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Thu., Nov. 17, 2011

EMERSON/GARFIELD – The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane will have a Bowling for Water Fundraiser on Dec. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North Bowl Bowling Alley, 125 W. Sinto Avenue.  

The event is a benefit to support the Maia Water Project to buy a water filtration system for the Khan Younis Refugee Camp.

Registration is $20 per person or $80 for a team of four. The fee includes two games, shoe rental and a beverage.

To register and for more information, call (509) 838-7870 or visit The deadline to register is Dec. 12.

Tickets available for Rosalia community winter dance

ROSALIA – Rosalia Association for Community Enrichment (RACE) will host its second annual “Beauty and the Beast Formal or Not” dance on Dec. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Community Center, corner of Whitman and Seventh.

Held during the annual Rosalia Winter Extravaganza, the dance includes live music by the Canyon River Band. The group is made up of retired and current school superintendents. Finger foods and snacks will be served and beer, wine, soda and bottled water will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 per person purchased in advance and $15 at the door. The event is for attendees 21 and older.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit the Pinewood Cottage, 208 W. Third St., or call Nan Konishi at (509) 523-3112; Chelsey Fanara at (509) 828-3166; Amanda Rich at (509) 879-7069; or Kathy Wilkes (509) 850-6492.

Whitman geology professor to speak tonight at EWU

CHENEY – Members and Friends of the Ice Age Floods Institute will sponsor a free public lecture tonight at 7 p.m. at Eastern Washington University, on the Cheney Campus, in the Science Building, Room 137.

Patrick Spencer, a professor of geology at Whitman College, will present his lecture, “Latest Pleistocene Geologic History of Upper Grand Coulee,” discussing recent work on fine grained sediment in upper Grand Coulee, including analysis of grain size distribution, sedimentary structures and radiocarbon age dates on key localities, suggesting that some of the sediments accumulated in a calm-water setting, possibly in a lake behind a moraine-dam.

For more information, visit

Library foundation wins grant for science

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane Public Library Foundation recently received a grant from the Fred Meyer Fund. The $30,000 grant will provide family programming in 2012 that supports education in science.

“Summer Science at the Library and Beyond” will enhance the 2012 summer reading programming with science based presentations at library branches and the West Central Community Center and allow the libraries to make the events more available to working families. Parents will also have an opportunity to check out family science kits that will guide them in at-home science based projects. The libraries will also be able to continue to provide science based “Books for Little Investigators” to preschoolers at daycare centers in Spokane.


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