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In brief: Parade, music Friday in Greenacres

SPOKANE VALLEY – The third annual Greenacres Independence Day party in the park will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenacres Park at the corner of Boone Avenue and Long Road.

The day begins with registration for the parade. Participants get a free flag. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by free ice cream or popsicles.

Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos will welcome the community to the party at 10:30 a.m. There will be story time provided by the Spokane County Library and a musical performance for children by the band Broken Whistle.

The salute to veterans and the Armed Forces will begin at 11 a.m. and will include music by the Valley Men’s Ensemble and Break Out Choir.

There will be games for children with prizes from 11 a.m. to noon, a petting zoo, and a tour of Spokane Valley Fire Ladder 10, if there are no calls, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The day will wrap up with another performance by Broken Whistle from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Mary Pollard at (509) 926-8899.

Hot dog, shirt sale benefits fire group

NEWMAN LAKE – Newman Lake Fire Auxiliary and Newman Lake SCOPE will present Newman Lake’s annual Independence Day celebration, hot dog and T-shirt sale on July 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road.

Visitors can come by for hot dogs and Newman Lake T-shirts with a surprise design.

Proceeds will benefit Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, a volunteer fire district.

Big yard sale today at Eagles Lodge

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Inland Empire Blues Society will present a big, multifamily yard sale at Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave., today from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will include live acoustic music.

For more information, call (509) 922-5692.