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HILLYARD – The Greater Hillyard Business Association is hosting a pre-construction meeting about the Francis Avenue project on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Capstone Construction, 2917 E. Francis Ave.

Speakers include the city of Spokane’s Julie Happy, Jonathan Mallahan and Kyle Twohig.

Cost: $10; $5 for GHBA members – admission includes beverages and a snack. Register by calling (509) 456-8088 or emailing Melissa@impact

Groupseeks help on valentine event

DOWNTOWN – Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who will deliver the organization’s Valentine’s Day Cinn-A-Grams in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

Routes take about two hours and pickup is scheduled between 7:45 and 9 a.m.

The Cinn-A-Gram deliveries are a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. A delivery includes two Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, coffee, chocolates and granola and can be ordered in advance for $25 at or by calling (509) 232-0864.

Civic leadership program event set

DOWNTOWN – The civic leadership program Leadership Spokane is having an informational session on Feb. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 W. Riverside Ave., in the first-floor conference room.

Participants commit to 11 full program days scheduled from September through June, covering themes such as communication, government and social services, as well as an overnight retreat.

Tuition is $3,000 and some scholarships are available.

Call (509) 321-3639.

Riverfront Park plans job fair

DOWNTOWN – The Riverfront Park job fair is on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the IMAX Theatre at the park.

More than 200 summer job openings include attraction attendants, parking and ticket cashiers, food service, tour train drivers and many other positions at Riverfront Park, Manito Park Bench and the Merkel Sports Complex.

Applicants must be 16 years or older by March 10; in some cases applicants must be 18 or older at the time of application.

Applicants must bring a completed application form to the fair, get applications online at

CVSD kicks off ‘Adopt a Student’

SPOKANE VALLEY – Food for Thought, a program that supplies food packs to more than 180 students in the Central Valley School District, is kicking off an “Adopt a Student” program to provide half of the food costs.

The program works with the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank, which purchases food through several grants and donations. To continue to serve current students and to expand the program, SVP will need a more stable and long-term funding source.

Residents in the Central Valley district can adopt a food recipient for $125 per year. That figure represents a weekly donation of $3.50 a week for 36 weeks – one half of the cost to supply food to a low-income student.

All funds received would be restricted to the Food for Thought program and administered by Spokane Valley Partners.

Donations can be made to Spokane Valley Partners, Food for Thought, P.O. Box 141360, Spokane Valley, WA 99214-1360.

For more information, email Pat Dockrey at, or you can find Food for Thought online at