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Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Today, Soil and Basic Gardening Practices; March 9, Growing the Right Vegetables; March 16, Berries and Small Fruits; and March 23, Growing Easy Flowers. All classes Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is recommended. For more information, call (509) 477-2195 or email; 9:30 a.m.-noon. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/class, $40/series of four classes. (509) 477-2195.

Family Room Tour - Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along. 11 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 893-8200.

Father-Daughter Dance - This year the theme is “Evening In Paris.” Semi-formal attire is recommended. Tickets include refreshments, roses and favors for the girls. Sponsored by Liberty Lake Kiwanis; 7 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $20; $25/after Feb. 25. (509) 979-6652.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Today, Raised Beds; March 9, Growing Tomatoes; March 16, Growing and Preserving Herbs; and March 23, Vegetables for the Inland Northwest. All classes Saturdays from 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is recommended. For more information, call (509) 477-2195 or email; 12:30-3 p.m. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/class, $40/series. (509) 477-2195.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Kameryn Sprock-Tarrett - Raising money to help Kameryn, age 11, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, attend therapy sessions at the Napa Center and learn to walk. He was born with congenital hydrocephalus as well as a rare defect in which the tissue connecting the left and right sides of the brain is missing. He also has compulsive epilepsy and cerebral palsy; 5 p.m. Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Donations encouraged. (208) 691-4065.

Worldwide Missions Auction - Valley Fourth Memorial Church’s annual Rock Around the Clock auction with live and silent auction items; 5-9 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. Free admission and ice cream social. (509) 924-4525.


Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation. 1-4 p.m. Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.


“How Iron and Steel Transformed Arch Bridges” - Engineers Forum of Spokane member Dean Ladd will introduce this DVD from the Great Courses library. If time allows, we can also enjoy “Suspension Bridges - The Battle of the Cable.” Beverage or lunch purchase required. 12:15 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $10/senior lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - The Inland Northwest affiliate will hold its next meeting at the Spokane Valley Hospital, Davis Room. Visit for more information; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Spokane Valley Hospital Education Center, Davis Room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (208) 640-6341.

Prepared Childbirth Classes - This six-week course covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care, and lactation. Mondays 7-9 p.m. To register or check available class dates visit or call (509) 473-5446. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (509) 482-2022.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293; 8-9 a.m. Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended.


Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include a motion on a small works project bid, a review of the draft Spokane River public access plan and a discussion on the city’s sign code; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.


An Evening of Jazz - Whitworth College Jazz Combo will perform with a soloist, followed by dessert. 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. $15/adults, $10/age 18 and younger. (509) 926-6540.

Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program - Local experts will feature valuable tips for a wide range of categories including: landscaping with native plants, xeriscaping, soil health, water efficiency tips, organic gardening, landscaping for wildlife, composting, managing nonnative invasive plants, and attracting pollinators. Class is Wednesday evenings in March; 6 p.m. Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $15, includes books and educational materials. (509) 535-7274.

Explore a Bygone Era: Eastern Washington Archives - Learn about using the Washington state archives database with speaker Tracy Rebstock, digital access archivist. Presented by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and hosted by the Spokane Valley Library, the Northwest Heritage Alliance Speaker Series brings you a variety of topics on the history and culture of the Spokane Valley. Food and beverage are allowed in the venue; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 922-4570.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Open to anyone interested in playing cribbage; 6:30 p.m. Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave. (310) 621-3897.

State of the City speech - Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will speak about the city’s focus on attracting new businesses and improving city services. The one-hour speeches will begin at noon in the second floor community room at the Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana, and at 6 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 921-1000.


Lenten Fish Fry - Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. The meal of baked or fried fish, french fries or baked potato, soup, coleslaw, and garlic bread will be served from 5:30 to 6:54 p.m. every Friday in Lent. The Stations of the Cross will follow at 7 p.m. The church will also be collecting donations of diapers and gently used or new baby clothes for the Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance program. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road. Donations accepted at the door. (509) 928-3210.

State of the County Address - New County Commission Chair Shelly O’Quinn gives the annual State of the County address at the Good Morning Greater Spokane program at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center. Hear what the county has accomplished in the past year, and what lies ahead for citizens and the business community. Visit or call (509) 321-3614; 7-9 a.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $25/members; $55/non-members; $30/members after Wednesday. (509) 321-3614.


Beginning Gardening Class Series - Growing the Right Vegetables. 9:30 a.m.-noon. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/class, $40/series of four classes. (509) 477-2195.

Evergreen Railroad Modelers - HO layout featuring 18 bridges, a dozen tunnels, large city, seaport, large rail yard, mountains, small town, many industries and a computer system that allows the operator to run trains with realistic sounds. 5-9 p.m. Greenacres Shopping Center, 18213 E. Appleway Ave. Free. (509) 939-5845.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Growing Tomatoes. 12:30-3 p.m. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/class, $40/series. (509) 477-2195.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.