Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and all of the elvs from the North Pole are taking a break from their busy schedule to visit the good girls and boys and their families for breakfast on Dec. 13 at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.
The holiday celebration with St. Nick and his family will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children.
Pancakes, eggs, sausages, juice, and coffee for mom and dad, will make up the menu for early Christmas breakfast. Santa and Mrs. Claus are even bringing peppermint ice cream as a special treat.
Holiday festivities include a story read by Mrs. Claus, arts and crafts by Santa’s elves, and everybody can get their Christmas pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa will have a special present for each child to take home.
Reservations must be made before Dec. 1.
Call the city of Spokane Parks and Recreation at 625-6200 to register or for more information.
Events support dachshund rescue
The Lilac City Dog Training Club, 1612 E. Houston Ave., is hosting two upcoming events to benefit Dachshund Rescue Northwest.
A Dachshund Training Day and Wiener Play Date will be on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The class will run until 2 p.m., and the play date, including a potluck, will be until 5 p.m. Cost is $5.
The sixth annual Holiday Wienerfest Dog Party will be Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. The potluck will include dog games and wiener play time.
Cost for both events is $5 to benefit the rescue group’s efforts.
For more information, call 487-9542 or visit www. spokanewienerdogs.org.
Former professor Duvall dies
Fenton Duvall, a former Whitworth University history professor, died peacefully on Nov. 11. He was 96.
Duvall became a professor at Whitworth in 1949. During his tenure he co-founded the Core program with Professor Emeritus of English Clarence Simpson, and became the first faculty member to lead an international Jan Term study program. He also served as dean of students for four years.
A memorial service was held at his residence at the John Knox Village Retirement Center, in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Nov. 15.
Memorial gifts may be made to the R. Fenton Duvall Endowed Scholarship Fund at Whitworth. Contributions can be sent to the Whitworth University Office of Institutional Advancement, 300 W. Hawthorne Road.
For more information, call 777-3243.
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