(Ongoing) Vertical Introduction. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 – 8, Saturdays 4 – 6 PM. Where: Wild Walls 202 W. 2nd Ave. In this class you will learn the fundamentals to climb indoors: fitting the harness, knot tying, and proper belay technique. This class (or previous experience and passing our belay test) is a prerequisite for top roping in our facility. Ages 12+, $35. Info: 509-455-9596.
(Ongoing) Introduction to Lead Climbing. When: Last two Tuesdays of the Month 4 -6 PM. Where: Wild Walls 202 W. 2nd Ave. For climbers looking to further their climbing ability and increase the options available to them, our lead climbing class will prepare you for the world of sport climbing! With an emphasis on safety, you will learn proper technique for both lead belaying and lead climbing, as well as helpful strategies for efficient sport climbing. Experience required, $75. Info: 509-455-9596
(Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays) Spider Monkeys Climbing Club. When: 5 – 7 PM. Where: Wild Walls, 202 W. 2nd Ave. For kids ages 4 – 10 years. Please call ahead. Come climb and meet new friends! Info: 509-455-9596.
(May 15, 23) Discover Rock Climbing. When: 6 – 8 PM. Where: Mt. Gear 2002 N. Division. Everything you need to harness up, tie in and belay with confidence. This class is for those who wish to get into climbing, as well as for parents wishing to get their young ones climbing safely. $20. Info: 509-325-9500.
(Ongoing) WOW Cycling Spokane. WOW is excited that Spring is here! Check our FaceBook page for upcoming rides and activities! Tailwinds to you! Info: 509-951-6366, wowcycling.com
(Ongoing) Belles and Baskets. Whatever style your cycle, join other Spokane women for no-drop rides, treats, and friendship. Info: 509-951-4090, facebook.com/bellesandbaskets.
(Ongoing) BOMB Mountain Bike Rides. When: Varies. Where: Spokane Area. Spokane BOMB (Believers On Mountain Bikes) is a non-denominational Christian group leading rides in the Spokane area April-October. Everyone welcome, helmets required. Info: www.spokanebomb.com
(April – August) Baddlands Cooper Jones Twilight Series Races. When: Tuesday evenings at 6 PM. Where: Cheney, Spokane, Rathdrum, Liberty Lake, Steptoe Butte. USAC Sanctioned bicycle racing. Info: 509-456-0432, baddlands.org.
(May through August) The Inland Road Race Series. When: 11 a.m. Where: Inland Northwest. Info: 509.270.8347, http://www.spokanerocketvelo.com/races/inland-road-race-series-general-info
(May 4) Beacon and Legs. When: 10:00 am. Where: Camp Sekani. Round three of the Fat Tire Revolution is rollin’ into Spokane for a piping hot serving of Beacon and Legs. Come and get it! Info: (509) 754-6361, http://rideviciouscycle.com/
(June 2) Mad Dash Mountain Bike Race at Adventure Sports Week. When: 8am. Where: Farragut State Park Scott Field Area. Distances: Distances: 4, 8 hour solo and team (if entries permit).: A really cool lap course set on the north side of Farragut State Park! Food, support, swag! Solo racers or teams of 2 – 3 allowed. Info: email@example.com, http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.
(On-Going) Wed & Sun Hobnailer Hikes. When: Varies. Where: Varies. Join Hobnailer hiking club for weekly 6-8 mile hikes in the Spokane area. Call 456-0250 for schedule or more information. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
(June 1) Celebrate Stevens Creek- Big Rock Trailhead Opening. When: 2PM. Where: Steven Creek Rd Trailhead, South on Palouse Hwy about 6 miles, turn north on Stevens Ck. Rd. Celebrating how a successful partnership of local government, non-profit conservation group, and business pulled together to make a beautiful and unique rock formation, stunning viewpoint, and natural landscape available for public enjoyment and stewardship. Ribbon cutting ceremony followed by refreshments, and ice cream (provided – for sale – by The Scoop). Hike to the Rocks of Sharon! See rock-climbers scale Big Rock!
