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The Greater Spokane Area Postal Customer Council December Meeting and Holiday Event – This meeting will elect board members and will discuss 2005 planning as well as celebrate the season today from 9 a.m. at Progressions Credit Union, 2919 E. Mission. For more information call 622-5753 or visit

Effective Tax Strategies for Small Business – The African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American Business and Professional Association and the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce present Robert McKinley, a certified public accountant who specializes in helping small businesses, today from 6-9 p.m. at the Valley Chamber of Commerce, 9507 E. Sprague. For information call 838-1881.

The Christian Business & Professional Women After 5 Club – This month’s meeting, “Tis the Season,” will be today at 6:30 p.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Janet Pieple of East Wenatchee, Wash., will speak and there will be presents for everyone. The cost is $10.75. For information call Laura at 483-5582 or Jane at 328-4720.

Spokane Project Management Forum – Rob Brewster will present a sneak preview of the Montvale Hotel restoration today at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the hotel, 110 S. Monroe. After the tour, dinner will be served at the Catacombs Pub, which used to be the boiler room of the hotel. The cost is $15. Call Kay Meyer at 340-5296 or e-mail


Green Alternative to Building Waste – Community Colleges of Spokane’s Institute for Extended Learning Training Education and Training Coordinating Center (TECC) present deconstruction experts to discuss their techniques used at Lincoln Heights Elementary School. The class is also a hands-on lab and meets today and Thursday at All Saints Catholic School, 3510 E. 18th Ave. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call Theresa Mangrum at 533-4717.

An Introduction to the National Science Foundation – This inside look at two National Science Foundation programs, the Partnership for Innovation and Advanced Technological Education, today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel in the Early Bird room, 10 S. Post. The cost is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch. For information call INTEC at 444-6832.

The Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum and Reception – This forum will present experts on the political and legislative landscapes and the impact elections will have on our community today from 3-5:15 p.m. in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. After the forum, a reception will be held in the Grand Pennington Ballroom of the hotel from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $20 for chamber members if only attending the forum, $40 for members only attending the reception or $50 if attending both events. For non-members the cost is $20 for the forum, $50 for the reception or $60 for both. For information call the chamber at 624-1393.


Exploring Self-Employment Workshop – Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs is presenting this free workshop geared toward issues that arise in starting a small business. The class meets today from 6-9 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. For information call 456-7174.