A presentation by Spokane Mayor David Condon, discussing transformational ideas, initiatives, and investments that are enhancing residents' quality of life, accelerating new investment in Spokane, and expanding the possibilities for future generations. $40-$55. Fri, Feb. 9 at 11:30 am. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. greaterspokane.org
Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food
A panel of North Idaho farmers and ranchers present stories about their farms and farming practices. Also includes a farmer fair, and a light supper with local, organic ingredients. Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Food Network. $12-$17, pre-registration requested. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. Inwfoodnetwork.org
Unicorn Coding Academy: Let's Make a Website!
A beginner-friendly, hands-on introduction to coding the web. Start by learning the basics as you gradually build up to creating a fully functioning website. Feel free to bring your own laptop so you can follow along and take your creation home. Free. Meets Thursdays, from 6-8:30 pm, Feb. 8 through March 1. Startup Spokane Central, 610 W. Second. unicorncode.org
Giant Sloths & Growing Grasslands
Six million years ago, giant sloths, saber-toothed cats, horned rodents, and a huge diversity of other organisms roamed our region. In this Science Café presented by Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists, Dr. John Orcutt of Gonzaga University discusses his research on the fossils of these organisms, what they tell us about the history and evolution of life, and how they provide clues to the impacts of modern climate change. Free. Tue, Feb. 13 from 6:30-8 pm. Prohibition Gastropub, 1914 N. Monroe. Inlandnorthwestconcernedscientists.wordpress.com ♦