The following events and activities are scheduled during the communitywide “Our Kids: Our Business” campaign, which runs through April. For more info, see www.spokesman review.com/ ourkids/
Through Thursday – Pinwheel display in River Park Square. In conjunction, candlelight vigil on Tuesday, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., starting at the balloon sculpture in River Park Square and proceeding to Riverfront Park by the Bloomsday runner sculptures.
Tuesday – “How to Become a Foster Parent,” 10 a.m., Children and Family Services, 1313 N. Atlantic, Suite 2000 (Rock Pointe East). Call (509) 389-7192
Wednesday – 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.”
Thursday – “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.
Friday – 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.
Friday – “The Keys to Diversity” for area high school students, presented by Youth Leadership Spokane and Downtown Rotary 21, Washington State University-Spokane Riverpoint Campus, Academic Center. Registration 7:45 a.m. (509) 459-4110
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, 5:30 p.m., 1116 W. Broadway.
April 26 – Foster parent information meeting, open to anyone interested in learning about becoming a foster parent, 7-8 p.m., Deaconess Health Education Center, Room 268. Call Carol Plischke at Olive Crest, (509) 468-0700.
April 26 – Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention program, 1-4 p.m., Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, fourth floor classrooms, (509) 474-4841.
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.
April 26 – Invitation breakfast for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program serving North Idaho, 7:30 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Call Marci Schreiber at (208) 667-0623.
April 27 – Post Falls Family Celebration: Activities for children and families, child-seat safety check, child identification kits, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Post Falls Head Start Center, 106 West Ninth St. Call (208) 773-6164.