SPOKANE VALLEY – The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 Empowerment Summit from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road.
This year’s theme is “Making a Difference” and will feature keynote speaker Tommy Spaulding, president of Spaulding Companies Corp. And panel speakers Superintendent Ben Small, Central Valley School District; Lori Wyborney, principal of John R. Rogers High School; Larry Davis, Eastern Washington University; and Kitara McClure Johnson, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.
Registration is available online at www.spokanevalley chamber.org. The entire summit is $95 per person.
Easter egg hunt at Real Life Church
Greenacres – Valley Real Life Church, 1831 S. Barker Road, will present its annual community Easter egg hunt April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event includes a hunt for eggs for kids up to fifth grade, carnival games, prizes, inflatables, concessions and more.
For more information, call the church at (509) 232-0840.
Library brings back Food for Fines
SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane County Library District will present Food for Fines, a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, during National Library Week, Sunday through April 19.
Library members can reduce their overdue fines by $1 for each donation of a nonperishable food item up to $10 at each Spokane County Library.
Last year, cardholders reduced their fines by $4,000 and donated more than 5,000 pounds of food.
For more information, visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200.
Fundraiser features EWU’s Baldwin
AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Spokane Youth Sports Association will hold a fundraising breakfast on April 24 at 7:30 a.m. at Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, in Airway Heights. The breakfast features Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin. Tickets: $1,000 for a table of eight; reservations must be made before Tuesday. Call: (509) 536-1800, ext. 103.
Garden expert talks about spring color
SOUTH HILL – Gardening expert Phyllis Stephens will give a spring gardening talk called “Splash of Color” from 2 to 3 p.m. on April 26 at the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. The cost is $10 for nonmembers, but free for members.