November 20, 2008 in Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

After-school Specials (North) - Celebrate children’s book author Mark Teague through stories, crafts and games. A different author will be celebrated each month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. 893-8350.

Parenting Workshop for Veterans - Topic will be “The Holidays: How Much is Enough?” The workshop is offered to parents/caregivers who are veterans and/or active duty military personnel. 6-8:30 p.m., Veterans’ Outreach Center, 100 N. Mullan Road, Suite 102. 444-8387.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Free. 11 a.m., library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. 893-8340; North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. 893-8350. 10:30 a.m., library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Free. 10 a.m., library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390; Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. 893-8340; North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road 893-8350. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. 893-8400.

Turkey Craft Program (South Hill) - Enjoy Thanksgiving turkey stories and create your own turkey. Appropriate for school-aged children. 4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5331.

Ongoing

“Disney on Ice: High School Musical” - Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., matinees Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $16-$42. 325-SEAT.

After-school Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 5-12. Children will be transported from school to the Northeast Youth Center II for a snack, games, computer play, arts and weekly field trips. Schools served include: Arlington, Bemiss, Cooper, Lidgerwood, Linwood, Logan, Longfellow, Ridgeview, Regal, Stevens, Whitman and Willard. Held Mondays-Fridays. Runs through June 20. 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. 482-0708.

Beginning Ice Hockey - For ages 4-8. Learn the fundamentals. Participants must have a hockey helmet, mouth guard, hockey gloves, shin pads and hockey stick. Runs through Feb. 14. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $59, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. 625-6200.

Dance Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 7-12. Learn the latest hip-hop moves and participate in a dance performance at the end of camp. Held Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 17. 6:15-7:45 p.m., Whitman Elementary School Gymnasium, 5400 N. Helena St. $34, includes a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. 482-0708.

Ice Skating Lessons - For children age 4 and older. Learn basic skills. Helmets and outdoor clothing are recommended. Runs through Feb. 14. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $59, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. 625-6200.

Ice Skating Parent and Tot Lessons - For children age 3 and older and parent. Learn to skate with your child. Helmets and outdoor clothing are recommended. Runs through Feb. 14. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $39/parent and child, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. $18/additional person. 625-6200.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Ice skating outdoors. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and nights before school holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through March 1. Riverfront Park. Admission: $4.25/adults; $3.25/children ages 3-17 seniors and military; $3/skate rental. 625-6601.

Tae-Kwon-Do Classes - For all ages. Improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength and learn self-defense techniques. Beginner class offered Mondays and Wednesdays and advanced class offered Fridays. Runs through June 20. 6:30-8 p.m., Cooper Elementary School Gymnasium, 3200 N. Ferrall St. Two cans of food per month. 482-0708.

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. 324-1995.

Wrestling Camp - For ages 5-12. Taught by Spokane Junior Wrestling coach Tim Frye. Learn the fundamentals, participate in mat time and competition. Held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Runs through Dec. 10. 6:30-8 p.m., Garry Middle School Cafeteria, 725 E. Joseph Ave. $44, includes a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. 482-0708.

Friday

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” - Delightful family movie to kick off the holiday season. When the nastiest kids in the neighborhood decide they want to be in this year’s Christmas pageant, everyone is sure it will be a disaster. But when the curtain finally goes up, a miracle happens making it the best pageant ever. Free snacks will be offered. 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. 487-9667.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Free. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St. 444-5375; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes 444-5395; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry 444-5385; and Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390. 10:30 a.m.

Santa’s Arrival Parade and Tree Lighting - Pre-festivities beginning at 5:30 p.m. at River Park Square include face-painting, balloon artist and carols sung by the Sweet Adelines. Santa will parade down Post Street from the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post Street in a horse-drawn sleigh. The parade will feature classic cars driven by the Inland Northwest Corvair Club, holiday tunes from the Sacajawea Middle School Santa Band and Santa’s helpers. Santa will arrive at 6:45 p.m. to main entrance of River Park Square for tree lighting. 363-0304.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Free. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. 444-5356; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390; East Side, 524 S. Stone St. 444-5375; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. 444-5395. 10 a.m.

Saturday

4Elements - MST Productions and Tangled Roots presents a family-friendly event with several of the nation’s top breakdancing crews as they battle it out at the breakdancing championships. Groups have performed with artists such as Justin Timberlake and Black Eyed Peas, and been showcased in movies such as “Step Up” and “You Got Served.” Battles will be packed with complicated groundwork and impressive acrobatics. 7 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. general: $15/advance, $20/door, half-price for ages 5-10, ages 4 and younger admitted free. 954-2585.

Hannah Montana “Rock the World” Party! - Presented by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 5-12. Make your own music, visit the salon for a star photo shoot and make your own DVD from Hannah’s music. Snacks and party favors will be provided. Pre-registration is required. All proceeds will benefit children’s programs in the Hillyard community. 1-3 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $29. 482-0708.

KPBX Kids’ Concert - “Songs of the Civil War” with music from Wide River, narrated by Leonard Oakland. During the series’ 15th anniversary season, it’s music from the Civil War era that kids will learn about and hear. 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. 328-5729.

Projection Madness - Saturday, 3:30 p.m., “The Karate Kid,” free admission; Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m., “Karate Kid 2,” free admission. All-ages club The Cretin Hop, 1317 N. Howard St. 327-7195.

Thanksgiving Storytime and Craft - Listen to some Turkey Day stories and make a turkey magnet for your fridge. All ages welcome. 11 a.m., Aunties Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. 838-0206.

The Wonders of Weird at Mobius Kids - Kelly Milner Halls, author of “Dinosaur Mummies,” “Albino Animals,” and many more. Come explore the wonders of weird from dinosaurs to Bigfoot. Mobius Children’s Museum, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Lower Level. $5.75/person; Free/children 12 months and younger; senior and military personnel receive a $1 discount. 624-5437, ext. 304.

Turkey Craft Program (Shadle) - Enjoy Thanksgiving turkey stories and create your own turkey. Appropriate for school-aged children. 4 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. 444-5331.

Sunday

40th Annual Spaghetti Dinner - Hosted by the American-Italian Club. All you-can-eat menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, rolls, coffee, dessert and drinks. Noon-6 p.m., Gonzaga Prep Cafeteria, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $8/adults, $4/children age 6-12, free/children age 5 and younger. 924-0169.

Tuesday

Drop-In Knitting Class - Enjoy knitting and crocheting with others. Please bring your own project or needles and yarn. For age 10 and older. 3:30-5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5385.


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