In brief: Finance camps for teens at STCU

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

MEAD – Spokane Teachers Credit Union will hold camps for middle school students to teach then basic financial information, such as budgeting, how to use debit cards, what a loan is and how credit cards work. Participants will receive a T-shirt, and snacks and drinks will be provided.

The camp will be March 24 at the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County, 12509 N. Market St., from 9 a.m. to noon.

The camp is free, but registration is required. To register and for more information, visit www.stcuteens.org. Space is limited.

Youth symphony contest planned

RIVERSIDE – The Spokane Youth Symphony will have its annual Concerto Competition on Feb. 26 in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel, beginning at 6 p.m.

Each student will be given 10 minutes to perform from memory one movement of a standard concerto or concert piece. Three winners will be selected. Judges are Kendall Feeney, senior lecturer at Eastern Washington University; Patrick Winters, an EWU professor and director of bands; Steven Mortier, EWU voice instructor; and Julián Gómez Giraldo, director of orchestras at EWU, artistic director of Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra and director of Spokane Symphony Chorale.

Citizen’s Academy starts April 5

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department will hold a Citizen’s Academy, beginning April 5 at the SCSO Training Center, 10319 E. Appleway Blvd. The academy will consist of eight classes, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through May 28.

The course, focusing on officer-involved shooting incidents, will demonstrate tactics, tools, legal procedures available to law enforcement officers. The team of investigators that make up the Spokane Regional Investigative Response Team will be introduced, and citizens will be able to spend a shift with an officer.

Participants must be at least 21 years old, pass a background check and agree to attend at least seven of the eight sessions.

To register and for more information, call Deputy Travis Pendell at (509) 477-6044 or email tpendell@spokanesheriff. org.


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