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In brief: Prescription drug take-back event will be Saturday

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Police Department will host a prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washington State Employees Credit Union, 12209 E. Mission Ave.

Acceptable items include prescription drugs for people or pets, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medical ointments, inhalers and up to 12 ounces of liquid medication.

Items that will not be accepted include needles, thermometers, aerosol cans or bloody waste.

KiDDS Dental hosts candy buyback event

LIBERTY LAKE – KiDDS Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Suite B, will present its sixth annual Cash for Candy buyback event this Halloween.

Children can bring their Halloween candy to the office Nov. 1 between 4-8 p.m. and will receive $1 per pound of candy.

The candy will be shipped to troops overseas in holiday care packages as part of Operation Gratitude,

For more information, call (509) 293-4216.

‘Lion, Witch’ auditions to take place Nov. 3, 4

SPOKANE VALLEY – Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, will hold auditions for “Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe,” Nov. 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Those auditioning don’t need to have anything prepared, and there will be a free auditions class Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call (509) 995-6718, or email email@theaterartsfor

Valley Christian School plans arts and crafts show

SPOKANE VALLEY – Valley Christian School, 10212 E. Ninth Ave., will present an arts and crafts show Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Local artists, crafters and small businesses will participate.

Admission is $2.

For more information, call the school at (509) 924-9131.

Barbershop choir sings at SFCC Nov. 2

SPOKANE – Pages of Harmony, a barbershop men’s choir, will perform their fall show on Nov. 2 at 2 and 7 p.m. at SFCC’s Music Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

Tickets are $10, students get in for free. Call (509) 443-1503.

Pages of Harmony’s annual crab fest to support scholarships for the choir will be Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Banquet Room, 505 W. St. Thomas More Way. The event is organized by the Shadle-North Lions Club.

Tickets are $35, or book a table of eight for $240. Call (509) 475-1668 or pick up tickets at William’s Seafood, 2118 N. Ruby St.

Harry Potter party set at children’s theater

SPOKANE VALLEY – Theater Arts for Children’s Youth Board will host a Harry Potter Party on Nov. 9 from 5-9 p.m. for ages 7 through 18.

The evening will include wand making, house assigning, Potter-themed food and a costume contest at Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3.

The cost to attend the fundraiser is $8 per person or $5 each for siblings.

For more information, call (509) 995-6718.

Furniture association donates to youth golf

SPOKANE – The First Tee of the Inland Northwest, a youth program that provides personal development and leadership skills using golf as a platform, has received a $3,000 donation from the Inland Empire Furniture Dealers Association.

The association has raised $9,000 for First Tee over the past three years – enough money to support First Tee programs at five elementaries and pay the range fees of 780 youth.

For information about the program visit

Thin Air radio hosts Halloween event

DOWTOWN – KYRS Thin Air Community Radio is hosting a Halloween fundraiser Friday at North Bowl, 125 W. Sinto Ave.

There will be prizes for best costume and individual score – teams may register, too.

Tickets: $20, include three games and shoe rental.

Call: (509) 747-3012.

Tree park planting scheduled Saturday

NORTHWEST – A heart-shaped tree park will be planted in Friendship Park, 631 E. Greta Ave., on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The planting is the idea of 9-year-old Holly VanVoorhis, who designed the planting when she was 7, and is now seeing the trees being planted with the help of Susie Forest’s Nancy MacKerrow and the Spokane Urban Forestry Department.

The eight trees are dedicated to organizations that serve children, such as Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Spokane Guilds’ School. Visit