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April’s Big Night Out with Cirque du Soleil

Congratulations to the winner of March’s Big Night Out giveaway, Dane Rounsville! Enjoy Saturday's Spokane Shock game and gift certificate to Knockaderry Irish Pub, Dane!

We have another great giveaway lined up for April! You can win two tickets to “Varekai,” presented by Cirque du Soleil at the Spokane Arena on April 29, along with a $50 gift certificate to Ruins.

“Varekai” tells the story of a young man who takes an adventure through a captivating forest populated with fantastical characters. The show, which plays at the Spokane Arena April 29-May 3, celebrates the soul of the nomad, the spirit and art of the circus tradition and the passion of those who quest.

Ruins, located at 825 N. Monroe St., is a newish eclectic eatery known for its rotating menu to cocktails, small plates and desserts, and the perfect place to start a Big Night Out. Learn more with At Ruins, a fresh start.

To enter this month’s contest, visit Big Night Out: Cirque du Soleil. Contest ends April 26. Check out all our current contests at spokane7.com/contests.

Deadline extended for Silverwood Old No. 7 Coloring Contest

It's your lucky day if you forgot to send us a submission for Silverwood’s Old No. 7 Coloring Contest!

We're extending the deadline to Friday, Apr. 3, at 5 p.m. So that gives kids ages 12 and younger ONE WEEK to send us a drawing of their favorite memory—real or imaginary—aboard the Old No. 7, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year.

You can submit entries online, drop them off in person at the Review Tower main office lobby located (999 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201) or email them to contests@spokesman.com. See Contest Rules for complete details.

Image by William Everhart

Last chance to enter the Silverwood Engine No. 7 Coloring Contest

Above: Drawing by Paige Wilton

What a great submission for our Silverwood’s Engine No. 7 Coloring Contest! If you have a favorite memory from a trip on the Old No. 7, we want to see it!

There’s still time to enter! Submission must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, and can be can be dropped off at the Review Tower main office lobby located at 999 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201 or emailed to contests@spokesman.com.

‘Camelot’ giveaway with WestCoast Entertainment

The Arthurian legend has been interpreted for a variety of media by an assortment of artists. From Chrétien de Troyes to Monty Python, from Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Walt Disney — the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are timeless and engaging for all audiences.

Spokane7 and WestCoast Entertainment invite you to enjoy a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical “Camelot,” adapted from T. H. White’s “The Once and Future King” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.

“Camelot” tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!

The Spokane engagement of the national tour production will also feature three local children in the part of Tom of Warwick, a young boy destined to be a knight. The three young actors are Jameson Elton, Brax Ziegler and Jordon Santiago.

“To have three children from Spokane selected to play this walk-on-role speaks very highly of the quality of youth theatre in this region,” said Jack Lucas, President, WestCoast Entertainment.

Enter to win 4 tickets to "Camelot" on March 26 at INB Performing Arts Center. Contest closes March 15. Visit spokane7.com/contests for all current giveaways.

Art contest celebrating Silverwood’s train

Silverwood’s steam engine, Old No. 7, has taken thousands of park visitors on a scenic journey through the backwoods of North Idaho over the past 25 years. But before that, Old No. 7 was pulling silver ore in Nevada, starting all the way back in 1915!

Spokane7 and Silverwood Theme Park are celebrating Old No. 7’s 100th birthday with an art contest for kids ages 12 and younger. We want artists to draw their favorite memory from a train ride on Old No. 7, or an imaginary adventure aboard the steam engine, like…

  • Aliens turning the train into a space ship!
  • A train crew comprised of North Idaho wildlife, like grizzlies, wolves, eagles and moose (all friendly, of course)!
  • Waterslides on the train!
  • A paintball battle between robbers and passengers!
  • Traveling on the train through a wormhole to 1915!

We’re sure the artists will come up with even better ideas for a drawing, or have really great memory of a first or favorite trip on the train.

One drawing will be chosen to be on the cover of a new Silverwood activity book for kids. The first place winner will also receive four tickets to Opening Weekend (May 2 or 3, 2015) and become an “honorary deputy” in a train shows that weekend. Second and third place winners will receive two tickets for Opening Weekend (May 2 or 3, 2015).

Entries are due by 5 p.m. on March 25, 2015, so don’t delay! Visit spokane7.com/silverwood_train to enter.

Have you ever seen a real wizard at Merlyn’s?

Does a troll live under the Monroe Street Bridge?

Would Bigfoot crowd surf at Sasquatch?

Are there mermaids in Lake Coeur d'Alene?

