In brief: Food distribution will be Friday

MILLWOOD – Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, and Second Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank will hand out food in the Millwood Presbyterian parking lot Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, but participants must be present to receive food. Boxes will be needed to carry food.

Community members are welcome to bring fruits and vegetables from their home gardens as part of the Plant a Row for the Hungry program. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt and the weight of their donation will go toward Second Harvest’s Plant a Row goal.

Last month, organizers distributed 11,820 pounds of food to 215 households.

For more information, call the Rev. Craig Goodwin at Millwood Presbyterian at (509) 924-2350.

Cub Scout group plans party

SPOKANE VALLEY – Cub Scout Pack 464 will have a pack party at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway Ave., on Monday at 6:30 p.m., for boys in grades 1 through 5 interested in Scouting.

The event will include a rain gutter regatta, 2-liter bottle rocket launching, a cake raffle, crafts and an opportunity to meet members and leaders of Pack 464.

For more information, call 464 Cub Master Paco Sutton at (509) 868-2019 or email pactaco11@yahoo.com.

Township Hall to be celebrated

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., will host the centennial celebration of the Opportunity Township Hall on Sept. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited to the event, which will include a discussion of the historic significance of the hall by Jayne Singleton, a ribbon cutting and a time capsule covering.

For reservations and more information, call (509) 922-4570.

Library group plans book sale

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Friends of Argonne Library will have a used book sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road.

The sale includes books for children and adults, DVDs and VHS tapes. Prices range from 50 cents to $1. Proceeds benefit the Argonne Library.

For more information, call Linda Petersen at (509) 924-9308.

‘Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 22

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague Ave., will hold auditions for the Spokane Symphony and the State Street Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” on Sept. 22.

• Dancers age 6 and older, height 3 feet 6 inches to 4 feet 10 inches, will need to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. audition.

• Dancers age 8 and older, height 4 feet to 5 feet 2 inches, will need to arrive at 2 p.m. for a 2:30 p.m. audition.

• Dancers age 10 and older, height 4 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 5 inches, will need to arrive at 4 p.m. for a 4:30 p.m. audition.

• Girls, age 12 and older, height 4 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches, will need to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a 6 p.m. audition. Pointe shoes are needed for the 6 p.m. audition.

There is a $15 cash-only fee for each dancer to audition.

For more information, call Peggy Goodner Tan at (509) 747-2744.

Ministry group collects blankets

WEST CENTRAL – Our Place Community Ministries, 1509 W. College Ave., is collecting blankets to help those in need stay warm as the Spokane weather gets colder.

Our Place is collecting new and gently used blankets, sleeping bags winter coats, scarves, hats, gloves, warm clothing, boots and tents. Donations will be accepted Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call (509) 326-7267 or visit www.ourplace spokane.org.

Join Walk to Cure Diabetes Sept. 23

DOWNTOWN – The Inland Northwest branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will have its annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. Registration and check-in is at 10 a.m.

The family-friendly fundraiser is a three-mile walk to support research for a cure for Type 1 diabetes. To register for the event and for more information visit http://walk.jdrf.org.>

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects as many as three million Americans.

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