packing up and finding somewhere else to live. “We were told by two different people early on: ‘If you were going to be dealing with this, Idaho is not where you’re going to be,’” Griffis says. “There were times that we wondered if we needed to move.” But she feels like she has a responsibility to stay, to change Idaho instead of leaving Idaho. Today, she’s on the State Planning Council on Mental Health. She urges the state to concentrate more on children’s mental health, respite care and daytreatment centers to give parents a break. “We feel like we’re in a position to push for mental health services,” Griffis says. “It will take some time to see where that goes. It takes people willing to speak out.” n

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Pullman artist Patrick Siler documents the human condition with wood, clay, charcoal and paint BY CHEY SCOTT


he heaviest piece, a massive ceramic pipe, weighs in at three-quarters of a ton and stands 8 feet tall. Across the room, the largest artifact by surface area measures 7 by 14 feet. Titled Pillars of Enterprise, it’s installed on a wall left of the entrance to Gallery “C” in the Museum of Arts and Culture. The remainder of artwork on display as part of “Meet Me at the Spot: The Art of Patrick Siler” varies widely in media and form, from woodblocks and prints to ceramics and paintings, and drawings to carved wood. Pieces range in size from a dinner plate to the two massive ceramic works.

Spanning Siler’s half-century career, the ongoing exhibition is a meditation on everyday, average people, by an artist who’s spent those 50 years studying both his craft and life’s raw, truthful imagery. Siler has incorporated these human experiences into an oeuvre described as bold, raw social realism that’s presented in humorous, serious and sympathetic modes, some more abstractly than others. Explaining his purpose behind a large colorful painting of 32 figures in an urban setting, Siler says, “I thought of this as kind of a giant exercise in trying to put all these people together and make it interesting, and get some

varied humanity together.” Though a nearly lifelong resident of Eastern Washington, “Meet Me at the Spot” is Siler’s first one-man exhibition at the MAC. The show is also running as story No. 66 in the museum’s long-term “100 Stories” regional history exhibit. Siler, a resident of Pullman and Professor Emeritus at Washington State University — he taught in the fine art department for 33 years before retiring in 2005 — most recently was showcased at the MAC back in 1989, as part of a group show titled “Inland Northwest Masters.” Many of the artists in that show have since had ...continued on next page

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“A MASTER STORYTELLER,” CONTINUED... solo shows at the museum, but Siler hadn’t, and this was a main factor in choosing to feature him now, says Valerie Wahl, the museum’s curator of collections. “He’s from Washington and has been here his entire teaching career, producing work and influencing others,” she says. “What we have here is a large mix of media types: ceramic works, woodblock prints, carvings, drawings, painting — even a couple furniture pieces. The goal of this exhibition was to show that breadth.” Siler’s art is at the same time direct and symbolic in depicting the mundane and everyday. In almost every piece are human subjects; blue-collar, working-class folks and suited businessmen, along with domestic housewives and cityscapes of diverse, bustling crowds. Inspired by the German expressionism movement of the early 20th century, vintage comic-book art, Asian brush art and Mexican muralists, Siler’s work is bold and vibrant in line, texture and color, creating eyecatching movement and rhythm. Viewers should look closely and carefully to catch the subtle commentary he inserts into each piece, like the eccentric headwear of some subjects, the subtle and obvious placements of animals and subjects’ facial expressions. Born in Spokane in 1939, Siler was an undergraduate art student at WSU, after which he enrolled in graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley at a significant time and place for modern art history — the early 1960s. He studied painting at Berkeley, but didn’t move on to drawing and ceramics until after grad school. “Patrick was lucky enough to be in the Bay Area in a pretty critical moment — ceramics were being pushed into new worlds,” says exhibit manager Ryan Hardesty. “He was there at a time when abstract impressionism was waning, and other things were afoot; pop art and California funk. There was a lightening of the mood.” Though Siler has since become skilled work-

ing with a range of diverse media, ceramics and drawing remain major focuses, as well as combining the two to “draw” on ceramics. The 1,500-lb. ceramic cylinder in the current showcase is a prime example of Siler’s mastery in combining different art techniques. As part of an artist residency program at Mission Clay Products, an industrial pipe maker in Phoenix, Siler created the piece, called Student Traveler in Eastern Washington, using a technique called sgraffito. To create the image on the clay, Siler scratched lines into the surface and then painted the surface with colored glazes. “I’m painting with ceramic preparations the same way a painter creates an oil or acrylic painting,” Siler explains. “That is a challenge I’ve been thinking about for years — decades, really — painting with clay.” “Meet Me at the Spot” also features lesstraditional technique combinations, such as oil and acrylic paintings framed by hand-carved, woodblock-style frames that serve as a threedimensional extension of the painting. In contrast to what may come off as a haphazard approach, Siler’s process is intentional and planned. The artist says he contemplates each piece long before he creates it, and uses imagery he sees, hears or reads about as his inspiration. When Siler reads, he says he’ll often note page numbers in the frontispiece of books as he comes across sections or phrases that stir his creativity, and he bases his art’s human subjects on real people he observes and sometimes sketches in public settings — though he never paints people he knows.  Guided walk-through of “Meet Me at the Spot” with artist Patrick Siler • Sat, April 26, from 4-5 pm; exhibit runs through Aug. 25 • Walk-through free with museum admission, $5-$10 • The MAC • 2316 W. First • • 456-3931


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earning, even about math and science, should be fun. At least that’s what Lorna Kropp thinks. Every summer the retired technology teacher runs two weeks of Lego Robotics Summer Camps, through the Discovery Group. In an effort to promote a fun and creative environment, she gives her students goals based on fantasy themes. While her camp is unique in its focus on robotic Legos, its goal — promoting education in a fun and relaxed setting — is the goal of many summer science camps in the Spokane area. The regional coordinator for Camp Invention, Christine Jayo, echoes this sentiment. “I think that the week at Camp Invention inspires children to be confident in their natural abilities to dream and create,” Jayo says. “You know, sometimes they don’t have that opportunity in the classroom.” Kropp’s Lego Robotics Camp pushes kids by having them work in groups to achieve a common goal. The vehicles they build are then used in competitions, much like an athletic sport, she says. This summer Discovery Group is offering two weeks of the Lego camp. The first is themedbased, and students are immersed in the story of a Mayan adventure. They then build robots that can achieve goals dictated by the story. The second week, a separate camp experience, is also centered around a Lego challenge. It focuses on computer programming and less on the physical design of the robot. “Kids are actually doing a kind of progression of more difficult challenges that do tax their programing ability,” Kropp says. “They are really learning the conventions of computer programming, while having fun.” The children use Legos, motors and gears to design the machines, she says. While most kids who’ve attend the camps in past years already have some interest in either Legos or engineering, it’s not uncommon to get kids who don’t. “We get kids who may have no interest at all because their parents need a place for daycare,” she says. “If they see other kids having a good


time ... usually by the end of the second day, they’ve been sparked.” The process is not only fun for the kids, it also teaches them important science and math skills, she says. While the specific skills and challenges are different for Camp Invention, the camp’s overall philosophy is essentially the same. The camp, which was founded in the ’70s by professional inventors, tries to inspire creativity and invention in young minds, camp coordinator Jayo says. “The thing [the founders] had in common as young children, they had this innate curiosity,” she says. “Fortunately they were in an environment that encouraged that.” That’s not always the case, she says. For whatever reason many children feel pressure to get the right answer — often at the expense of their creativity. “We are about big ideas,” she says. “It’s a friendly environment where the stakes aren’t high. There are no tests, there are no wrong answers.” Campers conceptualize and build original prototypes, including a personalized motor-powered vehicle, and take apart electronics to build a pinball machine, she says. Like Camp Invention and the Lego Robotics sessions, downtown Spokane’s Mobius Science Center summer day camps are all about doing science, and learning fun. “If we can give them good memories of science, then we’re doing our jobs right,” says Don Riefler, director of education and programs for Mobius. Mobius offers a range of camps this summer. For instance, Riefler says, it’s teaching Adventures in Space and Time, an astronomy camp, and Poop Camp. Poop Camp, he says, “explores all the grossness in the human body.” Ultimately though, he says it’s all about the education. “Participants develop their science skills and knowledge through hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations.” 

TWINLOW JUNIOR HIGH CAMP | Faithbased camp offering traditional camp activities including archery, crafts, canoeing and more. Grades 6-8. June 22-27, July 27-Aug. 1; Watersports camp July 20-25 and Aug. 3-8. $325-$425. twinlowcamp. org 208-352-2671 CAMP REED MINI CAMP | Young campers can experience traditional camp activities like swiming, boating, arts and crafts, hiking and more. Boys and girls entering grades 1-2. Three-day sessions from June 22-Aug. 19. $215-$225. 720-5630 CAMP LUTHERHAVEN | Faith-based resident camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene, offering traditional camp activities including ropes courses, camp-outs, water sports, Bible study, archery and more. 3-day and 6-day sessions for grades 1-12 offered from June 22-Aug. 20. $110-$448. 866-729-8372 x 113 SHOSHONE CREEK RANCH | Faithbased horseback trail riding programs teaching horsemanship, leadership skills and more. Six-day programs (grades 5-12) offered June 22-Aug. 20. Family weekends include Ranch Hands Weekend, July 18-20; Father/Child Ranch Weekend, July 25-27; and Wild Women at the Ranch, Aug. 1-3. $348-$448/sixday session; $142/adult and $45/child for family weekends. 1-866-729-8372 CAMP REED | Experience traditional camp activities including swimming, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, ropes courses, archery, campfires and more. Boys and girls entering grades 3-9. Weeklong sessions from June 22-Aug. 22. (Horse program/units available; age. $10 and up, additional $25-$150.). $375$450/session 720-5630 CAMP REED CIT PROGRAM | Counselor in training program, offering group dymanics, leadership, stewardship and more to train future camp counselors. Each session includes 2 weeks of camp, 1 work week and a 300-mile bike trip week. Grade. $10 and up. June 22-July 5 and July 27-Aug. 9. $540-$550. 720-5630 RIVERVIEW BIBLE CAMP | Faith-based camp offering outdoor adventures, swimming, archery, guest speakers, music and more. June 23-27. $205-$235. 445-1195 (camp), 487-2786 (office) NATURAL RESOURCES CAMP | Young campers learn about the natural resources of Idaho, including fish, wildlife, forests and water. June 23-28, at the Central Idaho 4-H camp in Ketchum, Idaho. Ages 12-14. $235-$255, scholarships available. 208-736-3634 CAMP GIFFORD | Experience traditional camp activities including canoeing, swimming, fishing, crafts and more in a faith-based setting. Ages 7-17. Weekly sessions offered June 23-Aug. 1. $212/ session (scholarships available). 233-2511 PEAK 7 FATHER-SON RAFTING TRIP | A multi-day father-son trip on the Grande Ronde River, with all equipment and food provided. Boys age. $13 and up. June 2529. $275/person. 467-5550 CAMP FOUR ECHOES (GRADES 1-3) | Themed camp sessions include Discoverers, Friendmakers, Princess Passion and Splish Splash, and offer traditional camp activities including hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, campfire songs and more.

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$990/4 week session. 747-6191 X10 TWINLOW FAMILY CAMP | Familes of all sizes are invited to camp during the Fourth of July weekend, offering barbecues, fireworks and games on the waterfront. July 3-5. $50/person. 208-352-2671 LUTHERHAVEN FAMILY VACATION WEEKEND | Families can experience a traditional sleep-away camp together in a faith-based setting. July 3-6. $30/person. PARKER’S PLACE CAMP | A special faithbased camp session for families who have lost a child. July 3-6. $30/person. 1-866-729-8372 CAMP CROSS FAMILY SESSIONS | A faith-based family camping retreat on Lake CdA, offering traditional camp activities, kid-free time for parents and more. Offered July 4-7 and Aug. 29Sept. 1. $300/family of three; $50/addtl. adult 18+ and $50/addtl. youth ages 6-17. 624-3191 MIVODEN JUNIOR CAMP | A “tween” camp offering activities such as horsemanship, watersports, outdoor exploration and more, in a faith-based setting. July 6-13 (ages 11-13) and July 13-20 (ages 10-12). $310. 242-0506 TWINLOW HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS | Offering a watersports-themed camp (July 27-Aug. 1) and the CrossFire camp (July 6-11), each offering traditional camp activities in a faith-based setting. Grades 9-12. Counselors in Training (grades 11-12) is June 29-July 11. $330-$425. 208-352-2671 COCOLALLA LAKE BIBLE CAMP | A faithbased camp programs within the context of the great outdoors, offering traditional camp activities, Bible study and more. Ages 9-18. Sessions offered July 6-Aug. 17, specific camp dates based on child’s age. 208-263-3912 TWIN LAKES JUNIOR HIGH CAMP | “Faith-based camp offering outdoor activities and games with Bible study and devotions. Boys and girls grades 7-8. July 7-12. $185. SOLE GAP EXPEDITION (MONT.) | A 14-day educational expedition exploring the Upper Missouri River corridor once traveled by David Thompson and Lewis & Clark. Ages 16-25. July 11-24. $1,650$1,750 (scholarships available). 928-351-7653 CLEARWATER ARTS CAMP | Campers focus on a chosen art form or experiment in multiple areas, including music, visual arts, drama and dance, in a faith-based setting. Grades 7-12. July 13-19. $435. 731-4244 TWIN LAKES JUNIOR CAMP | Traditional sleep-away camp offering outdoor activities, games, crafts and more in a faith-based setting. Grades 4-6. July 14-19 (girls) and July 21-26 (boys). $165. TEEN WILDERNESS CAMP | A 5-day backpacking trip into the Selkirk Mountain Range of North Idaho, teaching leadership, mountaineering, ecology and more. Ages 14-17. July 20-25. $550-$625. 208-263-2217 TWIN EAGLES WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP | Campers experience nature and learn skills including wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, wild edible plants and more. July 20-25 (ages 10-13) July 28-Aug. 3 (ages 13-18). $595-$695. 208-265-3685

SOLE TEEN TREK EXPERIENCES | Explore the backcountry of northwestern Montana while learning about outdoor leadership, living and environmental awareness. Ages 14-18. Offered July 28-Aug. 2 and Aug. 20-26. $495-$795. (scholarships available) soleexperiences. org 928-351-7653 CAMP NEWA | Annual junior grange camp, offering outdoor activities, leadership opportunities and more. Ages 9-14. Aug. 3-9. At the NE Wash. Jr. Grange Camp in Colville, Wash. $150-$175. 535-1165 or 796-4582 LUTHERHAVEN KINDERCAMP | Children are invited to experience sleep-away camp with a family member or adult and enjoy the outdoor activities and scenery in a faith-based setting. Kids ages 4-5. Aug. 8-10. $120/adult-child pair; $45 each addtl. child. 1-866729-8372 MIVODEN FAMILY CAMP | The whole family can attend this faith-based camp together, staying in cabins or in RVs, participating in classes, evening campfire sessions and more. Sessions offered Aug. 10-17 and Aug. 17-24. $250-$320/person. 242-0506 PEAK 7 ADVENTURES | Campers take a five-day backcountry trip through the Okanogan National. Forest, learning navigation skills, “leave no trace” ethics and more in a faith-based camp. Ages 13-18. Aug. 11-15. $250 (scholarships available). 252-0075 SPALDING FAMILY CAMP | The whole family can experience camp together, including boating, barbecuing, arts and crafts, swimming and more in a faithbased setting. Aug. 13-17. $60-$340/person. 731-4244 COCOLALLA FAMILY CAMP | Families participate in a faith-based camp together, offering swimming, canoeing, programmed activities and more. Aug. 15-17. $75/couple; $10/child. 208-263-3912 CAMP REED HORSE CAMP | A version of Camp Reed’s traditional week-long camp, with horses, including trail riding and other activities. Ages 13-15. Aug. 1722. (limited availability; campers must have experience with horses or completed a prior Camp Reed horse unit). $500. 720-5630 COCOLALLA BACKPACKING CAMP | A four-day backpacking trip offering Bible studies, swimming, fishing, survival skills and fellowship. Ages 13-18, Aug. 20-23 and Aug. 26-29 (intermediate level hiking). $150. 208-263-3912


COUNSELOR IN TRAINING SESSIONS | Teens learn skills for working with children in a day-camp setting, as well as first aid and CPR certification. Ages 13-17. May 14, 21. $28 and June 4 and 7, times vary. Must attend all sessions; counselor shadowing also required. $85. spokanevalley. org 720-5408 SUPERFIT WEEK | Camp offering a varietyphysically-challenging activities including yoga, swimming, Zumba, martial arts and more. June 9-13. Ages 5-12. $67-$87/half day; $128-$148/full day. cougarkids.wsu. edu 335-8732 FUN WITH FLEECE | A week of sewing projects with fleece, including a hoodie, hats and other crafts. Grades 3-6. June 16-20 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595


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PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE CAMP | Campers learn about prehistoric dinosaurs, reptiles, fish, amphibians, birds and plant life projects. Ages 3-5. June 16-20 from 12:30-3 pm. $60. 625-6200 SPORTS AROUND THE WORLD | Campers play traditional sports games and learn new sports including rugby, lacrosse, cricket and hockey. June 23-27. Ages 5-12. $67-$87/half day; $128-$148/ full day. 335-8732 TASTE OF INDIA | Explore the culture of India through music, movement, folk tales, food and more. Ages 3-8. June 1620 from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040 VOLCANO ERUPTIONS | Kids can learn how to make their own erupting volcano using everyday cooking ingredients. Grades 4 and up. June 16-25, days offered vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free.

TWIN EAGLES PRESCHOOL WILDERNESS | Camp for young children to teach appreciation and understanding for nature, through activities and games. Ages 3-6. June 16-20 (Sandpoint) and June 23-27 (Spokane) from 9 am-1 pm. $165. 208-265-3685 TWIN EAGLES WILDERNESS DAY CAMP | Day camp teaching outdoor skills including shelter building, making a fire, wild edible plants, animal tracking, obtaining water and more. Ages 6-13. June 16-20 (Sandpoint) and July 7-11 (Spokane) from 9 am-3 pm. $245. twineagles. org 208-265-3685 PIRATE ADVENTURES | Pirate-themed activities include looking for lost treasure, mapmaking, boat building and more. Grades K-2. June 16-20 from 9 amnoon (grades K-2) and July 14-18 from 12:30-3:30 pm (grades 2-5). $175. 464-8815 RIVERFRONT PARK CAMP | Campers spend each day exploring the amenities and features of the park, and cost in-

cludes a summer pass to the park. Grades 1-6. Offered June 16-20 and July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-3 pm. $175. riverdayschool. org 326-6595 SUMMER PARK PROGRAM | Spokane Valley Parks & Rec staff are onsite at local parks to lead games, arts and crafts and other activities, with free meals provided to children 18 years and under. Offered June 16-Aug. 14, Mon-Thu, times vary. At Greenacres, Terrace View and Valley Mission parks. (Note: this program is not a structured drop-off camp program.) Free. 688-0300 ST. GEORGE’S ADVENTURE CAMP | Day camp focusing on outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, geocaching, kayaking and more. June 16-20 from 9 am-noon (grades 3-5) and Aug. 11-15 from 12:30-4 pm (grades 6-8). $150. sgs. org 464-8815 CHILL SUMMER CAMP | Day camp hosted by Liberty Lake Parks & Rec, offering activities, crafts, sports, swimming, games, field trips and more. Ages 5-11. June 16-Aug. 22, Mon-Fri from 7:45 am5:15 pm. $125/week, $1,200/all summer. 755-6726 DISCOVERY CAMP | Campers swim, rock climb, play games, watch movies and go on field trips. Ages 6-10. Weekly sessions June 16-Aug. 22, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. Single-day ($44) and extended care until 5:30 pm (+$10/day; +$40/week). $150/week. 208-763-0618 PEE WEE CAMP | A half-day camp with weekly themes, offering swimming (including lessons), cooking, arts and crafts and more. Ages 4-5. Weekly sessions offered June 16-Aug. 22, Mon-Fri from 9 am-1 pm. $100/week. 208763-0618 SPOKANE VALLEY SUMMER DAY CAMP | Weekly themed day camps offer outdoor activities and field trips, games, crafts and more. Breakfast and lunch served each day (except during field trips). Ages 6-11. June 16-Aug. 22, MonFri from 9 am-5 pm. Extended hours from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. $32/day, $62/ two days, $92/three days or $115/week. 688-0300 THE GREAT NORTHWEST SUMMER DAY CAMP | Campers play games and sports, make arts and crafts and go on field trips. Grades 1-12. June 16-Aug. 22, Mon-Fri, from 9 am-6 pm. Offered at all three Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County locations (Mead, Northtown and East Central). Sunrise program includes breakfast, lunch and a snack, from 7 am-6 pm ($15+/week). $15-$30/week. 489-0741

AIRWAY HEIGHTS SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM | Day camps offer swimming, hiking, movies, games, arts and crafts, tours and more. Ages 8-13. Weekly sessions offered June 16-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. $90/ week. 244-4845 CAMP ALOTTAFUN | Northeast Youth Center’s summer day camp offers recreational activities, crafts, swimming at local pools and a USDA-approved breakfast and lunch. Ages 5-12. June 16-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 8:30-5 pm. Extended hours offered from 6:30 am-6 pm. $119/week; +$15 extended hours. 482-0708 EARLY LEARNERS ACADEMY | The Northeast Youth Center hosts a summer day camp for preschool-age children, with learning-based activities and programming, field trips, USDA-approved snacks/meals and more. Ages 3-5. June 16-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 8:30 am-5 pm. $119/week. 482-0708 GREEN GABLES EXPLORERS’ CAMP | Activity day camps are offered through the summer, Mon-Fri, from 7 am-5:30 pm. Each week of camp takes on a different theme, from “Animal Planet” to “CSI Science” and include local field trips, arts and crafts, parades, science experiments, cooking and more. Open to children in preschool through 6th grade. $164/week. 455-6110 or 466-3473 SUMMER FUN CAMP | Children take field trips, make arts and crafts, cook, play sports, participate in themed days and more. June 16-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm; part-time schedules available. Ages 2½-10. 327-8964 WEST CENTRAL SUMMER RECREATION | The West Central Community Center’s summer day camp program offeres structured, supervised activities including weekly field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, sports and more. Meals and snacks provided. Ages 5-12. Offered for an average of 10 weeks, Mon-Fri, during Spokane School’s summer break. Preregistration required on a first come, first serve basis. Based on income. 326-9540 YMCA EXPLORERS CLUB | Summer day camp for young children, offering swimming, weekly field trips and focusing on social skills, reading, writing and more. Grades K-1. June 16-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $167-$177/week. 777-9622 YMCA FUN CLUBS | Day campers participate in age-appropriate activities including weekly field trips, creative projects,

learning activities and more. Grades 1-4. June 16-29, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $167-$177/week. 7779622 YMCA SUMMER FEVER CAMP | A camp for pre-teens, offering day trips, hicking, team building and other outdoor activities. Grades 5-6. June 16-Aug. 29, MonFri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $167-$177/week. 777-9622 YMCA TRIANGLE CLUB | Teen campers take day trips to local lakes, make arts and crafts and more, including two overnight campouts. Ages 7-8. June 16-Aug. 29, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $167$177/week. 777-9622 CAKE DECORATING | Learn how to make flowers, borders and use homemade fondant to decorate cakes for all occasions. Grades 6-12. June 17-20 from 9 am-noon. $75. 464-8815 ST. ALOYSIUS DAY CAMP | Campers go on educational field trips, make arts and crafts, visit parks, play games and more. Ages 2½-12. June 18-Aug. 22, Mon-Fri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $25-$35 registration fee; hourly rate of $4.55 per child, plus cost of field trips. 489-7825 ANIMAL EXPLORERS | Week-long nature adventure class, with visits to Cat Tales, Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Spokane Humane Society and more. June 23-27, Mon-Fri from 9 am-4:30 pm. Ages 7-13. $137. 482-0708


Label everything your child brings, unless you want them to come home with half of their bunkmate’s stuff. DR. SEUSS ADVENTURE CAMP | Explore art, the alphabet and the universe through crafts and activities inspired by Dr. Seuss stories. Ages 3-5. June 23-27 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6200 MINI COUGAR WEEK | Campers get a chance to experience college life without the tests. Ages 5-12. $67-$87/half day; $128-$148/full day. 335-8732 YOUTH ADVENTURE CAMP | Spend five days exploring North Idaho by rock climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, white-water rafting, sailing, hiking and more. Ages 12-16. June 23-27. $250. nic. edu/wft 208-769-7809