If you have a creative answer to these queries—or a different magical question—we want to hear it! Our 2015 Limerick Contest “Once Upon a Time in the Inland Northwest” ends Mar. 6. Submit your limerick online or email your entry to contest@spokane7.com.

Winners in general and youth categories will receive a gift certificate to Auntie’s and be invited to read their submissions at a special Auntie’s St. Patrick’s Day event in mid-March.

Enter to win a Big Night Out with Jonny Lang

Have you heard about our Big Night Out monthly giveaways? We’re giving away a fun night out every month in 2015. Along with a gift card for use at a regional restaurant, winners will receive tickets for an entertainment event—concerts, movies, sports and more.

This month, we’re giving away two tickets to see blues rocker Jonny Lang live in concert at Northern Quest Resort & Casino along with a $50 gift card to EPIC. Lang's seventh album, "Fight for My Soul," his first studio album in seven years, was released in September 2013.

Oh, and one more thing…at the end of 2015, all entries will go into a Big Night Out GRAND PRIZE giveaway. So enter each month for a total of 12 chances to win an extra special Big Night Out from Spokane7.

Enter to win February’s Big Night Out and check out all the great Contests we’re hosting this month.

Photo: Piper Fergusson

Win tickets to “In The Mood”

Take an up-tempo trip to the past with “In The Mood,” a 1940s Big Band musical tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters and more. Complete with period costumes and choreography, “In The Mood” is a throwback to USO shows that boosted morale for the troops during World War II.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see “In The Mood” at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Sunday, Mar. 8, 3 p.m. Visit spokane7.com/contests to enter to win! Contest closes Mar. 4. Winner will be announced Mar. 5.

Let’s see what you love about where you live

We’ve been having a great time reading your responses in our What You Love About Where You Live essay contest, and we want to give artists a chance to show us what they love about their neighborhood.

Paint it, draw it, photograph it, sculpt it—use any visual medium you want to share the special, unique people and places in your neighborhood. Celebrate your favorite corner café, a volunteer local park clean-up crew or any person, place, business or organization in your neighborhood that inspires you.

Best of all, this contest is ALL-AGES, so kids are encouraged to participate as well!

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New monthly giveaways with Spokane7

We’re kicking off 2015 with a new monthly giveaway! Big Night Out will highlight great entertainment and dining in our area. Monthly prizes include tickets to concerts, movies, sporting events and more, coupled with gift cards to regional restaurants.

At the end of the year, all entries for monthly giveaways will go into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE. Remember to enter each month and increase your chances to win!

January’s giveaway is for a $25 Regal Cinemas gift card and a $50 Red Robin gift card.

This month’s contest closes Jan. 31. Visit spokane7.com/contests for rules and entry information.

Share your love for your neighborhood

What makes your neighborhood special?

Throughout January, we're collecting short essays celebrating the remarkable neighborhoods in the greater Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area. Your ideas will help us share what’s special about our communities in an upcoming publication. Plus, all entries will be entered in a random drawing for a $25 Fandango gift card!

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Congrats to Battle in Seattle contest winner

Congratulations, MIKE CANNON (above), the winner of two tickets to Gonzaga's Battle in Seattle on Dec. 20, 2014, at KeyArena. Mike will sit courtside as the Zags play Cal Poly; he will also enjoy overnight accommodations at the W Seattle Hotel.

Thanks to the nearly 400 Zag fans that entered this year’s contest! Tickets for the Battle in Seattle are still available!

Congratulations to the WSU Spring Game Super Fan!

Philip Martin was chosen to meet Coach Mike Leach prior to the WSU Crimson and Gray spring game. Philip also received WSU apparel and other prizes from S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review.

Congratulations, Philip! And Go Cougs!

Pictured: (From left) Philip Martin, Coach Mike Leach, Pamela Comstock

“This one time on Tremors….”


For the last decade, one big item on everyone’s must-do list each spring and summer is take a ride on Tremors, one of the fastest coasters at Silverwood Theme Park.

To honor the 10th anniversary of the high-speed attraction, Silverwood and Spokane 7 are inviting readers to share their photos and memories.

Click here to upload your photos, check out other reader contributions or read the official rules.

The contest goes until Aug. 15. We’ll pick our favorite photos and stories, and the best ones will win some great prizes including passes into the park in 2014 or 2015.

Be the 2014 WSU Super Fan!

The Spring Game Super Fan Sweepstakes is back. Enter to win tickets to the WSU Crimson and Gray Game, on April 26, at 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium. 

You will receive two pre-game field passes, meet and get your photo taken with Head Coach Mike Leach, two WSU Football jerseys, two WSU hats, and $50 in iTunes gift cards.

One winner to be chosen on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Enter here!

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