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In brief: Food distribution will be Friday

Thu., Feb. 9, 2012

MILLWOOD – Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, and Second Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank will hand out food in the church parking lot Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free produce and perishable goods for families in need of food assistance will be available and no appointment is necessary. Participants must be present to receive their food. Boxes will be needed to carry food.

As a treat Friday, Second Harvest will hand out a frozen family dinner, including a small turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. Supplies are limited.

For information, contact Craig Goodwin at (509) 924-2350 or, or Randy Schacht at (509) 370-1142 or

Station 6 open house Saturday

Spokane Valley – The Spokane Valley Fire Department will host an open house at Station 6, 6306 E. Sprague Ave., on Saturday to get suggestions for a new name for the station.

The department has started a campaign to rename all of its stations to make them more identifiable to residents. The open house from 1 to 4 p.m. will include tours of the station, refreshments and a chance to meet Mako the arson dog. The fire commissioners will review the name suggestions and make a selection at a later date.

This will be one of the last chances for the public to tour the station. The old, small station is set to be torn down and replaced this spring and summer.

Kid’s clothing free for those in need

EMERSON/GARFIELD – God’s Closet, a nonprofit ministry, will have a shopping day Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for families in need of children’s clothing.

Entrance fee is $1, and families will be invited to take what they need from the supply. Costco and Kool Smiles will be providing some items.

God’s Closet is at 804 W. Spofford Ave. For more information and how to help visit or call (509) 991-4541.

New show from children’s theater

WEST HILLS – The Spokane Children’s Theatre will perform “Miss Nelson is Missing!” beginning this weekend in the Music Building at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

When the students of Room 207 suddenly find their teacher, sweet Miss Nelson, has gone missing and has been replaced by the most horrible substitute ever, Miss Viola Swamp, they vow to bring her back.

Performances will be at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Feb. 18. and Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. The Feb. 18 performances will be signed for the hearing impaired.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased by calling (800) 325-SEAT, at or at the door. For more information, visit www.spokanechildrens

Learn your blood type at INBC

RIVERSIDE/COEUR D’ALENE – Inland Northwest Blood Center, 210 W. Cataldo Ave., and 415 W. Neider Ave. in Coeur d’Alene, will offer free blood typing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for adults 18 and older.

It takes less than five minutes to receive results.

For more information, call (800) 423-0151 or visit


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