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NATURE NINJAS DAY CAMP | Day camp teaching outdoor skills including natural camouflage, stealth, sensory awareness and more. Ages 6-13. June 23-27 (Spokane) and June 30-July 4 (Sandpoint) from 9 am-3 pm. $245. 208-265-3685 ALL ADVENTURE CAMP | Spend a week outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking and learning outdoor survival skills. Ages 8-11. Weekly sessions offered June 23-27, July 14-18 and Aug. 11-15 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $219/week. 6256200 TEEN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE | Activities include challenge course team building, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, day hikes and environmental education. Ages 12-15. At Riverside State Park Bowl & Pitcher. Week-long camps offered June 23-Aug. 15, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $219/week. 625-6200 THE EVERYDAY SCIENTIST | West Valley Outdoor Learning Center leads one-day, hands-on science workshops, teaching science experiments kids can do safely at home. Grades K-5. June 24-27, days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. SUMMER LEGO CLUB | Offering open building sessions weekly, open to all ages (kids under 6 should be accompanied by an adult). June 24-Aug. 26, Tues from 6-8 pm (North Spokane) and June 23-Aug. 4, Mon from 6-8 pm (Spokane Valley). Free. BUILD IT: STRAWS, BLOCKS, PLANKS | Drop-in building and exploration with a variety of building material for architectural exploration. Grades K-5. Jun. $30 (North Spokane) and July 1 (Spokane Valley) from 2-8 pm. Free. BUILD IT: LEGOS | The library’s Lego collection is available for kids to build whatever they can think of. Grades K-5. June 30-July 3, days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. LET’S EXPLORE | Campers explore the city’s splash pads, pools, parks, playgrounds and more. Grades K-6. June 30-July 3 from 9 am-3 pm. $125. 326-6595 RED WHITE AND BLUE WEEK | Celebrate the birth of our nation, spend time in the pool and visit with firefighters and the WSU ROTC. June 30-July 3 (no camp Fri, July 4). Ages 5-12. $67-$87/half day; $128-$148/full day (fee is discounted). 335-8732 WOODLAND ARCHERS DAY CAMP | Traditional archery day camp teaching

skills and bow education, including safety skills and target accuracy. Ages 8-14. June 30-July 4 (Spokane) and July 7-11 (Sandpoint). $245. 208265-3685 ADVENTURE CAMP PLUS | Activities include hiking, rock climbing, ropes courses, overnight camping trips to Priest Lake and more. Ages 11-13. June 30-July 3, July 7-11, July 21-25 and Aug. 18-22, from 9 am-3:30 pm. $175/week. kroccda. org 208-763-0618 TREASURE HUNT | Children participate in a different treasure hunt each day in the park, at the school and other locations, making treasure maps and handpainted chests. Ages 3-8. Offered June 30-July 4 and Aug. 18-22 from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040 A BUG’S WORLD | Learn about bugs through literature, art projects and by becoming a garden detective. Ages 3-5. July 7-11 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6677 BUILD YOUR FUTURE WEEK | This camp focuses on personal growth through challenges and team-building exercises. July 7-11. Ages 5-12. $67-$87/half day; $128-$148/full day. 335-8732 COOKING AND BAKING | Kids learn nutrition basics and prepare themed lunches and more. Grades K-6. July 7-11 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. riverdayschool. org 326-6595 FAIRIES AND ELVES | Explore the natural world by creating fairy houses and playing other imaginative games. Ages 3-8. July 7-11 from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 7471040 MAGICIAN CECIL LEWIS | “Fizz, Boom, Read” performs a showcase of science and magic. Grades K-5. July 7-11, days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. NEVERLAND ADVENTURE CAMP | Take an imaginary journey to Neverland with activities including a treasure hunt. Ages 3-5. July 7-11 or Aug. 4-8 from 12:30-3 pm. $60. 625-6677 TALES OF THE CRYPTIDS | Author Kelly Millner Halls shares her research on popular legend creatures, like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and more, giving kids the option to debunk or believe. Grades 4 and up. July 7-17, days vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. PRIMITIVE WILDERNESS SKILLS CAMP | A camp focusing on outdoor skills and ecology education of the Little Spokane

River Corridor, offering team-building activities and wilderness skills. Grades 5-7. Offered July 7-11 and July 21-25 from 9 am-3:30 pm. $160. 3401028 CAMP DART-LO PALS | In the Program Aides in Learning, older campers build leadership skills through outdoor play, service learning and team building. Grades 6-9. July 7-18 or July 21-Aug. 1 (Mon-Fri). $225. 7476191 x10 LEADERSHIP CAMP | This Future Leaders camp seeks to empower youth and offers courses with local business leaders, field trips and team activities. Ages 9-15. Offered July 7-11 and Aug. 4-8, Mon-Fri from 9 am-5 pm. $137/week. 482-0708 CAMP DART-LO | Day camp on the Little Spokane river offering archery, leadership, outdoor activities and more. Preschool-Grade 12. July 7-Aug. 15, Mon-Fri from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Transportation available. Special needs sessions offered July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1. $225/week or $300/two weeks. 7476191 x10 CAMP DART-LO CAMPER BUDDY | Graduates of the PALs program can register to be Counselor’s Assistants or Camp Buddies, getting hands-on experience working with young campers or with a special needs camper. July 7-Aug. 15. Grades 8 and up. Application process required. $25. 747-6191 x10 SCHWEITZER ADVENTURE CAMP | Outdoor adventure camp offering hiking, rock wall climbing, chairlift rides, games, swimming and more. Ages 6-11. Weekly sessions offered July 7-Aug. 15. $165/ week. 208-255-3081 SQUISHY CIRCUITS | Kids can create their own blinking, buzzing creatures and sculptures while learning about electrical circuits and conductivity. Grades 4 and up. July 7-Aug. 15, days vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. YMCA SPECIALTY DAY CAMPS | Weekly, themed day camps, such as Outdoor Excursion Week, All About Animals, Archery, Geocaching and more. Grades 3-6. Weekly from July 7-Aug. 22, MonFri from 6:30 am-6 pm. $179-$189/week. 777-9622 MINECRAFT FIESTA | Kids make Creeper pinatas, Minecraft paper crafts and take on building challenges. Ages 4-8. July 8-9 from 2:30-4:30 pm. $40-$50. 321-7121 SUMMER GIRL GAMES | Noncompetitive, physical team games and activities

for all levels and ages, like Noodle Tag, Trash Can Kickball and more. Ages 7-18. July 8-Aug. 28, Tue/Thu, session times vary based on age. At Upper Manito Park (25th and Tekoa) $60/session. 475-2598 THE SCIENCE OF SALSA | Explore the science behind spicy food, including the Scoville heat scale for peppers. Grades 6 and up. July 9 (Spokane Valley) and Jul. 24 (North Spokane) from 2-4 pm. Free. SCIENCE IS FUN | Blow dry-ice bubbles and conduct messy science experiments. Ages 4-8. Jul. 10 from 2:30-4:30 pm. $20-$25 321-7121 LITTLE SPORT CAMP | Young athletes learn the basics of sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball and more. Ages 4-7. July 14-17 from 1-3:30 pm. $65. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN | A camp for girls offering a week of hiking, field trips, crafts, science experiments and more. Grades K-3. July 14-18 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 3266595 GREAT OUTDOORS WEEK | WSU’s Outdoors Program partners to host this camp teaching the “Leave No Trace” principle, campsite setup, cooking and more. July 14-18. Ages 5-12. $67-$87/half day; $128$148/full day. 3358732 HARRY POTTER CAMP | Participate in activities such as house sorting, trivia, potions classes, scavenger hunts and playing Quidditch. Grades 2-5. July 14-18 from 9 am-noon. $175. 464-8815


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JUNGLE JAMMIN’ | Campers listen to jungle stories, make crafts and create jungle rhythms and songs. Ages 3-5. July 14-18 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6677 SUMMERTIME STRING BAND | A musicthemed camp of singing, making a paint can banjo and homemade CD of songs. Ages 3-8. July 14-18, from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040 ULTIMATE SPORTS CAMP | A weeklong day camp of sports including flag football, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee and more. USDA lunch included. Ages 7-12. July 14-18, Mon-Fri from 9 am-4:30 pm. $137. 482-0708 YOUTH SAILING CAMP | Learn the basics of sailing on the water, including proper use of equipment, safety, terminology and more. Ages 12-16. July 14-18. $250. 208-769-7809 ADVENTURE CAMP | A week of outdoor rock climbing, high ropes course, field trips and more. Ages 11-13. Sessions offered July 14-18 and Aug. 11-15, from 9 am-3:30 pm. $165. 208-7630618 SQUID DISSECTION | Campers dissect a squid and can write with ink from its ink sac. Ages 4-8. Jul. 15 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 2:30-4:30 pm. $20-$25. 321-7121 MOBIUS SCIENCE SPECTACULAR | Science demonstrations by staff from Mobius Science Center. Grades K-5. July 15-18, days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free.

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DRAGON-OLOGY | Build your own toothless dragon and a dragon costume inspired by the movie “How to Train Your Dragon.” Ages 4-8. Jul. 16 from 10:30 am12:30 pm. $20-$25. 321-7121 FRANKENTOYS | Recycle old toys into art and create your own monster mashup. Bring old or broken toys to this class. Grades 6 and up. July 16-Aug. 6, days offered vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. MARBLE ROLLER COASTER CHALLENGE | Put engineering skills to the test to build various types of marblesupporting coasters. Grades 6 and up. Jul. 18 (North Spokane) and Jul. 23 (Spokane Valley) from 2-4 pm. Free. ENCHANTED GARDEN PARTY | Don fairy wings for a tea party and make your own mini-garden to take home. Ages 4-8. Jul. 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm. $20-$25. 321-7121 DANGEROUS THINGS | Camp is based on the book “50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do,” offering hands-on activities to allow experimentation and teach safety. Grades K-6. July 21-25 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 DISCOVERING DINOSAURS | Author Kelly Milner Halls talks about and shares her collection of fossils and fossil replicas. Grades K-5. July 21-25, days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. HOLLYWOOD WEEK | Campers write, act, direct and perform in plays and news broadcasts. July 21-25. Ages 5-12. $67$87/half day; $128-$148/full day. 335-8732 ULTIMATE ADVENTURE | Day camp offereing field trips, crafts, games and activities like rock climbing, Hiawatha Trail rides and more. Ages 8-13. July 21-25 from 9 am-5 pm. $189. 482-0708 WEEK WITH STUART LITTLE | Camp using E.B. White’s classic children’s story as inspiration, making boats and exploring Manito Park pond. Ages 3-8. July 21-25, from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040 SOLE WILD EXPLORERS | Young campers go on themed, two-hour nature adventures with a licensed naturalist. Ages 4-6. Sessions offered July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1, from 8:30-10:30 am. $20/day, $60-$70/full session. soleexperiences. org 928-351-7653 SOLE NATURE DETECTIVES | Young campers go on themed, two-hour nature adventures with a licensed naturalist. Ages 7-10. Sessions offered July 22-25 and July 29-Aug. 1, from 1-4 pm. $18/day, $36-$46/full session. soleexperiences. org 928-351-7653 A PIRATE MYSTERY | Help track down a pirate who’s swiped the hidden treasure. Jul. 24 from 2:30-4:30 pm. $20-$25. 321-7121 AS I SEE IT | Art-themed day camp exploring different media, painting selfportraits, buidling sculptures and more. Ages 3-8. July 28-Aug. 1, from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040 BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER | Charlie Williams, “The Noise Guy,” answers questions about why humans can’t hear some sounds and does sound impressions. Grades K-5. July 28-Aug. 1,

days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. CAMO CAMP | Weeklong survival/adventure-themed camp with leadership activities, hiking, field trip to Fairchild Air Force Base and more. Ages 7-12. July 28Aug. 1, Mon-Fri from 9 am-4:30 pm. $137. 482-0708 PIRATE WEEK | Campers will partake in activities at the pool, the climbing wall and learn how to use a compass and map. July 28-Aug. 1. Ages 5-12. $67-$87/ half day; $128-$148/full day. cougarkids. 335-8732 PREHISTORIC CAMP | Campers learn about paleontology and animals that walked the earth millions of years ago through hands-on activities and crafts. Ages 6-11. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 TWIN LAKES DAY CAMP | Young campers make crafts, sing, play games, swim and worship at this faith-based day camp. Grades 1-3. July 28-Aug. 1. $125. LATE NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY | Evening activities including creative activities, food, songs and more. Grades 3-5. Aug. 1 (North Spokane) and Aug. 8 (Spokane Valley) from 7-10 pm. Free.


Obvious items to pack: sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, closedtoed shoes, a swimsuit and weather-appropriate clothing. ULTIMATE GAMER | Play Wii games, board games, outside games and gym games. Grades K-6. Aug. 11-15 from 9 am-3 pm. $145. 3266595 BEGINNING KNITTING | Kids learn basic stitches to make hats, scarves and more. Grades 2-6. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 BIKE CAMP | Learn about bike maintenance and safety, and bike to a destination each day. Grades 3-6. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 CREATURE FEATURE | Through sculpting, painting and other art techiniques, campers create monsters, aliens and other creatures of their imagination. Ages 6-11. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 FASHIONISTA | Campers will create wearable works of art with dyes, ribbons and lace, as well as jewelry and hair accessories. Ages 6-11. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 6256200 LADYBUGS AND SLUGS | Students learn all about insects through stories, nature walks, art projects and seed planting for a bug-friendly garden. Ages 3-5. Aug. 4-8 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6200 LEGO PLAY | A week of nonstop Lego building with a different theme or challenge each day. Grades K-2. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. riverdayschool. org 326-6595 ROXABOXEN | Use recycled materials and boxes to transform the school’s backyard into a village of houses and shops, inspired by the book “Roxaboxen.” Ages 3-8. Aug 4-8 from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040

SPOKANE TAIKO DRUMMERS | Performance by the local Spokane drumming group, featuring traditional music from Japan. Grades K-5. Aug. 4-8, days and times vary at Spokane County Library branches. Free. SOLE LEADER OF THE DAY | A servicelearning-based camp focusing on leadership, environmental awareness and conservation values. Ages 11-13. Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 18-22. Only open to youth in N. Idaho, E. Wash. and W. Mont. $125-$200. (scholarships available) soleexperiences. org 928-351-7653 JOURNEY TO MIDDLE EARTH | Dress-up and drop-in for Hobbit-themed snacks, games and more. All ages welcome; kids under 6 need to come with an adult. Aug. 7 (North Spokane) and Aug. 13 (Spokane Valley) from 6-8:30 pm. Free. BEST OF SUMMER CAMP | 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. Ages 6-11. Aug. 11-15 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 BEST OF SUMMER, PRESCHOOL STYLE | An art-filled week offering some of the most popular projects and activities from Spokane Parks’ 2014 summer day camps for preschool-aged children. Ages 3-5. Aug. 11-15 from 12:30-3 pm. $60. 625-6200 DISCOVER THE INLAND NORTHWEST | A week of crafts, games, guest speakers and a Friday field trip to Silverwood. Ages 8-12. Aug. 11-15, Mon-Fri from 9 am-5 pm. $189. 482-0708 DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE | Alice in Wonderland-themed camp with crafts, singing, garden activities and more. Ages 3-8. Aug. 11-15, from 9 am-1 pm. $120/session; $20 supply fee. 747-1040 WINNIE THE POOH ADVENTURE | Explore the imaginary world of the Hundred Acre Wood through stories, songs and art projects. Ages 3-5. Aug. 11-15 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6200 POKÉMON TOURNAMENT | A tournament for fun, not keeps, open to all ages. Aug. 11 (North Spokane) and Aug. 18 (Spokane Valley) from 7-8:30 pm. Free. END OF SUMMER FUN | Enjoy the last week of summer, taking picnic lunches to the park, pool, splash pad and Rotary Fountain. Grades K-6. Aug. 18-22 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. SCIENCE EXPLORERS | A week of science experiments, model building, specimen gathering, nature outings and field trips. USDA lunch included. Ages 7-12. Aug. 18-22, Mon-Fri from 9 am-4:30 pm. $159. 482-0708


CHAMP CAMP | Campers with special needs can experience traditional sleepaway camp activities including swimming, hikes, arts and crafts and more in a faith-based setting. Ages 8 and up. June 22-27 and July 28-Aug. 1. $273-$372. 1-866-729-8372 FUNSHINE DAY CAMP | A day camp designed for children and adults living with developmental and/or physical disabilities, offering recreational activities such as swimming, sports, games, field trips and more. Weekly sessions offered June 23-Aug. 8, Mon-Fri fro. $10 am-3:30 pm. Adult session (age. $18 and up) offered July 21-25. $149/week.

CAMP STIX | Children with type-1 diabetes enjoy a week of traditional camp activities including rock climbing, arts and crafts, archery, zip lining, swimming, campfires and more. Ages 8-18. July 1219, at Riverview Bible Camp facilities. $350. 484-1366 CAMP NO LIMITS | Camp for children and adults who have suffered limb loss, at Camp Cross on Lake CdA. July 20-23. Ages vary. $500 (assistance available) 207-240-5762 CAMP CHMEPA | A traditional sleepaway camp experience for children experiencing the loss of a significant person in their life, hosted by Hospice of Spokane, at Camp Lutherhaven facilities. Ages 7-15. Free, space is limited; families must apply to attend. 4560438 CAMP GOODTIMES | A traditional camp experience for children with cancer or who have survived a diagnosis. Activities include Zags Day, archery, sports, swimming, boating, crafts, campfires and more. Ages 7-17. Aug. 3-9. At YMCA Camp Reed, Fan Lake, Wash. Free. campreed. org 720-5630 CAMP JOURNEY | A sleep-away camp experience at Ross Point camp facility catering to children diagnosed with cancer, and offering traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, archery, boating and more. Resident camp Aug. 3-9 (ages 7-17) and day camp Aug. 4-7 (ages 5-7). No cost. kari@rosspoint. org 863-7379 BEATS AND RHYTHMS | Resident camp at Ross Point Camp facility for children with congenital heart disease or other heart defects. Campers swim, hike and do traditional camp activities. Ages 1015. Aug. 14-17. $50. 474-5144


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DRAGON CHESS CAMP | Participants learn game principles, strategy, tactics and more, with puzzles and competitions. Grades K-6. June 16-20 from 9 am-noon. $150. 464-8815 EARTH SCIENCE CAMP | Campers learn about fossils, minerals, volcanoes and other natural phenomena with crafts and activities. Ages 6-11. June 16-20 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 LEGOS AND PROGRAMMING | Learn how to build and program Lego structures. Grades 1-3. June 16-20 from 12:303:30 pm and Aug. 11-15 from 9 am-noon. $150. 464-8815 WEB VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING | Participants create basic arcade games using JavaScript and HTML5; no experience needed. Grades 6-12. June 16-20 from 1-4 pm. $200. 464-8815 CAMP INVENTION | Weeklong camps offering hands-on activities such as building original prototypes, a motorized vehicle and contructing a pinball machine. Offered June 16-20, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, at Snowden Elem.; also June 23-27, 9 am-3:30 pm, at East Farms STEAM Magnet School, Moran Prairie Elem., Ramsey Magnet School (CdA). Grades 1-6. $220$225 (discounts available). 800-968-4332 SCIENCE SAFARI | “Prehistoric Planet Earth — Before, During and After the Dinosaurs” offers hands-on learning. Grades 2-9. June 16-20, June 23-27 and June 30-July 3, times vary. $110. gprep. com 466-9453





Players learn more than just basketball skills at NBC Camps’ Spokane-area camps.

Where basketball meets life skills BY ERIC GAVELIN


ith the March Madness hype fizzled out, the squeaking of rubber on hardwood has become a faint echo. Luckily for basketball diehards it’s almost summer and that means Northwest Basketball Camps (NBC). All summer long NBC offers 5-day overnight camps, shorter half-week camps and weekend camps, all geared toward building better players, if not better human beings. John Fazio, NBC’s Spokane area director — who started as a coach and has helped run the organization for more than 14 years — explains that NBC’s goal is to apply the skills involved in the game to daily life. There’s a real emphasis on the process of goal setting and discussions about issues that get in the way of becoming a prosperous adults, such as drugs, alcohol and other pitfalls. The camps presents these issues off the court, in sessions that place the coaches as keynote speakers. Each night has a theme that ties into the camps’ larger theme of “Generate Change.” One night of camp focuses on family relationships, and kids practice writing letters home, a much neglected skill in our smartphoneridden world. Aside from the loftier goals of the camp, athletes also get lots of playing time, physical training and close contact with camp coaches. Most of the staff is NBC alumni, who then went on to play college ball, and now want to give back


to the program. Fazio explains that even though the staff may be younger, they’re “motivated to get into the kids lives, and are about helping and developing kids, not just showing off that they can dunk.” It all sounds like a great summer camp, but why NBC? Fazio says: “I’m a dad myself and see the value of these good, positive influences,” fostered by the program and instilled by its staff. The organization even offers a chance for students to get out and see the world with its International Traveling Teams. After attending a summer session players can sign up for the international experience the following year. They’ll travel overseas and play with 15-20 other athletes in countries including Italy and Britain. Even without the international scene, NBC has been successfully helping kids become better ballers since 1971. Now its primary Spokane location is Whitworth University, though some day camps are offered elsewhere. Although the organization primarily focuses on basketball, volleyball camps are also offered. So get the kids out of the house this summer and send them to camp. They’ll be in good hands.  NBC Basketball Camps • Day and overnight camps offered June-August, dates and times vary based on camp • $155-$425 • nbccamps. com • 800-406-3926

SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP | Weekly, themed day camps teaching basic Spanish speaking, reading and writing through games, music and activities. Ages 3-10. Sessions offered June 16-July 25; morning (8:30-11:30 am) and afternoon (1-4 pm) or full-day options. $100/session. 465-4656 POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC SCIENCE WEEK | Science projects and experiments including rockets, explosions and more. Grades 4-6. June 23-27 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 SCIENCE EXPLORATIONS | Students explore chemistry, biotechnology and environmental science in the lab and the field. Grades 7-9. June 23-27 from 9 am-3 pm. $340. 464-8815 SPACE ADVENTURE CAMP | Create a space vehicle to learn about space exploration, astronomy and more during this weeklong camp. Ages 6-11. June 23-27 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE SCIENCE | Budding young scientists can explore the subject through a variety of hands-on projects and experiments. Grades K-3. June 23-27 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 ZOMBIE SCIENCE | Use science to fight off the walking dead and build your own survival compound. Grades and up. Day sessions offered Jun. $23 and Jul. $21 fro. $10 am-3:30 pm. $35-$40. 321-7133 POOP CAMP | Kids can learn all about “gross” science from boogers to puke. Grades 3-5. One-day sessions offered June 23, July 8, July 24, Aug. 7, Aug. $11 and Aug. $20 fro. $10 am-3:30 pm. $35$40. 321-7133 ACADEMIC PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL | Students work on narrowly focused projects on topics such as logic, sign language, game design, 3-D printing, ethics and many other subjects. Sessions offered June 24-26, July 15-17 and Aug. 12-14, from 1-4:30 pm. Registration due by May 15. $150/session. 822-9800 INLAND CHESS ACADEMY | Studies are provided based on students’ skill level, with students placed in small groups. Sessions offered June 24-26, July 15-17 and Aug. 12-14, from 9 am-noon. Grades 2-12. $125/session. 8229800 INLAND CHESS ACADEMY (YOUNG LEARNERS) | Introductory course to the game of chess, with emphasis on teaching the basics in fun ways with learning broken up by physical activity. Sessions offered June 24-26, July 15-17 and Aug. 12-14, from 9 am-noon. Grades K-1. $100/ session. 822-9800 SUPER SPYCRAFT | Learn about secret codes and laser security systems, and design your own traps and spy gadgets. Grades 3-5. Offered June 24-25, July 1011, 15-16, 28-29 and Aug. 14-15 from $10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. mobiusspokane. org 321-7133 ADVENTURES IN SPACE AND TIME | Learn about stars, planets, comets, deep space and more. Grades 3-5. June 24-25, July 10-11, Aug. 4-5, and Aug. 2122 (grades 3-5); July 17-18, Aug. 18-19 (grades 6 and up) from $10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. 321-7133 ENTER THE ROBOPOCALYPSE | Participants build and program Lego robots to

navigate the perils of post-apocalyptic Earth. Day sessions offered June 26, July 7, Aug. 6 (grades 3-5) and July 9, Aug. $20 (grades 6 and up) from 10 am-3:30 pm. $35-$40. 3217133 PAWS, CLAWS, BEAKS AND BUGS | Explore the world of mammals, reptiles, birds and bugs, including going behind the scene at a vet’s office. Offered June 26-27, July 22-23 and Aug. 21-22 (grades 6 and up) from 10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. 321-7133 LEGOMANIA | Themed days include Floating Palaces, June 26; Foamy Fun, July 31; and One Color Contest, Aug. 28, from 4-5 pm. Ages 4-10. $8-$10. 321-7133 OOEY GOOEY CHEMISTRY | Make a mess and learn about slime, putty and oobleck in a hands-on class. Grades 3-5. Day sessions offered June 27, July 9, and 25, Aug. 1, 8, 19, an. $29 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $35$40. 321-7133 CHEMISTRY + COOKING = FUN | Students learn about the science of food in baking, beating, stirring and foldingbased projects. Ages 6-11. June 30-July 2 from 9 am-3 pm. $75. 625-6677 CHINESE LANGUAGE CAMP | Chinese language and culture immersion camp, with skits, songs, tai chi and more. Grades 6-12. June 30-July 24, Mon-Thu from 9 am-3 pm. At Gonzaga University. $50/ high school credit; $230/college credit (scholarships available). startalk 313-6783 FIRE AND ICE | Explore thermodynamics on both ends of the temperature scale through demos and hands-on activities. Grades 6 and up. Offered June 30, July 14 and Aug. 11 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $35$40. 321-7133 AIR AND SPACE | Build airplanes and rockets and learn about the scientific principles behind flight in the sky and beyond. Grades 3-5. Sessions offered June 30, July 14, Aug, 1, 8 and 18 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $35-$40. mobiusspokane. org 321-7133 BLOOD ‘N’ GUTS | Kids learn about anatomy by disecting squids, frogs and cow eyeballs. Grades 3-5. Offered July 1-2, 1516, 30-31, Aug. 12-13 and Aug. 25-26 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. 321-7133 SCIENCE OF MAGIC | Mobius scientists reveal the science behind magic tricks including sleight of hand and misdirection. Grades 3-5. Sessions offered July 1-2, 17-18, Aug. 12-13 and Aug. 27-28 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80. mobiusspokane. org 321-7133 CREATIVE KIDS SCIENCE CAMP | Themed camp days feature hands-on learning through experimentation, games, science projects, crafts, nature hikes and more. Ages 6-11. July 7-11 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 6256200 LEGO ROBOTICS CAMPS | Create robotic contraptions that spin, stretch and spring into action; sessions offered for beginners to experts. July 7-11 and July 14-18 (grades 1-3); July 14-18 (grades 3-6) from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 CSI CAMP | Help solve a mystery while analyzing fingerprints, fabric and mystery substances in a hands-on camp. Grades 6 and up. July 7-8 and Aug. 14-15 from 10 am-3:30 pm. $70-$80 mobiusspokane. org 321-7133 CAMP METAMORPHOSIS | A program

for highly capable children, who choose three areas of focus for the week, such as dance, drama, art and more. Entering grades 4-6. July 14-18, from 9 am-4:30 pm. $250. 777-3226 HARRY’S LABORATORY | Explore science Harry Potter-style with potions and magic to solve a mystery. Ages 6-11. July 14-18 from 9 am-3 pm. (Note: Class fills fast). $120. 625-6200 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING | Mechatronic engineering camp, using Arduinos and C++ programming language to create a robot. Grades 6-9. July 14-18 from 9 am-3 pm. $325. 464-8815 SATORI CAMP | Pre-college camp designed for gifted and intellectual students, offering 27 course offerings including engineering, veterinary science, dance and linguistics. Grades 11-12. July 20-26. At EWU Cheney, commuter and residential options. $625-$725 (scholarships available). 3596267 ADVENTURES IN PEACEMAKING | An interactive day camp focusing on compassionate communication skills through games, crafts, music, role-playing and other activities. Ages 6-12. July 21-24, from 9 am-3 pm. Free. 489-6964 LEGO TOPOGRAPHY & GEOMETRY | Students will apply geometry concepts using Legos to build replicas of outdoor topography from around the St. George’s campus. Grades 3-5. July 21-25 from 9 am-3 pm. $300. 464-8815 LEGO ROBOTICS CAMPS | Builders (grades 1-3) and engineers (grades 4-6) learn to use motors, solar panels and other pieces to build Lego robots to meet specific challenges during themed camps. Sessions offered July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-2:30 pm. Held at Westminster Congregational UCC. $125/week. 4482291 FULL METAL ROBOPOCALYPSE | Students spend a week building multiple robots and learning advanced Lego robotics techniques necessary for “future survival.” July 21-25 (grades 3-5) and Aug. 25-29 (grades 6 and up) from $10 am-3:30 pm. $175-$200. 321-7133 3-D PRINTING | Learn how to use CAD to design parts, print and assemble them. Grades 8-12. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-3 pm. $250. 464-8815 CAMP OPPORTUNITY | A project-based sustainability adventure camp to engage students creativity through science, technology, engineering, art and math. Entering grades 7-9. July 29-Aug. 1, from 9 am-4:30 pm. $250. 777-3226 LEGOS AND NANOSCIENCE | Campers learn about the world at a subatomic level through research, building with Legos and computer programming to represent items at scales. Grades 3-5. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-3 pm. $300. 464-8815 SCHOOL SKILLS TOOLKIT | Students learn to touch type on a typewriter, speed-reading skills and note-taking/ outlining skills. Grades 8-10. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-noon. $200-$225. 464-8815 SCIENCE AND NATURE CAMP | Discover the world around you by building a volcano and through other nature and science activities. Ages 3-5. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6677

STUDY SKILLS | A class on studying, note-taking, planning ahead and preparing for tests. Grades 6-8. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-noon. $160. 464-8815 BUBBLEMANIA | Blow bubbles, pop bubbles, make bubble art and more. Ages 4-8. Offered July 30 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. $20-$25. 321-7121 DEBATE CAMP | Students of all experience levels learn skills to be successful in the debate spectrum through activities such as mock trials, student congress and paliamentary debate. Aug. 4-8. Grades 7-12. $149. GLOBE TROTTING | Camp leaders share their own travel experiences from around the world through film, story, virtual tours and hands-on projects. Grades K-5. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-3 pm. $300. 4648815 ST. GEORGE’S MATH CAMP | Offered for middle school and high-school age students, including competitions and test-taking strategies. Aug 4-8 from 9 am-noon (grades 6-8) and 12:30-3:30 pm (grades 7-10). $160. 464-8815 STEM CAMP | Camp learners identify a global environmental issue and explore creative solutions using math, science, technology and engineering skills, with a hands-on approach. Grades 5-7. Offered Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15 from 9:30 am2:30 pm. $160. 340-1028


A flashlight or battery-powered night light, if a camper is still wary of the dark. DINO-RIFFIC DIG | Build a T-rex, pour fossil molds and name “new” dinosaurs. Ages 4-8. Aug. 5-6 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $40-$50. 3217121 BEGINNING NXT ROBOTICS | Beginning level course designed for girls, teaching programming on the Lego NXT Mindstorm Robots through a graphical user interface. Ages 9-14. Aug. 5-7 from 1-5 pm. $69. 208-665-4251 ROBOT VIRTUAL WORLDS | A course for students interested in learning how to program in RobotC, with hands-on programming experience. Ages 12-18. Aug. 5-7 from 8 am-noon. $69. 208-665-4251 SSSSSNAKES ARE AWESOME | Learn more about Mobius’ resident corn snake, including a feeding, and make your own “corn” snake. Ages 4-8. Aug. 7 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $20-$25. mobiusspokane. org 321-7121 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS | Designed for students with little or no experience with the language, teaching basic vocabulary, grammar and conversation. Grades 6-8. Aug. 11-15 from 9 am-noon. $150. 464-8815 3-D ANIMATION AND GAMES | Beginning course in Alice 3-D software, a tool for beginning-level programmers, with which students make storytelling animations and interactive games. Class geared for girls ages 12-18. Aug. 12-14 from 1-5 pm. $69. At North Idaho College. 208665-4251 INTERMEDIATE NXT ROBOTICS | Course for students with prior experience using NXT, focusing on using sensors and higher-level programming challenges.

Ages 9-14. Aug. 12-14 from 8 am-noon. $69. 208-665-4251 ALGEBRA FOR BEGINNERS | Camp introducing concepts of algebra through teacher-led activities and short word problems. Grades 4-7. Aug. 18-22 from 8-11 am. $175. 464-8815 GRAMMAR FUN REFRESHER | Preschool year tune-up of punctuation, grammar, parts of speech and more. Grades 5-8. Aug. 18-22 from 11 am-3 pm. $200. 464-8815 READY, SET, GO! | Young students learn writing strategies, reading readiness, drama and literature. Grades K-2. Aug. 18-22 from 9 am-3 pm. $300. 464-8815 REFRESHER COURSE | “Refresh academic skills in math, reading and writing before summer ends. Grades 1-6. Aug. 1822 from 9 am-3 pm. $140. riverdayschool. org 326-6595


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ARTIST’S STUDIO | Fine arts camp offering painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Ages 6-11. June 16-20 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 6256677 POLKA DOT POTTERY FINE ARTS | Fine art classes offer clay hand-building, fused glass, canvas painting, water color and more, with themed classes like: In My Garden, Planet Earth and City Scapes. Sessions offered June 16-July 31, dates, times and locations vary. Ages 6-13. All classes held from 10 am-1 pm, at Polka Dot Pottery’s downtown, North Spokane and Spokane Valley studios. $125/session. CREATIVE CRAFTS | Students can choose arts/craft projects to work on, using paint, clay, inks and more. Grades 6-12. June 17-20 from 12:30-3:30 pm. $75. 464-8815 SUMMER ARTS FOR YOUTH | Local artists and instructors lead students through the creative process, teaching multiple art skills during themed classes. Classes offered for ages 3-16. Sessions offered June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3 and July 8-10. Harding Family Center, CdA. $30/ session, scholarships available. 208-676-9132 FILM PRODUCTION CAMP | Aspiring actors, directors and screenwriters have the opportunity to make a movie. Ages 1113. Sessions offered June 16-27 and July 28-Aug. 8, Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. $350. 208-763-0618 CERAMIC RAINSTICK WORKSHOP | Artist Liz Bishop teaches a class to make clay rainsticks inspired by the cultures of ancient Chile. Ages 7-18. Jun. 23 and 30 from 10 am-noon. $52. spokaneartschool. net 325-3001 LITTLE PICASSOS | Young artists explore art through color, paint and more. Ages 3-5. June 23-27 from 12:30-3 pm. $60. 625-6677 VAN GOGH ART CAMP | Create art in a class inspired by this famous artist’s bold paintings and drawings. Ages 6-11. June 23-27 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 POTTERY WHEEL CLASS | Students learn techniques and skills of throwing clay on a potter’s wheel. Ages 10-18. June 23-26 and June 30 from 1-3 pm. $110. 325-3001

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HANDMADE TILES WORKSHOP | Artist Liz Bishop leads a class to make ceramic tiles with clay and glazes. Ages 7-18. June 24 and July 1 from 10 am-noon. $52. 325-3001 ART EXPLOSION | Students make messy art projects with paint-tinted bubble mix, paint and glue and other materials. Ages 6-11. June 30-July 2 from 9 am-3 pm. $72. 625-6677 RED, WHITE, BLUE & GLUE | A patrioticthemed camp offering art projects to make flags, hats, wands and more. Ages 3-5. June 30-July 2 from 9-11:30 am. $36. 625-6677 SQUISH, SQUASH, SPLAT | Messy art camp working with paint, glue, dough and more. Ages 3-5. June 30-July 2 from 12:30-3 pm. $36. 6256677 DA VINCI ART CAMP | Study some of the fine art techniques made famous by scientist and artist Leonardo da Vinci, including drawing, painting and creating invention models. Ages 6-11. July 7-11 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 INLAND NW DRAWING CAMPS | Drawing classes designed for every skill level and experience. Ages 8+, Tue-Fri from 10 am-12:30 pm. “Lions, Tigers, and Bears,” July 8-11; “Under the Sea,” July 15-18; “Ancient Egypt,” July 22-25; “Cars, Trucks, Etc,” July 29-Aug. 1; “Dinosaurs and Dragons,” Aug. 5-9; “African Safari,” Aug. 12-15; “Cats and Dogs,” Aug. 19-22; “Faces and Figures,” Aug. 26-29. Ongoing classes also offered Mon, July 7-Aug. 25, from 3:30-5 pm. $110-$160. 230-1880 ART OF NATURE/NATURE OF ART | Campers explore animals, plants and tree life through nature walks, outdoor drawing and painting and other art projects. Ages 6-11. July 14-18 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 CREATIVE ADVENTURE CAMP | Campers creatively express themselves through various media such as paint, clay, pastel chalk and more. Ages 3-5. July 14-18 from noon-3:30 pm. $60. 625-6677 CASTLES, PRINCESSES, KNIGHTS & DRAGONS | Campers make armor, shields, crowns, wands and more in an creativity-focused day camp. Ages 3-5. July 21-25 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 625-6677 COME WITH ME, UNDER THE SEA | Campers explore an underwater world through stories, arts and crafts and more. Ages 3-5. July 21-25 from 12:30-3 pm. $60. 625-6677 MONET’S INSPIRATION CAMP | Use the great outdoors as inspiration for art in charcoal, colored pencil, pastels and paint, taking field trips to create art. Ages 6-11. July 21-25 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 SOCK MONSTER ART CLASS | Kids use a variety of materials to create personal art projects from various materials. Grades K-2. July 21-25 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 COOL, COLORFUL AND CREATIVE ART | Explore various art media and styles and create art indoors and out. Grades 1-5. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. 326-6595 PICASSO’S STUDIO | Campers explore


the basics of drawing, painting and sculpture in abstract art forms. Ages 6-11. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6677 TOPSY-TURVY FAIRYTALE FUN | Popular fairy tales get turned upside down through activities, stories and craft projects. Ages 3-5. July 28-Aug. 1 from 12:303 pm. $60. 625-6677 GLOBE TROTTING ARTISTS | Campers learn about cultures and locations of the world through art projects from paint, clay, papier-mâché and other materials. Ages 6-11. Aug. 11-15 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 ART-FULLY AWESOME | A messy art camp of painting, dyeing and creating, including adding your hand print to a permanent museum piece. Ages 4-8. Offered Aug. 14 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm and from 2:30-4:30 pm. $20-$25. 321-7121 YMCA FILM CAMP | Work with others to plan, develop and film a movie. Ages 12-18. Dates TBA, meets Mon-Fri from 10 am-4 pm. At all three YMCA Spokane locations. $120/week. 777-9622


SCHOOL OF ROCK | Comprehensive music camp for all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. Ages 12-18. Aug. 11-22, Mon-Fri from 10 am-4 pm. At North Spokane YMCA. $120/ week. 777-9622 COUGAR STRING CAMP | Chamber music/orchestra camp for intermediate to advanced players, also offering instruction in improvisation, voice, history, composition and more. Grades 7-12. June 22-27. $300-$435. 335-3961 WSU KEYBOARD EXPLORATIONS | Middle and high school students work with WSU faculty to study classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation and organ. Grades 7-12. June 29-July 4. $350-$500. libarts. 335-3991 BLAST OFF WITH PIANO | Students are introduced to playing piano in a group setting, and perform in a short recital at the end of the week. Ages 7-10. July 7-11 from 11-11:45 am. $90. (994-2331) BLAST OFF WITH PIANO (JUNIOR) | Younger students learn basic techniques in a group setting with a performance at the end of the week. Ages 4-6. July 7-11 from 10-10:45 am. $90. (994-2331) EZ KEYS PIANO CAMP | Young musicians learn rhythm counting and more. Ages 4-6. July 7-Aug. 25, Mon from 2-2:45 pm. $184. 456-8712 INTRO TO GUITAR | Participants learn the basics of guitar, including its parts, how to strum, play basic chords and more. Ages 6-12. July 7-Aug. 25, Mon from 3-3:45 pm. $159. 456-8712 INTRO TO VIOLIN | Class designed to teach and review finger positions, bow control, correct body position and more. Ages 5-16. July 7-Aug. 25, Mon from 2-2:45 pm. $144. familyschoolofmusic. com 456-8712 MENEHUNE GROUP PIANO | Beginner students learn rhythm counting, keyboard geography, staff note reading, ear training and more. Ages 6-7. July 7-Aug. 25, Mon from 3-3:45 pm. $184. 456-8712

COUGAR SUMMER BAND CAMP | Musicians focus on ensemble and individual playing technique, with elective options including conducting, leadership, music theory and more. Open to students with at least one year of instruction. July 2026. $325-$460. WSU OBOE AND BASSOON CAMP | Student musicians in oboe, bassoon and English horn study with WSU faculty, focusing on music theory, composition, performance and more. Grades 7-12. July 20-26. $325-$460. 335-7966 MUSIC WORKSHOP | A one-day workshop giving students the chance to try out several different musical instruments. Ages 4+. July 27 from 11 am-noon. Free. 456-8742 STUDENT ROCK BAND | Aspiring musicians learn to work, plan and play together, with bands performing at Kids Day at Riverfront Park. Ages 10-17. July 28-Aug. 9, Mon-Fri from 2-3 pm. $150. 456-8712 STINKIN’ GARBAGE | Learn to play the drums on garbage cans, with a performance at the end of the week. Ages 10-17. Aug. 4-9 from 1-2 pm. $89. 456-8712


FAIRYTALE THEATRE CAMP | Children are introduced to the world of drama through fairytale stories, creating stories and costumes. Ages 3-5. June 16-20 from 9-11:30 am. $60. 6256677 THE WIZARD OF OZ | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 2-4. June 16-20, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP | Students learn techniques of performance in a stage musical. Grades 7-12. June 16-27, morning (9 am-noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm) sessions available. Camp concludes with a performance on June 27. $205. 325-2507 ELEMENTARY SET MAKING | Campers from the Civic’s themed “Play in A Week” camps unite to design and construct the set for their production. June 16-Aug. 22, Mon-Fri from 11 am-12:30 pm. Must be enrolled in play camp to participate. $65. 325-2507 BROADWAY HERE AND NOW | Campers learn and perform hit Broadway songs from shows such as Matilda, Wicked, Shrek, Newsies and others. June 23-27 from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $185. 487-6540 HERMIONE GRANGER & THE HOGWARTS HOME | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 4-7. June 23-27, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 ALICE IN WONDERLAND | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 2-4. July 7-11, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session. $115. 325-2507 HATS OFF TO DR. SEUSS | Students participate in daily workshops in voice, drama and dance to put on a musical revue of the Broadway musical “Seussical”: July 7-11 from 9 am-noon. Ages 5-7. $95. 487-6540

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Youth Outdoor Science Day Camps Teen Service Learning Day Camps Teen & Young Adult Outdoor Leadership Expeditions Teen & Young Adult Outdoor Therapeutic Expeditions Wilderness Medicine Courses Leave No Trace Courses THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLINS | Campers learn basic stage performance skills, work on art projects, and prepare a performance based on the story by George MacDonald. Ages 8-14. July 7-11, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm with a concluding performance. $100. 327-1113 BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE | Young actors rehearse the play during the week, with a finale performance for the public on July 11-12. Grades 1-12. July 7-12. $175. 455-7529 TEEN DRAMA CAMP | Young actors develop their skills in characterization, script analysis, voice, acting styles and improvisation. Grades 7-12. July 7-18, morning (9 am-noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm) sessions available. Camp concludes with a performance July 18. $205. 325-2507 CASTLEVANIA | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 4-7. July 14-18, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 OFF TO NEVERLAND (NORTH) | Musical theater camp centered around rehearsing and performing a Peter Pan-inspired production. July 14-18 from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $185. 487-6540 THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE | Campers learn basic stage performance skills, work on art projects, and prepare a performance based on the story by George MacDonald. Ages 8-14. July 14-18, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm with a concluding performance. $100. 327-1113 SONGS FROM FROZEN | A junior camp based on the songs and highlights from the new Disney film “Frozen,” with

games, acting, dancing and more. Offered July 14-18 and Aug. 4-8 Ages 5-12. $95-$165. 208-7658600 MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS | Teaching acting, singing, stage movement and direction, with a finale performance. July 14-17 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm (grades 1-3), July 28-Aug. 1 from 9:30 am-2:30 pm (grades 4-6) and Aug. 11-15 and 1822, performing Aug. 22-24 (grades 7-8), from 9 am-3:30 pm. Cost TBA. 447-9900 FROM PAGE TO STAGE | Learn how to act through folktales, fables and other popular children’s literature. Ages 6-11. July 2125 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. spokaneparks. org 625-6200 HATS OFF TO BROADWAY | Teen campers learn theater arts skills including singing, dancing and acting, and participate in specialty workshops. July 21-25. Ages 13-18. $175. 208-7658600 MONSTER MASH TEEN CAMP | Students act, dance and sing a musical revue inspired by monster-themed Broadway musicals like “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Phantom of the Opera.” July 21-25 from 9 am-5 pm. Ages 13-18. $195. cytspokane. com 487-6540 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 4-7. July 21-25, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE CAMP | Young actors (ages 13-18) can audition for the summer camp and pre-season play “Legally Blonde” June 2 or 3 at 6:30 pm. Selected actors then can practice and

perform, with rehearsal camp from July 21-Aug. 7, Mon-Fri from 9 am-5 pm. Performances Aug 8-10 and 13-17, Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $400. 325-2507 THE SAGGY, BAGGY ELEPHANT | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 1-3. July 28-Aug. 1, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 SOUR GRAPES AND OTHER AESOP’S FABLES | Young actors learn stage techniques while performing “fractured” blends of classic fairy tales in original plays by Idaho playwrights. Offered July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-15. Ages 5-12. $95$165. 208-765-8600 ANNIE | Young actors spend a week learning songs, musical staging and dancing using scenes from the famous musical. Ages 7-9. Aug. 4-8 from 1-3 pm. $100. 208-6602958 FAIRYTALE FANTASY | Theater camp using fairytale characters, themes and lessons to act out stories and set artwork. Ages 4-6. Aug. 4-8 from 10 am-noon. $100. 208-6602958 PERSEUS AND THE TITANS | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 4-7. Aug. 4-8, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 PIRATES & PRINCESSES | Musical theater camp exploring songs about fairytale characters like Cinderella and Peter Pan. Aug. 4-8 from 9 am-noon. Ages 5-7. $95. 487-6540

DRAMA CAMP | Kids rehearse and perform a play in a week, creating props, costumes and more. Grades 2-6. Aug. 1115 from 9 am-3 pm. $150. riverdayschool. org 326-6595 FROZEN | A week-long performance camp based on the popular new film, in which students sing songs and act out scenes to learn stage acting techniques. Aug. 11-15 from 10 am-2 pm (ages 10-13) and Aug. 18-22 from 10 am-3 pm (ages 14-18). $190. 208-660-2958 OFF TO NEVERLAND (VALLEY) | Musical theater camp centered around rehearsing and performing a Peter Pan-inspired production. Aug. 11-15 from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $185. 487-6540 ROBIN HOOD | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 4-7. Aug. 11-15, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507 TREASURE ISLAND | Young actors learn basic skills by rehearsing and performing a play at the end of the week. Grades 4-7. Aug. 18-22, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) session options. $115. 325-2507


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DANCE/CHEER BALLET INTRO | Children work on strength, body awareness, grace and poise along with basic ballet techniques. Ages 7-9. Sessions offered June 4-25, July 9-30 and Aug. 6-27. Meets Wed from 4:15-5 pm. $45/session. spokanevalley. org PRE-BALLET INTRO | A weekly class to introduce young children to basic ballet techniques through games and songs. Ages 3-6. Sessions offered June 9-30, July 14-Aug. 4 and Aug. 11-25. Meets Mon from 4:15-5 pm. $45/session. BALLET ARTS OPEN CLASSES | For intermediate to advanced ballet students. June 16-26 and Aug. 4-14; Mon-Thu. $15/ class, $100/two weeks. 838-5705 CHILDREN’S DANCE WORKSHOP | Classes offered by the Ballet Arts Academy for beginning to level 3A dancers, teaching ballet, dance history, choreography, modern, jazz, dance etiquette and more. Sessions offered for ages 6-15. June 16-26, Mon-Thu, times vary. $65/ day, $200/week or $350/two weeks. 838-5705 SPOKANE DANCE CENTER TEENS | Sessions in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, musical, tumbling/conditioning and contemporary dance. Offered weekly June 16-July 31. Ages 12+. $90/week or $225/three weeks. 4482464 SPOKANE DANCE CENTER KIDS | Sessions in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap and lyrical. Offered weekly from June 16-Aug. 21. Ages 3-12. $90/week or $225/3 weeks. 448-2464 YOUNG DANCERS WORKSHOP | Creative movement and pre-ballet classes at the Ballet Arts Academy. Ages 4-5. June 17-26, Tue/Thu from 2-2:45 pm. $40/ week; $60/both weeks. 838-5705 CHEERTOTS (SPOKANE VALLEY) | A program to introduce young children to cheerleading, teaching concepts, technique and promoting physical activity. Ages 4-7. Eight-week sessions offered June 18-Aug. 6, times vary. At Edgecliff


Park. $104/session. 688-0300 SKYHAWKS CHEERTOTS | Campers play games and do group cheers to build a beginning cheerleading foundation. Age 4-5. Sessions meet on day a week June 18-Aug 7; Thu at Comstock or Wed at Thornton Murphy parks. $104/session 625-6200 SKYHAWKS CHEERLEADING CAMPS | Girls learn essential skills including proper hand and body movements, jumping techniques and a choreographed performance. Offered at local parks and schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are. Ages 5-14. Camps offered June-August. $65-$109. 800-804-3509 ACADEMY OF DANCE | Classes in classical ballet techniques, pre-pointe/pointe, conditioning, modern dance and more, including a studio performance at the end of the camp. Min. 2 years of ballet training required. Ages 8-12. July 7-25 from 10:45 am-3 pm. $325-$499. 922-3023 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP | Intensive class in jazz, street, hiphop, contemporary, ballet, tap and musical theater. July 7-31, 4-9 pm. Open to all ages and levels. $16/class; $150/unlimited. 927-0972 ACADEMY OF DANCE | Students learn classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, contemporary technique, improvisation and more, including a studio performance at the end of the workshop. Min. 3 years of ballet training required. Ages 12+. July 7-Aug. 1 from 10:45 am3:45 pm. $195-$599. 922-3023 BALLET ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER INTENSIVE | For intermediate to advanced dancers, with instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, jazz and more. July 7-Aug. 1. $230/week or $780/full workshop. 8385705 YOUNG DANCERS CAMP | Dance classes for young dancers, offered for ages 3-4, July 8-17, Tue/Thu from 10-10:45 am.

