March 12, 2009 in Washington Voices

‘Aging in Place’ event offered


The Southside Senior Activity and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., will hold an informational independent living community event on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Aging in Place” will provide resources for the public to plan for future housing, health care need, and ideas for products, services, and tips for comfortable, independent living.

Perry Street Cafe will have lunch items available.

For more information, call Colleen Messling at (509) 535-0803.


Preservation group holding auction

The Spokane Preservation Advocates is hosting its third-annual gala and auction at 5:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Masonic Center downtown. The public is invited to attend and support the organization.

SPA uses its money to support historic preservation projects in the Spokane area, and the fundraiser is a component of that effort.

This year’s event will be themed the Roaring ’20s, and guests are encouraged to dress in period clothing or to wear black tie attire. Tickets include catered food and dancing. Items will be up for auction.

Proceeds specifically are being directed to the central sunburst light fixture in the Fox Theater, restoration of the Masonic Center and SPA’s heritage fund.

Cost of the event is $60. Tickets are available by calling (509) 838-9168 or online at

West Hills

Bloomsday training begins Saturday

Bloomsday Training Clinics will begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, and will be held each Saturday through April 25.

The clinics will begin each week with stretching, followed by training tips in the gym with a personal trainer and physical therapists. At 9 a.m., participants will begin with walking or running a mile; the distance will increase one mile each week. Volunteers will provide water stations, first aid and crossing guards.

To register, call (509) 482-2356 or visit or

The training clinics are sponsored by Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Group Health Cooperative.


Concert benefits music center

Holy Names Music Center will host “Swing at the Bing” next Thursday. The annual scholarship benefit concert will be held at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., and will begin with a wine tasting at 6 p.m., with wines from Russell Creek Winery.

At 7 p.m., Howard Crosby will perform “The Great American Songbook” and will be joined by Gwen Lyons on the Celtic harp, along with Susan Windham and Diva Jazz.

For more information, call David Asplin at (509) 326-9516.

From staff reports

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