In brief: Free food, produce available Friday for those in need

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

MILLWOOD – Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, and Second Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank will be handing out food in the church parking lot Friday, from noon to 2 p.m.

Free produce and perishable products for families in need of food assistance will be available without an appointment. Participants must be present to receive their food and boxes will be needed to carry food.

Also, children who come to the church with their parents will have an opportunity to receive a pumpkin – just in time for Halloween – grown by local volunteers in the pumpkin patch in the Community Garden.

For more information, call Craig Goodwin at (509) 924-2350 or email craig@millwoodpc.org.

Household items sought for teens leaving foster care

SPOKANE VALLEY – Numerica Credit Union will host a household supply drive on Saturday in the Rosauers parking lot at University City, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The drive will benefit Safety Net, an organization that helps teens who have grown out of foster care.

Items needed include blankets and pillows, double sheets, household cleaning supplies, bathroom items, such as toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, shower curtains, and small kitchen appliances, dishes, silverware, dish cloths, mixing bowls, pots and pans, and kitchen items, such as dish soap, Ziploc bags, sponges, can openers and measuring cups. Participants who would like to donate larger items, such as furniture can call (509) 325-0701, ext. 36, to arrange for a pickup.

For more information visit www.safetynetspokane.org.

Domestic violence awareness event planned

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The city of Airway Heights invites area residents to the community center, 13120 W. 13th Ave., second floor, to support domestic violence awareness month on Monday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how they can be a part of ending the cycle, with information provided by representatives from the YWCA, Bridges to Safety, Tapio Counseling, Colonial Clinic, Lutheran Family Services and the Department of Corrections.

SCRAPS needs doghouses; offers spay/neuter vouchers

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS), 2521 N. Flora Road, is seeking help from the community for its doghouse drive.

As the weather gets colder, SCRAPS is in need of new and gently used doghouses, to make them available to pet owners who may not be able to afford them.

SCRAPS also has spay and neuter vouchers available for individuals and families living in cities in Spokane County, including Cheney, Liberty Lake, Millwood and Spokane Valley. The vouchers are available with the purchase of a pet license and will reduce the price of spay and neuter surgeries.

For more information call (509) 477-1967 or (509) 477-2984.

College Women’s Association to host Rep. Kevin Parker

LOGAN – Sixth District State Rep. Kevin Parker will be the featured speaker at the Spokane College Women’s Association lecture and luncheon at The Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St., on Oct. 26, noon to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Parker is an adjunct professor at Whitworth University’s business school, teaching entrepreneurship, management and leadership courses. Cost is $16.50 per person. Reservations are required by Oct. 23.

To reserve a space and for more information, call (509) 368-0695 or visit www.spokanecollege women.org.

Celtic harpist Patrick Ball to perform Oct. 20

RIVERSIDE – Patrick Ball, a premier Celtic harpist and storyteller, will perform at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave., in the Georgian Showroom on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person for nonmembers and $15 per person for members. Reservations are required. For tickets and reservations and for more information call (509) 838-8511.


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