What kid doesn’t love Halloween!? From dressing up as their favorite princess or superhero to collecting loads of candy, Halloween can be fun for kids. But before you let your costumed character out the door, know your community’s trick-or-treat night and hours, and keep in mind some safety tips!
In an effort to help keep kids safe while trick-or-treating, the Spokane Police Department is hosting trick-or-treat stations at three locations throughout the City of Spokane.
Officers will be handing out candy, trick-or-treat bags, stickers, and safety flyers from 4 - 7pm on October 31st at SPD’s Downtown Precinct (721 W. Riverside), River Park Square (808 W. Main), and NorthTown Mall (4700 N. Division).
Other local areas are also hosting trick or treating for kids! Check them out!
Gonzaga University invites families for safe trick-or-treating tonight (October 30th) only! Meet in the lower level of the Crosby student center. Groups will be led by volunteer students to the different residence halls. There will also be small activities. Children should come dressed in their costumes and ready to have fun! Goes from 6-8pm!
Auntie’s Bookstore is putting on a Halloween story-time! Put on your costume and come listen to spooky books read by a special guest. Saturday at 11am (402 W. Main Ave)
Trunk or Treat! Decorate the trunk of your car, dress up in Halloween costumes and hand out non-food/drink treats. Prizes for best decorated trunk, best Halloween costume and the best kid activity. Saturday 2pm at Country Homes Christian Church (8415 N. Wall St.)
Trick or Treat costume contests for children, teens and adults. Free treats handed out from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Rosalia Library (402 S. Whitman Ave, Rosalia)
Trick or Treat games, candy and more! Thursday October 31st from 4-6pm, Eastside Marketplace (1420 S. Blaine St., Moscow)
Halloween Broomball Spooktacular! Broomball is like floor hockey on ice, with brooms instead of sticks, ball instead of puck. No skates needed. Open to ages 12 and older. Raffles and prizes. Costumes optional. Thursday 6:30pm at Frontier Ice Arena (3525 W. Seltice Ave, Coeur d’Alene) $10 per person.
Mobius Kids Broomstick Bash is for families and children 8 and younger. Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy spooky games, not-so-scary crafts and a costume contest. Trick-or-treating will follow the event in the mall from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, River Park Square, lower level (808 W. Main Ave) $4 ages 1-8, and accompanying adults; free for infants.
If you are sticking around your neighborhood to trick-or-treat please remember the following safety tips:
- Use reflective tape on costumes to be more visible to passing motorists
-If your children are wearing a mask, make sure they are able to see properly through the eye holes
-Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to be more visible to passing motorists
-Look both ways before crossing a street and use crosswalks
-Walk on sidewalks
-Examine all candy and treats for choking hazards before eating
It was a beautiful weekend to head outside, drive up to Greenbluff, and go back in time for a few hours. Saturday and Sunday saw the return of the annual Spokane Renaissance Faire, presented by the Spokane Entertainers Guild.
There was some blacksmith-ery (is that a word? it is now!).
Some bellydancing (pretty sure that was already a word).
Some Bill S. Preston, esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan … wait a second, is that historically accurate? Hrm. Well, they were there on behalf of Mobius Science Center performing feats of alchemy (or science, whatever you want to call it) so I guess it was okay.
There was also some melee fighting with foam weapons.
And some jousting with real horses.
Then when the day was done I jumped in my time machine and headed on back to modern day, because why not? Every Ren Faire has a time machine, right?
All in all it was a fun day of wandering about, looking at stuff, poking around at handmade (and not so handmade) items for sale, commenting on costumes, and pointing out historical inaccuracies (I can’t help it, I’m such a nerd). If you didn’t get the chance to attend the Faire this year, make sure you get out there next time. There will be some “Huzzahs” in it for you, I guarantee it.
- Mia V.
On Saturday night the Spokane Chief’s met the Tri-City Americans on the ice at the Spokane Arena for their opening home game and FOX28 was there because HOCKEY!!! WOOHOO!!!
The Americans scored a goal early on in the first period and unfortunately the score stayed 1-0 for a long, LONG time.
Eventually, however, the Chiefs scored their own goal with just 30 seconds to go in the third period. The crowd, as expected, went wild.
The second goal by the Chiefs took place a little over five minutes into the third period. Then they managed to get a player or two into the goal but apparently no points are given for that. (Hockey is a strange game. Like what is going on in this pic below? Why are they bouncing on horse/barrels? I am confused.)
With only a little over a minute left in the game the Americans pulled their goalie, but while that didn’t help the Chiefs score any more points, it also didn’t help the Americans catch up.
The Chiefs WON 2-1 and the crowd, once again, went wild. It was a suspenseful but exciting evening of hockey and we were thrilled to be a sponsor for such a great game. (And once again, what is going on here? What do tricycles have to do with hockey? ‘Splainy please!)
We will be back out at the Arena on October 26th for Avista Energy Efficiency Night so get your tickets now and we’ll see you there!
- Mia V.
Looking for something to do this Fall in Spokane? Check out the Saranac Public House downtown! Truth be told, I wasn’t heading there intentionally that night, I happened to walk by and the place just looked really freaking cool, so we decided to stop in. We weren’t disappointed. The first awesome thing about this place was the drink menu….
I ordered the Cucumber Cooler….it was dangerously good! And guess what? Their beer selection rocks too!
After we had a few drinks, we decided we definitely wanted to order food. My fiance got the black bean burger —»
I went a completely different route, trying out the Thai Rice Bowl with the coconut rice. I’d never had coconut rice before (rice steamed in coconut milk) but it was pretty awesome….
The Saranac Public House had a great atmosphere, great food, fun and yummy drinks and awesome prices. Definitely check it out!
What do you get when you combine amazing wine, tasty food, and exhibitors from around Washington state? If you’re lucky and you’re in Spokane, you get Vintage Spokane, one of the biggest ‘wine and food’ events of the year!
Held outside at Northern Quest Casino on Sunday, August 4th, Vintage Spokane featured around 50 wineries from around the state, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla, Puget Sound, and Columbia Valley. They also had hard cider, beer, and cigar offerings for those that were interested.
What would an amazing event be without tasty food and other items available? Luckily no one at this event had to find out. There were a variety of finger foods to sample, such as seared Ahi, bite-size Huckleberry cheesecake, delicious and fragrant cheese, buffalo chicken wraps, and assorted seafood.
Even THAT wasn’t all to Vintage Spokane. Chefs braved the hot sun (cause it was toasty out there folks) to give cooking demonstrations and those lucky enough to be watching were invited to taste their creations when they finished.
A great time was definitely had by all in attendance. There was much laughing, chatting, drinking, and eating throughout the four hour event. Luckily for those that missed out this year, Vintage Spokane is an annual party so they can mark their calendars to attend next summer.
- Mia V.
Our very own Ben McCoy here at your local FOX 28 station in Spokane is VERY talented. I mean, did you see that?! WOW!
And, hey, check this one out!
The first pic is an outrageously realistic Eddie Vedder made from Pencil. The second is Kurt Cobain, and get this, it’s made of colored pencils and that’s it. Check out more below and let us know what you think here, on Facebook, Twitter, or wherever you get your social fix! Thanks for stopping by!
Jimmy Hendricks- Oil Pastel
Jerry Garcia- Colored Pencils
Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Colored Pencil
Bruce Lee- Pen and Ink
Bob Marley- Colored Pencils
Then Finally, my favorite! Ben’s very own creation “Woman.”
All art created by Ben McCoy, Producer and Director here at FOX 28 KAYU Spokane