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In brief: Valley mall plans children’s event

Thu., March 22, 2012

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Mall will host Spring Kids Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the food court.

Children ages 2 to 12 can enjoy crafts, games, face painting and prizes. And from 11 a.m. to noon the Easter Bunny will stop by for a special appearance.

The event is free and open to the public.

Golf groups offer scholarships

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Painted Hills Golf Course, along with the Painted Hills Men’s and Women’s Clubs will award five $1,500 scholarships to area students.

In April, one scholarship will be awarded through the Spokane Community Colleges Foundation and four scholarships will be awarded to applicants from Spokane Valley high schools. Students who apply for financial aid from the Community Colleges Foundation will automatically be considered for the scholarship. Applications for the high school scholarships are available in the guidance counselor office at Spokane Valley schools. Applications will also be available at Painted Hills Golf Course when the clubhouse opens.

Applications will be judged on school and community activities, leadership and a short essay. Applications are due April 10. They will be reviewed and finalists will be interviewed by scholarship committee members.

Painted Hills is at 4403 S. Dishman Mica Road. For more information, call (509) 928-4653.  

Clean-up effort planned Saturday

COMSTOCK – Volunteers are needed for the Friends of the High Drive bluff trash cleanup Saturday.

Volunteers will meet at Bernard Street and High Drive and work from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to bring leather gloves, dollies with straps or ropes and to be dressed for the weather. Approximately five piles of metal car parts and large debris needs to be removed.

Books, DVDs available at sale

SPOKANE COUNTY – On Friday and Saturday, the Friends of the North Spokane County Library will have its semi-annual Used Book Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be at the North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road.

Paperback books will be 50 cents and hardback books $1. CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs and audiobooks will also be for sale.

All proceeds from the sale will be used for library activities, including Spokane Is Reading, the Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults and early learning materials.

Shopping event gathers merchants

DEER PARK – Valerie Rhodes will hold a Spring Fling Hop In and Shop event on March 31 at the Civic Arts Building, 315 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event provides an opportunity to shop with local suppliers of such brands as Miche, Scentsy, Lia Sophia and Tastefully Simple. The spring fling is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for local food banks.

For more information, call (509) 714-3035 or email purseswithme@


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