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Easter Bunny to hop into River Park Square March 20

Easter Bunny to hop into River Park Square March 20

The Easter Bunny will hop into the first-level atrium at River Park Square on Friday March 20th at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate Spring and the upcoming Easter holiday.

For two weeks only, families can visit River Park Square's Bunny Photo Experience during the following hours:

  • Friday, March 20, 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 23 - Thursday March 26, 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 29, 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30 - Thursday, April 2, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

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Spokane shelters looking for foster care for kittens

Spring is in the air and for the Spokane Humane Society, that means one thing: kittens.

At just three weeks old, Scout and his five siblings are fur balls of energy. They will be in foster care until they are old enough for adoption. Already this year, 40 homeless kittens have come through the Spokane Humane Society's doors.

"Typically this time of year is the start of kitten season so we start seeing a lot of pregnant cats or cats with newborn babies," said Randi Oien with the Spokane Humane Society, "and then they have to go into foster homes until they're old enough to be spayed and neutered and away from mom, and then they are ready to be adopted."

Foster care situations can last anywhere from two to ten weeks depending on the kittens' ages. People who are interested can easily sign up on www.spokanehumanesociety.org.

"When we have cats that are in need of foster care, we send out an e-mail and the first family to respond gets to come and get those kittens," Oien explained.

The Wall Street Journal recognizes Spokane as one of 6 Great Small Cities for Food Lovers

The Wall Street Journal recognizes Spokane as one of 6 Great Small Cities for Food Lovers

 

Spokane was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of 6 Great Small Cities for Food Lovers. The article noted that these days it's not just culinary capitals like New York and San Francisco

 

"To back up that claim, we went looking for six of the most vital contemporary restaurant genres in six markets of varying size, none of which are well known for their dining scenes—yet," the article stated. "What we found was very good eating,"

 

Department of Health asks dog owners to help track ticks through online survey

Department of Health asks dog owners to help track ticks through online survey

 

Washington state health officials are asking dog owners to go online and fill out a short, anonymous survey, and to send the agency any ticks they find during tick season.

 

In Washington, taking the dog for a later winter or spring-time walk comes with the added task of checking four-legged friends for ticks. The tick season has already begun in Western Washington, and in the next few weeks, the Washington State Department of Health says ticks will emerge from their winter hideaways elsewhere in the state.

 

“Many dog owners have found a tick or two on their furry friend after coming home from a walk outside,” said Dr. Liz Dykstra, entomologist for the Department of Health. “We’d like to know more about when and where they’ve picked up ticks, and if their dog has ever been diagnosed with a tick-borne disease.”

 

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Movin' and Groovin' Fair hosted by the Corbin Senior Activity Center March 14

Movin' and Groovin' Fair hosted by the Corbin Senior Activity Center March 14

The Corbin Senior Activity Center will host their 11th annual Movin' & Groovin' Fair on Saturday, March 14th. This family friendly fair is free and open to the public, and will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The fair's health and happiness-centered activities include:

  • A variety of vendors from tours, finances, retirement homes, etc.
  • Free screenings and free massages
  • Lots of giveaways and drawings. Last year's Big Money Raffle was around $300
  • Lunch cooked by a former Patsy Clark chef

 

The Movin’ & Groovin’ Fair is a fundraising event for the Corbin Senior Activity Center sponsored in part by Spokane Internal Medicine, The Academy and Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory.

Spokane County Library District introduces new series of programs aimed at health and wellness

Spokane County Library District introduces new series of programs aimed at health and wellness

 

The Spokane County Library District will present a spring series of programs to provide wellness ideas and practices for everyday living. The theme of the programs is "Nourish", and classes are aimed to act as inspiration to stimulate the participants mind, energize their bodies, and renew their spirits.

 

Programs in the Nourish series are free to attend and will be held at all ten of the District library locations. The line up features exercise classes including yoga and Tai Chi, as well as other programs designed to entice participants to explore the Inland Northwest.

 

Other classes will explore the health benefits of fermented foods or an afternoon cup of tea. In one class, a local chef will share his experience with cooking locally and will also give a cooking demonstration.

 

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Volunteers needed to plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the Spokane River

Volunteers needed to plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the Spokane River

 

Volunteers are needed to help plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the banks of the Spokane River Park on March 28th at 2839 W. Clark Avenue in Spokane.

 

This event is a project of the Forest Spokane Initiative. This initiative is an ambitious plan to mitigate storm water by implementing green infrastructure by planting trees and removing impervious surfaces.

 

A variety of young and old volunteers are needed to dig, plant seedlings, and carry supplies. 

 

Volunteers should bring their own gloves, shovels, and/or pick ax for the program. Some supplies will also be available the day of the event. Those who plan to attend should also bring their own water, and dress appropriately for the weather.

 

To register for the planting event visit www.volunteerspokane.org, select events and filter by March 28th.