The shocking truth about your health | Lissa Rankin | TEDxFiDiWomen

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).

Bloomsday: Spokane’s Favorite Footrace! May 7th, Register Now!

Bloomdsday 2017, Spokane’s favorite 12km footrace, will happen on May 7th.  For online registration, the deadline is April 23rd, so act now!  The race starts at 9am, and when you register they will give you your details.

Generally tens of thousands of people participate, bands will play along the route and plenty of supporters will cheer the runners/walkers/crawlers on.  Participating in Bloomsday at least once is the quintessential Spokane experience.

If you go, keep an eye out for our Director, Josh, he will be a race entrant this year, and all of us at SCEL will be cheering him on to win the whole thing.

Register ($18/$35 includes a stylish Tshirt for those who finish):  http://www.bloomsday.org/registration/register-online

Race information: http://www.bloomsday.org/race-information/general-information

 

 

Why do we itch? – Emma Bryce

The average person experiences dozens of individual itches each day. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of an inconvenient itch — but have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place? Is there actually an evolutionary purpose to the itch, or is it simply there to annoy us? Emma Bryce digs deep into the skin to find out.

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.

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

 

Study in Spokane: http://usa-english.com

Email: study@usa-english.com

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.

 

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!