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Swing With the Maestro – A unique fund-raiser that combines golf with live music on the course by members of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, 11:15 a.m. at the Manito Golf and Country Club. The twosome competition benefits the Spokane Symphony. $150 per person. Call 448-9762 to register.

United Nations discussion – Focus of talk will be “U.N. Millennium Development Goals,” 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive; presented by the U.N. Association, Spokane; 624-3608.

Upcoming

Democrat meeting – The documentary “End of Suburbia” will be viewed, followed by discussion about local solutions to energy shortages, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave; 276-2006.

Job expo – Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lair Student Center at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene; presented by Worksource Spokane with representatives in health care, hospitality, construction and government; 532-3092.

First Amendment discussion – Whitworth College professor of political studies Julia Stonks presents lecture on “The Constitution, Freedom of Religion and the Future Supreme Court,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth; free; 777-3202.

Jane Jefferson Democrat meeting – Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division; contact Irene at 535-0171.

Cheney Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute meeting – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Room 137 in the Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Topic “Ice-Age Floods and the Terrior of Washington Wine Regions” will be presented by Alan Busacca, soil scientist and geologist at Washington State University; (509) 559-5818.

Quilters meeting – Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Quilters will meet Thursday, 1 and 7 p.m. at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute’s Commons, 4000 W. Randolph Road; with guest speaker fiber artist Nancy Elliott MacDonald; $7; 467-6480.

Whitworth College lecture – “What’s Really at Stake in the Stem-Cell Research Debate?” presented by Kyle Orwig, 1990 Whitworth College alumnus and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Thursday, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth; 777-4580; e-mail gorwig@whitworth.edu.

9 miles, eight bridges cycle event – begins on north side of the Monroe Street Bridge, Sunday, 8:30 a.m., as celebration of its reopening; includes snacks donated by Bumble Bar, coffee donated from Starbucks, and live music performed by Dead Man’s Pants; sponsored by the Spokane Bicycle Club and the Friends of the Centennial Trail; 624-7188.

Spokane Mountaineers meeting and slideshow – next Monday, 7 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Topic will be Patagonia; 838-4974; www.spokanemountaineers.org.

International Peace Day Celebration – Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th. Host Inferfaith Council plans Egyptian cuisine and multicultural entertainment; $25 per person or $45 per couple; 329-1410.

City Forum speaker series fund-raiser – Luncheon Sept. 21, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. The guest speaker is Carol Coletta, host of National Public Radio’s “Smart City”; $75 minimum donation; reservations required by Sept. 19; 777-1555.

The Parent Project – A 12-week class series that focuses on improving the parent-child relationships. The first session designed for parents of youth ages 11-18 is Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. at the Providence Faith and Healing Center, 101 W. Eighth; 389-2930.

Valleyfest – Sept. 23, 7 p.m., community parade from Spokane Valley City Hall down Sprague to University Ave., followed by a free showing of “Napoleon Dynamite” at 8:30 p.m. at Mirabeau Park. Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Mirabeau Park, pancake breakfast, children’s activities, food, music and more. Activities are also scheduled at the nearby Valley YMCA and the new CenterPlace. The day ends with a free showing of “Shrek 2” in the park at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.valleyfest.org or call 922-3299.

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