Pin It

Buzz Bin 

by Michael Bowen & r & & r & A Case of Orthographical Harrassment

Don't embarass yourself by mispelling any words in October's Spokane Is Spelling event. Whether you'll be a fifth- or sixth-grader in the fall -- or even if you're an adult who isn't as smart as an elementary school kid -- you can start signing up now by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling 456-5431.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 pm, 25 teams of three students (representing their schools, or just buddies; adult coaches are recommended in all cases) will compete at River Park Square. The next day at the Big Easy, adult spellers (entry fee: $75; $250 for corporate entries; $5 for spectators) will compete as teams (pencil and paper allowed; costumes encouraged). The pressure will be on: KXLY will provide live coverage, and both your mother and your fourth-grade teacher will be watching.

State Sen. Chris Marr and Maestro Eckart Preu of the Spokane Symphony are among those who'll be competing -- once the winning three-person team is determined, then those three folks will go head-to-head for a chance at a $1,000 shopping spree at River Park Square, dinner at Fugazzi and a night in the penthouse suite at Hotel Lusso.

Did you notice how clever we were with three of the first 10 words in this item? They aren't spelled coreckly. Heh.

Wines o' the Month

Start the month off on the right note by attending one of Rocket Market's wine classes. On Friday, June 1, at 7 pm, wine counselor (isn't that a great title?) Carl Carlsteen will offer samples of new wines deemed acceptable for the Market's shelves. You'll sample eight wines, along with cheeses and bread from California's LaBrea bakery. Reserve your space with $20 and a call to 343-2253.

Writers on Parade

Sometimes the warden unchains us scribblin' monkeys from our desks, allowing us time to frolic at ArtFest. Come see writers unfettered at the Inlander booth this weekend: on Friday, June 1, Ted S. McGregor (noon-2 pm), Joel Smith (2-4 pm) and Ann M. Colford (4-6 pm); on Saturday, Luke Baumgarten (10 am-noon), Chris Bovey (noon-2 pm), Mick Lloyd-Owen (2-4 pm) and Michael Bowen (4-6 pm); on Sunday, Doug Nadvornick (2-4 pm).

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Buried in the Headlines
  • Buried in the Headlines

    Big stories largely ignored by the mainstream media
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • A Sense 
of Détente
  • A Sense of Détente

    In only two months, the seemingly intractable battle between mayor and council has turned into an exuberant truce
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • Not Green Enough
  • Not Green Enough

    State says no carbon exemption for Spokane Waste-to-Energy Plant; plus, settlement reached in Priest River high school football concussion lawsuit
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks

Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks @ Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Thu., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Michael Bowen

Most Commented On

  • Defending North Idaho

    Why Heather Scott must go
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • The Do-Over

    After failing to pass a bus service tax hike last year, Spokane Transit Authority has a plan to get you to vote for it again
    • Oct 6, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

election 2016


green zone


trail mix

Readers also liked…

  • Hopeless for Heroin
  • Hopeless for Heroin

    As heroin deaths continue to rise in Washington state, what can a parent do to save a child from the depths of addiction?
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • A County Ombudsman?
  • A County Ombudsman?

    Weighing the costs and benefits of oversight at the Spokane County Sheriff's Office
    • Mar 25, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation