May 4, 2009 in Features

Things to do

 

Wednesday

After-School Specials - Make your own book. Today, 4 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; Thursday, 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Thursday

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale - All proceeds support the library and its programs. Items include fiction, nonfiction, new and used children’s books and one-of-a-kind items. Most items $1 or less. Buy a bag of books for $3, Saturday only. Today-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B. (509) 444-5307

“The Magic of Getting Kids to Listen” - Hosted by Spokane Child Abuse Network (SCAN), this parent education class will discuss how to control obnoxious behavior. Curriculum is based on the book, “1, 2, 3 Magic” by Thomas W. Phalen. Child care available. 4-6 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Free; registration required. (509) 458-7445

“All Things Being Equal: Are They? Women, Sports, and the Story of Title IX” (rescheduled from April 21) - Linda Mangel will discuss the status of women and girls in sports, give an overview of Title IX law and provide tools for parents, athletes and advocates to help promote the fair treatment of women’s and girl’s teams. A question and answer session and troubleshooting will follow the presentation. Noon, Eastern Washington University, 207 Monroe Hall, 526 Fifth St., Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2847

Friday

Birthmother’s Mass - To honor the motherhood of women who have placed children for adoption. Noon, St. Joseph’s Parish, 1503 W. Dean Ave. (509) 358-4258

South Pines PTSA School Carnival - Pony rides, petting zoo, bingo, cake walk, clown, jump house, food and more. 6-8:30 p.m., South Pines Elementary School, 12021 E. 24th Ave., Spokane Valley. Tickets 25 cents each or $10 for a wristband. (509) 326-4054

Waldorf School Student Art Show - Runs through Saturday. Red Tail Gallery, 518 Oak St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-2683

Saturday

Bernadette Peters - Tony Award-winning actress and singer will read from and sign copies of her children’s book “Broadway Barks.” 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104

Baskets & Blooms - River Park Square invites children and families to create flower baskets for Mother’s Day. Children can also create special Mother’s Day cards. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mobius Kids Children’s Museum. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. $15. (509) 363-0304

Book Signing - “16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood” by local author Barbara Olivo Cagle, the true story of her mother, who raised 16 children. 3-6 p.m., Hastings Books, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 233-8051, (509) 951-7300

Meet the Tooth Fairy at Mobius Kids - 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mobius Children’s Museum, lower level of River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/adults, $4.75/seniors and military, free/children 12 months of age and younger. (509) 624-5437

Wallace Depot Days and Classic Car Show - All-day festival in downtown Wallace includes vendors, crafts, live entertainment, classic cars and activities for children. Downtown Wallace. Free admission. (208) 752-0111

Sunday

31 Cent Scoop Night - Firefighters will be scooping. 5-10 p.m., Baskin Robbins locations. (617) 646-3309

Ongoing

After-School Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children ages 5-12. 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. Mondays-Fridays. 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. (509) 482-0708

“Celebrating Smiles” - Offered by Kool Smiles Dentist for Children. Educational classes, story time, crafts, nutritional snacks, goody bags with complimentary toothbrushes and pictures with the Tooth Fairy. Saturdays; call (509) 413-8204 for times and/or more information. Kool Smiles, 524 E. Francis Ave. Free.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., open until 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs weekends only through May 29 from noon-6 p.m. (hours will be extended later in the season). Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. Carrousel: $2/adults and teens, $1.25/seniors, military and age 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

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. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 30. 12114 E. Sprague Ave. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/age 18 and younger. (509) 922-4570

Spring Youth Arts Classes - Elementary grade classes are held Tuesdays-Thursdays and Middle and High School classes are Mondays, all from 4-5:30 p.m. For a complete schedule visit www.artontheedge.com or call (208) 676-0917. Art on the Edge Studios, 1416 First St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost varies from $10-$20/project.

Tae-Kwon-Do Classes - For all ages. Improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength and learn self-defense techniques. Beginner class offered Mondays and Wednesdays and advanced class offered 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. On display through June 11. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 11 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 12 months and younger. (509) 624-KIDS, www.mobiusspokane.org

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

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by e-mail to features@spokesman.com; by fax to (509) 459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at www.spokane7.com/events/submit.


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