Best of Spokane: The Coffee House

It seems like downtown Spokane has at least one coffee house on every block and even more specialty coffee shops throughout the area. Each coffee shop has its own culture, decor, sounds and tastes.  College students cramming for tests, business people and shoppers stop in for a minute or for hours, taking advantage of free wifi, a place to meet and accessible caffeine.  When you come to study English at the Spokane College of English Language, be sure to take part in our local coffee house culture.

Among our staff and teachers’ favorite shops are: Caffé Affogato, Boots, Atticus and The Rocket.

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SCEL Presents: Nonviolent Communication Spokane

On Wednesday, March 15th at 11AM, The Spokane College of English Language (718 W. Riverside Ave, 2nd floor) will host a workshop from Nonviolent Communication Spokane. This workshop will be focused on nonviolent communication and facilitated by Mark Hamlin.

Mark is a world traveler and explorer; a lifetime learner in Social Sciences and social equity activism; he holds a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science; and has three years of experience studying Compassionate Nonviolent Communication through research, participating in trainings by certified trainers with the Center for NonViolent Communication; organizing, facilitating and participating in NVC practice groups and NVC workshops.

Part of the important work of Nonviolent Communication Spokane is their facilitation of classes at Airway Heights Correction Center, work they have been doing for two years.  You can learn more about their work here: http://nvcspokane.org/about

Questions?  Contact SCEL: 509-321-7367

 

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March Poetry Slams and Readings

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“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost

BROKEN MIC

Spokane Poetry Slam’s longest-running, weekly open mic reading series, open to all readers and all-ages. Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Free. 509-847-1234

Neato Burrito 827 W. First Ave., Spokane

LiTFUSE: POETS UNiTE!

Come celebrate the release of POETS UNiTE! The LiTFUSE @10 Anthology (Cave Moon Press) and 10 years of the LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop. The collection chronicles the LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop from its origins in 2007, to its 10th anniversary in 2016, in essays, artwork, photography, and, above all, POETRY. Featuring work by Marvin Bell, Dorianne Laux, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Ellen Bass, Christopher Howell, Sam Green, and many others. Editors: Michael Schein, Carol Trenga, Emily Gwinn. Event date: Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Any questions, comments or concerns? Please contact us at 509.838.0206.

Auntie’s Book Store 402 W Main Spokane, WA 99201

Love & Outrage Open Mic

Join the Love & Outrage Collective for our monthly open mic at Boots Bakery & Lounge! Learn about our spring issue, test out new work on a friendly audience, and express your love and outrage.

March 16th, sign up at 6:00 PM, Mic at 6:30 (and y’all, we promise to be more timely than we have been in the past ♥). Invite folks, and get ready to fuel the movement with your words and stories.

Boots Bakery 24 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Table Tennis Clubs!

Got game?

Spokane offers two table tennis clubs, one on the South hill and one in the historic West Central neighborhood.  For affordable prices you can get exercise, have fun, and meet fellow table-tennis enthusiasts- a great way to practice English, make friends and explore our community!

SPOKANE TABLE TENNIS CLUB

509-535-0803

The club meets Wednesday, from 6-9:30 pm and Sunday, from 1-4 pm. $2/visit

WEST CENTRAL TABLE TENNIS

342-9322

The local ping-pong club hosts open drop-in sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Girl Scouts Center.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey: Last Call

Spokane Chiefs

The good news is that you still have a chance to catch the Spokane Chiefs in some nail-biting, adrenaline pumping, hockey action this year.  There are just five more matches this year,  set for March 8, 10, 11, 15 and 18, and the puck drops at 7:05 pm.  Justin, our Director of Student Services went last weekend and says “This is a must-do event in Spokane.  If you have not been to a match yet, go while you can!  It is an experience to remember!”

For more info, see: http://spokanechiefs.com/

SCEL Presents: A Musician’s Life

SCEL Presents will feature Greg Youmans, a native of Boise, ID, a graduate of the University of Texas, who trained in orchestral playing and developed interest in other styles. He is currently a member of Spokane and Yakima Symphonies and performer of a one-man band.

11AM, Thursday, March 9th at the Spokane College of English Language

 

 

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Best of Spokane: Community Events

Today’s Best of Spokane features teacher-picks for the best community events around Spokane.  Spokane has a welcoming community, with events almost every weekend during the summer.  The top four picks are listed below, be sure to click on the link to explore some of the cool events that make Spokane such a wonderful place to study English!

The Greenbluff Harvest Festival

Pig Out in the Park

Bloomsday

The Spokane Interstate Fair

 

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In addition to Spokane being an educational hub, Spokane hosts many sports teams.  As part of our Best of Spokane series, we asked our wonderful teachers, “What is your favorite spectator sport in Spokane?”  The most popular answers were to watch Spokane Chiefs Hockey, Spokane Indians Baseball, Spokane Empire Football and Spokannibals Roller Derby.  When you come to study English in Spokane, be sure to take advantage of our exciting sporting events!

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