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Big Brothers Big Sisters Info Night - Learn about the many programs and opportunities at Big Brothers Big Sisters and how to support these services. 4-7:30 p.m., Global Credit Union at 1520 W. Third Ave. Free. (509) 328-8312, ext. 302.

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Meet at Friendship Park for outdoor activities. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Poems with Ken Nesbitt - 3:30 p.m., Eastside Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

The Jenks in Concert - This local children’s rock band will perform upbeat, modern music children and parents can enjoy. 6:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.


Bedtime Stories at the Colfax Library - All ages welcome. Children can wear pajamas and bring a teddy bear while listening to bedtime stories. 7 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Comics with Lars Brown - Learn about the process of writing and drawing comics with this local graphic novel author. Appropriate for children in grades 6 and up. 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Poems with Ken Nesbitt - 3:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes. Free. (509) 444-5331.


Poems with Ken Nesbitt - 3:30 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Pullman Firefighters Storytime - Young children and their families/caregivers are invited to listen to stories read by local firefighters who will also talk about their jobs, show equipment and answer questions. 10:30-11:15 a.m., Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free. (509) 338-3258.


Camp Dart-Lo Family Night - Meet the staff, tour camp, make S’mores, play games, take a dip in the pool and learn about the summer schedule. You do not have to be a member of Camp Fire to attend the camps. Barbecue dinner available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free to attend. $5/person, $20/family for barbecue dinner. 6-8 p.m., 14000 N. Dartford Drive. (509) 747-6191.

Author Kenn Nesbitt - Interactive poetry performance for young children and youths by a Northwest children’s poet. Two shows, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Neill Public Library, Pullman. Free. (509) 338-3258.

Free Game Night - Board games. Bring your own or use ours. 6-9 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, Uncle’s Games, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 891-7620.

Meet Kareem Abdul Jabbar - Sponsored by Hoopfest, with presentation, followed by a question and answer session and book signing of his book “On the Shoulders of Giants.” 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $50, includes autographed book, audio documentary CD and Skyhook T-shirt. (509) 325-SEAT.

Yearbook Memories - Blue Door players will improvise a high school experience using your suggestions and yearbook memories. 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.


“Jason and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - Free performance for community disadvantaged youth. Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater’s Board of Directors and Post Falls Police Department OASIS program. Families should call to reserve tickets. 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene. 1-800-4CDA-TIX. (208) 769-7780.

Free Chair Lift Rides and Entertainment - Live music by Truck Mills and Cris Lucas. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Schweitzer Mountain, Kellogg. (208) 255-3081.

Free Game Night – Chess. Bring your own set or use ours. 6-9 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, Uncle’s Games, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 891-7620.

The Jenks in Concert - Appropriate for school-aged children. This local children’s rock band will perform upbeat, modern music children and parents can enjoy. 11 a.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.


Summer Sounds at Park Place - Saturday concert series through Labor Day weekend. Noon-2 p.m., Park Place Stage, corner of First Avenue and Cedar Street, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-6139.

Coeur d’Alene Tent Revival Camp Worship Service - Wednesday-Friday. Youth in Focus event Thursday, 10 a.m. at Silverwood, followed by Youth Explosion Service at 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Wednesday-Friday evening worship at 7:30 p.m. and Friday morning worship at 10 a.m. Includes children’s puppet church. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. Free. (208) 667-6852.

Girl Scouts Summer Science - All school-age girls are invited to take part in a no-cost program, doing hands-on science activities. They will launch bottle rockets, explore gravity, discover polymers, and investigate air pressure. Runs through Thursday. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Riverfront Park Girl Scout Shelter. (509) 747-8091.

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.

Strawberry Celebration - Saturday-Sunday and July 4-5. Visit for map of growers. Green Bluff.

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.” Runs through Sept. 5. 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 entertainment including gypsies, 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.

Swimsuit Drive - Bring a new swimsuit to the Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave., today through Friday or from 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 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.

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