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

Free home improvement workshops – Offered at Home Depot stores this month. Workshops include: “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.; “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.; and “You Can Have Fun with Color Faux, ” Sundays at 2 p.m. Call (800) 430-3376 or visit 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, Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 in Monroe Hall on the EWU campus, Cheney. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.

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

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

EWU lecture – Topic “Gratitude and the Good Life: How to be Happy Without Having It All” Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University. 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, Thursday, 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.

Spokane Sunrise East Lions Club Pancake Feed – Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Foothills Community Center, 11102 N. Forker Road. Includes scrambled eggs, ham, juice, coffee and all the pancakes you can eat. Tickets: $5/adults, $20 /family, free to children ages 6 and under. Proceeds will benefit the hearing and visually impaired. Call 443-0570 for more information.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations – Remembrance Program, Sunday, 4-6 p.m. at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 806 W. Indiana. Additional events will be held at River Park Square next Monday. Events include a Community Resource Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; opening remarks, 10-10:30 a.m.; and multicultural entertainment from 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. A unity march will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Main and Post. For more information, contact United Way of Spokane County at 838-6581.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – next Monday 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, 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: next Monday, 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 – Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. next Monday. for the Jan. 19 forum at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. Topic “Navigating the Collaborative Sea: Enhancing Community Wellness” will be presented by Anthony D. Bonanzino Ph.D., incoming chairman 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. For more information, call 777-1555, e-mail or visit

“Spiritual Aspects of the Enneagram Personality Types” classes – How to transform fragmented inner world to wholeness, Mondays beginning next Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ancient Traditions Community Church, 1928 E. Rich. A donation of $30 is requested. Call 981-5202 to register.

Spokane Mountaineers meeting – Topic “2004 Expeditions of the Adamant and Gothic Ranges in the Northern Selkirks,” next Monday, 7 p.m. at the Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. For more information, call 838-4974 or visit

“A Conversation About Abortion” – An Eastern Washington University Women’s Studies Center lecture, presented by Grayson Crosby, National Outreach Coordinator for the Abortion Conversation Project,” Jan. 19, 7 p.m. in the PUB at EWU. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.

EWU Women’s Studies lecture – Jan. 20, noon-1 p.m., room 207, Monroe Hall on the Eastern Washington University campus, Cheney. Topic “Massage and Metabolism” will be presented by Wendy E. S. Repovich, Ph.D., Fellowship in American College of Sports Medicine, associate professor, PEHR, and director of Exercise Health Promotion and Wellness. For more information, contact Carol Vines at 359-2898.

Washington State Quilters – Spokane Chapter meetings – Jan. 20, 1 and 7 p.m., in the Common Room at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Speaker will be quilt artist Bonnie McCaffrey. Admission is $7; free to members. For more information, contact Jeanne Williams at 467-6480 or visit

Informational meetings on how to build your own home – Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Medical Lake Public Library, 321 E. Herb St., and Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 29 at noon at the Cheney Public Library, 610 First St. Presented by HomeStarts, a program with the nonprofit group Community Frameworks, formerly Northwest Regional Facilitators. For more information, call 484-6733 or (888) 443-7833.

Spokane College Women’s Association luncheon and lecture – Jan. 26, noon, Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. Topic will be vascular health presented by Dr. Stephen Murray, vascular surgeon at Inland Vascular Institute, Spokane. Doors open at 11 a.m.; tickets are $12. Registration must be made by Jan. 22 by contacting Priscilla DeWolf at 466-2156 or e-mailing

Audubon Society tour – Field trip of the Lewiston and Clarkston winter valley, Jan. 22. Contact Cindy at 448-3835 for more information.

EWU Women’s Studies lecture – Jan. 25, noon-1 p.m. in Room 207 of Monroe Hall at Eastern Washington University. Topic “Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research: Gender Difference Among Athletes and its Effect on Rick of Injury” will be presented by Jeffrey Kawaguchi, Ph.D., physical therapist, athletic trainers certified and assistant professor of athletic training education program at EWU. For more information, contact Carol Vines.

“Intimate Partner Violence-What’s It All About?” lecture – Jan. 26, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 of Monroe Hall at Eastern Washington University. Presented by Jeff Winikoff, M.Ed., research associate at Washington State University – Spokane campus. For more information, contact Carol Vines at 359-2898.

Inland Northwest Peace Corps Association presentation – Jan. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook. Presentation will be given by Kirsten Franklin-Temple, Peace Corps recruiter from Seattle. Call (800) 424-8580 or e-mail for more information.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – Jan. 31 at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 Windsor Drive. “Freedom Isn’t Free,” presented by Sgt. Wayne Terry. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.

Eastern Washington University’s African American Heritage Celebrations – Beginning Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 on the EWU campus. Open house Jan. 31,11 a.m.-2 p.m., Room 204 of Monroe Hall; films and lectures each day from 10-11 a.m. in the JFK Library auditorium. For more information, contact Carol Vines at 359-2898.

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers meeting – “Research Writing and Assembling a Book,” presented by Don Johnson, Byron King and Marla Hyder, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Contact Jan Loehr at 489-7078 or e-mail for more information.

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.

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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