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

Spokane Chiefs Hockey mascot Boomer’s appearances – Boomer will visit Supercuts stores: 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 – Jan. 19 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. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. Jan. 17. 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 this 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.

“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.

Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast – 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.

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