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In brief: Annual art festival starts Saturday

Thu., July 26, 2012

VALLEYFORD – On Sacred Grounds Art and Book Gallery, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, will host the sixth annual Artists Loose on the Palouse Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature artists from Avenue West Gallery, an opportunity for communal painting, an open house at the Valleyford Museum and a parade on the Palouse Highway on Sunday, followed by a classic car and tractor show.

For more information call (509) 747-6294 or email onsacredgroundsrising@ or visit

Discount soccer scholarships available

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane Junior Soccer is offering half-priced youth soccer scholarships to local kids whose parents are unemployed, underemployed or on disability.

For more information, call (509) 747-5017 or email For information about Spokane Junior Soccer visit

National Night Out party will be Aug. 2

MANITO/CANNON HILL – C.O.P.S. West will hold its annual National Night Out Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Cannon Park, located at the corner of Maxwell Street and Elm Avenue.

The West Central Neighborhood Council will also join the fun; the party will include games, hot dogs and other snacks, face painting and music. C.O.P.S. West will hand out stuffed animals to kids and both neighborhood groups will have information available on block watch programs and how the public can help make their community a safer place to live.

C.O.P.S. West will also offer Operation Family ID, a program that provides to parents, for a donation, a current CD picture, fingerprints and personal information for each child. The information will be put together in a packet for parents should their child ever go missing.

National Night Out is designed to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call C.O.P.S. West at (509) 625-3340.


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