In brief: Wading pool open in Millwood
MILLWOOD – The Millwood City Park wading pool is now open to the community.
The pool will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a half-hour lunch break for the lifeguard from 2 to 2:30.
For more information, call Millwood City Hall at (509) 924-0960.
Grants available for nonprofits
SPOKANE VALLEY – The City of Spokane Valley has grant money available for nonprofit organizations that are either engaged in economic development activities or provide social services to Spokane Valley residents. Applications are being accepted for 2013 funding. The amount of money available for grants varies from year to year.
Applications and guidelines for applicants are available online at www.spokanevalley.org or at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. The application deadline is 4 p.m. July 27. Call the city at (509) 720-5411 for more information.
Traffic school now an option
LIBERTY LAKE – Residents of Liberty Lake who receive traffic tickets now have the option of attending the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office traffic school.
Instead of paying the fine, drivers have the option of attending a six-hour class and having the traffic ticket dismissed. The class fee is $124 and must be paid in person at the Spokane County District Court window at the Spokane Public Safety Building in downtown Spokane or at the District Court window at the Spokane Valley Police Precinct, 12710 E. Sprague Ave.
Not all traffic tickets are eligible for traffic school and drivers can only participate in the traffic school once every 18 months.
Jubilee to include barbecue event
CHENEY – The Cheney Jubilee will be held at the Cheney Plaza, located at the corner of Betz Road and State Route 904, on July 14 and July 15, beginning at 10 a.m. each day.
The community event will include a world-class barbecue competition, live music by Herrick, Men in the Making and Electric Bent, a beer garden, the Corvette Club and motorcycle show, the kids pit, a mechanical bull and arts and crafts vendors.
Contenders in the barbecue competition are battling for a $5,000 prize from categories including appetizers, Dutch oven entrees, pork, brisket, chicken and ribs. The winners of the events are qualified to cook at national and world championship events.
For more information and a full list of events visit www.cheneyjubilee.com.
Girl Scout day camps under way
WEST CENTRAL – Summer Day Camp is now in session at Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
The camps are for girls, age 5-17, and are built around week-long themes. They provide opportunities to learn new skills, make friends and projects and learn about other people and places. The camps are held at the Girl Scout Program Center, 1404 N. Ash St., which includes a computer lab, arts and crafts studio, life skills teaching kitchen, café, a full-size gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other sports, fitness center, resource room and supervised rock climbing wall.
Fees for the camps are $120 for each normal camp session, which runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended morning hours are 7:30-9 a.m. with an additional cost of $2.50 per day, or $10 per week. Extended evening hours are 4-5:30 p.m. with an additional fee of $2.50 per day, or $10 per week.
For more details and to register call (509) 747-8091 or visit www.gsewni.org.