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In brief: Golf benefit planned for artist Wisben

POST FALLS – The Links Golf Course, 10623 N. Chase Road, will host a nine-hole benefit golf tournament for Charlie Wisben, a local artist, painter and decorator who has been diagnosed with cancer, on Saturday. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a shotgun start.

The fundraiser will include a putting contest, a silent auction, live music and food.

Proceeds from the golf benefit will help pay for Wisben’s medical costs. Donations may also be made at Spokane Media Federal Credit Union. To donate call (509) 838-8960, and for information about Wisben call (509) 226-0318 or visit

For more information about the golf tournament, call The Links at (208) 777-7611.

Walk will cross 17 downtown bridges

RIVERSIDE – The 2012 Bridge Walk will be Saturday, with an open start, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Court at the corner of Post Street and Bridge Avenue.

The 4 ½-mile loop will cross 17 bridges in downtown Spokane.

Cost is $9 per person; children age 4 and younger may participate free. To register and for more information call (509) 625-6200 or visit

Manito plant sale will be June 9

MANITO/CANNON HILL – The Friends of Manito will have its annual plant sale June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the area immediately east of Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory.

The sale will include more than 400 plant varieties, including peonies, hostas, hydrangeas and clematis. Spokane County Washington State University Master Gardeners will help children plant seeds and take plant cuttings during the sale, and the Spokane County WSU Master Composters will show kids red wiggle worms and answer questions about composting.

The Barking Katz Band will provide live music, and there will be demonstrations on worm bins, fountains, paver walkways, stone planters and water features.

For more information, visit www.thefriends

World War II POW will speak at center

Lincoln Heights – Robert Goldsworthy, a retired major general and World War II hero, will speak at 10 a.m. Monday at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 S. Ray St.

Goldsworthy, who was born in Rosalia, was piloting a B-29 bomber named the “Rosalia Rocket” over Japan in December 1944 when he was shot down and taken prisoner.

He endured beatings and malnourishment but returned to the Inland Northwest after the war and now lives on the South Side.


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