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Mon., May 25, 2009

Today

Battle of Spokane Falls - See history in action with cavalry, artillery, medical, infantry and civilian units putting on demonstrations that depict the military and civilian lifestyles of the 1860s. Sponsored by the Washington Civil War Association. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverside State Park, equestrian area. $7/adults, free/age 15 and younger, $20/family. (509) 879-0680

Memorial Day breakfast - The Liberty Lake Rotary Club hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and a Memorial Day program at 9. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. $5/adults, $3/kids, free/veterans.

Tuesday

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Co-op tour with a behind-the-scenes look, 9 a.m., 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537

Drop-In Knitting Class - Bring your own project, or needles and yarn. For age 10 and older. 3:30-5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385

Wednesday

Barnes and Noble Storytime - “Are You a Horse?” by Andy Rash. Treats provided. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-4104

West Valley band concert - The award-winning West Valley High School band will perform a community concert with its wind ensemble, jazz band, percussion ensemble and color guard. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. 7 p.m., Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. (509) 922-5488

Thursday

“Lighthouse Fire Station” - Mini-musical by Northwest Christian School’s elementary students. 9 a.m., Northwest Christian Central Campus Gym, 1412 W. Central Ave. Free. (509) 238-4005

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

A Taste of Ethiopia - Family-friendly cultural event featuring many hands-on activities, food sampling, Ethiopian dancers and music. Presented by African Widows and Orphans Project. 2-8 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Advance: $5/person, $20/family; door: $7/person, $25/family. (509) 465-3520

Block party - West Valley High School hosts its annual Community Appreciation Block Party. 5-8 p.m., 8301 E. Buckeye. (509) 922-5488

Free food distribution - Students will hand out 5,000 pounds of food to anyone who needs it, while supplies last. No identification or proof of income needed. 6 p.m., North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road. (509) 228-5020

Play and Learn Storytime (Cheney) - For children age 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 hour. 10:30 a.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St. Free. (509) 893-8280

“Damn Yankees” - Musical presented by University High School tracks a baseball fan’s deal with the devil so his team can beat the New York Yankees. Today through Saturday, 7 p.m., 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $7. (509) 228-5293

Friday

“Coming Home” - An evening of music hosted by the Upper Columbia Academy Music Department. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 518 W Third Ave. (509) 245-3663

Car Wash - Barker High School Students host their annual car wash fundraiser. Donations accepted. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 13313 E. Broadway. (509) 228-4050

Family Carnival - Game booths, crafts, face painting, inflatables, a garden market, music and food for families with children age 2-14. 5:30-8 p.m., All Saints School, 33rd and Perry Street. Free; additional charge for food and games. (509) 534-1098, ext. 238

“After Ever Happily” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Today-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/age 13 and older; $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat “ - A production of Christian Youth Theater-Spokane. Today, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. 821 S. Sullivan Road. $9/adults, $8/seniors and children. (509) 325-SEAT, www.cytspokane.com

“The Wizard of Oz” - Presented by 77 students ages 6-18 performing as members of the Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho. Today, 7 p.m. and Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’ Alene. $8/advance, $10 at the door. (208) 667-6301

Saturday

“I See Me! Multicultural Books for Early Literacy” - Participants will leave with booklists and ideas for what to look for in picture books to help children find themselves in books and increase their literacy skills. Participants will also earn two STARS credits. 10 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350

“Spring for the Garden” - Bonner General Hospital’s Healing Garden Fundraiser. Includes the dedication of the new Children’s Garden honoring Hazel Hall, activities, garden treasure hunts and plant sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bonner General Hospital, 520 N. Third Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-7666

Barnes and Noble Storytime - “I Like Myself!” by Karen Beaumont. Make a craft and enjoy a treat. 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-4104

Just Between Friends Kids Consignment Sale - Featuring children’s and maternity clothes. Today, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $2/Saturday, $1/Sunday. (509) 536-2840

“Heidi” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Today, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. (509) 325-SEAT

Pet Fest - Seventh annual wiener dog races at today at 4 p.m. to benefit Dachshund Rescue Northwest. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/general, free/age 6 and younger, $20/family pass.

Spokane Comicon - Third annual comic book and pop culture show. Special guests, artists, dealers, games, raffle prizes, freebies, costume contest, panels and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort Wright Drive. $5/adults, free/age 10 and younger. (509) 280-4997

Walk With Me - Benefits children and adults with disabilities and local families in need. Registration and festivities begin at 11 a.m. Walk kickoff at 1 p.m. with either 5K or 1-mile routes. Register online at www.walkwithme.org/spokane. Riverfront Park, North Bank Shelter. Free parking at the corner of Mallon and Howard. (509) 326-8292

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