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In brief: Free eye exams for ‘working dogs’

SPOKANE – Registration starts today to schedule a free eye exam for qualifying guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, and search and rescue dogs.

The exams, from May 1 through 16, are sponsored by the Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane and American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists.

Registration forms are available online at Working service dogs must be certified by a formal training program or organization or currently enrolled in a formal training program. Specific service dog groups are listed on the ACVO Web site.

Pedals2People plans open house

RIVERSIDE – Pedals2People, a nonprofit promoter of bicycling, will have an open house at its new location on April 9.

The event is a two-part celebration, beginning at its new bike shop, at 1802 E. Sprague Ave., at 6 p.m. The party will head down to the Empyrean Coffee House, 171 S. Washington St., at 7 p.m.

A silent auction will be held at the shop, featuring items from New Belgium Brewing Co. and local artist Tiffany Patterson. David Bazan and Hockey will play live at Empyrean.

For more information, go online to

Luncheon topic: ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’

RIVERSIDE – The Spokane City Forum Luncheon, “Coaches vs. Cancer – Making a Difference with Mark and Marcy Few,” will be April 21 at Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St., from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost for the luncheon is $10 per person and $5 for students. Child care is available by reservation for $4 per child.

To make reservations, call (509) 777-1555, e-mail info@spokanecity or go online to Reservations must be made by April 19.