Washington Citizens Advisory Committee Spokane River Basin Meeting – Discussion of public participation in the federal and state cleanup of heavy metals and PCB contamination in the Spokane River, 6-9 p.m., in the Spokane City Water Department Conference Room, 914 E. North Foothills Drive. Contact Lloyd Brewer at 625-6968 for more information.
Engineers Forum of Spokane – Tuesday in the Steamplant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln. Topic will be “The Adventures of Cpl. Dave Reagan,” presented by Reagan of Spokane County Sheriff Department. Lunch will be served for $11.50 at noon; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.
Spokane Christian Women’s Connection Program – “Leisure Lavender Farm,” presented by Ron and Judy Seamen, Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Shilo Inn, 923 W. Third Ave. There will be music, and Dianne Miller, former model and professional woman, will talk about her spiritual journey. Tickets are $12.50, includes meal. Contact Rosemary at 299-3824 for more information.
Jane Jefferson Democrats Meeting – Discussion on issues of concern for all voters, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Open to everyone. Contact Irene at 535-0171 for more information.
Cheney Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute Meeting – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Room 137 in the Science Building at Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Topic will be “Environmental Significance of the Ice Age Floods,” presented by Dale Stradling, EWU professor emeritus and one of the chapter’s program and field committee chairs. Free admission. Call (509) 559-5818 for more information.
Suicide Prevention Walk for Life and Candlelight Vigil – Friday, 6 p.m. beginning at Franklin Park Shelter, corner of Division and Queen. Includes live music, speakers and free resources. For more information, contact the Spokane Regional Health District at 324-1596.
Edible Plants of Turnbull Class – Saturday at the Environmental Education Center at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Paul Decker will host a tour through the refuge and discuss plant life. Class size is limited; call 235-6448 to register.
Engineers Forum of Spokane – May 18 in the Steamplant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln. Topic will be “City Update,” presented by Mayor Jim West. Lunch will be served for $11.50 at noon; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.
Spokane Community College Geology Lecture – “Yellowstone, Hot Spots and Mantle Dynamics,” presented by Gene Humphreys, geology professor, University of Oregon, May 18, 7 p.m., in the Lair-Student Center auditorium, Building 6, SCC campus, 1810 N. Greene. Free admission; call 533-8017 for more information.
Good Works in Action Tour – Tour the House of Charity, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center and St. Margaret’s Shelter, May 20, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and learn about Catholic Charities programs. Lunch will be provided; contact Scott at 358-4237 for reservations.
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Bird Walk – May 22, 9 a.m., Marian Frobe, noted birder, will guide a tour of the refuge in Cheney. Reservations must be made by May 21; contact Marian at 328-0621 for more information.
Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show and Obedience Trial – May 22-23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in Bay 1, 2 and 3 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Parking is available for $5. Contact Barbara Nelson at 328-7652 for more information.
Pet Fest – Visitors can choose from over 100 pets from local shelters and rescue groups that need loving and responsible homes, May 22, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, Ag A and B Buildings. There will be auditions for Animal Planet’s “Pet Star,” 1-2:30 p.m.; to register your pet for auditions, call (323) 463-5040 or e-mail email@example.com; an appearance by Dick VanPatten, Natural Balance Pet Foods; pet magic show; wiener dog races; and a Nutro Dog Food dive for prizes. Admission is $6/adults, free to children ages 12 and under. A portion of proceeds will benefit Spokane Humane Society. For more information, call (509) 939-9698 or visit www.spokanepetfest.com.
REC the Park Open House – May 22, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Events include: “Operation Family I.D.,” cards and fingerprinting provided by S.C.O.P.E. members; mountain bikes demos by REI; information on the park’s Junior Ranger program; bike rodeo and course with free bike helmets and inspection; guided horseback rides provided by Backcountry Horseman; guided mountain bike rides with the Fat Tire Bike Club; orienteering with the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club; boating safety presentation and inspection provided by Spokane County Sheriff Office Marine deputies; canoe and kayak demonstrations by Mountain Gear; off road vehicle safety clinic and demonstration; Civilian Conservation Corps presentation; and nature games and crafts. All events are free; refreshments will be provided by park staff and Nine Mile S.C.O.P.E. volunteers; parking is free for the day. For more information, contact Audra Sims at 465-5064 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spokane Falls Community College Environmental Lecture – May 25, 11:30 a.m., Student Union Building Lounges A and B, Building 17 on the SFCC campus, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Presented by Conservationist and Environmentalist, Paul Watson. Admission is free. Call 533-4197 for more information.
Engineers Forum of Spokane – May 25 in the Steamplant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln. Topic will be “Talbot of Arabia: Six Years in Saudi Arabia,” presented by Ross Talbot, ARAMCO Services, retired. Lunch will be served for $11.50 at noon; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.
Rural Resources Community Action Meeting – May 25, 6 p.m., Rural Resources Community Action Office Building, 956 S. Main St., Colville. Special accommodations must be arranged by May 21 by contacting Kelly Charlton at (509) 684-8421.
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Spring Blooms Tour – Dr. Suzanne Schwab, botanist, Native Plant Society, will lead a tour of the abundant flowering plants at the refuge in Cheney on May 29. A donation of $10 is suggested. For reservations or more information, call 235-4723.
Family Identification Plan – Presented by COPS Northwest, offers IDs for all children and other family members at risk. ID packets are available at COPS Northwest on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will receive a computer disk copy of their photo and a fingerprint card. A $1 donation is requested to cover costs, but no one is turned away. For more information, call or visit COPS Northwest, 2215 W. Wellesley, Suite D, Shadle Park Mall, on weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 625-3336.
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