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A Tour of Spokane's Youth and Senior Centers

Wednesday, October 9 / 3:00 to 8:00 pm

"An Evening with the Young and the Restless"

Sponsored by SYSCA (Spokane Youth & Senior Centers Association)
STCU and Rockwood Retirement South

Visit each Center; receive a ticket to win the grand prize!!

Honoring our 100+-year-olds


Tuesday, October 15 / lunch / noon to 1:30


Being 100 is both an accomplishment and a gift, so let's celebrate the Centenarians (100+-year-olds) in our lives. We're inviting them to be our guests for lunch, plying them with music and good food, introducing each one and including their stories in our printed program.

So, if you know someone who is 100 or older, or you ARE 100 years or older, please let us know so that we may invite you, him or her to our celebration.

Call Lisa, 535-0803, ext. 102, to put them on our invitation list, or simply register now. $7.00 (under 100).

Texas Hold'em Tourament

Saturday, October 19 4:00 to 8:00 pm


Registration begins at 3:00 pm
FUNDRAISER to benefit Southside Senior & Community Center

Honoring Our Own: Veterans Day Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 7 / 5:30 pm


Please join us in honoring our Veterans who have served and are now serving our country.

tColor Guard -- Fairchild Air Force Base

tEmcee -- Randy Shaw, KREM-TV news anchor

tSpeaker -- Wayne Terry, US National Guard, Ret.

tEntertainment -- Master Class Big Band with musical tributes to each military branch

tIntroduction of all Veterans and Gold Star Mothers present; bios printed in the evening's program

tDinner -- Sponsored by Harvard Park Retirement and prepared by Chef David Kimball

tSponsors -- STCU and Rockwood Retirement South

Veterans are FREE!!! $15 for non-vets. Sign up today!


BINGO 'rocks' at SOUTHSIDE!!!
Sundays, September 1, 8, 22 & 29 / 1:00 to 3:00 pm

                 10 games for $8.00; generous payout                 
Win cash prizes; rekindle an old tradition.
Bring your daubers (or buy one here for $2) and a snack for yourself.

Have fun with our new callers Ed Stiles and Dan Gordon  

'Dog Days of Summer,' event was success because of YOU!!

Friday, August 16 / 5:30 - 8 pm

Dogs and their 'people' -- that was the theme that Friday evening . . . with a fashion show,
entertainment, and summer food. A major hit with attendees.

Our Dog Days of Summer event was a great success and a lot of fun because, in no small part, of the following people: Our wonderful volunteers who decorated who greeted people at the door and helped serve the food; the Center staff, who worked tirelessly to make our events a success for you; our doggy models and their people who included: Buddy and Shelline Totten; Poppi and Miss Luna Redhawk, Deja and Virginia Wyant, Abbey/Belle and Mary Vancouvering, Buck and Anna McCoy, Ralphe and Lois Bachman, Belle and Rebecca Hanley, Chloe and Helen Dennis and Tunka and Chris Nielson.

Chloe dressed as ballerina, and
Helen Dennis walk the 'red'/
'black' carpets during the
Doggie Fashion Show

One of the trainers from The Ruff
Review, part of Diamonds in the
Ruff, worked with her Border
Collie-mix putting on a show that
 rivaled the best . . . while the
 talented pooch rode a scooter
around the ballroom, honking
the horn attached to the handlebars
 -- which he also maneuvered while
 steering the scooter; then the
 trainer told him to 'go to sleep'
 putting a quilt on
the floor for his
He plopped down
on the
quilt and proceede
d to pull it
 over himself, wrap himself in it,
and wait for the 'word' for him to
'wake up. In this photo, he is
putting the colored rings -- in
order or size -- back onto the
post. Just Amazing!!! A real
 crowd pleaser!!

Chris Nielson, and Tunka, a Black
Russian Terrier, dressed as
'surfer dude' take a well-deserved

Mary VanCouvering with Belle
(in her lap) -- who has already
appeared in a feature-ength movie
shot here in Spokane, and Abbey
 (in red), along with (center) Luna
Redhawk holding Poppi, a Habibi
Bear (a new breed), dressed as a
 'Classy orner' -- dressed with items
from the Center's thrift shop; and
Shelline Totten, with Buddy, dressed
 like he was going to Hawaii.


Ralphie dressed as a bridegroom, and
Lois Bachman

We are also appreciative of the wonderful sponsors who supported our event, in particular, Prairie Dog Mercantile for the generous $50 gift card and bags of treats, Dogtown Company for bags of treats, Top Knot Grooming for donating a free grooming and Dogtown Playground for donating a free daycare as part of our raffle prizes.

A huge thank you goes to The Ruff Review from Diamonds in the Ruff (training for dogs & their people), who stole the show entertaining everyone with their canine tricks and dancing skills, their handlers did a pretty good job too.

"Holiday Throw Down: a culinary cookoff"

Thursday, August 22 / 11:30 to 2:00 pm

Our friends at Harvard Park/ Holiday Retirement, sponsored and orchestrated one of the most fun 'fundraisers' we've seen in many a year: a BBQ cookoff with their head chef, Ryan, (above, manning the outdoor BBQ) and head chefs from four of their Eastern Washington facilities -- Harvard Park in Spokane, Charbonneau in Kennewick,, Orchard Park in Yakima and Park Plaza in Walla Walla. Proceeds went to the fund for a new carpet in the Center's ballroom.

Chefs line up with their individually created BBQ ribs and chicken . . . ready for taste testing by the audience and the ultimate 'voting.' (From left) Chef MaryAnn Myre of Kennewick; Chef Tammy Hoffert of Yakima; Chef David Kimball of Spokane; and Chef Eric Naftzger of Walla Walla. After the luncheon -- everyone had at least one rib from each chef -- the blind voting showed that ALL the chefs were champions with a close, close vote. The ultimate winner: Chef David from Harvard Park.

THANK YOU to Harvard Park for a terrific event and for helping with the carpet fund. A menu of BBQ ribs and chicken, delicious cole slaw, cornbread, and luscious desserts made for a festive, fun afternoon.

Garage Sale 2014:

We're looking for GOOD stuff now!!!

We just finished a VERY SUCCESSFUL and fun annual garage sale Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. Thank you to everyone who donated items and time.

And we're starting on our 2014 sale NOW. We're already collecting items for next year. So, when you, or your friends and relatives, are ready to downsize or get rid of household items that would be great candidates for the 2014 garage sale, you can now bring them to the Center any time of the year. You don't have to wait until next spring. We're looking for bigger quality items, too -- furniture, appliances in good condition. pictures, etc. (No old computers or TVs, though. Thanks.)

We want to make sure we have lots and lots of items for our garage sale customers to choose from, so we've made arrangements to store items until the next sale in 2014.

Just call ahead and let us know you're coming. THANKS SO MUCH!



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Saturday, March 9 / 5 to 10 pm



Games, dinner, games,

prizes, more games = FUN

Come try your hand at Black Jack,

Roulette, 4-5-6, Money Wheel,

Chuck-a-Luck and more

'High Roller' Dinner


'Full House' Salad

'Sin City' Prime Rib

'Bookie' Baked Potato with the works