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Community forums will focus on CV district facilities

Sat., Nov. 7, 2009, midnight

Central Valley School District parents, residents and community members are invited to attend a Capital Facilities community forum Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road. It is the first of three forums scheduled to allow district patrons to give input on current and future school buildings and what the district should be doing in terms of repair, remodeling and new construction.

The district formed an 18-member Capital Facilities Planning Committee in May to develop a six-year capital facilities plan, including a 25-year bond plan. The committee includes parents, administrators, government officials and industry experts.

Visit the district’s Web site at for more information.

Veterans Day events

•Mountain View Middle School, 6011 N. Chase Road, will host an assembly at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Music will be performed by the school band, choir and orchestra. Guest trumpeter Mike Lenke will perform taps with the trumpeters.

•The Veterans Day assembly at East Valley Middle School will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. The school is at 4920 N. Progress Road.

•Since Freeman High School is under construction and not available for an assembly, the school will host a community breakfast for veterans from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Freeman Elementary gym. Students will be performing music.

•Central Valley High School’s wind ensemble and choral students will present a concert titled “Never Forget” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 821 S. Sullivan Road. The concert is a benefit for the Spokane VFW post. Admission is $5. Call (509) 228-5168 for more information.

Wine tasting and auction

The West Valley Education Foundation will host its annual Taste the Spirit wine tasting and auction next Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The evening will feature wines from Barrister, Mountain Dome, Lone Canary, Townshend, Liberty Lake, Grande Ronde, Robert Karl and Emvy Cellars. Beer will also be available.

There will be silent and live auctions for stained glass art, theater tickets, Mariners tickets, a Thai dinner for six and a wine and cheese cruise.

The event will help fund scholarships, grants and student needs. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at the West Valley District Office, 2805 N. Argonne Road, or by calling (509) 924-2150.

St. John Vianney auction

St. John Vianney Catholic School will host its 23rd annual dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Northwest Quest Casino in Airway Heights. The event is the school’s major fundraiser of the year. Items up for bid include gift baskets, quilts, an iPod, a golf package and Seattle Symphony concert tickets. Also on the auction block are numerous sports memorabilia items, including some from the Gonzaga and Shock teams.

Tickets are $40 per person. Call (509) 926-7987 for reservations.

Chili feed

Students at Mountain View Middle School will host a chili feed at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school, 6011 N. Chase Road. The cost is $5 per person or $3 for those fifth grade and younger.

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