Garland Parklet Fundraiser, staying connected and more

Do something: How to get involved in your community this week

Parklets are temporary sidewalk extensions that provide more space and amenities for people using the street by converting a parking space or loading zone to public use. All sales made will help fund the cost of a new parklet outside the shop. Sat, March 31, from 10 am-3 pm. Garland Sandwich Shoppe, 3903 N. Madison. (326-2405)

Connected in a Divided World

What keeps us together as a society, especially in America where diverse communities live, work and play side by side? Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery near Newport, Washington, speaks on connectedness. Free and open to the public. Tue, April 3, from 6:30-8 pm. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene. (208-667-3813)

SAAM Poetry Slam

An event hosted by the University of Idaho's Women's Center to raise voices, support survivors and inspire hope for a future without sexual assault. Performers include students, staff and faculty of varying levels of experience. This event is for a mature audience; no children please. Free and open to the public. Tue, April 3, at 7 pm. University of Idaho Bruce M. Pitman Center, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. (208-885-2777)

The Hunger Run

This timed, family-friendly run/walk offers 5K and 10K course options. Each registration fee provides more than 70 meals served through the Union Gospel Mission and Second Harvest. $30-$40. Sat, April 7, from 9 am-noon. Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, 12308 E. Upriver Dr.

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Great Spokane Road Rally

Sat., July 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
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