The following events and activities are scheduled during the communitywide “Our Kids: Our Business” campaign, which runs through April. For more info, see spokesmanreview.com /ourkids/
Today – “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.
Saturday – Free handouts with parenting tips will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon in front of Yoke’s Foods, 210 E. North Foothills Drive, in what is being billed as the single-largest child abuse prevention project in the nation. The “Believe in the Blue” effort is being organized locally by the Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane. About 200 Exchange Clubs nationwide will be distributing information during the same two-hour period.
Saturday – “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 Children 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, (208) 667-0623.
April 27 – Post Falls Family Celebration: Activities for children and families, child-seat safety check, child identification kits by Post Falls Police Department, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Post Falls Head Start Center, 106 West Ninth St. Call (208) 773-6164.