(May 11 – June 23) Raft Guide Training. When: 8am-5pm. Where: Spokane River, Riverside State Park. Ages 18+, be a guide or take your family rafting after this Wiley E. Waters basic white water training on Spokane and Clark Fork rivers, $209. Info: spokaneparks.org or 509.625.6200
(May 20-24) Whitewater Kayaking Intro. When: 6-8pm. When: Witter Aquatic Center. Learn the essential skills to become comfortable with wet exits, basic strokes, kayaking terminology and boat maneuvers, $69. Info: spokaneparks.org or 509.625.6200.
(May 25) Raft Trip- Upper Spokane. When: 10am-1pm. Where: Plantes Ferry- Spokane River. Ages 5+, enjoy wildlife, fun and adventurous class II rapids with Wiley E. Waters professional guides, $31. Info: spokaneparks.org or 509.625.6200
(Ongoing) Fat Ass Trail Runs. When: Varies. Where: Washington/Idaho. We meet 1-2 times per month for a trail run. FAT ASS is the name given to a series of low key runs that are frequented by experienced runners & walkers and characterized by the phrase “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps”. Info: 208-457-2726, facebook.com/TrailManiacs
(May 5) Lilac Bloomsday Run, the 36th. Info: www.bloomsdayrun.org
(May 11) Liberty Lake Trail run. When: 9:00 am. Where: Liberty Lake regional park. 8 mile trail run, beautiful course, great food and challenging! www.trailmaniacs.com Info: 208-457-2726, www.trailmaniacs.com
(May 11) Sunflower Relay and Trail Marathon. Info: mvsta.com
(May 18) Wilbur “Wild Goose Chase” 3K Run. When: 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(May 19, 2013) Windermere Marathon, Spokane. Info: windermeremarathon.com.
(May 25) Creston “Butte or Bust”. 3.2mi and 6.2 mi. Run at 9:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(May 26, 2012) Coeur d’Alene Marathon. Info: cdamarathon.com, 509-979-4370.
(June 2) Beaches 2 Boulders Fun Trail Runs at Adventure Sports Week. When: 9am. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. Distances: 3 mile, 6.4 mile, 9 mile. Awesome course along the shore of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, with great new swag, nice awards, bar b cue, beverages! Fun for the whole family! Many runners last year said it was the finest trail run they had done! Info: email@example.com, http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.
(June 8) Deepwater trail runs at Adventure Sports Week. When: 9am. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. Distances: 13 miles, 26.2 miles, 50k and 52 miles. Beautiful, challenging course along the shore of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, with great new swag, nice awards, bar b cue, beverages! Dedicated aide stations for the Marathon and up! Many runners last year said it was the finest trail run they had done! Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.
(June 8) June Bug Fun Run. When: 8am. Where: Spokane Community College – 1810 N Greene St Routes: 3 & 5-Mile Run/Walk $17.00. $25 w/T-shirt. Great prizes for pledge participants www.lcsnw.org/junebugrun Contact: Christie McKee (509) 343-5020. Email: email@example.com
(June 9) Spokane Title 9K Run. When: 9:00am. Where: Riverfront Park, starting at the Northbank Shelter. What: Woman and Girl’s only 9K run/walk – Spokane’s only female run! Website: www.titlenine.com/t9k. Phone: 509-535-4939. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIATHALON / MULTI-SPORT
(May 18) 33rd Annual Troika Triathlon. Swim – 1.2 Miles \ Bike – 56 Miles \ Run – 13.1 Miles. Info: troikatriathlon.com
(June 8) Palouse River Duathlon. When: 8am. Where: Palouse WA City Park. 2-mile run, 10-mile bike , 2-mile run. Course is primarily gravel roads along the scenic Palouse River. Gorgeous scenery, challenging course. Info: 509-939-2143, visitpalouse.com/duathlon
(June 9) C&C Sprint Adventure Race at Adventure Sports Week. When: 7am. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. One of the most fun, insane sports challenges you will find! The race will include everything from paddling to trail running to mountain biking to orienteering! Teams of 1,2,3 or 4 allowed. Great Bar b cue and swag! Info: email@example.com, http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.
