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Volunteers needed to plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the Spokane River

Volunteers needed to plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the Spokane River

 

Volunteers are needed to help plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings along the banks of the Spokane River Park on March 28th at 2839 W. Clark Avenue in Spokane.

 

This event is a project of the Forest Spokane Initiative. This initiative is an ambitious plan to mitigate storm water by implementing green infrastructure by planting trees and removing impervious surfaces.

 

A variety of young and old volunteers are needed to dig, plant seedlings, and carry supplies. 

 

Volunteers should bring their own gloves, shovels, and/or pick ax for the program. Some supplies will also be available the day of the event. Those who plan to attend should also bring their own water, and dress appropriately for the weather.

 

To register for the planting event visit www.volunteerspokane.org, select events and filter by March 28th.

 

Whitworth to host inaugural conference in media law and ethics April 11

Whitworth to host inaugural conference in media law and ethics April 11

Whitworth University will host its inaugural Gordon S. Jackson Conference in Media Law & Ethics on Saturday, April 11th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Whitworth’s campus. The public is welcome to attend.

The conference will explore research, practice, and professional issues related to mass communication law and ethics, and will feature Seattle Times reporter Mónica Guzmán as its luncheon keynote speaker. Duane Swinton from Witherspoon Kelley will also present an update on U.S. Supreme Court decisions relevant to media.

Local Boy Scouts to sell $5 Camp Cards as fundraiser beginning March 13

Local Boy Scouts to sell $5 Camp Cards as fundraiser beginning March 13

 

Local Boy Scout Troops will soon be selling $5 Camp Cards throughout Spokane. The fundraiser helps young Scouts in the Inland Northwest earn their way to summer camps.

 

These $5 Camp Cards feature savings at many local businesses including Rosauers, Super 1, Regal Theaters, Zip's, and more. Those who purchase the cards have the opportunity to get their money back right away through coupons that include $5 off either a Rosauers or Super 1 purchase of $50, and $5 off a Big 5 purchase of $25.

 

Other offers include a buy-one-get-one-free soft taco at Taco Time, large pizzas at Domino's, 16 oz Blizzards at Dairy Queen, Sonic Cheese Coneys, Double Cheeseburgers at Zip's, $5 off a regular-prized adult haircut at Great Clips, and free cookie dough a Papa Murphy's with the purchase of a family sized pizza.

 

Scouts will be selling the cards at various neighborhoods beginning March 13th, and continuing through April.

 

Many of these offers are valid through December 2015.

Whitworth to host Mabel Elsom for March 12th lecture on human trafficking

Whitworth to host Mabel Elsom for March 12th lecture on human trafficking

 

Lutheran Community Services Anti-human Trafficking Coordinator Mabel Elsom will speak on “Human Trafficking in the 21st Century” on Thursday, March 121th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University.


This lecture is the fourth in Whitworth’s 57th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series. As with all Great Decisions lectures at Whitworth, this event is free and open to the public.


Elsom and a team of advocates at Lutheran Community Services Northwest provide comprehensive services and assistance to victims of trafficking, which occurs in the region primarily as labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Lutheran Community Services also collaborates with the Coalition to Abolish Human Trafficking in the Inland Northwest and other organizations in the community.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

Route takes small detour of 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14

Route takes small detour of 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14

 

Spokane's St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place for the 37th consecutive year on Saturday, March 14th. However, this year's parade route will take a slight detour due to construction.

 

Because of the construction on the Davenport Grand Hotel along Spokane Falls Blvd, the parade will travel directly south on Washington to Main. In year's past, the route continued along Main and would then turn north on Howard.

 

To make up for the route it will miss due to the detour, the 2015 course will wind its way back to Spokane Falls, then west to Howard, South to main to Wall, and then back to Spokane Falls and finish on Post.

 

The good new is the change will not shorten the parade route. The parade will kick off on Saturday, March 14 promptly at noon.

 

Parade organizers said the event that started with a collection of cement mixers, beer trucks, and other entries now features nearly 150 entries from across the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area and the surrounding region.

 

American Cancer Society offers monthly beauty workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment

American Cancer Society offers monthly beauty workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment

 

Women currently undergoing cancer treatment will have the opportunity to attend the American Cancer Society's next Look Good... Feel Better workshop at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital on Monday, March 9th.

 

Look Good…Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop that is conducted by trained and licensed volunteer beauty professionals who offer practical tips about skin care, makeup techniques, and guidance for coping with hair loss. Participants receive a free bag of makeup matched to their skin tone from leading cosmetic companies valued at about $250. Throughout the workshop, patients are able to talk with other cancer patients going through similar experiences.