August 28, 2010 in Washington Voices

In brief: Some public pools still open, for now


SPOKANE VALLEY – The weather may be cooling a bit, but two Spokane Valley pools are still open for business. Swimmers who want to check out Valley Mission Pool need to hurry, however. The pool at 11123 E. Mission Ave., will be closing on Sunday.

Those determined to stay in the water as long as possible can then visit the Terrace View Pool at 13525 E. 24th Ave., until it closes on Labor Day, Sept. 6. Admission is $1 per person and children under 5 are free with a paying adult. On weekends one child under 12 will be admitted free with each paying adult.

Church hosting yearly ‘Valley Cruz’

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene will host its annual “Valley Cruz” Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, 15515 E. 20th Ave.

The family friendly event includes a car show, tailgate barbecue, valve cover racing, games, exhibits and displays. The public is invited to attend.

Cats, kittens will be up for adoption

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has experienced a kitten population explosion and is having a special adoption event this weekend in an effort to find good homes for them.

The shelter received more than 100 cats and kittens last week and is overcrowded. Many of the cats are already spayed or neutered and some are declawed. There is a mix of breeds, including everything from Persian to calico, plus long- and short-hairs.

All cats and kittens will have adoption fees reduced by $25 today. SCRAPS is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. today. The shelter is at 2421 N. Flora Road.

City Council meeting canceled

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley City Council meeting scheduled for Aug. 31 has been canceled. The next council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave.

Eyeglass recycling center opens doors

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Lions Club will host an open house at its new Eyeglass Recycling Center from 2 to 5 p.m. today at 10616 E. Valleyway Ave.

The center will process donated glasses for shipment oversees to countries where people cannot afford to buy glasses.

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