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Thu., July 30, 2009, midnight


Spokane Indians Baseball - vs. Eugene Emeralds. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

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


“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 – All movies play at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through Aug. 20. Today “Doogal” (G) 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: “Curious George” (G) and “Alvin & the Chipmunks” (PG). Aug. 18-20: “Space Chimps” (G) and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (PG). 10 a.m. Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (800) 326-3264.

Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theatre – Today and Friday: “The Tale of Despereaux” (G); Monday-Aug. 7, “Marley and Me” (PG). No outside food or drinks allowed. 9:30 a.m., Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (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 engage with the characters being portrayed. From noon-4 p.m., children and adults can come dressed as a in your favorite science-fiction character’s costume and for a chance to win a prize for children and adults. Runs through Sept. 5. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and open until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Day passes: $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.

Soccer League Sign-up - Outdoor soccer league for ages 4 to 10 for fall 2009/spring 2010. Runs through Aug. 31. 9116 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 138. $50. (509) 747-5017.

Splashdown - Family waterpark. Open daily through Sept. 7. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. 11127 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $12.99/48 inches and under; $15.99/over 48 inches; Free for ages two 2 and younger and seniors age 65 and older; $14/viewing pass with $7 refund. (509) 924-3079.

Spokane Teen Videofest - Spokane County youths age 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. 360. Free. (509) 324-1494.

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - “Apollo 11, One Small Step.” The historic walk on the moon by Neil Armstrong was 40 years ago. The exhibit includes the actual sound of the Saturn V rocket launching, a model of the LEM, photos, mission control console with interactive controls and information on the landing. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through October. 12114 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/age 18 and younger. (509) 922-4570.


“The Butterfly” - Free movie hosted by the Friends of Pavillion Park and Greenstone Homes. 8:30 p.m., Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road.

Spokane Indians Baseball - vs. Eugene Emeralds. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.


Camp Fire USA Alumni Day - Get your Camp Fire friends and family together for a full day of fun at Camp Dart-Lo. A day of “classic camp” activities including archery and swimming. Come find out about the “For the Love of Dart-Lo” campaign, and see improvements at camp. $5/person for this day of fun includes lunch and all activities. Please RSVP at or call 509-747-6191 x32. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Camp Dart-Lo, 14000 N. Dartford Drive. $5/person. (509) 747-6191.

Gardeners’ Farmers Market - Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, through August. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.

Nature’s Gifts for Individuals with Disabilities - For age 12 and older. Learn about seeds and cones, and make a craft using pressed flowers. Registration is required. 1-2:15 p.m., Spokane Valley YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place. $14. (509) 625-6200.

Rockford Farmers Market - Every Saturday in Rockford Park on First Street. To reach Rockford head south on State Highway 27 from Spokane Valley. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rockford Park.

Spokane Indians Baseball - vs. Eugene Emeralds. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

Spokane Shock Arena Football - Playoff vs. Stockton Lightning. 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $9-$55. (509) 242-7462 or (509) 325-SEAT.


Spokane Valley Elks Classic Car Show - Fourth annual event hosted by the Elks Lodge to benefit the Washington Elks therapy program for children. Activities will include music, food and awards. Register 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Judging will take place at noon. 11 a.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. (509) 928-2818.


Girl Scouts Summer Science in the Park - All school-age girls are invited to take part in a no-cost program, doing hands-on science activities. Launch bottle rockets, explore gravity, discover polymers and investigate air pressure. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fairchild Air Force Base; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Waterfront Park Playground, Medical Lake; 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sutton Park, Cheney. Free. (509) 747-8091 ext. 230. Continues Tuesday and Wednesday


Authors Chris Crutcher and Michael Harmon - Local authors will present their young adult novels “Angry Management” (Crutcher) and “Brutal” (Harmon) in a combined event. Age 14 and up. 7:30 p.m., Aunties Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.


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