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In brief: Workshops to cover fraud, identity theft

Thu., Sept. 19, 2013

LIBERTY LAKE – Spokane Teachers Credit Union is working with area libraries to offer a series of free fraud and identity theft prevention workshops through November.

The next class is Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. A light meal is served, too.

Other classes are scheduled for downtown, Hillyard and other libraries. For a complete list of classes and to register visit or call: (855) 753-0317.

Square dance club hosting dance

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance Club will present a dance Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road.

There will be all kinds of dancing including line, folk, mixers, contra and squares.

The cost to attend is $5 per person.

For more information, call Pricilla at (509) 979-2607.

‘The Nutcracker’ auditions starting

DOWNTOWN – Auditions for the Spokane Symphony and State Street Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” will be at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Sept. 29.

Girls age 12 and older, and between 4-feet-10 inches and 5-feet-7 inches tall, should arrive at 12:30 p.m. for the 1 p.m. audition; pointe shoes required. Boys and girls ages 10 and older, and between 4-feet-10 inches and 5-feet-7 inches tall, should arrive at 1:15 p.m. for a 1:45 p.m. audition.

Girls ages 8 to 10 and 4-feet to 4-feet-10 inches tall, and boys ages 8 to 12 and 4-feet to 5-feet-2 inches tall, should arrive at 2:45 p.m. for a 3:15 p.m. audition. Girls ages 9 to 11 and between 4-feet-2 inches and 5-feet tall, should arrive at 3:30 p.m. for a 4 p.m. audition. Girls ages 6 to 9 and between 3-feet-6 inches and 4-feet-10 inches tall, should arrive at 4:15 p.m. for a 4:45 p.m. audition.

There’s a $15 cash-only audition fee for each dancer.

Call: (509) 747-2744.

YWCA plans on hiring therapist

DOWNTOWN – Providence Health Care has awarded the YWCA of Spokane with $18,720 to help hire and retain a licensed therapist for the organization’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program. The YWCA provides nonclinical counseling to 483 survivors of domestic violence and 410 children exposed to the trauma of domestic violence every year.

Therapeutic needs include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, depression and other mental health concerns. The licensed therapist will also provide support to on-staff counselors.

“Having a licensed therapist in-house will allow us to provide direct service support to 40 victims of domestic violence,” wrote Patti Wheeler, YWCA of Spokane director of Programs, in a news release. “We are the only state recognized domestic violence service provider in the Spokane County, and the ability to address the therapeutic needs of the women and children who require our services is a vital component to their overall healing process.”


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