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Spokane Mountaineers Meeting and Slide Show – Topic will be the bicycling adventure of Paul Eichin along the south Atlantic coastline from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador and Natal, Brazil, 7 p.m. at the Corbin Senior Center, 837 W. Cleveland. Admission is free. For more information, call 838-4974 or visit


Engineers Forum of Spokane – Tuesday in the Steamplant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln. Topic will be “City Update,” presented by City of Spokane 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, Tuesday, 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, Thursday, 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 – Join Marian Frobe, noted birder, Saturday on a tour of the refuge in Cheney and receive educational information on the identification of various birds. Reservations must be made by Friday, contact Marian at 328-0621 for more information.

Multi-Family Garage Sale – A benefit for Jack and Jenny’s Square Dance Club, Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 6912 N. Smith. Contact Eileen Kirby at 467-7948 for more information.

Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show and Obedience Trial – Saturday-Sunday, 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, Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, Ag A and B Buildings. Event will also include: auditions for Animal Planet’s “Pet Star,” 1-2:30 p.m., to register your pet call (323) 463-5040 or e-mail; appearance by Dick VanPatten, Natural Balance Pet Foods; pet magic show; wiener dog races; and a Nutro Dog Food dive for prizes sponsored by Toyota. Admission is $6/adults, free to children ages 12 and under, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Spokane Humane Society. For more information, call (509) 939-9698 or visit

REC the Park – Riverside State Park’s third annual open house, Saturday, 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

Spokane Falls Community College Environmental Lecture – May 25, 11:30 a.m., SUB 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.

Tombstone and Gravesite History Tour – Sponsored by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, June 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will meet at the lower lot of Pioneer Park, and tour historic Spokane homes and buildings as well as discovery the burial sites of those that lived and worked in the area. Admission is $19 and includes transportation and lunch. Call 625-6200 to make reservations.

Dog Training Classes – Mandatory registration meeting for training classes through Spokane Dog Training Club, Inc., June 16, 7 p.m., 2620 N. Locust Road. Instruction includes puppy pre-school, puppy kindergarten, home companion, competition obedience, jumping, rally, agility, flyball, herding and tracking. Bring current shot records; rabies and DHLPP are required. Classes begin June 21 and will run through Aug. 12. Call 922-2645 for more information.

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