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In Brief: The Fox to host Opus Prize award ceremony

From Local Reports

SPOKANE – The Opus Prize Foundation, in conjunction with Gonzaga University, will award its $1 million prize today at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

The Opus Prize is awarded annually to an individual or organization for faith-based humanitarian leadership. This year’s finalists are:

• Gollapalli Israel, who works with the Dalit caste – the untouchables – in Chennai, India;

• Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, director of Hour Children, a nonprofit in Queens, New York, that helps incarcerated women and their children; and

• The Rev. Joe Maier, who co-founded the Human Development Foundation Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

The two finalists will receive $100,000.

The award ceremony will be at 7 p.m. at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Admission is free, but tickets are required, available through TicketsWest outlets.

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Library District is auctioning off a home at 9220 E. Upriver Drive.

The two-bedroom, two-bath 1947 brick rancher was purchased by the district in 2011 and intended to be used for an expansion.

A public hearing regarding the home will take place at the regular Board of Trustees meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road.

For more information about the home, visit or call (509) 893-8200.

Valley Mission Pool ‘haunted’

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Valley Mission Pool at 11123 E. Mission Ave. will be haunted Friday and Saturday, and again on Oct. 24 and 25.

Stop by and find out what’s lurking in the locker rooms and breathing heavily on the pool deck.

The haunted pool is open 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3; or $2 with a can of food to be donated to Spokane Valley Partners.

For more information, call (509) 720-5408.

Quilters to host annual show

SPOKANE – The Spokane Chapter of Washington State Quilters will present its 36th Annual Quilt Show Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.

This year’s featured quilter is Terry Engleman.

Admission is $8 and children younger than 11 are free.

For more information, call Donna Kuhn at (509) 327-6610 or email

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