June 25, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

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

Preschool Storytime – For children ages 3-5. South Hill library, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Storytime – For children 18 months-3 years old. Library locations include: South Hill library, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385. 10 a.m. Free.

Youth Wildlife Camps – Today and Friday, for ages 8-11. Two full days of outdoor activities, including amphibian and pond study, telemetry and animal tracking, nature scavenger hunts, raptor and wildlife rehabilitation, journaling, birding and banding, and field trips. Spokane Valley. $75/both days, includes transportation and fees. (208) 666-9898 or 664-4739.

Ongoing

Free Family Film Festival – Movies play at 10 a.m., Tuesday-July 2: “Kit Kittredge” (Rated G); and “Nim’s Island” (PG); July 7-9, “Horton Hears a Who” (G); and “Inkheart” (PG); July 14-16, “Tale of Despereaux” (G); and “Kung Fu Panda” (PG); July 21-23, “Everyone’s Hero” (G); and “Surf’s Up” (PG); July 28-30, “Igor” (PG); and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (PG); Aug. 4-6, “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” (G); and “Bee Movie” (PG); Aug. 11-13, “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”(G); “Alvin & the Chipmunks” (PG); Aug. 18-20, “Space Chimps” (G); and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (PG). Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (800) 326-3264.

Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theatre – Friday, “Inkheart” (Rated PG); Monday-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 Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. (509) 327-1050.

Northwest Renaissance Festival – Saturdays and Sundays through July 19. Entertainment includes gypsies, mud show, whip show, variety puppet show, nine-foot ogre, foot-stomping 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.

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

Spokane Teen Videofest – Spokane County youths age 14-19 can register for the chance to win up to $1,000 by creating three- to five-minute videos about teen health issues. Register by Aug. 10 at www.thedailyrisk.com or call Mishelle at (509) 324-1494. Spokane Regional Health District:, 1101 W. College Ave., Suite 360. Free. (509) 324-1494.

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.

Friday

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 exciting summer schedule. Barbecue dinner available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Held Friday and July 10. Cost: Free to attend; $5/person, $20/family for dinner. 6-8 p.m., 14000 N. Dartford Drive. (509) 747-6191.

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.

Yearbook Memories – Blue Door players will improvise a high school experience using your suggestions. All ages. 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

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. Free. (509) 891-7620.

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

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. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $60-80/student. (509) 747-7045.

Sunday

Spokane Indians Baseball – vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

Strawberry Celebration – Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers.

Monday

Spokane Indians Baseball – vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

Tuesday

Comics with Lars Brown – Learn about the process of writing and drawing comics with this local graphic novel author. Appropriate for grades 6 and up. 3:30 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Spokane Indians Baseball – vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

Wednesday

“Calling All Writers! (a.k.a. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick)” – For teens. Try to figure out the stories behind drawings left many years ago by the mysterious Mr. Harris Burdick. 1:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Comics with Lars Brown – Learn about the process of writing and drawing comics with this local graphic novel author. Appropriate for grades 6 and up. Held at 2 and 3:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5331.


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