Spokane Empire: First Home Game (Arena Football League)

For as little as $10 you can have the authentic American experience- Football (American Style)!  Arena football is played on a smaller field, and generally sees higher scores than the National Football League.  This will be an adrenaline fueled,  heart-pounding event full of enthusiastic cheering for our Empire!  See poster above for details, the Spokane Arena is just across the river from SCEL, a link to the map can be found by clicking here.  More info and a link for tickets can be found here.


SCEL Presents: Teri Koski February 23, 11:30AM @ SCEL

In our inaugural SCEL Presents: Campus to Community Connection, The Spokane College of English Language welcomes Teri Koski.   Koski is a poet and President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  She will present her personal, powerful story detailing her past and how it has made her the community leader that she is today.

SCEL Presents takes place in the center of the Spokane College of English Language.  Students are expected to attend, community members are welcome.


St John’s Cathedral Tour: Saturday 11AM-2PM

Get out of the house this weekend and see one of Spokane’s architectural wonders up close and personal, for free!  While they offer a flexible schedule for self-guided tours, “guided tours of the cut-stone, English Gothic Revival cathedral designed by Spokanite Harold C. Whitehouse are also available. St. John’s features a unique collection of Medieval-style French stained glass by Charles J. Connick and William Willet & Sons, a 4,100+ pipe organ, and a 49-bell carillon.”


Tours offered Sat from 11 am-2 pm

SCEL Book Club!

SCEL is happy to announce the start of our Book Club! Meet with Kristal to explore the themes, vocabulary, and literary devices in the gripping tale of “Catching Fire” in the Hunger Games series.  This club promises engaging discussion over a contemporary book.

The book club will meet every two weeks, starting on February 24, and meeting again on March 10, and March 24th.  Participants are expected to read 2 chapters per week.

Study English in the USA:
email: study@usa-english.com

Cirque du Soleil comes to the Spokane Arena! Feb 16-19

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

Price: $25-$135

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Feb. 16-19; show times vary.


Study English in Spokane!

website: http://usa-english.com/

email: study@usa-english.com

Conversation Club Returns to SCEL!

Conversation Club returns to SCEL!

Don’t miss this opportunity to practice English with two wonderful community members.  Dan and Pamela Ubaldo have great intercultural experience and would like to host conversation club with our wonderful learners.  Stop in, ENGAGE, bring a friend or make a friend.  This will be a comfortable and supportive environment for you to practice English and learn about culture.

When: Wednesday at 3:25PM

Where: At the Spokane College of English Language

Cost: Free!  So remember to invite a friend!

Fun will be had by all!

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Want to learn how to salsa dance? Join Jill for salsa dancing!
When: 6:45 pm, Wednesday February 15th
Where: Satori Dance Studio (meet at SCEL first at 6:45) on 122 S. Monroe Street
What: Dancing! Bring some fun dance shoes or some comfortable shoes that allow you move well on a wooden floor. Bring $10 for the lesson. There is a free dance afterwards!
Who: Dance Instructor Behailu (B Latino)
Make sure you arrive promptly at 6:45, or you will have to find us at the dance studio! I hope to see you there!

KYRS Open House

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of a real-life radio station? Dying to meet your favorite show hosts? Do you want to record a promo?  Check out the KYRS Open House on Saturday, Feb 11th from 12/noon to 3PM.  It is free, butyou can also make a donation to this wonderful community service.

“Community radio and independent media is more important than ever. Not only do we support our local musicians and play the RADDEST music, we give a voice to those that might not be given a chance elsewhere to speak up. We are the platform for our community to stand tall on.” – KYRS

This open house is in the community building at 35 W. Main St in downtown Spokane.

Contact KYRS if you have questions:


(509) 747.3012

Spark Central: “Snarky Valentine’s Day Card”

Spark Central invites the community to make snarky valentines day cards.  “Express your squishy, Valentine’s Day feelings with humor, sarcasm and grumpy cat photos.”  This event will happen on Saturday, Feb 11 at 3pm.  Register online, cost: $5.  For more information about Spark Central events, visit their website: http://spark-central.org/

Phantom of the Opera- Live!

Saturday, February 4 , 7:30 pm at the Fox theater

“Don’t miss this season’s Symphonic Film at The Fox, the 1925 classic flick Phantom of the Opera. Watch the great Lon Chaney, Sr. in one of his most memorable roles while the Spokane Symphony performs the soundtrack LIVE. They will be joined by pianist Rick Friend, performing his own musical score to accompany the digitally restored version of the film. This rendition of the literary classic remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept under wraps until the film’s premiere.

Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.”

Information from: http://spokanesymphony.org/concerts-tickets/symphonic-film-phantom-of-the-opera/