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Volunteers still drive neighborhood patrols

It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in northeast Spokane. Kim Bailey and Sandy Smith have been watching the weather forecast carefully for a couple of days, hoping it wouldn’t start snowing again. The two women are volunteers at Neva-Wood COPS, just east of NorthTown Mall off Wellesley Avenue, and they are getting ready to go out on their almost weekly neighborhood observation patrol.

Study shows Idaho ranks high for volunteerism

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Betty Anderl and Peggy Sharp are joined at the hip. When Anderl was asked to work at the Soup Kitchen, she volunteered Sharp to come along. When Sharp was asked to volunteer for the Christmas Basket Project, she wouldn’t do it without Anderl.

Volunteers

Alexandria’s House - Volunteers are needed to tutor moms or take care of babies at Alexandria’s House, a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting teenage mothers, sponsored by Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. For more information, call Susan Woehrlin, volunteer coordinator at (509) 489-0349, or visit www.voaspokane.org. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, 805 W. Garland Ave., for help with a number of duties. For more information, call Joanne at (509) 465-1607.

College students buttress work with Lakeland clients

About 40 college students volunteer at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake through a program called College In-Resident Volunteers. The program allows students to volunteer in exchange for housing on Lakeland’s campus. The students work with staff to serve Lakeland’s 200-plus developmentally disabled client residents. CIRV program director Leroy Lemaster doesn’t know of any other program like it. Lemaster said it started in 1970 and sprang from the need for volunteers and the idea to use vacant campus apartments that were previously used for staff.

Volunteer opportunities

Alexandria’s House - Volunteers are needed to tutor moms or take care of babies at Alexandria’s House, a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting teenage mothers, sponsored by Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. For more information, call Susan Woehrlin, volunteer coordinator, at (509) 489-0349 or visit www.voaspokane.org. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, 805 W. Garland Ave., for help with a number of duties. For more information, call Joanne at (509) 465-1607.

Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills

OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 volunteers worked on habitat restoration, noxious weed control; volunteers included Gonzaga University students and geocachers, with support from REI and Avista.

Spotlight: As if on Q, de Lancie to assist Interplayers

John de Lancie, who played the meddlesome Q on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” is coming to Spokane in November to lend a hand to Interplayers Professional Theatre. De Lancie will do two different programs, said Interplayers Artistic Director Reed McColm. On Nov. 16, de Lancie will participate in “A Q-and-A with Q,” in which audience members can pepper the actor with questions about his career on stage and screen. The next night, Nov. 17, de Lancie will present “Flying Without a Net: An Evening with John de Lancie.” This program is one that he has taught at colleges, including the University of California-Merced; it centers on the business of acting.

Day of service will help schools

What started as a summer of service projects in Spokane Valley has spread to the city of Spokane. The Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, together with Mayor David Condon’s office, is launching a day of service Aug. 11, when volunteers from area churches will complete small beautification projects for Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District.

Church events: Weekend offers music, retreat, sales, more

First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will host a free evening of music Sunday at 6 p.m. The church’s 35-voice choir will perform, along with Ken and Carol Fuller, who will play the Wurlitzer organ and grand piano. The praise team and worship band will also perform.

Religion Notebook: Orthodox church marks Holy Week

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will celebrate Holy Week according to the orthodox calendar, with special services and observances. Holy Thursday will begin with the Vesperal Divine Liturgy today at 9:30 a.m.