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Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

A perfect event for those who love both tattoos and animals will be happening in Spokane on Sunday, April 19th.

 

The Spokane Humane Society is teaming up with On The Level Tattoo to host “Tattoos for a Cause”. The event is meant to raise funds for the shelter as well as awareness about the importance about spaying and neutering animals.

 

From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On The Level Tattoo will offer special animal related flash tattoo designs ranging from $70 to $100 each. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the mission and animals of the Spokane Humane Society.

 

Tattoo designs will be released the day of the event at the tattoo shop.

 

Gabe's Avengers Against Brain Cancer work to raise funds for Freeman 6th grader

Gabe's Avengers Against Brain Cancer work to raise funds for Freeman 6th grader

If you ask Gabe Tesch's teachers about him, you're sure to hear words like "sweet," "kind," "caring," "thoughtful," and "brave." You'd also be surprised not to hear of his contagious smile.

 

Gabe is a 6th grader at Freeman Middle School who back in September of 2014 had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. At the beginning of November, Gabe and his mother moved to Seattle for 8 weeks so he could undergo both radiation and chemotherapy.

 

At the end of December, Gabe underwent another surgery to install a port to receive his next round of chemo. He began that 46 week cycle of chemotherapy at the end of January, and is expected to complete the treatment sometime in December of 2015.

 

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

 

Spring is the time of year when the snow melts and the flowers bloom. For the Spokane Humane Society, Spring is also a time when 300-400 additional animals, mostly kittens, come in seeking care and new homes.

 

To help with the care of this influx of animals, the Spokane Humane Society (SHS) has placed donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations to collect supplies for the hundreds of homeless kittens who will need care this season. These bins will remain at Northwest Seed and Pet through Thursday, April 16th.

 

According to SHS Executive Director Dave Richardson, the shelter depends heavily on these donations to keep its operation running.

 

Humane Society needs help preparing for an abundance of kittens

Humane Society needs help preparing for an abundance of kittens

 

Spring is the time of year an abundance of kittens arrive at the Spokane Humane Society. To prepare themselves for the hundreds of homeless kittens that will need their help this season, the Spokane Humane Society has planned ways to raise funds and interest throughout the month of April.

 

From April 1st through April 16th, the Spokane Humane Society will have donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations.

 

According to the Humane Society, items needed for for the care of these foster kittens are as follows:

  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  • Heating Pads
  • Pate` style wet kitten food
  • Bottles
  • Small Litter Pans
  • Nutrical
  • Mineral Oil
  • Pure Lemon Juice
  • Small Blankets Recycled plastic containers (for pet food)
  • Karo Syrup
  • Baby Rice Cereal
  • Small dishes
  • Powdered Goats Milk
  • Laxatone
  • Gallon zip lock bags

 

Spokane Bike Swap coming April 11 and 12

Spokane Bike Swap coming April 11 and 12

 

The Spokane County Fair and Expo Center will be overflowing with bikes and bike related gear on April 11th and 12th for the fourth annual Spokane Bike Swap.

 

Over 700 bikes are anticipated to be consigned and over 50 exhibitors, including ten local bike shops, will be present at this year's bike swap. In an attempt to promote safety, bike helmets will be given away to every child that buy and bike in the bike corral. Last year, 173 helmets were given away, and even more are expected this year.

 

The Spokane Bike Swap is presented in collaboration with Spokane County's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Efficiency Act. The CTR program works to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and petroleum consumption. One of the ways the CTR does this is by educating and getting citizens comfortable with riding bikes around Spokane County.

 

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.

 

Local filmmakers encouraged to gear up for upcoming 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Film Festival

Local filmmakers encouraged to gear up for upcoming 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Film Festival

 

Local filmmakers will have the opportunity to challenge their skills and creativity at the 5th Annual 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Festival. The official kickoff will begin at on Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the KSPS Studio at 3911 S. Regal Street in Spokane.

 

Doors for the competition will open at 6:30 p.m. and be closed promptly at 7:30 p.m. Filmmakers will then be given the competition's secret criteria, official rules, and will need to fill out an official entry form.

 

Filmmakers will then have exactly 50 hours to complete a 3 - 6 minute movie; starting from the writing and development process all the way to the final editing stage. The competitors will be encouraged to experiment and push their talents to create a unique and entertaining piece for their entry.

 

Completed projects must be returned Sunday, March 29th at the Saranac Public House at 21 W. Main Avenue. Exact time TBA.