Week Ahead


Starting a Small Business -The U.S. Small Business Administration, AARP and the Women’s Business Center will offer a class on starting a small business for entrepreneurs over 50 years old. It starts at 9 a.m., Women’s Business Center, 500 S. Stone St. For more information, visit Spokane; email; or call (509) 353-2879. Free.

Southsiders Toastmasters Open House - 5:45 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center, 711 S. Cowley St., room #LL1 (next to café). For more information, call (509) 999-7278 or email


Protecting Your Intellectual Property - A patent attorney will discuss what property can be protected and how the protections apply at this SCORE workshop. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. $40/advance; $50/at the door. To register or for more information, visit


“How to be a Good Client” - The Spokane Regional MarCom Association will host speakers Shawn Davis of Zipline Interactive, Lucinda Kay of Let It Shine, and Dave Sonntag of Gonzaga University. 7-9 a.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Register at $20/members; $30/nonmembers; $5/student members; $15/student nonmembers.

“Career Alternatives in Franchise Ownership” - Learn whether franchise ownership is right for you. Presented by the WSU Spokane Small Business Development Center. 8-10 a.m., 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 201. For more information or reservations, visit -calendar; email; or call (509) 358-7890. Free.


The Whatever Girls Annual Conference - Today, DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 150 attendees.

Custer Enterprises 39th Annual Spring Antique Show and Sale - Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6,000 attendees.

World Wide Group WWDB Spring Leadership - Today and Monday, Spokane Arena, 6,500 attendees.

Regional Dance America 2014 Regional Dance Academy - Monday-Friday, Spokane Convention Center, 650 attendees.

Road Runners Club of America 56th Annual National Convention - Wednesday-May 4, Davenport Hotel and Tower, 400 attendees.

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