In brief: Fair to assist homebuyers


Prospective homebuyers will have an opportunity to find information about down payment assistance, credit counseling, mortgage financing options, budget counseling, self-help homeownership programs, insurance and educational opportunities on March 28 at the second annual Homeownership Resource Fair. The fair will be held at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event features both non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses including the ARC of Spokane, Banner Bank, the Community Colleges of Spokane, Greenstone Homes, Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, the Spokane Low-Income Housing Consortium, Habitat for Humanity, State Farm Insurance, USDA Rural Development, Washington Trust Bank and Wells and Co..

The Homeownership Resource Fair is sponsored by Community Frameworks. The organization supports and develops affordable housing as a foundation upon which individuals, families and neighborhoods can build vital communities.

For more information, visit www.communityframeworks .org.

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SCRAPS fundraising for pet programs

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service fourth annual Chocolate Festival and Auction will be held on April 17 at CenterPlace, 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, delectable chocolates. The Parade of Pets, featuring an array of adoptable animals will be the highlight of the evening.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Proceeds will benefit SCRAPS programs, including the Animal Medical Fund and the Behavioral Program.

To purchase tickets and for more information call Nancy Hill at (509) 477-1967 or Jackie Bell at (509) 477-2984.


Volunteers prepare for Kosher Dinner

Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will hold their 68th annual Kosher Dinner on March 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than 240 volunteers are organizing and will cook and serve 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 Red Hots, and the Mavens.

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, and traditional Judaica gifts will also be for sale.

General admission is $14 per person and children 11 and under 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.

•Visit www.pgiinc.com.

Tickets will also be at the door on the day of the Kosher Dinner.

For more information call (509) 747-3304, ext. 32.


EWU raising funds for local dancer

Eastern Washington University’s Campus Programming Board, Eagle Entertainment, will present a Dance Showcase March 12 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.

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