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THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

Today

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

After School Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children ages 5 to 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. 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. (509) 482-0708.

Play and Learn Storytime - For children ages 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 Library, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 893-8390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

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

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

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

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months to 3 years. 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.summer readingspokane.org. Runs through Aug. 31. Free. (509) 444-5307.

Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater - Friday, “The Pink Panther 2” (PG); Monday-June26, “Inkheart” (PG); June 29-July 3, “Coraline” (PG); July 6-10, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (PG); July 13-17, “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. Exhamine how costume design incorporates color, style, scale, materials, historical traditions and cultural cues to help performers and audiences engage with 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/age 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., open until 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and Sept. 6. Tour Train runs weekends only from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., open till 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sept. 6. 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 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/ages 13-17, seniors and military, $4/ages 3-12, free/2 and younger. Tour Train, $4.50. (509) 625-6600.

Swimsuit Drive - Bring a new swimsuit to the Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave., Monday-Thursday at the Spokane Parks Foundation office, 315 W. Mission Ave. Monetary donations can also be mailed to Spokane Parks Foundation, P.O. Box 2021, Spokane 99210 or by visiting www.spokaneparks foundation.org. Beginning Monday, swimsuits will be available for children in need, while supplies last at: East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St.; Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.; West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St.; Peaceful Valley Community Center, 214 N. Cedar St.; Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 326-5233.

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 ages 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

“Dreamer” - Stars Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, as a horse trader and his young daughter whose determination to help an injured racehorse changes their lives forever. Rated PG. Free snacks. 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

Preschool Storytime - For children age 3 to 5. 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.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months to 3 years. 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.


 

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