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Free Child ID Kits and Fundraiser - Presented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Spokane-area families and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Today-Sunday, Red Robin restaurants will give away free child ID kits with the purchase of a kids’ menu item. In addition, 50 cents of every kids meal will be donated to NCMEC’s child safety initiatives. Red Robin locations include: North Spokane, 9904 N. Newport Highway; Downtown Spokane, 725 W. Main Ave.; Spokane Valley, 14736 E. Indiana Ave.; Coeur d’Alene, 1501 W. Riverstone Drive. (303) 846-6108.

Cherry Pickers’ Trot and Pit Spit - Event includes four-mile walk and cherry pit spit contest. Visit Thursday. 5:30-9 p.m., Green Bluff, 10321 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Road, Mead. (509) 238-4709.

Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck Thursday and July 30, Aug. 13 and 27. 6 p.m., 2605 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527.

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social - The Spokane Carrousel Antique Society will host this event to benefit the Spokane Looff Carrousel and its Ruth and Sons Band Organ. Special guests will include descendents of the Charles Looff family. Enjoy ice cream sundaes, beverages, carrousel rides and silent auction. Friday, 8:30-10 p.m., Spokane Looff Carousel, Riverfront Park. $10. (509) 466-3186.

Cherry Celebration - Saturday and Sunday. Visit for map of growers. Green Bluff.

Horse Heaven Hills Trail Drive - Celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA with stops at seven wineries. Tour and taste at all seven to be eligible for a drawing Saturday at Crow Butte Park for a case of Horse Heaven Hills AVA wine. Cost includes an event glass, drawing opportunity and barbecue at Crow Butte Park from 6-8 p.m. Musical entertainment will be offered at Crow Butte Park during the barbecue. Call 1-888-309-WINE for tickets. Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Horse Heaven Hills, Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. $40. (888) 309-9463.

Pancake Breakfast - All the pancakes you can eat with eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Sunday. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $4.50/adults, $2.50/age 6 and younger. (509) 326-9211.

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