Engineers Forum of Spokane – “Progress Report: The Monroe Street Bridge Construction,” presented by Steve Shrope, David Evans and Associates, at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch will be served at noon for $11; program will begin 12:30 p.m.; 244-3467.
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.
Spokane City Forum – Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. Topic will be “Roadmap for Success: What’s Next for Washington Schools,” 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. on May 16; 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, Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Rogers High School Cafeteria, 1622 E. Wellesley; 354-7363.
Tea Room, Chashitsu Open House – Thursday, 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.
Pet Fest – All breed, all species, pet expo, Saturday-Sunday, 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 over 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.
Edible Plants of Turnbull workshop - Paul Decker will highlight the amazing plant life of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. Class size is limited to 15; call 235-6448 for reservations.
Planetarium Show - “Meteorites: Rocks From Space,” Saturday, 1 and 2 p.m., Palouse Discovery Science Center, 2371 NE Hopkins Court, Pullman. Learn about the difference between meteors and meteorites and when to see the best meteor showers this year; (509) 332-6869.
Summit Valley Remembrance Day Reunion - Summit Valley School is a historic two-room school house built in 1908. An open house and program will be held Saturday. 2 p.m., Summit Valley School, 2360 Addy-Gifford Rd., Addy, Wash. Presently the school houses Summit Valley pre-school and kindergarten classes and the library department. Activities include a display of historic photos, live music, craft fair, tractor and car show, potluck picnic, and more. Hamburgers and hotdogs will also be available for $1; please bring a side dish and lawn chair; (509) 935-4647.
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