In brief: Bike, pedestrian workshop planned

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley will host a community workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of developing the city’s Bike and Pedestrian Master Program.

Anyone interested in biking and walking in Spokane Valley is invited to attend the workshop at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. Citizens will have the chance to review a draft map of potential bicycle and pedestrian facilities and help prioritize them.

For more information, contact senior planner Mike Basinger at (509) 720-5331.

Harvard Road plan will be outlined

OTIS ORCHARDS – Residents in the area of Harvard Road are invited to attend an open house from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Otis Orchards Elementary, 22000 E. Wellesley Ave., to learn about plans to widen Harvard Road from Euclid Avenue to just north of Wellesley Avenue to three lanes.

The new configuration will have a center turn lane and sidewalks. Spokane County engineers will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments on the project. The project is currently in the design phase.

For more information call (509) 477-3600.

Dogs, cats will accompany models

SPOKANE VALLEY MALL – Just this once, it really will be a catwalk.

Maurices in the Spokane Valley Mall will host a catwalk event today with actual dogs and cats during the store’s annual Rescues and Runways event. The pets looking for a good home will start strutting their stuff at 2 p.m., but there will be pets available all day for viewing and adoptions.

The fashion show will feature models wearing Maurices fall fashions accompanied by the animals. The event also includes a silent auction to benefit the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service and the Spokane Humane Society.

During September the Maurices locations at the Valley Mall and NorthTown Mall will accept donations of pet supplies and money to benefit the two animal shelters. People who drop off a donation will receive a coupon worth 20 percent off any one regular-priced item in the store.


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