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In brief: Pro athlete pitches in at theater group’s fundraiser

Thu., Jan. 20, 2011

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Christian Youth Theatre will feature an evening with San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt tonight at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St.

The Spokane native will begin the evening at 6:45 p.m. with a VIP reception. The reception includes refreshments, a photo opportunity and an autograph signing with Affeldt. Tickets for the VIP reception are $75 per person and also includes entry into the main program.

At 7:30 p.m., Affeldt will give a presentation and Christian Youth Theatre performers will make an appearance. A silent auction will feature 2010 World Series baseballs autographed by Affeldt, along with additional San Francisco Giants items. Tickets are $35 per person to the 7:30 event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Christian Youth Theater Spokane.

To purchase tickets, call (509) 487-6540.

for Dump Hunger campaign

SPOKANE – Western States Equipment, Albertsons, Les Schwab Tire Centers and Second Harvest Food will hold a Dump Hunger food collection campaign through Feb. 7.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a huge dump truck will be at the Albertsons at Trent and Argonne, ready to be filled with nonperishable food items. A full truck is equivalent to 225,000 pounds of food.

Collection bins will also be placed at all Spokane Western States, Albertsons and Les Schwab locations through Feb. 7.

For more information, call (509) 532-3901.

to collect donations

SPOKANE – Second Harvest is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver and pick up barrels and boxes of donated food in the Spokane community. Food collected will help local children, families and senior citizens in need.

Volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds. Shifts are available Monday through Friday.

Second Harvest will provide a van, gasoline and insurance. Drivers must be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check and have a current driver’s license.

For more information, call Julie Moyer-Nesbitt at (509) 252-6242 or e-mail

MOUNT SPOKANE – The sixth annual Women’s “Souper” Bowl snowshoe and cross-country ski event will be at Mt. Spokane’s Selkirk Lodge on Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant.

The annual event features snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, an all-women cross-country ski race, along with a hot meal after the race, including three soups, fresh-baked rolls, and cookies prepared by the restaurant.

A $25 minimum donation is suggested to participate in the event. Proceeds will support the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant, a community resource that provides nutritious meals in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

To register and for more information, visit www.souperbowl Skiers may also register by mail at 1620 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205. Registration is limited to the first 300 participants.


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