May 28, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

“Lighthouse Fire Station” - Minimusical 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, the class will discuss how to strengthen the parent-child relationship. 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.

A Taste of Ethiopia – Family-friendly cultural event featuring many hands-on activities, food sampling, Ethiopian dancers, music and coffee ceremony. Raising awareness of life in Ethiopia, presented by African Widows and Orphans Project. 2-8 p.m., Lincoln Center, Monroe Ballroom, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Advance tickets: $5/person, $20/family; at the door: $7/person, $25/family. (509) 465-3520.

Play and Learn Storytime (Cheney) - For children ages 2-5. Storytime offers 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 60 minutes. 10:30 a.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Storytime (Airway Heights) - For children ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing

“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. Participant schools are Arlington, Bemiss, Cooper, Lidgerwood, Linwood, Logan, Longfellow, Ridgeview, Regal, Stevens, Whitman and Willard. Runs through June 20, Mondays-Fridays, 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.-8 p.m., open until 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs weekends only through June 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 age 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults; $6.25/ages 13-17, seniors and military; $4/ages 3-12; free/age 2 and younger. Tour Train, $4.50. (509) 625-6600.

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. Runs through June 20. 6:30-8 p.m., Cooper Elementary School Gymnasium, 3200 N. Ferrall St. Two cans of food per month. (509) 482-0708.

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m., and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m., take-out meals 1-3 p.m. Runs through Sept. 25. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) 324-1995.

Friday

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

“Coming Home” - An evening of music hosted by the Upper Columbia Academy Music Department featuring its 80-voice choir, 26-voice Choraliers, and the Vocal Octet. Also featuring the brass choir, brass quintet, flute ensemble, piano solos and a harp solo. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 245-3663.

ArtFest - 24th annual music and arts festival presented by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the Spokane Art School. Juried artists’ booths, artist demonstrations, live music, food vendors, hands-on art projects for children for a small fee, and more. Noon-8 p.m. Live music until 10 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Hemlock Street at Second Avenue in Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.

Family Carnival - Game booths, crafts, face painting, inflatables, a garden market, music and food for families with children ages 2-14. Admission to the carnival is free and tickets for food and games can be purchased at the event. 5:30-8 p.m., All Saints School, 33rd Avenue and Perry Street. (509) 534-1098, Ext. 238.

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5 . Library locations include: 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. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years old. Library locations include: 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. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Saturday

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

“I See Me! Multicultural Books for Early Literacy” - Participants will leave with book lists and ideas for what to look for in picture books to help children find themselves in books and increase their literacy skills. Participants also earn 2 STARS credits. 10 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350.

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

ArtFest - 24th annual music and arts festival presented by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the Spokane Art School. Juried artists’ booths, artist demonstrations, live music, food vendors, hands-on art projects for children for a small fee, and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Live music until 10 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Hemlock Street at Second Avenue in Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.

Broadway, Barbershop Style - Spring show featuring the Pages of Harmony Barbershop Chorus with “Jet Set,” the 2007 District Champions, and Central Valley High School’s “Rhythm N Blues.” Shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College Performing Arts Theater, 3410 W. Fort Wright Drive. $15/adults, $12/seniors and $10/students. (509) 443-1503.

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 families in need in Spokane. Registration and festivities begin at 11 a.m. Meet your honorary ambassador, a participant who has benefited from Easter Seals Washington services in Spokane. Walk, 5K or 1 mile, starts at 1 p.m. Register online at www.walkwithme.org/spokane. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverfront Park, North Bank Shelter. Free parking at the corner of Mallon and Howard. (509) 326-8292.

Sunday

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

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

ArtFest - 24th annual music and arts festival presented by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the Spokane Art School. Juried artists’ booths, artist demonstrations, live music, food vendors, hands-on art projects for children for a small fee, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Hemlock Street at Second Avenue in Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.

Discussion of “The Shack” - Join Dr. Todd Cioffi, assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University and Dr. Scott Starbuck, Biblical scholar and pastor, for a discussion of the theology of “The Shack,” by William Paul Young. 9-10 a.m., Manito Presbyterian Church, third-floor seminar room, 401 E. 30th Ave, Spokane. (509) 838-3559.


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