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Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will teach Spokane area residents how to live with moose during three presentation sessions scheduled over the next month.

 

WDFW wildlife biologists, conflict specialists, and enforcement officers will present information about moose biology including habitat use and movements, how to safely handle situations when moose wander into urban areas, and when and where to call for assistance.

 

The free public sessions are:

  • Tuesday, April 28, South Hill Library (3324 S. Perry St., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11, North Spokane Library (44 E. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, WDFW Eastern Washington Regional Office (2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley) 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

 

A walk in Spokane Valley aims to benefit individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

 

The Inland Northwest's first Steps of Autism 5k is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m.

 

Organized by the Northwest Autism Center, the Steps of Autism 5k will start and finish at Mirabeau Meadows Park South shelter and will follow the Centennial Trail through Spokane Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate in the event.

 

"Increased awareness leads to improved health care, education, community support infrastructure; and perhaps more significantly, expanded relationships and a sense of belonging for the individual living with autism and their family and friends," said Dawn Sidell, Northwest Autism Center's Executive Director.

 

Junior Lilac Parade to kick off 2015 Spokane Lilac Festival on May 9

Junior Lilac Parade to kick off 2015 Spokane Lilac Festival on May 9

 

The Junior Lilac Parade will kick off Spokane's 77th Annual Lilac Festival at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th.

 

The theme of this year's parade is "Dancing in the Streets!". The parade's marching bands will play upbeat music to inspire dancing among patrons attending the festivities.

 

Regional junior high and elementary school bands will showcase their talents and compete for the opportunity to march in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade the following week. In addition to the competing drill and dance teams, numerous children's organizations and clubs from throughout the Northwest will participate in the event, making it one of the largest children's parades in the entire nation. Local dignitaries, area nonprofit organizations and downtown businesses will join in the festivities.

 

The parade will follow the same route as last year- a departure from the traditional route- due to ongoing construction along a section of the established path. The parade's starting point is near the intersection of Spokane Falls Boulevard and Washington Street.

 

Startup Weekend Spokane brings challenge and opportunity to local entrepreneurs

Startup Weekend Spokane brings challenge and opportunity to local entrepreneurs

 

 

One idea and 54 hours. That is all local entrepreneurs will have to develop a business plan to be presented to a panel of judges during Startup Weekend Spokane.

 

View it as a challenge, opportunity, or better yet both. The weekend will provide emerging entrepreneurs with the experience, resources and contacts to start a viable business. By Sunday evening, participants will have created a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to present to local entrepreneurs and potential investors.

 

The event aims to bring fresh faces into Spokane's business community. Those with no startup experience are especially welcome to attend, participate and develop their entrepreneurial spirit.

 

STCU to teach teens about finances during upcoming Money Camps

STCU to teach teens about finances during upcoming Money Camps

 

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will host a pair of free Money Camps in Spokane this spring as part of its longstanding tradition to provide financial education to tweens and teens.

 

The credit union is offering Money Camp at the Moran Prairie Library on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Can't make it that day? Another camp will take place on Saturday, May 16 at the Shadle Library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

“The payoff is when you see the ‘Ah ha moment,’ in their faces,” said STCU President and CEO Tom Johnson. “These financial skills will last them their whole lives.”

 

Mountain Gear to host National Geographic extreme climbers at meet and greet April 21

Mountain Gear to host National Geographic extreme climbers at meet and greet April 21

 

National Geographic extreme climbers Mike Libecki and Cory Richards will be at Mountain Gear's N. Division location on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for a meet and greet prior to their National Geographic Live show at the INB Performing Arts Center.

 

Libecki is a Mountain Headwear athlete and the 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Richards is an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker.

 

The pair will be on hand at Mountain Gear to answer questions about their experience in Antarctica's Wohlthat Range. Libecki and Richards will also have posters on hand to sign (free for the first 150 customers) and will also be available for photos.

 

Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to win door prizes from Mountain Headwear and tickets to upcoming National Geographic Live! presentations including "Sufferfest" with Ceadar Wright and "The Search for Life Beyond Earth" with Kevin Hand.

 

Spokane PD to offer free Citizens Academy beginning May 6

Spokane PD to offer free Citizens Academy beginning May 6

 

The Spokane Police Department will host a free Citizen Academy from Wednesday May 6th through June 3rd. The classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

The Spokane Police Department Citizens Academy is designed to provide participating community members with an inside look at the SPD and a working knowledge of the various aspects of law enforcement.

 

The program is free to attend, but spots are limited.

 

During the Academy, students will be introduced to both hands-on and virtual police training. Additionally they will learn about operations and investigative procedures, special police units, and more. The Citizens Academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony where students will be awarded certificates of completion.

 

Classes will take place at the Spokane Police Academy at 2302 N. Waterwords St.

 

Those interested in signing up should contact Kim Anderson at KAnderson@spokane.org or calling 509-742-8100.