April 12, 2009 in City

Our Kids calendar


Coming up

Next Sunday: Reading represents salvation for many at-risk children.

April 26: Through a Spokane program, a group of adults promises to support a group of second-graders until they reach college.

Our Kids: Our Business events this week. Find the full list at spokesman.com/ourkids.


•Get Lit! poetry slam, ages 5 to 12. 4:45 p.m. registration for participants. Kress Gallery in River Park Square.


•Get Lit! poetry slam, ages 13 to 18. 6:30 p.m. Empyrean Coffee House, 154 S. Madison St.

•1-2-3 Magic, parent education on effective methods to start and stop child behaviors. 10 a.m. to noon. Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. (509) 458-7445 or www.scancenter.org

•Pinwheel planting. 697 pinwheels will honor the children placed into foster care in 2008 because of their parents’ abuse of drugs and alcohol. Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council, 8104 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 922-8383.


•“Dreams of Children,” performed by the NIC Wind Symphony. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. North Idaho College, Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. Free. (208) 769-3276.

•City Forum: Former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge speaks on “improving the juvenile justice system.” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. $10. spokanecityforum.org.


•Breakfast of Champions, featuring speaker Marguerite W. Kondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. 7 to 8:30 a.m. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. chaseyouthfoundation@gmail.com.

•“Ray of Hope” CASA Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Resort. Reservations required. (208) 667-9165.

•ICARE Family Skate Night. 6 to 9 p.m. Skate Plaza, 5685 N. Pioneer Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-1515.


•Dropout Prevention Summit. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. For information, contact jbenham@spokanecity.org.

•Green Lights for Child Safety. 4 to 7 p.m. Empowering Inc. Services, 124 E. Augusta Ave., Suite 400. For information, e-mail greenlightsonforsafety@hotmail.com.


•Japan storytime and origami-making. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com or (509) 838-0206.

•Get Lit! KPBX Free Kids Concert. 1 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

•Get Lit! writing workshops for teens. 2 p.m. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave.

•Get Lit! “Page Ahead” workshop. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.

•Get Lit! Poetry workshop for children 8 and older, with poet Kenn Nesbitt. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.

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