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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

In brief: Craft fair comes to CenterPlace

From Local Reports

The Spokane Valley Senior Center is having a craft fair Oct. 16 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to shop the 20 tables of crafts and goodies. The fair is in the center’s Fireside Lounge, 2426 Discovery Place in Spokane Valley, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (509) 926-1937.

Big Band Dance trip planned

The Sinto Senior Center is offering a trip to The Big Band Dance at the Coeur d’Alene Eagles Club in downtown Coeur d’Alene Nov. 9. Following the dance, the group will stop for dinner at the Dockside Restaurant.

The Eagles Club offers The Big Band Dance monthly, which includes an 18-piece band and two singers. The senior center group will dance from 3 to 6 p.m. and then go to the no host dinner. The cost of the trip, including transportation and dance admission, is $24 for members and $29 for nonmembers.

To register for the trip call (509) 327-2861, email or go to the center’s website at

Dances scheduled at southside center

The local dance band “Variety Pak” is headlining two dances each month at the Southside Senior and Community Center, corner of 27th Avenue and Ray Street. The dances are the third Friday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next dance is Oct 17. Wear something “gaudy” and win a prize.

Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members and $6 for students. Attendees can pay at the door or make reservations at (509) 535-0803. The dances feature beverages, finger food, prizes and fun.