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In brief: COPS Southeast plans fair

Thu., July 7, 2011

SOUTHGATE – COPS Southeast will have a Safety Fair on Saturday at the Verizon Wireless store, 4306 S. Regal St., from noon to 3 p.m.

The family-friendly event will include child and family identification services, an opportunity to learn how to use smartphone features, such as GPS, car seat safety checks and bicycle safety. COPS Southeast substation volunteers will hand out free helmets to participants who bring their bicycles and have them registered. Helmets are available in adult and child sizes.

Children also can have their face painted by Shriners clowns.

Job fairs to fill slots at fair

SPOKANE VALLEY – Members of the community will have an opportunity to make some extra money during the Spokane County Interstate Fair, Sept. 9 through Sept. 18.

A job fair will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., to fill more than 200 temporary positions, and again on July 16, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

As part of the application process, people applying for work at the job fairs will need to provide two-pieces of government-issued identification, including a Social Security card or driver’s license. A military identification alone will not be accepted.

For more information, call the Fair and Expo Center Office at (509) 477-1766 or the Spokane County Human Resources Office at (509) 477-5750.

Unity seeks performers

RIVERSIDE – The 17th annual Unity in the Community multicultural celebration will be Aug. 20 in Riverfront Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and singers, dancers, comedians, bands and family-oriented performers are invited to perform.

The theme for this year is Local Action, Global Vision, representing the business, educational and cultural communities of Spokane and the surrounding areas. The event will provide an opportunity for local performers to share their talents and members of the community to enjoy a day of music, dance and other demonstrations of many cultures.

To be a part of the performance lineup, visit and click on Program/Entertainment to download an application. Applications are due by July 15.

Al French named to board

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Commissioner Al French was recently appointed to a four-year term on the board of directors for the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington. French is the first Spokane County commissioner to be appointed to this position.

MRSC is a private, nonprofit organization based in Seattle. Its mission is to promote excellence in Washington’s local governments through professional consultation, research and information services.


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