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In brief: Can drive to benefit Meals on Wheels

MANITO/CANNON HILL/RIVERSIDE – Daniel Close, a 9-year-old, has started his fourth-annual aluminum can drive to benefit Meals on Wheels of Spokane.

Close has his own aluminum can recycling business, “Dan’s Cans.” Aluminum cans may be dropped off at 2111 S. Tekoa St. during the month of June.

For more information, call (509) 624-2980.

Irish dance fundraiser on Tuesday

GARLAND – The An Daire Irish Dancers will have their last performance of the season at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Garland Avenue Alliance Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave.

The event will include music by The Celtic Nots and fiddler John Sylte and after the performance, a ceili dance, where the An Daire dancers will teach the audience a simple group routine. The performance is a fundraiser to send the advanced performance team to the regional Irish Dance championships in November. There also will be a silent auction.

Tickets are $5 per person with a $20 family maximum.

To purchase tickets and for more information call (509) 294-3771 or email spokaneirishdancing@

First Tee event at downtown mall

RIVERSIDE – River Park Square will host a First Tee of the Inland Northwest Golf Demo Day on June 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The family event will feature local PGA professionals offering golf tips. Adults can test the latest equipment, and coaches from First Tee will have golf games for kids. There will also be a raffle for River Park Square prizes.

First Tee is a Spokane organization that promotes youth awareness of golf. The group uses golf to teach sportsmanship, confidence, integrity, respect, courtesy and honesty.

For more information call executive director Katie Prugh at (509) 879-7304 or email Kprugh@thfirsttee

People to People seeks alumni

SPOKANE/SPOKANE VALLEY – People To People Ambassador Programs is marking 50 years, and as part of the celebration the organization is seeking to reconnect with alumni.

To reconnect and perhaps get featured on the website celebrating People To People’s hundreds of thousands of past ambassadors, go to and sign up.

For more information, call Dustin Daugherty at (509) 280-7708

Free workshops to focus on Medicare

BROWNE’S ADDITION/SPOKANE VALLEY – The Consumer Protection Program of the Office of Insurance Commissioner’s State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors will offer two free workshops for local residents who are about to turn 65 or have turned 65 with questions about Medicare.

The program will cover the basics of Medicare and what options are available.

The first workshop will be June 26 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St.; the second workshop will be June 29 at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Both workshops are 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

To register and for more information, call (509) 326-2216 or email suzihokonson@