NORTHEAST – The American Italian Club’s 45th annual spaghetti dinner is on Nov. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at Gonzaga Preparatory School, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. The dinner also features a bake sale of Italian cookies and desserts. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner are $9; $5, for children younger than 13, and children younger than 6 get in for free. Call: (509) 467-6389.
Free holiday plant lecture Saturday
MANITO – Spokane County-WSU Master Gardener Steve Nokes shares tips and recommendations on how to maintain and grow holiday plants like Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, poinsettias and amaryllis on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Manito Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave. The lecture is free and sponsored by The Friends of Manito. Call: (509) 456-8038.
Order meat from COPS fundraiser
SOUTHEAST – COPS Southeast is having its annual meat sale fundraiser. A $75 order consists of six 6 oz. steaks, six 6 oz. chicken breasts, six 6 oz. boneless pork steaks, three packs of four bratwursts and three packs of four burgers. Orders must be placed and paid for no later than Dec. 5. Mail checks to COPS SE, 2809 E. 29th Ave., Spokane, WA 99223 or drop them off at COPS SE, 2809 E. 29th Ave. Pickup orders on Dec. 12 between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Call: (509) 625-3326.
Toy drive benefits children’s hospital
SPOKANE VALLEY – Coulter Family Dentistry, 12121 E. Broadway Ave., Building 2, is having a toy drive for Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. New, unopened toys may be dropped off at the office through Dec. 16. Call: (509) 209-8747.
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