Children and families can hunt for fossils, learn more about social etiquette or go fishing in a series of spring classes being offered by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.
A spring kite festival is being moved this year to the South Side Sports Complex at 46th and Regal on April 13.
Last year, it was held at Franklin Park.
Marion Severud, community relations supervisor for the Parks Department, said as many as 200 kites could fly that day if the weather cooperates.
The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to dusk. Participants can win awards.
One-day classes are also being offered and open slots will go quickly, said Severud.
“They are usually sellouts,” she said.
Participants should preregister by calling the parks office at 625-6200.
On April 27, children ages 5 to 9 can learn social graces and etiquette during a class at the Corbin Art Center. Cost is $10, and up to 28 children can be signed up. The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
On May 17 the Parks Department is sponsoring a class to hunt for fossils on an old lakebed south of Spokane. This is a family activity open to 28 people at a cost of $10 a person.
Participants should bring lunch and tools like a hammer, chisel or screwdriver.
On May 18 the Parks Department is offering a class to teach children how to fix easy meals. They will learn to mix, roll, bake, measure and eat nutritious snacks.
The class is targeted for children ages 5 to 9 and will meet at the Corbin Art Center at 2 p.m. Up to 20 children may be signed up, and the cost is $10.
On June 1 children ages 5 through 8 can go fishing at Clear Lake’s Rainbow Cove and learn more about how to be successful anglers. Fishing pole, transportation, supplies and snacks are included for the $14 charge.
The group, limited to 13 participants, will meet at Corbin Art Center at 2 p.m.