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In brief: Grant Park garden has 15 plots available

SOUTH PERRY – The community garden in Grant Park has 15 vacant garden plots ready for spring. The garden holds 39 plots, and interim garden master Dennis Anderson said it’s lost a little momentum.

“It got started really well and was very busy, but we need someone in the neighborhood to become the new garden master,” Anderson said.

The fence around the garden has been completed, though garden users need to raise another $700 to pay for it.

Plots cost between $25 and $50; payment must be made in advance. All plots require six hours of volunteer work donated to the garden, not counting the time gardeners spend on their own plot.

“We will pick gardeners by early next year,” Anderson said. Contact the Grant Park community garden via email at or call: (509) 747-5562.

Volunteers needed for folklore festival

CHIEF GARRY PARK – The Spokane Folklore Society’s 18th annual Fall Festival is Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spokane Community College’s Lair Building, 1810 N. Greene St.

More than 200 volunteers are needed to help make the festival happen. Volunteer jobs include supervising children crafts workshops, selling traditional crafts and meals, setting up and taking down equipment and tables, and selling $3 buttons to support the festival. For information visit or call (509) 328-3829.

Book sale will benefit autism organization

NORTHWEST – Thousands of children’s, teenage, classical, mystery, romance and thriller books will be sold at a fundraiser for Northwest Autism Center Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8501 N. Whitehouse Drive.

For more information or to volunteer call (509) 328-1582 or email or call (509) 324-1995.

Homeless ministry hosting talent show

DOWNTOWN – Change for the Better, a homeless ministry, is hosting a talent show featuring business and political leaders, as well as homeless performers, on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 218 S. Howard St.

Tickets purchased in advance are $7 or $10 for VIP seating; tickets at the door are $10 and $15. Call (509) 455-9019.


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