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The kids should love this contest

Family notes Mary Beth Donelan

KIDS, KEEP your eyes peeled for the next holiday decorating contest. The Spokesman-Review will be having a Valentine Heart decorating contest for ages kids to age 16.

The entry form will appear in the Jan. 23 IN Life section.

Gift certificates will be awarded for the top three in the following age categories: up to age 4, 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 13 and 14 to 16. The winning entries will be printed in the paper on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, also in the IN Life section.

Best of the West

Wrangler Pro Rodeo will be in town this week with shows Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Spokane Arena. Admission is $10-20. Call 325-SEAT.

Deer Park winter wonderland

Winterfest 2005 takes place in Deer Park at the fairgrounds on Saturday. The day starts off with the Frostbite Run registration at 7:30 a.m., with the run starting at 9, a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11, a snowmobile show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., no entry fee required; snow softball begins at 9. and runs all day at the Deer Park Sports Complex; children’s games and activities from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., along with booths and the McGruff Dog; a chess tournament at 10 at Deer Park Arcadia School; a Friends of the Library book sale at Deer Park Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ice sculpture demonstrations and cold weather pet care with the Spokane Humane Society and local animal care providers; Treasure Hunt and chili cookoff both begin at 11 and outhouse races starting at noon; bloodhound demo at 1 p.m., broom ball at 2; bonfire at 6; fireworks at 7 and dance from 7 to 10. For more information, call 276-2006 or 276-2340.

King Day celebrations

There is no school next Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Events scheduled for the community include:

Martin Luther King Day Celebration presented by the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force on Sunday, 4 p.m. at Di Luna’s Cafe in Sandpoint. The celebration will feature readings inspired by the speeches and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, with an interactive, audience-participation reading of the play, “From a Birmingham Jail,” an open mike limited to works and themes promoted by King; and music by jazz guitarist Bruce Bishop, and classical guitarist Leon Atkinson. Refreshments will be served and donations are accepted.

For more information, call (208) 263-0275.

Martin Luther King Jr. Resource Fair, Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. For more information, call 458-7450.

Winter carnival

The Sandpoint Winter Carnival, sponsored by Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, will hold their annual celebration with snow sculptures, a parade and many more events downtown, plus a torchlight parade, fireworks and more at Schweitzer, on Saturday at 6 p.m., during Schweitzer’s “Lights Up the Night.” Downtown, the Taste of Sandpoint will be held Jan. 20, and the Winter Carnival Parade is Jan. 21. Other events include contests from pie-eating to a pizza cookoff, plus the Mr. and Mrs. Winter Carnival Pageant. For more information, call (208) 263-0887 or (208) 263-9555.

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