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Tuesday

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10:30 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

Wednesday

Pig Out in the Park - Today through Sept. 7, the 30th annual food and music festival with food booths and beverage gardens. Entertainment includes: See full line up of music at www.spokanepigout.com. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Riverfront Park. Free admission. (509) 921-5579.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. 10 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. 10:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Thursday

Storytime at Colfax Library - For children up to 2 years of age at 10:10 a.m.; Toddler Time for ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m.; and preschool time for ages 4-6 at 11 a.m. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Spirit Lake Labor Day on the Grass – Today through Sept. 7. Wine tasting, live music, vendors, mountain bike ride, talent show, salmon dinner, and 5k fun run, car show, children’s activities, antique gas engines, talent show finals and more. Spirit Lake City Park off state Highway 41, Spirit Lake, Idaho. Free. (208) 623-5130.

Peak Fitness Pump in the Park - Annual event includes a 100-plus person body pump class followed by a full barbecue dinner catered by Rob Elder and Hot Rod Cafe. Includes a live auction, music by Rock Bottom, youth activities and gift bags. Class starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. Q’emiln Park, Post Falls. $15/adults, $5/children. (208) 773-0601 or 457-9089.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

After School Specials - “Get Slimed.” Decide whether various slimy objects are liquid or solid. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Kayak and Dinner at Hayden Lake - For ages 16 and older. Presented by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Explore large cliffs, wildlife and forests during this leisurely paddle and enjoy dinner at the Boathouse. 4-8 p.m., Boat Launch, Hayden Lake, Hayden Lake, Idaho. $37. (509) 625-6200.

Friday

Heritage Days in Spirit Lake - Today-Sunday. Event includes music in the park, vendors, steam engine exhibits, mountain man demonstrations and a mountain bike ride from Mount Spokane to Spirit Lake. Downtown Spirit Lake, Idaho. Free. (208) 623-2275 or 623-5130.

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” - Rated PG. Today and Saturday, 4:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St, Moscow, Idaho. $6/adults, $3/ages 12 and younger. (208) 882-8537.

Storytime at Mobius Kids - Book will be “I Love Our Earth” by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael R. Sampson. After story time, make an earth collage. Begins at 11 a.m. for ages 3 and younger; 1 p.m. for ages 4-6. Book can be purchased at Auntie’s Bookstore at a 15% discount. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/general, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age 1 and younger. (509) 624-KIDS.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 five years of age. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Spokane Indians Baseball - Vs. Yakima Bears. Today-Sunday. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

Saturday

Youth Mini-Triathlon - For ages 4-12. Categories will be divided by age to include an age-specific course with running, swimming and biking. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., followed by a mandatory 9:30 a.m. pre-race meeting. Youngest age group event begins at 10 a.m. Sponsored by volunteers from Kootenai Health Rehabilitation Services. Proceeds benefit children’s services at Kootenai Health. Cost is $20. Participants receive a T-shirt and all finishers receive awards. Children must wear bike helmets and be accompanied by an adult. McGrane Center at Kootenai Health, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 457-8232.

Scenic Train Rides - Sponsored by the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club; 20-mile round trip rides along and across the Pend Oreille River. Leaving from Metaline Falls Park: Today, 1 and 3 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit www.lionstrainrides.com for train schedule. Ione. $12/adults, $8/ages 2-12 and seniors, free/age 1 and younger. (877) 525-5226.

Junie B. Jones Back-to-School Storytime - Story will be “Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School.” Go home with some goodies, including a Junie B. paper doll. Ages 6 and older. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Kayak Adventure: Parent and Child - For ages 10 and older. Paddle Badger Lake. Presented by Spokane Parks and Recreation. 2-6 p.m. Badger Lake Road, Public Boat Launch. $25, parent and one child; $15, additional child; $20 and $10 for REI members. (509) 625-6200.

Spokane Symphony Outdoor Concert - Join the Spokane Symphony for a free concert at the park. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, chairs and enjoy a mix of classics, show tunes and patriotic marches. 6-7:30 p.m., Pavillion Park, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 624-1200.

Sunday

Free Outreach at Mirabeau Park - Sponsored by The Intersection (formerly known as Valley Open Bible Church). Three inflatables for children; free hot dogs, chips and drinks; youth-oriented music, prizes and more. 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Mirabeau Meadows Park, Spokane Valley. (509) 924-3705.

MobiusLab - Preview of Mobius Science Center - A sneak peek for visitors ages 8 and older with opportunity to interact and learn about science and technology. Open August and September during mall hours. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. NorthTown Mall near Barnes & Noble on the street level. Free. (509) 444-2350.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - Out of this World: “Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television.” The traveling exhibit features more than 30 costumes and related objects from science fiction films and television programs such as, “Star Wars,” “Blade Runner,” and “Battlestar Galactica.” 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age five and younger. (509) 456-3931.

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