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In brief: Ice Palace readies for opening

DOWNTOWN – The Riverfront Park Ice Palace opens Wednesday and runs through March 2.

Skating lessons, drop-in hockey and many special events are scheduled.

Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 7-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and day before a holiday. Closed on Mondays except on holidays.

To purchase a winter pass call, call (509) 625-6601.

Green Solutions Seminar being held

SPOKANE – The Green Solutions Seminar will be held on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers, lower lever of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

The seminar is organized by Spokane Riverkeeper, Spokane River Forum, Spokane County, Spokane Parks and Recreation Department and many other community groups. The seminar focuses on green solutions to infrastructure problems, a look at how the city is working to improve the health of the Spokane River and several panel discussions with green ideas and practical tips.

Speakers include Kari Mackenback, national green infrastructure practice leader at URS Corp., and a legal overview provided by Rick Eichstaedt of the Center for Justice.

Tickets: $40, including lunch and snacks. Registration required at Spokanegreensolutions. Any proceeds will go to Spokane Riverkeeper. Call: (509) 363-5495.

Numerica offers free shredding to public

FIVE MILE – Numerica Credit Union is offering a free shred day from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, or until the truck is full, at its branch at 1916 W. Francis Ave.

Anyone is welcome. Call: (509) 462-6176.

Arboretum hosts Fall Leaf Festival

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Fall Leaf Festival at John A. Finch Arboretum, 1299 S. F St. (Sunset Boulevard and Woodland Boulevard) is Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fair features gigantic leaf piles to jump in and information about urban forestry, gardening and composting.

It’s free, call (509) 625-6692 for more information.


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