All local trips must have 6 paid participants signed up one week prior to the event. If not, the trip may be cancelled.

Saturday, June 2
Art Fest and Patsy Clark Mansion

The M.A.C. Museum’s 33rd annual Art Fest, an outdoor festival of art, music, and food is the unofficial beginning of summer. With historic Browne’s Addition as the back drop, you’ll enjoy 150 juried art vendors presenting paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, and jewelry. Enjoy music and food from some of Spokane’s best bands and vendors.
We will also the Patsy Clark Mansion. In 1889, Patrick “Patsy” Clark and wife, Mary, commissioned up-and-coming architect Kirtland Cutter to design their home. The house features artistic influences from Spain, China, India, and other regions. The home was finished around 1898 and is one of Spokane’s most recognizable mansions.
Cost: $13 members/ $18 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking, and tour. No-host lunch during Festival.
Van leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns around 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 3
Cat Tales Zoological Park

Founded in 1991, Cat Tales is a Big Cat Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue facility. They have hosted a variety of large cats including lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, bobcats, as well as two black bears. Check out the large cats at this amazing wildlife rescue facility so close to home. You can even feed some of the animals for an extra fee. You won’t get a chance to see many of these animals up close anywhere else.
Cost: $8 members/ $13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns around 2 p.m.. No-host lunch will follow.

Wednesday, June 6
Antiquing Tour in the Hillyard District
Bring your walking shoes and find hidden treasure! This trip is sure to have something for everyone. We will visit four different antique shops where you’ll find everything from fine china to whacky collectibles. We stop at Market Street Antiques, B & B Junk, Spokane Antiques, Chic & Shab Vintage Boutique, and The United Hillyard Antique Market. A no-host lunch will be included in the tour.
Van departs 9 a.m. and returns around 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for members / $13 non-members.
Saturday, June 9
Spring Plant Sale Trip

The Friends of Manito are hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale! Household and tropical plants on site and organized by group: sun, grasses, shrubs/vines, edibles and shade. This is the perfect time to grab your flowers for the spring and summer growing season. You can find a plant list at http://www.thefriendsofmanito.org/shop/.
Proceeds from sales help the preservation and improvement of Manito Park.
The Friends of Manito are also hosting a lecture on organic vegetable gardening by Susan Mulvihill on April 14, 10-11 a.m. at the Club House east of the Conservatory .
Cost: $8 members/$10 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 10
Galloping Gourmet
@ Outback Steak House

Outback is the home of juicy steaks, spirited drinks and Aussie hospitality. Enjoy steak, chicken, ribs, fresh seafood and the famous Bloomin' Onion.
Cost: $8 Includes transportation, valet parking.
Van leaves at 3:30 p.m. and returns about 7:30.
Wednesday, June 13
Wednesday Lunch Live

Along with a delicious lunch, enjoy a special blend of western swing and cowboy songs provided by T. Scott Wilburn & the Shut-up-N-Playboys. Their honky-tonk sprinkled vintage western swing, makes it hard to do anything but shut up-n-listen—except for maybe step up-n-dance. Local torch singer Abbey Crawford will join them for this concert. Scott Wilburn is a great performer and is a must-see for any fan of country swing or cowboy country songs!
Cost: $38 members/ $43 non-members. Includes transportation, ticket and meal. Van departs at 11 a.m. and returns around 2:30 p.m.

Friday, June 15
Mystery Lunch

Meet your friends for this monthly no-host lunch on the town. You just never know where you’ll go because it’s a mystery!
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking.
Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20
Senior Summer Jamboree

Come join Seniors from Spokane and Pullman at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake for a great outdoor gathering filled with food, fun, music, lawn games, and kayaking! A barbecue lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The “Jerry-At-Trick” band will entertain you by playing many of the old songs you’re sure to remember.
You can play lawn games like bean bag toss, croquet, badminton, and horse shoes or just relax and enjoy the trees, sun and lake. There will be a chance to play Bingo in the park or even take a short kayak ride on the lake after lunch.
Cost: $22members/ $25 non-members. Includes transportation to Medical Lake, lunch and all activities. Van leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns around 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 21
Men’s Day Out Mystery Trip

Sign up for a Men’s Day Out mystery trip! You won’t know where you’re going until you get there.
Cost: $12 members. / $17 non-members.
Van will leave at 10 a.m. and return around 2 p.m.

Monday, June 25
Coffee & Canvas
Coffee & Canvas at Painting with a Twist is a great way to bring out your artistic side. Painting with a Twist is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting! The classes use acrylic paints on canvas and the class is taught step by step for a specific painting each session. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and be ready to come back again.
Most of the guests have no painting experience and all of them have a great time! No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic local artists. The artists will take you through the process of creating your very own masterpiece. Coffee and snacks provided.
Cost: $38 members / $43 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking, and activity fee. No-host lunch will follow. Van leaves at 9:30 a.m. and will return around 1:30 p.m.. SIGN UP BY WED JUNE 6!

49er Club
Wednesday, June 27
Hutterite Settlement Lunch and Tour Odessa

These favorite trips include a sumptuous lunch fresh from the gardens and made from scratch in the Hutterite’s kitchen. We will tour the modern farm, shop, dairy and visit with one of the families. We will receive a freshly baked loaf of bread as we depart for home. They generally have other bakery items available to purchase.
We may stop in Odessa at the soda fountain for a break and ice cream and then the sausage market for an opportunity to buy a variety of homemade sausage.
Cost: $49 members/ $54 non-members. Includes lunch, tour, transportation, escort. Van leaves promptly at 8 a.m. and returns 4 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Appetizers & More with Friends
Join your Southside friends and enjoy happy hour at one of Spokane’s elite restaurants. Great food choices for everyone with a variety of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 3:40 p.m., returns at 6.

Coeur d'Alene Casino Trip!
July 19
The Coeur d’Alene Casino features more than 1,400 gaming machines and several different restaurants from which to choose. Sign up at the front desk with a $10 deposit to catch the shuttle on July 19. Receive $10 in extra play cash and $5 meal points on your Coyote Rewards Card. Shuttle will leave Southside Community Center at 10:15 a.m. and leave Coeur d’Alene Casino at 4 p.m.

$49er Club
Friday, July 27
Klink’s on the Lake

July finds us on the shores of Williams Lake at Klink’s. Always a favorite spot in the summer. Be sure to sign up quickly, as the bus fills rapidly. We will also drive through the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and see birds and maybe moose. Tour includes hosted lunch.
Cost: $49 members, $54 non-members. Van leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns around 3:30 p.m. Includes transportation, escort and fun!

Saturday, August 25
Gathering at the Falls Powwow

Native American dancers and singers, young and old, come from near and far to showcase their songs and dance styles for our community. We’ll watch the grand entrance, some dancing and drumming competitions and visit vendors. Great chance to see amazing regalia and have some tasty fry bread! More details soon.

Get Lit!
Stay Tuned for Details
The Get LIt! Festival began in 1998 as a one-day marathon of literary readings sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press. The Spokesman Review lovingly called it “the little literary festival that could,” and they were right. By 2004, the audience had swelled to 10,000 people from Spokane and the surrounding region. More recently, the Review referred to the festival as the literary equivalent to Spokane’s nationally recognized sporting events, Hoopfest and Bloomsday. Past festivals have featured authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Richard Russo, Salman Rushdie, Rita Dove and Sarah Vowell.

Stay tuned for dates, prices and featured authors.

For more information on Day Trips, contact the Center at 535-0803