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In brief: Chiefs take to ice for skating event

NORTHEAST – Come out and skate with the Spokane Chiefs at Eagles Ice-A-Rena, 6321 N. Addison St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Skaters and nonskaters can mingle with Chiefs players and get autographs.

Admission is $5 and includes skates. Part of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

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Refugee’s project distributes food

EAST CENTRAL – The Refugees’ Harvest Project distributed 9,000 pounds of fresh produce this season, exceeding its goal by 3,000 pounds.

More than 60 immigrants and refugees from countries including Bhutan, Burundi and Sierra Leone harvested and distributed the donated fruits and vegetables.

The program is celebrating a successful season with a harvest event on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave.

Call (509) 220-1875 or visit www.refugeeconnections for details.

Toys For Tots phone numbers out

SPOKANE – The phone numbers to request a gift from Toys For Tots of Spokane are open through Dec. 7.

Here are the numbers – no text messages or voicemails are accepted – keep trying until you reach a person: (509) 216-5093; (509) 216-3323; (509) 216-3390; (509) 217-1878; (509) 216-3572; (509) 216-5333; (509) 217-1350; (509) 216-3429; (509) 216-3465 and (509) 216-3357.

Have this information ready: parent’s name, birth date, address and Social Security Number – if available – along with the name of anyone other than the parent who may pick up the gifts. For the children, have birthdays, ages and sex available. Volunteers may contact Sami.Neal@usw.salvation or call (509) 325-6809.

To request a collection box email

Vendors, sponsors and donors may email or call: (509) 327-4216, ext. 7.

Valley Christian will honor veterans

EAST CENTRAL – Valley Christian School will present its 25th Anniversary Veterans Day program Friday at 1 p.m. at the Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E. Trent Ave.

The theme, “Always True to the Red, White & Blue,” will include a special lunch to honor veterans before the program.

For more information, call (509) 535-8510.

West Valley plans child screening

SPOKANE VALLEY – West Valley School District is sponsoring free child developmental screenings for 3- and 4-year-olds who live in the district.

Screening will provide information to parents regarding their child’s speech and language development, motor skills development and concept development.

Appointments are available Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held at the Millwood Early Childhood Education Center, 8818 E. Grace Ave.

For more information, call (509) 922-5478.


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