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Faith informing politics – The Interfaith Council and Catholic Charities will host a series of workshops discussing the five initiatives on the November ballot, today, 7-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 440 N.E. Ash, Pullman; Thursday, 7-8 p.m. , Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall. 329-1410.

SFCC Revelers Club rummage sale – to benefit the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Katrina relief program, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., outside the Spokane Falls Community College Music and Performing Arts Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 533-3592.

Aquatics facilities public meetings – The Spokane Park Board’s aquatics citizens advisory committee is collecting public comments on recommendations for the future of Spokane’s aquatic facilities and programs, 6 p.m., Spokane Main Library, 906 W. Main; 363-5458.

Upcoming

Halloween Family Fun Night – Friday, 5:30-7 p.m., Spokane Community College’s Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene; 533-7090.

Moran Prairie Harvest Dinner – The annual dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, Sunday, noon-3 p.m., Moran Prairie Grange Hall, 61st and Palouse Highway. Dinner is $8 for adults and $6 for children age 5-12, kids under 5 are free. Proceeds benefit the Grange Hall; 922-2113.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – The program is “Dentistry in the Mission Field” by retired dentist Blake McKinley, Monday, noon, Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive; lunch, $12; 244-3467.

Peace Corps – Peace Corps volunteer Jen Hagenow will speak about the group’s mission, Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main; (206) 239-6603.

Institute for Extended Learning Adult Education Center open house – Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., IEL Adult Education Center, 2310 N. Monroe; 533-4600.

Compass Club luncheon – The women’s club for welcoming newcomers to the area with gather for its annual auction Tuesday 10:30 a.m., Ramada Inn Airport, 8909 Airport Drive; lunch, $12; 465-8163.

Pulitzer Prize winner speaks – The SFCC Journalism Club hosts a talk by Nigel Jaquiss, a reporter for the Wilamette Week in Portland who won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in April, 11:30 a.m. next Wednesday in SUB Lounges A and B, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. 533-4197.

Panel discussion – Local religious leaders will discuss common community values, 9:30 a.m. next Wednesday at the Spokane Community College Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene. 533-7185.

Conservation Northwest dinner – Auction and dinner featuring author and wilderness advocate Rick Bass, next Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post; $45; (360) 671-9950, ext. 10.

Japanese culture day – The Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute hosts a free Bunka no Hi Culture Day event, 10:15-11:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Reservations are requested by calling 328-2971.

Native American History Month – Celebration including drumming, dancing and guest speaker Dave Bonga, tribal lawyer and co-founder of the Kalispel Tribe’s Camas Institute, Nov. 4, 11 a.m., Institute for Extended Learning Lodge, 3305 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Reservations are requested by Monday; 279-6080.

Yummies for the Tummies – A breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes hosted by the Corbin Senior Center, Nov. 4, 8-11 a.m. , 827 W. Cleveland; $3.50 for adults, $2.50 children; 327-1584.

Annual turkey dinner – A dinner with all the trimmings hosted by the Order of the Amaranth, a Masonic organization, Nov. 4, 4-7 p.m., Millwood Masonic Temple, 3219 N. Argonne. Proceeds will benefit diabetes research and Shriners Hospital; $8 adults, $3 children under 12; 235-8969.

Wine tasting auction – The West Spokane Kiwanis hosts its 27th annual wine-tasting auction fund-raiser, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1600 N. Belt; $15 advance, $20 at the door; 328-5804 or 467-5886.

Whitworth Writing Rally – Children’s author David Shannon will lead the 22nd annual rally. Sessions are Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Children in preschool through fifth grade must be accompanied by an adult and will work in small groups to create and illustrate stories. A reception will follow each session. The cost is $15. Register in advance at www.thewritingrally.org or call 777-4409. The deadline is Friday.

Scottish Highland Ball – A 50th anniversary event hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of Spokane and the Angus Scott Pipe Band, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post; There will be live music, dancing and an appetizer buffet; $37.50; 922-3661.

Aging population discussion – A luncheon and lecture on Eastern Washington’s aging population and the impact on the economy, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague; $12 in advance, $15 at the door; 235-5034.

Mount St. Helens lecture – U.S. Geological Survey geologist Willie Scott will present a free lecture and slide show on Mount St. Helens’ recent activity, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., SCC Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene; 533-8017.

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 more information, 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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