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In brief: Shelters waive fees for older pets

Thu., Nov. 3, 2011

SPOKANE COUNTY – November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. To celebrate the monthlong event, all three animal shelters in Spokane are waiving adoption fees for pets 7 years and older.

All senior pets will be available for adoption for the price of a license, will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and licensed, and will receive a free veterinary examination.

For more information, call Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service at (509) 477-1967 or (509) 477-2984.

Shelters are at 2521 N. Flora Road, 6607 N. Havana St. and 710 N. Napa St.

Officers to play hockey for charity

RIVERSIDE – The third annual Spokane County Sheriff’s Office vs. Spokane Police Department charity hockey game will be at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., on Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., before the 7 p.m. Spokane Chiefs game.

The benefit is held in honor of officers injured or killed in the line of duty.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (509) 535-PUCK (7825).

Benefit features local fashions

NEVADA/ LIDGERWOOD – The Crowns for Kids fashion show and tea will be Saturday at the EpiCenter, 6425 N. Lidgerwood St., from 1 to 4 p.m.

The show, benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss Spokane Scholarship Fund, will feature models from local and regional royalty and will include fashion from Finders Keepers, Tangerine, Swank, Fringe, Glamarita, Sagebrush Old West, Audrey’s, tuxes from the Tuxedo Gallery and jewelry from Park Lane.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at Finders Keepers locations, 309 W. Second Ave. and 18 W. Main Ave.; Glamarita, 901 W. Garland Ave.; Serendipity, 303 W. 2nd Ave.; and Tangerine, 1019 W. First Ave., or by calling (509) 850-6192.

Photography lectures Saturday

SPOKANE VALLEY/SPOKANE COUNTY – Lynne Iglitzin, a specialist in women’s studies and political science, will tell the story of photographer Margaret Bourke-White on Saturday at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., at noon and at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, at 4 p.m.

Bourke-White pioneered new techniques in photojournalism and opened the door for women in photography in the early 20th century. Iglitzin, a former professor of political science at the University of Washington, will illustrate how Bourke-White introduced powerful imagery directly into American living rooms through her photos of Cleveland’s factories and steel mills, illustrating the impact of the Depression and striking images of World War II.

For more information visit or call (509) 893-8200.

Club collecting donated blankets

RIVERSIDE – Psychology and Service Learning Club students from Spokane Falls Community College will have a blanket drive on Nov. 12 at River Park Square, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The students will collect new and gently used blankets and sleeping bags for Hope House, a women’s emergency shelter located in downtown Spokane. The shelter also serves as a warming center, which is activated when temperatures are expected to be 15 degrees or lower and designated shelters are full. The facility gives blankets or sleeping bags to any woman who comes to the center.

For more information call Jessie Riley, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, SFCC Center for Service Learning, at (509) 533-3257. To arrange for a drop-off, call Hope House at (509) 455-2886.

Sponsors sought for fundraiser

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane will host the 45th annual Crab Feed and Auction on Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. It will benefit Spokane’s child abuse prevention agencies, including the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Children’s Home Society of Washington and Spokane Child Abuse and Child Neglect Center.

Local businesses are invited to join the already growing number of sponsors for the event, including SCAFCO, DryFly, Itron, D.A. Davidson & Co., Allprint and Luigi’s. Corporate tables and individual tickets can be purchased by visiting

To donate auction items, call Meri Berberet at (509) 226-2448 or Dianne LaValley at (509) 747-2058.

Pizza profit goes to youth center

BALBOA/SOUTH INDIAN – Round Table Pizza, 1908 W. Francis Ave., is helping raise funds for the Northeast Youth Center today, from 5 to 9 p.m.

During the Last Honest Fundraiser, visitors of Round Table can enjoy dinner and help support Northeast’s kids when they purchase pizza, sandwiches and salads. Twenty percent of the cost of their meal will benefit the center. To-go orders are accepted but exclude alcohol purchases and delivery charges.

For more information, call (509) 324-2414.

Student musicians to perform at mall

RIVERSIDE – The Holy Names Music Center will have the 19th annual Performathon on Saturday in the atrium at River Park Square, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will include students from Holy Names, from beginners through accomplished musicians.

For more information, call (509) 326-9516.

Auditor will speak day after election

RIVERSIDE – The Jane Jefferson Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 12 E. Olive Ave.

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton will speak about the election results and the Election Office.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

UPS store offers free résumé copies

SPOKANE VALLEY – The UPS Store, 509 N. Sullivan Road, is helping local residents in their job searches with an offer of 10 free résumé copies and up to 10 outgoing faxes, through Jan. 1. UPS will also provide free cover letters.

The store is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (509) 922-2233.


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