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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

Today

After School Specials - Celebrate children’s book author Kevin Henkes through stories, crafts and games. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. 893-8390; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. 893-8340. 4 p.m. Free.

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

Preschool Storytime (South) - For children ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5385.

Toddler Storytime - For children ages 18 months to 3 years. Library locations and times include: 10 a.m., Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 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.

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

Toddler Storytime (South) - For children 18 months to 3 years old. 10 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5385.

Ongoing

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

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 and seniors and military; $3/skate rental. 625-6601.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Saturday vs. Everett; Jan. 14 vs. Portland; Jan. 24 vs. Tri-City; Jan. 30 vs. Chilliwack; Jan. 31 vs. Kootenay; Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $9-$17. (800) 325-SEAT.

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.

Friday

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5. 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.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months to 3 years old. 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 a.m. Free.

Saturday

Family MacFest - Enjoy Mobius Kids activities at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Noon-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2136 W. First Ave. 624-KIDS (5437).

Family Macfest: Going to the Birds! - Find out about birds of the Inland Northwest. Activities relate to our “Dabblers, Divers, Murderers, Travelers: Birds of the Inland Northwest” exhibition. Join Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and the Spokane Audubon Society for activities on wildlife preservation. Hands on activities will focus on birds and their specialties. We’ll even have live birds of prey visit from the West Valley Outdoor Center’s Hawk and Owl Sanctuary. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Noon-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave.,. $15/family. 456-3931.

Meet the Tooth Fairy - Event is free with admission. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/person; Free/children 12 months and younger; senior and military personnel receive a $1 discount. 624-KIDS (5437).

Tuesday

Preschool Storytime (South) - For children ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5385.

Toddler Storytime (Downtown) - For children 18 months to 3 years old. 10 a.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. 444-5356.

Toddler Storytime (South) - For children 18 months to 3 years old. 10 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5385.

Wednesday

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

Super Books for Super Heroes - Fun-filled Superhero extravaganza. Appropriate for school-age children. 4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5331.

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



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