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In brief: EWU pianist Graves to perform Friday

Thu., Feb. 18, 2010

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave., will feature Jody Graves in “A Celebration of the Piano” on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Graves is the director of keyboard studies at Eastern Washington University. She served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department and performed concerts in the Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia and Japan in 2006. Graves also is the pianist for Sapphire Trio.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (509) 327-4266.

Irish event benefits housing nonprofit

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Community Frameworks will host “Passport to Ireland” on March 17 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion, beginning at 6 p.m.

The ultimate Irish celebration and fundraiser will include live music by Ruby Devine and Thistle Down, traditional Irish music and dance by the Kelly Irish Dancers, spirits tasting from Dry Fly Distillery, and live and silent auctions. Participants also can enjoy a limerick contest and prize drawings.

Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations are requested. For reservations and for more information, call Ann Price at (509) 484-6733, Ext. 121 or go to

Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Frameworks to help the nonprofit continue to develop affordable housing as a foundation upon which individuals, families and neighborhoods can build vital communities. The event supports first-time homebuyer education and affordable housing opportunities for local working families.

Body, mind, spirit fair planned Saturday

COMSTOCK – The Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce Mind, Body, Spirit Fair will be at the Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St., on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event will include readings from medical intuitives, Tarot readings, local artists, life coaching, Tai Chi, massage therapy, quantum biofeedback, natural soaps, nutritional products and books and CDs for sale.

The fair is free and open to the public.


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