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In brief: Senior softball starts in March

Thu., Feb. 25, 2010, midnight

SPOKANE COUNTY – Five years ago Morris Clark founded the Spokane Senior Softball League. “We are the largest softball group in Spokane. Last year we had 17 teams with well over 200 players,” Clark said.

The league includes a 50+ group and a 60+ group. There’s even a 70 and older traveling team and two women’s teams.

The league hosts teams from surrounding cities to play in tournaments throughout the summer.

For more information, call Clark at (509) 327-4527. Practices will begin in mid-March. Most games are played at Franklin Park.

Garage sale seeks donations

MANITO/CANNON/ COMSTOCK – Donations are needed for the Manito/Cannon and Comstock Neighborhood Garage Sale, to be held March 13 at 3905 S. Skyview Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the garage sale will help fund a community garden for the neighborhoods. Residents of the neighborhoods plan on planting the garden in the spring, but money is needed to pay for materials for raised beds and a fence.

To donate and for more information, call Dennis at (509) 747-5562 or Erika at (509) 838-1375.

Fundraiser to build meditation garden

CHENEY – The Reid Lab School Remembrance Committee will sell bricks as a fundraiser for a new EWU Reid Lab School Meditation Garden which will be dedicated in June.

The red, cinnamon and ivory bricks will be on sale through March 10 to raise money for the project which will be installed near the Cheney Normal School Heritage Center one-room schoolhouse.

Red bricks are $100 each, cinnamon bricks are $500 and ivory are $1,000. Special messages on the bricks are limited to three lines with no more than 20 characters per line.

To purchase a brick, mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address with your special message and a check to Reid School Remembrance Fund, 15206 S. Clear Lake Road, Cheney, WA 99004.

The purchase price is tax deductible.

For more information, call Jack Martin at (509) 235-4241.

Manhole cover contest open to students

SPOKANE – The Spokane Arts Commission and the city of Spokane Wastewater Management has announced a manhole cover student design contest.

Designs should be reflective of the city and communicate a sense of place, including the environment, nature, water, water qualities or landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

Contestants must be 18 and younger and must be residents of the city of Spokane. Student artists can find the contest criteria and more information on the Spokane Arts Commission Web site at

Winning artists will receive $100 and their designs will be used on manhole covers throughout the city.

Deadline is April 30 at 3 p.m. Submissions may be sent to: Gary Kaesemeyer, City of Spokane, 909 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.

For more information call Kaesemeyer at (509) 625-7909 or Karen Mobley, city arts director, at (509) 625-6050.

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 take part in 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 the Web at


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