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

The program will cover the basics of Medicare. It is meant to provide information for those preparing for Medicare, already on Medicare or those helping their parents or others with Medicare issues.

The first workshop will be Tuesday at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road and the second workshop will be June 29 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Both workshops are from 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@yahoo. com.

Honor Flight benefit planned

BALBOA/SOUTH INDIAN TRAIL – The Sons of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd., will hold an Honor Flight benefit pancake feed from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Local residents can enjoy a hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fruit, coffee and juice for a suggested minimum donation of $5 per person. Proceeds from the community event will help send veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials as part of the Inland Northwest Honor Flight Program.

For more information, call (509) 326-9211.

Park budget cut meetings set

SPOKANE COUNTY – Beginning tonight, the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will have the first of three public meetings to discuss an estimated $1 million budget reduction in 2013. The meeting will be at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St., in the Newton Room.

Public input is sought to help determine budget priorities. Other meetings will be Tuesday at the Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., and June 28 at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.

All meetings will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information call urban forester Angel Spell at (509) 363-5495 or email

4-H fundraiser planned June 30

REARDAN – The Washington State 4-H Foundation will have a “Fun Raiser” at 231 North Event Center, 51449 Bowie Road East, on June 30, at 2 p.m.

The celebration will include pasture golf, a barbecue and door prizes. Beer and wine will be available. The benefit is part of a statewide celebration honoring five decades of Washington State 4-H youth.

Cost is $10 per person.

For more information call Linda Bailey at (509) 335-7772 or visit /foundation/Pages/ default.aspx.

Lyons Park sale this weekend

NEVADA/ LIDGERWOOD – The residents of the Lyons Park housing development will have their annual yard sale Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Signs will direct bargain hunters to different sales throughout the neighborhood, which is north of Bruce Avenue at Pittsburg Street.

Feed Cheney to distribute food

CHENEY – During the summer, Feed Cheney will distribute brown bag meals in Veterans Memorial Park, 612 Fourth St. Cheney Church of the Nazarene will provide dinner on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Free groceries will be available for those in need, distributed at the park by Second Harvest food bank.

The dinner is free and open to the public. No qualifying paperwork is required.


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