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Mead preparing for Developmental Olympics

Students in Mead’s Developmental Learning Center programs are training for the Olympics.

On May 28, the eighth annual Developmental Olympics will be held at Mead High School, where approximately 100 Mead students with developmental disabilities, grades kindergarten through 12, will participate in track and field events.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. with the Mead High School marching band parading on the field with the competitors. The games will begin around 10:30 a.m.

All competitors will be awarded ribbons for their efforts.

For more information, call (509) 465-7606.

Auction will raise money for Krochet Kids

The Mead High School and Mt. Spokane High advanced marketing classes have joined together to raise money for the Krochet Kids.

The schools will host a silent auction on May 26 at Mead in the commons at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the organization, which travels to Uganda to teach women how to crochet hats, and teaches life skills to help the women gain economic independence. The crocheted hats are sold in the U.S., and the profits are returned to the women in Uganda.

Items available in the auction include two iPod Shuffles, a $100 Luigi’s gift card, a wine package from Barrister Winery, and a round of golf and dinner at the Spokane Country Club.

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the business office at either high school or at the door the night of the event.

For more information, call (509) 465-7033. For more information about the Krochet Kids, visit

Eighth-graders taking Spokane history tour

Eighth-grade students at Northwest Christian Schools are scheduled to visit the “Age of Elegance” today, learning about Spokane’s past.

The students dress in formal attire and travel in limousines to the homes of Spokane families prominent during the late 1800s. Their field trip begins at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. The students are also scheduled to tour the Campbell House, one of Spokane’s oldest aristocratic households, and finish with a a six-course luncheon at the Glover Mansion.

Walk-a-thon benefits after-school programs

Grant Elementary, 1300 E. Ninth Ave., will hold its third annual “A Walk in the Park” walk-a-thon on Friday in Grant Park.

Local businesses supporting the event include ACC Printing, Anvil Coffee, Big 5 Sporting Goods, FSA McDonald’s Corporation, Mountain Gear, Red Lion Hotels, REI, Rockwood Clinic, ShopKo, Shriners Hospital, Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians Baseball, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, Spokane Youth Sports Associaton , Spoke-N-Sport, Sports Authority, Target, Wal-Mart and Z-pop Graphics.

All proceeds will benefit Grant’s after-school sports programs, such as cross country, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and the Grant drummers and dancers.

For more information, call (509) 354-2800.

Arts of all kinds on display

Northwest Christian High School students will demonstrate their love of art on May 21 on “Humanities Night – One Million Connections” at 6 p.m. in the activity center, 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert.

The students have made piñatas and kites. The theater department will perform selections from the musical “Seussical.”

The Northwest Christian Choir, Sounds of Faith, will sing selections from American hymns and folk songs, and the art department will display “living paintings.” Individual exhibits by advanced art students will also be on display.

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