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In brief: Try out your swing at Center Pointe

SPOKANE VALLEY – Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St., will host Swing-fest, Friday through Sunday.

Visitors can enjoy this festival of dancing and food, which will include German-style dinners of sausage and sauerkraut on Friday and Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. The dancing begins on Friday with dance lessons at 8 p.m. and the fun continues with entertainment by the Master Class Jazz Orchestra with Miss Lee Lee. On Saturday there’s a dance workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 8 p.m. there will be a dance lesson, followed by dancing to 6 Foot Swing at 9.

On Sunday there will be another dance workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost for the weekend fun is $15 per person, dinner is an additional $8.

For more information, call (509) 325-5451.

Rosauers bagger to compete

SPOKANE – Erik Behrens, a courtesy clerk at Rosauers Supermarket, 1724 W. Francis Ave., will compete in the Washington Food Industry Association’s Best Bagger State Championship on Oct. 25 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Behrens has bagged at Rosauers for seven years.

The contest is an annual event, with employees representing grocery stores from across the state competing. The statewide winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to participate in the National Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas in 2013 along with a $1,500 cash prize.

Contestants are judged on speed, technique, weight distribution, attitude and appearance.

Classes for seniors teach self-publishing

SPOKANE COUNTY – Area seniors will have an opportunity to learn about publishing as part of the Institute for Extended Learning ACT 2 seniors program.

Classes include self-publishing, creating characters and learning techniques to create a solid plot. All seminars are at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.

For a full list of classes, dates, times, cost and to register visit

Ice Palace set to open Oct. 26

RIVERSIDE – The Riverfront Park Ice Palace opening has been postponed to Oct. 26 because of unseasonably warm weather. The Ice Palace was originally set to open Friday.

Riverfront Park Assistant Manager Debby Dodson reported that “the warm conditions make it very difficult to be sure we won’t lose the ice overnight and have to build it back up again.”

And when it opens, the Ice Palace will have a new Olympia ice resurfacer.

After 35 years of service the Zamboni has been retired.

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