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Spokane City Forum Luncheon – Reservations are due by 4 p.m. today. Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction, and Nancy Stowell, superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, will discuss “Educational Excellence for All – the Community’s Role, the Educational System’s Role,” Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. The cost is $10, $5 for students and includes lunch. Child care is available by reservation for $4 a child. Call (509) 777-1555 to register or for more information.

Harvest Moon Auction and Hallo Wine Tasting – Hosted by the Inland NW Business Travel Association. KHQ’s Dave Cotton and George Maupin will emcee the auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit INBTA and The Make-A-Wish Foundation. 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. The cost is $40/person, $70/couple. Visit to purchase tickets and for more information or call (509) 325-9656.


Small Business Marketing and Sales – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 W. Riverside, second floor. Cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (509) 353-2821 to register or visit www.score

American Society for Training and Development Luncheon and Workshop – The Inland Northwest chapter of the ASTD will present this event featuring Dave Basarab, founder of V.A.L.E. Consulting, who will discuss “Predictive Evaluation – A New Approach to Measuring the Impact of Training,” today from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Herak Club Room at McCarthey Athletic Center, Gonzaga University, 801 N. Cincinnati. The cost is $50 for ASTD local members and $75 for nonmembers for lunch, keynote and workshop; $25 for ASTD local members and $50 for nonmembers for lunch and keynote. For more information, visit

Joint Meeting of Professional Societies – The Association for Operations Management Northwest Inland Empire Chapter will host this networking event featuring various local professional societies from 6-8:30 p.m. at Northern Lights Brewery Co. and Pub, 1003 E. Trent Ave. Appetizers will be provided; a no-host dinner and drinks will be available. Visit for more information.


Washington State Quilters Carrousel Centennial – Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 7,000 attendees.

Annual Western Protective Relay Conference – Tuesday through Friday, Spokane Convention Center, 575 attendees.

Volunteers of America Inc. CEO and Board Meeting – Wednesday through Oct. 25, The Davenport Hotel and Tower, 40 attendees.

Spokane National College Fair – Thursday, Spokane Convention Center, 4,200 attendees.

Gonzaga University All-Alumni Reunion – Thursday through Oct. 25, Gonzaga University, 420 attendees.