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In brief: Lands Council plans Friday open house

RIVERSIDE – The Lands Council, 25 W. Main Ave., Suite 222, will host a First Friday Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring artwork by outdoor photographer Randy Beacham, gourmet food, chocolates, wine and beer.

The evening offers an opportunity to learn about the Lands Council’s projects this year.

For more information, call (509) 838-4912.

Kiwanis host pig races, chili feed on Friday

HILLYARD – The Hillyard Kiwanis will hold a chili feed and pig races at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Building, 6116 N. Market St., on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The community event will also include basket raffles.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call Myrna Davis at (509) 487-5159.

Music center hosting symphony lecture

WEST HILLS – The Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive, will host a wine and music lecture tonight at 7 p.m., featuring Roberta Bottelli, cello and music theory instructor at Holy Names.

The event will include wine and cheese to enjoy while listening to Bottelli’s discussion on “Who’s Afraid of the Symphony?” Her lecture will give an introduction and background to the symphony, etiquette and information on the pieces to be featured in the Classics program on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13.

Tickets are $20. Seating is limited.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (509) 326-9516.

Cake truffles available for Valentine’s Day

NORTHEAST – The Northeast Spokane Kiwanis and Sweet Addictions are teaming up to deliver sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.

Cake truffles, created by Sweet Addictions, come in a variety of flavors and are $25 a dozen. Orders for the truffles are now being taken. Local deliveries are free.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Northeast Kiwanis.

To order valentine cake truffles and for more information, visit or call (509) 995-9434.

‘Willy Wonka’ comes alive on stage

CHIEF GARRY PARK – The Spokane Children’s Theatre will perform “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka!” beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St., at Spokane Community College.

Other performances include Sunday and Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.; and Feb. 12, 13 and 19 at 1 and 4 p.m. The Feb. 12 performances will be signed for the deaf.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets may be purchased at (800) 325-SEAT, or at the door.

For more information, call (509) 328-4886 or visit www.spokanechildrenstheatre. org.

Silent Club plans Valentine’s Day party

EMERSON/GARFIELD – The Spokane Silent Club will have a Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 12 at the Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 1206 N. Howard St., from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The event will include cake and punch and prizes for a king and queen, and the most red clothing, games, raffles and auctions.

For more information, e-mail Andrew Helmt at

Valentine’s dinner, dance at senior center

EMERSON/GARFIELD – The Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave., will host a Valentine’s dinner and dance on Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

The afternoon party will include an Italian buffet with two types of spaghetti and four sauces, garden salad, garlic breadsticks and tiramisu for dessert. Local singer Doug Younger will perform as Elvis and Neil Diamond.

Cost is $17 per person or $30 per couple in advance, or $20 per person at the door.

For more information, call (509) 327-1584.

Parks department job fair planned Feb. 13

RIVERFRONT PARK – The 19th annual City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department Job Fair will be held on Feb. 13 in the main pavilion at Riverfront Park IMAX Theater, from noon to 4 p.m.

The job fair will provide information for spring and summer positions at Riverfront Park, Merkel Sports Complex, park operations and the city’s aquatic centers.

Applicants must be age 16 or older by March 6. Lifeguard applicants need only be 15 years old at time of application and be prepared to attend a training class during the spring.

For more information and for an application, visit www.spokaneriverfrontpark. com or Job applications may also be turned in at Guest Services in the Riverfront Park pavilion lobby, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.

For more information, call (509) 363-5455.

Purchase at mall earns museum admission

SPOKANE – River Park Square and the Museum of Arts and Culture have joined together for the first Spokane Museum Month.

During the month of February, community members can receive a two-for-one admission to the MAC and historic Campbell House with a $20 purchase at River Park Square. The coupons will be valid through March.

Therapeutic riding program hosts dance

LINCOLN HEIGHTS – Free Rein Therapeutic Riding will have its second annual barn dance and auction on Feb. 12 at the Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

The event will include a live country band, barbecue and live and silent auctions, with items including a night at the Davenport Hotel and tickets for the Los Lobos concert at the Knitting Factory; an Apple iPad; and a chance for a group of six to go on a private trail ride and enjoy a barbecue dinner at a horse ranch.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Free Rein, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Tickets are $40. For reservations, call (509) 979-1468 or e-mail FreeReinSpokane@