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Finch Elementary celebrates completion of renovations with upcoming dedication and open house

Finch Elementary celebrates completion of renovations with upcoming dedication and open house

John A. Finch Elementary will hold a dedication ceremony for its newly renovated building on Wednesday, January 21, at 8:00 a.m. An open house will be held the following Saturday, January 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of the community are welcome to attend both events.

 

Finch re-opened its doors to students January 5th. The $22.5 million renovation began during the summer of 2013. The school, which is located in northwest Spokane on the northeastern corner of Audubon Park, was officially registered on the National Historic Register on January 8, 2014.

 

Mobius, River Park Square, and Spokane Police Department team up to host Jr. Police Academy Event

Mobius, River Park Square, and Spokane Police Department team up to host Jr. Police Academy Event

The Spokane Police Department, River Park Square and Mobius Children’s Museum are teaming up to put on Spokane’s first-ever Junior Police Academy event. This event will be held in the River Park Square atrium on Saturday, January 24, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the event, which will feature a police patrol car for kids to explore, a K-9 demonstration, an opportunity for kids to dress up in police gear, coloring with a cop, and free child identity packets from Operation Family ID.

Kids who complete at least three of the four station will receive official certification as a Junior Spokane Police Officer, and a free day pass to Mobius Children's Museum.

Local baseball fans gather to meet the Mariners

Local baseball fans gather to meet the Mariners

The Seattle Mariners Caravan rolled into Spokane on Tuesday for their two day tour of the Inland Northwest.

 

On Tuesday night, the caravan stopped by the Comcast Xfinity store at 4423 Division Street for a free public autograph session.

 

Annual Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum set for Feb. 3-5

Annual Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum set for Feb. 3-5

The 2015 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum scheduled for February 3rd - 5th , 2015 at the newly expanded Spokane Convention Center Complex convenes in less than 3 weeks. The largest farm machinery show in the Inland Northwest will host 300 exhibitors and conduct 36 educational seminars and forums relating to agri-business from large-scale operations to small acreage farms and ranches. Exhibitors will range from large farm equipment manufacturers and service providers to businesses catering to small acreage and part-time farmers who hold down other jobs while also running their family farms. Spokane Ag Expo has been bringing agri-businesses and farmers together for 38 years.

Community Colleges of Spokane to host MLK Jr. Day events

Community Colleges of Spokane to host MLK Jr. Day events

The Community Colleges of Spokane will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting guest speakers at each of their campuses. Information for each event is below:


Spokane Falls Community College:

Saul Williams will speak at SFCC on Wednesday, January 21st, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB Lounges A/B/C. Williams is best known for his slam poetry and music performances, but is also a writer and actor. His book, The Dead Emcee Scrolls, will be on sale at the SFCC bookstore, and there will be time allotted for signing at the end of the celebration. The event is presented by the SFCC Black Student Union

The event is free to attend, and open to the public. For more information contact Carl Richardson at 509-533-3714


Spokane Community College:

2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest will launch its first ‘Give A Gallon’ milk drive. The drive will take place from January 14 to January 20 at all Yoke’s Fresh Markets.

 

The goal of the drive is to provide much needed fresh milk donations to families and seniors who rely on food banks. According to Feeding America, these families receive less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

 

Customers will be invited to pick up a scan tag at the specially marked display stands inside the store. Their purchase of milk will be distributed to Second Harvest, which supplies food to a network of 250 food banks and meal programs.