Ages 5-7, July 9-18, Wed/Fri from 1010:45 am. $12/class, $40/full session. 922-3023 FRIENDS, FUN, DANCE, SUN | Full day camps offering activities, games and instruction in jazz, ballet, hip-hop and acting. July 9 and 23 from 9 am-4 pm. $100/ day. 927-0972 FANTASY DANCE CAMP | Imaginative dance camp with each day based on storybook themes and characters. July 10, 16, 22 and 28 from 10 am-noon. Ages 3-10. $35/day or $120/full camp. 927-0972 CHEER CAMP | Campers learn tumbling, stunts, dances and cheers for beginning to advanced levels. Ages 3-14. July 14-18 or Aug. 4-8, from 8:15 am-12:15 pm or 12:30-4:30 pm. $119-$125. 533-9646 SPOKANE VALLEY CHEER CAMP | Basic introduction to the sport, teaching arm motions, jumps and chants/cheers with a pep rally at the end of camp. Ages 5-10. July 21-24 from 1-3:30 pm. $75. JAZZ INTENSIVE | Class taught by guest teachers Dave Massey and Ciara MuranoSteele, focusing on jazz, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater. Ages 6-18. $100-$250. 448-2464 BALLET ARTS ACADEMY INTERMEDIATE CLASSES | Ballet technique class. Aug. 4-8, from 1-2:30 pm. $75. 838-5705 ADVANCED DANCE INTENSIVE | Instruction in classical ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, musical theater, comtemporary, stretch, tone and lyrical. Sessions offered Aug. 1114 and 18-21. $175/week. 448-2464 DROP-IN DANCE CLASSES | Drop-in hip-hop classes, open to all levels. Offered Aug. 12, 14, 19 and 21 from 8-9 pm. All ages. $15/class. 448-2464 SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP | Students sample four styles of dance: ballet, jazz, hip-hop and cheer. Aug. 19-22;

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP | Camp offered to boys in grades 4-12; session dates and times vary based on grade level. June 1-20. $70-$85. 483-8511 GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP | Camp offered to girls grades 4-12. June 1-20; session dates and times vary based on grade level. $55-$70. 483-8511 WHITWORTH HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CAMP | High school campers players work to improve and refine game skills in a competitive environment, with six games guaranteed. Boys grades 9-12 (JV and Varsity). June 6-8, 13-15 and 15-17. $165-$400. 7774415 JUNIOR VANDAL CAMP | Young players participate in drills teaching fundamentals of basketball as well as play games. Girls grades 2-6. June 9-11 from 9 amnoon. $80. 208-885-4696 VANDAL BASKETBALL CAMP | Middle and high school players practice and develop offense and defence using the fundamentals of the Idaho Women’s team. Girls grades 7-12. June 9-11 from 1-4 pm. $80. 208-885-4696 NIC GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP | Players will learn comprehensive fundamentals with instruction from NIC women’s basketball players and coaches. Grades 3-12. June 9-12. $75-$125. 208-769-3347 NIC BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP | Campers separate into age/skill level groups, and are coached by NIC head basketball coach Jared Phay. June 16-19. $80-$125. 208-769-5975


A true camping sleeping bag — not those thin slumberparty types. NORTH CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP | Led by North Central coaching staff, includes individual skills work and competitive games. Open to non-NC students. June 16-19 from 8 am-noon (grades 4-6) and 12:30-4:30 pm (grades 7-9). $40. northcentralhoops@gmail. com 354-6190 ST. GEORGE’S BOYS BASKETBALL | Learn basketball fundamentals from St. George’s coaches. Grades 6-12. June 1620 from 9 am-noon. $125. 4648815 ST. GEORGE’S GIRLS BASKETBALL | Camp focusing on developing foundation basketball skills and team play. Grades 6-12. June 16-20 from 9 am-noon. $100. 464-8815 ST. GEORGE’S LOWER SCHOOL BASKETBALL | Camp teaching game fundamentals in shooting, passing, ball handling, defense and more. Boys and girls grades K-5. June 16-20 from 12:30-3:30 pm. $125. 464-8815 VANDAL SCRIMMAGE DAY | A camp for

high school teams to compete in gamelike scrimmages and game strategies in offense and defense, plays and more. June 16-20 from 9 am-5 pm. $150/team. 208885-4696 WSU MEN’S BASKETBALL CAMP | Daily games and skill development with instruction by WSU coaching staff and players, led by head coach Ernie Kent. Grades 2-8. June 16-19 from 9 am-4 pm. Elite overnight camp also offered June 21-22. $135-$150. mensbasketballcamp 335-7693 GONZAGA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CAMPS | Camps are instructed by Zags coaches and players, with individual, team, and position-specific options. Ages 5-18. Sessions offered June 16-July 9. $125-$345. 313-4240 LITTLE EAGLETS & SOARING EAGLES CAMPS | Introduction to basketball with a focus on fundamental skills and drills. Coed. Little Eaglets, grades K-5: June 16-20 (Oakesdale) and July 28-Aug. 1 (Cheney). Soaring Eagles, grades 6-8: June 16-18 (Oakesdale) and July 28-Aug. 1 (Cheney). $60-$90. 359-6539 HOOPSTERTOTS | Basketball basics for young children are taught through games and fun challenges. Ages 1.5-5. Ten-week sessions offered June 16-Aug. 20, meeting once a week. Locations vary. $130/ session. POSITION SKILLS CAMP | A camp emphasizing game fundamentals through drills in shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and competition. Grades 9-12. June 22-23. Overnight option available. $60-$85. ewuwomensbasketballcamps. com 359-6504 or 359-7382 EAST CENTRAL HOOPFEST PREP CAMP | Camp focusing on 3-on-3 game play, as well as individual skills. Ages 9-13. June 23-27 from 9 am-noon. $100. mattw@ 868-0856 NBC BASKETBALL CAMPS (HUB SPORTS CENTER) | NBC offers 5 options for its 3-day summer camps (9 am-3 pm daily) including Complete Skills, Dribbling Focus and Shooting Focus. Designed for younger athletes to help solidify technique and fundamentals in an intense and encouraging atmosphere. Boys and girls ages 8-12. Camp dates vary, June-August. $155. 800-406-3926 NBC BASKETBALL CAMPS (WHITWORTH) | Day camp options are available for many of NBC Camps’ overnight camp programs, including Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills, Complete Player Intensive and Junior, and more. Boys and girls ages 8-18. Camp dates vary, JuneAugust. $199-$495. 800406-3926 SKYHAWKS BASKETBALL CAMPS | Basketball camps are taught at local schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, offering a skill-intensive program for beginning to intermediate athletes, teaching passing, dribbling, shooting and rebounding. Boys and girls areas 6-12. Camps offered June-August. $25-$139. 800-804-3509 EWU TEAM CAMP | EWU coaches and staff help develop team play and individual skills, with 7 guaranteed games. June 23-25. Commuter and overnight options. $195-$550. WSU WOMEN’S ELITE CAMP | Camp for high-level players, focusing on advanced

skill instruction, position breakdown and daily games, led by WSU coaches and players. Grades 9-12. June 24-26. $129$159. 335-8241 GONZAGA BOYS TEAM CAMP | The Gonzaga men’s coaching staff and players provide instruction to high school boys teams looking to refine their skill and team play. Min. 8 players. June 24-27, June 29-July 2 (sold out) and July 17-20. $310-$725. gonzagabasketballcamps. com/ 313-3994 NBC BASKETBALL OVERNIGHT (WHITWORTH) | NBC Basketball offers overnight camps for junior to all-star-caliber players. Camps include intensive skill development, leadership training and personal evaluations from staff. Camps (8 total options) include Complete Player, All-Star and Elite, Advanced Player, Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills, Position Specific, and Junior. Boys and girls ages 8-18. Camp dates vary, June-August. $285$425. 800-406-3926 EAST CENTRAL BASKETBALL CAMP | Camp aimed at improving individual player skills through focused drills and team play. Ages 8-12. July 14-18 from 9 am-noon. $100. 868-0856 EASTERN BOYS CAMP | Players hone skill development, play in competitions and contests under coaching of EWU staff and players. Ages 7-12. July 21-24, full- or half-day sessions available. $75-$125. 359-6537 NBC BASKETBALL CAMP (NIC) | Two camps offered, including a Complete Player Intensive for athletes ready to push themselves (ages 13-18) and the Junior Complete Player camp at a pace conducive to younger athletes’ needs (ages 8-12). Open to boys and girls. July 21-25 at North Idaho College. $535. nbccamps. com 800-406-3926 NEXT LEVEL BASKETBALL | Camp focusing on skill fundamentals and game play, with camp activities included. July 21-25, at Riverview Bible Camp in Cusick, Wash. $350. 999-0509 EASTERN ADVANCED SKILLS CAMP | Players are coached by EWU staff and players, with competitions and contests. Ages 13-16. July 23-25 from 9 am-3 pm. $100. 3596537 GONZAGA ADVANCED SKILLS CAMP | Players receive instruction in footwork, shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and offensive/defensive team concepts. Boys grades 3-13. July 24-27. Commuter and overnight options. $305$390. 313-3994 NBC BASKETBALL CAMPS (THE WAREHOUSE) | Camps offered include Junior Basketball Camp, Multi-Sport Camp, and Rookie Basketball Camp. Training geared to younger athletes with specific drills to accurately learn skills. Boys and girls ages 6-13. Camp dates vary, July-August. $90$250. 800-406-3926 GONZAGA FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS CAMP | Younger players learn basic skills and game fundamentals. Boys and girls grades 1-7. July 29-31. Morning or all-day sessions available. $100-$220. 313-3994 EWU MEN’S SHOOTING ACADEMY | Instruction focusing on shooting technique with competitions and video analysis. Grades 4-12. Aug. 2 from 9 am-3 pm. $50. 359-6537











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ADVANTAGE BASKETBALL CAMPS | Learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork and more and shooting and ball handling-focused camp. Aug. 4-7 from 9 am-5 pm. At HUB Sports Center. $195-$225. 9270602 BREAKTHROUGH BASKETBALL YOUTH CAMP | A ball-handling and skills camp for younger players and their coaches. Boys and girls grades 2-8. Aug. 12-14; session times vary based on grade level. $145. 866846-7892 BREAKTHROUGH BASKETBALL CAMP | A skills development camp coached by NBA development coach Don Kelbick, focusing on footwork, mentality, shooting, ball handling, fast break skills and more. Boys and girls grades 7-12, and collegelevel players. Aug. 15-1. $225. 927-0602


PITCHING MACHINE BASEBALL | Younger players can work on dexterity, agility and teamwork, with game play included. Ages 6-8. Practice starts June 9, games June 24-July 24, Tues/Thur. $67$92. 777-9622 NORTHWEST BASEBALL ACADEMY (NORTH) | Players improve skills, sportsmanship and technique. Ages 5-14. Weekly sessions offered June 16-July 17, Mon-Thu from 8:30-11:30 am. At North-

wood Middle School. $85-95/camp; discounts for siblings/team members and multiple weeks. 465-7030 EAST CENTRAL BASEBALL CAMP | Participants learn to better all aspects of game skills through diverse exercises and team-building activities. Ages 7-12. Offered June 16-20 and Aug. 11-14 from 9 am-noon. $100/session. 868-0856 EAST CENTRAL SOFTBALL CAMP | Funfilled camp teaching diverse, age-appropriate skills with an emphasis on teamwork. Ages 7-12. Offered June 16-20 and Aug. 11-14 from 9 am-noon. $100/session. 868-0856 EAST CENTRAL TEE BALL | Campers learn teamwork and game basics through fun-focused exercises and games. Ages 4-6. Offered June 16-20 and Aug. 11-14 from 9 am-noon. $100/session. mattw@ 868-0856 WHITWORTH SOFTBALL CAMP | Players receive instruction in hitting, infield, outfield, catching, pitching, base running and more. Also includes scrimmage games and team-building activities. June 17-19 (grades 9-12) and June 24-25 (grades 6-9). Commuter and overnight options available. $125-$325. 777-4397 SPOKANE INDIANS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC | Attendees receive instruction from Spokane Indians players on the fundamentals of baseball, including base running, hitting, throwing, infield and outfield. Tickets to the evening’s games also included. Offered June 17, July 9 and 29. Ages 5-12. $5-$6/session. spokanein- 343-6886 LIL’ SLUGGERS | A curriculum designed for various age levels to introduce young kids to the sport and reinforce skills in progressing players. Ages 2-5. Ten-week sessions offered June 17-Aug. 21, meeting once a week. Locations vary. $130/session.


Any medications a child is on need to be in the original prescription bottle. LIL’ SLUGGERS (SPOKANE VALLEY) | Young players develop basic baseball skills including throwing, catching, hitting and base running. Ages 2-5. Tenweek sessions offered June 17-Aug. 20, meets once weekly; times and locations vary. $130/session. 688-0300 PREMIER MITTS | Specialized infield and hitting camp. Ages 15 and under. June 23-26, July 7-10 and July 14-17. At Shadle Park HS. $109-$159. 863-4605 NORTHWEST BASEBALL ACADEMY (SOUTH) | Players improve skills, sportsmanship and technique. Ages 5-14. Weekly sessions offered June 23-July 24, Mon-Thu from 8:30-11:30 am. At Ferris HS. $85-95/camp; discounts for siblings/ team members and multiple weeks. 448-9273 SKYHAWKS BASEBALL CAMPS | Base-

ball camps are offered at local parks throughout Spokane and CdA through the summer, offering progressional instruction and teaching in fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running. Ages 4-12. Camps offered June-August. $65-$139. 800-804-3509 Y WINNERS T-BALL | T-ball gears up younger players to move on to baseball. Ages 4-5. June 25-July 23, Wed from 9:30-11 am. Locations vary. $67-$92. 777-9622 THE HITTING ZONE | Players focus on all aspects of the game through drills and training in infield and outfield play, pitching, catching, base running and hitting. Offered July 7-10 and July 14-17 from 9 am-noon. At Gonzaga Prep. $135/session. 868-2013 TOTAL COUGAR BASEBALL EXPERIENCE | Players enhance skills in all areas of baseball in a camp led by WSU coaching staff and players. Boys ages 8-16. July 13-17. $149-$499. baseballcamp 335-8041


G-PREP FOOTBALL CAMPS | Camps offered to boys in grades 4-12; session dates and times vary based on gradel level. $70-$125. 483-8511 COUGAR FOOTBALL CAMP | Mini-camps offer noncontact instruction from WSU coaching staff and tours of the WSU facilities. Grades 11-12. June 14 and 21 from 12-5 pm. Kicking showcase camp also offered, same days, fro. 10 am-2 pm. $50/ session.

WHITWORTH 8-MAN CAMP | Contact football camp to teach game fundamentals and techniques, geared toward high school players. Grades 9-12. June 16-18. $220. 777-4329 VANDAL TEAM CAMP | High school players work on game skills and techinques following the Vandal’s team philosophy. Grades 9-12. June 16-20. $225-$300. EWU INDIVIDUAL/TEAM CAMP | Improve technique and game strategy as an individual or with a team, with instruction from EWU coaching staff. Grades 9-12. Offered June 18-21 and June 25-28. $75$310. GRID KIDS CAMP | Full-contact football skills camp teaching blocking, tackling, running and other skills. June 23-26 from 9 am-3:30 pm. Coed grades 3-6. At West Valley HS. $190-$210. 777-9622 VANDAL INDIVIDUAL SKILLS CAMP | Daily skill camps offer coaching in various aspects and positions. Grades 9-12. June 23-26, from 1-4 pm. Also offering a special kicking camp June 24 from 4:30-8:30 pm ($50) coached by Mike Hollis. $35/ day. WHITWORTH TEAM CAMP | Contact football camp to teach game fundamentals and techniques, geared toward high school football teams. Grades 9-12. June 23-26. $220/commuter, $290/resident. 777-4329 SKYHAWKS FLAG FOOTBALL | Players learn skills on both sides of the football,



including passing, catching and defense, in camps ending with the Skyhawks Super Bowl. Camps held at local parks and schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Boys and girls ages 6-12. Camps offered June-August. $65$139. 800-804-3509 EWU SPECIALIST CAMP | A half-day camp with individualized instruction for team specialists, including kickers, punters and long smappers. Grades 9-12. June 25 from 7:45 am-12:25 pm. $65. EWU DB/WB CAMP | Skills camp for wide receivers and defensive backs, led by Eastern coaching staff. July 24 (grades 9-10) and July 25 (grades 11-12) from 10 am-3:30 pm. $60-$70. EWU QUARTERBACK CAMP | Join Eastern’s quarterback coach Zak Hill for a camp specially focused on the skills of quarterbacks. July 24 (grades 9-10) and July 25 (grades 11-12) from 9 am-3:30 pm. $100-$125. EWU YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP | Players are divided by age and skill level, and learn techiniques and skills for playing all football positions. Grades 3-8. July 26 from 9 am-noon. $50-$60. EAST CENTRAL FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP | Skill-building camp focusing on core game skills including catching, routerunning, agility, defense and more. Ages 6-12. July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 am-noon. $100. 868-0856


GONZAGA GIRLS SOCCER ACADEMY | Camp focuses on building a technical foundation through fun activities along with sportsmanship, leadership and confidence. Ages 4-10. June 16-20 from 9 am-noon. $150. gonzagasocceracademy. com JUNIOR ZAG AND GOALKEEPER CAMP | Players are instructed by Gonzaga coaches and players, focusing on technical, tactical and mental skills. Girls ages 11-14. June 16-20, from 5:30-8 pm. $150. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC CAMP | A soccer camp for beginning to intermediate players, focusing on technical and tactical elements of the game, taught by elite and professional players/coaches. June 16-20, Mon-Fri. Half or full-day sessions available. $150-$220.

Summer on Stage Children perform in the Civic’s “Play in a Week” Chronicles of Narnia camp.

Budding young actors build confidence and have fun at the Civic’s summer drama camps BY E.J. IANNELLI


tarting in June, the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy is offering children and teens the chance to journey to Hogwarts, Sherwood Forest, ancient Greece or even through the looking glass, courtesy of its popular summer camp program. The structure of the program is similar to years past, with a variety of Play in a Week Camps for participants entering grades 1-7, two different two-week Teen Summer Camps for those entering grades

7-12, plus a three-week Main Stage Performance Camp for high-schoolers who must first qualify by audition. Chris Taylor, the Civic’s director of education, says that the different tiers, performances and sessions cater to a whole range of ages, skill levels and availability. “For the Play in a Week camps, they come in on Monday, and on Friday we do a show for friends and family. They memorize their lines and go through all their

blocking in five days.” “We’ve written a few new scripts that we’re going to be trying out this summer,” he says, “so we can expect to see some really fun plays every Friday afternoon.” Some of those plays include Hermione Granger and the Hogwarts Home (June 23-27), Alice in Wonderland (July 7-11), The Saggy, Baggy Elephant (July 28-Aug. 1), Perseus and the Titans (Aug. 4-8) and Robin Hood (Aug. 11-15). “The two-week camps for high-school students are a little bit more intensive, more educational, more focused on skill-building, script analysis and character development.” Those camps are split into Musical Theater (June 16-27) and Drama (July 7-18) with morning and afternoon sessions for each. Teens who take part will get to practice everything from proper diction and solo/ group singing to audition techniques and improvisation. “Our three-week performance camp, which actually kicks off our following main stage season, is going to finish with Legally Blonde,” says Taylor. “It’s just going to be a great, get-up-on-your-feet, check-yourbrains-at-the-door, have-a-good-time type of musical.” Given its audition requirements, the Main Stage Performance camp (July 21-Aug. 7, Aug. 8-17) is ideally suited for budding actors who have risen through the ranks of the Civic Academy’s one- and two-week camps and might like to land a cast or crew spot in a regular-season main stage production. And yet fun, says Taylor, isn’t necessarily the biggest reward of these camps. “It’s going to help the students’ overall educational development. When they watch the final performance, I have a lot of parents come up to me and say, ‘I’ve never seen my child do that before. They’re always so shy.’ But then watching them up on stage, watching their confidence grow, watching them feel good about themselves — that’s the thing the parents love, to see their children being guided in a way that’s helping them express themselves naturally and in a safe, comfortable environment.”  Spokane Civic Theatre Summer Camps • Sessions offered June 16-Aug. 22 • $115-$400 • • 325-2507


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SUMMER CAMPS sitioning, goalkeeping and more. Ages 4-12. July 21-25 from 9 am-noon. $100. 868-0856 ST. GEORGE’S SOCCER | Camp emphasizing skills for all levels, including footwork, trapping, defense, passing and more. Open to boys and girls. July 21-25 from 9 am-noon (grades 2-12) and Aug. 11-15 fro. $10 am-noon (grades 2-6) $50$135. 464-8815 HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CAMP | Co-hosted by Gonzaga and the University of Idaho women’s soccer teams, on the U. of Idaho campus in Moscow. July 22-24. $285/ player. 208596-2565 or 509-313-4222 HIGH SCHOOL ELITE CAMP | Gonzaga coaches offer instruction in an elite, competitive camp setting to encourage confidence in all players. Girls grades 8-12. July 29-30. $365-$395. SPOKANE JUNIOR SOCCER | Instruction and games designed to improve soccer skills and gain confidence. Ages 5-11. July 7-Aug. 15, Mon-Fri from 9 am-noon. $39$59/week. 747-5017



