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In brief: ArtFest and Street Fair scheduled for Saturday

MILLWOOD – The second annual Millwood Artfest and Street Fair will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at 9009 E. Euclid Ave.

The event will include about 30 artists and will feature photography, painting, pottery, jewelry, fused and stained glass, vintage collage and fabric art and baskets and purses.

The fair is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (509) 927-2222, email or visit

Good Sam golf tournament Friday at Liberty Lake

LIBERTY LAKE – The 15th annual Good Samaritan Good Sam Scramble golf tournament is scheduled Friday at the Liberty Lake Golf Course. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The tournament includes 18 holes of golf, raffle prizes, dinner and an opportunity to win a 2012 Honda ATV.

Cost is $85 per person or $340 per team and includes golf fees, cart rental and dinner.

Proceeds will benefit senior residents of the Good Samaritan Community and support projects and activities.

For more information, call (509) 924-6161.

Golf tournament, auction to benefit soccer club

LIBERTY LAKE – Spokane Soccer Club Elite will have a golf tournament and auction Sept. 1 at MeadowWood Golf Course, beginning with a scramble shot gun start at 1 p.m. Dinner and auction will begin at 6 p.m.

Cost is $85 per person. Fees include a round of golf, cart, a bucket of practice balls, dinner and a drink ticket. Cost to attend the dinner and auction only is $25 per person.

Proceeds will support the soccer scholarship program and team travel.

For more information, call (509) 850-7787 or email office@spokane

Public comments sought on welcome sign designs

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley is considering six different designs for signs to welcome visitors at the city limits and would like to get public input on which to use. The City Council is discussing putting a sign on Appleway at the border with Liberty Lake, and near Thierman Street and Sprague Avenue where eastbound traffic from Interstate 90 enters Spokane Valley.

There are pictures and descriptions of the six designs on the city’s website at so people can pick their favorite. The survey will be up until Sept. 8. The votes will be tallied and passed on to the City Council.

Spokane Junior Soccer registration is half-price

SPOKANE – Registration is now half-price for soccer players in the U11/12 division for the Spokane Junior Soccer’s fall/spring 2011-2012 season. The league has received special funding from sponsors to help increase participation for the age group. Cost during the special offer is $34 per person.

The season begins Sept. 17. To register visit

For more information, call (509) 747-5017 or email

Saturday event at Macy’s to benefit HOPE School

SPOKANE COUNTY – On Saturday, community members will have an opportunity to help support HOPE School at Macy’s Shop for a Cause.

Shoppers can save 25 percent on their purchases with a shopping pass and give students with hearing loss the help they need at HOPE School.

Passes are $5 each. To buy a pass and for more information, call Kim Schafer at (509) 863-7097 or email

NW Baby seeks entrants for photo contest

SPOKANE VALLEY – Inland Northwest Baby is accepting applicants for the second annual Baby Photo Contest. The contest is for ages newborn to 5.

Winners will be announced at the Inland NW Baby Peek-A-Boo Tea on Oct. 15, held at The Avenues Event Center, 9320 E. Mission Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. The top 12 participants will be selected for a calendar shoot and the top three will be awarded prizes, including a $100 gift certificate to Tot Shots as the grand prize. Winners must be present to win.

Cost is $10 per entry. The deadline to enter is Sept. 1. Proceeds help provide diapers, clothing and hygiene items to families in three counties.

To register and for more information, visit

Historic preservation conference planning meeting Tuesday

Spokane – Spokane has landed the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference for fall 2012 and a kick-off planning meeting is scheduled Tuesday at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Typically 2,000 to 2,500 attendees from all across America attend the conference, scheduled Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, 2012, said a city spokesman.

Anyone interested in historic preservation in the Pacific Northwest is encouraged to come, learn how to get involved and how to shape this important conference, and provide input on potential tours, events and activities.

To reserve a space at the meeting and for more information, call Jennifer McWilliams at (509) 625-6985 or email


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