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In brief: Holy Names offers free music lessons

WEST HILLS – Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive, will host Community Music Day on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community members are invited to a day of musical fun, free music lessons and an opportunity to play a new instrument. There will also be Music Together class demonstrations for kids 6 months to 6 years old. For more information, call (509) 326-9516.

HIGH DRIVE – The city of Spokane has received $50,000 from the state to boost forest health in the High Drive bluff area.

The city’s partnership with Friends of the Bluff, a volunteer stewardship group, allowed the Urban Forestry department to access funding from a state jobs bill through the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The money will be used to thin and prune the bluff’s forest, state forester Guy Gifford said in a news release. The thinning will reduce the risk of uncontrollable fires and improve the health of the remaining trees, he said.

The work will start in September and is expected to cover 50 acres.

Anyone with questions about the project is invited to join the Friends of the Bluff for an educational hike on Aug. 22 or Aug. 29. Meet at 6:30 p.m. either day at 57th Avenue and Hatch Road and come prepared for a one-hour hike.

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SPOKANE VALLEY – University of Phoenix Eastern Washington Campus, 8775 E. Mission Ave., will host an open house at 4 p.m. Aug. 23.

The event will give people an opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty and advisers and explore the resources that are available to online students living in the area. The open house will also include a barbecue, games and prizes.

For more information, call (509) 327-2443 or visit www.phoenix.edu.



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