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In brief: Doggie Dips planned at pools

SPOKANE – City pools close for the season Saturday. But dogs will get a chance to swim at four pools before they’re readied for winter.

For $10, dogs will get to swim, plus there will be games, photos and prizes.

The fourth-annual Doggie Dips benefit SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks foundation.

Dog swim locations and times are:

• Comstock, 3-5 p.m. Sunday

• Shadle, 5-7 p.m. Monday

• Hillyard, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday

• A.M. Cannon, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday

Dogs must be healthy, well-mannered and accompanied by an owner with proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccination.

Owners may register with Spokane Parks and Recreation or pay at the door.

Lions Club backs Cannon pool swim

SPOKANE – Before the pool goes to the dogs, the Spokane Central Lions Club will sponsor a free afternoon of swimming at Cannon Pool, 1900 W. Mission Ave., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The free swim is open to all ages.

Pooches get to take a lap in Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department will present its third annual Paws in the Pool event Sunday and Monday.

Family dogs can swim with other similarly sized dogs at Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave.

On Sunday, dogs 59 pounds and lighter will swim from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Dogs 60 pounds and heavier can swim from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

On Monday, dogs 59 pounds and lighter will swim from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. and dogs 60 pounds and heavier will swim from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

The cost is $5 per dog, per day and limit two dogs per owner.

They must be at least 6 months old and only dogs will be allowed in the pool. Current vaccination records must be provided at the door. Space is limited, registration is recommended.

For more information, or to register your dog, call (509) 688-0300 or visit recreation.

COPS-West plans fundraising event

West Central – The COPS-West fall fundraiser will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Nest in Kendall Yards.

The event will feature a silent auction and live music from Sidetrack. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

For more information about the event, Community Oriented Policing Services or the West substation, visit shop-locations/cops-west.

Wildfire workshop hosted by WSU

Spokane County – A workshop on protecting homes from wildfires will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St.

The class will cover appropriate building materials, tree management and landscaping practices.

The workshop is offered by WSU Extension, Friends of the Bluff, Spokane County Conservation District, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The class is $10, which can be paid at the door. For information, contact Steve McConnell at WSU Spokane County Extension; steven.mcconnell@ or (509) 477-2175.

Movie night set at Mirabeau park

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley will present the movie “Frozen,” Friday at 8:10 p.m. in Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway.

One hour before the show, there will be free activities for kids. Bring chairs, blankets and snacks.

For more information, call Jennifer Papich at (509) 720-5408 or email jpapich@


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