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Mobius Children's Museum Fall event schedule

Mobius Children's Museum Fall event schedule

Mobius Children's Museum has announced their Fall schedule of classes and events for October and November. No pre-registration is needed. You can call the museum at (509) 321-7121 for more details.

 

Mobius Children's Museum Home School Classes, ages 4-8, 4-5 pm

Members: $15

Non-Member: $20

10/15 – Powerful Plants: What do you know about the plants that surround us? Why are they green? How do they survive and what do they eat? Plants help everything around us survive, so learn all about plants in this class and do a fun flower experiment!

11/12 – Outer Space: We’ll look at all the planets in our solar system and find out what ones are the largest, farthest, and how to tell them apart! PLUS, get ready to fly through space when we walk across the street to the Science Center for an exclusive Planetarium Show just for us!

 

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Craft beer and cookie festival to support Girl Scouts

Craft beer and cookie festival to support Girl Scouts

When you think about a beverage to pair with your favorite cookie it's usually milk that comes to mind, right? But what about trying craft beer instead?

This Saturday marks the second annual Craft Beer & Cookie Fest, combining local craft brewery beer with Girl Scout Cookies to raise funds and awareness for Girl Scout scholarships, camperships and leadership programs. The fest is from 4-7 pm on October 11th at the Girl Scout Program Center, 1404 N. Ash St. here in Spokane.

It's a unique experience, where local craft breweries have paired a Girl Scout cookie of their choosing with one of their craft beers. Celebrity pourer Matt Santangelo, Executive Director of Hoopfest, will assist in pouring beer from featured breweries including Iron Goat Brewing, Ramblin' Road Craft Brewing, English Setter Brewing and Lagunitas.

While enjoying beer and cookies, attendees will also be entertained with live music offered by Matt Mitchell from the bank Folkinception.

Finch students inspired by cross country program

Working up a sweat has never been more fun for students at Finch Elementary. The school boasts the area's largest cross country team with over 180 kids, twice the average number.

"We just try to make it fun for the kids and make more of an event for the kids than a practice," says Finch Elementary P.E. teacher and coach Dan Farley.

Daily practices include music, dancing and running drills disguised as games.

The team is part of Active4Youth, a non-profit that revived elementary cross country five years ago after the city cut funding for after school sports. Farley says a program like this gives his students a sense of accomplishment that's hard to find anywhere else.

"Many of our kids would not ever get an opportunity to be in a sport, wear a uniform or participate in an event like this," says Farley.

He expects about 65 kids to qualify for the all-city meet on October 23rd.

Volunteers of America finishes renovating home for homeless vets

Volunteers of America finishes renovating home for homeless vets

Volunteers of America teamed up with Home Depot to help renovate a house that serves homeless veterans and after three years, $39,000 and over 200 volunteers they finally added the finishing touches Wednesday.

VOA uses the house for their program Rest and Recoup. The program helps veterans, like Garry Foster, suffering from homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness, get back on their feet.

"When I needed help they stepped up and helped me," said Foster.

Foster served in Vietnam. He said he hit rough times after getting laid off from his job.

"The VOA is helping me get back on my feet," said Foster.

Foster has lived in the home for six months along with four other vets. Each can live in the house up to two years.

"We help each other, support each other through what they need and their issues," said Foster.

The program has allowed Foster to save money and plan for his future. Without having to worry about grocery shopping, bills and where he's going to sleep.

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Spokane Police respond to shooting in N. Spokane

A teenage boy was transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries Sunday afternoon after an accidental shooting.

Spokane Police responded to a home in the 1700 block of E. Vanetta just after 2:30 pm in response to a report of a shooting.

Several teens were at the home, and playing around with what they believed to be an unloaded handgun. It discharged, striking the 14 or 15-year-old in the chest.

Spokane Police say they're investigating where the gun came from and to whom it belonged.

A Hand Up for the Homeless event at River Park Square

A Hand Up for the Homeless event at River Park Square

Union Gospel Mission and other agencies that help the homeless population of the Inland Northwest will hold “A Hand Up for the Homeless” this Friday, October 10 in the atrium at River Park Square in downtown Spokane.

The event will give community members a chance to learn about services available to homeless individuals and families in the region. They'll be able to add to an interactive art piece commemorating World Homeless Day as a reminder of the people in need of safe shelter and the local community groups that help them get off the streets.

Participants will also receive samples and suggestions of things they can give to panhandlers that will be more helpful and lasting than spare change.

Other participating human services agencies include:

ALERT Spokane testing notification system through Thursday

ALERT Spokane testing notification system through Thursday

If you have registered your landline or cell phone with the emergency “ALERT Spokane” system, don't be surprise if you get a call today or tomorrow.

From 7 am to 7 pm through Thursday, October 9 the emergency notification system will undergo a series of tests. When you answer the call, you should hear the following message: “This is a test of ALERT Spokane. This is a test message only. Thank you.”

ALERT Spokane is used to send a recorded telephone or email message to residents and businesses within the county that are impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. If you have not registered your phone number, please go to www.alertspokane.org.