Oh Yeah! It’s Record Store Day, Saturday April 22nd

Stop by 4,000 Holes to buy some records/CDs/Tapes/Memorabilia, hear live bands play and get some free stuff (picture below) on Record Store Day 2017.  The store opens at 9am and can be found here.  4,000 Holes has been operating in Spokane for nearly 30 years and holds a firm place in the heart of music makers and music lovers of the Inland Northwest.  For details and questions, call (509) 325-1914

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



Spokane’s 50-hour Film Slam! May 6th @ the Bing!

50 Hour Slam: A Time Based Filmmaking Competition & Festival in Spokane, Washington

New and emerging, as well as veteran film makers in Spokane are challenged to create a 3 to 6 minute film within a time limit of 50 hours. Currently, filmmakers know just one rule– at some point in the film, there must be a penny.  Check out the results on May 6th at the historic Bing Theater.

Last year’s festival produced some memorable short films on the subject of dance, requiring the line of dialogue “Have you ever been to a farm? …It’s not for everyone.” and shots of famous Spokane landmarks.  You can see last year’s winners and buy tickets on the 50 Hour Slam website found here: https://50hourslam.com/

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


The Spokane Interstate Fair


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

Email: study@usa-english.com

STCU @ SCEL Teaching Financial Literacy. 3/2/17, 11am-12pm

Join Spokane Teachers Credit Union representative Erik Puthoff for a discussion about financial literacy.  Be prepared for a dynamic discussion, so bring your questions and be prepared to learn about the US banking system.

Where: Spokane College of English Language

When: Thursday March 2, 11am-12pm


SpIFF: Spokane International Film Festival starts January 27th

The Magic Lantern once again hosts the Spokane International Film Festival, or SpIFF, as it is locally known.  This year is the 19th year for SpIFF, which promises to bring world class international films to our wonderful city!  For a full list of movies and showtimes, check the website: http://spokanefilmfestival.org.

The event starts on Friday, January 27th and runs well into February.  It is hosted at the Magic Lantern, which you can find on this map.