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In brief: Parade kicks off West Valley Days

MILLWOOD – The annual West Valley Days celebration will be Saturday in the Millwood City Park at Frederick Avenue and Stout Road. Events in the park will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include games, food, vendors, booths and a live DJ. Several children’s bikes will be raffled off. Raffle tickets are $1 each.

A parade will start at 11 a.m. near Trent Avenue and Boeing Road. It will travel north on Boeing, west on Grace and then north on Stout to the park. The grand marshal of this year’s parade is SCOPE director Rick Scott.

The event is hosted by West Valley SCOPE. Proceeds benefit the organization and local nonprofits.

Boy Scouts host ‘Dads and Dudes’

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Valley HUB and the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host a “Dads and Dudes Night” Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.

The event features games and fun events for boys and their fathers, grandfathers or uncles. There will be relay races, skill competitions, basketball, pickleball, volleyball, soccer and more.

Visit or call (509) 927-0602 for more information or to register. The cost is $10 for a dad and a dude, plus $3 for each additional dude.

Annual yard sale set this weekend

ROCKFORD – The third annual Community Yard Sale will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations in town. Maps will be available at local businesses. Some sales will be set up in Rockford Park.

The event is hosted by the Rockford Community Center. To reach Rockford, head south from Spokane Valley on Highway 27.

Operation KidSafe at Dishman Dodge

SPOKANE VALLEY – Parents are invited to bring their children to a free digital fingerprint and photo safety program Friday and Saturday at Dishman Dodge, 7614 E. Sprague Ave.

Operation KidSafe will take a digital photo and digital fingerprints and then provide a printout to parents. The service is free to all children older than 12 months and special needs adults. Hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.