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Free home improvement workshops – Offered at Home Depot stores. Workshops this month include: “You Can Install Laminate Flooring,” Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Lay Ceramic Tile,” Thursdays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Have Fun With Color and Faux,” Fridays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Measure and Install Window Treatments,” Saturdays at 10 a.m.; “You Can Prep and Paint the Interior of Your Home Like a Pro,” Saturdays at 2 p.m.; “You Can Use a Finish Nailer,” Sundays at 2 p.m. Call (800) 430-3376 or visit for more information.

Eighth annual Community Congress on Race Relations – Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Lair-Student Center at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. Presenters include Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe, diversity consultants, and Jorge Cherbosque, clinical and industrial psychologist. Lectures are free; lunch is available for $5. Call 623-2050 for more information.

“Palestinian-Israeli Conflict After Arafat,” lecture – Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in the William P. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhauser Hall, Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne. Presented by Raja Tanas, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Whitworth College. Call 777-3270 for more information.

Sons of Norway April Fools Day Dinner Dance – Friday at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing. Admission is $8.50 per person. Call 326-9211 for reservations.

Humanist Focus Group meeting – Saturday, 8 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Program will be presented by Charlie Mason, geologist; breakfast will be available for $7. Call 448-2516 for more information.

Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (the Heart of Hawai’i) annual Luau – This year’s theme will be “The Polynesian Islands,” and will include Polynesian food and cultural events and information, Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Whitworth Fieldhouse, 300 W. Hawthorne. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/children ages 6-12, and free to children under the age of 5. Call 777-4233 or e-mail for more information.

Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast – Sunday and April 17 at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. All the pancakes you can eat with sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Admission is $4/adults, $2.50/children. Call 326-9211 for more information.

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sprague, Wash., 20th annual Sausage Feed – Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Sprague Community Hall. Includes smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetable, sauerkraut, applesauce and dessert. Admission is $8.50/adults, $4/children ages 6-12, and free to children under the age of 5. Call (509) 257-2806 for more information.

Spokane Parks and Recreation Department Sausage Feed Trip – Sprague, Wash., Sunday. Along the way to the feast, the group will tour rock formations, scablands in Lincoln County as well as small Washington towns. Meet at Pioneer Park at 11 a.m. Cost is $25, includes meal and transportation. Call 625-6200 to register.

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