Welcome to Your Center!

At Southside, we offer classes, activities, travel and volunteer opportunities and special events for all ages – and it's always a lot of fun. Anyone can take part, but if you become a member, you'll enjoy a number of special discounts. And if you're looking for a quality space to hold a special event, look no further. We have beautiful newly painted meeting rooms to rent and a gorgeous ballroom with a view of the Thornton Murphy Park with a dance floor that holds up to 300 people seated. We also have a full commercial kitchen!

Our Mission And Purpose

The Mission of the Southside Community Center is to foster broad community partnerships and inclusion by providing social, recreational, educational, and volunteer opportunities.

Our Values

The Southside Community Center is committed to creating and maintaining a community that respects and values diverse life experiences. Everyone deserves respect and acceptance without bias. We engage the perspective and voices of our community and ensure they are reflected in our culture.

Mission Goals

  • Cultural Services – Promote community enrichment through intercultural events, music, theater, dance, literary, media, and visual arts.

  • Partnership & Community Building – Work with local non-profits, organizations, and schools to provide opportunities for fundraising, community-building, community-service, and education.

  • Foster Inclusive Community Participation – By providing an environmentally-sound facility for arts, education, recreation, celebration, and locally-based human services, in order to increase opportunity for personal and collective growth in our community.

  • Sustainability – Use our mission statement and goals to achieve our financial needs and future aims. Provide care, restoration, and improvement of the facilities. Support staff development, increase volunteer engagement, and energize board participation.


Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Southside Community Center to ensure equal employment opportunity and participation for members and guests without discrimination, or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
Safe Harbor Provision
According to the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Safe Harbor Provision, adopted by US Department of Transportation (DOT), a recipient of federal funds will provide written translation of vital documents for language when the LEP population constitutes five percent (5%) or 1,000 persons of the total population served by the agency. As of the 2016 – 2020, ACS 5-year estimates, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese qualify as “Safe Harbor” languages in Spokane County and SCC will make vital documents available in those languages

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Day Travel - Richard Sola - Browne's Add/Downtown Walk


Monday, May 99:00am – 12:00pm

$40 for members and $45 for non-members

Join us on this leisurely walk that will take us back in time as we explore Spokane's unique history and the people who lived here.

Downtown West will explore The Golden Era of Spokane as our city rebuilt from the Great Fire of 1889.
Browne's Addition will take us back to the Days of Elegance of the late 1800's as well as going back 8,000 years to the days of the earliest humans living in Spokane.

This walk will occur on level sidewalks with stops along the way, sturdy shoes are recommended.



Mystery Lunch - Day Travel


Wednesday, May 1811:30am – 2:00pm

Monthly on the third Wednesday

Where will we go? Mystery lunches are always a pleasant gastronomical surprise! Cost of lunch not included. $8 for members and $13 for nonmembers.


Day Travel - Richard Sola Parks in Spring


Thursday, May 199:00am – 12:00pm

$40 for members and $45 for non-members

Walk in Manito's Lilac Garden, discover hidden park treasures, unravel mysteries and visit not only the well-known but also some little visited parks as we explore Spokane's Parks in Spring.

Go back to 1910 to learn why Spokane has its amazing parks that come to live in Spring.

Sturdy shoes recommended.


Day Travel - Richard Sola - Grand Coulee


Thursday, May 269:00am – 5:00pm

$80 for members and $85 for non-members

Dig deeper into the incredible but true Great Ice Age Floods story as we travel down the Grand Coulee to Dry Falls, experience first-hand the amazing and massive Ice Age Floods that swept through Spokane 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, shaping the landscape of Eastern Washington.

We will visit:


  • Grand Coulee Dam
  • Crown Point
  • Steamboat Rock
  • Northrup Canyon
  • Dry Falls and...
  • More!

Day Travel - Richard Sola - Pend Oreille adventure


Wednesday, June 19:00am – 5:00pm

$80 for members and $85 for non-members


Its north to Newport and Pend Oreille County where we will spend the day mixing history, nature and more into a leisurely, fun trip.

Along the way, you will see:


  • beautiful scenery along the historic Pen Oreille River
  • bison on the Kalispel Indian Reservation
  • the Manrea Grotto (on the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Newport's Pen Oreille County Museum
  • the site of the murder case that shook Spokane and was the subject of the best selling book, Breaking Blue by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tim Egan
  • AND some surprise stops along the way as we explore Pend Oreille County.

Day Travel - Richard Sola - Old Time Spokane


Saturday, June 189:00am – 5:00pm

$80 for members and $85 for non-members


A full day trip going back in time, taking us from the days of the first human habitation in Spokane 8,000 years ago, up through the fur trading times with a visit to the Spokane House Trading Post that was founded in 1810 (one of the first settlements in the entire Pacific Northwest)!

We will visit the sites of battles between the Spokane Indians and the U.S. Army in the late 1850's as the region underwent rapid change with the influx of settlers, prospectors and missionaries.

This trip tells the story of the first settlers who created what became the modern city of Spokane.


Travel - Explore Sandpoint, ID


Wednesday, June 22, 9:00am-5:00pm

$20 for members, $25 for non-members INCLUDES MUSEUM ADMISSION BUT NOT LUNCH. We are going to go visit The Carousel of Smiles in Sandpoint, ID. Taking a tour of the carousel itself as well as a tour of the workshop to see the craftsman working on the restoration process. Then we will hit a local restaurant for a quick lunch before heading over to the Bonner County Museum for a tour.

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