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January 18, 2018

County library has family passes to Mobius, Northwest MAC

Spokane County Library District has a new way for library customers to visit local cultural and educational centers — family museum passes, available at all libraries.

In partnership with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) and Mobius Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center, the Family Museum Pass Program is a single-day admission for a family of two adults and up to four children. The family museum pass for Mobius will get you into either location, or both, on the same day. Each pass is available on a first-come, first-served basis and has a seven-day checkout period.

The MAC is currently featuring “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” through May 20, 2018. The exhibit is educational, emotional and appropriate for all age levels; sharing stories of heroism and humanity that honor the human spirit in the face of tragedy, along with authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site and extensive room re-creations.

Both Mobius Science Center and Children’s Museum spark curiosity and ignite imagination, featuring hands-on activities for the whole family, such as Bubbleology at the Children’s Museum and the Science Center’s “Tinker – Create – Invent –Hack” event: Cardboard Construction.

Family museum passes can be checked out and placed on hold online through the Library District’s online catalog at and in person at all district libraries.

The family museum pass lending program has been generously funded by the Friends of Spokane County Library District.

Camp Fire Inland Northwest candy sale kicks off Jan. 27

Camp Fire Inland Northwest’s annual candy sale takes place Jan. 27 – Feb. 25. Camp Fire kids ages pre-kindergarten through high school will hit neighborhoods and storefronts in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, hoping for sweet success.

While the candy sale only runs for a short time each year, the children learn lessons that last a lifetime. Youth learn life-skills such as confidence, integrity, persistence, goal setting, money management and personal responsibility. These skills enable them to become successful adults and community-minded leaders. They also earn their way to attend summer camp and other experiences.

Candy Sale product choices include the famous chocolate mint patties, caramel almond clusters, Almond Roca, P-Nuttles toffee peanuts and Camp Snax trail mix. Each package is $6. Proceeds from the sale support Camp Fire’s youth programs and more importantly, give kids the opportunity to attend summer camp at Camp Dart-Lo in Spokane or Camp Sweyolakan on Lake Coeur d’Alene. For many kids, summer camp is the best week of summer, and Camp Fire believes all kids should have the opportunity to attend.

Camp Fire candy sellers can be found at Rosauer’s, Super 1 Foods, Yoke’s, Walgreens, Fred Meyer, Kmart and select area Wal-Mart stores in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. The Yokes Cheney, Yokes Latah Creek and Airway Height Wal-Mart will serve the Cheney and West Plains community.

Agriculture safety conference coming to Eastern Washington

TUMWATER — Washington’s annual Agriculture Safety Day is happening in two Eastern Washington locations again this year, thanks to the enthusiastic 2017 turnout. The February event, now in its 14th year, is put on to help meet the specific safety and health training needs in the agricultural industry.

The Feb. 7 conference is at the Yakima Convention Center, and the Feb. 28 event is at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Registration is open now for both.

Agriculture is one of the largest industries in the state, with one of the highest injury rates, so a focus on prevention is good for workers and makes good business sense.

The one-day trainings promote workplace safety and health and are specifically geared to hazards that agriculture employers and workers say are the most important. The events are co-sponsored by L&I and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board.

This year’s meetings feature special training on drug recognition in the workplace, irrigation and trenching hazards, ladder safety, community trauma care and more. Many of the workshops are in both English and Spanish.

There’ll be several classes on pesticide training, where participants can earn pesticide license recertification credits. Health and safety exhibitors will also be there with educational booths, product displays and demonstrations.

Online pre-registration is $75 per person or $65 for groups of five or more. Students and apprentices get a discounted rate of only $35. Admission at the door is $85. The registration fee includes the conference and a boxed lunch.

Register now for either Yakima ( or Wenatchee ( For more information, contact conference manager Rebecca Llewellyn at (888) 451-2004 or


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