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Notes from all over, #winning edition


Stop by Liberty Lake Farmers Market this Saturday, between 9am and 1pm, for the American Italian Club of Spokane's Festivale Italiano. There will be cooking demonstrations, food, and, hell, Veraci will be there, so you have an excuse to eat their pizza.

Like bicycles, films, Coeur d'Alene, and beer? Then join The Damn Rascals, a bicycle club, for a screening of Fixation at O'Shay's in Coeur d'Alene, Saturday July 30th. The bike ride starts at 7pm and the movie at 9. For more info, check out their Facebook event page.

Brews on Washington had their inaugural trivia contest last night, and if you didn't make it, you really should attend the next one. It all goes down on Thursdays at 7pm, and the questions are tough. Or they are for some: Team SpoCOOL doesn't just like to arrange contests, it likes winning them too. Yes, we took home two growlers and $25 off our tab as the runaway winners (a one point victory... whatever!) of the contest!

(And not to complain, but some of the questions could have been worded better: Carbonation in beer is not an ingredient, it's an effect. But whatever!)

Anyway, partake next time. There were tons of prizes throughout the night, and quite a few of us walked home with something.

Do, however, know: The inaugural winner will forever be Team SpoCOOL.