(June 9) Crux and Crucible Adventure Race at Adventure Sports Week. When: Midnight June 8. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. This 12 & 24 hour Adventure will take racers through the night in a test of endurance and skill! The race will include everything from paddling to trail running to mountain biking to orienteering! Teams of 1,2,3 or 4 allowed. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.
(May 16 – June 24) Iyengar Yoga for Beginners. When: Mon. 9:30, Tues and Thurs at 6pm. Where: Sunflower Yoga Iyengar yoga is widely recognized for its therapeutic benefits, inventive use of props and clear instruction. Gentle and intermediate classes also offered. Info: 509-535-7369, www.sunfloweryoga.net
(Ongoing) Spokane Table Tennis Club. When: Wednesday from 6:30PM – 9PM. Where: Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 East 27th Avenue. Ping pong club plays every Wednseday. $2/visit. 456-3581.
(May 1) INLAND EMPIRE BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN POKER RIDE. When: 9 am. Where: Fish Trap Lake about 24 miles west of Spokane. Additional details: 19th annual ride. Family fun, prizes and good, well marked trail. Event supports Leave No Trace Education program and trail maintenance projects. Info: Ken Carmichael 509-466-2225, www.iebch.com
(May 4, 5) Free Comic Book Day at Merlyn’s. When: All-day. Where: Merlyn’s, 19 W Main. Spokane, WA. Once again, it’s time for Free Comic Book Day at Merlyn’s! To maximize the availability of this amazing event, we’ll be running FCBD on both Saturday, May 4th and Sunday May 5th. Every year, this weekend is a concentrated taste of the events we hold in the store year round: costume contest, ice cream, local artists doing free sketches. Info: http://www.merlyns.biz/,
(May 8) Our Nuclear Neighbor: Hanford. When: 6pm. Where: Gonzaga University School of Law, Barbieri Moot Court Room. Columbia Riverkeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper and Sierra Club will host an evening discussion about Our Nuclear Neighbor: Hanford, connecting its historic downstream impacts, to the Columbia River, and downwind, to Spokane. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Info: Theresa Labriola at email@example.com or 541.490.2411.
(May 8, 9,15, 16, 22, 23) Wine, Ride & Dine. When: 4:30-6pm. Where: Riverfront Park SkyRide. Taste local wines, take a spectacular SkyRide over Spokane Falls and enjoy an incredible dinner at Anthony’s or Clinkerdagger for just $55/person. Anthony’s May 8, 15, 22; Clinkerdagger May 9, 16, 23. Info: spokaneparks.org or 509.625.6200.
(May 18) Sandpoint Saturday Market Season Kickoff. When: 9am-1pm. Where: Granary Arts District (The granary tower and lot at 513 Oak St.) Opening day for the Sandpoint Saturday Market at the Granary Arts District will be a big happening this year with Sandpoint’s first Chalk Art Festival, live music, and a dance at “The Warehouse”. The new Sandpoint Saturday Market is now offering more venues for vendors and unique items for shoppers in Sandpoint. Info: sandpointsaturdaymarket.com.//
SUSTAINABLE LIVING CALENDAR
(May 4th) Beginning Vegetable Gardening Workshop. When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: Sun People Dry Goods 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste.200, Spokane, WA. Master Gardener, Marilyn Carothers takes you on a wonderful adventure into the world of vegetable gardening with discussions on seeds, soil, pests, and problems. Learn how, when, and what to plant in the Inland Northwest and how to improve the quality and quantity of your vegetables! Take home your very own ‘starter set’ of 13 different seeds. Learn how to access the web and get the best answers to pests and problems that gardeners face. Cost: $12. Preregistration Required – only 20 spaces available. Info: Register at the store (509) 368-9378 or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com
(May 9th) Using Permaculture at Home: Nature’s Patterns to Build Your Best Garden Ever! When: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Where: Sun People Dry Goods 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste.200, Spokane, WA. We will be discussing the principles of permaculture and basics of using permaculture tools to grow more of what you love, make the soil healthier, invite more wildlife into your yard, build community, and so much more! *Bring a basic sketch or dimensions of a yard or garden project with you. You will leave with the beginnings of a permaculture-based design for your project and the basis for building your knowledge and experience with permaculture! Cost $5. Preregistration Required – only 20 spaces available. Info: Register at the store (509) 368-9378 or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com
(May 16th) Free Film Showing: A Sea Change. When: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Where: Sun People Dry Goods 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste.200, Spokane, WA. Imagine a world without fish–It’s a frightening premise, and it’s happening right now. A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea,” Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, and artists, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, changing sea water chemistry. The more acidic water makes it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish 1 billion people depend upon for their source of protein. Cost: FREE. Info: No Preregistration Required. Everyone is welcome to attend!
