Pancake breakfast – All the pancakes you can eat plus music by the Mountain Musicians, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. The cost is $4.50 for adults, and $2.50 for children 6 and under; 326-9211.
Engineers Forum of Spokane – Senator Brad Benson will give a legislative update for the Sixth District, noon Monday at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch is $12; 244-3467.
Book fair – The Whitworth School of Education hosts a Scholastic Book Fair with books for preschoolers through adults, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Hixson Union Building on the Whitworth Campus, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The sale will be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday; 777-3263.
Neighborhood Alliance of Spokane County – Hosts a discussion on Initiative 993 and other land use issues, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building, 35 W. Main. The guest speaker is Bart Haggin, a member of the Growth Management Steering Committee; 466-0576.
Bioethics lecture – Lisa Sardinia, an associate professor of biology at Pacific University, will speak on “The Stem Cell Debate: Science, Ethics and Public Policy,” 7 p.m. Thursday at Whitworth College’s Johnston Science Center Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Road; 777-3265.
Anthropology lecture – Cheryl Ward, assistant professor of anthropology at Florida State University, will speak on “Pirates: Ancient Harbors and Underwater Archaeologists in Rough Cilicia,” 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Gonzaga University Jundt Auditorium, 500 E. Boone; 323-6691.
Environmental Sustainability – Mike Petersen, executive director of the land council, speaks on efforts to protect the region’s forests and rivers, 7 p.m. April 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. The event is hosted by the Spokane Chapter of the United Nations Association; 624-3608.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.