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In brief: Historic barn workshop today

Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation is hosting a historic barn workshop at 5:30 p.m. today at Spokane City Hall, Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

The free workshop is for owners of barns more than 50 years old and will introduce the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative, including nomination procedures and deadlines. Free.

Call: (206) 624-9449.

Walk set Sept. 28 to benefit animals

MORAN PRAIRIE – Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service will have a fundraising dog walk for its Hope Foundation on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prairie View Park, near East 61st Avenue and Freya Street, by the Southside Family Aquatic Facility.

Proceeds will go to the foundation’s medical fund that provides lifesaving medical treatment for homeless animals.

Register for the walk – or donate without walking, as a cat napper – at scraps or by calling (509) 477-2760.

Drop boxes added for city utility bills

DOWNTOWN – The city has added two new utility bill drop boxes: an envelope slot next to the Post Street doors to City Hall and a new drive-up drop box on Lincoln Street adjacent to the Downtown Library. The latter can be accessed by drivers without leaving their cars.

The former drop box on Post Street was removed in advance of construction that will turn Post Street into a one-way northbound street.

Post Street is expected to be closed until the end of October to complete this project and other construction in the area.

Free dental care offered Sept. 20

NORTHEAST – North View Family Dental is hosting a Dentistry From the Heart event Sept. 20, providing free dental care to the first 100 clients at the clinic, located at 5901 N. Lidgerwood St.

Dr. Robert Leale and a staff of volunteer dentists, hygienists and assistants will provide cleanings, fillings and extractions, using donated dental materials.

To learn more about Dentistry From the Heart, a nationwide service organization which has provided more than $8 million in free dental treatment since 2001, visit www.dentistry


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