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by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Blast From Our Poetic Past & r & & r & In the 1910s, he was ranked alongside poets like Carl Sandburg and Edgar Lee Masters -- praised by William Butler Yeats and asked to read his poetry to Woodrow Wilson's assembled cabinet. And from 1924-29, he stayed in Room 1129 at the Davenport Hotel. Vachel Lindsay's eccentricities may have dimmed his fame somewhat now, but last Sunday in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom, his vision for Spokane arts scene was celebrated by three writers -- Jess Walter, Tod Marshall and Dennis Held. In attendance were a 92-year-old woman who once danced in one of Lindsay's singing poetry classes at LC and the son of one of Lindsay's friends, who brought along some of Lindsay's illustrations on Davenport dining room menus of 80 years ago. Held plans to repeat the lecture-recitation program next November for the 130th anniversary of the birth of Spokane's "Poet of Exile," Nicholas Vachel Lindsay. (Given those choices, what exactly was his problem with "Nicholas"?)





Campbell's Last Stand


State budget cuts could make this holiday season the final one for public tours at Amasa Campbell's Tudor Revival former digs (next door to the MAC), which have been in the public trust as the Campbell House for 84 years. Your last chances to time-travel are on Nov. 28-30 and then Dec. 20 through Jan. 1, from 11 am-5 pm. Visit www.northwestmuseum.org or call 456-3931.





Lucy Is Lost


She's a 2-year-old who wandered off on Halloween somewhere in Browne's Addition, miles from her home. She's also a buff-colored, collar-wearing French bulldog. There's a little boy who really misses her. Call 979-1875.





Tornado in a Bottle


This Saturday from 11 am-1 pm at River Park Square's Mobius, check out "Wild Weather Day," when kids will be creating tiny windsocks and weather vanes and even miniature clouds. (Something about blowing smoke into an upside-down, moisture-laden bottle. But in junior high, we flunked Earth Science.) These meteorological wonders are included in your $5.75 admission. Visit www.mobiusspokane.org or call 624-KIDS.





Nanobamas


You know those ubiquitous Barack prints underscored with "Progress" and "Hope"? (They're by Shepard Fairey.) A scientist crammed 150 million of them onto a microdot. If you really, really suffer from PEWS (Post-Election Withdrawal Syndrome), visit www.nanobama.com.

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