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In brief: Registration open for junior soccer

Sat., May 14, 2011

SPOKANE VALLEY – Registration is now open for the Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association’s fall/spring 2011-’12 season.

A new U5 division will begin in the fall.

To register visit A 10 percent discount will be available for players who register through today.

For more information, call (509) 922-7910.

Pianist to perform at gallery May 21

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave., will host a solo piano concert May 21 at 7:30 p.m. International pianist Richard Dowling will play works by Chopin, Doucet and Gottschalk.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (509) 327-4266 or email joyce@

Volkssport plans community walk

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Lilac City Volkssport Association will host “Walk the Ponderosa and Tower Mountain” community walk on June 4, beginning at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3603 S. Schafer Road.

The event will begin between 8 a.m. and noon, depending on the difficulty level participants select, and will end at 3 p.m.

For more information, call Jenny Harding at (509) 892-1823 or visit

Community yard sale June 3-4

ROCKFORD – The Rockford community and the Rockford United Methodist Church, 217 S. First St., will hold their annual communitywide yard sale on June 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and June 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents who live outside city limits may rent space in the park for a $10 fee. Residents having sales at their homes may have their residence put on the sale map which will be available for shoppers at Rockford businesses and at the Town Hall.

For more information, call Vivian at (509) 291-3722 or Mary-Lou at (509) 291-3146.

Relay for Life at EVHS track

TRENTWOOD – The American Cancer Society’s Spokane Valley Relay for Life will be held at East Valley High School, on the school’s running track, 6 p.m. June 10 until 8 a.m. June 11.

The Relay for Life teams are collecting quarters to line the inside lane of the track. Approximately 21,200 quarters are needed to make a solid line. The track will also have hundreds of luminaria set out to honor loved ones who have been diagnosed with cancer. The teams hope to raise $5,280 for the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call Jill Nellenbach at (509) 270-3111 or email jill.nellenbach@

Rockin’ B shows start June 10

LIBERTY LAKE – The Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road, will open for the summer on June 10.

Every Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 1, and every Thursday, June 23 through Aug. 25, adults and kids can enjoy Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B. The evening includes a pre-show youth performance at 5:30 p.m.; a cowboy shootout show at 6:10; dinner is at 7 and at 8 the Riders of the Rockin’ B sing and play cowboy and western music.

Tickets are $39 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger. Ticket prices include dinner and entertainment.

Tickets are available online at or at the box office at (509) 891-9016. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Police warn of car prowlings

SPOKANE VALLEY – With the nicer weather, more people are parking at Centennial Trail trailheads, which tends to attract car prowlers. The Spokane Valley Police Department issued a warning this week about an increase of car break-ins at trailhead parking lots.

People are urged to leave valuables at home or place them in the trunk before arriving at the trailhead. Thieves have been known to watch people park their cars to see if they hide valuables.

Playground earns state award

SPOKANE VALLEY – The new Discovery Playground was recently named Best Special Use Complex by the Washington Recreation and Parks Association. The award was one of several Spotlight awards given to recognize excellence in park and recreation projects.

The playground, just south of CenterPlace at 2426 N. Discovery Place, was designed for children of all ages and physical abilities. It has been hugely popular since it opened last year.

Commission will meet at restaurant

MILLWOOD – The Millwood Planning Commission will conduct a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, beginning at the Corner Door restaurant, 3301 N. Argonne Road.

The meeting will include a walking tour of the C-2 zone along Argonne Road, which includes commercial properties along Argonne from Buckeye north to the river. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Tom Richardson, city planner, at (509) 924-0960 or visit the city’s website at

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