August 18, 2011 in Washington Voices

In brief: Plant sale preview will be Saturday


MANITO/CANNON HILL – The Friends of Manito will have a free preview for the annual fall plant sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Manito meeting room.

During the preview, plant lovers can join a discussion about plants that are best to attract hummingbirds and plants that will bloom the longest.

Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

The annual fall sale will be held Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot just east of the Manito Park Gaiser Conservatory. More than 20,000 plants in nearly 400 species will be available.

To make reservations for the preview and for more information, call (509) 456-8038 or visit

Community barbecue set for Tuesday

EMERSON/GARFIELD – The Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant, 1620 N. Monroe St., will hold a free community barbecue on Tuesday, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The event will include hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, salad and watermelon, as well as crafts and activities for kids and live music, featuring the Sammy Eubanks Band.

For more information, call (509) 324-1995.

Horse riding lessons start Sept. 8

VALLEY – Horse Heritage Educational Program, based in Valley, Wash., is accepting applications for the fall session of Therapeutic Horseback Riding, beginning Sept. 8.

The lessons are equestrian skill-based, specially designed for those with disabilities and special needs. They focus each lesson on skill development and progression, with additional benefits of improving riders’ physical, cognitive, social and behavioral skills while promoting a sense of well-being. The courses are taught by trained volunteers in a supportive setting with special horses.

To register and for more information, call (509) 844-2556 or visit

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