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In brief: Local celebrities will dance for votes in theater benefit

Thu., April 21, 2011

RIVERSIDE – Christian Youth Theater-Spokane will host the fourth annual “Dancing with the Celebrities” on April 30 at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., at 7 p.m.

Local celebrities will be paired with professional dance instructors for the performance to benefit CYT-Spokane. Audience members will vote for their favorite celebrity by donating toward the celebrity’s final count. Each dollar counts as one vote. There will also be student performances, wine and refreshments to purchase and an auction.

Participating celebrities this year include: Molly Allen, 92.9 KZZU; Bill Kelly, KHQ meteorologist; Rick Steltenpohl, Hoopfest; Ken Sax, Keller-Williams Realty & Shock Fox; Capt. Frank Scalise, Spokane Police Department; Capt. Dan Garner, Spokane District 9 Fire Department; Sheila Geraghty, Dancing with the Celebrities 2010 champion, Salvation Army; Ali Vincent, NBC’s first female Biggest Loser; and Linda Bruseth, holistic physical therapist. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will be the award presenter.

Cost is $15 per person for standard seating or $25 for premier seating. To purchase in advance, call (509) 487-6540 or visit Votes may also be cast for favorite celebrities in advance.

EWU recycling department to host Earth Day fair

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University will have a Green Earth Day Fair on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus mall.

The fair will include exhibits, music and a tree-planting ceremony. EWU’s President, Rodolfo Arévalo, will speak at noon.

The event is sponsored by the EWU recycling department with the goal to promote Eastern’s recycling efforts on campus, display how EWU is eco-friendly and share ideas for future improvement.

For more information, call Jeff Hubbard in the recycling department at (509) 359-6014 or email

West Central open house will focus on pedestrian plan

WEST CENTRAL – The city of Spokane will host an open house on Tuesday in the Mason Auditorium at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m., to receive citizen input on proposed updates to the city’s pedestrian plan.

The open house will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on how the city should increase pedestrian safety and mobility, support a multimodal transportation system and best use resources to implement pedestrian initiatives.

For more information, visit www.spokaneplanning. org.

Ice Age Floods Institute to put on scabland lecture

CHENEY – The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter, will hold a free public lecture, “Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract from Top to Bottom,” next Thursday in the Science Building at Eastern Washington University at 7 p.m.

The lecture will include an overview of the Cheney-Palouse Scabland from its beginning south of the West Plains to its termination south of Palouse Falls at the confluence of the Palouse and Snake Rivers.

On April 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the institute will have its annual spring field trip, beginning in Cheney near the Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract, and progress southward to Rock Lake and south along the east edge of the tract to the Palouse River Valley. The group will continue west across the Rock Creek and Cow Creek coulees to Benge and south to Hooper, Washtucna, and Palouse Falls, where the Cheney-Palouse Scabland ends at the Snake River.

Deluxe chartered buses will leave from Eastern Washington University at the Red Barn off Washington Street and will begin loading at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $50 for current 2011 institute members; $65 for nonmembers; $20 for teachers; and $15 for students. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended. To register and for details, visit

For more information about the lecture or the field trip call Melanie Bell at (509) 954-4242 or email iaficheneyspokane@

Pancakes, Easter Bunny at Five Mile Grange Saturday

FIVE MILE PRAIRIE – The Five Mile Prairie Grange, 3024 W. Strong Road, will have “Pancakes with the Easter Bunny” on Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m.

Members of the community can enjoy pancakes and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Attendees are welcome to bring their own cameras for photos.

A suggested donation for breakfast is $3 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Grange and support improvements to the interior, including updated bathrooms and new front and rear entryways.

For more information, call (509) 953-3533 or email fivemilegrange@

Kiwanis to host egg hunt at Rypien Field Saturday

HILLYARD – The Hillyard Kiwanis will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Andrew Rypien Field, beginning at 11 a.m.

Kids and families can get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, starting at 10 a.m. at Rypien Field, for $5 for each photo. Photos will also be taken at noon at the Outlaw Restaurant in downtown Hillyard.

The event is free and open to the public.

Free hot dinner will be offered at Cheney church

CHENEY – On Monday, Feed Cheney will provide a hot dinner at the Cheney United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., from 5 to 6 p.m. Dinner is free and open to the public, and no qualifying paperwork is required.

Groceries will be available for those in need to take home after Monday’s dinner. The Cheney Clothing Exchange will be open during the dinner.

For more information, call Christie Bruntlett at (509) 235-4509 or at (509) 991-5117.

Document shredding will be offered free Friday

SPOKANE VALLEY – Celebrate Earth Day and the end of tax season by shredding and recycling unwanted documents and papers at Intermountain Community Bank’s Spring Shred Day on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held at the ICB Spokane Valley Branch, 5211 E. Sprague Ave. (right in front of Costco).

Intermountain is partnering with DeVries Business Services to dispose of documents, bills and floppy disks safely. Intermountain customers and the public can bring up to two boxes of materials, which will be shredded and recycled.


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