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In brief: Spaghetti feed benefits cancer patient

A spaghetti feed will be held tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Meadow Ridge Elementary, 15601 N. Freya, to benefit Anmrie Perry. Perry is battling cancer and is preparing to receive rare and expensive cancer treatments.

A silent auction will raise funds to support Perry. Items include a four-ticket football package to a Washington State University game of your choice, a three-ticket Gonzaga University basketball package, a two-ticket Gonzaga University basketball package and a three-ticket Spokane Shock package.

Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit Perry and help pay for her medical expenses.


Youth can enjoy free concert

All four orchestras of the Spokane Youth Symphonies will be putting on a free concert for kids Sunday at 4 p.m. The “Heroes and Legends” concert will be at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox and will include music and costumes from “William Tell Overture,” “Russian Sailor Dance,” “Grand March,” “Carnival,” and “Star Wars.”

Children age 17 and under are free with the admission of an adult. Adult tickets are $14.

For tickets and information, call the Fox box office at 624-1200.

East Central

Chinese New Year celebration planned

The East Central Senior Activity Center, located at 500 S. Stone St., will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

The festivities include Chinese dancers, traditional music and educational activities. Traditional Chinese food will be served, including dumplings and egg rolls, and the Spokane Chinese Dance Group will perform at 11 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required; call 625-6693.

Spokane County

Hospice offering caregiver classes

Hospice of Spokane is offering a series of free classes for people caring for an ill friend or loved one.

The classes will cover a variety of subjects, including how caregivers can take better care of themselves, legal issues, how to talk with a doctor and the doctor’s billing office, how to foster good communication, and more.

Classes begin Wednesday and will be held each Wednesday through March 11. Sessions will run from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road.

For information call 456-0438 or visit /caregiver.html.


Sweet delivery from Meals on Wheels

Volunteers from Meals on Wheels will deliver a Cinn-A-Gram to your loved one or special friend on Feb. 13 for only $20.

Each Cinn-A-Gram includes two Cinnabons, a coffee mug, ground gourmet coffee, chocolates, a handmade napkin, and more. Of course, you can include your own special message. Each gram delivered will benefit seniors, funding five hot, nutritious meals.

To purchase your Valentine a Cinn-A-Gram call Tricia at (509) 458-0151 or e-mail Hill

South Little League registration open

Registration for the 2009 Spokane South Little League season is currently open through Feb. 28.

To register or for more information visit

Families with two or more children playing will receive discounts. Registration is required even if your child has played previously.


‘Understanding Credit’ course offered

Community Frameworks, 315 W. Mission Ave., will continue their series of personal finance and mortgage lending courses on Feb. 18 with “Understanding Credit.” The class will begin at 6 p.m. and will give participants the understanding on how to plan and save for a home.

The session is free, but pre-registration is required.

Future courses will continue March 18 with “Managing Your Finances,” “Mortgage Basics,” on April 15, and “Understanding Credit” will repeat on May 20.

To register or for more information call 484-6733, ext. 117 or visit

Country Homes

Army brass quintet performs

Whitworth University, will present the Army’s 1st Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet today at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on the school’s campus.

Admission is free.

For more information call 777-3280.

Inland Northwest

Red Robin benefit supports nursery

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will present its annual “Burgers With a Heart” fundraising event Monday through Feb. 22.

For every burger the restaurant sells, 50 cents will be donated to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

This year’s goal is $20,000.

The restaurants are located at 725 W. Main, Spokane, 9904 N. Newport Highway, Spokane, 14736 E. Indiana, Spokane Valley, and 1501 W. Riverstone Drive, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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