November 19, 2009 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

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

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

Author Kenneth Onstot - Pastor of Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church presents his book “The Bible’s Plot: Connecting the Bible’s Story to Your Story.” 7 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Friday

“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.

Custer’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show - 33rd annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $6, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years old. Library locations: 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.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Library locations: 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. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting - Children and families can enjoy face-painting, balloon artist, caroling and a reading of “The Polar Express” by Mrs. Claus. Santa Claus will light River Park Square’s 50-foot tree. The event will conclude with caroling and photos with Santa. 6 p.m. River Park Square Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304.

Saturday

Custer’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show - 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $6, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Turkey Trot and pancake breakfast - The annual race has 3-mile and 1-mile options. The winner of the 3-mile run gets a frozen turkey. There will also be drawings for prizes. Late registration is at 8 a.m.; race starts at 9. $5 per person; $25 per family. Breakfast served beginning at 9:30 a.m. Benefits the Panther Tracks Running Club, East Farms PTSA and the Mountain View Middle School Parent Group. Mountain View Middle School, 6011 N. Chase Road. (509) 226-1379.

Third Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Riverfront Park. $20/adults, $10/children age eight and younger. (206) 547-2707, ext. 102.

KPBX Kids’ Concert - Presenting “The Swing Years: Music of the 1930s and 1940s.” Ann Fennessy and Kristina Ploeger will add their vocals to music by local kings of swing The Jazz Boyz. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-5729.

Special Concert for the Young - Featuring music and stories written and performed by young persons, presented by Allegro Baroque and Beyond. Piano accompaniments will be performed by Yi-chun Chen on the Henry Z. Steinway grand piano. 3 p.m. Steinway Piano Galley, Cooper Recital Hall, 13418 E. Nora Ave. (across I-90 from the Spokane Valley Mall), Spokane Valley. $5. (509) 455-6865.

Sunday

Custer’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $6, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Really, Really Free Market - Bring what you can, take what you need. There will be free workshops and community-oriented activities, a delicious vegan potluck and other free festivities. 1-6 p.m. 214 N. Cedar St. Free. (509) 624-8634.

Monday

Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Proceeds benefit the Whitworth English Club. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Whitworth University, Hixon Union Building. (509) 953-3246.

Wednesday

Thanksgiving Storytime - Featuring games, crafts, stories and reasons to be thankful. 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Ongoing

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - Spokane Falls Skyride operates Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Looff Carrousel is open Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; will be closed Friday and Saturday and Thanksgiving Day. 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. Riverfront Park Pavilion. $4.25/adults and teens, $3.25/children, seniors and military w/ID; $3/skate rental (not included with admission). (509) 456-4386.

Before and After School Camps - For ages 5-12. Children will be provided with games, snacks and transportation to and from school. Schools serviced include: Sheridan, Stevens, Lincoln Heights, Franklin, Grant, Adams elementary schools and St. Aloysius School. Monday-Friday, 6:30-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Registration is required. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. $53 per week; state pay accepted. (509) 482-0708.

Kinder Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 5-6. Children will receive transportation to and from school. Immunization records required. Schools serviced include: Sheridan, Stevens, Lincoln Heights, Franklin, Grant, Adams elementary schools and St. Aloysius School. Held Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m. Registration required. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. $76 per week; $50 registration fee with scholarships available. (509) 482-0708.

Disney on Ice: World of Fantasy - Through Sunday. Follow Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck as they take us on a tour Under the Sea, to Pride Rock, Pixie Hollow and Radiator Springs. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; matinees on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $12-$45. (800) 325-SEAT.

Campbell House - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists, watch historic cooking demonstrations, and check out the 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.

Creative Adventure Camp - For age 6-11. Take a trip to the moon, the bottom of the ocean, or the jungle – each day is a new adventure full of creative crafts and games. Held Friday-Saturday and Nov. 23-Nov. 25 from 1-5:30 p.m. Registration is required. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Avenue. $21/day. (509) 625-6200.


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