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In brief: Concert a ‘Tribute to Judy Garland’

POST FALLS – Tickets are now on sale for The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. in Post Falls, Valentine’s feature concert, “A Tribute to Judy Garland.”

The Feb. 14 event will feature Ruth Pratt, singing the music of Garland. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30.

Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance.

The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center will also host a Japanese cooking class on Feb. 18, featuring Atsuko Schlesinger.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., participants can learn how to make Asian dishes, including sushi rolls, chicken and spicy peanut sauce, French bean cigars, asparagus stir fry, and fruit spring roll dessert.

Cost for the class is $50 per person.

To purchase tickets to the concert or register for the class, call (208) 457-8950.

Bluegrass showcase Feb. 20 at U-Hi

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association Music Showcase will be at University High School Feb. 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The showcase will feature Custer’s Grass Band; Prairie Flyer; and Heartbreak Pass.

The 13th annual event will include all variations of acoustic music, along with gospel, cowboy, country, folk and blues.

Cost is $5 per person and children 12 and younger are free.

For more information, call Charlie Matthews at (509) 891-8558 or visit

Gallery to feature Russian artist’s work

CHENEY – Paintings by internationally-known Russian artist Gennady Ugryumov will be featured in an art exhibit at the Brewster Hall Gallery, 410 Second St. in Cheney, beginning Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The theme of the Russian artist’s post-impressionist, oil on canvas landscapes focuses on the middle Columbia River and Plateau region of Eastern Washington. The exhibit includes a three-section mural called, “The Children of the Big River: Past, Present and Future.”

The gallery is open to the public from 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 27. For more information call Olga Baron at (509) 359-4948 or e-mail

The exhibition is sponsored by Eastern Washington University’s Division for International and Educational Outreach and Brewster Hall.

Friday fashion show, lunch planned

WEST CENTRAL/NORTH HILL – The Sinto Senior Activity Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave., and The Discovery Shop, 805 W. Garland Ave., will host a Valentine’s Style Show Feb. 12 at the Sinto Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event will include lunch and the latest fashions for women and men.

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the Sinto Center or The Discovery Shop.

For more information, call Sinto at (509) 327-2861 or Discovery at (509) 328-9373.

Burger fundraiser benefits nursery

SPOKANE/COEUR D’ALENE – Red Robin and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery will kick off the 10th annual “Burgers with a Heart” on Monday.

Residents can visit area Red Robin restaurants through Feb. 21 to raise money for the nursery, which cares for children and counsels families under stress. Red Robin will donate 50 cents from each burger sold during the two-week fundraiser to benefit the nursery. The event’sgoal this year is $25,000.

Locations include: 725 W. Main Ave.; 9904 N. Newport Highway; 14736 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley; and 1501 W. Riverstone Drive, Coeur d’Alene.

For more information, call Mary Savage at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, (509) 535-3155 or e-mail

Teen bands sought for 2010 BOBfest

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Chase Youth Commission, Hoffman Music, College Road Recording and the YMCA are looking for area teen bands for BOBfest 2010. Twelve bands of all musical genres are needed to for the in the Battle of the Bands competition, which will take place June 12 in Riverfront Park.

BOBfest is an opportunity for Spokane to help launch local teen musicians toward a musical career. Selected groups have an opportunity to participate in a Musicians’ Clinic, record their own original song in a professional recording studio at College Road Recording, and perform live in Riverfront Park with a professional backline and road crew. The winning BOBfest band will receive paid performance sessions, CD production and Hoffman Music gift certificates.

Applications are available at Hoffman Music, 1430 N. Monroe St., or can be downloaded at Applications, along with demos and song lyrics, are due to Hoffman Music by 4 p.m. Feb. 19.

For more information, call the Spokane Regional Youth Department at (509) 625-6440 or e-mail chaseyouthcommission

Hawaii volcano slide presentation Feb. 16

CHIEF GARRY PARK – Don Swanson of the U.S. Geologic Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will give a slide presentation about volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, focusing on the Kilauea Volcano, on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Spokane Community College in the Lair Student Auditorium, Building Six.

The event is free and open to the public.

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