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In brief: Valley Fire changes meeting schedule

Thu., June 24, 2010

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted this week to change their meeting schedule. The commissioners will now meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 4 p.m. at Station 8, 2110 N. Wilbur Road.

The change in the meeting schedule was made to avoid repeated conflicts with holidays that often occur on the first Monday of the month. The next regular meeting will take place on July 12.

Community blood drive starts Tuesday

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Inland Northwest Blood Center will hold a community wide blood drive Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

INBC locations include the Spokane collection center, 210 W. Cataldo Ave.; Spokane Valley collection center, at the Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; Coeur d’Alene collection center, 1341 Northwood Center Court.

INBC is reaching out to the community for a goal of 1,300 donors to donate their blood or platelets to help those in need.

For more information call (800) 423-0151 or go to

Indian cooking class tonight at JACC

POST FALLS – The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. will feature Chef Amy Kaur, a native of Punjab in India today, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., as part of the “What’s Cookin’ at the JACC” cooking class series.

Kaur will teach participants how to make roti, dhall, and Punjabi chicken.

Cost is $50 per person.

To reserve a space and for more information, call (208) 457-8950 or to go

Pirates plan Lake Coeur d’Alene cruises

COEUR D’ALENE – “The Pirates of the Coeur d’Alene” cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene will make its debut next Thursday.

The interactive cruise is intended for children and parents, and includes a bag of goodies and “pirate grog.” The action takes place aboard a fully decked out ship, complete with cannons and costumed cast members of the Lake City Playhouse.

The cruises will run twice daily, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $19 for children, age 6 to 12, free for children age 5 and younger .

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (208) 765-4000 or go to


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