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In brief: SCRAPS to waive fees at cat adoption event

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, 2521 N. Flora Road, will have Halloween early with their Scary at SCRAPS event today.

From noon to 5:30 p.m., cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived. New owners would only need to purchase a $15 license. Pet adoptions at SCRAPS include a veterinary exam, spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a microchip.

SCRAPS is also reminding pet owners to keep animals safe over Halloween.

Keep treats, such as chocolate and candy containing the artificial sweetener xylitol, out of reach as they can be poisonous to dogs; be careful with wrappers, as aluminum foil or cellophane can cause intestinal blockage; pet costumes, although cute, can limit movement, hearing, sight or ability to breathe; and keep an eye on pets and decorations as animals may play with shiny decorations and lights.

For more information and to see animals for adoption, visit SCRAPS. SCRAPS is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Model train events at fairgrounds

SPOKANE VALLEY – The River City Modelers will host a swap meet and train show on Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., in Buildings C and D, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is being held jointly with the Inland Empire Railway Historical Society, now known as the Inland Northwest Rail Museum.

The group also will have open houses at the model railroad location, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., on Saturday, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Shirley Sample at (509) 838-4029.

Cancer awareness activities at SFCC

WEST HILLS – As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spokane Falls Community College’s Associated Women Students will host a free breast cancer awareness event Wednesday at the SFCC Student Union Building Lounges A and B, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

The event will feature Dr. Heidi Richardson, a Rockwood Breast Health Clinic surgeon, and members of the mammography team who will demonstrate breast exams and answer questions about the disease.

The AWS is also participating in Yoplait Yogurt’s Save Lids to Save Lives program, which redeems pink yogurt lids for 10 cents each. Proceeds go toward breast cancer research. To participate, visit

For more information, call Kellie Fischer at (509) 533-3199.

Montana Piano Trio to give concert Friday

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Montana Piano Trio will perform at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 3418 E. Nora Ave., on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Margaret Nichols Baldridge, on violin; Fern Glass Boyd, on cello; and Steven Hesla on piano make up the trio and are all faculty of the University of Montana’s School of Music. The musicians appear regularly in performances throughout the Northwest and also perform as soloists and chamber musicians.

The concert is free. For more information, call (509) 327-4266 or email

Winery sponsoring unique brides’ event

RIVERSIDE – Calling all brides. Barrister Winery, Beacon Hill Catering and Events and Apple Brides will host Brides Night Out at the winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Brides-to-be planning their wedding are invited to attend the not-so-typical wedding fair. Inland Northwest wedding vendors will create real wedding scenarios in a number of themes. Apple Brides describes the event as real-life Pinterest – with wine.

Tickets are $7 per person or $12 for two in advance or $10 each at the door. Ticket price includes wine tasting.

To buy tickets and for more information, visit

Whitworth presents musical at the Bing

RIVERSIDE – The Whitworth Theatre will perform its fall production, “Honk! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling,” at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., on Oct. 18 through Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will be Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

The family-friendly show is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” 

Tickets are $9 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens (age 62 and older). Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 325-7328 at www.ticketswest. com or at the door.