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Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

 

Idaho residents interested in boating can take a Boat Idaho Course on basic boat laws and safety from the The Nez Perce Sheriff's Office. The class will be held on March 21st at 9:00 a.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

 

The class is expected to last about six to eight house, and will be instructed by Nez Perce County Marine Corporal Levi Frary. The Boat Idaho Course is free to the public, and open to residents of any state. Whether you are new to boating, a seasoned boat operator, thinking of purchasing a boat, or just like to recreate on the water, this course will teach about boating safety and the requirements and equipment needed.

 

Basic boating laws and rules of the river with regard to navigation and boater courtesy will be instructed. For more information, or to sign up for the course, email the Sheriff's Office Marine Division at levif@co.nezperce.id.us

LCSC Anthropology Club to host Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser Feb. 20

LCSC Anthropology Club to host Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser Feb. 20

The Lewis-Clark State College Anthropology Club is holding its Third Annual Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, February 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Lewiston Elks Lodge. Proceeds from the event will go to students participating in a field school in Ecuador in May/June 2015. The field school involves undergraduate research, service learning, and the acquisition of Spanish language skills. 

 

The Mardi Gras event includes a silent auction, casino-style games (with play money provided), prizes, and dinner for $25 per person. Attendees can skip dinner at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the rest of the night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm for only $15. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the community, the club raised over $3,000. This year the goal is set higher at $5,000. 

 

The majority of participants in the field school are first-generation, low-income students who have never traveled beyond our region. Mardi Gras Casino Night supports undergraduate students by helping them to reduce their individual participation costs of $3,500. 

 

Chinese New Year celebration at LCSC Center for Arts and History Feb. 19

Chinese New Year celebration at LCSC Center for Arts and History Feb. 19

The public is invited to join LCSC Center for Arts & History for Chinese New Year, Thursday, February 19. 

 

The “Year of the Goat” Chinese New Year reception begins at 4:30 p.m., with Chinese hors d’oeuvres, Pipa music, tea, and presentations by Priscilla Wegars and Patricia Keith. 

 

Chinese scholar Priscilla Wegars, Ph.D., is an affiliate assistant professor and volunteer curator in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Idaho. She starts the evening with her lecture Chinese New Year Customs and Traditions.  Wegars, of Moscow, is a historian, historical archaeologist, and artifact analyst.  She founded the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), a unique resource of artifacts, images, and documentary materials essential for understanding Asian American archaeological sites, economic contributions, and cultural history.

 

ClearView Eye Clinic groundbreaking ceremony for new location

ClearView Eye Clinic groundbreaking ceremony for new location

ClearView Eye Clinic will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their new Lewiston location on Friday February 20th at 11:30a.m. The ceremony will be held at 2840 Juniper Drive, across the street from the SEL campus.

 

Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited. Scheduled to open later this year, the contemporary 9800 sq. ft. facility will include a comprehensive eye clinic, a full-service on-site optical center and a state-of-the-art surgery center.

 

Rock n’ Roll Retrospective coming to LCSC's Center for Arts & History

Rock n’ Roll Retrospective coming to LCSC's Center for Arts & History

Rock and Roll will take center state at Lewis and Clark State College's Center for Arts and History (CAH) Rock n’ Roll Retrospective exhibit.

The exhibit will open on Friday, January 30, in conjunction with the 3rd Annual LCSC Faculty/Staff Art ExhibitRock n’ Roll Retrospective will be featured in the downstairs galleries, while the Faculty/Staff exhibit will be in the upstairs galleries.

 

The opening reception for the exhibits is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on the 30th, followed by a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. with musicians Tom Williams, Bill Blair, Marty Lukenbill, Paul Speer, and others.