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In brief: Kids’ book drive under way

SPOKANE COUNTY – During the month of March, the Spokane community will have the opportunity to make donations of new children’s books at area banks and credit unions.

Books collected during the book drive will be given to local children in need through the Page Ahead’s Book for Kids Program.

Banks and credit unions collecting books include: Banner Bank branches; Northland Credit Union, 9625 N. Newport Highway; all Safeway Federal Credit Union locations; the downtown and Spokane Valley Spokane Media Federal Credit Union locations; all Wells Fargo Bank locations, Financial, Home Mortgage, and Insurance Services; and all Washington Trust Bank locations.

Homeownership meeting planned

CHENEY – Community Frameworks will hold an informational meeting about homeownership opportunities and affordable mortgage lending for first-time homebuyers on Tuesday at the Cheney Branch Library, 610 First St. in Cheney, at 6 p.m.

During the meeting, Community Frameworks will discuss Takoda Park, the new single family community located in the West Plains in the Cheney School District. Participants can learn how they can purchase a new-construction home with affordable financing and down payment assistance.

For more information call (509) 484-6733, Ext. 117 and for a full list of classes and informational meetings visit

Move and groove at Corbin center

EMERSON/GARFIELD – The Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave., will have its sixth annual Movin’ and Groovin’ Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature more than 60 vendors.

For more information, call (509) 327-1584 or visit www.corbin