Self-Defense and Tae Kwon Do Workshop --Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m., 612 N. Maple. Free class sponsored by the Coalition of Responsible Disabled. For more information, call 326-6355.
Lecture on Traveling Alone -- Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Building, Room 207. Monika Metz will discuss her solo travels to such countries as Turkey, Iran, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, India, China and Hong Kong, and share tricks of how to experience solo traveling for yourself. For more information, call 359-2898.
Spring Wildflowers of the Turnbull Region -- a lecture Wednesday, 7 p.m., Lair-Student Center, Sasquatch Room, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. Sponsored by the SCC science department and the Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Lecture and slide show focused on wildflowers native to the region, presented by Suzanne Schwab, professor of biology at Eastern Washington University. Free admission. For more information, contact Andy Buddington at 533-8017.
Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build Volunteer Meeting --Wednesday, 7 p.m., Logan Elementary School, 1001 E. Montgomery. Volunteer information meeting for the second annual Blitz Build, held June 7-20. Call 534-2552 for more information.
Feminism: A Personal and Public Dialogue on Nurture and Nature -- Part of the Feminist Research Series offered by the Women's Studies Program at Eastern Washington University. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Eastern campus, Monroe Building, Room 207. Nancy Hathaway, artist and director of EWU Gallery of Art, will create personal and public dialogue through sculpture. For more information, call 359-2898.
Phyllis Stevens Visits Spokane Community College -- Sponsored by the SCC Agricultural and Horticulture Club, Friday, 11:30 a.m., in the Lair-Student Center auditorium. Her free presentation, "The 25-Year Growth of a Garden," will cover the evolution of gardens as plants and landscaping mature. Free admission; everyone is welcome. For more information, call 533-7260.
Spokane Public Research Lecture -- Presented by researchers from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Friday, 4-5:30 p.m., WSU Spokane Campus, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Room 110 A and B in the the Health Sciences Building. Topic will be "Bioterrorism: Exotic Infectious Diseases and the Protection of Animal Agriculture," presented by Dale Hancock, of the Field Disease Investigation Unit, and Tom Besser, of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab. Free admission, reservations requested by calling 358-7540 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pathways to Early Learning Workshop -- Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook. Free workshop on the importance of early learning development in children for parents, childcare workers and youth caregivers. Sponsored by SPOC (Support for Parents Overcoming Challenges), presented by assistant professor teaching at-risk students from Gonzaga University, Jerri Shephard. Continental breakfast will be served. STARS credits available for $5 per hour. To register, call 444-0374.
Suki Yaki Dinner and Bazaar -- Saturday, noon-7 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield. Featuring sushi bar, bake sale and oriental crafts. Take-out dinners will be available. Tickets are $8.50, and may be reserved by calling 535-2687.
Spokane Lilac Festival second annual Duathlon --Sunday, 8 a.m., 3-mile run, 17-mile bike ride and finish with 3-mile run, from Spokane Falls Community College along the Centennial Trail to Seven Mile, returning to SFCC. Eligibility, ages 16 and older. Cost is $27. Call 535-4554 or visit www.lilacfestival.org to register.
Engineers Forum of Spokane -- Monday, in the lounge of the Spokane House, 4301 W. Sunset Highway. Topic will be "An Innovative Movable Weir at Lower Granite Dam," presented by Kevin Rubright, Dix Corp. project manager. Lunch is available at noon for $11; lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 244-3467 for more information.