June 11, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

“Team Up!” Exhibit – Explore the science of sports and test your basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. Hours are 10 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 1 and younger. (509) 624-KIDS.

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, go to www.summerreading spokane.org. Runs through Aug. 31. Free. (509) 444-5307.

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. Opens Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., come dressed in your favorite science fiction character’s costume and win a prize for children and adults. Exhibit runs through Sept. 5. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions – The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., open until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 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 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/ages 13 to 17, seniors and military, $4/ages 3 to 12, free/2 and younger. (509) 625-6600.

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. with takeout from 1 to 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 to 12 from 10 to 10:50 a.m.; Shortform Improv for ages 13 to 17 from 11 to 11:50 a.m.; Longform Improv (instructor approval only) for age 13 to 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Registration required. Classes held Saturdays through June 27. Runs through June 27. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $60 to $80/student. (509) 747-7045.

Friday

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

Saturday

BOBfest 2009 – 12 area high school bands will compete. Hosted by the Chase Youth Commission, Hoffman’s Music, College Road Recording, and YMCA. Bands are competing for a recording contract, gift certificates and paid performances at First Night Spokane, Pig Out in the Park, and July 4 Celebration. Noon to 6 p.m., Riverfront Park, Clocktower Meadow. Free. (509) 625-6440.

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

Sunday

Seventh annual Kids Golf Classic – Golf tournament t for children 6 to 12. Kids will be bracketed in the following age categories: 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12. There will be awards in each age category along with prizes for the longest putt and the ball closest to the pin. Parents will be asked to caddy for their children. Open to all skill levels. Kids will golf nine holes plus a 10th-hole putting contest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagle Ridge Short Course 5840 S. Meadow Lane Road, Spokane. $15, includes lunch and a shirt. (509) 242-2505.

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions – 2 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $22.50-$29.50. (509) 325-SEAT.


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