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The following events and activities are scheduled during the communitywide Our Kids: Our Business campaign through April. For more events, lists of agencies and stories, see the Our Kids: Our Business site at /ourkids/.

Spokane County

Today– United Way Volunteer Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, Ballroom 100 A.

Today – NATIVE Project’s Domestic Violence Awareness Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Havermale High School, 1300 W. Knox Ave. For information, call (509) 217-3362.

Today – Spokane City Forum, “What it Takes to Keep a Community Safe,” with Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Pat DeVries, president of Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest, 11:45 a.m., $10 includes lunch. For reservations by April 14 call (509) 777-1555 or e-mail

Today – Remembrance for victims of all crimes during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 13-19, 5:30 p.m., Spokane County commissioners hearing room, 1026 W. Broadway Ave.

Saturday – The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane will join members across the country for a “Believe in the Blue” child-abuse prevention event, 10 a.m.-noon, in front of Yoke’s Foods, 210 E. North Foothills Drive. For information, call Rebecca Hille at (509) 747-5359 or visit

April 22 – Televised community forum sponsored by KSPS Spokane Public Television and The Spokesman-Review. The public is invited to attend as part of a live studio audience. Reservations required by calling (509) 354-7800 or e-mail

April 24 – Special luncheon with Dr. Robert Anda, “Connecting the Dots,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, Ballroom 100 A. Register online at, or call (509) 838-6581.

April 24 – “Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training,” 9 a.m.-noon, Deaconess Health and Education Center, Room 266. For information call Partners with Families and Children, (509) 473-4810.

April 26 – America’s Kids Run, the world’s largest children’s running event for ages 5-12. All participants must pick up their race packets at the Spokane Convention Center trade show Friday, April 25, 3-8 p.m. For information, visit

April 26 – Free pinwheels, while supplies last, from Partners with Families and Children: Jacob’s Java, 526 S. Washington St.; Chuck E. Cheese, 10007 N. Nevada St., and all participating Zip’s Drive-ins.

April 26 – Our Kids: Our Business Neighbor Day Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cannon Park. (In the event of bad weather, festival will be moved to the West Central Community Center gym).

April 28 – “How to Become a Foster Parent” information meeting, 7-8 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Room 268. To register or ask questions, call (509) 468-0700.

Kootenai County

Through April 19 – NAEYC Week of the Child activities, Ewana and Mt. States Early Head Start, (208) 765-6955.

Thursday – ICARE Family Skate Night, 6-8:30 p.m., Skate Plaza, (208) 676-1515.

Saturday – The Women’s Center Inc. begins Crisis Intervention Training for those who wish to become volunteers. For information, call (208) 664-9303, or e-mail

April 23 – Kootenai Medical Center will plant 1,700 pinwheels to represent the number of children born last year.

April 24 – Post Falls Family Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Head Start, (208) 773-6164.

April 25 – “Noche de Fiesta” Latino Outreach Project, 6-11 p.m., Harding Family Center, (208) 769-1515.

April 25 – Celebration for alumni of Idaho’s foster-care system, 5:30-9 p.m., Shilo Inn Suites, 702 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene.

April 28 – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training, “Stewards of Children,” 6-9 p.m., Kootenai Medical Center, registration $10. For information call (208) 666-2030 or visit

April 30 – Day of the Child and Blockfest Activities, 11-2 p.m., Harding Family Center, (208) 666-6755.