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Baby shower, health fair Oct. 8 for parents of young children

A Baby Shower and Health Fair will be sponsored by the West Central Community Center, West Central Health Services Network, Deaconess Women’s Clinic, Vanessa Behan, Community Health Education Resources and other community donors.

The free event will be Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St.

Free diapers will be given to the first 500 who visit the information booths and attend at least one speaker session. Bonus diapers will be provided if both parents attend.

Speakers’ topics include: Dads Matter; Fire Safety for Preschool Parents; Immunization Update; Child-proofing Your Home; Caring for Little Smiles; Little Lungs Matter; Feeding New Babies; and Infant CPR and Choking Prevention.

There will be prizes, drawings and refreshments.

Preservation grants available

Spokane Preservation Advocates is accepting applications for capital preservation and minigrants through Oct. 15.

The nonprofit group is dedicated to preserving historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and character.

The Heritage Fund grant program is managed by a committee and provides two types of grants for historic preservation projects:

“Capital preservation grants ($2,500-$5,000) for bricks and mortar projects with matching funding required by the applicant.

“SPA minigrant Program ($100-$1,000) for bricks and mortar projects, programs or educational projects. No matching funds are required.

Information and grant applications can be downloaded from the SPA Web site at or send e-mail to Heritage Fund committee chairwoman Susan Winchell at

Library book sale coming up

Friends of the Deer Park, North Spokane and Spokane Valley county library branches will hold annual book sales with proceeds to support library activities, upgrades and programs.

Sales will be Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Deer Park Auto Freight ministorage, 2405 E. Crawford; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Spokane Branch, 44 E. Hawthorne Road; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Branch, 12004 E. Main Ave.


“ The draft of proposed codes for residential development will be unveiled by the Spokane County Planning Commission from 6 to 8 tonight at the Northeast Community Center.

Features of the plan include more housing options, zero lot lines, accessory dwelling units (granny flats) provisions for smaller lots and transition areas between new and old developments.

Neva-Wood COPS will meet next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 4705 N. Addison St. Refreshments will be provided. Parking will be available across the street and east of Zion Church.

“The Whitman Neighborhood Council will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Whitman Elementary School, 5400 N. Helena St.

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