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In brief: Lilac court to hold girls’ tea party

Thu., April 7, 2011

SPOKANE/COEUR D’ALENE – The Royal Tea Party, sponsored by the Spokane Lilac Festival, will be April 17 from 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. in the Grand Pennington Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St.

Girls ages 4 to 9 are invited to have tea with the Royal Court and enter a raffle to become a Junior Princess and ride on a float. Tickets are $20 and the deadline to purchase is Friday.

Other upcoming Lilac Festival events:

• The Armed Forces Appreciation Golf Tournament will be held May 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 2255 E. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

The tournament is a shotgun start.

The cost is $80 per person and includes greens fees, customized golf cart, parking, round-trip water-taxi transport, personal concierge/forecaddie per foursome, use of the over-the-water driving range, sports massage on the driving range, an engraved bag tag and a raffle ticket for prizes.

• The All City Civic Military Luncheon will be May 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Pennington Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel.

The luncheon honors the Spokane Military Persons of the Year.

Tickets are $35 per person, or you can sponsor a table for $350.

• The Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will be May 21 at 7:45 p.m. in downtown Spokane.

More than 200 military, equestrians, marching bands, floats and specialty units will appear in this 73rd annual event.

To purchase any of these tickets, visit and select “Events,” or call the office at (509) 535-4554.

Program includes concert for kids

SPOKANE VALLEY – A program targeting parents with children ages 3 and younger kicks off a campaign with “Tiny Tot Rock” on Saturday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will include a free concert with the kids’ band, The Not-Its, along with activities for parents, babies and toddlers that focus on how to add more love, talk and play into their daily routine.

The program is part of the statewide campaign, “Love. Talk. Play.” It’s one of many Our Kids: Our Business events in the Spokane area this month.

For more information, visit

Food drive needs collection help

SPOKANE COUNTY – Second Harvest is looking for volunteers for the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 14. Volunteers are needed to man each of the major postal stations in Spokane County to unload bags of nonperishable food from both mail trucks and volunteer vehicles and load donations into Second Harvest’s trucks. Volunteers will also be needed to help drive postal carrier routes and pick up bags of nonperishable food left by mailboxes. Driver/ runner teams will be needed.

To volunteer and for more information visit http://inland.volunteer Browse.aspx.

Wishing Star will get friends’ goats

SPOKANE COUNTY – Wishing Star Foundation volunteers will surprise members of the Spokane community during the annual Send a Friend a Goat fundraiser from Monday through next Friday.

For a $50 donation to Wishing Star, people in Spokane will have the opportunity to play a practical joke on a friend or co-worker by sending a real baby goat to their office or home. The recipient will be asked to make a donation to Wishing Star to pay for the removal of the goat.

Wishing Star will also have a carnival on April 16 at A to Z Rentals, 10903 E Sprague Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will include craft projects, a bounce castle, cotton candy, balloons and the baby goats from the fundraiser.

For more information, visit www.wishing or call Sarah Carpenter at (509) 744-3411or email

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