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In brief: Adoption fees waived at SCRAPS

SPOKANE VALLEY – Through the remainder of the holiday season, Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service will waive adoption fees for pets. The goal is to empty the shelter and give the homeless animals a home this Christmas.

Until the end of December, animal adoptions will include only the cost of the license, which is $25 for dogs and $15 for cats. All pets will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and licensed and receive a free veterinary examination.

SCRAPS is closed Sundays and will also be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

For more information, call (509) 477-2984.

Health and Beauty Spa Show coming to SFCC

SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – The seventh annual Health and Beauty Spa Show will be Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Jan. 15, noon to 5 p.m., in the Lair Auditorium at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St.

Attendees will have an opportunity to pamper themselves in sample spa sessions including massage, skin care, mini-facials, anti-aging treatments, mini-makeovers and manicures. Sample spa treatment tickets will be available at the door for $5 each.

Admission is $7 per person or $5 with a donation of a nonperishable food or hygienic item for the Spokane YWCA shelter.

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Historical society earns national DAR award

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Historical Society recently received the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Recognition Award.

The group has worked for a number of years to preserve Rockford’s history with fundraising projects and written grants. It has produced the Rockford Military Museum, the Pioneer Museum and the Rockford Historical Society Farm Museum. Members of the society volunteer and work to gather history and original items from their area.

The Rockford Historical Society was nominated for the award by the Jonas Babcock Chapter DAR.

Senior center hosts New Year’s Eve dinner

LINCOLN HEIGHTS – The Southside Senior and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., will host a New Year’s Eve celebration from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m..

The fun will include gourmet delicacies from crab and artichoke dip to mini beef Wellington and a champagne toast at midnight. The event will also include live music by the Spo-Cats.

Cost is $15 and reservations are requested.

To make reservations and for more information, call (509) 535-0803 or visit the Southside Senior and Community Center.


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