(May 18th) Rainwater Collection Workshop. When:11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Sun People Dry Goods 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste.200, Spokane, WA. Rainwater collection is an effective way of utilizing a free natural resource. In this workshop you will find out how to build and install a simple rain barrel, discover the amount of water you may be able to collect in the Spokane area as well as learn the water needs of local plants. All attendees will learn methods for gaining maximum benefit from harvested rainwater. Cost: $20 Preregistration Required – only 20 spaces available. Info: Register at the store (509) 368-9378 or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com
(May 18th & May 20th) Soapmaking 201 – Cold Processed “Beer” Soap! When: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join Gayle Kruger of White Moon Soaps for a two-day workshop making handcrafted soap. Make and take 2 1/2 lbs. or roughly (7-8) 4 1/2 oz. bars of Beer Soap. Workshop we will cover coloring soap, “superfatting”, exfoliants and most importantly, we will make soap with beer. Rich, creamy moisturizing ingredients of Organic Palm, Organic Coconut and Olive oil will be the base. You get to decide where to take it from there with a variety of choices of scents, colorants and additives. This workshop is for those who have made soap at least once and have interest in learning more fun techniques. Come with questions and your notebook to journal new ideas and inspirations. Bring an apron and clothes you don’t mind getting oil stains on. Must be 15 years of age. Cost: $55.00. Info: Preregistration Required – only 10 spaces available. Register at the store (509) 368-9378 or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com
(May 25th) Intro to Chicken Keeping Workshop. When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Sun People Dry Goods 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste.200, Spokane, WA. Paul and wife, Susan, grew up around chickens. They have many years of practical experience and learned by doing and refining what their parents and grandparents taught them. They have tried many different breeds and methods. Topics will include: Summery of chicken keeping regulations in the Spokane area, housing, breed selection, feeding and caring for chickens, raising baby chicks, and egg production. Cost: $20. Info: Preregistration Required – only 18 spaces available. Register at the store (509) 368-9378 or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com
(May 25th) Introduction to Essential Oils Workshop. When: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Where: Sun People Dry Goods 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste.200, Spokane, WA. Come learn what essential oils are, how to use them and about all the health benefits. Essential oils can be used for health, ailments, cleaning, aroma and more! You will get to use a bunch of oils in the class and take home a sample of a doTERRA essential oil! Cost: $5. Info: Preregistration Required – only 20 spaces available. Register at the store (509) 368-9278 or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com
Six Month Training Calendar
(July 6) Lilac City Twilight Crit. When: 5 p.m. Where: Downtown Spokane. Info: 509.270.8347, http://www.spokanerocketvelo.com/races/lilac-city-twilight-crit.
