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In brief: Arc seeks awards nominations

Thu., Jan. 22, 2009

The Arc of Spokane, 127 W. Boone Ave., is asking for nominations for people in the community demonstrating commitment to improving quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.

Categories are The Hazel Skog Award, recognizing a person who has devoted years of his or her life to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities; good neighbor award; advocate of the year; self-advocate of the year; educator of the year; employer of the year; media person of the year; and organization of the year.

To nominate someone or for more information, call Brian Holloway at 328-6326 or visit

‘Godspell’ auditions planned at Civic

Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St., will be holding auditions for “Godspell” on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre.

Roles needed include five women and five men, age 18 and older. Participants will be asked to perform a verse and chorus from a contemporary musical, along with cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals will begin after casting and performances will be March 20 through April 11.

For more information visit

Spokane County

Homelessness solutions sought

The city of Spokane, Spokane Count and the city of Spokane Valley are requesting proposals for services to help end homelessness in the Spokane area.

Proposals must address one or more of the actions outlined in the draft update for the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and one or more of the funding priorities listed in the request for proposals for this funding. Copies of the 10-Year Plan, the RFP and applications are now available.

Approximately $835,000 is available for these services during this 2009-2010 funding cycle, and applications are due by Feb. 9.

All materials can be picked up at the Human Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., or downloaded at www


Children’s Theatre production planned

Spokane Children’s Theatre will be performing “Alexander, Who’s Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, NOT Going to Move” Jan. 31 through Feb. 15, at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., in the Lair Auditorium.

The play will be performed Jan. 31 at 1 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.; Feb. 7 at 1 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 8 at 1 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and $8 for children.

Tickets can be purchased at 325-SEAT or For more information visit www

Lincoln Heights

Ferris groups to play at meeting

The Ferris High School Canterbury Belles and Advanced Percussion Ensemble groups have been selected to perform at the Music Educators National Convention Northwest Conference and the Washington Music Educators Association State Conference, to be held Feb. 13 through Feb. 16.

A public concert will be held at the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in preparation for the conference performances.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance at the Ferris Music Department or at the door.

For more information call Barbara Tappa at 354-7067 or e-mail or Ben Brueggemeier at 354-6034 or e-mail


Cozza selected Outstanding Teen

Brittany Cozza, a junior at North Central High School, has been selected to be Miss Spokane’s Outstanding Teen 2009.

During her year of service, Cozza will work with Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Children’s Miracle Network.

She received $750 in education savings bonds and also received the Academic Achievement Award, the Miss Photogenic Award and the Touch of Class Award.

First runner-up is Maggie Thornton, a junior at Lewis and Clark High School. Thornton also received the Miss Congeniality Award and a $350 education savings bond.

The second runner-up is Robin Kuharski, also a junior at LC. She received a $250 education savings bond.

Cozza will compete in the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in July.


Six-course dinner benefits charity

The 16th annual Chef’s Culinary Classic will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post.

The event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and will feature chefs from throughout the area making a six-course meal. Each course will be paired with a wine.

The cost to attend is $150 per person.

For more information, call 473-6370.

From staff reports


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