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Fair presents lumberjack show

The Spokane County Interstate Fair will feature the International Lumberjack Show from Friday through Sept. 14.

The show will include performers competing in ax throwing, log rolling, spring board, two-man cross cut, the new pole climb event and more.

Performances will be daily on the South Lawn at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.

The Super Science Company will display “Fun with Physics” in the Ag A building Friday through Sept. 14. The exhibit is interactive science fun and education for children, teens and adults of all ages. It includes mind bogglers, simple machines, Newton’s Laws and more.

Tuesday is Senior Day at the Fair. Seniors 65 and older will receive free admission and enjoy senior games and activities in the conference center in the west end of Bay 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Fifteen years of service

Transitional Living Center, 3128 N. Hemlock St., will celebrate 15 years of service to homeless women and children on Saturday. The open house will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The event will include tours of the building, live music, food provided by Transitions’ The New Leaf Bakery and Café and children’s activities, including a bouncey castle. The community garden project, Growing Hope, will also be available for viewing.

Transitions’ 16-unit building houses women and their children for up to two years. Their services provide parenting classes, life-skills classes and child care for women returning to work or school.

For more information, call Mary Murphy at 328-6702.


Strong Road closed for work

Strong Road, from Five Mile Road, east to Maple Street, will be closed to traffic through Sept. 17, because of water line and sewer work by contractors.

Motorists will be detoured to Maple Street, onto Johansen Road, to Five Mile Road.

For more information, call 625-6318.

From staff reports


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