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Parenting class – 10 a.m-noon today at 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.


Candlelighters picnic – The Inland Northwest Candlelighters, a non-profit group that assists young cancer patients, will host a picnic at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Manito Park picnic area, 20th and Grand. A program and candlelight vigil will follow at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the picnic by calling 474-2759.

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

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

Valleyfest – Friday, 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. Next Saturday, 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 or call 922-3299.

Five Mile Prairie Day – Next Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Five Mile Prairie Grange at the corner of Five Mile and Strong Roads. There will be a classic car show, two fun runs, bake sale, silent auction, Farmer’s Market, craft show, kids activities, food, music and a jumping castle. 468-8344.

Benefit organ concert – John Bodinger and Friends will perform at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Manito Presbyterian Church, 410 E. 30th. Donations will be accepted to benefit Camp Fire USA. 747-6191 ext. 20.

North Wall Schools open house – Learn about North Wall Elementary School and the North Wall Child Development Center, Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 9408 N. Wall. Reservations are requested. 466-2695.

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