In brief: Ex-prisoner to speak at PJALS garden party

DOWNTOWN – The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane will have a garden party and speaking engagement to honor life and abolish the death penalty on the rooftop of the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave., on July 21 at 4 p.m.

The event will feature Jason Baldwin, one of three men known as the West Memphis Three. The men were released from prison in August 2011 after serving more than 18 years for the murder of three boys. The men were released from prison when forensic evidence threw into question the validity of the convictions. Baldwin will speak about his experience within the criminal justice system and the issues surrounding capital punishment.

The speaking engagement and garden party are free and open to the public. Light food and beverages and live music will be included.

For more information about the West Memphis Three visit wm3.org.

Donate food, money to Meals on Wheels

DOWNTOWN – During July, Downtown Spokane Grocery Outlet, 1617 W. Third Ave., will hold an Independence from Hunger food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels Spokane.

Grocery Outlet visitors are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items. Items have been specially marked on Grocery Outlet’s shelves and collection bins have been set up at the store. For those who would like to donate money, cashiers will be collecting donations at the register. Donations will go directly to Meals on Wheels Spokane.

For more information visit www.groceryoutlet.com/ downtownspokane-WA.

Students featured in ‘Lovers and Madmen’

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Theatre Program will perform “Lovers and Madmen,” a showcase performance of EWU’s Summer Acting Intensive at Interplayers Professional Theatre, 174 S. Howard St., July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The college students have been training with New York voice teacher Dianna Schoenborn for the past four weeks. The showcase will also include guest performances by professional actors Jeffrey Sanders and Sara Goff.

General admission is $10. For reservations and more information call the Interplayers box office at (509) 455-2459 or email at boxoffice@interplayers.com.

Alternative wellness fair will be July 21

COMSTOCK – The Medical Intuition and Alternative Wellness Fair will be at the Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St., on July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A panel discussion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will include lectures and there will be more than 30 vendors on hand to share information and give demonstrations. The keynote speaker will be Candess Campbell.

The fair is free and open to the public. Cost to attend the panel discussion is $5 per person.

For more information call Pat Dougherty at (509) 844-4206 or visit http://www.medical- intuitives.net/classes.htm.


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