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Habitat For Humanity informational meetings – Tuesday, 3 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone; Wednesday, 1 p.m., Salvation Army Community Center, 222 E. Indiana, and 6:30 p.m. at Spokane Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway; Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt, and 6:30 p.m. at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N, Cook. A Russian interpreter will be available at Thursday’s meeting at the Northeast Community Center; 534-2552, ext. 18; e-mail Delphone@habitat-spokane.com or Shelly@habitat-spokane.com.

Democratic Picnic – The ninth annual countywide Democratic picnic, Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. at the Franklin Park Pavilion at Queen and Division. Political candidates will speak. The requested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family; 535-0171.

Stuff the bus - Bring donations of school supplies to be given to needy children through the Spokane Valley Community Center, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley Tomlinson Black, 721 N. Pines Road; Sunday, 9-11:30 a.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian, 202 N. Pines, or 9:15 a.m.-noon, Mirabeau Chapel, 3001 N. Pines; Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at STCU, 13501 E. Sprague, or 3-7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13608 E. 40th; Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Spokane Valley Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th, or 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran, 3606 S. Schafer Road. 927-1153.

Miss Spokane Valley Reunion – The event includes a luncheon and fashion show, Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, Interstate 90 and Sullivan Road. $22. Reservations are required. 924-4994.

Spokane Indians Baseball mascot appearances – Otto, the Spokane Indians’ mascot, will make appearances at Supercuts stores next Monday, 4-5 p.m., 3325 W. Indian Trail Road; and Aug. 24, 5-6 p.m., 9205 N. Newport Highway; 326-1891.

Spokane Mountaineers – Leaders of a cycling trip to the Norwegian arctic will share slides from their journey, next Monday, 7 p.m. at the Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland; 838-4974.

Consignment sale – The first Just Between Friends fall/winter consignment sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium. The sale will focus on children’s and maternity items. Admission is free; 255-5237.

Salmon barbecue – The 49th annual event hosted by the Western Dance Association, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. There will be free entertainment. The meal is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5.50 for children under 12; 226-0698.

Adult literacy programs – Education services provided by Rural Resources Community Action for Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties include English as a second language, adult basic education, GED preparedness, individual tutoring, family literacy and homeless/institutional education. For more information, call Jackie Henderson at (509) 685-6132, or Alva Palin at (509) 685-6133 or (800) 776-2178.

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