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Brews Bros North to host alliSTRONG fundraising event Saturday Feb. 21

Brews Bros North to host alliSTRONG fundraising event Saturday Feb. 21

 

Brews Bros North will hold a fund raising event on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fund raiser is for Allison McKernan.

 

Alli is a 7th grader at Mountainside Middle school who was severely injured in a sledding accident on New Year's Day. She was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center where she immediately underwent spinal surgery. Following the surgery, she spent 13 days in the ICU, and is spending the remainder of her recovery at the Seattle Children's Hospital.

 

To support Alli during her road to recovery, Brews Bros North will be donating $1 for every “Purple Alli-Gator” beverage sold on Saturday. The Purple Alli-gator is a huckleberry Italian Soda. Additionally, Brews Bros will make a matching donation of up to $500 for every “Allie-Gator” sold.

 

Yale professor to present Whitworth's 2015 Simpson-Duvall lecture

Yale professor to present Whitworth's 2015 Simpson-Duvall lecture

 

On Friday, Whitworth University announced Yale University Professor Kathryn Lofton will present the 2015 Simpson-Duvall lecture, "Do Not Tamper with Clues: What Goldman Sachs can Tell Us About Religion," on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre. This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

Lofton is a professor of religious studies, American studies, history and divinity, and is also chair of women's gender and sexuality studies at Yale. In addition, she is a historian of religion with a particular focus on the cultural and intellectual history of the United States.

 

Whitworth to host National Book Award finalist Jess Walter as writer-in-residence

Whitworth to host National Book Award finalist Jess Walter as writer-in-residence

Award-winning local author Jess Walter has been named Whitworth University’s writer-in-residence for the spring semester. During his residency, Walter will participate in two free events on campus to which the public is invited to attend.

The first event with Walter will take place on Tuesday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. Walter will read from some of his works; the reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by Thom Caraway, assistant professor of English at Whitworth. The conversation will touch on Walter’s relationship with Spokane and what inspires and motivates him as a writer.

For his second public event on campus, Walter will present a lecture on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall.

Drink beer for a good cause: Riverkeeper IPA launch party set for Feb. 18

Drink beer for a good cause: Riverkeeper IPA launch party set for Feb. 18

Spokane Riverkeeper and River City Brewing are partnering up for the 3rd year in a row to create a craft brew that will help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Riverkeeper's work.

 

Smiles Dental to provide the Gift of Smiles in Spokane on Feb. 20

Smiles Dental to provide the Gift of Smiles in Spokane on Feb. 20

Smiles Dental will hold a free dental day at their Spokane location on February 20th for their Gift of Smiles effort.

Area residents who want to participate in the program are able to call in the day prior to the event to schedule a one hour appointment for either a cleaning, or dental work. Restorative work includes fillings, extractions, or anything that can be done in one hour without requiring additional labs.

“Gift of Smiles was created for the sole purpose of improving the lives and oral health in the communities we serve. This long-standing tradition is embraced by all of our teams, and has helped us fulfill our organizational mission of Ultimate Service, Superior Performance and Positive Impact,” said Dr. Jeromy Dixson, CEO and President of Smiles Dental.

Smiles Dental's Spokane location is at 101 W. Cascade Way in Suite 101. Participants for Gift of Smiles will need to call on February 19th to receive dental care on February 20th. The phone number to call to schedule an appointment is 509-468-0490.

Due to the popularity of the event, Smiles can only see patients who are scheduled in advance.

West Central Community Center to host kick-off breakfast for third annual Building Dreams Fundraiser

West Central Community Center to host kick-off breakfast for third annual Building Dreams Fundraiser

The third annual Building Dreams- Bright Futures for Our Kids is set to kick off  their annual fundraiser with a breakfast on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the West Central Community Center.

At the breakfast, Mayor David Condon, Councilmember Mike Fagan, and Rosauers President and CEO, Jeff Phillips will speak of the need for such programs in the community as well as the families who have benefited from the services.

Building Dreams was created three years ago in response to funding cuts to at-risk youth programs throughout Spokane. The project was initially named Project Playhouse after twelve custom playhouses, built by members of the Spokane Home Builders Association, were auctioned off to raise money for those community programs.

The Building Dreams event, featuring a silent and live auction, will be held on Saturday evening, May 9, 6:00 p.m. at the Convention Center. This year’s honoree will be Scott Morris, Chairman, President & CEO, Avista.

Open house gives public opportunity to provide input for Centers and Corridors plan

Open house gives public opportunity to provide input for Centers and Corridors plan

An open house on Wednesday, February 4th will give the Spokane community an opportunity to learn about the proposed revisions and provide feedback. The open house will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the West Central Community Center at 1603 N. Belt.

Leaders around Spokane are working to update the City's design guidelines for centers and corridors. According to the City, these guidelines target areas for vibrant, mixed-use growth in Spokane. Those involved on the update are the City's Planning & Development department, Council Member Amber Aldref, and community stakeholders.

Waldref said minor changes now ill help address developer and neighborhood concerns as the city updates the Comprehensive Plan this coming year.

”Design standards for Centers and Corridors were created in 2002 prior to the City identifying all centers,” Waldref said. “Some standards do not meet the intent of Centers and Corridors language in the city Code.”