(August 3) 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride. When: 7am. Where: Group Health Corp Office – 5615 W Sunset Hwy. Routes: 15, 30, 45 & 75-MILE. 6 Rest/Food Stops. Great SAG Support. Info: www.lcsnw.org/8lakesride, firstname.lastname@example.org
(August 10-16) Sunny’s Pedal. When: All Day.Where: Spokane, WA – Sun Valley, ID. Cyclists will spend 7 days riding about 580 miles from Spokane, WA to Sun Valley, ID to raise funds and awareness for organ donation. Info: 503-380-9800, www.facebook.com/sunnyspedal
(June 1) Reardan “Mule Chase”. 5K and 10K. Run at 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(June 1) Red Devil Challenge, Cashmere, Wash. Info: http://www.runwenatchee.com/
(June 1) Mountan Goats Challenge. When: 8am. Where: Chase Middle School. 10K of heart pounding agony! A Â± 660 foot elevation gain. Info: 509-869-0189 www.mountaingoatchallenge.com
(June 2) Teen Closet 50 Mile Relay. When: 6:00 AM. Where: Starts at Mt Spokane High School. 50 Mile Relay Race that starts, finishes and transitions through every Spokane High School. Info: 509-993-5471, email@example.com
(July 6) 4th of July 25K. When: 9:00 am. Where: 4th of July Pass Idaho. 25K and 5 mile trail run. This course is classified as moderate. If you’re new to trail running this is just for you! Info: 208-457-2726; www.trailmaniacs.com
(July 13) Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Memorial Fun Run IN COLOR. When: 10:30 AM. Where: Post Falls: Seltice Way and Frederick Street.5K Run/Walk, 1 mile course for kids. As you run or walk this course, you’ll be showered with the coolest color blast ever! You pick your color zone. A lot or a little – it’s your choice. Info: www.northidahobgc.org, 208-457-9089.
(July, 16, 23, 30) U*District Foundation Summer Series Fun Run. When: 5:30pm. Where: 730 N Hamilton. Our annual fun run 5K series will take place the last three Tuesdays in July. Info: 509-458-7686, http://www.udistrictpt.com/foundation/programs/
(July 13) 16th Annual Liberty Lake Loop. When: 8:00AM. Where: Pavillion Park Liberty Lake WA. Challenging 4 mile run on paved roads in Liberty Lake. Kids race in the park. Great shirts, snacks, and awards for adults and kids. Info: www.pavillionpark.org
(July 20) Davenport “Pioneer Plod” 5K and 10 K. Run at 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(July 20) Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run, Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Info: www.smtrailrun.com
(Aug 4) Chewelah Peak Trail Run. When: 10am Where: 49 degrees North.10M and 3.5M. Info: cptrailrun.com
(August 16-17) Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. When: All Day. Where: Spokane, WA to Sandpoint, ID. 200 mile overnight running relay from atop Mt. Spokane, down 50 miles of Centennial Trail and finishing on the beach in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.spokanetosandpoint.com
(August 16-17) Spokane to Sandpoint Run/Walk Relay Race. When: start 7:00 a.m. Aug. 16. Where: start Top of Mt Spokane Fun overnight run/walk relay with teams. Info: 541-350-4635, www.spokanetosandpoint.com
(August 31) Seven Bays “The Seven K at Seven Bays” 7K. Run at 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(Sept 21) 2013-Odessa “Deutschesfest Fun Run” 5K and 10K. Run at 8:30. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(September 21)River Run Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K, Wenatchee, Wash. Info: http://www.runwenatchee.com/
(November 28) Turkey on the Run, Wenatchee, Wash. Info: http://www.runwenatchee.com/
(Sept 28) Almira Country Fair “ACFun Run” 5K. Run at 8:30. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/
(September 7) Lake Chelan Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K. Info: http://lakechelanmarathon.com/
TRIATHALON / MULTI-SPORT
(Aug 4) Chewelah Peak Trail Run. When: 10am Where: 49 degrees North.10M and 3.5M trail races. All race distances will start at the Calispell Creek Lodge and will course through the Colville National Forest. Info: cptrailrun.com
(September 1) Annual Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon. At the Cascade Lake Picnic Area Moran State Park on Orcas Island.? mile swim in beautiful Cascade Lake 15 mile bike ride along a scenic rural road 3.5 mile trail run around Cascade Lake.