In brief: Whitworth students stage ‘Wizdom’


SPOKANE – Whitworth University will present “Wizdom: Making Dollars and Sense” at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane.

The production features student actors on stage with community actors who have lived in poverty and/or work with people who do. The characters build relationships across socio-economic boundaries.

The script is based on stories students heard in workshops from people who have faced poverty. The hour-long performance will be followed by a discussion with the actors and with director Brooke Kiener. Admission is free. For more information, call (509) 777-3707.

Prescription drop, shred event planned

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back and shred event on Saturday in the Spokane Valley Police parking lot, 12710 E. Sprague Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All prescription drugs will be accepted, along with pet medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medical ointments, inhalers; pre-dosed syringes (no needles) and liquid medicine up to 12 ounces. Items that will not be accepted are needles, lancets or syringes with a needle; thermometers; aerosol cans; hydrogen peroxide; personal care products; or business waste.

Attendees can also bring up to three boxes of confidential documents for shredding. Washington State Employees Credit Union will have a shred truck at the event and will shred the documents for free. Business waste will not be accepted.

Wishing Star’s goat fundraiser returns

SPOKANE COUNTY – Wishing Star Foundation volunteers will continue to surprise members of the Spokane community during the annual “Send a Friend a Goat” fundraiser, today and Friday.

For a $50 donation to Wishing Star, people in Spokane will have the opportunity to play a practical joke on a friend or co-worker by sending a baby goat to their office or home. The recipient will be asked to make a donation to Wishing Star to pay for removal of the goat.

For more information about the fundraiser or Wishing Star foundation visit www.wishingstar.org or contact Sarah Carpenter at (509) 744-3411 or sarahc@wishingstar.org.

Plant sale Saturday at Manito Park

CLIFF/CANNON – The Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane will have a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, east of the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park.

Plants available will include organic vegetables and herbs, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and house plants. Proceeds from the sale will benefit charitable organizations and help support the beautification of Spokane and the surrounding area.


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