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Alter This! - For teens. Create art from damaged books using fabric, paint, chalk, crayons, paper, scissors, glue and more. Snacks and supplies provided. 1:30 p.m. Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Circle Celebration - Part of the Summer Reading program. Songs, stories, crafts and snacks relating to circles. Appropriate for school-age children. 3:30 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Comics with Lars Brown - Learn about the process of writing and drawing comics with this local graphic novel author. Part of the Summer Reading program. Appropriate for sixth-graders and older. 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Corbin Art Center Classes - For children ages 3-11. Dates, times and costs vary. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $5-$27. (509) 625-6200.

Go Crazy with Pipe Cleaners - Twist and sculpt a masterpiece. 2 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Play and Learn Storytime - For ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire hour. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., (509) 893-8390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months to 3 years. Library locations include: 10 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. Free.

Wizard Rock Concert - For ages 11 and older. Listen to live rock music inspired by the Harry Potter books. Featuring The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows and PotterCast. 4 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.


“Be Creative at Your Library!” - Summer reading program presented by Spokane County Library District and Spokane Public Library. Enjoy storytimes, crafts and more. Children and teens who read or listen to 15 books or read for 15 hours throughout the summer will receive a prize. For more information, visit www.summerreading Runs through Aug. 31. Free. (509) 444-5307.

Free Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas - Movies play at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Today, “Horton Hears a Who” (G) and “Inkheart” (PG); Tuesday-July 16, “Tale of Despereaux” (G) and “Kung Fu Panda” (PG); July 21-23, “Everyone’s Hero” (G) and “Surf’s Up” (PG); July 28-30, “Doogal” (PG) and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (PG); Aug. 4-6, “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” (G) and “Bee Movie” (PG); Aug. 11-13, “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” (G) and “Alvin & the Chipmunks” (PG); Aug. 18-20, “Space Chimps” (G) and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (PG). Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (800) 326-3264.

Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater - Today and Friday, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (PG); Monday-July 17, “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (PG); July 20-24, “Hotel for Dogs” (PG); July 27-31, “The Tale of Despereaux” (G); Aug. 3-7, “Marley and Me” (PG). No outside food or drinks allowed. 9:30 a.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. (509) 327-1050.

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,” “Terminator,” “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Batman.” Examine how costume design incorporates color, style, scale, materials, historical traditions and cultural cues to help performers and audiences relate to the characters being portrayed. Noon-4 p.m., come dressed in your favorite science fiction character’s costume and win a prize for children and adults. Runs through Sept. 5. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. Runs through Sept. 7. Riverfront Park. Carrousel: $2/adults and teens, $1.25/seniors, military and ages 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/ages 13-17, seniors and military, $4/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and younger. Tour Train, $4.50. (509) 625-6600.

Splashdown - Family water park. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. Runs through Sept. 7. 11127 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $12.99/48 inches and shorter; $15.99/taller than 48 inches; free/ ages 2 and younger and seniors age 65 and older, $14/viewing pass with $7 refund. (509) 924-3079.

Spokane Teen Videofest - Spokane County youth ages 14-19 can register for the chance to win up to $1,000 by creating 3- to 5-minute videos about teen health issues. Register by Aug. 10 at or call Mishelle at (509) 324-1494. Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave., No. Free. (509) 324-1494.

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - “Apollo 11, One Small Step” celebrates the historic walk on the moon by Neil Armstrong, which was 40 years ago. See artifacts and photos, and get to know the moon. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Runs through Oct. 31. 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/ages 18 and younger. (509) 922-4570.

“Stone Soup” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Directed by Paige Wamsley. Friday, Saturday, July 17-18 and July 24-25 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 19 and July 26 at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/ages 13 and older; $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Summer Jobs – Blue Door players take suggestions of summer jobs held by audience members to improvise comedic scenes. All ages welcome. Fridays through July 31. 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.; 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. (509) 324-1995.


“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” - Free movie hosted by the Friends of Pavillion Park and Greenstone Homes. The movie starts at dusk. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive at Molter Road, Liberty Lake.

39th Swap Meet and Car Show – Friday through Sunday. See vintage cars and get parts for projects. Cars shown will be from 1900 through the early 1980s. See the Ford “then and now” stage of cars since the early 1900s. Local racers Ed Sneva and Earl Wham will sign autographs Friday and Saturday. Mitch Silver Auction will have its yearly auction Saturday. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/Friday and Saturday, $3/Sunday. (509) 953-6298.

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