SPOKANE SOCCER ACADEMY | Learn soccer fundamentals through a variety of summer-long sessions offered in foot skills, technical game training, striking and finishing and goalkeeping. Sessions run June 16-July 29, Mon/Wed and Tue/ Thu. Held at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and Plantes Ferry Park. $250-$275/ session. VALLEY YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER | Instruction and games designed to improve soccer skills and gain confidence. Ages 4-11. June-August, weekly sessions offered Mon-Fri with mornings, afternoon and all day options. $49-$109/week SOCCERTOTS | Kids learn the basics of soccer in an age-appropriate, engaging environment focusing on building motor skills and friendship. Ages 1.5-6. Ten-week sessions offered June 17-Aug. 21, meeting once a week. Locations vary. $130/session. SOCCERTOTS (SPOKANE VALLEY) | Young athletes play games and activities to promote fitness, self confidence and develop basic soccer skills. Ages 1.5-6 years. 8-10-week sessions offered June 17-Aug. 23; times and locations vary. $104-$130. 688-0300 EAGLES GOALKEEPING CAMP | Camp focuses on teaching essentials of goalkeeping, taught by EWU coach Rich Cullen and staff. Ages 11-18. June 23-25 from 4-7 pm. $125. 359-6572 WHITWORTH SOCCER CAMP | Players (coed) train with Whitworth soccer


coaches and players, focusing on technical development, tactical play and goal scoring. June 23-25 (ages 6-11) and July 15-17 (ages 12-18) from 9 am-noon. $90/ session. whitworthsoccercamps.weebly. com 777-3766 SKYHAWKS SOCCER | A progressional coaching curriculum teaching technical skills and knowledge for all levels of playing experience. Camps held at local parks and schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Boys and girls ages 3-12. Offered June-August. $49-$139. 800-804-3509 EAGLES HIGH SCHOOL CAMP | Camp designed for high school teams and players to hone skills and train like Division I players, and led by EWU coaches and players. Girls grades 9-12. July 9-11. $275/ commuter. $400/residential. 359-6572 EAGLES SUMMER ID CAMP | A one-day camp for high school girls to evaluate their potential as a future EWU soccer player, focusing on technical, tactical and physical demands of collegiate soccer. Ages 15-18. May 17 and July 16 from 10 am-4 pm. $125. 359-6572 BRITISH SOCCER CAMPS | Young players improve soccer techniques and play competitively. Ages 2-18. July 14-18 and Aug. 18-22, full- and half-day sessions available. $92-$201. 755-6726 EAST CENTRAL SOCCER CAMP | Camp focuses on improvement of individual players’ game skills such as passing, po-

VOLLEYKATS | Fun games are used to teach volleyball techniques including passing, setting, hitting, serving and more. Ages 6-8. Eight-week sessions offered June 19-Aug. 7, meets Thur; times vary based on location, Franklin or Comstock park. $104/session. spokaneparks. org WSU VOLLEYBALL YOUTH CAMP | Camp led by WSU coaches and players, teaching basic skills and game fundamentals. June 19-20 from 9-11:30 am. Grades 1-6. $60. 335-7169 ST. GEORGE’S VOLLEYBALL | Clinics focus on technical volleyball instruction through skills review and targeted drills. June 23-26 from 9 am-noon (grades 6-8) and 1-4 pm (grades 9-12). Mon, serving; Tue, setting; Wed, hitting; Thu, defense/ passing. $50/clinic-$150/all four. 464-8815 SKYHAWKS VOLLEYBALL CAMPS | Skill-based volleyball camps teaching fundamentals of passing, setting, hitting, serving and more for beginning to intermediate players. Camps held at local parks and schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Boys and girls ages 7-14. Offered June-July. $25$115. 800-804-3509 VANDAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM CAMP | Teams of eight or more and their coaches work with the Vandal volleyball coaching staff on drills, strategies and more. Commuter and resident options. July 7-10. $230-$320. EAST CENTRAL VOLLEYBALL CAMP | Campers work on diverse game skills including serving, digging, passing, defense and sportsmanship. Ages 10-12. July 7-11 from 9 am-noon. $100. mattw@ 868-0856 EAGLES INDIVIDUAL CAMP | A camp to hone players’ skills in all aspects of the game, focusing on individual improvement and technique. July 8-10. Ages 12-18. $235/day, $360/resident. 359-7378 ZAG TEAM CAMP | A camp for JV and Varsity teams focusing on team play, technique, and strategy, with tournament play on the final day. July 9-12. $355/ player. 313-5837

VANDALL VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP | A fast-paced camp offering instruction based on the Vandal volleyball team’s training methods. Boys and girls grades 7-12. July 10-13. Commuter and resident options. $260-$350. VANDAL VOLLEYBALL YOUTH CAMP | Basic volleyball skills are taught to boys and girls by the Vandal coaching team and players. Grades 3-6. July 11-13 from 9 am-noon. $85. vandalvolleyballcamp. com WSU INDIVIDUAL ALL-SKILLS CAMP | A high-level, position-specific training camp for experienced players as well as all-around training for beginning players. Day and overnight options. July 13-16. Grades 7-12. $250-$350. wsucougars. com/volleyball 335-7169 ZAG POSITIONAL CAMP | Positional skills instructions, competitive drills and tournament play hosted by Zags coaching staff and players. Grades 8-12. July 13-16. Commuter and overnight options. $320-$370. EAGLES TEAM CAMP | Teams practice, run drills, bond and work on technique and game strategy, culminating with a team tournament. July 14-17. Grades 9-12; JV and varsity teams. $205/day, $295/ overnight. 3597383 ST. GEORGE’S COMPLETE PLAYER | Five-day skills camp focusing on skills review, positional skills and competitive drills. July 14-18 from 9 am-noon (grades 6-8) and 1-4 pm (grades 9-12). $180. sgs. org 464-8815 WSU HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CAMP | Camp designed for high school teams looking to practice in a collegiate atmosphere, concluding with the High School Team Tournament. July 16-19. Grades 9-12. $200-$300 335-7169 NBC COMPLETE PLAYER CAMP | A comprehensive, overnight volleyball camp offering skill work, games, tournaments and leadership training. Ages 9-18. July 18-22. Held at Whitworth University. $485-$535. 1-800-4063926


Pack pre-addressed postcards and stamps so campers can write home about how much fun they’re having. ZAG COMPLETE PLAYER CAMP | A camp offering all-around emphasis on player skill and technique development, taught by Zags coaching staff. Grades 5-9. July 21-23. Commuter and overnight options. $270-$300 NBC INTENSIVE VOLLEYBALL CAMP | An advanced volleyball camp for experienced, highly athletic players to hone skills and performance through strength training and drills. Girls ages 14-18. July 25-27. Resident camp at Whitworth University. $285. 1-800-4063926 NBC INTRO SKILLS CAMP | Geared toward young and beginning-level players, focusing on reinforcing accurate techinque and form. Girls ages 8-12. July 25-27 from 5:30-8:30 pm. $105. 1-800-406-3926 G-PREP VOLLEYBALL CAMP | Offered to girls grades 4-12, session dates and times

vary based on grade level. $70-$95. 483-8511 WHITWORTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP | Camp offering a comprehensive review of skills, including passing, movement, defense, attacking, setting, blocking and serving. Aug. 12-14, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Grades 7-12. $125. 777-4391


TUMBLING | Tumbling classes offered for toddlers to young children, teaching balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. Sessions offered June 3-24, July 8-29 and Aug. 5-26, day and times vary. Ages 1.5-7. $35-$40/session. GYMNASTICS FUN CAMP | A week of gymnastics events, games, contests and more. No experience necessary. Ages 6-14. Sessions offered July 7-11 and Aug. 25-29; half- and full-day options. $119$225. 533-9646 PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS CAMP | Young children learn basic skills through games, creative movements and fun. Ages 3-5. Sessions offered July 7-11 and Aug. 25-29; half- and full-day options. $119-$225. 5339646 EXTREME GYMNASTICS, PARKOUR AND BREAK DANCING | Learn tumbling, twisting skills and stunts done by Olympic athletes. Ages 6-18. Sessions offered July 14-18 and Aug. 4-8 from 8:15 am-12:15 pm or 12:30-4:30 pm. $119-$125 533-9646 ADVENTURE CAMP | This popular camp has themed days and offers challenges and adventures in gymnastics. Ages 6-12. July 21-25 or Aug. 11-15 from 8:15 am-12:15 pm. $119-$125. 533-9646 TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE CAMP | A camp for gymnasts/athletes interested in learning basic and intermediate trampoline/tumbling skills. Ages 6-18. Aug. 1822, half- or full-day options. $119-$225. 533-9646


KIDS TENNIS LESSONS | Free lessons for all skill levels, from the Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association. All-ages. Saturdays through Aug. 31 (starts May 3), 9-10 am (ages 7 and under) and 10-11 am (ages 8-14). Free. 255-9293 SPOKANE RACQUET CLUB CAMPS | Certified instructors offer age-appropriate instruction for beginner to advanced players; camps also include supervised water activities and snacks. Ages 7-18. Weekly camps offered June 16-Aug. 15. Camp times vary based on age group. $85-$160/session. spokaneracquetclub. com 535-1239 USTA TENNIS CAMP | Players learn fundamentals of the game appropriate to their skill levels. Week-long sessions offered June 16-Aug. 15 at Comstock and Shadle parks. Open to ages 4-18; all equipment provided. Hosted by Spokane Parks and the USTA Pacific NW. $33-$88/ week. 625-6200 SKYHAWKS TENNIS | Camp teaching proper grip, footwork, strokes, volleys, serves and game rules and etiquette. Camps held at Rocky Hill Park in Liberty Lake and Northshire Park in CdA. Boys and girls ages 7-12. Offered June-August. $109-$115. 800-804-3509


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RELATIONAL RIDING ACADEMY | Horsemanship program offering half-day riding camps, for beginning to advanced riders. Summer sessions offered June 9-Aug. 31, summer youth programs July 7-11 and Aug. 4-8. Prices vary. 290-4301 Y WINNERS SPORTS CAMP | Multi-sport camp offering flag football, soccer, T-ball, basketball and more. Ages 4-6. June 1626 from 9:30-11 am. Locations vary. $67$92. 777-9622 SKYHAWKS GOLF | Camps teach the fundamentals of golf including swing-

ing, putting and body positioning, with all equipment provided. Camps held at local parks and schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Boys and girls ages 5-8. Camps offered JuneAugust. $105-$119. 800804-3509 JUNIOR GOLF CAMP | Camps for beginners, intermediate, novice and advance youth players. June 17-20, July 8-11 and Aug. 5-8. $70/session. 928-3484 DISC GOLF CAMP | A day camp teaching basics of the game, course and throwing techniques, with field trips at the end of the session. Grades 8-12. June 18-Aug. 27, Wed from 5-6 pm. At North Spokane YMCA. $35-$45. 7779622 KIDSPORTS MULTI-SPORT CAMP | A camp for young children to be introduced to various sports, including baseball, basketball, volleyball and soccer. Ages 3-5. 10-week sessions offered June 19-Aug. 21, meeting once a week. At Comstock Park. $130/session. G-PREP WRESTLING CAMP | Offered to boys entering grades K-7 (June 20 from 3-6 pm, $10) and 8-12. June 20-25, times vary. $310. 483-8511 NIC WRESTLING CAMP | The largest summer wrestling camp in the Northwest, offering instruction in collegiatestyle wrestling with a special emphasis on take downs. Offered for grades K-8 and 9-12. June 21-25 and June 26-30. Price TBA. 208-7697870 JOHN MEANS’ JUNIOR GOLF CAMP | Camp for beginning to advanced players, with commuter and residential options. Ages 8-18. June 22-26. $530-$695. 612-382-7820 NIKE GOLF CAMPS | Coed golf camp with teaching at the University of Idaho and WSU campuses, and instruction from university golf coaches. Ages 10-18. June 22-26; day camp from 9 am-4 pm. $565/ day; $925/overnight. 800-645-3226 BADMINTON CAMP | Camp introduces new players to the sport and hones intermediate players’ skills. Ages 8-15. June 23-27 from 9 am-3 pm. $120. 625-6200 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CAMP | Get ready for fall sports by increasing strength and conditioning. Grades 9-12. Boys camp June 23-Aug. 14, from 8:30-

10:30 am. Girls camp June 23-Aug. 14, from 7-8 am. $80. 483-8511 SKYHAWKS MULTI-SPORT CAMPS | Multi-sport programs are tailored to children’s ages and skill levels, teaching teamwork, respect and sportsmanship through sports including soccer, basketball, baseball and flag football. Camps held at local parks and schools throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Boys and girls ages 3-12. Offered JuneAugust. $55-$139. 800804-3509 EXTREME SPORTS CAMP | Week-long camps offer a variety of sports activities including volleyball, tennis, soccer, skateboarding and more. Ages 7-12. Weekly sessions offered June 23-Aug. 29, MonFri from 8 am-4 pm. $150. spokaneparks. org 625-6200 BIKING SKILL & EDUCATION | Spend a week riding around local trails and parks and learning basic bike repairs and safety skills. Ages 8-11. Offered June 30-July 3 and July 21-25 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $179-$219/week. 6256200 WILD AND WACKY WATERS | Kayak, canoe, paddleboard, swim and take a field trip to Splash Down. Ages 8-11. Offered July 7-11, July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-8 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $219/week. 625-6200 KIDS XTREME FUN RUN | A 500-yard obstacle course of tires, mud pits, slip-nslides and more. Ages 5-14. July 13 at 9:30 am. At YMCA North. $15-$20. 777-9622 WHITWORTH TRACK & FIELD | Athletes receive individualized instruction in events of their choice, including throws, distance, sprints and jumps. July 14-16, from 9 am-noon. Ages $13 and up. $50/ teams of 4+ athletes; $100/individual. 777-3455 SPEED AND AGILITY CAMP | Sports camp for athletes of any sport, teaching proper warm up, training and cool-down techniques and more, taught by GU head strength coach Mike Nilson. July 14-17 (ages 13-17) and July 21-23 (ages 8-12) from 10 am-noon. $75. 458-7686 KIDS TRIATHLON | A kid-friendly race, with swimming, biking and running. Ages 5-14. Aug. 10, location TBA. $15-$20. 777-9622 

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place to find cutting-edge symphonic music, but Cotter admits to turning on his game console just to hear the Halo theme music play on the menu screen. He says the soundtrack really is that good. “Something like Halo would get people interested in classical music,” Cotter says. “Its music is in the same vein as Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. There’s that level of darkness and misery that people don’t always associate with classical, but it’s very much there.” For a man who has multiple jobs (including an adjunct teaching gig at Eastern Washington University), an 80-plus-hour workweek and a wife and twins at home, Cotter says he doesn’t

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CHAUNCY WELLIVER ‘Not now, mom, I’m not hungry.’” But he doesn’t only play kids — Cotter has taken on Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski. When not practicing his violin four or five hours a day, Wolski says he makes time for a few hours of screen time per week. Mostly he plays car-racing games, even building his own PVC pipe car simulator. Growing up in Poland in the 1980s, videogames were hard to come by, but Wolski remembers when his dad first brought home a version of Pong. “We only had a black-and-white TV, but that was OK for that game, of course,” he says. The nostalgia element and the way one must constantly practice to improve, as with an instrument, is what keeps these musicians coming back to play videogames. But mostly, it’s about relaxing. “Videogames take you to another place; erasing the stresses of the day for a little while,” Cotter says. 

find much time to play videogames the way he once did. He recalls getting his first Atari 2600 for Christmas as a kid, but it was clarinet and not gaming that took precedence in the following years, eventually taking him to the Cleveland Institute of Music. “I’ve listened to a lot of this [videogame] music in my life. It’s just amazing how it brings back a feeling of moments in time,” says Cotter, in his ninth season with the symphony. Sometimes, just for fun, Cotter competes with other gamers through the Internet, but he’s found his skills are no longer quite up to par. “Ten-year-olds will destroy you!” Cotter says. “You can always hear them saying things like,

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arenting is a series of joy and misery, pleasure and pain. We give up a lot to be parents, and that’s just fine most of the time. But there is no denying that one’s social life can take a hit when kids enter the picture. Securing a babysitter, wading through illnesses, teething and attachment issues, even being able to stay up past 9 pm can quickly make parents feel like pod people. And if you’re able to manage all of this and get out for a night on the town, there’s the resulting punishment of exhaustion the next morning, complete with a human alarm

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clock demanding your attention. So how can parents maintain a social life while balancing quality time with their children? Consider the benefits of dining out at happy hour: Early meals minimize the strain of the witching hour. Parents have a chance to unwind with spouses and friends. Discounts on food and drink abound, and everyone — you and the kids — can stay awake through their meals. Luckily, restaurant owners have taken the challenge to heart, opening their menus and spaces to kid-friendly pursuits and making

happy hour happier for everyone. Corina Little, mom of three and owner of the Little Garden Cafe, loves children. When discussing her journey as a mom and business owner, her eyes light up. The idea for the cafe came from Little’s own experience having children and being unable to find a place to take them so she could socialize with her childless friends. Little’s diligence and foresight have paid off with her seven-year labor of love. “My focus is community and having a place for com-

munity to meet. Personally, I enjoy getting to know everyone. We have moms come in when they are pregnant and then we see the kids grow up,” Little says. The cafe’s clientele runs the gamut from families and parent groups to students and neighbors. “Audubon is a big walking neighborhood,” says Little. Patrons stop in for a glass of wine, latte or light meal after spending the afternoon at the park or nearby Bowl & Pitcher. The cafe’s atmosphere is quaint, warm and well-divided. The front of the cafe boasts bar and outdoor seating with a panoramic view of Audubon Park. A private front room offers a haven for those searching for peace and quiet while a separate back room has ample space, tables, and numerous toys for the tot set. The cafe’s full menu is available all day, and Little plans to offer an array of drink specials, including sparkling sangria and hard lemonade, this spring and summer. Healthful cooking is important to Little and her crew. All pastries are made in-house. The  Bring something quiet, kids menu features such as a coloring book and the popular dincrayons, to keep your child ner roll sandwich, entertained. made using Little’s  Pick up after your kids. grandmother’s recipe.  Skip the appetizer course Panini are heavy on and go straight to mains. vegetables and served  Go early: you’ll avoid the looks from on whole grain, organic other patrons when it’s 9 on a Friday ciabatta. night and your overtired/overstimulated Parents have child is screaming. reacted favorably to  Know your child’s limits, and have a Little’s endearing cafe. plan B if things go south. Cara Quien, a mother  Unless there is a designated play space, of three, drives all the keep your kids at the table. way from Mead in  Restaurants are not a playground, support. and it is not the job of the restaurant “It’s a small busistaff to entertain or even notice children ness, and I like to supunderfoot. port the local economy. They offer more beverage options and real food options. Most importantly, they have a kids area that keeps my children occupied. They are happy, so I am happy!” gushes Quien. Little and the owners of Chairs Public House have a common goal: cultivating a sense of community and providing a welcoming place to eat, drink and interact. Open for just four months, Chairs occupies the space of the former Bulldog Tavern. Owners Chris Nichols, Mitch Moczulski and Scott Wilburn have taken great strides to create an atmosphere hospitable to children, students, sports fans and community groups alike. Nichols and crew have cleverly divided Chairs into a bright, open space. Those of legal age can enjoy drinks at the bar poured by local bartending sensation Cody Winfrey, whose Disney-centric cocktails were featured in a recent Inlander profile. Families and large groups can congregate at large tables, and a video request system keeps children and adults entertained. Chairs emphasizes healthier bar food, promoting trends with paleo pancakes and starting trends with its mind-blowing avocado fries. Local favorites Roast House coffee and Victor’s Hummus are featured on the menu, and New Leaf Bakery, a local nonprofit, provides pastries. With a happy hour that includes $1 off draft beers, well drinks, and lattes and $2 off appetizers, as well as an open-minded attitude, there’s something for everyone. 


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turning point came in the form of a four-tier Tinkerbell cake — complete with fairies flying through the air — that Kelly Burkhart made for her granddaughter’s birthday last year. She’d long been the go-to person for family birthdays and celebrations, creating the type of cakes that made people say: “Wow, you should be doing this for a living.” And that time she started thinking: Maybe I should. “I’ve always had a love for baking and a love for art,” says Burkhart, who describes herself as an “artsy-craftsy” person who’s always had some type of project in the works. Burkhart brings an artist’s eye for detail to her broad range of cakes, from the elegantly simple to the elaborately tiered and decorated. Her business, BUTTER Cake Art & Design, exclusively does custom orders for now, though she plans to eventually open a shop. Working around her day job means many nights when she’s still up baking or sculpting sugar in the kitchen at 1 am — but happily, because each new request is a new artistic challenge. “I love it when my clients will call and say: ‘The theme of our party is... pirates,’” she says, using an example. “And they just say: Go for it. And then I’m free to create, whether it be a pirate ship or a pirate bust with a parrot on its shoulder.” A recent cake celebrating Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo’s coronation included a diamond-studded high-heel shoe and jeweled belt

A spring-centric creation from BUTTER Cake Art & Design. CELESTE SHAW PHOTO — all edible, right down to the spur on the mud-splattered cowboy boot. And the “oooh” and “ahh” factor is more than surface deep — another recent cake was leopard print on the outside, but zebra print on the inside. Customization extends to cake flavors, which have included Mexican spice chocolate, pistachio, espresso, root beer float and orange creamsicle. On average, the cakes cost between $75 to $100, and Burkhart enjoys finding creative solutions to fit clients’ budgets. For brides willing to go nontraditional, she’s suggested trendy “naked” cakes that still look stunning without any frosting, or stacked sugar cookies decorated with royal icing to look like miniature layer cakes. Burkhart doesn’t mind that her work is ephemeral, with each masterpiece disappearing soon after she adds the final touches. She still personally delivers and sets up each cake, so she gets to see the delight and surprise when people first see the cake or cut into it. And that’s what makes the late nights worthwhile. “Regardless of how busy I get, I never want to get too busy to not be able to see that reaction,” she says. n BUTTER Cake Art & Design • Facebook: Butter Cake Art & Design • 953-6232

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s the Inland Northwest’s craft beer industry continues to boom, so does the sophistication of the region’s beer drinkers. And that’s why it’s a promising sign to see a specialty, small-batch festival pop up in Spokane this weekend. No-Li Brewhouse is hosting No Boundaries on the River, a celebration of its small-batch, barrel-aged and cask-conditioned beers. No-Li marketing manager Brittany Dern, one of the festival’s organizers, says that while the brewery loves its popular beers, it also enjoys the chance to experiment, and share those experiments with its customers. “Everybody loves their IPA, but almost every brewery has that. This is something that will pique your interest, even if you’re not that familiar with these styles,” says Dern. The festival includes a dozen small-batch beers made for the festival, many of which haven’t yet been tasted by the public. Several of the beers are aged for two or more months in whiskey barrels from Dry Fly Distillery. “A lot of breweries will use big distillery com-

panies to get their barrels, but we’re proud to use these from a craft distiller,” says Dern. After sitting in the whiskey barrel, the beers take on the oaky whiskey flavors and vanilla notes from the wood. That’s the sort of taste you’ll find in the barrel-aged takes on No-Li’s Jet Star Imperial IPA, Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout, Born & Raised IPA. There are also fully fresh creations like a double dry-hopped ale and a cacao breakfast stout. These brews will be served carbonated, which typically isn’t the case for barrel-aged beers. This sort of brewing often is a labor of love, considering the long wait involved and the fact that brewers can produce only relatively small batches at a time, something Dern says No-Li has been doing for a while, but never showcased to this sort of degree.  No Boundaries on the River • Sat, April 26, from noon to 4 pm • No-Li Brewhouse • 1003 E. Trent • Free entry, $15 tasting package • Advance tickets at search “no boundaries”


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Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan both deliver stunning performances in Joe.

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Joe, while at the same time trying to keep his dad’s boozy paws off his earnings. Joe tries to keep his nose clean, but that’s terribly hard for him, and it’s his personal battle over whether or not to help Gary that drives the film. Green’s return to dramatic indie films after dabbling in comedy with success (Pineapple Express), failure (Your Highness) and absolute perfection (HBO’s Eastbound and Down) has been a treat. The gritty friction he creates between the characters here is masterful. Part of that grit comes from Green’s production team’s decision to cast an actual homeless alcoholic to play the homeless alcoholic a badass with a heart of gold and a liver of steel. This is father: Gary Poulter was found living on the streets in Nicolas Cage’s wheelhouse. Austin, Texas, with almost no acting experience and went Director David Gordon Green, who found success on to deliver a powerhouse performance as one of the by letting Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch most despicable characters you’ll ever see on run around in the woods in last year’s screen. Tragically, Poulter was found dead JOE Prince Avalanche, again uses a rural backjust months after shooting wrapped, having Rated R ground as a perfect setting for this dire drowned in three feet of water. Directed by David Gordon Green story, based on a 1991 novel by Larry But Joe is Cage’s movie, no matter how Brown. The tiny Southern town where Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, strong the supporting cast is here. He’s fully Gary Poulter Joe alternately raises hell and helps believable as Joe, bringing some of the boozy prop up the local economy is dusty and desperation he gave us way back in Leavsad, as is Gary (an excellent Tye Sheridan, who you may ing Las Vegas. This is a movie that makes you feel a little remember from Mud), a hardscrabble kid stuck with an guilty for ever making fun of the guy. The kids should alcoholic bum of a father. Gary squats in a house with really check this out. Maybe they’ll stop giving the guy his family, which he tries to support by going to work for such a hard time. 

