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Engineers Forum of Spokane – at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Topic will be “Long-term Care,” presented by Spike Cunningham. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 or e-mail for more information.

Spokane Mountaineers meeting and slideshow– 7 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Presentation and slideshow topic will be Spokane Mountaineer Tammy Filliater’s trip to Africa. Call 838-4974 or visit online for more information.


Free home improvement workshops – Offered at Home Depot stores this month. Workshops include: “Power Tools 101: You Can Use a Miter Saw to Cut Molding and Trim,” Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Install Easy Flooring Solutions,” Thursdays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Install a Faucet,” Fridays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Update Your Countertops and Cabinets,” Saturdays at 10 a.m.; “You Can Measure, Cut and Install Molding and Trim,” Saturdays at 2 p.m.; and “You Can Have Fun with Color Faux,” Sundays at 2 p.m. Call (800) 430-3376 or visit for more information.

Greater Gonzaga University Guild lecture – Presented by Julie McCulloh, dean of admissions, Tuesday in the Hogan Lecture Hall, GU School of Business, 502 E. Boone. Coffee will be served at 11 a.m., lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Carol Speltz at 747-2218 or e-mail, or Mallene Herzog by e-mail at

Stevens County Board of Commissioners public hearing – Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Room 215 of the Stevens County Court House, 215 S. Oak, Colville. Topic will be the establishment and modification of application fees for the planning and building divisions of the Stevens County Land Services Department. For more information, call (509) 684-8325.

Tarot card classes – Beginning Tuesday, 6 p.m. at New Dawn Books, 509 W. Sprague. Presented by Carolyne ‘Chevy’ Pickup, nine-year experienced tarot card reader. For more information, call 838-3717 or visit

“Making Money in the Atlantic: Slavery and Western Wealth,” lecture – Presented by James Walvin, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of York, England, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. in the Robison Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne. For more information, call 777-4303.

Sons of Norway dinner and dance – Reservations must be made by Tuesday. Cost: $10.50. Event will be Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Dinner will include Scandinavian beef dishes and noodles, cauliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce, garden salad, chocolate mousse, coffee and tea. For more information, call 326-9211 or visit

Out, United Together Conference – Spokane Falls Community College Gay/Straight Alliance Club and the Spokane Kootenai Pride Foundation are co-sponsoring this conference for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender high school students, Wednesday, at the SFCC SUB, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Attendees will discuss how to fight homophobia, prevent hate crimes, understand gender identity and coming out. For information, call Heather Keast at 533-4507.

EWU Women’s Studies lecture – Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Topic “GLBT Health Care in the Northwest: How Discrimination Fears Impact Service Utilization” will be presented by Nick Jackson, associate professor of counseling, educational and developmental psychology. For more information, contact Carol Vines at 359-2898.

Women’s health and the sunshine deficit lecture – Presented by Laurie Winn Carlson, Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. For more information, call Carol Vines at 359-2898.

Seventh annual Spokane Area Women’s Leadership Conference – Attendance registration must be made by Friday. Event will be March 4, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Spokane Community College Lair-Student Center, 1810 N. Greene. Tickets : $30/nonstudents, $10/students. Lectures and speakers include: “Thriving to Succeed – Taking Charge Today for a Healthier Tomorrow,” presented by Juanita Watts, M.D., Los Angeles, the regional women’s health coordinator of Kaiser Permanente; “Women’s Impact in Arts and Literature,” by Laura Read, English instructor at Spokane Falls Community College and academic director and writing teacher for the Clemente Course in Humanities, Nancy Hathaway, assistant professor of art and gallery director at EWU, and Connie Wasem, English instructor at SFCC and faculty adviser to SFCC’s creative arts magazine, The Wire Harp; “Personal Financial Freedom and Economic Impact,” by Cydney Brown, financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and Leslie McAuley, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in Spokane; “Women and Workforce Opportunities,” by Katy Jacobson, vice president and human resources manager for Washington Trust Bank; “Celebrating Women’s Impact Globally,” presented by Amowi Phillips, adjunct faculty member at Whitworth College, specializing in African literature and culture, a lawyer in Ghana and Jamaica, and a board member of the Mmofra Foundation in Ghana, Golie Jansen, associate professor of social work and women’s studies at EWU and recipient of a Women in Leadership award for faculty, and Pat Mosely, executive director of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross. Lunch will be served. For more information, call Tracy Truble at 533-7030.

Right to Life of Spokane presentation – Topic will be, “What Are Your Investments Supporting?” presented by Dean Whitman, Friday, 7 p.m., in the Fireside Room at the Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana. Call 747-6678 for more information.

DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program – Bring your child to Chaffin Dental Care, 605 E. Holland Ave., No. 214, Friday, 3-7 p.m., or Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to have a free DNA “fingerprint” made. The DNA kit is endorsed by John Walsh, child advocate and crime fighter. For more information, call (954) 584-1117 or visit

German American Society dinner and dance – Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third. Dinner includes rouladen, red cabbage, potatoes and gravy, salad, dessert and coffee. Lives music includes the Norm Seeberger band. Tickets are $11; call 325-1113 or 838-8164 for reservations.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – next Monday at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Topic will be “Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife,” presented by Madonna Luers. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 or e-mail for more information.

Eastern Washington University Women’s Studies Center lecture – “Warning Signals of Fascism: A German Perspective,” presented by Karen Temple, M.A., March 2, noon-1 p.m. in the JFK Library auditorium, EWU campus, Cheney. For more information, contact Sally Winkle at 359-2409.

“Reconsidering Access to Knowledge” lecture – Presented by Robert Bullough, Ph.D. and author of several books on the development of teachers, March 3, 7 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall, Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne. Call 777-3229 for more information.

Spirit of St. Patrick Party – A benefit for St. Margaret’s Shelter, March 11, 6 p.m.-midnight, in the commons at Mukogawa Fort Wight Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Includes Irish buffet dinner, frothy brew, prizes, and dancing. Tickets are $45: reservations must be made by calling 358-4254.

Antique shops tour – Spokane Parks and Recreation Department tour of antique shops in Spokane, March 12, noon-4 p.m. Meet at Pioneer Park; admission is $13. Call 625-6200 for more information.

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