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Spokane is Destination DaVinci next summer!



The countdown has begun. Leo is heading our way. The MAC presents the biggest event in its history next summer as "Leonardo DaVinci, Man, Inventor Genius" comes to the MAC June 3 through September 5, 2011, opening on the 20th annual Artfest weekend. And Spokane is the smallest market in the country to host this fabulous exhibit. More than 40,000 visitors from throughout the region are expected for this amazing presentation of genius and art. The exhibit contains more than 60 innovative constructions of DaVinci's drawings as well as 23 reproductions of his paintings. Many of the exhibits are hands on. Sponsors for "Leonardo DaVinci, Man, Inventor Genius" are Northern Quest Resort and Casino, MacKay Manufacturing and The Spokesman-Review.


The drums are calling you

Drumming is relaxing, meditative, and soothing. So pick up the beat. Hand drumming classes start next week at Malidoma Studio with Michael Moon Bear, at 408 W. 3rd. No experience is necessary; it's easy and fun. Afro-Cuban drumming classes are on Tuesday evenings starting Oct 12. West African drumming classes are Thursdays starting Oct 14. And Middle Eastern drumming classes are Friday evenings starting Oct 15. Go to www.malidoma.biz for information and sign ups.

NAWBO Leadership Seminar and Annual Banquet is Thursday.

NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners, is having their 2010 NAWBO Leadership Seminar & Annual Banquet, Thursday, October 14 at the Lincoln Center. They've lined up nationally recognized speakers Jill Lublin and Jeanette Nyden. The seminar begins at 2:30 pm, exhibition and networking to follow at 5:00 pm, with banquet at 6:30 pm. For more information or to register, visit www.NAWBONW.org.

Disney on Ice tickets on sale

This November, Disney on Ice presents "Let's Celebrate!" at the Spokane Arena, bringing a colossal party on ice to Spokane! The show features more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories live on ice, including Tiana, the newest Disney Princess from Walt Disney Pictures' "The Princess and the Frog". Show dates are Wednesday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets went on sale Sunday, Oct. 10 and are available at the Spokane Arena Box Office, Tickets West outlets, and www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

If you plan you say 'I Do', you probably should do this

The Spokesman-Review's new online offering, www.kissthebridenw.com, invites brides to tell their stories. For $24.99, a couple gets engagement and wedding announcements online and in the paper, as well as a place online to blog, share registry information and add photo galleries. Through Jan. 9, 2011, brides can enter to win a Pavilion Package Giveaway, a $6,000 value that includes use of the Spokesman-Review's rooftop pavilion, a wedding cake, photography, and other bridal items.

Christine Varela joins Desautel Hege as Account Director.

Christine Varela has joined Desautel Hege Communications as an account director bringing more than seven years of communications experience to the PR firm. Most recently, she served as the Communications and Business Development Director for Deaconess Medical Center where she specialized in marketing, internal communications, crisis communications, issues management, business development and strategic planning. In her new capacity at DHC, Varela will provide strategic consultation and communications planning to clients in a variety of industries. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gonzaga University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science; and is Accredited through the Public Relations Society of America. Varela is a board member of Partners with Families and Children and the Spokane Chapter of PRSA.

Spokane Dodd home named to National Historic Register

The Spokane South Hill home of Sonora Smart Dodd, the founder of Father's Day, will be named to the National Historic Register at a dedication this Friday, Oct 15 at 10am. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and other dignitaries will be in attendance. The home is currently owned by Jerry & Beverly Numbers.

October is Project Beauty Share Month

Beauty lovers, led by the Makeup Studio's Julie Farley, kick off Project Beauty Share Month this October by opening up their makeup bags to local women's shelters. Project Beauty Share is a year-round initiative to collect beauty products and distribute them through local agencies to women whose circumstances do not allow them to afford these items. Thanks to the generosity of fellow beauty lovers, Project Beauty Share's first year was an overwhelming success. In 2009, they distributed over 10,000 pounds of beauty and hygiene products to Spokane's women's shelters. Donations can be made during October and throughout the year to the Project Beauty Share main collection center at The Make-Up Studio.

