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Jane Jefferson Democrat meeting – 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 – 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.

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


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

Parenting class – Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, 707 W. Seventh. Titled “Parenting from the Inside Out,” the class will explore external warning signs that mask internal feelings. $25 per couple or $15 per person; 484-1227.

Peace Corps – Inland Northwest Peace Corps Association potluck and meeting Sunday, 1 p.m., 104 W. 40th; 624-2238.

Nine 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 – Monday, 7 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Topic will be Patagonia; 838-4974;

International Peace Day Celebration – Tuesday, 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 next Wednesday, 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 parent-child relationships. The first session designed for parents of ages 11-18 is 6-9 p.m. next Wednesday at the Providence Faith and Healing Center, 101 W. Eighth. 389-2930.

TrailFest – Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mirabeau Meadows; sponsored by The Friends of the Centennial Trail; $20, $5 late fee after Sept. 10;; 624-7188.

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