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Valley High Schools Christmas tree recycling – Support one of three Spokane Valley high schools by recycling your Christmas tree to benefit the bands and color guards at the schools from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Schools, dates and locations include: Central Valley High School, drop off today, Saturday and next Sunday at CVHS, Progress Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, Liberty Lake Elementary or Greenacres Middle School; for University High School, drop off today or Saturday at U-High, University Elementary, Broadway Elementary, or the CV district property at 44th Avenue and Sands Road; for West Valley High School, drop off Saturday and next Sunday at WVHS, the WV Administration Building or Pasadena Elementary. Pick-up service is available by calling 228-5168 for CV, 228-5307 for U-High or 487-3145 for WV; call prior to drop off dates. A donation of $5 is requested for drop off, $7 for pick-up service.

Free home improvement workshops – Offered at Home Depot stores through this month. Workshops include: “You Can Have Fun with Color Faux,” Sundays at 2 p.m.; “Power Tools 101: You Can Try it Before You Buy it,” Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Measure and Install Window Treatments,” Thursdays at 7 p.m.; and “You Can Install Laminate Flooring,” Fridays at 7 p.m.; “You can Get Organized,” Saturdays at 10 a.m.; “You Can Measure, Cut and Install Molding and Trim,” Saturdays at 2 p.m. Workshops not available on New Year’s Day. Call (800) 430-3376 or visit for more information.

Ferris High School Christmas tree recycling – Drop off Christmas trees for recycling today, Saturday and next Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Ferris High School parking lot, corner of 37th Avenue and Regal. A $5 donation is requested, proceeds benefit the class of 2005 Senior All-Nighter. Contact Ted at 448-4118 for more information.

Christmas tree recycling – To support Cub Scout Troop 304, recycle your tree at the Rosauers on the corner of 14th Avenue and Lincoln, today from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m.; Saturday and next Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. A $5 donation is requested. Pick-up service is available for $10 by contacting Jim at 363-1882.


Compass Club meeting – Tuesday, 11 a.m. at The Onion, 7522 N. Division. Topic will be “Spokane Youth – Our Future,” presented by Glen Bishop, executive director of Spokane’s Youth Club. Live entertainment will be presented by students from Mead High School. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for $13; reservations are required by calling Joyce Colclough at 927-4673.

Lilac City Dog Training Club’s Winter Class Registration – Wednesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 1612 E. Houston. Classes include advanced obedience, rally, conformation, and beginning and youth agility. Dogs are welcome; free behavioral consultation during registration. Bring current shot records; classes begin Jan. 10. For more information, call 487-9542 or visit

Burn Clean/Burn Safe seminar – Learn clean burning techniques that are cost effective and safe at a free informational seminar Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Spokane Fireplace and Patio, 27 W. Boone. For more information, call the Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority at 477-4727, ext. 115.

Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast – next Sunday and Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. All the pancakes you can eat with scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Tickets are $4/adults, $2.50/children ages 12 and under. Call 326-9211 for more information.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – Jan. 10 at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 Windsor Drive. Topic, “Update on Engineering Services for the City of Spokane, Including the Street Bond,” will be presented by Tom Arnold, P.E., director of city of Spokane Engineering Services. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.

Radha Yoga Center workshops – Six-week workshops held at the Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., #T. Workshops include: “Symbolism in Dreams and Daily Life,” beginning Jan. 11 on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:15 p.m. or Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; and “Exploring the Mind,” Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 12, from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Each class is $48. Call 838-3575 or e-mail for more information.

EWU Women’s Studies lecture – “The Chance of a Lifetime and The Money to Make it Happen,” informational meeting on money available to study abroad presented by Sammi Muecke, Eastern Washington University student, Jan. 12, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 in Monroe Hall on the EWU campus, Cheney. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.

The Parent Project classes – Improve your parent/child relationship at a 12-week program, which has reduced juvenile crime by 33 percent. Classes begin Jan. 12, 6-9 p.m. at Shaw Middle School, 4106 N. Cook. Call 389-2930 or 455-8819 for more information.

Audubon Society meeting – Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. at Riverview Retirement Center, 1801 E. Upriver Drive. Topic, “Cougars and the Role They Play in the Decline of the Western Mule Deer,” will be presented by Hugh Robinson, wildlife graduate student at Washington State University. Contact Cindy at 448-3835 for more information.

Gratitude and the Good Life: How to be Happy Without Having It All,” lecture – Jan. 13, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Presented by Phil Watkins, Ph.D., psychologist. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.

Geology lecture – “Glimpsing the Edge of the Universe: Results from the Hubble Space Telescope,” presented by Dr. Bruce Margon, associate director for science at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. in the Lair Student Center auditorium at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. Contact Andy Buddington at 533-8017 for more information.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – Jan. 17 at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 Windsor Drive. Topic, “A Look at Education in Spokane’s Public Schools,” will be presented by Don Miller, retired principal of Gary Middle School. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey mascot Boomer’s appearances – Boomer will visit Supercuts stores: Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m., 9205 N. Newport Highway; Feb.7, 4-5 p.m., 1235 N. Liberty Lake Road; and March 5, 1-2 p.m., 14109 E. Sprague. Includes autographs, special drawings, and hair care product giveaways. Call 326-1891 for more information.

Spokane City Forum – Jan. 19 at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. Topic will be “Navigating the Collaborative Sea: Enhancing Community Wellness,” presented by Anthony D. Bonanzino Ph.D., incoming chair of the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lunch will be served for $8.50 at 11:45 a.m.; program begins at 12:15 p.m. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. Jan. 17. For more information, call 777-1555, e-mail or visit

Neighborhood meetings – Held by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to discuss neighborhood problems and terrorism. Call 477-3055 for dates, times and location.

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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