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In brief: Riding club to host Stampede preview

The Hoofprints 4-H Riding Club, organized by the Washington State University Spokane County Extension Office and 4-H, will hold the Stroke Stampede Ride and Run Preview on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Riverside State Park, 9711 W. Charles Road, at the old Military Air Strip.

The public is welcome to bring horses and bikes and preview the stampede courses and learn about the event, taking place on Sept. 27 to support organizations that help stroke victims and their families.

For details and more information visit or call Crysti Gray at (509) 869-4681 or e-mail

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Dance will benefit kids with cancer

Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, will host the 11th annual Oldies Dance to support the American Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes - East on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Pend Oreille Pavilion.

The ’50s dance will help send more than 130 kids to a weeklong camp at Ross Point in Post Falls this summer. Over half of the kids going to the camp have been diagnosed with cancer.

The evening includes live music by Sharkey and the Fins, good food, and a silent auction.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Northern Quest Casino Box Office or reserved by calling (509) 928-3782.


Turnbull hosting spring activities

Spring activities are happening at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, south of Cheney.

Project Budburst, taking place on Saturday at 10 a.m. to noon, will teach participants how to track the effects of weather change and how to identify and observe specific plants.

There is no cost for the class, but there is a $3 gate charge per car, unless you have a National Wildlife Refuge pass or Duck Stamp. Internet access is recommended.

On April 25 and May 2, a Pine Needle Basking Making class will be offered at the Refuge, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost is $15 per person for materials. The $3 gate fee also applies. A sack lunch is suggested.

For more information call (509) 235-4531 or e-mail


Plan for summer with activity guide

The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Spring and Summer Activity Guide is now available.

The program guide, detailing 72 pages of activities are available online at and include classes, summer camps, special interest activities, and more.

For more information call (509) 625-6200 or visit the Web site.


Inside scoop: Free Ben and Jerry’s

Wishing Star Foundation will host its annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday at Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop at River Park Square, from noon to 8 p.m.

The event doesn’t just include free ice cream. Dave, Ken and Molly from KZZU, Robyn Nance, Kris Crocker and more from KXLY, team members from the Spokane Shock and the girls from the Lilac Court will be doing their part, scooping up the cold treats.

Live entertainment includes the Dixieland Band, Mark Walker Rhodes, Inspirations, and Green Light Go! Local magician The Great Mathew Van Zee will also be performing tricks for the crowd.

Last year the Ben and Jerry’s event gave away 9,000 scoops and raised more than $6,000 for Wishing Star.

For more information, call (509) 744-3411.

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