To toast Project Beauty Share Month, Project Beauty Share is holding the 2nd Annual Beauty Bash on October 21 at The Make-Up Studio, located at 216 North Bernard in downtown Spokane. Join your fellow beauty lovers for a glass of wine, some light bites, music, a gift basket raffle and a beauty drive. Project Beauty Share extends the evening's invitation to all beauty lovers, requesting they bring their new and gently-used beauty, cosmetic and toiletry products for donation. In addition to sharing beauty, there will be an opportunity to mingle with representatives from the agencies that benefit from the donations. For more information on the Beauty Bash, please contact The Make-Up Studio at 509.455.7430.


Dave McKenzie joins Manpower

David McKenzie, member-services representative for the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, is joining the franchise as business development manager.

Liza Minnelli at INB this Friday

The legendary Liza Minnelli will be gracing the INB Performing Arts Center stage with a rare visit to Spokane at 8 p.m. Friday, October 15. Minnelli has an unparalleled entertainer's resume' that includes four Tony Awards, an Oscar, an Emmy, two Golden Globes Awards, and a Special Legends Grammy. A singer, dancer, actor, teacher and philanthropist, Minnelli will be featuring songs from her released-just-last-week album, "Confessions." Tickets range in price from $50 to $100 and are available at the Spokane Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Josh Wade to open tasting room downtown for 5 Washington State Wineries

Nectar Tasting Room is opening on the corner of Stevens and Main and will house the operations of five Washington winery satellite tasting rooms.

Spokane is home to 18 quality wineries that include some of the states oldest, Latah Creek and Arbor Crest. The region's continued thirst for wine has encouraged the recent growth of 5 new wineries in the last four years. Growing wine interest has generated attention in Spokane among wineries across the state.

"Spokane has established itself as a wine tasting destination," says Josh Wade of Nectar Wine Blog (aka DrinkNectar.com) and creator of Spokane Wine Magazine. "The addition of other regional wineries will enhance the wine experience for local residents and increase the spotlight on the quality Spokane wine producers." The 2000 square foot space will be a place to taste wine and also enjoy wine by the glass. Nectar Tasting Room will be open Thursday through Saturday and plans on live music for the weekends. "This will be a unique wine tasting room experience with iPads as menus, a comfortable urban vibe, and activities that promote interactive wine education as an extension of the participating winery's main location," says owner Josh Wade.

Final negotiations are still in progress but wineries from Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Lake Chelan, Tri-Cities, and Woodinville are joining in. Wade is working with local restaurant designer Josh Hissong to build out the space and expects the tasting room to open in mid to late November.

For updates and information visit www.nectartastingroom.com or www.nectarwineblog.com or contact info@nectartastingroom.com.

"Saturday mornings with Moose Jaw" on KGA, 7 to 9 am

Every Saturday morning from 7 to 9am, "Moose Jaw" Jim Miller and Paul Zilm host a sports talk show broadcast live from the 1510 KGA studios. The show focuses on the biggest national stories, but with a local perspective in mind. Each show features at least one interview segment, a weekend top stories segment, and topics involving the business of sports.

Professional Women's Community Luncheon at the Spokane Club October 19

LaunchPad presents Jan Quintrall, President and CEO of the BBB serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana, will reflect on the changes in how women in leadership are treated, perform and succeed at the Professional Women's Community Luncheon, Tuesday, October 19, noon to 1:30 at the Spokane Club. In her 20 plus years in leadership Quintrall has seen huge improvements, but much work remains before standards on the professional playing field become the same for everyone. For more information and registration go to www.launchpadinw.com

InCyte Pathology's Dr. David Hoak leads national foundation.

The American Pathology Foundation (APF) recently elected David C. Hoak, M.D. medical director of InCyte Pathology, as its 41st President. This is a two year appointment, which commenced earlier this month. APF is a non-profit professional society, which provides quality educational programs and practice management resources for its members including pathology practice managers/administrators and pathologists in private practice, hospital and academic settings, independent labs and residency.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." Dr. Joyce Brothers

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