August 25, 2012 in Washington Voices

In brief: Demolition begins as church makes way for new center

Staff Reports

MILLWOOD – Millwood Presbyterian Church began demolishing its Christian education building Wednesday to make room for a new multipurpose community center building. The Rev. Craig Goodwin anticipates the demolition will be completed by Thursday and that construction on the new building will begin in late fall or early spring 2013.

The church has been working in cooperation with the city of Millwood and neighbors of the church for several months to prepare for the demolition by vacating the church’s alleyway, securing a conditional use permit and resolving issues about the waterline that runs through the alley. The church has also raised $910,000 through gifts and pledges to support the project.

‘Twelfth Night’ on tap in Pavillion Park tonight

LIBERTY LAKE – Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” tonight at 5 p.m. in Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. The play is part of the 15th annual Summer Festival hosted by Friends of Pavillion Park.

The event is family-friendly and chairs and blankets are encouraged.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is an outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture.

The performance is free. For more information about concerts and events visit

Church of the Nazarene prepares annual Valley Cruz

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene will host its annual Valley Cruz event Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a car show, tailgate picnic and barbecue, valve cover racing, exhibits, art displays and demonstrations. There will also be inflatables for the kids.

The event will be preceded by a worship service at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school classes are canceled for the day. The church is at 15515 E. 20th Ave.

Public welcome to enjoy SCOPE Edgecliff picnic

EDGECLIFF – SCOPE Edgecliff is having its annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Park Place at Sixth Avenue and Park Road.

There will be food, games and prizes, plus vendor booths.

The picnic is open to the public.

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