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In brief: Valentine cards being collected for students

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and Spokane Valley Partners is once again collecting valentines to be distributed to low-income students in its annual Have a Heart program. Free cards are distributed to ensure that all children can participate in classroom Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Donations of school valentines are being accepted at the center, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. They can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 12.

The cards will be distributed the same hours Feb. 2 through 12. Families will need to show proof of Spokane Valley residency. Valley teachers may also pick up boxes for needy students. Call 927-1153 for more information.

Piano professors playing in concert Friday

Jeffrey Savage and Karen Hsiao Savage, both piano professors at Washington State University, will play in a piano duo concert at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave., on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The program will include works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff. The duo will play at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 16.

The event is free and open to the public.

To register and for more information call 327-4266 or e-mail

Father-daughter dance planned

The Liberty Lake Kiwanis and K-Kids will host the fourth annual “Daddy’s Little Sweetheart” Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 21 at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point, 2426 N. Discovery Place in Spokane Valley, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Girls, young and old, are invited to bring their fathers or other gentlemen guests to celebrate, dance and have fun.

The event will include a corsage, refreshments and a disc jockey. Photo packages are available.

Tickets are $40 per coupleand $15 for each additional daughter.

To purchase tickets, call 995-4043 or 255-6641, visit, or e-mail

Valley Fire awards dinner Saturday

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will have its annual awards dinner Saturday.

Chief Mike Thompson will present awards to firefighters and citizens in several categories, including valor, community service and academic excellence.

The 6 p.m. ceremony at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, will feature the department’s Honor Guard and its Pipe and Drum Corps in a presentation of the colors.

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