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In brief: Ice cream and free swimming Saturday

Thu., Aug. 22, 2013

WEST CENTRAL – The Spokane Central Lions Club is sponsoring a free, open swim and ice cream day on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center, 1900 W. Mission Ave.

Area pools preparing to close for season

SPOKANE VALLEY – The pools in Spokane Valley remain open for just a few days longer: Valley Mission Pool/Lazy River, 11123 E. Mission Avenue is open through Saturday; Terrace View Pool/Zero Depth Entry Pool and Splash Buckets, 13525 E. 24th Ave., is open through Sept. 2. Swim fee is $1 per person, and children younger than 5 swim for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Valley Mission Pool is open to local dogs on Sunday from 1-2:15 p.m. for dogs 59 pounds or lighter and from 2:30-3:45 p.m. for dogs 60 pounds or heavier. Dog swims are also available on Monday from 4:45-6 p.m. for dogs 59 pounds or lighter and from 6:15-7:30 p.m. for dogs 60 pounds or heavier. For more information visit

In Spokane, the last day to swim in city pools is Saturday.

Parent group hosts open house Aug. 29

NORTHWEST SPOKANE – The Northwest Parent Cooperative, 1926 W. Chelan Ave., is hosting an open house on Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. Stop by and learn more about toddler and preschool programs. Tuition varies according to family. More information can be found at or by calling: (509) 484-0340.

Volunteers sought for river cleanup event

SPOKANE RIVER – The Spokane River Cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 28. Last year, volunteers hauled out more than four tons of trash and recycled 2,500 pounds of the items. The River Cleanup is recruiting about 30 volunteers to be team leaders, helping with recycling, carrying extra supplies and assisting with first aid. Team leaders must attend a short evening training meeting a few days before the cleanup at Mountain Gear, 6021 E. Mansfield Ave. Exact day to be announced. To volunteer call (509) 981-6296 or email


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