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Cheney, Washington

The City of Cheney, just 17 miles southwest of Spokane, is now home to more than 10,130 people. Cheney is proud of its small town nature with strong ties to education, rail and agriculture. The city is also home to Eastern Washington University.
Web site: http://www.cityofcheney.org/

Major Events and Festivals

April


10th Annual Three on Three Basketball Tourney

Whether you play or watch, come see the largest indoor three on three basketball tournament in the country! April 16 and 17, 2011. EWU Sports and Recreation Center. (509) 359-4836 EWUSHOOTOUT.COM


May

American Cancer Society - Cheney Relay for Life

Join the fight and walk to raise money for charity! May 20-21, 2011. Cheney High School. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=33737&pg=entry

May - September

Old Cheney Road Farmer’s Market
Local produce, natural meats, artisan cheeses and more! May 1, 2011- October 30, 2011. Open Sundays from 10am-2 pm. Old Cheney Center at 55th and Old Cheney Road in Lincoln. http://oldcheneyroadfarmersmarket.com/


Concerts in the Park Series
Sun, fun and music come together each week for new performances. Open to the public. Check out the performance schedule at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/CNRNW/About/NavyBand/PerformanceSchedule/index.htm

June

Drive for Scholarships Golf Classic
Enjoy green fairways and great food while raising funds for college scholarships. Last year over $14,000 was raised! June 3, 2011. The Creek at Qualchan. Contact Sharlene Bozanich for entry forms (509) 359-6200 or http://www.ewu.edu/CBPA/News/Spring-2011 Newsletter.xml

Cheney-Rock Lake Road Race
Ride the rolling hills through the scenic Palouse while covering 73 miles of countryside. The ultimate bicycling route! June 5, 2011. Contact Mike Sirott at 509.868.8604.
http://www.spokanerocketvelo.com/

July

44th Annual Cheney Rodeo
Experience the ultimate rodeo with ropin’, riding’ and more plus live music and dancing every night! The Cheney Rodeo is part of the Columbia Pro Rodeo Circuit, and is a Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned event. July 8-10, 2011. Bi-Mart Arena. (509) 235-4848. http://www.cheneyrodeo.com/

Cheney Jubilee
Join us for this free event full of music and BBQ showing off local businesses. Plus, various cultural and recreational opportunities. July 9-10, 2011. Cheney Plaza. Contact: cheneyjubilee@gmail.com

August

West Plains Community Fair
See the 4-H exhibits, livestock showing, home economics and more! Community members show their skills and display a variety of produce, animals and crafts. August 12-14, 2011. Bi Mart Arena.

(509) 990-6246. http://www.cityofcheney.org/

September

West Plains Chamber Golf Scramble
Showcase your business and join in for a round of golf too! Welcome to the largest fundraiser of the year, golfers and non-golfers alike. September 15, 2011. Fairways at West Terrance. http://www.westplainschamber.org/

October

EWU Homecoming

This week is a great time to show your Eagle pride!
Decorate your residence, watch the parade and put your game face on for the Eagles football game. October TBD. http://www.ewu.edu/homecoming.xml

December

Holiday Hoopla

Each year, downtown Cheney hosts this one of a kind event with Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Craft Fair, Tree lighting, & Santa on a Fire Truck! Date TBD. Contact Cheney Pathways to Progress at cheneyjubilee@gmail.com

Attractions

Cheney Historical Museum

Diverse collections preserve the history of Amber, Cheney, Four Lakes, and Marshall districts. Take a peek into pioneer home life, a glimpse into early farming and the original tools of the past.
(509) 235-2202. http://www.cheneymuseum.org/contact.html

Collection of Victorian Homes

A collection of Victorian homes at Third and F St, as well as the Interurban Railway Depot at Second Street and College Avenue.

Stage West Community Theatre
Lights, Camera, Action! Stage West Community Theatre is a group of your friends and neighbors dedicated to bringing quality theatre to the West Plains. Enjoy an evening at this quirky theatre! (509) 951-1355. http://www.stagewestct.org/ContactUs.html


Recreation

Columbia Plateau Trail
Delivering 130 miles of diverse trails and views, enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and horseback riding. http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/

Columbia Plateau Trail may be accessed by several trailheads by following the signs after exiting I-90.
Westbound I-90: Take exit 270 (Four Lakes/Cheney) to access Fish Lake Trailhead (8.4 miles from I-90), Cheney Trailhead (7.5 miles from I-90), Amber Lake Trailhead (19.2 miles from I-90) and Martin Road Trailhead (29.5 miles from I-90)

Eastbound I-90: Take exit 245 (Sprague/Harrington) to access Martin Road Trailhead (8 miles from I-90) and Amber Lake Trailhead (21.1 miles from I-90). Take exit 257 (Cheney/Tyler) to access Cheney Trailhead (11.9 miles from I-90) and Fish Lake Trailhead (15 miles from I-90).

Fish Lake Park

The park is 67-acres running alongside the Columbia Plateau Trail and Fish Lake. Amenities include a boat launch, paved trailways, swim dock, basketball courts and more!
http://www.spokanecounty.org/parks/content.aspx?c=1911

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Turnbull offers 16,000 acres of wildlife, history and geology to explore! Enjoy countless hiking, biking and photography opportunities. Open daily from March 1-October 31. http://www.fws.gov/turnbull/