In brief: Benefit dinner planned Sunday

SPOKANE VALLEY – A spaghetti dinner to benefit Shon Hartley, son of Spokane Valley Heritage Museum director Jayne Singleton, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Hartley is trying to pay for a bone marrow transplant to treat acute myeloid leukemia.

The dinner is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Reservations are requested by calling (509) 922-4570. Tickets are available at the museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave.

An account has also been set up in Hartley’s name at Banner Bank.

Citizens Academy focus is shootings

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will present its Citizens Academy on Mondays through May 26 at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 10319 E. Appleway Blvd., from 6 to 9 p.m.

The topic this spring is Officer Involved Shootings. Participants will be able to ask deputies questions, learn about tools deputies carry, see a live-fire demonstration and participate in hands-on defensive tactics training.

Participants must pass a background check and be able to attend seven of the eight sessions.

For more information, call (509) 477-6044 or email tpendell@ spokanesheriff.org.

Ed Hume to offer gardening wisdom

SPOKANE VALLEY – Inland Empire Gardeners will present gardening guru Ed Hume at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

His talk is titled “Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening.”

For more information, call (509) 535-8434 or email


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