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In brief: Three host ‘meet the candidates’ event

SPOKANE VALLEY – Three people running for Spokane Valley City Council are coming together to host a “meet the candidates” event today from noon to 4 p.m. at the Opportunity Center at Sprague Avenue and Pines Road. John Carroll, Ben Wick and Dee Dee Loberg will be on hand to meet residents. There will also be a custom car show as well as free ice cream and popcorn.

Terrace View Pool open through Sept. 5

SPOKANE VALLEY – If the hot weather has you reaching for your swimsuit, you’ll be glad to know that there are still pools open in Spokane Valley.

Valley Mission Pool will close on Sunday, but the Terrace View Pool at 24th and Blake will remain open through Labor Day on Sept. 5.

Open swim sessions are from 1-3:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend open swim times are 1-3:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 6:15-8 p.m. During the week open swim is $1 per person. On weekends and on Labor Day one child age 12 or under can swim free with each paying adult.

Backpack giveaway at Dishman Baptist

DISHMAN – Dishman Baptist Church is planning a Backpack Bash on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The church will have 125 backpacks filled with school supplies to give away to local families who need assistance. The church, located at 315 N. Argonne Road, will also serve free hot dogs and drinks.

Barn preservation workshop planned

SPOKANE – The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the city of Spokane Historic Preservation Office will host a free historic barn preservation workshop on Wednesday in the Spokane City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will give local barn owners an opportunity to learn about the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative, a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, this initiative established the Heritage Barn Register. Qualifying historic barns are more than 50 years old and retain a significant degree of historic integrity. Barn owners can nominate their barn to be designated as a Heritage Barn and be included in the statewide register.  Additionally, owners of designated Heritage Barns are eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Chris Moore at (206) 624-9449 or visit

For a nomination form and application materials visit heritage-barn-register.