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MAC's road trip to view Picasso in Seattle

The Museum of Arts and Culture Foundation is offering a special tour to the Seattle Art Museum October 22-24 for a docent-led viewing of the Picasso exhibit. The event includes airfare, accommodations at the Hotel Alexis (one of the "Best 500 Hotels in the World," according to Travel and Leisure Magazine,) a welcome and greeting by Seattle Art Museum executive director Derrick Cartwright, a reception hosted by JP Morgan Chase and a docent-led Picasso exhibit tour. The cost is approximately $550 per person (double), $722 (single). Reservations are required and the space is limited so reserve today. For more information call Cece Perko 509-443-7160. For arrangements, contact Eileen Anderson 509-363-5321 (eileen.anderson@northwestmuseum.org) or Jane Johnson 509-363-5304.

Shock fans are winners too!

To congratulate the Spokane Shock on an outstanding season, Washington State University Athletics will offer free tickets to the Cougars' football home-opener against Montana State for fans attending Friday's ArenaBowl XXIII at the Spokane Arena.

All ticket holders for ArenaBowl XXIII can redeem their ticket stub at the WSU ticket office for a free ticket to the Montana State game, Sept. 11. Tickets must be redeemed in person at the ticket office prior to or on the day of the game. For more information, call 1-800-GO-COUGS.

Patrick Garred opens Zen PC

Patrick Garred has opened Zen PC, an IT consulting firm specializing in support for home and small business clients who have up to 50 computers or work stations. Garred has experience in complex, large scale implementations of infrastructures based on Microsoft, Novell, and Cisco. Prior to joining Network Design & Management, as a Consulting System Engineer in 2007, Garred completed his AAS degree in Network Engineering (2001) and spent five years as a Network Administrator for 2 large firms in the Spokane Area, implementing and maintaining data/voice infrastructure.

Zen PC offers free diagnosis and consultation, spyware/virus removal and prevention (they leave you with free tools to keep your PC "bug" free), data recovery and backup disaster recovery planning, home networking and wi-fi set up, hardware and software installation, servers and networks, tune-ups, free pick up and delivery, onsite or remote support available. Zen PC is licensed and certified. They can be reached 7 days a week at 509-280-0752.

Now we have two Aunties downtown

Auntie's Inc., Spokane's literary landmark, is celebrating the grand opening of their second store, Auntie's at the Square, located in River Park Square mall. The new store offers an emphasis in bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles, recent releases, children's books, magazines, cards and gifts for book lovers. Auntie's at the Square is on the Skywalk level in the 3,000 square foot space formerly held by Children's Corner bookstore. Go to auntiesbooks.com for more details.

Jos. A Bank moving across the street

River Park Square also has announced that Jos. A. Bank will relocate there to make room for Mobius Science Center. The move allows for Mobius to occupy the 25,000 square-foot space on the ground floor of the West 809 building across the street from River Park Square. The menswear retailer's new location, near the corner of Main and Wall streets, is scheduled to open in early November 2010. It will remain open at its current West 809 location until the new space is ready.

Spokane CDA Living Magazine sets launch party for September 3

You are invited join Spokane CDA Living Magazine on September 3rd at 5pm for their September Issue Release Party at Concept Home. Featured articles in the September issue are Best Lawyers, Fall Fashions and Arts Guide. Enjoy delicious appetizers, a wine bar & DJ at Concept Home's downtown Spokane location at 401 West First Avenue. Concept Home is celebrating First Friday and will be featuring the multi-talented Rachelle Tiner. You must be registered to attend so please RSVP by contacting Genia Seghetti at 533-5350 or by email at genia@bozzimedia.com. You can also register for the event on their Facebook page; Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine. The website is www.spokanecda.com.

Best Lawyers in America names Carstens and Bassett

Phillip Carstens has been named to the Best Lawyers list in the practice of tax law. He has been listed in the annual publication for the past 10 years. Tom Bassett has been listed in the practice of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor law. Bassett has been named to the annual list for the past 20 years. Both attorneys are partners in K&L Gates' Spokane/Coeur d’Alene office.

Cat Parker promoted at University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix announced that Cat Parker has been promoted to financial services manager for the University's Spokane campus. Parker was previously senior finance counselor for the University, where she successfully managed student accounts and ensured student progression. In her new capacity as financial services manager, she will manage the finance department to the standards of the University of Phoenix while staying in compliance. Prior to working at the University, Parker worked at Fox Valley Mortgage in Arizona as a senior processor. Parker is currently pursuing a bachelor of arts in communications at the University of Phoenix. She expects to graduate in 2011.

Funky Junk Antique Show is Labor Day weekend

Make your plans, pack your bags and bring your junking money! It's that time again, time for a junking party like no other, the Funky Junk Antique Show and Crafts Market! They'll be gathering in Sandpoint Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the best of affordable vintage, retro, antique, creative hand crafted, found, and repurposed funky junk of every kind! The show is at the Oden Hall Grange (134 Sunnyside Rd.) $2 admission (good both days); 12 and under free. Check it out at www.funkyjunkantiqueshow.com and follow on Facebook for updates and more funky fun: (Funky Junk Antique Show)

6th Annual Cancer Care Northwest Foundation Golf Classic

Cancer Care Northwest Foundation, a local non-profit that supports Inland Northwest cancer patients and families with education, support and financial assistance, is hosting its 6th Annual Golf Tournament, September 9, at MeadowWood Golf Course. Check in is at 12:00 and tournament begins at 1:30. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes green fees, cart, refreshments, prizes and dinner. Deadline to enter is 9/1/2010. For more information or to register: 509-228-1360 or foundation@ccnw.net.

New faces at Desautel Hege Communications

Emily Easley has joined Desautel Hege Communications as an account coordinator. A graduate of Washington State University with a communications/public relations degree, Easley competed and internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland. Tyler Tullis has been hired as an account assistant. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a degree in public relations, and completed an internship with the YMCA of the Inland Northwest.

Walk for a Good Cause

The Inland Northwest Buddy Walk supporting the National Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, September 25 in Riverstone Park, Coeur d'Alene. The Walk is sponsored by DS Connections. Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk begins at 9:30am. The Buddy Walk was created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned worldwide for 2010. The Buddy Walk is open for event sponsors. For more information, visit www.buddywalk.org or www.dsconnections.com or email info@dsconnections.com.

Only a few days left for the Salvation Army's Back to School Supply Drive

Thousands of needy children in the Spokane area in need of basic essentials to head back to school to help them succeed this school year. People can drop off needed supplies and/or monetary donations at the following locations: Walgreens, Fred Meyer, Rite Aid and Shopko stores, Washington State Employees Credit Union, PrimeSource Credit Union and The Salvation Army Community Center at 222 E Indiana. These supplies will be distributed to more than 2,500 low income children in the Spokane area. The Back To School Back Pack Distribution is Monday August 23rd and Tuesday, August 24th from 1-7pm. It will be open to all families in need at The Salvation Army Community Center Gymnasium, located at 222 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane. The distribution is done on a first come, first served basis.

Gunny Performes at the Bing

R. Lee Ermey “Gunny” from the TV show “Lock n’Load” and “Mail Call” and from films like "Full Metal Jacket" and X-Men: The Last Stand" will be performing at the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, August 27. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and available through www.ticketswest.com.

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