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Elks Lodge Spaghetti Dinner – Friday, 5:30-7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road; $5 per person. Spokane Valley; 926-2328.

Liberty Lake Community Yard Sale – The 12th annual yard sale, Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes dozens of participants, plus nonprofit organizations will sell food in various neighborhoods. Maps of participating locations will be available at Liberty Lake stores and gas stations; 990-0298.

Coalition of Responsible Disabled Fund-raiser - 6th annual craft sale and silent auction to benefit CORD, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Toys “R” Us, Sullivan and Broadway. Proceeds will go to help build a wheelchair ramp, and personal and home modification project fund; contact Linda for more information, 326-6355 or 993-5515.

Friends of Chase Middle School Library Book Sale - A benefit for the Chase Middle School Library, Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the school commons, 4747 E. 37th. Includes nonfiction, adult fiction, young adult, juvenile, science fiction, videos and scrapbooks; 354-5043.

Engineers Forum of Spokane - “Eastern Washington University’s New School of Computing and Engineering Sciences,” presented by Dr. Mick Brzoska, director of school of computing and engineering sciences and associate dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at EWU, Monday, Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m.; 244-3467;

Peaceful Valley/Browne’s Addition Walking Tour - For ages 18 and older, June 18, 1-4 p.m. Meet on the south side of Coeur d’Alene Park near Fourth and Chestnut. Visit these two historic districts which were prominent in Spokane’s early history. Be prepared to walk up and down some steps, rain or shine. Registration required; $10; 625-6200.

Engineers Forum of Spokane - “Current Issues in the Electric Power Industry,” presented by Dr. Tom Karier, Eastern Washington representative on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, June 20, Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program begins at 12:30 p.m.; 244-3467;

Aging Issues and Solutions Conference - The Washington State White House Conference on Aging for Eastern Washington - Issues and Solutions Session, beginning with “Fixing the Future: The Aging Obligation,” presented by Dennis Mahar, director of the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging, June 24, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in Showalter auditorium on the Eastern Washington University campus, Cheney. Admission is $15 and includes continental breakfast and box lunch. Registration is required; 458-2509 or 359-6479.

Elks Lodge Chicken Fried Steak Dinner – June 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. Karaoke will follow; $5 per person; 926-2328.

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.; 625-3336.

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