June 14, 2012 in Washington Voices

In brief: Donate to kid’s clothing drive

From Local Reports

NEVADA/ LIDGERWOOD – Sleep Country, 4446 N. Division St., will hold its annual clothing drive now through July 22 for foster kids in the Inland Northwest.

Donations of new clothes, including packaged undergarments and socks in all sizes, along with jeans and T-shirts, will be accepted at any Sleep Country location. For more information visit www.sleepcountry.com/ local-foster-kids.aspx or call (888) 887-5337.

Summer classes for seniors offered

SPOKANE COUNTY – Local seniors will have an opportunity to have fun and stay fit during summer classes available at the Institute for Extended Learning seniors program.

Classes include introduction to weaving, gardening, art and fitness.

For a full list of classes, dates, times, cost and to register visit www.ccs.spokane.edu/ ContinuingEd.

Ribbon-cutting at Cliff Park

CLIFF/CANNON – The Cliff/Cannon Neighborhood Council will have its final meeting before summer break tonight at 6 p.m. at Cliff Park, 426 W. 12th Ave.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the council’s sixth annual Snack and Stroll. Community members are invited to attend the event, beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new landing, handrails and steps up to the top of the park’s lookout. Visitors are invited to have a cookie and hang a tree gram on the newest Susie Forest tree. The evening will conclude with a guided walk to view historic homes, ending at the top of the lookout.

Local author to sign his book

NEVADA/ LIDGERWOOD – James Nelson, local author of “The Way it Was and The Way it Is” will be signing copies of his book at Barnes & Noble Northtown Mall, 4750 N. Division St., on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The book is a collection of short stories. For more information call Nelson at (509) 489-8640.

Senior center golf scramble June 27

WEST HILLS – The Corbin Senior Activity Center will hold its third annual golf scramble June 27 at Indian Canyon Golf Course, 4304 W. West Drive. Check in is at 6:50 a.m. and the scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 7:50.

The event will include not only a fun day of golf, but also prizes and a gift bag.

Cost is $64 for Corbin Senior Center members and $79 for nonmembers, which includes greens fees, a golf cart and lunch. A portion of the proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit Corbin.

To register and for more information, call Christa Richardson at (509) 327-1584, ext. 10. Registration is requested no later than Monday.

Firefighters plan demo June 23

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Fire District 9 will have a demonstration day on June 23 at their training facility, 3801 E. Farwell Road, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Firefighters will demonstrate how to handle the situations using their equipment and expertise properly.

The community awareness day will also include an open house at fire station 92. Visitors can tour the station and firetrucks, meet local firefighters and also say hello to Smokey Bear.

The event is free and open to the public.

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