Compass Club luncheon and lecture – at Prospector’s Bar and Grill, 12611 N. Highway 395. Program will be “Lewis and Clark’s Journey,” presented by Ed Lecter. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served for $14 at 11:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by contacting Joyce Colclough at 927-4673.
Oceanography lectures – Two lectures will be given by Deborah Kelley, Ph.D., associate professor of the School of Oceanography and the astrobiology program at the University of Washington: “Life Within the Endeavour System: One of the Most Extreme Environments on Earth,” 1 p.m., in the Eric Johnston Science Center Auditorium, Room 233 at Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne; and “Discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field: Implications for Life in the Oceans of Our Solar System,” 7 p.m., in the Globe Room at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone. For more information, call 777-4210 or 777-3265.
“Contemporary Muslim Thinkers and Islam: Exploring New Ways of Engagement with a Religious Tradition,” lecture – Presented by Carool Kersten, educator, researcher and freelance writer, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theater in Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne. Kersten directs a study-abroad program, teaches history and lectures on Islam at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is a translator with the Dutch District Courts. For more information, call 777-3253.
Elks Lodge Spaghetti Feed – Friday, 5:30 p.m. at the lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road, Spokane Valley. Call 926-2328 for more information.
Railroad history on bikes – Presented by the Friends of Turnbull, next Saturday, beginning at the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Charles Mutscher, Ph.D., Eastern Washington train historian, will lead a tour of the former rail line, which is now the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park, and will present a history on trains in Eastern Washington. Over four miles of the trail covers the north end of the refuge. Class size is limited; call 235-6448 to make reservations.
Parking Lot Sale – The Sinto Senior Activity Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave., is hosting a parking lot sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdry. Anyone wishing to sell anything at the event can buy spots in the parking lot for $20. For information, call the center at 327-2861.
United Nations Association, Spokane Chapter presentation – Mlonday, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Topic will be “The World Water Decade 2005-2015: Water for Life,” presented by Rachel Osborn, director of the Columbia Institute for Water Policy and instructor on water/environment at Gonzaga University. Call 624-3608 for more information.
Jane Jefferson Democrats meeting – April 13, 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Political issues and information for all voters. For more information, contact Irene at 535-0171.
“Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Native Forest Restoration,” lecture – Presented by Dennis Martinez, Takelma Intertribal Project representative, April 14, 11:30 a.m. in the Lair-Student Center Auditorium, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. Call 533-7370 for more information.
Washington State Quilters, Spokane Chapter meeting – April 14, 1 and 7 p.m. in the Common Room at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Guest speaker will be Rita Hutchens. Cost: $7. Call 467-6480 or visit www.geocities.com/wsqspokanechapter for more information.
Community Colleges of Spokane Leadership Development Program – April 15, 11:30 a.m. in the Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium on the Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Presented by Tom Jeannot, professor of philosophy at Gonzaga University. For more information, call 533-8196, 533-7015, 433-7137.
Sons of Norway Tax Rags Dinner and Dance – April 15 at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing. Tickets are $8.50 per person. Reservations required by calling 326-9211.
Shuttlebirds ninth annual Tatting Workshop – April 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave. Admission is $40 at the door. Call 624-7611 or visit www.shuttlebirds.com for more information.
Plant Identification at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge – Learn to identify the various native plants growing on the refuge in Cheney and the surrounding environment. Classroom and field session will be held April 16, and an all-day field investigation will take place on May 21. Admission is $10 for one class, and $15 for both. Registration is required by contacting Ken Swedberg at (509) 235-4979.