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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Shrine Circus to visit Spokane Valley

From staff reports

The 64th annual Shrine Circus will visit Spokane Valley the weekend of April 26 to 28, setting up tents in the vacant lot across from Spokane Valley City Hall on Sprague Avenue just west of University Road.

There will be elephants, horses, clowns and more under the big top during several shows each day. The circus is run by the El Katif Shriners, who use the money raised to support Shriners Hospitals. The Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children is one of 22 hospitals they run across the country.

Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 27; at 1 and 5 p.m. April 28. Tickets will be available at the box office on site beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Admission is $10 per person or $15 for reserved seating, $20 for VIP tickets and $25 for ringmaster seats.

Workforce prep topic of workshop

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will present a breakfast workshop Friday to discuss how four local organizations develop the workers they need.

The session, called “Career Connected Learning – A Workforce Solution,” is designed for local businesses looking for skilled workers. The solutions presented will include apprenticeships and in-house training programs in addition to more traditional career learning.

The four panelists presenting the information and taking questions are representatives from Avista Utilities, Inland Northwest Health Services, Chas Health and Wagstaff Inc.

The breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers, available online at

Holy Names music to hold fundraiser

Holy Names Music Center will host “A Musical Feast” April 27 at 5 p.m. to raise money to support the nonprofit community music school at 3910 W. Custer Drive.

There will be music, food and drink from around the world during the evening, which will end with dessert and a champagne toast. The menu tentatively will include gumbo, ceviche and chicken cordon bleu to go along with speakeasy jazz, Latin guitar and European classical music.

Seating is limited. The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. Call (509) 326-9516 to make reservations.

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