Nicolas Cage delivers his best performance in years in Joe BY MIKE BOOKEY


he kids like to make fun of Nicolas Cage. They put his face on those Internet memes and laugh at his expense, because for as long as they can remember, Nicolas Cage has been in movies like Ghost Rider. He’s been in a lot of other movies, too — he needed the money, or so the rumor goes — and very few of those movies have been good. Everything is different with Joe. Cage is as good as he’s been in a long, long while as the titular character, an ex-con who heads up day labor crews, poisoning trees so that lumber companies have an excuse to cut them down. Joe drives a beater truck and listens to grind metal. He smokes cigarettes and drinks cheap whiskey and pays for the company of women. He cuts up animals and gets shot in the arm, then tends to the wound himself. Joe is

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“Speaking truth to power” is the tagline of Anita, a powerful new documentary by Academy Award-winning writer/director Frieda Lee Mock. The film sets out to do just that, bringing audiences back more than 20 years to the 1991 Senate hearings during which young Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas whom she accused of sexual harassment. The hearings set off a political firestorm. Anita examines the lasting impacts of the hearings as they relate to other victims of sexual harassment, as well as issues of social justice and equality. At Magic Lantern. (CS) Not Rated


Paul Walker, in one of his last roles he played before dying in a car wreck last year, plays Damien, a Detroit cop whose father, also a cop, was killed by a notorious drug lord (played by RZA of the freaking Wu Tang Clan). Now, this cop is going into one of the city’s worst neighborhoods to try to ferret out this bad dude and get a little payback for dear ol’ Dad. (MB) Rated PG-13


There was a time when Jude Law played pretty boys on screen — Dom Hemingway is not one of those films. He even gained 30 pounds for this roll. Here Law plays the title character, a man just released from prison after a 12-year stint for refusing to talk. Now back on the streets, the safe-cracker is out looking for what he believes he’s owed for keeping silent. It’s one of those wacky British films where nothing goes the way it should. (LJ) R


In this true crime story, based on a 2005 Inlander article by Kevin Taylor, tells the story of Nate Norman and his band of teens and twenty-somethings from Coeur d’Alene who made millions smuggling marijuana over the Canadian border in the early 2000s. The film shows



Cheaters deserve what’s coming to them and in the case of The Other Woman, one man is about to be played by the three women he’s sleeping with. In this Hollywood universe, one man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) has the super-human ability to get Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton — obviously, from the get-go, this film isn’t based in reality. When they all discover he’s cheating on them, the three women band together to deliver some just desserts. (LJ) PG-13

This DisneyNature documentary is sure to make you say “aww” at least once. The latest documentary by Disney focuses on a group of Alaskan bears traveling across the terrain as the older bears teach their cubs important life lessons, like how to hunt, survive and care for others. Narrated by John C. Reilly, this one is sure to please both the young and old. (PS)


After awakening 70 years into the future, Captain America (Chris Evans) has a lot of catching up to do. His team — sassy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and loyal Falcon (Anthony Mackie) — are more than willing to lend a hand in his endeavors to re-adjust to modern life. This time around, the bad guy happens to be the elusive and mysterious

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It’s 1974 in England, and we’re introduced to Professor Coupland (Jared Harris) and his attempts, with the assistance of a couple of students/acolytes, to cure his “psychotic” subject, Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke). At first sight, their treatment of her appears abusive: She is locked in a bedroom in a small house in Oxford, the covered-up windows keeping the room dark, but it transpires that Jane approves of her situation, meant to help keep her demons at bay. Are those demons real, or imaginary? (MJ) Rated R



the extravagant lives the young men lived while becoming instantly rich, while also cataloguing their magnificent fall from grace. At Magic Lantern (MB) Not Rated Joe (Nicolas Cage) is an ex-con who heads up day labor crews, poisoning trees so that lumber companies have an excuse to cut them down. He drives a beater truck and listens to grind metal. He smokes cigarettes and drinks cheap whiskey and pays for the company of women; Joe is a badass with a heart of gold and a liver of steel. When he meets a hardworking 15-year-old boy living with his dangerously abusive father, he has to decide whether to help the kid out or keep his focus on his own set of problems. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated R


Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) a former Soviet spy and Captain America’s potential undoing in a yet another action-packed, super hero flick. (ER) PG-13


Everyone has the power to change the world — at least that’s the case in inspirational social change biopics. In Cesar Chavez, a film following the life of civil rights activist and labor organizer of the same name, we see once again how one person can bring about change, especially when employing peaceful tactics. (LJ) PG-13

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Director Ivan Reitman (who did, among many other things, Ghostbusters) brings us a relatively accurate depiction of the NFL draft and all the backroom shenanigans that come along with it. Kevin Costner stars as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns who, on the eve of the draft, has seen both his personal life and his career wander onto shaky ground. Now, he has to decide whether or not to take a heralded quarterback as the first pick. (MB) Rated PG-13


Charming, artistic mouse Celestine (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) is tired of everyone telling her she should grow up to be something sensible, like a dentist. Ernest the bear (voiced by Forest Whitaker), on the other hand, is just looking for his next meal and sees mice on the menu. Instead of eating Celeste, the two become unlikely companions, stirring up all kinds of trouble as their subsequent people — the sewer mice and the above-ground bear — try to tear the pair apart in this beautiful, animated classic. At Magic Lantern (ER) PG


Wes Anderson’s latest takes us to th Grand Budapest Hotel in the “former republic of Zubowka.” Mr. Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) relates his experiences as young protégé (Tony Revolori) of the Grand Budapest’s veteran concierge, Monsieur Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), in 1932. Soon, Gustave learns he’s inherited a priceless painting from one of his frequent guests, but is then framed for her murder. (SR) Rated R


This kid named Colton sees dead people. Relax, this is no Sixth Sense rehash. As spooky as that premise sounds, Colton has seen dead people because he went to heaven, he says. So his dad (Greg Kinear) decides to start telling everyone in their small town about his son’s near-death experience and trip to see all his dead relatives in heaven. Directed by Randall Wallace (We Were Soldiers, Secretariat), this film is based on the bestselling book of the same title. (MB) Rated PG


Potentially one of the dumbest movies to come out all year, Haunted House 2 takes this spoof franchise to new heights of sheer stupidity. Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) moves into his dream home with his new girlfriend and her two children for a happily-everafter. But when paranormal events once

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again begin to stir up trouble, Malcolm decides to fight fire with fire by making blood sacrifices and racist jokes. Oh joy. (ER) Rated R

create the elusive God particle on which they have staked their careers. At Magic Lantern. (ER) Not Rated


Rio (voiced by the oh so nerdy Jesse Eisenberg) is back and this time he’s leaving his bird sanctuary in the city and heading deep into the Amazon along with his lady Jewel (Anne Hathaway). In the jungle, Rio meets his wife’s dad, who doesn’t approve of their union, leading him to question everything as other birds battle for the affections of Jewel. (MJ) Rated G

Bollywood never fails to disappoint, even in the United States. In this Mumbai romance, the famously efficient lunch delivery system, Dabbawalas, makes a mistake and causes a grieving widower and a lonely and unhappy housewife to find each other. This causes the two to eventually develop a relationship when they send each other notes through their shared lunchbox. At Magic Lantern (PS)


You know that story about a flood from Sunday school? This is not that story. Darren Aronofsky veers this boat in a whole new direction. Introducing fallen angels called “The Watchers,” who help Noah (Russell Crowe) build the ark and fight off hoards of blood-thirsty savages are as distracting to the story telling as Jar Jar was to The Phantom Menace. Mickey Rourke’s character sneaks on the ark and shows us the evils of eating meat. (CB) Rated PG-13


For all the true horror fans out there, note Oculus is rated R, meaning it’s full of scary, bloody images — none of that lame PG-13 thriller crap. But along with the gross-outs the film has an actual high-minded and layered plot, one that will have you guessing until the credits roll. The drama begins when a man hangs a newly acquired antique mirror in his family home. (LJ) Rated R


Directed by Mark Levinson, Particle Fever follows six scientists on the cusp of a historic discovery. Some have spent their whole careers — 30 years of research — on one claim. Together they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe through the use the Large Hadron Collider, one of the globe’s most expensive machines which could potentially



Not many remakes of iconic films get it right (think Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still), but RoboCop is a surprising exception. The roots are still there: Good guy Detroit cop is left for dead but re-emerges, via technology, as invincible man-machine. But this film has been stripped of its brutality as well as, some will lament, its corny humor. (ES) Rated PG-13


Johnny Depp’s big glasses make him look smart in this science fiction thriller about the positives and negatives of technology. But this is intelligent scifi even without the glasses. Anti-tech terrorists do awful things to our hero, resulting in his mind being linked to the Internet. So, with that kind of power, will he help or harm mankind? (ES) Rated PG-13


In this strange drama, director Jonathan Glazer explores the curiosity of living in a new world all through the use of a creature that should not be there. A little bit bizarre, a little bit beautiful, Under the Skin follows an alien (Scarlett Johansson) in Scotland, while she’s on the prowl to seduce men. Like a Venus fly trap, she sucks them into a darkened vortex, using only her sexuality and a blank smile. Slowly, but surely though, the alien intruder is beginning to feel. (ER) Rated R 





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elcome to the experiment,” says loudly into her room. It looks like torture, but it seedy-tweedy Professor Couptranspires that Jane — who definitely ain’t right land to his new documentarian, in a horror-movie sort of way — approves of her AV geek Brian, not quite adding “Bwahahasituation, meant to help keep her demons at bay. haha!” to the greeting — but you can almost hear Are those demons real or imaginary? Coupland it anyway. believes there is something scientific and psychiWe had already started to suspect that the atric, not supernatural, behind what appears to academic is a little bit mad and sadistic, with his be Jane’s demonic possession, and he is going to cold approach to some quite disturbing matters prove his theory and show all those scoffers back that might rattle even the most rational. Also, in the faculty lounge. he’s Jared Harris, bringing his usual offhand The year is 1974, so Brian’s documenting of creepiness to the screen in a new, yet the experiment happens via giant, old-fashioned, little British horror THE QUIET ONES clunky film cameras, some footage flick from legendary Hammer Films, from which is shared with us. And Rated PG-13 which produced a slew of gothic though The Quiet Ones in no way Directed by John Pogue chillers in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s purports to be a Paranormal ActivityStarring Jared Harris, Sam and has reemerged in recent years style documentary, director John Claflin, Olivia Cooke with a revival of its appreciation for Pogue’s mix of straight-up narrative spooky atmosphere over blood and and faux retro/faux found footage gore, most notably (so far) with The Woman in adds to the overall spookiness in a way the usual Black, starring Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe. horror-flick claim that what we are witnessing In The Quiet Ones, Brian (Sam Claflin) is not was “inspired by actual events” does not. one of Coupland’s students at Oxford UniverThere aren’t many outright scares here, sity — “I’d never get in here,” he laments — which and when they do come, they are curiously makes him the perfect outside observer and resicircumspect — so as not to bounce the film up dent skeptic, and our eyes, as he (and we) are ininto R-rated territory, I suspect. But once the troduced to Coupland’s attempts, with the assisexperiment moves to a creaky old house out in tance of a couple of students/acolytes, to cure his the remote countryside, thanks to complaints “psychotic” subject Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke). from neighbors in town (that demon-dampening At first sight, their treatment of her appears aburock music is really loud) and the university sive: she is locked in a bedroom in a small house pulling Coupland’s funding, the old-fashioned in Oxford, the covered-up windows keeping Hammer Horror atmosphere cranks up, and not the room dark, a prison-like slot in the door for just because of the ’70s-era fog of cigarette smoke communication and food, and rock music blaring hanging over the proceedings. Bwahahaha. 

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t ain’t easy finding your distinct musical voice. When your father influenced Bob Dylan, wrote hundreds of songs including the Washington state folk song “Roll On Columbia, Roll On” and is generally known as a giant in folk music, it’s even more of a challenge. But Arlo Guthrie doesn’t live in Woody Guthrie’s shadow. He also plays activist-tinged folk music (“Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” “Massachusetts”) and is a folk legend, continuing the family legacy for decades. Next Wednesday, Guthrie continues the final leg of the two-year Woody Guthrie centennial celebration tour at the Bing Crosby Theater, a venue he’s played many times before, back when it was called the Met. Guthrie, 66, no longer takes phone interviews; if he acquiesced to us he’d have to talk to the next newspaper that asked, too. But he was kind enough to reply to questions via email — with his trademark wit on full display. INLANDER: You’re on the road, playing almost every night? GUTHRIE: We try to keep it doable, which means we get a little more time between gigs than we used to. How do you keep up your endurance? I have no idea. Ever think it’s time to retire, just kick back and relax? The thought enters my mind every so often. Then I remember my old friend, Pete Seeger who passed away a couple of months after playing Carnegie Hall with me at 94 years old (last November). Then I get depressed and think, “I’ll never get outta here alive.” Then I get philosophical and think, “There’s nothing good on TV. Might as well do some gigs.”

Rolling On Celebrating his father’s centennial, Arlo Guthrie returns to the Pacific Northwest to continue Woody’s legacy BY LAURA JOHNSON

There is such a connection here in Washington state with your father’s music (Washington state folk song, Grand Coulee Dam songs). Do you feel that history when you perform in the Pacific Northwest? Are you proud of this history? I share with my father an awe for the natural beauty of this part of the world. He loved the Northwest. Naturally, things have changed over the decades since he was up here roaming around and creating songs about the Columbia River. The sheer majesty and magnitude of the dams they built, is by any standard, still awe-inspiring, even if the immediacy of the projects overlooked the impact of a longer and bigger picture. His songs and his visions saw a nation dependent upon big projects that created the power for industry, agriculture and individuals to be in the forefront of a new 20th Century world. And with it they won the fight against authoritarian, militaristic and centralized governments around the globe. Now we are entering the 21st Century and some of those same foes are still out there, even within our own country. ... I added my own last verse to “Roll On Columbia.” “And one day we’ll harness the wind and the sun / To take over the work that your big dams have done / And witness the wonder of your free rolling run / Roll on Columbia, roll on …” ...continued on next page

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Woody Guthrie and Grand Coulee Dam

“ROLLING ON,” CONTINUED... What do you think of the resurgence of folk music in pop music in the past five years or so? Are you glad to see it back, or have they ruined it? It depends on what you mean by “folk music.” A symphony playing a tune you’ll remember and whistle for the rest of your life is more likely folk music than listening to somebody banging on a guitar he can’t play, singing words you can’t understand to a group of people who couldn’t care less. Who do you listen to now? Who inspires you now? Beethoven — the real king. Or for those not into the original long-hair stuff, Orpheus. Now, there was a guy who could sing! And if you’re really out there, check out my buddy, Milarepa — my real hero. Are you still writing/working on a new album? What is that process like for you? I don’t write as much, and even the stuff I create, I don’t write down much anymore. I’m out singing to creatures of all kinds. And if get enough things I think are of interest to people, I get it recorded. There’s a live recording of this tour just released a week or so ago Here Come The Kids and it’s a fairly good representation of what you’ll hear coming right up. You play with your son; how is that, keeping the music in the family? Well, having kids just naturally gives you more family. I have a mess of kids and grandkids who all play, write, and sing. I was hoping for a smarter crew, but you take what you get. n Arlo Guthrie • Wed, April 30, at 7:30 pm • $37-$102 • All-ages • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • $12 • All-ages •

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April 24th - 30th KARAOKE W/ LIVE WIRE

at IRV’s @ 9pm

Dance your ASS off until 4am all weekend!


at Club Red 6pm-10pm

Saturday April 26th THE FINNS

Sunday FUN DAY April 27th



TRIVIA! Starts at 7pm

Transition Period

Wednesday April 30th


120 E. Sprague Ave.


Georgia-based alt-rockers Manchester Orchestra take over the Knitting Factory Monday.

Tuesday April 29th OPEN MIC of OPEN-NESS starts at 7:30pm


Monday April 28th


Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy time prices!


at Irv’s 9pm-2am


at Irv’s 8pm-2am


at Irv’s 8pm-2am


at Club Red @ 10pm

415 W. Sprague Ave.


How alt-rock quintet Manchester Orchestra finally found its loud voice BY AZARIA PODPLESKY


ometimes in order to move forward, you need to revisit the past. For alt-rock quintet Manchester Orchestra, that meant buying a house tucked between homes with big families and minivans in the suburbs of Alpharetta, Ga. — the same place a majority of the band had lived in early in its career. After soundproofing the home studio and moving in gear accumulated over the years, the band was almost ready to record its fourth album independently. The only thing missing was a strong sense of where to go musically. For a band with both straightforward indie-rock albums (2006’s I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child and 2009’s Mean Everything to Nothing) and a string-heavy concept album (2011’s Simple Math) under its belt, the sky really was the limit. As keyboardist/backing vocalist Chris Freeman tells it, the band bounced from one genre to the next in the early stages of the recording process. “There was a pretty general consensus between all of us that the rock genre is lacking right now, with electronic music becoming more popular and hip-hop and the folky-acoustic thing that’s happening in alternative music,” Freeman says. “We decided that we could do something different.” The band decided to create the record it felt was missing from rock ‘n’ roll — one that was brutal, in-your-face and, perhaps most important, loud.

That album, Cope, released April 1, is unrelentingly heavy from beginning to end. There are ever-so-slightly-softer moments bookended by lead single “Top Notch” and the album-closing title track, which features the thematic lyric, “And I hope if there is one thing I let go/It is the way that we cope,” but for the most part, the five-piece doesn’t stop to let listeners catch their breath. For Freeman, Cope reflects the mid-to-late-20s period of adulthood when things like marriage and having a family seem more real. Now that he’s on the other side of the recording process, he feels more prepared to take on this new chapter in life. “We’ve definitely grown through that record, and that definitely begins to reflect in your personal life,” he says. “I feel a little bit older, a little more grown-up because of that record.” Likewise, Cope represents Manchester Orchestra at a new stage in its career. Having begun this journey independently, the band has since signed with Loma Vista Recordings. This is also its first record with bassist Andy Prince. After a period full of transitions, Manchester Orchestra is ready for whatever comes next. And it’s going to be as loud as it wants. n Manchester Orchestra with Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band • Mon, April 28, at 7:30 pm • $16.50 • All-ages • Knitting Factory • 919 W. Sprague • • (866) 468-7623

Asleep at the Wheel

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here’s a hell of a lot more to Blue Öyster Cult than a bunch of cowbell. The band, formed in 1967 on a New York college campus, was one of the most influential acts in early psychedelic and heavy music circles, alongside bands like Blue Cheer, Hawkwind and Black Sabbath. They’ve produced a bunch of rad songs that have been covered again and again: “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper,” “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ for You.” Some might even argue BÖC should get credit for umlauts appearing in heavy metal band names: Motörhead, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche. It’s been 13 years since BÖC released a new album, so you can guarantee they’ll burn through all your favorite hits at the show here. — LEAH SOTTILE



t seems that the kids responsible for Washington State University’s annual Springfest have hit the jackpot this year, nabbing Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) to headline the event. That’s good news, because they’d hit what we’d call a rough patch, booking Tech N9ne and Ying Yang Twins a few years back. Given that record, Snoop is a real score. The only thing that could go wrong? The longtime rapper could perform a set entirely of his terrible reggae songs under his newly assumed “Lion” moniker. Give the people what they want, man: gin, juice, endo, murder — none of this hippie-dippy bullshit. — LEAH SOTTILE

Blue Öyster Cult • Sun, April 27, at 7:30 pm • $35-$65 • All-ages • Northern Quest Casino • 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • • 242-7000

Snoop Dogg with Astro • Sat, April 26, at 8 pm • $31-$46 • All-ages • Washington State University • Beasley Coliseum, Pullman • ticketswest. com • (800) 325-SEAT J = THE INLANDER RECOMMENDS THIS SHOW J = ALL AGES SHOW

Thursday, 04/24

BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J BUCER’S, Open Jazz Jam with Erik Bowen BUCKHORN INN, Texas Twister THE CELLAR, Casey Ryan COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, PJ Destiny FEDORA PUB, CdA Charter Academy Jazz Jam THE HANDLE BAR, The Usual Suspects J THE HOP!, Cancer Benefit Show feat. Bad Hex, The Extortionist, The Hallwd Ground, BlackTracks, Windmill of Corpses, Reason for Existence, Deviance JOHN’S ALLEY, Bradford Loomis J KNITTING FACTORY, Three 6 Mafia (now Da Mafia 6ix), Twisted Insane, Whitney Peyton, Sozay, Alan Winkle, Illest Uminati, Cordell Drake, Unique LUCKY’S IRISH PUB, Likes Girls J NYNE, Dusty 45s, Silver Treason O’SHAY’S, Open mic J THE PHAT HOUSE, The Tone Collaborative, Bodhi Drip, Carmen

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Sipes RED ROOM LOUNGE, Poncho’s Soul Experience ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR, Open Mic J TWISP CAFE (474-9146), Chris Rieser & Jay Rawley THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJ Seli

Friday, 04/25

J THE BARTLETT, The Hague, Drag Like Pull, Moon Talk BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BIGFOOT PUB, Bobby Bremer Band BLACK DIAMOND, Evan Denlinger THE BLIND BUCK (290-6229), DJ Mayhem BOLO’S, Krashbox BOOMERS CLASSIC ROCK BAR & GRILL, Dragonfly BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ (3217480), Likes Girls J BUCER’S, An American Forrest THE CELLAR, Max Daniels Trio CLUB 412 (624-3629), DJ Beauflexx COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Cris Lucas

COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR, BareGrass THE COUNTRY CLUB, Tell the Boys CURLEY’S, Phoenix FEDORA PUB, Nate Ostrander FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Bruiser GRANDE RONDE CELLARS, Rob Bryceson THE HANDLE BAR (474-0933), Slip Streem J THE HOP!, The Backups, Anchor to Adonai, the Camorra, Evan Egerer & the Tribe, Zach HVAL IDAHO POUR AUTHORITY (208-2902280), Charley Packard IRON HORSE BAR, Shiner IRV’S, DJ Prophesy JOHN’S ALLEY, Klozd Sirkut JONES RADIATOR, Working Spliffs J KNITTING FACTORY, Too Broke to Rock feat. Royal Bliss, Acidic, AntiMortem, Therion X LIBRARY LOUNGE (747-3371), Big Hair Revolution J LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Conifer Vista MAX AT MIRABEAU, Jesse Weston

J MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Kevin Gardner, Spare Parts MONARCH MOUNTAIN COFFEE (208265-9382), Scott Reid Solo MULZ’Z SHED (292-1166), YESTERDAYSCAKE NECTAR TASTING ROOM (869-1572), Gator Loops NYNE, DJ Poncho P PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, The Powell Brothers RED LION HOTEL RIVER INN, Chris Rieser & Snap The Nerve RED ROOM LOUNGE, DJ D3vin3 THE ROCK BAR AND LOUNGE (4433796), Common Ground THE SHANTY (208-664-9590), Three Piece Suit STIR (466-5999), Solo Flamenco Guitar J SWAXX (703-7474), Love and Light, Psymbionic, Storme WEBSTER’S RANCH HOUSE SALOON (474-9040), The Cronkites (acoustic) ZOLA, Raggs Gustaffe and Bush Dokto

Saturday, 04/26

J THE BARTLETT, Dead Serious Lovers, Echolarks J BEASLEY COLISEUM (335-7275), WSU Springfest feat. Snoop Dogg (See story above) with Astro BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J THE BIG DIPPER (863-8098), Big Dipper Benefit feat. Blackwater Prophet, Pyramids of Panic, Bandit Train, T & The Beav BIGFOOT PUB, Bobby Bremer Band BLACK DIAMOND, Bill Bozly and Will Foster THE BLIND BUCK (290-6229), DJ Daethstar BOLO’S, Krashbox BOOMERS CLASSIC ROCK BAR & GRILL, Dragonfly J BUCER’S, Greg Hodapp THE CELLAR, Max Daniels Trio CLUB 412 (624-3629), DJ Beauflexx COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Cris Lucas COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS (208-6642336), Ron Criscione COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR, Mike


Get your event listed in the paper and online by emailing getlisted@inlander. com. We need the details one week prior to our publication date. MULZ’Z SHED (292-1166), YESTERDAYSCAKE NYNE, DJ C-Mad PICNIC PINES (299-3223), Texas Twister RED LION HOTEL RIVER INN, Chris Rieser & Snap The Nerve  RED ROOM LOUNGE, APLUS w/ Jay Tablet, Knobody, DJ Harlo, IMperfect Cody, Soundcast THE SHANTY (208-664-9590), Three Piece Suit  THE SHOP, Darin Schaffer TREZZI FARM (238-2276), Just Plain Darin ZOLA, Hot Club of Spokane

Sunday, 04/27

THE CELLAR, Dueling Pianos  COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, JamShack DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church  THE HOP!, Battle of the Bands: 3rd Eye Movement, The Horror Within, Act of Fate, Mutiny Inc., Hidden Tension, Bard, The Cryptids KNITTING FACTORY, Kirko Bangz  NORTHERN QUEST CASINO, Blue Oyster Cult (See story on facing page) ZOLA, Daniel Mills

Monday, 04/28

 BING CROSBY THEATER, Jake Shimabukuro BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ (3217480), Open Mic  CALYPSOS (208-665-0591), Open Mic EICHARDT’S, Monday Night Jam with Truck Mills  KNITTING FACTORY, Manchester Orchestra (See story on page 43), Balance & Composure, Kevin

Devine & The Goddamn Band  RICO’S, Open Mic ZOLA, Nate Ostrander Trio

Tuesday, 04/29

315 MARTINIS AND TAPAS, The Rub  THE BARTLETT, Open Mic BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BORRACHO TACOS & TEQUILERIA (822-7789), DJ D3VIN3 THE CELLAR, Robby French FEDORA PUB, Tuesday Night Jam with Truck Mills  THE HOP!, Hold, (2/26), for Griswold, Willow JOHN’S ALLEY, Open Mic JONES RADIATOR, Open Mic of Open-ness LION’S LAIR (456-5678), DJs Nobe and MJ NYNE, Dan Conrad & The Urban Achievers SPLASH, Bill Bozly THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJ Q ZOLA, The Bucket List

Wednesday,04/30 BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn  BING CROSBY THEATER, Arlo Guthrie (See story on page 41) BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ (3217480), Reggae Night feat. DJs Tochanan, Poncho, Tara and MC Splyt THE CELLAR, Riverboat Dave EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard IRV’S, DJ Prophesy JONES RADIATOR, Sally Bop Jazz  KNITTING FACTORY, Los Lonely Boys LA ROSA CLUB, Jazz Jam with the Bob Beadling Group LUCKY’S IRISH PUB, DJ D3VIN3  MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Kevin Gardner  THE PHAT HOUSE, Open Mic RED ROOM LOUNGE, Traveling Keys Dueling Pianos THE SHANTY (208-664-9590), Clint May SOULFUL SOUPS AND SPIRITS, Open mic THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJs Freaky Fred and MC Squared ZOLA, The Boss of Me

Coming Up ...

