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 www.homedepot.com for more information.
SFCC Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon and speaker – Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. in Student Union Building 17, lounges A, B and C, at SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Speaker will be Dorothy Webster, director of administrative services for the City of Spokane. Tickets are $7, and must be purchased by today. Call Adrian Williams at 533-3240 for more information.
Pet behaviors seminar series – Wednesday, 7 p.m., County Extension Education Center, 222 Havana. Presented by Spokane County Regional Animal Care and Protection Services, and Volunteers Offering Internmediate Care and Enrichment. Topic “I Knew That! The Science of Behavior and Emotions of Our Pets” will be presented by Patricia Simonet, cognitive ethologist and animal behaviorist. Call 477-2532 for more information.
“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, Wednesday, 7 p.m. in the Pence Union Building at EWU. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.
Massage and Metabolism – Eastern Washington University Women’s Studies presents the lecture Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Room 207, Monroe Hall at EWU, Cheney. Speaker will be 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 – Thursday, 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 www.geocities.com/wsqspokanechapter.
Sons of Norway dinner and dance – Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Dinner includes ham and cheese, potato bake, vegetables and dessert. Tickets are $8.50. Call 326-9211 for more information.
Junior League of Spokane 80th anniversary celebration – Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight, the Davenport hotel. Includes appetizers, no-host bar, dancing and live music performed by Laffin Bones. Tickets are $40 per person, call 328-2801 for more information.
How to build your own home – Informational sessions 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, surgeon at Inland Vascular Institute, Spokane. Doors open at 11 a.m.; tickets are $12. Registration must be made by Saturday by contacting Priscilla DeWolf at 466-2156 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Audubon Society tour – Field trip of the Lewiston and Clarkston winter valley, Saturday. Contact Cindy at 448-3835 for more information.
Interfaith Council’s 2005 Eastern Washington Legislative Conference – Topic will be “Valuing Families,” Jan. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Speakers will include Rev. Dr. Flora Wilson Bridges, National Baptist Convention, as well as leaders from local Jewish, Christian and Muslim churches. Call 329-1410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, 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.
“Girls Fight Back” – Spokane Falls Community College Associated Women Students presents the lecture Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m., in the SUB Lounges A and B, Building 17 at SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Presenter will be Erin Weed. Call 533-3586 for more information.
“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 KFranklin@peacecorps.gov for more information.
Sons of Norway Lutefisk Dinner – Jan. 30, noon-3 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Includes lutefisk with white sauce and butter, meatballs with gravy, boiled potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw and tapioca pudding with whipped cream. Tickets are $15. Call 326-9211 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.
EWU African American Heritage Celebrations – Beginning Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 at Eastern Washington University, Cheney. 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 email@example.com for more information.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey mascot Boomer’s appearances – Boomer will visit Supercuts stores: Feb.7, 4-5 p.m., 1235 N. Liberty Lake Road; and March 5, 1-2 p.m., 14109 E. Sprague. Call 326-1891 for more information.
Cheney Palouse Chapter Ice Age Floods Institute meeting – Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.,
Room 137 of the Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Topic “Aftermath of the Ice-Age Floods: A Bird’s Eye View” will be presented by Bruce Bjornstad. Call 448-0604 for more information.
EWU Women’s Studies lecture – Feb. 15, noon-1 p.m., Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Topic “Get Your Rag On: Can You Celebrate Menstruation Without Selling Out?” will be presented by Elizabeth Kissling, Ph.D. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.
Spokane City Forum – Feb. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. Topic “The City on a Hill Revisited 2005” will be presented by Raymond Bakke, founder and executive director of International Urban Associates. 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. Feb. 14. For more information, call 777-1555, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.spokanecityforum.org.
Contemporary issues in feminist research lecture – Topic will be “Bad Behavior,” presented by Sandra Trujillo, M.F.A., Eastern Washington University visiting artist in ceramics, Feb. 17 from noon-1 p.m. in Room 207 of Monroe Hall, EWU, Cheney. Contact Carol Vines at 359-2898 for more information.
EWU Women’s Studies lecture – Feb. 23, 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, Feb. 24, noon-1 p.m. in Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. For more information, call Carol Vines at 359-2898.
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