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Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Today, celebrate sunflowers and take home a pack of seeds to plant in your garden. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537


Batsy Bybell - Storytelling and puppetry suitable for the entire family. 10:30 a.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4366 or (877) 733-3375.


Car D’Lane Cruise and Show and Shine - Kicks off with the Budweiser Clydesdales leading the cruise from 6-8 p.m. on Sherman Avenue. Contests include “Best Pipes” and “Best Flames.” Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-5986

Inland Empire Railway Historical Society - Third annual event with tours of vintage railroad cars and museum; free ride on the two-foot gauge train and more. Today-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/family, $10/van or bus load. (509) 924-9781, (509) 325-3641


Auntie Violet Storytime - 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore Children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

BOBfest 2009 - Twelve area high school bands will compete for a recording contract, gift certificates and paid performances at First Night Spokane, Pig Out in the Park and July Fourth Celebration. Noon-6 p.m., Riverfront Park, Clock Tower Meadow. Free. (509) 625-6440

Cast For Kids - Youth age 5-14 will take home a rod and reel, a Fishing Kids T-shirt and have the opportunity to catch planted rainbow trout under the supervision of local volunteers. Preregistration required. Colville. $5. (509) 397-6290

Demolition Derby Extravaganza - 22nd annual Combine Demolition Derby, Kid Parade, Grand Parade and Community Barbeque. 5 p.m., Lions Club Arena, Lind, Wash. (509) 677-3655

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions - Today, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $22.50-$29.50. (509) 325-SEAT.


Seventh Annual Kids Golf Classic - Golf tournament for children age 6-12. Age categories: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Awards in each category along with prizes for the Longest Putt and Closest to the Pin. Parents will be asked to caddy. Open to all skill levels. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagle Ridge Short Course 5840 S. Meadow Lane Road. $15, includes lunch and shirt. (509) 242-2505


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

Free Game Night - Every Friday, 6-9 p.m., Uncle’s Games, Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 891-7620

Free Chess Night - Every Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Uncle’s Games, Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 891-7620

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - “Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television,” traveling exhibit featuring 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.” Opening reception Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; come dressed in your favorite science fiction character’s costume and win a prize for children and adults. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931

Northwest Renaissance Festival - Saturdays and Sundays through July 19. Enjoy the mud show, whip show, variety puppet show, nine-foot ogre, music, jousting tournaments, quadrille and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. (509) 276-7728.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays). Tour Train runs daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. beginning Wednesday. 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/age 13-17, seniors and military, $4/age 3-12, free/age 2 and younger. Tour Train, $4.50. (509) 625-6600

Silverwood Theme Park - Admission includes all rides, attractions and shows. June: Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Boulder Beach is open daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 27843 N. Highway 395, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, Athol, Idaho. $40.99/general, $21.99/age 3-7 and seniors age 65 and older, free/age 2 and younger. Two-day passes: $55.99/adults, $31.99/age 3-7 and seniors age 65 and older. Tax not included in admission fee. $4/parking. (208) 683-3400

Splashdown - Family waterpark. Open daily Saturday-Sept. 7. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (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 age 2 and younger and seniors age 65 and older, $14/viewing pass with $7 refund. (509) 924-3079

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - “Apollo 11, One Small Step.” The historic walk on the moon by Neil Armstrong was 40 years ago. Come see artifacts, photos and get to know the moon. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 12114 E. Sprague Ave. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/age 18 and younger. (509) 922-4570

Tae-Kwon-Do Classes - For all ages. Improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength and learn self-defense techniques. Beginner class Mondays and Wednesdays, advanced class Fridays. 6:30-8 p.m., Cooper Elementary School Gymnasium, 3200 N. Ferrall St. Two cans of food per month. (509) 482-0708

“Team Up!” Exhibit - Explore the science of sports and test your own basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. Through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/adults, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age 1 year and younger. (509) 624-KIDS,

Whitman County Library Summer Reading Challenge - Enjoy a variety of creative programs, special guest performers and prizes throughout the summer. Children who read for 10 hours or read 10 books will qualify for prizes. Teens who read and review one book during the summer will be eligible to win a prize and will receive a letter of completion. Adults who read and review three books during the summer will receive free coffee drinks from local vendors and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate from Rosauers supermarkets. Free. (509) 397-4366,

Wild Waters Waterpark - Open daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). 2119 N. Government Way (Exit 12 from Spokane), Coeur d’Alene. $24.99/over 48 inches; $19.99/under 48 inches; $12.99/seniors and handicapped; free/age 2 and younger; viewing pass, $12.99, plus $10 deposit. (208) 667-6491.

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. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) 324-1995.

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