JONES RADIATOR, Elbow Coulee, Go Man Gos, May 1 BING CROSBY THEATER, Steep Canyon Rangers, May 1 KNITTING FACTORY, Eli Young Band, Home Free, May 1 JOHN’S ALLEY, Soul Serene, May 1 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, Britchy Folk Duo LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Halftone feat. H. Hershler, Mirror Mirror, Blackwater Prophet, BIAS, Water Monster, May 2 KNITTING FACTORY, Pigs on the Wing (Pink Floyd Tribute), May 2 RED ROOM LOUNGE, Dirt Nasty, Pink Bead, KNE, May 2 JOHN’S ALLEY, Cracker Factory, May 2 JONES RADIATOR, Jacob Cummings, Scotty Feider, Tyler Aker, May 3 SWAXX, Suga Free with DJ J.T. Washington, May 3

THE SHOP, Duran-Stern Duo, May 3 BEASLEY COLISEUM, Keb’ Mo’, May 3 MOOTSY’S, Slaughter Daughters, Mama Doll, The Holy Broke, May 3, KNITTING FACTORY, Iced Earth, Sabaton, Revamp, Cold Blooded, May 5 MOOTSY’S, Curtin, May 6 JONES RADIATOR, Los Chingadores, Black Mother Jones, May 8 JONES RADIATOR, Black Mother Jones, May 8 JOHN’S ALLEY, The Scott Pemberton Band, May 9-10. PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, Flying Mammals, May 9 KNITTING FACTORY, Nixon Rodeo Video Release Party feat. Witchburn, Invasive, Project Kings, Light Up the Sky, May 9 THE HOP!, Total Chaos, May 10. REPUBLIC BREWING CO., Carolyn Mark, May 10 THE SHOP, Angela Marie Project, May 10 THE BARTLETT, Sea Giant EP Release Show feat. Water Monster, The Finns, May 10 CLEARWATER RIVER CASINO, Christopher Cross, May 10 KNITTING FACTORY, The Led Zeppelin Experience feat. No Quarter, May 10 THE HOP!, Eternal Summers, May 11 THE BARTLETT, Damien Jurado, Jerome Holloway, May 13 THE BARTLETT, Bear Mountain, Misun, Mallows, May 14 KNITTING FACTORY, Mickey Avalon, May 16

The Whitworth Wind Symphony Richard Strauch, conductor

with guest artist Douglas Yeo, former bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony

Sou t by h Sou thw est

& Shana Thompson THE COUNTRY CLUB, Tell the Boys CURLEY’S, Phoenix FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Bruiser GARLAND PUB AND GRILL (3267777), The Ravinz - Johnny Cash Tribute THE HANDLE BAR (474-0933), Slip Streem  THE HOP!, What Wings Once Held, The Persevering Promise, Odyssey, Resverie, A Cryptic Ending, The Horror Within, Saxeus IRON HORSE BAR, Shiner IRV’S, DJ Prophesy JOHN’S ALLEY, Ayron Jones & The Way JONES RADIATOR, Eyes Like Time Machines, The Finns  LAGUNA CAFÉ, Diane Copeland LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Truck Mills LIBRARY LOUNGE (747-3371), Big Hair Revolution  LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Dave McRae MAX AT MIRABEAU, Jesse Weston

May 3, 8 p.m.

Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox Tickets: $7; students/seniors (62-plus): $5 Info: 509.777.3280

MUSIC | VENUES 315 MARTINIS • 315 E. Wallace, CdA • 208667-9660 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BARTLETT • 228 W. Sprague Ave. BEVERLY’S • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division St. • 467-9638 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BLACK DIAMOND • 9614 E. Sprague • 891-8357 BOLO’S• 116 S. Best Rd. • 891-8995 BOOMERS • 18219 E. Appleway Ave. • 755-7486 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 BUCER’S • 201 S. Main, Moscow • 208-882-5216 BUCKHORN INN • 13311 Sunset Hwy.• 244-3991 CARR’S CORNER • 230 S. Washington St. • 474-1731 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, CdA • 208664-9463 CHAPS • 4237 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 624-4182 CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2464 COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR • 311 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint • 208-263-6971 THE COUNTRY CLUB • 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. • 208-676-2582 CURLEY’S • 26433 W. Hwy. 53 • 208-773-5816 DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, CdA • 208765-8888 FIZZIE MULLIGANS • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 THE FLAME • 2401 E. Sprague Ave. • 534-9121 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GIBLIANO BROS. • 718 W. Riverside • 315-8765 THE GRAIL • 4720 E. Seltice Way, CdA • 208665-5882 GRANDE RONDE CELLARS • 906 W. 2nd • 455-8161 THE HOP! • 706 N. Monroe St. • 368-4077 IRON HORSE • 407 E. Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-667-7314 IRV’S BAR • 415 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-4450 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208883-7662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague • 747-6005 KELLY’S IRISH PUB • 726 N. Fourth St., CdA • 208-667-1717 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 448-0887 LA ROSA CLUB • 105 S. First Ave., Sandpoint • 208-255-2100 LATAH BISTRO • 4241 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 838-8338 LEFTBANK WINE BAR • 108 N. Washington • 315-8623 LUCKY’S IRISH PUB • 408 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2605 LUXE COFFEEHOUSE • 1017 W. First Ave. • 642-5514 MAX AT MIRABEAU • 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. • 924-9000 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR • 2718 E. 57th • 863-9313 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 MOSCOW FOOD CO-OP • 121 E. Fifth St. • 208882-8537 NORTHERN QUEST • 100 N. Hayford • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • 474-1621 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 O’SHAY’S • 313 E. CdA Lake Dr. • 208-667-4666 PACIFIC AVENUE PIZZA • 2001 W. Pacific Ave. • 624-0236 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY • 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208-265-8545 THE PHAT HOUSE • 417 S. Browne • 443-4103 PJ’S BAR & GRILL • 1717 N. Monroe St. • 328-2153 RED LION RIVER INN • 700 N. Division St. • 326-5577 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 REPUBLIC BREWING • 26 Clark Ave. • 775-2700 RICO’S PUB • 200 E. Main, Pullman • 332-6566 THE ROADHOUSE • 20 N. Raymond • 413-1894 SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE • 209 E. Lakeside Ave. • 208-664-8008 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 SPOKANE ARENA • 720 W. Mallon • 279-7000 SPLASH • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 STUDIO K• 2810 E. 29th Ave. • 534-9317 THE SWAMP • 1904 W. Fifth Ave. • 458-2337 THE VAULT • 120 N. Wall St. • 863-9597 THE VIKING • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 THE WAVE • 525 W. First Ave. • 747-2023 ZOLA • 22 W. Main Ave. • 624-2416

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The ukulele looks and sounds like a cheeky infant guitar, and you don’t have to know much about music to pluck out a tune on the four-stringed instrument. But 37-year-old Jake Shimabukuro takes the ukulele to an entirely new dimension, proving it can foster just as much virtuosity as the guitar. His album Peace Love Ukulele excited people so much it reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top World Music Albums charts in 2011 and 2012. Coming all the way from Hawaii to play the Bing Crosby Theater this coming Monday, Shimabukuro blends his genrebending music and wicked-fast fingerwork into a night of utter entertainment. — LAURA JOHNSON Jake Shimabukuro • Mon, April 28, at 7:30 pm • $34-$44 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague •


Email to get your event listed in the paper and online. We need the details one week prior to our publication date.

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Yom HaShoah • Sun, April 27, at 7 pm • Free and open to the public • Temple Beth Shalom • 1322 E. 30th • 536-7745

WSU Crimson & Gray Game • Sat, April 26, game at 1 pm; Kids Combine at 10 am • Free • Joe Albi Stadium • 4918 W. Everett •

To have a chance to meet a survivor of one of the most tragic events in all of human history, the Holocaust, is becoming a rarer occurrence. Yet in recognition of the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, Spokane’s Temple Beth Shalom gives Spokane an opportunity to connect with one of the region’s remaining survivors. A presentation by Stephen Adler, a Jewish child survivor of the Holocaust by means of Kindertransport, will take place during the service. This is to be followed by a candle lighting ceremony and a children’s candle procession, honoring those whose lives were taken far too early. — PAUL SELL

WSU Spokane Week (April 21-26) ends with a bang, as Joe Albi Stadium turns shades of crimson and gray for the Cougs’ annual spring scrimmage. Fresh off their depressing New Mexico Bowl appearance last December, the Cougs are ready to give fans a first look at the team as it prepares for the 2014 season. Aside from the game, the annual Kids Combine offers young athletes the chance to show off their skills in the 40-yard dash, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. There’s also a beer garden, and the team will sign autographs after the game. — CHEY SCOTT

Bach, Beethoven & Broadway


CdA Sat, April 26 / 7pm Sun, April 27/ 3pm The Kroc Center Spokane Tues, April 29/ 7pm Episcopal Cathedral of St. John

Pre-concert lecture by Verne Windham 45 minutes before concert

Tickets: Adults $15 / Students & Seniors $12 |


At the opening festivities of environment-themed Expo ’74, officials released 1,974 trout into the Spokane River to prove it could support fish life. Forty years later, Earth Day Spokane is returning to Riverfront Park in commemoration of the Expo ’74 anniversary. This time, no fish are required to participate — but the popular Procession of the Species returns at noon for those who want to dress up as their favorite animals, and the rest of the day will be filled with live music, Spokane Aerial performances, demonstrations and other activities to celebrate and appreciate this planet we live on. — LISA WAANANEN


Don’t Just Drive,

Earth Day Spokane • Sat, April 26, from 10 am to 5 pm • Free • Riverfront Park • 507 N. Howard • • 844-7841

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What began as a simple afternoon event allowing folks to sip their way through the stores of downtown Coeur d’Alene has morphed into a full weekend celebration of wine and good times. The Coeur d’Alene Wine Extravaganza Weekend now features 18 different wineries from around the region and a slew of tastings, a cruise, brunches, talks by winemakers and a whole lot of other fun. The weekend is highlighted by Saturday’s wine trail, which has you wandering around the resort, collecting stamps on your “passport.” — MIKE BOOKEY Wine Extravaganza Weekend • Fri-Sun, April 25-27 • $15 • Downtown Coeur d’Alene • See for full event schedule

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I’m a woman sharing a house with several roommates. We’re all in our mid-20s. This one male roommate and I sometimes cook meals together, and we share a bathroom (since we’re both cleaner than the other roommates) and deep-clean the kitchen together. I’ve always been attracted to him, but he spends three nights a week with a girl he calls his “booty call.” Last week, we were home alone together, had some wine… AMY ALKON and ended up having sex. We haven’t spoken much since, and he’s still seeing this same woman just as much. He’s moving out next week and relocating out of state for work in two months, but I can’t help wondering whether a relationship is possible. Should I just say goodbye and avoid embarrassing myself or take a more active approach? I can’t tell whether my feelings are sincere or whether I’m just sad because the other roommates are not as clean or as interested in cooking. —Confused It’s so rare to find a roommate who cleans the kitchen, I can understand why you wanted to sleep with him. Don’t read too much into finally getting it on with Mr. Clean. There’s a reason a guy seizes the opportunity to have sex with a woman, and it’s typically the one British mountain climber George Mallory reportedly gave when asked why he wanted to tackle Everest: “Because it’s there.” Sometimes sex can kick-start a relationship, but in this case, it merely seems to have kick-continued the sex he’s been having three times a week with somebody else. Also, a guy who is interested in a relationship with you acts the part — asks you out (or at least lingers expectantly, fidgeting with cleaning products); he doesn’t ask for his security deposit back so he can move to another state. Taking “a more active approach” will not change this. In fact, for a woman, it’s often a very counterproductive approach. Forget the idea that you “should” be able to pursue a man the same way a man would pursue you. As I explain with some frequency, men evolved to pursue women and tend to devalue women who chase them. This is a deep-seated thing, embedded in our psychology and driving our behavior over millions of years of human history, down to our bitsiest bits. (The sperm chase the egg. The egg does not chase the sperm.) In other words, you found a lost cause, hopped aboard, and are now riding it like a pony. You are not alone in this. We humans have a powerful aversion to loss. When it starts to look like we’ve made a bad bet, we engage in the “sunk cost fallacy” — continuing to invest (and even stepping up our investment) based on how much time, energy, resources, or emotion we’ve already invested. Of course, the rational approach would be basing any further investment on whether it’s likely to pay off in the future. Acknowledging this will free you up to meet a guy who does want you — perhaps some lonely cleaning products heir scouring the world for a woman who’ll put a sparkle in his eye while he puts a sparkle in her glassware. As for you and your scrub-buddy roommate, it’s like that scene with Rick and Ilsa at the end of “Casablanca”: “We’ll always have Clorox.”


I’m a single woman who’s just started online dating after ending a five-year relationship. I’m wondering when to mention that I only want casual dating/ friends with benefits — nothing serious. I don’t want guys thinking I’m seeking one-night stands (I’m definitely not), but I also don’t want to lead on guys who want something long-term. —Newbie A woman seeking regular commitment-free sex is a bit like a man just looking for somebody to join him for scrapbooking and a cuddle. Each might be telling the truth, but their target audience will find it hard to believe. In other words, it’s best to avoid putting “not looking for anything serious” in your online dating profile. Some men will take it at face value, but many will see it as either a red flag (fake profile, a trap, etc.) or a “go for it!” flag to send their best penis selfie. Also, your profile is just supposed to be a thumbnail of you. You don’t owe anyone your five-year plan. You could, however, ask to have a phone conversation before meeting and casually mention your recent relationship history. On the phone, you become a person a guy can ask questions of rather than just a picture with a profile. You can clarify what you’re looking for and, assuming you don’t come off sketchy or psycho on the phone, quell a guy’s fear that “nothing serious” really means “I need a fling because the recently paroled felon I’m cheating on my husband with is boring.” n ©2014, 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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OUTSPOKANE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER 5th annual benefit, featuring a 3-course dinner while actors mingle with guests to try to find out who committed the crime. Prize for the winner who solves. April 24, 6 pm. $35/person. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. (720-7609) CASA PARTNERS: MAKE TIME FOR KIDS A live and silent auction hosted hosted by KZZU’s Molly Allen, feat. light hors d’oeuvres, no host bar. Benefits local foster children through CASA Partners. April 25, 6-9 pm. Free. Emvy Cellars, 39 W. Pacific. REIGNING CATS & DOGS Annual fundraiser benefiting the SCRAPS Hope Foundation, with food booths, pet parade, silent and live auction and more. April 25, 5:30 pm. $25-$30. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. (477-2760) BASSET BLAST 16th annual fundraiser benefiting Washington Basset Rescue, featuring a dog parade, raffle, silent auction, vendors, food, activities and more. April 26, 11 am-4 pm. $10-$15/ dog. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. (9288049 or 590-9667) DANCING WITH CELEBRITIES The 7th annual event features local celebrities paired with professional dance instructors to benefit local children’s theater CYT Spokane. $1/vote. April 26, 7 pm. $15-$20. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. (509-227-7404) MARCH FOR BABIES An annual teambased 3-mile walk/run supporting March of Dimes’ programs for babies born premature or with a compromising health condition. April 26, 10 am. Entry by donation. Jundt Art Museum, 502 E. Boone. (328-1920) MICROS FOR MAMAS Fourth Annual beer tasting, dinner, and silent auction to benefit Spokane YoungLives, a local nonprofit mentoring and supporting teen mothers and their babies. Features 13 local breweries, catered dinner, and live music by Bristol. April 26, 6-10 pm. $45. Western Aviation at Felts Field, 6105 E. Rutter. microsformamas. (570-3921) SIP, SWIRL & SAVOR The Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation’s annual fundraiser benefits student scholarship programs and features a 5-course gourmet dinner paired with award-winning wines, a raffle and auctions. April 26, 5 pm. $125/person. SCC, 1810 N. Greene. (434-5123) SPOKANE GUILDS’ SCHOOL PENNY DRIVE The 18th annual community penny drive supports the nonprofit’s mission to aid infants and toddlers born with a developmental disability or delay. Drop off pennies at any of the 13 sites. Volunteers also needed. April 26, from 9 am-2 pm. (326-1651) RACE FOR THE CURE Annual fundraiser and awareness walk offering a 1-mile survivors walk and a 3-mile walk/run, with proceeds benefiting the mission of Susan G. Komen’s Eastern Washington affiliate. April 27. $15-$35. Downtown Spokane. (315-5940) SPOKANE CHORAL ARTISTS FUNDRAISER The local group celebrates five years with wine tasting and catering provided by The Roost Bakery. April 27, 4 pm. $25. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Dr. (979-4656)


STAND-UP COMEDY Local comedians, see weekly schedule online. Thursdays at 8 pm. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market. (483-7300) AFTER DARK A adult-rated version of the Blue Door’s monthly, Friday night show. April 25 at 10 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. (747-7045) BADA BING COMEDY SERIES Live comedy show featuring Seattle comedian Jeff Dye with Harry J. Riley, Jason Komm and Ken Martin. April 25, 8 pm. $15. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7404) OPEN MIC COMEDY Fridays at 8 pm. Ages 21+ only. Free. Brooklyn Deli & Lounge, 122 S. Monroe. (835-4177) POETS UP! Local poets make up poems on the spot and Blue Door Players perform them. Fridays in April at 8 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. (747-7045) MICHAEL GLATZMAIER STAND-UP SHOW Also featuring Casey Strain and Phillip Kopczynski in a musical comedy stand-up show. April 26, 7 pm. $3. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. tinyurl. com/q395rj3 (747-7045) SAFARI Fast-paced short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturdays at 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. (747-7045)


MT. SPOKANE EXPANSION PANEL Discussion on the proposed Mt Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park expansion, hosted by Students for Mt. Spokane. Event includes a video and panel of local representatives. April 24, 7-9 pm. Gonzaga University Admin. Bldg., 502 E Boone Ave. (939-4830) SPOKANE PARKS BOARD MEETING A meeting to gather public testimony on the proposed Riverfront Park Master Plan. April 24 from 6-8 pm. Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (363-5425) FOURTH FRIDAY PUB PEDDLERS Group cycling ride, making a few stops along the way to a final destination. Meets at 7 pm, departs at 8 pm. Free. Swamp Tavern, 1904 W. Fifth. (251-2107) SANDPOINT EARTH DAY The annual community celebration hosts Earth Dayrelated events through the week, including speakers, natural area cleanups (City Beach, Sand Creek), workshops, a potluck and film screenings. See full schedule online; events through April 26. SENIOR EMPOWERMENT RESOURCE FAIR Hosted by the City of Spokane Valley and the Spokane Valley Senior Citizens Assoc. to connect local seniors with community resources April 25, 10 am-1 pm. Free. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place Dr. (720-5403) SPOKANE WOMEN’S SHOW Annual vendor show featuring information, demos and products from beauty, fashion, health, cooking and other vendors, as well as presentations and live entertainment. April 25 from 1-9 pm, April 26 from 10 am-6 pm. $5, free for Race for the Cure participants. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS “Stand Against Racism” raises community awareness, and features small group discussions facilitated by Vik Gumbhir

of the GU Sociology Dept. and Inga Laurent of the GU Law School, focusing on current event issues, namely “stand your ground” laws. April 25, 12-1 pm. Free. Gonzaga School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St. (313-3771) COMMUNITY DANCE The “Dancing in the Rain” dance includes a country two-step lesson from 7-8 pm and open dancing from 8-10, with refreshments, line dancing and more. April 26, 7-10 pm. $5-$9. Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First. (208-699-0421) EARTH DAY SPOKANE 2014 This year’s community celebration also recognizes the 40th anniversary of Expo ’74 and includes live music, food, vendors, farmers market and activities including the “Procession of the Species March.” More details online. April 26, 10 am-5 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard. (844-7841) PLANT SALE & GARDEN FAIR Annual plant sale hosted by the Master Gardeners of Spokane County, offering garden plants for sale, with a special focus on native plants, as well as info booths, gardening clinics and more. April 26, 9 am-2 pm. Free admission. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. (477-2173) PAINT-A-HELMET 16th annual event hosted by the District 46 Kiwanis club, providing bike helmets to local children ages 3-16, who can decorate it on site. Also includes safety presentations and live entertainment. April 26, 9 am-2 pm. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. (448-9895) SPOKANE RIVER CLEANUP Kendall Yards hosts a trail cleanup along the Spokane River gorge in recognition of Earth Day, from Maple St. to Summit Blvd, and the planting of ponderosa pines. April 26, 8:30-10:30 am. The Nest at Kendall Yards, 1335 W. Summit Pkwy. SPRINGTIME IN THE GARDENS Local expert Phyllis Stephens leads a presentation ($10) “Splash of Color” in the Corbin Art Center, just east of the park. The historic 1911 garden then opens to the public for the season. (free to visit gardens). April 26, 2-5 pm. Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, 507 W. Seventh. (999-5262) WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY A world-wide Tai Chi gathering/celebration held annually the last Saturday in April. April 26, 10 am-noon. Free. Manito Park, 1800 S. Grand Blvd. (456-8038) HOLOCAUST OBSERVANCE CEREMONY Temple Beth Shalom hosts its annual “Yom Hashoah” service in recognition of the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. April 27, 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. (536-7745) POLICE OMBUDSMAN COMMISSION MEETING City Attorney Nancy Isserlis leads two public meetings to discuss details of the soon-to-be-created Office of the Police Ombudsman. April 28 at noon and April 29 at 5 pm. Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (328-5729) IMMIGRATION REFORM MARCH Washington Community Action Network hosts a rally calling for comprehensive immigration reform on International Workers Day. May 1, gather at the Rotary Fountain at 2 pm, march at 2:45 pm. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard. l2gprbs


50 HOUR SLAM REWIND A special screening showcasing short films by the past three years’ winners of the 50 Hour Slam contest, including organizers’ favorites April 24, 8:30 pm. $5. Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main. facebook. com/50HourSlam FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL Fly fishing films, demos, casting competition and more, with proceeds benefiting the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. April 2526 at 7 pm both nights. $12-$15. Panida Theater, 300 N. First, Sandpoint. (208-255-5757) SFCC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL This year’s selections include “Captive Beauty,” April 29; “Lucky,” May 6; “Romeos,” May 13; “Together With You,” May 20. Tuesdays at 7:15 pm. $4.50/public. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland. (533-3472) PALESTINE FILM FEST “Out of the Shadows” examines life in Palestine through film, including screenings of “One Family in Gaza and Children of Ibdaa,” April 30. Locations on campus vary. $10 suggested donation; students free. SCC, 1810 N. Greene. (838-7870)


