LOCAL TRAVEL


Thursday, February 20
Mate's Day Out
SMaRT Waste Management
We’ll learn more about Spokane’s recycling waste reduction in the region. Details in next month's newsletter.
FYI: You might want to read “Outsmart Waste” by Tom Szaky. It discusses the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it. Available at the Spokane Public Library.

Monday, February 24
Northern Quest Casino

Time to get back to our old favorite, the Northern Quest Casino. Sign up, bring your friends, it will be a blast!
Cost $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at about 3 p.m.
 

Thursday, February 27
Appetizers and More with Friends

Join Bobbi and your Southside friends to enjoy a no-host happy hour at one of Spokane’s wonderful restaurants. Great food choices for everyone with a variety of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 3:30 and returns 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25
Dinner and a Movie
@ Northern Quest

Sit back and relax while nibbling on a meal served to you in your reclining seat. Movie choices (TBD), meal and $6 movie ticket not included.
Cost: $8 member/ $13 non-members, includes transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 2:30 p.m. and returns about 6.
 

Sunday, March 1
Uniontown Sausage Feed

An all-you-can-eat affair. The menu includes home-made sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, applesauce, pie and beverages. There is also a beer garden and antique stores to browse.
Cost: $15 member/ $20 non-members, includes transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns about 6 p.m.

Wednesday,  March 4
The Breakfast Club
Join us for breakfast at Fergusons Classic Cafe.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 9 and returns about 11 a.m. Breakfast not included.

 
Friday, March 13
49er Club
SFCC Planetarium and Satellite Diner

A planetarium is a theater built primarily for presenting educational shows about astronomy and the night sky. A dominant feature of Spokane Falls Community College planetarium is the large dome-shaped projection screen onto which scenes of stars, planets, and other celestial objects can be made to appear and move realistically. The film "Gravity Revealed" and a overview of the solar system will be played after a night sky presentation by one of the planetarium presenters. The cost of the trip includes your choice of menu items at the Satellite diner.
Cost: $49 members, $54 non-members. Includes ticket, dinner at the Satellite Diner, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 5 and returns about 9 p.m.
 

Tuesday, March 18
Northwest Passages Book Club – "Eden Mine"

The Spokesman Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club can take you to any number of places…all without leaving Spokane. No need to read the book beforehand. Listen to the author’s ideas and feelings about the book then decide. Northwest Passages is about more than books. It is about community, conversation and building a better understanding of the world. On March 18 we will listen to S.M. Hulse, the award-winning author of "Black River," talk about her book "Eden Mine." The novel examines the after-shocks of an act of domestic terrorism rooted in a small Montana town on the brink of abandonment, as it tears apart a family, tests the faith of a pastor and the loyalty of a sister, and mines the deep rifts that come when the reach of the government clashes with individual freedom. No-host dinner before the event. Cost $18 members/$23 non-members. Price includes transportation, event entry and valet parking. Van leaves at 5 and returns at about 9 p.m.

Thursday, March 19
SMaRT Recycling

WM, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management in North America, provides services that range from collection and disposal to recycling and renewable energy generation. We're going to see how they do it in Spokane.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members, includes transportation and valet parking. Schedule TBD. No host lunch.
Closed-toe shoes and warm clothing are required.
FYI: “Outsmart Waste” by Tom Szaky discusses the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it. Available at the Spokane Public Library.
 

Friday, March 20
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

Mainstays of the festival each year are guided tours to view the Festival’s namesake, the Sandhill crane, in the wild and tours highlighting the unique geology of eastern Washington. This year’s festival will highlight presentations on a variety of Pacific and Inland Northwest wildlife, not only migratory and but also year-round residents. Photography, bio-technology, unmanned aerial systems (drones), and fire’s role in the ecosystem are also highlights of the 2020 Festival. Lunch will be available for purchase at the festival.
Cost $53 members/$58 non-members. Price includes event entrance, ticket and crane viewing tour. Van leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns at about 9 p.m. There will be a quick no-host meal on the way home.

Tuesday, March 24
Orlando’s at SCC, Buffet Lunch

The culinary school’s restaurant at Spokane Community College features variety, while also providing a learning curriculum for the culinary students. The entrée descriptions challenge students to use various cooking methods, as well as choosing appropriate garnishes to complement each dish. This allows students to think like chefs and provide a variety of tastes, textures and flavors with each meal.
Cost: $28 members/$33 non-members. Van leaves at 11 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m. Includes buffet, beverage, tip, tax, dessert, transportation and valet parking.
 

Thursday, April 9
Sunset Dinner @ Anthony’s

Enjoy a fabulous four-course meal while watching the dramatic surge of winter run-off over Spokane Falls. The four-course dinner specials range from $24 to $28 depending on your choice of entrée. Appetizer, chowder or salad, entrée and dessert are all part of the experience.
Cost: $8 members, $13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 4 and returns about 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9
"The Book of Mormon"

We’re going to "The Book of Mormon," the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broad-way, and across North America, "The Book of Mormon" has truly become an international sensation. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal."
Cost: $109 members/$114 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 1 p.m. and returns about 6:30. No-host dinner after the show.