May 21, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

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

After School Specials (North) - Make your own book. 4 p.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Beyond Words, A RiteCare Spokane Benefit Breakfast - A fundraiser to support RiteCare, Spokane’s free speech therapy clinic for children ages 2-7. Reservations are requested. 7:30-9 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 838-2310.

Cultural Night - Cultural activities and free dinner. Events include Hawaiian dancers, tae kwon do, Native American dancers, Jamaican steel drum band, African hand drum ensemble, marimbas, origami, displays, Russian museum, Silver Spurs dancers, jump rope team and Stomp team from Rogers High School. 5:30-8 p.m., Evergreen Elementary School, 215 W. Eddy Ave. Free. (509) 465-6425.

Ongoing

“After Ever Happily” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Directed by Paul Baldwin. Shows May 29-30 at 7 p.m.; Sunday and May 31 at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/age 13 and older; $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

“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. 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 one year and younger. (509) 624-KIDS.

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: Arlington, Bemiss, Cooper, Lidgerwood, Linwood, Logan, Longfellow, Ridgeview, Regal, Stevens, Whitman and Willard. Mondays-Fridays through June 20. 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. (509) 482-0708.

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. Riverfront Park. Carrousel: $2/adults and teens, $1.25/seniors, military and ages 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/ages 13-17, seniors and military, $4/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and younger. Tour Train, $4.50. (509) 625-6600.

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

Franklin Centennial Festival and Parade - Parade at 10 a.m.; lunch 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $3, reservations requested by calling Reda at 354-2620 or e-mail RedaA@SpokaneSchools.org. Student-led tours, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; keynote speakers and music, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; cake served 2:30-3:30 p.m.; school open for art walk and other activities from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Franklin Elementary School, 2627 E. 17th Ave. (509) 354-2620.

Ride The West Horse & Ranch Expo - Through Sunday. Team roping, wagon rides, pony rides, Xtreme Trail Challenge, the new Versatility Ranch Horse Competition, and Dutch oven cooking with the Back Country Horsemen’s Wilderness Camp, trade show, clinics and demos featuring Al Dunning, former U.S. Team Coach Daniel Stewart, roping with Tyson Durfey, mules with Steve Edwards, Ann Kirk, Doug and Kathy Vouchell, Mitch and JoLinn Hoover and horse massage with Mike Watkins. On-site camping, restrooms, concessions and hotel accommodations available. Noon-9 p.m. FAB Quarterhorse Ranch, 6010 E. Greenbluff Road. Daily: $10/adults, $8/seniors, military and children ages 10-16, free/age nine and younger. (509) 466-9639.

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

Saturday

“Llama, Llama” Storytime - Join us as we read from Anna Dewdney’s series of “Llama Llama” picture books, including her latest, “Llama Llama Misses Mama.” Take home a sticker, do a coloring page, a maze and other llama fun. 11 a.m., Aunties Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

“Heidi” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. 1 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. (509) 325-SEAT.

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