In brief: District to interview board candidates

VALLEYFORD – Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners plan to conduct a special meeting next Thursday to interview candidates for a vacancy on the three-member board.

The candidates are Daniel Glover, who owns Complete Heating and Sheetmetal Inc.; businessman James Joss; Dennis Ross, Aslin-Finch vice president for retail operations; and Chuck Vyverberg, who has a background in information technology and has been involved in an amateur radio group and the Inland Empire Utility Coordination Council.

Ross, Joss and Glover are volunteer firefighters.

The position they are seeking was vacated Aug. 31 by Jonathan Ferraiuolo.

Thursday’s meeting will be at 4 p.m. at Station 82, 12100 E. Palouse Highway, in Valleyford.

The next commissioners meeting will be next Thursday, also at the Valleyford station.

Free skate rentals to be offered Saturday

RIVERSIDE – Group Health Cooperative will sponsor a free skate rental at the Ice Palace at Riverfront Park, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday.

For more information, call (509) 456-4FUN or (800) 336-PARK or visit www.spokaneriver frontpark.com.

Second Chance to play in concert

WEST HILLS – Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive, will present the Second Chance Orchestra for beginning adults in concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. in McNalley Recital Hall.

The concert will feature the cello section in “Courante,” by J.C. Bach and vocalist Cairdwin Irving-Spatz will perform “La Vie En Rose.”

The music center will also present a master class on the Alexander Technique with William Conable on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The cost to attend the class is $10.

For more information, about these events call (509) 326-9516.

Boxes needed for holiday event

EAST CENTRAL – Residents and staff at Alderwood Manor, 3600 E. Hartson Ave., are collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a worldwide campaign that provides gifts to children in war-torn and poverty-stricken countries.

Sturdy shoe boxes, filled with small toys, hard candy, school supplies and personal hygiene items, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, and soap are needed, along with $7 per box for shipping charges.

For more information, call (509) 535-2071 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

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