June 4, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family Calendar

 

Today

Baby Lapsit (Moran Prairie) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Play and Learn Storytime - For children age 2 to 5. Enjoy 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 60 minutes. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 893-8390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

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

Preschool Storytime (North) - For children 3-5 years old. 11 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Storytime (Airway Heights) - For children 2-5 years old. 10:30 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years old. Library locations and times 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.

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

Ongoing

“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. summerreadingspokane.org. Runs through Aug. 31. Free. (509) 444-5307.

“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. (509) 624-KIDS.

Finding the Pearl Purchasing the Field - “A Franciscan Approach to God in the Contemporary World” is a weeklong retreat at the beautiful St. Joseph Family Center campus. Runs through June 12. 1016 N. Superior St. $385, includes meals and lodging. (509) 483-6495.

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. (509) 482-0708.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., open until 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs Friday and Sunday, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday. Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. 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.

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. (509) 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. (509) 324-1995.

Youth and Teen Improv Classes - Each class will focus on storytelling, mime, environment creation, character development and spontaneity. 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 age 13-17 from noon-2 p.m. Registration required. Classes held Saturdays through June 27. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $60-80/student. (509) 747-7045.

Friday

Preschool Storytime - For children 3 to 5 years old. 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 Road. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., open until 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs Friday and Sunday, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday. Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. 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.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years old. 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 Road. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Yearbook Memories - Blue Door players will improvise a high school experience using your suggestions and yearbook memories. All ages welcome. Shows Fridays through June 26. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Saturday

Discovery Washington’s Ice-Age Flood - For age 8-adult. Enjoy a daylong van excursion exploring the wreckage from the Ice Age flood of the Grand Coulee area. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $37/Adults; $27/Youth age 16 and younger. (509) 625-6200.

Mo Willems Storytime - Mo Willems and Pigeon have a new friend for us to meet: a naked mole rat named Wilbur who’s all about being happy with who you are and doing what you love. We’ll read the hilarious new picture book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and we certainly can’t leave Pigeon and Piggie & Elephant out. Plus, we’ll play pin the clothes on Wilbur and you can take home some cool Wilbur stickers. 11 a.m., Aunties Bookstore Children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., open until 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs Friday and Sunday, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday. Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. 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.

Spokane Bridge Walk - Enjoy a 4.5-mile loop walk that crosses over 17 historic bridges in the heart of Spokane. Featured bridge will be the Monroe Street Bridge. All paid participants receive a collector pin. Registration due by Thursday. Late registration available from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at starting point for an additional $10. 9:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, Veterans Court, northeast corner of the Monroe Street Bridge. $17/age 17 and older; $10/age 5-16; Free/children age four and younger (no pin). (509) 710-7760.

Sunday

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., open until 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs Friday and Sunday, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday. Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. 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.


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