Things to do
After-School Specials - “Color Explosion.” Enjoy mixing, matching and playing with colors. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Play and Learn Storytime (Fairfield) - For 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. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
North Spokane Anime Club - For teens in grades six or above. Watch anime episodes, eat snacks and more. 3:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
After-School Specials - “Color Explosion.” Enjoy mixing, matching and playing with colors. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Medieval Mania Camp - For ages 6 to 11. Make crafts and play games while learning about castles, dragons, knights and princesses of medieval times. Please bring a lunch. Preregistration is required at www.spokaneparks.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $29. (509) 625-6677.
Laser Light Party - For ages 4 to 7. Play laser tag, receive a glow necklace and prizes. Participants must wear black T-shirts. Registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon, Northeast Youth Center, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $12. (509) 625-6200.
Preschool Storytime - For ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.
America Recycles Day at Mobius Kids - Learn what belongs in the recycling bin and get creative ideas for reusing everyday products. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.
Youth Hike at Indian Painted Rocks - For ages 8-13. Enjoy exploring rocky cliffs, paintings, pine forests, open meadows and wildlife. Registration is required. Noon-3 p.m., Meet at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $21. (509) 625-6200.
Princess Party - For ages 4 to 7. Dress up in your favorite gown and enjoy a Cinderella Waltz lesson, Sleeping Beauty facial and Snow White nail treatment. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m., Northeast Youth Center, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $12. (509) 625-6200.
Wild and Wacky Weather - For ages 5 to 9. Learn about clouds and weather and make your own tornado tube. Preregistration is required. 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-KIDS.
Families Supporting Families - For families of those with eating disorders. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mary Bede Room of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. (509) 456-0567.
“The College Search Process” - Featured speaker is Cathy McMeekan, director of college counseling at St. George’s School and president of the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling. 7-8:30 p.m., Spokane Club, downtown Spokane. Free. (509) 466-1636, ext. 397.
Storytime at Colfax Library - Baby Time for children up to 2 years of age at 10:10 a.m.; Toddler Time for ages 2 to 3 at 10:30 a.m.; and Preschool Time for ages 4 to 6 at 11 a.m. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” - Performances by the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Drama team today through Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $5/adults, $3/students and kids. (208) 676-1667.
After-School Specials - “Color Explosion.” Enjoy mixing, matching and playing with colors. A different science project will be presented each month. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 893-8390. 4 p.m. Free.
Jubilee International Marketplace - Products from diverse places such as Guatemala, Nepal, Thailand, Africa. Craftspeople are paid a fair price for their goods, supporting fair trade and sustainable practices. Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 318 S. Cedar St. Free admission. (509) 389-9858.
Play and Learn at Colfax Library - A community play group. Participants may stay for the entire 90 minutes, drop in or leave early. 10-11:30 a.m., U.S. Bank Building, 101 N. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.
Dads Helping Dads - Group meets to discuss the important roles fathers play in their children’s lives. 7 p.m., Fowler Church, 3928 N. Howard St. (509) 290-6494.
Coffeehouse 2009 - Proceeds benefit American Association of University Women Educational Fund. 7-10 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1861 E. Hawthorne, Colville. $15/adults, $8/children, includes refreshments. (509) 684-6878.
“School House Rock! Live” - Presented by Christian Youth Theater-Spokane. Shows are today at 7 p.m., and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/seniors/students. 1 (800) 325-SEAT.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Vs. Kamloops for Shop with the Chiefs Night. 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. 1 (800) 325-SEAT.
Bazaar and Food Festival - 8 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by St. Marks Lutheran-Faith Presbyterian churches. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 9485 Maple Ave., Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 772-6450.
Trinity Lutheran Christmas Bazaar - Includes Scandinavian baked sale, crafts, quilts, lunch and dessert bar. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 812 N. Fifth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 772-3361.
I See Me! Multicultural Books for Early Literacy - Participants will receive booklists and ideas for what to look for in picture books to help children find their language, culture and ethnicity in books and increase their literacy skills. 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
National Game Day Celebration - Play a variety of table games. Library locations include: East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St.; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes; and Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 10 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5331.
Author B.J. Hodges - Local children’s author signs copies of her storybook, “Tiny the Pea’s New Adventures.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Wild Weather Day at Mobius Kids - Fly a kite, make crafts and enjoy hands-on weather demonstrations with representatives from the National Weather Service. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.
Family Movie: “The Parent Trap” - Watch the original 1961 film starring Hayley Mills. Rated G. 2 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Vs. Kelowna for Country Night. 6 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. 1 (800) 325-SEAT.
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