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After School Specials (Moran Prairie) - Celebrate children’s book author Chris Van Allsberg through stories, crafts and games. A different author will be celebrated each month. 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. 893-8340.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. 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. 11 a.m. Free.

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

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

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations and times include: 10 a.m., 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. Free.

Ongoing

“Team Up!” Exhibit - Explore the science of sports and test your own basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. On display through June 11. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.mobiusspokane.org. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/general, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age one year and younger. 624-KIDS.

After School Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children age 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 serviced 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 children age 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.

Ice Skate 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 Skate Parent and Tot Lessons - For children age 3 and older. 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 holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through March 1. Riverfront Park. $4.25/adults; $3.25/children ages 3-17 seniors and military; $3/skate rental. 625-6601.

School Renovation Tours - Hosted by Spokane Public Schools. Tour the schools scheduled for renovation in the 2009 bond. Schools and tour dates include: Jefferson Elementary, Today; Westview Elementary, Tuesday; and Hutton Elementary, Thursday. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 354-7340.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Friday vs. Vancouver, with House of Fury Night, sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Casino and 101.1 FM; Sunday vs. Kelowna, with Match 4 Night, sponsored by Washington Lottery and Wired 96.9; Feb. 14 vs. Edmonton, with Buck Night, sponsored by 92.9 ZZU; Feb. 15 vs. Prince George, with Poster Giveaway Night, sponsored by XO Communications and 93.7 The Cat; Feb. 18 vs. Seattle, with Player Magnet Giveaway, sponsored by TicketsWest and 105.7 The Peak; Feb. 27 vs. Portland, with Jersey Off the Back Auction, sponsored by 101.1 FM; Feb. 28 vs. Tri-City, with Breast Cancer Awareness Night, sponsored by Covey Run Winery and Spokane’s River 99.9 FM. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $9-$17. (800) 325-SEAT.

Stroller Strides - For parents of stroller-age children. Group meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Runs through March 2. 9 a.m., NorthTown Mall, Second Level in front of Sears, 4750 N. Division St. First class is free. (866) 223-0177.

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. Runs through Sept. 25. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. 324-1995.

Youth and Teen Improv Classes - Each class will focus on storytelling, mime, environment creation, character development and spontaneity. Students will work together as a group to create and tell stories through scene work, teaching students the basics of improv are fun. Beginning/intermediate improv for ages 8-12 from 10-10:50 a.m.; Shortform Improv for ages 13-17 from 11-11:50 a.m.; Longform improv (instructor approval only) for ages 13-17 from noon-2 p.m. Registration required. Classes held Saturdays, Saturday-March 7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $80/student. 747-7045.

Friday

Preschool Storytime - For children 3 to 5 years of age. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. 444-5356; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

SFCC Astronomy Extravaganza: - 6-7:30 p.m., Young Amateur Astronomers Meeting, with children’s programs to include “Space Propulsion Technologies” by Justin Bell; Tonight’s Sky, Hubble’s Universe & the Kids’ Raffle. 7:30-9 p.m., Spokane Astronomical Society Meeting with great speakers, food and door prizes. Spokane Falls Community College, Building 24, Room 110, 3410 W. Fort George Drive. Free admission. 276-7169.

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

Saturday

“Alexander Who is Not Not Not Not Not NOT NOT Going to Move” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Shows Saturday-Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. Runs through Sunday. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. 325-SEAT.

“Blood and Guts” at Mobius Kids - Hosted by Group Health. Enjoy various hands-on activities while learning about the human body. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/general, $4.75/military and seniors, free/age 12 months and younger. 624-KIDS.

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories and make Valentine cards for your friends and loved ones. Open to all ages. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. 838-0206.

Sunday

“Alexander Who is Not Not Not Not Not NOT NOT Going to Move” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Shows Saturday-Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. Runs through Sunday. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. 325-SEAT.

Spokane Youth Symphony - Presenting “Heroes and Legends.” All four of the Youth Symphony’s progressive orchestras (Intermediate String Orchestra the Junior Orchestra, the Junior Symphonic Orchestra, and the Spokane Youth Orchestra) perform on stage at the same time. 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14/adults, $12/seniors, two children admitted free with each adult ticket. 448-4446.

Wednesday

The Parent Project - Help your child become successful in school. Learn to optimize your teen’s academic year. Become an empowered parent and reduce conflict. Improve your parent-child (ages 11-27) relationship in this 10-12 week program. Presented by the Incredible Years. 6-9 p.m., Sacred Heart Women’s Center. Avista Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. 389-2930.



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