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In brief: Health care focus of forum

COEUR D’ALENE – The community forum “Taking the Pulse of Health Care in our Community” will be Monday in the Community Room at the Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The discussion will focus on health care challenges in Kootenai County from the perspectives of Kootenai Medical Center, the public health clinic, primary care physicians and small business owners.

The purpose of the forum is to offer nonpartisan information about the local health care situation, giving the public an opportunity to make informed decisions about health care solutions.

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.

The forum is free and open to the public.

The forum is sponsored by the Kootenai County Democrats.

Handbag event benefits arts

POST FALLS – On Sept. 25, Sew Uniquely You will host the “Billion Dollar Bag Event” at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., from 7 to 9 p.m.

The evening of indulgence includes champagne, desserts and an auction of artist-designed handbags.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Proceeds will benefit the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center.

For reservations call (208) 457-8950. For more information visit

Library meetings planned

POST FALLS – The community will have an opportunity on Sept. 22 and Oct. 7 to discuss the possible consolidation of the Post Falls Library with the Kootenai Shoshone Library District . The public forums will be at Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., at 7 p.m.

Residents of Post Falls will vote on the library consolidation on the Nov. 3 ballot.

For more information, call Joe Reiss at the Post Falls Library at (208) 773-1506.