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Vigil today to honor victims of unsolved violent crime

Vigil today to honor victims of unsolved violent crime

The Spokane County Victim/Witness Unit is holding a vigil this afternoon in observance of the “National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.”

The event will be held in the County Commissioners Hearing Room on the lower level of the Public Works Building (1026 W. Broadway Ave.). It begins at 5 pm with a meet-and-greet for families and friends to connect with each other, followed at 6 pm by the vigil.

Since 1951 the Victim/Witness Unit has documented 658 murders, vehicular homicides and unsolved violent crimes throughout Spokane County. While several of the cases occurred outside of the county, their families are located here.

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music returns to Spokane

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music returns to Spokane

Tickets go on sale this Friday for a favorite holiday tradition – the annual Sound of Music Sing-A-Long!

This is the fourth year for the popular event, hosted at the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 6. We at KXLY are proud to be sponsors, and our very own Mark Peterson will act as emcee that night.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical film in glorious full-screen Technicolor on a screen that takes up the entire stage, complete with subtitles so that the entire audience can sing along! The screening of this family favorite features more than just the movie. Every guest receives a complimentary Bag of Musical Moments, which contains various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”

Children's Renaissance Faire at Manito Park

Children's Renaissance Faire at Manito Park

Is your family ready for a blast from the past? You may want to check out the Children's Renaissance Faire this Saturday, September 20th in Manito Park.

From 11 am to 3 pm, kids of all ages are welcome to romp through the park, magically transformed into a fairy glen by members of the Spokane Renaissance Faire and enjoy activities like:

First Fiesta festival in Riverfront Park Saturday

First Fiesta festival in Riverfront Park Saturday

Everyone is invited to Riverfront Park this weekend for Spokane's First Fiesta Festival on Saturday, September 20. The festival begins at 11 am and runs until 5 pm.

The Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will feature a variety of food vendors, a small health fair, performances by the renowned Mariachi Huenachi, Los Vigiles and others, and a special appearance by Gonzaga University's mascot, Spike.

First Fiesta is part of Fiesta Spokane's, the City of Spokane's month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at D. Lish's Hamburgers

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at D. Lish's Hamburgers

It seems like there's a holiday for everything these days, and today's is National Cheeseburger Day! There's some mystery surrounding the exact birth date and place of the summer barbecue staple, but it's rise to popularity has been placed firmly in the late 1920's and early 30's.

To celebrate this heavenly concoction local restaurant D. Lish's Hamburgers is offering a one-day-only deal on their cheeseburgers – buy one, and get a second one for free.

The deal runs until closing tonight at 8:30 pm. D. Lish's Hamburgers is located at 1624 N. Division. For more information you can contact owner Mike Lish at (509) 323-7130.

Avista Energy Fair next Thursday

Avista Energy Fair next Thursday

Avista is inviting the public to come learn about free energy-saving materials and meet with community partners at their Energy Fair next Thursday, September 25.

From 3-6 pm at the Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook) in Spokane, area residents will learn about energy efficiency, managing their home energy bills and more. The event includes demonstrations and free energy-saving materials to help keep your home comfortable and safe for the winter ahead.

“Each year our customers ask for help in managing their energy use and costs during the winter. It's never too early in the year for us to offer a broad range of ideas and demonstrations that will help residents keep the warm air inside and the cold air outside their homes,” said Ana Matthews, Avista's consumer affairs program manager. “This event provides a great way for customers to conveniently access Avista's many services. Information about payment options, energy assistance and energy efficiency will be especially helpful for those struggling to pay their bills.”