February 12, 2009 in Washington Voices

In brief: Valley Commission meeting canceled

 

Tonight’s Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be a study session held Feb. 26 on proposed amendments to the city’s comprehensive land-use plan and its Uniform Development Code.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave.

Spokane County

Senior men softball signups

Organizers are looking for elite competitive men softball players 60 years and older to play in U.S. Senior softball tournaments.

“We have great sponsors. Existing players have earned 20-plus world championships in the past,” said Dave Gunderson. “If you are a team player, can play and are competitive, we want you.”

Contacts are coach Pat Dalsanders, 466-6856; George Quiggle, 710-5243; and Gunderson, 928-7588.

East Valley

Year-round school makeup days unique

East Valley School District’s Continuous Curriculum School will have different snow makeup days than the rest of the district. The year-round school will be on break the week of Feb. 16, when the district will make up three snow days. The Continuous Curriculum School will make up two of the days on June 29 and 30. The school’s traditional year-end picnic will be on July 1.

Downtown

Marmot March to run in May, space limited

The fourth annual Marmot March kids run will be held May 2 at 10 a.m., downtown in Riverfront Park.

The 1.2-mile course is organized by the Lilac Bloomsday Association and allows kids to have the opportunity to participate in Bloomsday weekend, yet in a race that is catered for them.

The race is similar to Bloomsday, greeted by area mascots and cheerleading teams, and at the finish line, snacks are available for them. Other activities include face painting and photo opportunities with area high school and collegiate mascots. Also, everyone who crosses the finish line receives a finisher’s blue ribbon.

The entry fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt and paint set. Kids are encouraged to paint their T-shirt in advance and then wear it during the Marmot March. Shirts are required for entry into the race. Space is limited to the first 300 entries.

To register and for more information visit www.bloomsdayrun.org.

Emerson\Garfield

Youth Foundation event announced

The Chase Youth Foundation will hold the third annual “Breakfast of Champions” on April 19, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Center, located at 1316 N. Lincoln St.

The featured speaker at the event will be Marguerite Kondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance.

To nominate a child, and for more information, e-mail chaseyouthfoundation@gmail.com.

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