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Sat., May 21, 2011


13th Annual Basset Blast - “HOWLywoood.” Hosted by Washington Basset Rescue and SCRAPS. Featuring raffles, events, doggie favor bags, awards and more. Events include: Best Waddle, Best Howl, Best Costume, Best Basset Photo and more. For photo contest, bring one photo, no larger than 4x6 inches. Contestants must be basset hounds or basset mix. No puppies less than four months old allowed. Dogs must be leashed and please scoop their poop. All proceeds benefit the Basset Rescue program. Noon-3 p.m. Sullivan Park, north of Spokane Valley Mall. $10/preregister, $15 at the door. (509) 466-1538.

Iller Creek Conservation Area Plant ID Walk - Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Learn the names of native plants while taking a leisurely hike through a semiarid ponderosa pine forest. If you take half the walk (2.5 hours), bring water and a snack. If you take the entire walk (about five hours), bring water and a lunch. There will be some steep stretches, so wear sturdy shoes or boots; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at the Redeemer Lutheran Church parking lot, 3606 S. Schafer Road, to carpool to the trail head. Free.

Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market - Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through mid-October. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.

Paradise Pet Resort Grand Opening Luau Celebration - Dogs and their two-legged companions are invited to tour the brand new doggie day care and overnight boarding facility. Event will offer pet and human treats, training tips, adoptable dogs, contests, prizes and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 11420 E. Jackson Ave. Free. (509) 290-6024.

Plant Sale - Presented by the Inland Empire District Garden Clubs. Items include: perennials, tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, organics, annuals, house plants and more. Proceeds will benefit various nonprofit organizations and Spokane projects. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Plaza, in front of Walmart parking lot, Spokane Valley. (509) 921-7670.

Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and how to get started. Register by contacting Nadine Sullivan at (509) 924-8803 or email 9 a.m.-noon. Eco Depot Inc., 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials and handouts.


Ron and Opal in Concert - Playing country-style gospel music. They are Ambassadors on the Road for the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Happy Trails Theater and Museum. 6 p.m. Intersection Church, 905 N. McDonald Road. (509) 924-3565.


Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

Naranon - Support group for relatives and friends of drug addicts; 6:30 p.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 230-5423, (509) 921-0361, (509) 467-9774.

University SCOPE seminar - The topic of this rescheduled seminar is forensics, with Forensics Unit Manager Carrie Johnson. 7 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. (509) 477-2582.


Black Diamond Billiards and Eatery - 9614 E. Sprague Ave.: Tuesday, Open Jam (variety), 8 p.m.

East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.

OCD Support Group - For families and individuals who struggle with OCD in their lives. Support, education, sharing, goals. 6-7 p.m. 12910 E. Sinto Ave. Free. (509) 869-1069.


East Valley special board meeting - The East Valley School District board of directors will discuss recent community input received on the closure of Mountain View Middle School. 6:30-8 p.m. East Valley Middle School, 4920 N. Progress Road. (509) 924-1830.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - No fees or weigh-ins. 7 p.m. 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (951) 850-7764.

Millwood Farmers’ Market - Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., through Sept. 28. Outdoors at 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. 3-4 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845.

Spokane County Brain Injury Survivors Support Group - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 218-7982.

Spokane Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - 6-8 p.m. Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (509) 482-2022.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-2150.


ALS Patient and Caregiver meeting - Sponsored by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association Evergreen Chapter, Spokane Branch; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (877) 201-3610.

Bike and pedestrian plan community meeting - City of Spokane Valley staff will be on hand to discuss the Bike and Pedestrian Master Program and get input on items residents would like to see in the plan. 6 p.m.-7:30 a.m. Central Valley Administration Office, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 720-5331.

United Democrats For Action - Speaker Beth Thew discusses unions and collective bargaining; speaker Marcus Riccelli discusses state government and labor. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library Meeting Room, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 999-9214.


AKC Conformation Show - Hosted by Spokane Kennel Club. Event will include obedience and rally trials, through Saturday. Visit for more information. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana Ave. (509) 768-7487.

Mommy and Me Club - Social group open to all new moms, babies (up to 2 years old), and moms-to-be. Support, encouragement, teaching, learning, sharing, playtime and fun. Also features free weight checks, breastfeeding support by certified lactation consultants, activities and guest speakers. There is no need to RSVP or attend regularly. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information. 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, Davis Room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free.


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