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In brief: Spokane Community College event will celebrate International Women’s Day

From staff reports

International Women’s Day will be celebrated with a public event Saturday at Spokane Community College’s Lair Student Center with the theme “Balance for Better: Cultural, Creating and Community Healing.”

The free event will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and feature workshops, vendors and community resource booths. The keynote speaker of the event is Idella King, an activist for missing and murdered indigenous women. Her talk, which begins at 1 p.m., is titled “Community Healing through Female Indigenous Ideologies.”

Workshop topics include “Tapping Your Power Within,” “Discovering Your Rituals of Self-Care” and “Discovering Self Compassion through Guided Meditation and Soundscapes.”

Though the event is free, space is limited. People are encouraged to register in advance by visiting

The event is being sponsored by YWCA Spokane, Eastern Washington University Women’s and Gender Studies, Gonzaga University Women’s and Gender Studies, Gonzaga University Women Lead Spokane and SCAN.


Holy Names to host music event

The Holy Names Music Center will celebrate Explore Music Week on March 20 and March 22 by offering people an opportunity to try various musical instruments for free.

The experience is designed for those who want to pick up where they left off years ago and those who have wanted to learn to play and instrument. The music center, at 3910 W. Custer Drive, will be open for drop-ins between 3 and 5 p.m. on March 20 and March 22.

The center will also offer a free introductory lesson on any musical instrument you choose if you call (509) 326-9516 anytime during March.


Two seats open on Arts Commission

The Spokane Arts Commission has two open seats for those interested in promoting arts and culture in Spokane.

The commission is an advisory board to the city of Spokane and Spokane Arts, a nonprofit organization. Commissioners help select artists for public art projects like signal box designs, murals and sculptures. They also help select the Poet Laureate and exhibits at the Chase Gallery.

Commissioners must live inside the Spokane city limits and appointments must be approved by the city council and the mayor. The application deadline is Friday. Call (509) 321-9614 or email for more information.


Lecture to feature landscape design

The Friends of Manito will host a lecture on landscape design at 10 a.m. March 16, at the Manito Meeting Room as part of its “Day at Manito Park” lecture series.

The free lecture will be presented by Kurt Madison, an artist and Master Gardener who became a landscape designer. He also managed a 180-acre estate in Scotland.

Seating is limited and reservations can be made by emailing tfm@thefriendsofmanito. org.