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Low-income dental care available by appointment

Thu., Aug. 13, 2009

SPOKANE COUNTY – Community Colleges of Spokane is offering a low-income dental clinic through its expanded function dental program Friday and Saturday and Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exams, X-rays, amalgam (silver) fillings and composite (white) fillings will be available.

To schedule an appointment, call (509) 533-7298 and leave a message.

Market Place open Tuesday, Thursday through Aug. 30

WEST CENTRAL – Now through Aug. 30, the West Central Market Place is open every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Market Place features local music and supports the Riverfront Farm Green Collar Job Corps. Presented by Project HOPE, an anti-gang youth employment initiative, and the Riverfront Farm Green Collar Job Corps. For more information, go to; (509) 434-8160.

Business leaders, kids activities at Unity

DOWNTOWN – Daniel Liao and Andrew Yang, directors of the Taipei Economic and Culture Center, will join Spokane business leaders and community members on Friday and Saturday in a Unity in the Community celebration.

A business reception will be held for the Taipei dignitaries at Community-Minded Enterprises in the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main St., from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

For more information and reservations to the reception, call Ben Cabildo, chairman of Unity in the Community and director of AHANA/ Community-Based Economic Development, at (509) 209-2634.

Unity in the Community continues on Saturday, with a celebration of cultural diversity at Riverfront Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature a cultural village and children’s activities.

For more information, go to

Civic Theatre holding auditions for ‘Chess’

RIVERSIDE – The Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St., will hold auditions for “Chess” Aug.21 at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The musical will require 12 to 15 men and 12 to 15 women. Participants will be expected to perform 16 to 24 bars from a “Chess” musical number or 16 to 24 bars from a contemporary musical. An accompanist will be provided.

For more information, visit

Church benefit auction planned Aug. 27

LATAH VALLEY – Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadow Lane Road, will host an art auction Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event, themed “The Spiritual Journey Into and Out of the Institutional Church,” will feature local artists and will include live and silent auctions, appetizers and dessert.

For more information, call Scott Kinder-Pyle at (509) 481-8119 or e-mail

Sports physicals tonight at Rockwood in Cheney

CHENEY – Students at Cheney High School will have the opportunity to have sports physicals tonight at the Rockwood Clinic, 19 N. Seventh St., in Cheney.

Juniors can have physicals between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. and freshman and new students can have physicals from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Students also may turn in all athletic forms and purchase ASB cards at the time of their physical.

The cost of sports physicals is $20 per student, cash only.

For more information, call the high school at (509) 559-4103.

EWU police training exercise planned next Thursday

CHENEY – The Eastern Washington University Police Department will host an extensive active-shooter training exercise next Thursday at Streeter and Morrison halls on the Cheney campus.

The exercise will include emergency response teams including such as the Washington State Patrol, Cheney Police and Fire, the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. This is the second consecutive year EWU Police has hosted this multi-agency training event.

A mock scenario will feature actors playing victims, while professionals from the different jurisdictions will play out their roles as if there were a real crisis on campus. It will include hostage negotiators, SWAT teams and fire and ambulance rescue crews.

A briefing will begin at 7 a.m. outside the Red Barn, and the active-shooter scenario will begin around 9 a.m. and last approximately four hours.

For more information about the training, call Cpl. Bryan Dornbos at (509) 359-6134.


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