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Doghouse donations needed for SCRAPS

Thu., Dec. 5, 2013

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is asking for donations of gently used and new doghouses.

As the temperature drops, SCRAPS gets many animal welfare calls and the need increases for doghouses.

To donate, call (509) 477-2984.

StageWest presents ‘Christmas Carol’

CHENEY – StageWest Community Theater is presenting Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 E. Elm St.

Opening night is at 7 p.m. Friday. The play will also be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13, and at 3 p.m. Sunday. A dinner theater show catered by Willow Springs Restaurant will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets are $12; $10, for seniors and students. Dinner show tickets are $25 and must be reserved by Tuesday.

Call: (509) 235-2441.

Grange will host breakfast with Santa

FIVE MILE PRAIRIE – The Five Mile Prairie Grange is hosting its annual pancakes with Santa breakfast on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.

Suggested donation for the pancake breakfast is $3 per person. Visitors may bring their own cameras for pictures with Santa. There’s also a bake sale.

All proceeds go to repairs and improvements at the Grange Hall, which is at 3024 W. Strong Road. For more information email

‘Post’ Mark will read at Barnes & Noble

SPOKANE COUNTY – Mark Perry, also known as “Post” Mark the North Pole Postman, will be at Barnes & Noble at NorthTown and Spokane Valley Mall on Dec. 14.

“Post” Mark will read from his book, “ ‘Post’ Mark – Santa’s Misfit Postman,” a story of a young boy who grew up feeling like a misfit but went on to become Santa’s official postman.

He will read at the Valley Barnes & Noble, 15320 E. Indiana Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. He’ll be at the NorthTown Barnes & Noble, 4750 N. Division St., from 3 to 6 p.m.

The day will include coloring and activity pages and children may also write a letter to Santa, which Perry will deliver to the North Pole for free. Parents can get their children a personalized reply from Santa for $9.95.

For more information, visit

Yule wreaths, trees available for sale

MEAD – The Spokane Youth Symphony is selling evergreen Christmas wreaths made by the Calvert Ranch in Montana.

The wreaths can be purchased at Greenscape Spokane, 14212 N. Market St. for $25. All proceeds go to Spokane Youth Symphony.

Greenscape is also selling Christmas trees to support the Union Gospel Mission.

The store is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until Christmas.

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