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Balloon shoe on display for Bloomsday

Balloon shoe on display for Bloomsday

For the third year in a row, the giant Bloomsday shoe will be on display prior to the race to promote epilepsy awareness.


Balloon artist Ryan Oelrich used over 700 balloons to creak the car sized shoe. The shoe is sponsored by Bloomsday and uses purple to promote epilepsy awareness. Oelrich, as well as 2.3 million other American live with the neurological disorder.

Elton John announces Spokane tour stop

Elton John announces Spokane tour stop

Get ready Tiny Dancer fans, Sir Elton is coming to town! Elton John will play the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on September 17th as part of his ten city All the Hits tour.

 

Local bands compete for your Bloomsday vote

Local bands compete for your Bloomsday vote

Every year local bands and radio stations line the Bloomsday course providing entertainment for all the Bloomies. Bloomsday has released the bands that will be providing entertainment and competing for your vote along the course.

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Your overdue books could help feed hungry Spokane area families.

This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.

For every non-perishable item of food, the district will forgive $1.00 of your fine, up to a maximum of $10.00 per library card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items (unless the account is already in collections).

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

From the very first Bloomsday poster that promised a Run with the Stars, to the more recent Hidden Runner posters, all 30 years of Bloomsday are on display at the Downtown Library.


The exhibit, on the third floor, highlights the entire span of Bloomsday, and features a variety of art and photography styles and artists. The posters have come a long way from the first poster, which advertised the race in all purple with a runner carrying a lilac bloom to the series that captured Bloomsday landmarks in the style of vintage travel posters.

Gonzaga hosting free Chinese language summer camp

Gonzaga hosting free Chinese language summer camp

From Gonzaga University:


Up to 60 Spokane-area students in 1st through 12th grade will once again have opportunities to study Chinese this summer at Gonzaga University, thanks to an $89,713 grant from Startalk. Startalk is a federally sponsored program designed to foster interest in less commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Arabic and Hindi.