April 1, 2010 in Washington Voices

In brief: Icelandic banks topic of Whitworth lecture

From Local Reports

WHITWORTH – Whitworth University will offer a Great Decisions Lecture, “Iceland in the Global Financial Crisis,” by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall.

Icelandic banks were hit the hardest by the global financial crisis. When all of the major banks collapsed, it posed significant challenges for the government and society in Iceland.

For more information, call (509) 777-3270.

Whitworth’s 2010 Endowed English Reader David Daniel, author of “Seven-Star Bird” and director of the undergraduate creative writing program at Fairleigh-Dickinson University, will join the English department for an evening of poetry on April 9 in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (509) 777-3253.

Diners can help Relay for Life team

NEWPORT – On April 9, members of the community who dine at El Sombrero Restaurant, 10117 N. Newport Highway, will help the local Walgreens team that is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Fifty percent of all meals and tips raised will be donated to the team.

The Spokane Falls Relay for Life will be June 4 and 5 at the Spokane Falls Community College athletic field.

For more information, call Traci Baker at (509) 315-8624 or (509) 216-0671.

Classes offer help for homebuyers

EMERSON/GARFIELD – Community Frameworks, located at 315 W. Mission Ave., will continue its classes designed to help potential homebuyers better understand credit, personal finances and mortgage lending on April 14. “Understanding Credit” will begin at 6 p.m.

The series will continue with “Managing Your Finances” on April 21 and “Mortgage Basics” on April 28. The classes will help working families learn to plan and save. All classes will begin at 6 p.m.

On April 26, Community Frameworks will also host a “Self-Help Homeownership Informational Meeting” at 6 p.m.

The classes will be presented by staff from Community Frameworks’ HomeStarts, a program that helps first-time homebuyers build and purchase new homes.

For more information about Community Frameworks and HomeStarts, visit www.community frameworks.org.

Road construction topic of meetings

SPOKANE – The City of Spokane has scheduled community meetings to present information about upcoming construction projects. City engineers plan to discuss design and construction schedules and answer questions. . All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St., focusing on projects in Council District 3; a meeting on Wednesday, at the Northeast Youth Center, 2121 E. Wabash Ave., focusing on projects in Council District 1; and a meeting on Thursday, at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St., focusing on projects in Council District 2.

For more information, go online to www.spokaneengineering.org.

KIX annual egg hunt Saturday afternoon

RIVERFRONT PARK – Radio station KIX 96 will host its annual Easter egg hunt in Riverfront Park on Saturday at noon for children age 10 and younger.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at early at the Looff Carrousel to get directions for the right egg hunting areas in their age group, including ages up to 2 years, 3 to 5 years , 6-7, and 8-10, to look for approximately 5,000 plastic eggs with prizes.

For more information, call (509) 242-2400.

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