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Preparing for Emergencies – Albi Weaver of the Red Cross will speak on emergency preparedness at the Engineers Forum of Spokane, noon at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch is available for $12. 244-3467.

Upcoming

Compass Club luncheon – The women’s club for welcoming newcomers into the area will gather for a luncheon and tour at the Northern Lights Brewery at the corner of Trent and Hamilton, Tuesday, 11 a.m.; $15; reservations, 465-8163.

Diversity discussion – Guest speaker Nan Aki Linder will discuss discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Pub Multipurpose Room, Eastern Washington University, Cheney; 359-2898.

Oil depletion documentary – The documentary “End of Suburbia, Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream” is part of SFCC’s Sustainability Symposium, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., SUB Lounges A and B, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 434-5149.

Hope House benefit luncheon – Friday, noon-2 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, City Center; wine tasting from 11 a.m.-noon; $35; 624-2378.

Hispanic Heritage celebration – The Hispanic/Latino Resource Center will host a traditional Hispanic dinner and entertainment in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Friday, 6:30 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone; reservation deadline is Tuesday; $10, $7 for seniors; 455-6706 or 448-4840.

Quilt show – The 27th annual Magic of Quilting show at the Spokane Convention Center hosted by the Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Quilters, Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 pm.; next Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $5; free for children 11 and under; 443-2319.

Engineers Forum – Peter Mowery, SIRTI director of commercialization, presents talk about the organization’s activities next Monday, noon, Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive; lunch, $12; 244-3467.

Farmers’ Market – Spokane Falls Community College hosts an outdoor farmers market and fair Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., SFCC’s south lawn in front of library, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 533-3586.

Uzbekistan Fulbright Scholar speaks – Nodira Azimova, professor of sociology and anthropology at Taskent University, will speak on Uzbek women’s role in their society Oct. 11, noon-1 p.m., Eastern Washington University’s Monroe Hall, Room 207; 359-2898.

Political discussion – The Jane Jefferson Democrats will host a political discussion Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. 535-0171.

Author lecture – James Howard Kunstler, author of “Long Emergency; Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century,” will speak as part of SFCC’s Sustainability Symposium, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m., SFCC Music/Performing Arts Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Diver. 434-5149.

Transitions breakfast – A breakfast to benefit the Transitions programs for women and children with guest speaker Senator Lisa Brown, Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive; donations will be accepted; 455-4249.

Preserving the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge – The Audubon Society hosts guest speaker Harvey Brown, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Riverview Retirement Home, 1801 E. Upriver Drive; 533-3661.

Marine fisheries documentary – The film “Empty Oceans, Empty Nets” will be shown as part of SFCC’s Sustainability Symposium, 11:30 p.m. Oct. 14, SFCC Sub Lounges A and B, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. 434-4149.

Fall Leaf Festival – The annual festival is a free family event featuring a giant leaf pile for playing, arts and crafts projects, displays and demonstrations; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Finch Arboretum, Sunset Highway and ‘F’ Street. 624-4832.

Engineers Forum – Guest speaker Rob Lindsay, manager of water resources for Spokane County, will present disussion on the protection of the aquifer, Oct. 17, noon, Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive; lunch, $12; 244-3467.

AmeriCorps – This group is offering on-the-job training in the housing construction industry to those ages 18-25. The group is also looking for tutors for at-risk high school students and a volunteer coordinator/trainer, 18 years or older, to provide activities for AmeriCorp members. For information about any of these opportunities, call 456-7660.

Host Families Needed – Council Educational Travel USA is looking for host families for foreign exchange students. Students must pass an English proficiency test, will come with their own spending money and are fully insured. For information, call Gina Polignoni at 362-4549.

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