EWU Women’s Studies Center - lecture - “Unexamined Assumptions: What’s Holding Us Back,” presented by EV VanderWeil, M.A., doctoral student in leadership at Gonzaga University, noon-1 p.m., Room 207, Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University campus, Cheney; 359-2898.
Home Depot Free May Workshops - At Home Deport stores through May. Workshops include: “You Can Have Fun with Faux Painting: Basic and New Techniques,” Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Install a Faucet,” Thursdays at 7 p.m.; “Power Tools 101: You Can Use a Power Drill to Install a Ceiling Fan,” Fridays at 7 p.m.; “You Can Install Hardwood Floors,” Saturdays at 10 a.m.; “You Can Paint or Stain the Exterior of Your Home,” Saturdays at 2 p.m.; and “You Can Lay Ceramic Tile,” Sundays at 2 p.m.; (800) 430-3376.
EWU Women’s Studies Center lecture - “Social Security: Is It Good For Women and People of Color?” presented by Leslie McAuley, Social Security Administration, Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Room 207, Monroe Hall, Eastern Washington University campus, Cheney; 359-2898.
Spokane Audubon Society meeting - Becky Ilias will discuss pgymy rabbits of the Columbia Basin, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Riverview Retirement Community, 1801 E. Upriver Drive; 466-3098.
Flower and Plant Sale Fund-raiser – Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Camyn’s Greenhouse, 4317 S. Garfield. Sponsored by Delta Gamma Alumnae Association with proceeds going to organizations that provide aid and education for the blind; 533-1134.
Jane Jefferson Democrats meeting - Discussion of issues of concern to all voters, Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division; contact Irene, 535-0171.
Elks Lodge Spaghetti Feed – Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road, Spokane Valley; $5; 926-2328.
Sons of Norway Dinner and Dance - Syttende Mai Smorgasbord, Friday, 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd.; $12.50; 326-9211.
Gardener Expo 2005 - One Green World - Over 200 vendors selling plants, gardening products, services and arts and crafts, and all-day seminars and demonstrations. Sponsored by The Inland Empire Gardeners, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair, 1810 N. Greene; 535-8434.
Friends of Turnbull “Refuge Spring Planting” - Help plant trees, perform maintenance on existing trees and help get the trees ready for spring, Saturday, 9 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Potluck and birding trip will follow the work project; 235-4723.
Planetarium Show - “Leo the Lion,” Saturday, 1 and 2 p.m., Palouse Discovery Science Center, 2371 NE Hopkins Court, Pullman. Learn all about the night sky; (509) 332-6869.
Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast - All you can eat pancakes with eggs, sausage, juice and coffee, Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 Country Homes Blvd.; $4.50/adults, $2.50/children; 326-9211.
Talking With – A collection of monologues from 1982 about women’s lives, in their own voices, 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., and May 22 at 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program; 325-6383.
Engineers Forum of Spokane - “What’s Happening in the City?” presented by Mayor Jim West, Monday, Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program will begin 12:30 p.m.; 244-3467.
Spokane City Forum – May 18, First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. Topic will be “Roadmap for Success: What’s Next for Washington School,” presented by Dr. Terry Bergeson, state superintendent of public instruction. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. for $8.50; program begins at 12:15 p.m.; reservations must be made by 10 a.m. Monday; 777-1555.
Rogers High School’s “Design Open House” - The Northwest Architecture Co. and Garco, will be on-hand to offer current design options being considered for Rogers’ facelift and to discuss the project, May 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Rogers High School Cafeteria, 1622 E. Wellesley; 354-7363.
Tea Room, Chashitsu Open House – May 19, 5-6 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Demonstration in the authentic tea room, also known as chashitsu; experience the unique atmosphere of sado. Reservations required by noon of day of event; 328-2971.
Edible Plants of Turnbull workshop - Paul Decker will highlight the amazing plant life of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, May 21, at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Class size is limited to 15, call 235-6448 for reservations.
Planetarium Show - “Meteorites: Rocks From Space,” May 21, 1 and 2 p.m., Palouse Discovery Science Center, 2371 NE Hopkins Court, Pullman. Learn the difference between meteors and meteorites and when to see the best meteor showers this year; (509) 332-6869.
Plant Identification Field Trip – All-day excursion to identify plants along the trail at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, May 21. Sponsored by the Native Plant Society and Friends of Turnbull. Contact Ken Swedberg at 235-4979 to see if there are openings; $10.
Pet Fest – All breed, all species, pet expo, May 21-22, Spokane Fair and Expo Center, Ag Buildings. Includes family entertainment, training demonstrations, pet-related products for sale, wiener dog races, Singing with Your Pet Duet, Skyhoundz local Canine Disc Championships, Dog Food Dive for prizes, and more than 100 pets available for adoption through local rescue groups. Also this year, scouts from Animal Planet will be viewing auditions during the national pet talent competition. Pets are encouraged to attend, registration is required; pets must be at least 6 months old, be well socialized and have current vaccines. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $6/adults, free to children under age 6, $3/pets, $15/family of four; 939-9698.
“Eastern Edge: CSI Spokane” lecture - Behind the scenes look at forensic science and crime scene investigation, presented by Sarah Keller, Ph.D., EWU professor of anthropology and consultant to detectives throughout the Inland Northwest, and Peter Bilous, Ph.D., EWU professor of forensic science, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., WestCoast Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University and the Spokane Area Economic Development Council; reservations must be made by next Tuesday; $10; 235-5034.
Friends of Turnbull Bird Walk - Marian Frobe, local birder, will host the walk around the Pine Lakes area to spot colorful ducks and returning songbirds, May 28 at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Bringing a lunch is advised; reservations must be made by May 21; 328-0621.
Planetarium Show - “Galaxies,” May 28, 1 and 2 p.m., Palouse Discovery Science Center, 2371 NE Hopkins Court, Pullman. See some of the most interesting galaxies in this star show; (509) 332-6869.
Elks Lodge Memorial Day Service - Memorial Day service at Spokane Memorial Gardens, May 30, 10 a.m., 5909 S. Cheney-Spokane Road; 926-2328.
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