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Mon., Sept. 15, 2008


Creative Storybook - For age 3-5. Class is seven weeks. Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. First class is Oct. 6. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $45. (509) 625-6200.

Group Health Kids Bike Race Series - Free community outreach event for children up to age 13. Booths will be set up in the parks at each event so kids can test their strength with Group Health physical therapists “Stretch It Here” program, visit the foundation’s Blood & Guts exhibits and receive a bike safety check at REI. Family games provided by the YMCA of the Inland Northwest and safe cycling tips will be offered by the Safe Kids Coalition. Parks participating are: Sunday, Audubon Park; and Sept. 28, Mirabeau Park, near YMCA in Spokane Valley. Race Times are noon for age 5 and younger; 12:30 p.m. for 6-year-olds; 12:45 for 7-year-olds; 1 for 8-year-olds; 1:15 for 9-year-olds; 1:30 for 10-year-olds; 1:45 for 11-year-olds; and 2 for ages 12-13. Free. (509) 328-9900.

Inland Northwest Drawing School Classes - A variety of drawing and painting classes will be offered for children, teens and adults. Classes will begin the week of Oct. 6. 624 E. 24th Ave. $60-$80 per month; supplies included. (509) 230-1880.

Valleyfest - Kicks off Friday evening at 7 p.m. with the “Hearts of Gold” Parade along Sprague Avenue, between Pines and University avenues; Runs through Sunday. Mirabeau Point Park, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-3299 or


Greenacres Elementary Community Meeting - Meet new superintendent Ben Small and new principal Sue Rasmussen. 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Elementary, 17915 E. Fourth. (509) 228-4200.


Ness Elementary Open House - Parents are invited to attend. 6 p.m., 9612 E. Cataldo. (509) 922-5470.

Partners for Empowered Youth Event - Watch the premiere of a documentary about PEY presented by Community-Minded Television. Event will also include a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m., a recycled fashion show and youth wall mural presentation. Film screening will begin at 7:30. The Saranac Building, 25 W. Main St. (509) 209-2859.

Pasadena Park Elementary Open House - Parents are invited to attend. 6 p.m., Pasadena Park Elementary, 8508 E. Upriver Drive. (509) 922-5480.

Seth Woodard Elementary Open House - Parents are invited to attend. 6:30 p.m., Seth Woodard Elementary, 7401 E. Mission. (509) 921-2160.

Spokane Valley Anime Club - For teens in grades 6 or above. Watch this month’s feature: “Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episodes 4-6.” Rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.


“Raiders of the Lost Ark” - Free movie. Cliff hanger, nonstop action adventure, rated PG. Free snacks will also be offered. 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.


“Mudgy and Millie” Storytime - All ages welcome. Meet author Susan Nipp and listen to her newest story, “Mudgy and Millie,” set in Coeur d’Alene. 11 a.m., Aunties Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by e-mail to; by fax to (509) 459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at


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