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In brief: Road construction topic of meetings

SPOKANE – The City of Spokane has scheduled community meetings to present information about upcoming construction projects. City engineers plan to discuss design and construction schedules and answer questions. . All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St., focusing on projects in Council District 3; a meeting on Wednesday, at the Northeast Youth Center, 2121 E. Wabash Ave., focusing on projects in Council District 1; and a meeting on Thursday, at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St., focusing on projects in Council District 2.

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KIX annual egg hunt Saturday afternoon

RIVERFRONT PARK – Radio station KIX 96 will host its annual Easter egg hunt in Riverfront Park on Saturday at noon for children age 10 and younger.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at early at the Looff Carrousel to get directions for the right egg hunting areas in their age group, including ages up to 2 years, 3 to 5 years , 6-7, and 8-10, to look for approximately 5,000 plastic eggs with prizes.

For more information, call (509) 242-2400.

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 events

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.

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Luncheon topic: ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’

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

Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few and his wife, Marcy, plan to share information about the fundraising organization and how it has helped in the fight against cancer.

Cost for the luncheon is $10 per person and $5 for students. Childcare 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.