SPOKANE VALLEY – Pop-n-Corn in the Spokane Valley Mall will donate 10 percent of the proceeds of its sales on Friday and Saturday to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS).
The funds will be used to host the shelter’s Happy “Howl-i-day” Party during its annual open house Dec. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. The animals will receive a special treat and a visit from Santa Claus. December is also SCRAPS’ Empty the Shelter for the Holidays month when adoption fees will be $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. These fees will include license, microchips, vaccinations, an exam and spay or neutering.
Pop-n-Corn will also offer special paw prints bags full of popcorn from Dec. 1 through 9 for $4. The entire proceeds of these bags will benefit SCRAPS.
Information: (509) 477-2984.
Lecture will focus on native U.S. populations
SPOKANE – Spokane Community College’s Native American Student Organization will host Judith Brown Hawk, owner of Highland Sanctuary Retreat, on Tuesday. Brown Hawk facilitates sweat and smudge ceremonies and will present “Indigenous Populations in America: The 21st Century Native American” at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Lair Student Center Sasquatch Room, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. Call: (509) 533-7032.
Events aim to help teachers, military kids
SPOKANE – The American Red Cross, in partnership with 4-H and Operation: Military Kids, is offering two Ready, Set, Go! workshops designed to help educators aid military kids build a healthy support network. Workshops are free, open to the first 35 participants and will be held on Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. and on Dec. 6 from 9-11 a.m. Educators, Scout leaders and other adults who work with military kids are encouraged to participate. Workshops will be held at 315 W. Nora Ave. and registration is required. Call: (509) 326-3330 ext. 202.
Many city services will be affected by holiday
The city of Spokane will suspend some services for the Thanksgiving holiday today.
City Hall will be closed today and Friday, as will the Municipal Court.
City libraries, the solid waste transfer stations and the Waste-to-Energy Facility will be closed today, and open with regular operating hours Friday through Sunday.
Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late for residents whose garbage is normally picked up on Thursday and Friday.
Meter parking will be free today. Starting Friday through Jan. 1, parking meters don’t have to be plugged after 5 p.m.
The Looff Carrousel and Skyride will be closed today.
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