August 25, 2011 in Washington Voices

In brief: 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

Meeting will begin plans for preservation summit

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

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

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