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Sons of Norway Lutefisk Dinner – 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 – Monday 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 Monday through Friday at Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Open house Monday, 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, Thursday, 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Contact Jan Loehr at 489-7078 or e-mail for more information.

Humanist Focus Group meeting – Saturday, 8 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Dr. David Bowling will give a presentation on cosmology. Breakfast is available for $7. For more information, contact Ross Woodward at 448-2516, e-mail, or visit

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society meeting – Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main. Carolyn Olafson will present a program on family history centers. Contact Shirley Penna-Oakes at 276-1740 for more information.

Spokane Community College Asian New Year Events – Events include Thai dancing, New Year traditions and origami lessons, Feb. 8-10, 11:30 a.m., in the SCC Center for the Humanities, second floor of the college’s Learning Resource Center, Building 16, 1810 N. Greene. Chinese New Year events will be held Feb. 12 in the Lair Student Center, Building 6, including a Chinese Cultural Fair, 1-5 p.m., and cultural performances at 2, 3:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m., with Chinese fashion, martial arts and opera. Also on Feb. 12, Chinese New Year banquets will be hosted from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at King Yen Restaurant, 3004 N. Monroe, and Peking North Restaurant, 4120 N. Division. Tickets are $1/cultural fair, $8/cultural fair and performances, $20/cultural fair, performances and banquet, or $30 for VIP tickets to cultural fair with preferred seating at the performances and special banquet menu. For more information contact Susan Butler at 533-7473 or e-mail

Habitat for Humanity – Spokane informational meetings – Several meetings will be held for individuals interested in learning how to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner: Feb. 8, 1 p.m. at Salvation Army Community Center, 222 E. Indiana, and at 6 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone; Feb. 9, 3 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, and 6 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway; and Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt, and at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook. A Russian interpreter will be available at the Feb. 9 meeting at the East Central. For more information, contact Shelly O’Quinn at 534-2552, ext. 12, or e-mail

Geology lecture – “The 2002 Denali Fault Earthquake: Uplift and Origin of the Alaska Range,” presented by Dr. Charlie Rubin, geology professor at Central Washington University, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Lair Student Center auditorium at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. Contact Andy Buddington at 533-8017 for more information.

Leadership Spokane and Leadership Connection lecture – “10 Ways to Make a Difference,” presented by Tim McGuire, Feb. 9, 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the Championship room at the Spokane Arena. Light breakfast available at 7 a.m. Cost: $25, or $9 to students; register online at or by calling 323-3575.

Jane Jefferson Democrats meeting – Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Information on issues of concern to all voters is included, as well as a presentation of “Out Foxed,” regarding the media. Contact Irene at 535-0171 for more information.

Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award ceremony – Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Longhorn Barbecue, 2315 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Reservations must be made by e-mailing For more information call 358-7528 or visit

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 or 559-5818 for more information.

“Genocide in Darfur and U.S. Foreign Policy” lecture – Presented by Elnour Hamad, Ph.D., assistant professor of art education at Eastern Washington University, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., in the William P. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Call 777-3270 for more information.

Nonviolent Communication – Workshop Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at Unity Church of Truth, 29th and Bernard. Based on Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communications.” Presenter will be Kathleen Macferran, a certified trainer on nonviolent communication. Donations of $30 to $60 are suggested. Contact Bret Stein at 292-8304 for more information.

St. John Vianney Spaghetti Dinner – Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the St. John Vianney Parish Hall, 503 N. Walnut Road. Tickets are $6/adults, $5/seniors and children ages 6-12, and $20/family. Call 926-5553 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 or visit

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, noon-1 p.m., 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., Room 207 of Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. For more information, call Carol Vines at 359-2898.

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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