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Valley in brief: Spring break in 2010 moved to match others

The Central Valley School District board of directors corrected a scheduling snafu in the 2009-2010 school calendar Monday night. The calendar had been approved earlier than usual this year, said Jay Rowell, director of human resources. “We had worked very hard to get our calendar out early,” he said.

But it turns out the district may have moved too soon. Spring break had been scheduled from April 5-9 as called for in the contract between teachers and the district.

“The other districts around us have chosen to go a week earlier,” he said. The teachers have agreed to move spring break in 2010 to March 29 to April 2 to match the schedules of surrounding districts, said Rowell.

Spokane County

Girl Scouts in region conduct cookie sales

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho will sell cookies through April 12.

Cookie favorites include: Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and Tagalongs. The Dulce de Leche is a new Girl Scout cookie this year.

To learn more about cookies and sale locations visit For information about Girl Scouting visit or call (800) 827-9478.

Spokane Valley

Tax preparer offers service free to military

Liberty Tax Service will offer free tax preparation to military spouses, siblings and parents at the Spokane Valley office, 11305 E. Sprague Ave., through Tuesday in appreciation of the men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information regarding Liberty’s Military Appreciation Days call (509) 892-1040.

‘Enter Fairy Godmother’ begins run on Friday

Theater Arts for Children’s “Enter Fairy Godmother” will open Friday at 7 p.m. The performance runs through April 12.

Additional show times are: Sunday, April 5 and April 12 at 2 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.; April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.; and April 10 and 11 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 per person and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the door. For more information call (509) 892-5413.

Theater Arts for Children is at 10814 E. Broadway Ave. in Spokane Valley.