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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
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 youARE 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 ourinvitation 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!!!
10 games for $8.00; generous payout
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
bed. He plopped downon the
quilt and proceeded 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
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
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 toThe 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!
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