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Pizza feed – A back-to-school benefit for the Endicott (Wash.) Community Co-Operative, noon-4 p.m. at Bulldog Pizza in Colfax. The cost is $4 for two slices of pizza and a pop. (509) 657-3735.

Real 4 Life Car Show – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tidyman’s, 2024 N. Argonne Road. There will be raffles, trophies and a DJ. There is a $10 entry fee for cars in the show. Members of the public are asked to bring a donation of diapers or baby food for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

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

Upcoming

Mushroom Club – Monday, 7 p.m. at the Sans Souci West Recreation Center, 3231 W. Boone; Jim Groth presents program “The Difference Between Eastern and Western Mushrooms”; 328-7973.

Search and Rescue recruiting – Spokane City/County Search and Rescue Explorer Post are looking for adult advisors and new youth members age 14 and up. Run by the Department of Emergency Management, members help police look for lost hunters or downed planes, among other tasks. Open houses are Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division; Sept. 10, 9-11 a.m. at Spokane County Fire District 8 Station 81, 57th and Palouse Highway; and 1-3 p.m. at Medical Lake City Hall.

United Nations discussion – The United Nations Association, Spokane will host a discussion of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. 624-3608.

Child ID – A Smart Parent-Safe Baby event will be at all Wal-Mart stores Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The National Center for Mission and Exploited Children and other agencies will give out free child identification kits. Stores at at 15727 E. Broadway, 2301 W. Wellesley and 9212 N. Colton. (312) 596-3442.

Women’s retreat – The Girl Scout’s Camp Four Echoes on Lake Coeur d’Alene will host a weekend retreat for women over age 21 Sept. 9-11. Activities will include hiking, canoeing, crafts and massage; $145. Register by calling 747-8091, ext. 206.

Job expo – Worksource Spokane hosts a Job Expo with about 50 employers in fields such as health care, hospitality, construction and government Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lair Student Center at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. Come prepared to interview; 532-3092.

Quilters meeting – The Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Quilters meet Sept. 15 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute’s commons room, 4000 W. Randolph Road. The guest speaker will be fiber artist Nancy Elliott MacDonald; $7; 467-6480.

Host Families Needed – The Foundation for Intercultural Travel is matching international students ages 15-18 with host families; contact Maryann at (877) 439-7862.

Host Families Needed – The Pacific Intercultural Exchange is in need of families to host high school students for various countries for this upcoming school year. The students will attend Shadle, North Central or Rogers High Schools. For information, call (800) 631-1818.

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