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In brief: Historic Flight Foundation opens up for Phase 2 with Veterans Day special

John Sessions, creator of the Historic Flight Foundation, an aircraft museum, is sitting on the wing of his Staggerwing Beechcraft Model D17s built in the 1930s. The museum has reopened with hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 5829 E. Rutter in Felts Field.  (Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
John Sessions, creator of the Historic Flight Foundation, an aircraft museum, is sitting on the wing of his Staggerwing Beechcraft Model D17s built in the 1930s. The museum has reopened with hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 5829 E. Rutter in Felts Field. (Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
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The Historic Flight Foundation is kicking off its reopening with a special event Wednesday November 11 for Veterans Day.

Veterans who visit that day will be given complimentary admission and a personal tour of the vintage aircraft collection, and veterans are encouraged to wear something from their time in the service and share their stories.

The Historic Flight collection features pieces from the Golden Era of aviation, 1927-57 and World War II. Highlights include the world’s oldest airworthy B-25 Mitchell bomber, “Grumpy,” and an ultra-rare F8F Bearcat, the first aircraft displayed by the Blue Angels.

Admission is $10 for adults or free with membership. The hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and at other times for groups, at 5829 E. Rutter in Felts Field.

For more information, call (509) 535-6000 or visit the foundation’s website at historicflight.org/feltsfield/.

Humane Society FurrBall fundraiser set

The Spokane Humane Society’s largest fundraising event, FurrBall, has been re-imagined as the Faux FurrBall for 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event normally raises over $100,000 that is used to care for sick and homeless animals.

The Humane Society is still seeking donations to help care for the animals. Donations can be made on the shelter’s website at https://spokanehumanesociety.org/events5. IS THERE AN END DATE?

Donors who make a donation of $250 will receive two exclusive 2020 Faux FurrBall wine glasses, two bottles of wine and dessert. Other donation options also are available on the website.

All proceeds will help make it possible for the shelter to care for over 2,200 cats and dogs by feeding them nutritious food, and providing their medical care and enrichment activities. Donations also support spay and neuter programs.

For more information, contact Gail Golden at Spokane Humane Society at (509) 467-5235, ext. 209 or gailg@spokanehumanesociety.org.

The Oaks open house by appointment

The Oaks Classical Christian Academy is holding open house tours during the month of November. Due to COVID restrictions, this fall’s open house will be by appointment only. The tours are free.

The school is at 2303 S. Bowdish Road in Spokane Valley. To sign up for a tour, contact Anya Schnell at (509) 536-5955 or anya.schnell@theoakscca.org or visit the school’s website, https://theoakscca.org.

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