The following events and activities are scheduled during the communitywide “Our Kids: Our Business” campaign, which runs the month of April. More events may be scheduled as the month progresses. For more community events, lists of agencies and stories, see the “Our Kids: Our Business” site at spokesmanreview.com/ourkids/
April 2-5 – Free showing of “Charlotte’s Web” at the Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Show time at 9:30 a.m. Children will receive a free balloon and pinwheel as they leave the theater.
April 10 – Proclamation, city of Spokane Valley, 6 p.m., 11707 E. Sprague, Suite 101.
April 11– Community Colleges of Spokane Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start will display 1,381 pinwheels (a symbol for the child-abuse prevention campaign) at a dedication event, 9 a.m., Institute for Extended Learning Lodge, Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, (509) 533-4800.
April 11 – “You, Your Baby and Massage,” class, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, 25 W. Fifth Ave., (509) 325-7667.
April 13 – “Our Kids: Our Business” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom. Bob Watt keynote speaker on “The Return on Investment When Kids Thrive.” Register at greaterspokaneincorporated.com.
April 15-19 – Pinwheel display in River Park Square; candlelight vigil. Schedule to be determined.
April 17 – Play group for single parents with newborns and toddlers, 4-6 p.m., St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, 25 W. Fifth Ave., (509) 325-7667.
April 18 – City Forum, First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar, 11:30 a.m. Gary Livingston, chancellor and CEO of Community Colleges of Spokane, speaking on “Investing in Children Today Means a Better Spokane in the Future.”
April 19 – “Bringing Up Baby” class for single expectant parents and single parents with newborns, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Summit View Apartments, CAPA office, lower level, 820 N. Summit Blvd., (509) 325-7667.
April 20 – Spokane Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (SPO-CAN) Council Awards Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon. Followed by Glen Cooper from Marycliff Institute on “Circle of Security: Classroom Edition,” Mukogawa Fort Wright, 4000 W. Randolph Road, $15 for breakfast and registration. Call (509) 535-3155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 25 – United Way Volunteer of the Year Award Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Ag Trade Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., (509) 838-6581.
April 26 – Candlelight vigil honoring victims of crime and their families, Spokane County Courthouse, 5 p.m., 1116 W. Broadway.
April 5 – Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month kick-off, 11 a.m., Independence Point, downtown. Mayor Sandi Bloem will speak. Display of 1,655 pinwheels, representing every Kootenai Medical Center birth in 2006, (208) 660-9193.
April 10 – Opening reception for “Rights of the Child” art exhibit, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Human Rights Education Center, northeast corner of Coeur d’Alene City Park across from Memorial Field, (208) 292-2359.
April 26 – Day of the Child and Books (El Dia de los Ninos y los Libros), kid-friendly activities, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St. Contact Sharon Pritchett, (208) 666-6762.