The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will host a Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention Conference March 10 at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The event is open to the public. The cost of the daylong conference is $15, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and materials.
Class topics include home security, cyber stalking, crime scene investigation, personal safety, gangs and sex offender crimes. A boating safety class, now mandatory for many boaters, will also be offered during the day. Class sizes are limited.
For more information or to register, call (509) 477-3055 or visit www.spokanesheriff.org and click on the Neighborhood Watch link.
SCRAPS plans festival, auction
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service fourth annual Chocolate Festival and Auction will be held on April 17 at CenterPlace, located at 2426 N. Discovery Place in Mirabeau Point Park, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The fundraiser will include a variety of desserts and wine, live music, silent and live auctions, and, of course, chocolates. The Parade of Pets, featuring an array of adoptable animals, promises to be the highlight of the evening.
Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit SCRAPS programs.
To purchase tickets and for more information, call Nancy Hill at (509) 477-1967 or Jackie Bell at (509) 477-2984.
Kosher dinner March 15
Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will hold its 68th annual Kosher Dinner March 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More than 240 volunteers are organizing and will be cooking and serving the traditional kosher beef brisket dinner. The authentic meal will also include appetizers, side dishes and dessert. Jewish entertainment will also be a feature of the evening, including the Klezmer band, Chutzpah, The Kosher Redhot’s, and the Maven’s.
Homemade baked goodies will be for sale in the Del Bar and unique items made in Israel, along with handmade jewelry, books, greeting cards designed by Temple Beth Shalom students, traditional Judaica gifts, and more, will also be for sale.
General admission is $14 per person and children 11 and younger are $7. Tickets are available at Huppins Hi-Fi Photo and Video, 421 W. Main Ave.; Manito Ship and Copy, 2920 S. Grand Blvd.; Pawn 1 North, 8014 N. Division St.; Pawn 1 Valley, 11812 E. Sprague Ave.; Pawn 1 Post Falls, 2427 E. Seltice Way.
Tickets also will be at the door on the day of the dinner. For more information, call (509) 747-3304, ext. 32.
EWU group plans benefit dance
Eastern Washington University’s Campus Programming Board, Eagle Entertainment, will present a Dance Showcase next Thursday in Showalter Auditorium at 7 p.m.
The showcase will feature local dancer Hannah Baumann, a sixth-grader battling Hodgkin’s disease. The proceeds will benefit Baumann and her family.
Admission is $1 for EWU students and $2 for non-students.
Red Robin gives $26,173 to Behan
The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery received a check from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for $26,173, an amount raised from the restaurant chain’s ninth annual Burgers With a Heart campaign.
From Feb. 9 through 22, 50 cents from every burger sold was donated to the nursery which provides a safe place for children at-risk.
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