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In brief: MOMS offering open house

SOUTH SPOKANE AND SPOKANE VALLEY – The MOMS Club of Spokane South Hill/Valley chapter is having an open house at 10 a.m. Monday at a local park.

Email for details. Moms Offering Moms Support is an international nonprofit organization specifically for stay-at-home moms.

The chapter plans field trips, play dates and activities.

Joy Jar fundraiser at diner

NORTH SPOKANE – There will be a fundraiser for the Never Give Up Foundation at the Wall Street Diner on May 24.

The organization was founded by Jessie Joy Hence and provides Joy Jars, stuffed with toys and fun things to do, for children in cancer treatment. Mt. Spokane High School student Connor Wetmore has put together the event, which features a spaghetti feed at the diner, 4428 N. Wall St., with dinner starting at 5 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10. Every $20 raised pays for a Joy Jar for a child in the hospital. Call: (509) 979-4415.

Books2Eat is Wednesday

CHENEY – Books2Eat, an edible book festival, takes place at Eastern Washington University’s JFK Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Staff, students, faculty and neighbors are invited to enter something edible with a book theme (but not needing refrigeration) no later than noon Wednesday.

Visitors vote for their favorite piece and other categories, and when judging is over, everyone in attendance gets to eat the exhibit.

For rules visit and click on events.

Call: (509) 359-2264.