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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 is $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., the Ramada Inn Airport, 8909 Airport Drive. Lunch is $12. To register, call 465-8163.

Pulitzer Prize winner speaks – The SFCC Journalism Club hosts a talk by Nigel Jaquiss, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter at the Willamette Week, Wednesday 11:30 a.m., 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. 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, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. $45. (360) 671-9950, ext. 10.

Learning from Freud – Gonzaga University professors Rev. Tim Clancy and Anna Medina will present a free lectures on “What can we learn from Freud?”, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in the Jundt Lecture Hall in the Jundt Art Museum, 502 E. Boone. 323-6750.

First Amendment rights – Gonzaga law professor Sheri Engelken will discuss the impact former Chief Justice Rehnquist’s opinions have had on First Amendment rights, noon, Thursday in the Moot Court Room at the Gonzaga Law School. 502 E. Boone. Food will be provided.

Japanese Culture Day – The Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute hosts a free Bunka no Hi Culture Day event Thursday, 10:15-11:45 a.m., at 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, 11 a.m. Friday, 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, 8-11 a.m. Friday, 827 W. Cleveland. $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children. 327-1584.

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

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

Scottish Highland Ball – A 50th anniversary event hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of Spokane and the Angus Scott Pipe Band, 7:30 p.m. next Saturday, Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. The evening includes music, dancing and appetizer buffet. $37.50. 922-3661.

The Ice Age – Eastern Washington University history professor Bill Youngs will present a lecture titled “John Mullan, The Mullan Road and Ice Age Flood Geology.” The lecture is hosted by the Cheney Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 on the EWU Cheney campus, room 137 in the Science Building. 559-5818.

Aging population discussion – 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.

Loon conservation – Spokane Audubon Society presents lecture on the status and conservation of the common Loon, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Riverview Retirement Community, 1801 E. Upriver Drive. 483-5009.

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.

International banquet – Whitworth hosts its 20th annual international banquet Nov. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Hixson Union Building, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. An entertainment program will follow from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium. $10. 777-4509.

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 AmeriCorps 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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