HIGH OCTANE REDS Sampling of higheralcohol wines (14-15%) including Malbec, Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet, red blends and Pinot Noir. April 25 and 26 at 7 pm. $20, reservations requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd. (343-2253) MOSCOW BREWFEST 2014 Craft beer festival featuring beer from Moscow Brewing Co., Paradise Creek, River City, Whiskey Barrel Cider and Trickster Brewing, along with wine from Camas Prairie Winery. April 25, 5-9 pm. $10-$15 (includes 5 samplers). 1912 Center, 412 E. Third. VINO! WINE TASTING Fri, April 25 feat. Martedi Winery with winemaker Joseph Miglino, from 3-6:30 pm. Sat, April 26 feat. Walla Faces, from 2-4:30 pm. $10/tasting. Vino!, 222 S. Washington (838-1229) WINE EXTRAVAGANZA WEEKEND Third annual wine festival hosted by the CdA Resort, now expanding to three day; with tastings and events at local businesses along Sherman Avenue, at the Resort and elsewhere. April 25-27. $15. (208-765-4000 x 21) WINE TASTING GALA & BOTTLE SALE Hosted by the Connoisseur’s Club, featuring 25 wine selections and appetizers, with wine selections available to purchase. April 25, 6-10 pm. $28/person. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. (327-8000) NO-LI SMALL BATCH BEER FEST “No Boundaries on the River” features 12 small batch beers, live music, lawn games and food specials. April 26, 12-4 pm. No entry fee. No-Li Brewhouse, 1003 E. Trent Ave. (242-2739) SPRING BAZAAR & SUKIYAKI MEAL Annual spring bazaar offering take-out or dine-in options for an authentic Japanese Sukiyaki meal. Also includes a bake sale, arts and crafts, fresh hand-rolled sushi and homemade Japanese rice crackers (senbei) available for purchase. April 26, 12-6 pm. $12.50. Highland Park United Methodist, 611 S. Garfield. (534-7994) HARUMATSURI FOOD FESTIVAL 24th Annual Japanese Food Festival lunch features teriyaki chicken Bento boxes with rice and sunomono (cucumber salad) for $12; and various sushi and Japanese des-

serts ($4-$7). Online ordering available. April 27, 11 am-3 pm. $4-$12. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry. (534-7954)


SPOKANE SONGBIRDS: A TRIBUTE TO MILDRED BAILEY Concert featuring local musicians Julia Keefe, Heather Villa, Mama Doll and the Mukogawa Women’s Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Holy Names Music Center. April 24, 7 pm. $15-$20. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. (326-9516) TURKISH FOLK VOCALIST AYSENUR KOLIVAR The acclaimed vocalist backed by an ensemble presents a concert of music traditions from her Black Sea heritage. April 25. $10-$15. The JACC 405 N. William, Post Falls. (208-457-8950) BACH, BEETHOVEN & BROADWAY Northwest Sacred Music Chorale’s annual spring concert, featuring classical, gospel and Broadway choral music, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Concert preceded by a lecture by Verne Windham. April 26 at 7 pm and April 27 at 3 pm. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. Also April 29, 7 pm, ($10-$15) at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. nwsmc. org (208-667-1865) CONCORDIA CHOIR SPRING CONCERT Featuring guest performance by the Portato Accordion Ensemble. Also includes a home-cooked, German-style dinner, with post-concert dancing and music by the Good & Plenty Band. April 26, 6 pm. $15. Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third. (747-0004) SOLO PIANO CONCERT FEAT. RICHARD DOWLING A one-hour classical music concert by the acclaimed Piatigorsky Foundation artist from New York. April 26, 7 pm. Free. Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. (327-4266) SPOKANE SYMPHONY: VIDEO GAMES LIVE SuperPops Series No. 6, featuring music from popular video games. April 26, 8 pm. $26-$62. The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (624-1200) GONZAGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Season finale concert feat. winners of the Young Artists’ Concerto/Aria Competition: Erin Pazaski, Judson Virden and Anna Frisch. April 28, 7:30-9 pm. $10-$13. The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (624-1200) PIANIST RICHARD DOWLING Solo piano concert by the acclaimed Piatigorsky Foundation musician. April 28, 7:30 pm. $10. The JACC, 405 N. William St. (208-457-8950) ARLO GUTHRIE Concert by the folk music icon, sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs. April 30, 7:30 pm. $37-$47. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (714-4632) STEEP CANYON RANGERS Concert by the Grammy-award winning group for best bluegrass album. May 1, 7:30 pm. $30. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. (227-7638)


CRIMSON & GRAY GAME Annual WSU football spring scrimmage game, also offering a beer garden and kids activities, including the Kids Combine relay race (starts at 10 am). April 26, 1 pm. Free. Joe Albi Stadium, Wellesley Ave. and Assembly St. LEADMAN TRIATHLON Individual or team relay triathlon starting on Kellogg Peak at Silver Mountain, with ski/board,

bike and running segments. Event benefits the Kellogg Rotary Club. April 26. Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Ave. (208-783-1507) WALLACE FIGHT NIGHT Regional amatuer boxing event. feat. 20+ bouts with boxers from around the Northwest. April 26, 4-10 pm. $10/adult, $5/youth. Wallace Civic Auditorium, 401 River St. (509-217-0731) LILAC CENTURY FAMILY FUN RIDE 21st annual bike ride with tours for all rider levels, with a free baked-potato feed at the finish. April 27, route start times vary. $50-$40. SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright. (850-2808) SPOKANE RIVER RUN Annual singletrack trail run through the park, offering 5-50K race lengths, benefiting the Garfield APPLE school program. April 27, 7:45 am. $10-$200. Riverside State Park. SPOKANE CANOE & KAYAK CLUB Presentation by member Celene Olgeirsson on her recent paddling trip in Costa Rica. April 28, 7 pm. Free. Mountain Gear Corporate Offices, 6021 E. Mansfield. CELEBRATE WILDERNESS “A View of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the US Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the Washington Wilderness Act. April 30, 7-8:30 pm. Free. Gonzaga Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone. (986-9585) THURSDAY NIGHT PADDLES The Coeur d’Alene Canoe & Kayak club hosts weekly paddles, open to the public, Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Location and put in times vary. See website for details. Free.


CHARLOTTE’S WEB The CdA High School Theatre Department presents the childhood classic, adapted from the EB White book. April 24-26 and 29-30 at 7 pm. $5-$8. CdA High School, 5530 N. 4th St. (208-769-2999) THE CHERRY ORCHARD Performance of the Anton Chekhov play illuminating the timeless absurdity of the human condition. This production interprets the play as Chekhov originally intended, as a light, whimsical comedy. April 24-May 4; WedSat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $8-$10. University of Idaho Hartung Theater, 709 Deakin Ave. (208-885-7212) THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER: In this follow up to “The Laramie Project,” the Tectonic Theatre Project revisits Laramie, WY to see how the community is doing 10 years after the murder of Matthew Shepard. Talkbacks with the company following the April 18, 19, and 25 performances. Suggested for mature audiences; no infants please and no late seating. April 17-19 and 24-25 at 7:30 pm each night. Free. Schuler Performing Arts Center at North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave. (208-769-3220) THE SECRET GARDEN: Stage adaptation of the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. April 11-27, Thurs-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. $5.50-$10.50. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave. (447-9900) SEUSSICAL A performance integrating story lines from more than 20 of Seuss’ works. Performed by Tiger Drama students. April 24-26 at 7 pm. $10. LC High School, 521 W. Fourth. (354-7000) A TRIBUTE TO MONTY PYTHON Comedy performed by the CdA Charter Drama Dept. April 24-25 at 7 pm and April 26 at 2 pm and 7 pm. $5. Christ the King Anglican Church, 2103 E. Mission.

THE BAD SEED Psychological thriller performed by Sandpoint Onstage. April 25-26 and May 2-3 at 7:30 pm. $12-$14. Heartwood Center, 615 S. Oak St. (208-304-6543) HONESTLY, NOW Crime comedy, performed by StageWest Community Theatre. April 26-May 11, Fri-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Dinner theater May 3 at 6 pm ($25, reservations required). $10-$12. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St, Cheney. (235-2441)


ARCHITECTS OF AIR: MIRACOCO The traveling, inflatable Luminarium stops at WSU, offering a stimulating and calming art experience. Through April 26, open Thur-Fri from 12-6 pm, Sat from 11 am-5 pm. $5-$15. WSU Pullman. (335-3503) SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL DESIGN Exhibit featuring the research and design projects by Arash Adel, an architect, researcher and educator at UC Berkeley. Opening reception April 29 from 6-7 pm, exhibit runs through May 14, Free. Third Street Gallery, Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third. (208-883-7036) HALFTONE An evening of local art, music, and design to raise funds for the local arts community. This year’s beneficiary is the new nonprofit INK Art Space. Featured bands include H. Hershler, Mirror Mirror, Blackwater Prophet, BIAS and Water Monsters. May 2, 7 pm. $5. Luxe Coffeehouse, 1017 W. First.


BEN MONTGOMERY Talk by the enterprise reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, and founder of the narrative journalism website April 24, 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Presentation by Ralph Cavalieri, VP of alternative energy at Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, and a biological systems engineering professor at WSU. April 24, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. (777-0000) WHY ZEBRAS DON’T GET ULCERS Lecture by Robert Sapolsky, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and professor of biology and neurology at Stanford, on the evolution of human stress responses. April 24, 7 pm. Free. The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (359-6081) AUTHOR ALEXIS SMITH Discussion, reading and signing by the author of “Glaciers,” in partnership with EWU’s Visiting Author series and Get Lit! April 25, 7:30 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) “TRICERATOPS” YOUTH POETRY A project developed by EWU’s Sam Ligon, in which students from the MFA program visit 3rd grade classrooms to teach poetry. Students who participated are invited to read their completed poems. April 26, 2 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) TEDXWSU Fifteen WSU faculty members present 15-minute speeches in the theme of “Seeds for Tomorrow: Sharing ideas and experiences and sparking innovations.” April 26, 9 am-5 pm. $10-$25. WSU, Pullman Campus. (335-1529) MESSAGES FROM THE SILK ROAD “What Kyrgyz tapestries tell us about the nomads of Central Asia,” a presentation by Anne Marie Burk about yurt tapestries from Kyrgyzstan. April 27, 1-2 pm. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W.

Fort George Wright Dr. (456-2542) AUTHOR HARRY J. GOEDDE Book signing by the author of “From The Depression Into WWII,” an autobiography of his life before and during WWII where he served overseas and was awarded a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and several other awards. April 28, 11 am-2 pm. Free. UPS Store, 1521 N. Argonne. (924-8058) MARY BETH TINKER: IT STARTED WITH AN ARMBAND This year’s annual Friel Memorial Communication Seminar features a presentation by Mary Beth Tinker about student free speech rights in America. April 28, 5 pm. Free and open to the public. WSU Pullman. (335-1556)


GONZAGA SPRING DANCE CONCERT 13th annual spring event themed “Dancers Among Us, featuring ballet, jazz, modern, and urban dances. April 24 at 7:30 pm and April 26 at 2 pm. $5. Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone. (313-6553) GET YOUR SPRING ON Spring shopping event hosted by downtown Sandpoint businesses and restaurants, offering food/ drink samplings, kids’ activities, demos, games, prizes and more. April 26, 10 am-5 pm. GONZAGA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE Researchers from Spokane and around the world convene for the 25th annual Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, featuring presentations, lectures, student competition and live demos. April 26. $50. Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone. (313-3908) PAPER FLOWER MAKING 101 The local handmade florist shop hosts classes in which students make two flowers, with all supplies included. Ages 6+. Offered April 26 and 28 and May 3 and 12. $40, reservations recommended. aNeMonE, 301 W. Second. (458-3333) BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS Led by nuns from Sravasti Abbey Buddhist monastery in Newport, Wash. Mondays from 6:30-8 pm, through May 19. Drop-ins welcome. Free, donations accepted. Unitarian Universalist, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (447-5549) 3-D PRINTER DEMONSTRATION Learn how a 3-D printer works and the amazing things it can create. Children, teens and adults are welcome. April 29, 4 pm. Free. Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St. 4la. co/NZ5DN (208-773-1506) MINDFULNESS MEDITATION 101 Mental training workshops grounded in the teachings of Buddhism, with each session including a talk, guided meditation and discussion. Through April 29, Tuesdays from 7-8:30 pm. $60 suggested donation. St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. (483-6495) AFRICANA COMMUNITY STUDIES COURSE A free, noncredit course to educate the community about the African American experience through lectures, film and discussion. Meets Thurs from 5-7 pm, through May 15. In the SCC Lair. Free and open to the public. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. scc. (359-6150) FIG TREE ANNIVERSARY DINNER The faith-focused publication celebrates its 30th anniversary with a dinner and presentation by longtime reader and educator Michael Kinnamon, as well as music, dance and reflections from its cofounders. April 30, 6 pm. $30-$50. Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. thefigtree. org (535-1813) n

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Black Ford Harley Truck Everybody nod or wave. Maybe even a passing has that one person they wonder thumbs up. Thanks to all you folks about right? That one person who for making mundane trips a little crosses their mind from time to more fun! time? For me that person... is a guy named Tracey. We met years Isaiah and Luxe Coffeehouse For ago in a visiting room, if he were supporting local music made by to see this he would know where, local musicians. Between hosting we both spent a lot of time there the Song Project on Tuesday every week. It has been a long evenings and daily providing time, and he is probably married a space where local musicians by now, with a bunch of kids. But if can hone and share their craft, not, and he is the one reading this: Isaiah, the proprietor of Luxe Last time I saw you was probably Coffeehouse, does a lot to support 2008’ish. We were in the food court these hard working artists and at Valley Mall, you were eating and actually practices the buy local I was taking my daughters to the message that so many other small circus..... I had your # at one point businesses in Spokane preach because you worked with troubled while piping in canned music day youth and someone close to me after day, night after night. You needed your services. Anyhow, I have my gratitude, my admiration, think of you often.... There was and my business. a connection between us, in that waiting room..... Was it friendship? Or something more? I am kind of shocked that I have written this, but the truth is I’d love to hear from you! Put a non-identifying email


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Gattos/Cheney April 19, 2014. Annette, you were with your “” — not daughter, and a friend. I was with “” my daughter and son. We got my son with a whoopee cushion. We visited while we were there. I I’m No Longer Addicted Thanks introduced myself as I was leaving. all advertising ‘stop smoking I wanted to give you my phone clinics.’ Your prices gave me the number, but wasn’t sure if you were intestional fortitude to gather my in a relationship or not, and was a inner strength and save myself little nervous. I had it in my hand, over $500. by stopping 50 years but didn’t want to be too forward. of bodily abuse. Thank God I’m a Your eyes and smile are still on my tightwad. LOL mind. I would really like a chance to invite you for dinner or lunch, My Moon You make me happy if you are not in a relationship. NOW. We want to be the best for My daughter said she thought each other so bad that we miss you were very nice, (I agreed). If out on the joy available to us in you see this, and are interested in THIS moment. I love you as you are meeting again, please get in touch today and if you become more of with me. Boat races are coming up yourself tomorrow then I’m sure to fast. Gerry love you then too. Lets laugh, play and enjoy the beautiful life we’ve Arizona Lady You were at Cassano’s built together. I only have one life Deli on April 21st, when we shared and I want to spend it with you. You a smile (me: buzz cut gentlemen in are my moon now and for the rest coat and tie). You were leaving in a of my days. jj white vehicle with Arizona plates by the time I got out. Are you new Best Friends Through life’s ups and in town? Want a tour guide? Email downs one thing seems to remain me and mention your vehicle make constant and that is the fact that I and license plate so I know it’s you. love you and couldn’t imagine my not_spokane4 at yahoo. life without you in it. I knew I could spend the rest of my life doing my best to make you happy, because I Cheers knew that of all of the best friends MY I was out ADVENTURING with I’ve had in my life, you were the one my daughter and met an amazing that I couldn’t bear the thought of lady. This will be the 3rd of a drifting apart from. I knew that you lifetime of birthdays that I am were the kind of best friend that I looking forward to spending with wanted to plan my life with. I love her. BIRTHDAY wishes to a great my life with you and I can now look mom... My great Wife.... MY forward to another 80 years or so SHELLEY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! I of it because I know you’ll always be by my side as my beautiful wife. LOVE YOU. your Superman. Land Cruisers Cheers to the local Land Cruiser owners, new and old. Every time I’m out and see one, it’s like an unspoken rule to exchange a

My PIC We have loved each other for almost four years now and it has been on/off again with us. Although we have never stopped



loving one another, circumstances have lead us astray and hurt beyond words. Our love is one that seldom people get the chance to experience in life, so deep and to the core of the soul. I want nothing more then to grow old with you, however neither of us knows for sure if we will get that chance. One thing I do know is that no matter what happens in life or where we are 10 or 20 years from now we will still have the same love for one another. I want you to know your my one and only soul mate for life and my PIC.

Thieves I had some work done in my home the other day. Turns out there was more than work going on while the guys were here. I was here and didn’t think they would be dumb enough to take anything. Guess I was wrong. Feeling very violated and not sure I will ever trust anyone to come and do work in my home again.

Jeers Idiotic Parents At Lidgerwood Elementary on Wednesday, April 16th, at 3:00 pm, between Addison and Lidgerwood Streets. Do you people remember cross-walks? I couldn’t believe it as one after another, you darted to and fro across traffic on Rowan to reach your children on the north side, and your cars on the south side of the street. As you meandered into moving traffic, kids in tow, you stupidly smiled and waved at drivers whilst the kiddies frolicked and shoved each other in the middle of the street behind you. I get that you’re busy. But would it kill you to sacrifice expedience for safety when crossing the street, and use the crosswalk, where there are crossing guards, instead of teaching your children to disregard very basic traffic safety rules? Dur-duh-dur! 2 faced & plastic Jeers to you and your fake personality. Say one thing and do another. You have nothing to offer the world, nothing anyone wants anyway. Thanks for making the past month of my life hell. ~blurgh~ Jeers to My Love of Old Timey Card Games and Swill So, um, anyone between downtown and The Flying Goat that I challenged to a game of cribbage - or muttered something completely incomprehensible tomy apologies. I blame the wine... of course, could’ve been the scotch too...

Panhandlers “Panhandlers sound pretty intelligent. Takes a lot of balls to stand on the side of the road and ask for help. What’s that phrase? Doesn’t hurt to ask for something? Shoot, standing for quite a few hours in one place isn’t a walk in the park...sounds like a job to me. Many of us Americans are indifferent with the unfamiliar; the unorthodox. Sad really. At least they aren’t robbing or selling drugs like many. What’s the harm? An eye sore? Well guess may not like what they do, but it’s not up to you. Turn the other way if you don’t like what you see. Just because you don’t like what they do makes it wrong. They aren’t hurting you in any way. Just because it’s not your typical way of working doesn’t give you the right to judge. And I can guarantee they aren’t out there for nothing. Where Are The Nice People? Why is it so hard to find a friend/helper? Not a soul mate, not a hook up, no romance, not someone who keeps a scorecard of all the things they do for you. Just a NICE person who is willing to lend a helping hand when asked, just for the sheer pleasure of helping out? Someone who isn’t looking to get something in return, whether it’s sex, or an ungodly amount of cash. A trustworthy, handy person. Is there anyone out there? Starting to really doubt it... A Little Consideration “It’s been going so well, recently; Still is, I won’t sabotage it because of this hiccup. You told me you’d text me and try to make it over, but you did neither of those things. I’m sure you had a perfectly good reason to

Nevada Standoff Am I the only one who thinks if you owe Gail L. is this week’s winner of the over a million dollars to the “Say it Sweet” promotion! government for Send in your CHEERS so you too can grazing rights be entered to win 1 dozen over two decades, on borrowed land, while “Cheers” cupcakes at making huge profits on Celebrations Sweet a cattle operation - That maybe you should pay Boutique. your frikkin bills bill! Try not Valid for 30 days. paying YOUR property taxes Call to Redeem 509-327-3471 for twenty years here and see or 509-315-5973 what happens


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not drop by (you got out late, you were tired, your mum needed you) but why the fuck can’t you take 30 seconds to send me an explanatory text? Hell, compose a hasty white lie, I don’t care, just pretend for a moment that maybe it really sucks to get a blown off without a word and that maybe I deserve the comfort of basic consideration. I hate that you have the power to ruin my evening this way, but I love you and will give you the benefit of the doubt this time. I am going to mention this, though, next time we speak. That’ll show ya.

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limited income and one of his great joys in life is woodworking. He worked hard for what he has, unlike you. When you reach retirement and lose something you worked hard for to a dirtbag like you, just’ll be KARMA! There’s a one hundred dollar reward if you know who took this saw and he get’s convicted of the theft. Email;

No Help! Why is it that a family that has income from full time employment, doesn’t receive any help from the state, and is trying to improve their lives get kicked down? We purchased a home in a different state because the cost of living here is insane and have been trying to save up enough money to move our stuff there, and then the landlord we are renting from did not renew our lease, so we are out of a place to stay. We asked for assistance with a hotel for a week, until we got paid again, and we not only were denied, they said we wouldn’t even qualify for a cold weather exemption because we own a place in another state. So we have to stay in our car and freeze? While junkies and convicts get everything handed to them?! We asked for assistance with a hotel for a week, I thought the point of welfare was to help those who help themselves? That’s what we are doing! We work, we pay our bills, and do not have any help from the state. We have NEVER asked for help, and this is what we get? We were more than happy to pay the state back, which apparently is not an option either. I’m just fed up and depressed. What are we supposed to do? Freeway Driver To the gentleman in the late-model, silver Elantra, you, Sir, drive like a douchebag! Girl in the Chevy that you were tailgating Spokane Drivers Looks someone was doing


You Stole The Jewelry You’d like to tell yourself you “found” it. No, you picked up someone else’s property, fully aware it wasn’t left there as a free gift for the next lucky client in the sauna. You probably stuck it in your sports bra or your Speedo thinking how fortunate you were to not have to rifle through the lockers (which I wouldn’t put past you) or actually go out and rob someone. You do realize, though, it’s still STEALING, right? You may have figured out by now that all of it together -- three bracelets and a ring - isn’t worth even 50 bucks. No pawn shop would ever look at this stuff - a couple of bangles and a ring made out of an old silver spoon handle. None of it is really worth anything to anyone but me. But you kept it anyway... because you’re just that kind of a person: a sneaky, self-centered turd. I Need Your Help! Jeers to the silver Prius that was in a hit and run with me on Tuesday April 15th on Walton and Monroe in Spokane, WA. The Prius was hit on the driver side bumper and there is a chunk that is missing out of the bumper, that is now imbeded in my door. All the people that saw the accident drove off, thanks a lot white van and golden Ford. My insurance is saying that I have to put 300 dollars, that I don’t have, down on my car to get it fixed. Please if you know anything e-mail me; $100 Reward Jeers to the dirtbag in the red pickup that stole the 21” craftsman scroll saw out of my father’s garage at Pine Valley Ranch apartments on Pines and 32nd. My father is 84 years old, lives on a

Stolen Faith To the douche bag that robbed my house...I hope it was worth it...not only did you steal my family heirloom jewelry, and the money that I have worked so hard to make so that I could not only support my sick father and disabled mother, but my tuition money that I worked countless hours for so that I could make a better life for myself one day, you have taken my faith in humanity, as well as any feeling of safety I ever had in my home... if I had not come home and scared you off, god only knows what else you would have taken... The fact that you were in my home and sneaked out as I went to call the police makes my skin crawl.... If I ever find you... And I will one day... Yours truly stolen faith. Really?!! I was in a dollar store and I watched a woman pay for $64.50 worth of Easter candy with her EBT. I’m so glad her little ones can have an Easter basketful of sugar on me. She then gets in to a newer car with tinted windows and large chrome rims.

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Summer Loving North Idaho College students take a crack at creating our Summer Camps cover BY CHRIS BOVEY


amp means something different to everyone. The place you had your first kiss. Where you learned to shoot an arrow. Precious time away from parents. It’s an unique challenge for any artist to capture. As art director of the Inlander, it’s a task that usually falls to me. But while giving a talk to a graphic design class at North Idaho College, I offered up the opportunity for students to take a whack at designing the Summer Camps cover. They didn’t disappoint. Turn to page 28 to see the one I chose to use, but first take a moment to peruse the other submissions here. In them, you can see flashes of brilliance and nostalgia for that most important rite of passage: camp. 

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