Monday, June 29, 2009

Concert Series

Well, the first concert of the season will be upon  us this Thursday.  This first one will begin with a "Big Check Ceremony" with the Spokane Parks Foundation who generously supported us.  It would be great to have a lot of neighborhood support at this first meeting to allow us ALL to say thank  you.

We also have a need for concert "stewards" during the concerts.  These are just neighborhood volunteers who walk around the concert, answer questions, help with passing the hat, and assist with cleaning up etc.  There is not a lot to it, but it is very important work and we need a few good neighbors to help us, three for every concert. 

Do you feel as if you could help and serve as a steward for one of the concerts? 

If so, please contact our Concert Series Coordinator,

Christine White

Thank  you!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Concert Series--Oh Yeah!

A Great Lineup for this summer's Concert Series.

July 2, Wide River Band (bluegrass)  (this will include a thank you to the Spokane Parks Foundation)
July 9, Sidetrack (country/rock)
July 16, Occasional String Band (local folk)
July 23, Deadman's Pants (country blues/folk)
July 30, Kosher Red Hots (European Folk)
August 6, Manito String Qt. (classical/modern)
August 13, Hot Club of Spokane (jazz, swing)
August 20, Koyasuyo (Andean)
August 27, Celtic Nots (Celtic mix)

Just a few days away from our first concert!  Now we know summer is here!

Free every Thursday night from 6:00 - 8:00 in Coeur d'Alene Park.  Bring a friend and a picnic but leave the alcohol home.

Make it your new FREE summer tradition.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

COP Shop

Good morning,
I am emailing a request, if you would let your neighborhood council members know that Greater Spokane C.O.P.S. at N. 120 Stevens needs volunteers who are willing to work at the COP Shop.  This is your COP Shop that is now located in the beautiful and historic 1889 building at N. 120 Stevens on the second floor.  We need volunteers who are willing to gift 12 hours a month and willing to work the front desk to help the community in problem solving their concerns and issues.
What is required to become a Spokane C.O.P.S. volunteer is the following:
Complete a Spokane C.O.P.S. application form
Pass a criminal background check
Participate in an interview with the COP Shop NRO and a volunteer.
Participate in mentoring at the COP Shop to learn front desk job duties, and
Complete a twelve hour volunteer orientation within one year of application.  The next volunteer orientation class will be held in October 2009.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for consideration of my request.
Christy Hamilton
Director, Spokane C.O.P.S.
901 N. Monroe, #254
Spokane, WA  99201


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Trees in Spokane

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EVENT CONTACT:  Susan Traver  624.6555     MEDIA CONTACT:  Suzanne Schreiner 624.2329


Spokane Preservation Advocates  

Advocating for the Preservation of Large Species Street Trees in Spokane


A FREE Lecture:  Large Trees Belong in Urban Landscapes 

Speaker:  Dr. Mike Kuhns, Extension Forester, Utah State University 


Thursday, June 18th, 7PM 


Interplayers Theatre

174 S. Howard St, Spokane




  • Because the beautiful giants that grace the Spokane landscape are nearing the end of their natural lives.
  • Because city policy prohibits replacing large trees in many streets where they now flourish.
  • Because we want to continue the vision of city leaders who planted 80,000 trees a century ago, so that we could enjoy their beauty and shade today.


Dr. Kuhns received his B.S. in Forestry in 1977 from the University of Missouri and his M.S. in Forest Ecology/Tree Physiology from Missouri in 1980. He earned a Ph.D. from Auburn University in 1986, specializing in tree stress physiology. Since 1992, he has served as Extension Forester at Utah State University. There he conducts research in urban tree culture and forestry and has taught urban and community forestry and environmental education. Dr. Kuhns comes to Spokane from Seattle, where he is on sabbatical at the U.S. Forest Service's Research Station lab. 


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Monday, June 1, 2009

Monthly Gathering Wednesday--something different

Pies on Us! Pie's On Us! Pies' On Us!

This Wednesday, June 3, from 6:30 to 8:00 in the evening we will be having our monthly Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council/Steering Committee gathering.  To mark the mid point of the year, we are pulling together the needs and ideas folks identified at the Holiday Party/Annual Meeting and checking our progress.  If  you have a new project idea come share that as well.

This will be very informal and also a chance for us all to socialize a little.  Soooo, we are having pie and coffee (or other) social as well.  So come ready for something yummy and something interesting!

(For those who like to multitask:  You can kill two birds with one stone by inviting your neighbors "out for dessert" this Wednesday evening.  Then bring them to the MAC for our gathering!  Imagine the looks on their faces!)

We meet at the MAC, the Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 First, downstairs in the Gilkey Room (just go in the main entrance).  We are always out by 8:00.

Remember, FREE PIE to the first 2,000 neighbors in attendance!