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Spa Sampler Day Saturday

Thu., Feb. 19, 2009

The Northern Highlights Salon and Body Spa, 8475 Government Way, Suite 201, is holding a Spa Sampler Day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sample treatments include massage, anti-aging, facials, skin care, tanning, paraffin dips, manicures and foot massages.

Sample treatments are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Center in Coeur d’Alene.

For more information, visit www.northernhighlights salonandbodyspa.com.

Blanchard

Center celebrating 16th president

The Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, will host “Lincoln: The Greatest of the Greats” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The bicentennial of the birth of the 16th president of the U.S. will be celebrated with a presentation given by David Adler, an Idaho State University political science professor and Lincoln scholar. Adler has taught a number of courses on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He has also written books and articles, including “The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties,” “The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy” and “The President and the Law: The Clinton Legacy.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 437-1037.

Post Falls

Parks and Rec receives grant

Post Falls Parks and Recreation recently received a $1,500 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and USA for the NRPA/USA Football Youth Football Grant. Post Falls was one of more than 450 agencies from parks and recreation, schools and independent youth associations that applied for the grant.

Post Falls Parks and Recreation received funding support for youth flag football in order to provide new flags, footballs and equipment for the field. This program effects more than 200 youth every fall season.

For more information about youth football at Post Falls Parks and Recreation, go to www.postfallsidaho.org/ recreation or call 773-0539.

Downtown Spokane

Boy Scouts hosting breakfast

The Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America will host its annual Leadership Breakfast on Feb. 27 at the Spokane Convention Center in the main ballroom at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast is the kick-off for the 2009 fundraising campaign, known as Friends of Scouting.

The guest speaker at this year’s breakfast will be former Army Ranger Keni Thomas. Thomas is also a motivational speaker, country music singer, songwriter and military analyst.

The movie “Blackhawk Down” is based on his Army Company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, where Thomas and B Company were deployed in 1993 as part of a special operations package called Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aideed.

Thomas is now a Nashville recording artist. He has opened for country musicians Keith Urban, Wynonna, Phil Vassar, Trace Adkins and Brad Paisley, and has also been featured in the movie “Sweet Home Alabama.”

The breakfast is free and open to the public. Pledges and contributions are appreciated.

For tickets and for more information, call Peggy Earley at (509) 242-8238, e-mail peggy@nwscouts.org or visit www.NorthwestScouts.org.



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