November 5, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Play and Learn Storytime (Otis Orchards) - For children ages 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 60 minutes. 10:30 a.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For children 18 months to 3 years old. 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 60 minutes. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

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

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

Preschool Storytime (North) - For children 3-5 years of age. 11 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

After-School Specials (Moran Prairie) - “Color Explosion.” Enjoy mixing, matching and playing with colors. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Friday

“Secret Garden” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children, directed by Katrina Heath. Shows at 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $7/age 13 and older; $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Wedding and Party Dance Class - Learn traditional and contemporary dances. The floor is open for dance right after the class. Fridays through Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. For ages 16 and older. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Registration: online.activecommunities.com/ spokaneparks/Activities/ ActivitiesCourseDetails.asp? cid=10127 Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave., $49. (509) 625-6200.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months to 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.

Baby Lapsit (Valley) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3 to 5 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. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Author Susan Musgrave - Sponsored by the EWU Inland Northwest Center for Writers, Canadian poet and children’s book author Susan Musgrave presents selections from her published and forthcoming works. 7:15 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“Family Dinner” - Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a family dinner using audience suggestions. All ages welcome. Shows Fridays through Nov. 27. 8 p.m.-midnight. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Saturday

“Secret Garden” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children, directed by Katrina Heath. 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $7/age 13 and older; $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - vs. Vancouver for Buck Night. 7 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. 1-800-325-SEAT.

26th Annual Writing Rally - Featuring Candace Fleming, author of critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children, including the picture books “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” and “Boxes for Katje.” She also has written nonfiction books for young adults. The rally is a family literacy initiative for students in preschool through sixth grade. Two sessions, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Registration required. Whitworth University, Cowles Memorial Auditorium. (509) 777-3263.

MOPS Craft Fair - A Mothers of Preschoolers group in Spokane Valley is hosting a craft and home-based business fair for food, crafts and fun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 921-5959.

Sunday

“Secret Garden” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children, directed by Katrina Heath. Shows at 1 and 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $7/age 13 and older; $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Tuesday

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - vs. Everett for Garage Sale Night. 7 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. 1-800-325-SEAT.

Wednesday

Youth Hike - Indian Painted Rocks - For age 8-13. Enjoy exploring rocky cliffs, paintings, pine forests, open meadows, wildlife and more. Registration is required. Noon-3 p.m. Meet at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $21. (509) 625-6200.

Ongoing

Campbell House - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists, watch historic cooking demonstrations in the kitchen, and check out the special display of historic artifacts including period dresses, World War I mementos and antique calling card cases. Several guided tours will be available daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Included in the regular museum admission, including guided tours. (509) 456-3931.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - Spokane Falls Skyride operate Fridays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m., with 11 a.m. start time Nov. 27-29. Open Veterans Day (Wednesday), from noon-5 p.m. The Looff Carrousel is open Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m., closed through Nov. 20 and Thanksgiving Day. 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.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace – Open through Feb. 28. Mondays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays- Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays and nights before a holiday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. No evening public skating on Sundays and Mondays. Riverfront Park Pavillion. $4.25/adults and teens, $3.25/children, seniors and military w/ID; $3/skate rental (not included with admission). (509) 456-4386.

“School House Rock! Live” - This popular 1970s TV show hits the CYT-Spokane stage. Shows are Saturday-Sunday and Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., and matinees Sunday, Nov. 14-15 at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/senior/students. Sunday matinee, all seats are $7. (509) 325-SEAT.


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