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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.

March math and science contests will engage local young scholars

March math and science contests will engage local young scholars

About 200 area students will participate in three science and engineering competitions in March through the Spokane MESA (mathematics engineering science achievement) project.

In the competition, teams will put their prosthetic arm designs to the test. The prosthetic arm contests require teams to research, design, and build and test low-cost devices. For the competition, each team must submit a technical paper, oral presentation and academic display, as well as complete proscribed tasks with the arm they created.

Middle school teams will compete from 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Gonzaga University's Cataldo Hall. Ninth-graders will so the same at 9:00 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. at Eastern Washington University. Tenth graders will compete in the annual MESA Science Competition from 8:00 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at EWU.

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.


 

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

 

Those interested in helping area Big Brothers Big Sisters program now have the opportunity raise money through the Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign.

 

Participants of the campaign are asked to register their teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and then recruit their bowling team. Every team is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $100 to the BBBS program.

 

Once that money is raised, teams are invited to a celebratory bowling party that will include free bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes. Additionally, each participant will receive a limited edition 2015 BFKS t-shirt, that was designed by a Chase Middle Schooler.

 

BBBS says 100% of the money raised from this program will stay in the team's community. That money will carry out the work of matching the 80 children BBBS has on their waiting list with adult mentors, and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child's family.

 

The 2015 bowling parties will be:

Cellist Zuill Bailey kicks off series of free performances for Northwest Bach Festival

 

 

Cellist Zuill Bailey kicked off a series of 6 free Flash-Bach concerts on Wednesday with a noon performance in the Riverpark Square Atrium.

 

These flash performances are organized to make classical music more accessible to various people in different locations.

 

“I think that concerts are one thing. Those are people that know to go, they know the beauty of the music, they prepare themselves to go. But I really feel the need to bring music to people that may not know,” Bailey said. “It's basically bringing music to the people, in any way that I possibly can outside the concert hall.”

Cinderella Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser supports cancer patients

Cinderella Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser supports cancer patients

 

Because There Is Hope's 11th annual Cinderella Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser is taking place to raise money to provide temporary housing for cancer patients traveling to Spokane for treatment.

 

The Cinderella Tea will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. so participants can view the silent auction and raffle items. A lovely petite appetizer plate, tea, and dessert are included. The price of tickets is $35, and the Tea is open to the public.

 

In 2013, Because there is Hope opened Faye's House, a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom furnished home in Spokane to provide free lodging for up to 3 cancer patients at one time. The average stay per patient is 6 to 8 weeks. With an average cost of $450 per month.

 

Last year, Because There Is Hope supported 60 patients. All funds raised at this event will be used to maintain Fayes house, a free home away from home.