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In brief: Help food banks, get a coffee

Thu., Feb. 10, 2011

SPOKANE/COEUR D’ALENE – Dutch Bros. Coffee will celebrate “Dutch ‘Luv’ Day” on Monday with a food drive at each of its drive-through locations.

Visitors to Dutch Bros. sites in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene will receive a wrist band for donating one nonperishable food item, or a $1-drink for three food items. All food collected will be delivered to area food banks.

For more information, visit

‘Music Man, Jr.’ presented by CYT

RIVERSIDE – The Christian Youth Theatre will perform “The Music Man, Jr.” beginning Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theatre, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Other performance dates include Feb. 26 and March 5 at 3 and 7 p.m.; March 4 at 7 p.m.; and March 6 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. Tickets for the 3 p.m. show on Feb. 26 are $9 per person. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the box office at (509) 487-6540.

Tickets purchased at the door are $14 per person.

Teen Videofest runs tonight

RIVERSIDE – Tonight, Spokane County teenagers will have an opportunity to show off their filmmaking skills during the premiere and awards night for Teen Videofest, held at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., from 7 to 9 p.m.

The theme “Raise Your Voice” challenged area youth to address topics affecting teenagers including bullying, eating disorders and drugs. Teenage filmmakers have written, shot and edited three- to five-minute videos.

Winners will will be awarded cash prizes.

The event is free. To reserve a space and for more information, visit

Program seeks volunteer pruners

EAST CENTRAL – The Volunteers In Pruning program is currently looking for tree enthusiasts to join the program to improve the future of young trees in public places.

Community members age 16 and older interested in joining the group may attend a training session Feb. 19 at the Spokane County Conservation District Office, 210 N. Havana St., from 9 a.m. to noon.

The training is free in exchange for offering volunteer hours pruning trees.

The V.I.P. project is sponsored by Community Canopy, a tree care education program of the cities of Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and the Spokane County Conservation District.

To register and for more information, call (509) 363-5495 or visit www.spokaneurban


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