Social Program

Social Tour Program

These tours will be available through the registration page. If the minimum number is not met 45 days before the meeting we will need to cancel the tour. Please sign up early so we won’t need to cancel any of these exciting outings!

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk

    Day and Time: Tuesday, July 19; 0630-0830 (2 hours)
    Includes: Tshirt
    Registration Fee: $30 PreRegistration / $35 Onsite
    Meeting Location: Breezeway between the Convention Center and the Performing Arts Center
    Minimum Participants: 25

    Our course begins on the river side of the Spokane Convention Center, between the Convention Center and the Performing Arts Center, a two minute walk from the Davenport Grand Hotel lobby. We will follow the Centennial Trail east, across the Spokane River, through the Gonzaga University campus, to Mission Park and back. Fun awards presented after the run. T-shirt included with registration fee. Shirts for onsite registrants will be mailed after the event.

  • Spokane Pub Crawl

    Day and Time: Tuesday, July 19; 1830-???
    Includes: Commemorative t-shirt, Souvenir, and your choice of Ale Trails and/or Spirited Walks
    Registration Fee: $25 Pre-registration / $30 Onsite
    Meeting Location: Front entrance to the Davenport Grand

    An HPS annual meeting tradition! Not only is Washington State the home to some fabulous Northwest microbrews, but we will also pass by some tasting rooms as we are in Washington Wine Country and some more spirited loci. Whether you prefer a pint glass, a wine glass, or a cocktail glass, it’s all available within easy walking distance in downtown Spokane. Destinations that are a bit farther will also be identified for those who want to stretch their legs. Crawlers will leave from the front of the Davenport Grand Hotel.

  • Night Out, Dinner and an Evening of Songs and Stories of the Pacific Northwest

    Day and Time: Wednesday, July 20; 1830–2130 (3 hours)
    Includes: Dinner entrée and entertainment
    Registration Fee: $50
    Minimum/Maximum Participants: 25/50

    This fun Night Out will take place at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille and Pub, a short, one-block walk across the street and parking lot from the Davenport Grand. Enjoy a delicious meal followed by Songs and Stories of the Pacific Northwest. Your meal will include an Irish Supper with your choice from three entrees (fish and chips, Shepherd’s pie or the Hooligan and Hannigan a Reuben style corned beef sandwich) and a no-host cash bar. Following the meal we will be treated to Songs and Stories of the Pacific Northwest by noted Northwest folk entertainer Hank Cramer. Hank is in high demand for folk festivals, concerts, and cultural presentations, and hails from Winthrop, Washington (home to our former President Nancy Kirner, who highly recommends him). He even has some ties to our profession as a retired emergency planner. Check out his website at, but for a more engrossing taste of what he will be doing, don’t miss a YouTube video. You won’t want to miss this unique night out.