by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Lucky Charms on Parade & r & For the 28th time, the leprechauns of Spokane's St. Paddy's Day procession will gambol down Washington Street and loop through downtown, crossing merrily over hill and dale and making their way past the green, green meadows of Riverfront Park. The fun begins Saturday at noon. Visit or call 880-2785.

Playwrights Write Plays & r & Congratulations to a pair of local playwrights, Brian Cheney and Jeanne Gustafson, who will have their one-act plays "Images" and "Cooking With Mama" produced for the first time at Burien's Little Theatre in May. Both plays were work-shopped through a playwriting group that meets every month at the Valley Mall Barnes & amp; Noble. Call 226-2133 or 953-9928.

Out of Bounds With Insulin & r & Connect Northwest's Bill Kalivas ("The Dan Dickau Song") and musician Dan Spalding have combined to create a parody of Sting's "Roxanne" called "Morrison": "You'll score 40 points tonight / Your blood sugar's just right ... No team can defeat us / Even with your diabetes." Intrusive and tasteless? But Kalivas' brother, like Adam Morrison, suffered from diabetes -- and Kalivas' brother died. The battle against the disease, however, goes on, and "Morrison" is a fun way of raising awareness. Visit

Unsustainable & r & That's our present lifestyle -- like it or not -- and we ought to face facts. That's the topic of the first of a new series of open meetings for citizens and stakeholders called the Inland Northwest Earth & amp; People Sustainability Forums, to be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 6-8 pm at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Call 455-2552. Environmental activists, professors and experts in renewable technologies will answer questions.

Finding the Lost Boys & r & It's been a century since James M. Barrie wrote the various original versions of Peter Pan, and just over 50 years since Mary Martin flew around on national TV. Now Flying by Foy (the company that made Martin wear a wire back in 1955) has come to Spokane Valley, just in time for Central Valley High's big-budget production. Performances will be on March 9-12 and March 15-18 at the CVHS Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Rd. Call 228-5154 for information or 228-5119 for tickets, which are $6.

Class of '77 & r & We're busily preparing for the post-race Bloomsday coverage in our Souvenir Results Booklet. We'd especially like to hear from those who have memories of the very first Bloomsday. Write or call 325-0634 ext. 228.

Newport Rodeo & Festival @ Newport Rodeo Grounds

Fri., June 25, 1-9 p.m. and Sat., June 26, 12-9 p.m.
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