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Monday

NIC Public Forum – North Idaho College will be holding an open forum for the public to discuss a proposal for a new professional-technical educational facility. 7-8 p.m., Edminster Student Union Building, W. 1000 Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Participants may view the study for the proposed building at http://www.nic.edu/edMasterPlan/ appendixB-RGU-PTEProgramStudy .pdf. For more information call (208) 769-3316.

Tuesday

Communication Workshop – “Improve Your Communication: Drop the Performance and Be Yourself.” Offered free by the Greater Sandpoint Toastmasters. 6-8 p.m., Cedar Street Bridge, N. First Ave. and Cedar St., Sandpoint. For more information call (208) 265-9139 or email jdhaenens@gmail.com.

Wednesday

Let Freedom Ring – Come celebrate the Armed Forces Person of the Year awards with Greater Spokane Incorporated. The keynote speaker will be Maj. Scott Smiley, the first blind officer on active duty. 7:30-9 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Visit http://events.greaterspokane.org to register. $30.

Proposal Writing – Community Colleges of Spokane presents “Fundamental Strategies of Proposal Writing.” 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 26, Max Snyder Building, Building 50, 2000 N. Greene St. For more information, contact john.o’rourke@ccs.spokane.edy. $35. The registration deadline is Wednesday.

Thursday

A Conversation with Scott Morris – Greater Spokane Incorporated invites you to learn from the CEO of Avista, Scott Morris, what the company is doing to stay ahead in the rapidly changing fields of technology and energy. 8-9 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave, First Floor. Visit http://events.greaterspokane.org to register. $25/GSI members; $50/non-members.

Pursuit of Justice Conference –This three day conference marks the centennial anniversary of the Gonzaga University School of Law. It is themed “Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality.” Speakers include legal scholar Paul Butler and criminologist Jack Levin. April 18-20, Gonzaga University, 502 E Boone Ave. For a complete list of presenters, conference schedule, and registration, visit www.law.gonzaga.edu.

INBA Community and Business Expo – Network and learn more about local LGBTA businesses and organizations with special seminars and a luncheon. For more information visit www.inbaspokane.org, call (509) 455-3699, or email news@inbaspokane.org. $60/all-day seminar pass and luncheon; $40/all-day seminar pass; $25/keynote luncheon; $10/individual seminars.

Friday

Employer Tax Workshop and Business Services Seminar – A free workshop to learn about employer taxes that apply to your business, record-keeping requirements, managing unemployment taxes and information on Workforce Development and Training. Also, learn about the financial bonus available to businesses that will help off-set new employee training costs. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Washington State Employment Security Department, WorkSource Spokane, Redwood Room on the second floor, 130 S. Arthur St. Call (509) 532-3192 for more information.

Gonzaga Law School Women’s Law Caucus - A free ceremony and reception will be hosted by the Gonzaga University School of Law Women’s Law Caucus in honor of Jaime Hawk, an assistant federal defender, who will be presented with the 2013 Myra Bradwell Award. 5:15 p.m., Gonzaga Law School, 721 N. Cincinnati St. For more information (509) 313-3771.

Saturday

Communication Workshop – “Improve Your Communication: Drop the Performance and Be Yourself.” Offered free by the Greater Sandpoint Toastmasters. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint. For more information, call (208) 265-9139 or email jdhaenens@gmail.com.

Conventions

World Wide Group Spring Leadership – Wednesday-April 22, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 5,500 attendees.

Inland Northwest Dental Conference – Wednesday-Friday, DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 1,022 attendees.

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual PNW Regional Conference – Thursday-Saturday, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 150 attendees.

2013 Women’s Show – Friday-April 21, Spokane Convention Center, 4,000 attendees.



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