October 5, 2009 in Features

Things to do

 

Today

Modern Square and Round Dance Lessons - For ages 9 and older; must be accompanied by parents. Dress is casual with soft-soled shoes. 6-9:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. $3/person. (208) 664-1083.

Tuesday

MOPS Group (Mothers of Preschoolers) - Childcare provided. 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. (509) 701-0915.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil - To honor those who have died and to celebrate those who have survived. Hosted by Faith Partners Against Family Violence. 5:15-6 p.m., YWCA/YMCA Atrium, 930 N. Monroe St. (509) 993-1871.

Celebrate 100th Birthday of Downtown Spokane’s Post Office - Lecture upstairs in the historic courtroom covering the history and architecture of the building by Rebecca Nielson, U.S. Historic Preservation Specialist from Seattle. A tour of the building and light refreshments will follow. Presented by Spokane Preservation Advocates. 5:30-7 p.m., 904 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

Wednesday

Books and Blocks - Appropriate for school-age children. Listen to stories about building and then build bridges out of paper and blocks. 4 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Violin Fun Night - For all ages. Children and parents are invited to play musical games with Suzuki Violin Studio instructor Corrina Barrett. Reservations are required. 6-7 p.m., Evergreen School Cafeteria, 215 W. Eddy Ave. Free. (509) 714-2639.

Thursday

Books and Blocks - Appropriate for school-aged children. Listen to stories about building and then build bridges out of paper and blocks. 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Friday

Corbin Kids Creative, Crazy Critters Camp - For children age 6-11. Enjoy animal arts and crafts, a nature hike and games. Pre-registration is required. Please bring a lunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $29.

Dads Helping Dads - Group meets to discuss the important role fathers play in their children’s lives. 7 p.m., Fowler Church, 3928 N. Howard St. (509) 290-6494.

Saturday

Shop ‘Til You Drop Fall Shopping Extravaganza - Pre-Christmas shopping experience which includes artisan and distributor vendors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Christian Church, 201 N. Division St., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-4818.

Fourth Annual Lowcos Toy Drive - To benefit Stevens Elementary School in Spokane. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and help them meet their goal of supplying a new toy or gift for every student in the school. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Big Lots, 14024 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 270-6777.

Spokane Valley Friends of the Library Book Sale - Buy used books and audio-visual items while supporting the Friends of the Spokane Valley Library. 9 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 893-8400.

Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course - For age 11-15. Develop skills in leadership, basic care, safe play and first aid. Participants will receive a manual, emergency guide, CD-ROM, first aid kit and Babysitter’s Training certification. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. $45. (509) 326-3330, ext. 215.

Kings and Queens Storytime and Craft - Decorate a crown and listen to stories of princesses, princes, castles and knights. Then color your own coat of arms. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Sunday

Art from the Heart - Seventh annual celebration of the arts in Coeur d’Alene continues. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Architecture Walk starting at Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. First St., through the downtown area; 1-4 p.m., Free scarecrow build in Sherman Square Park on Sherman Ave. Supplies provided to children and designs displayed through town. 3 p.m., Multicultural concert presented by the Sons of Norway at the Kroc Center, 1765 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 292-1629.

Ugandan Orphans Choir - Free concert, 6:30 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 9485 N. Maple St., Hayden Lake, Idaho. The 10-member choir consists of five boys and five girls who entertain with cultural drumming, dancing and harmonies. Sponsored by the ministry of Childcare Worldwide. (208) 773-2615.

“Care to Share” Fun Run - 2.6-mile course and 4.8-mile course. 10 a.m., Pullman City Playfields, Pullman. $15/with T-shirt, $7/no shirt; after Sept. 25: $17/T-shirt, $9/no shirt. (509) 338-3227.

Ongoing

“Amaizing” Corn Maze - More than 12 acres of family fun with mazes. Food court and free parking. No pets, no purses or backpacks in maze, strollers and wheel chairs enter at own risk. Maze open weekends through Oct. 31, Fridays, 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Haunted Maze on Friday-Saturday Oct. 9-10, 6-11 p.m. Mega Haunted Maze: Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31, 6-11 p.m.; and Oct. 27-29, 6-10 p.m. Beck Road just off Highway 53, Hauser, Idaho. $8/adults, $5/seniors and children ages 5-12, free/age 4 and younger. Prices after 5 p.m. beginning Friday: $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 5-12, free/age four and younger. (509) 242-2506.

Autumn Colors at the Coeur d’Alene Library - Children’s fall library programs include: Preschool Storytime for age 3-5, Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. and 1-1:30 a.m.; Tales for Twos and Threes, Tuesdays from 11-11:30 a.m.; Book Bay Lap-Sit for up to age 2, accompanied by a parent or adult, Tuesdays from 10:15-10:45 a.m. and Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m.; Lonely Books Club for age 9-12, Wednesday from 4-5 p.m.; Lego Club for age 5-10, Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 438.

Apple Festival - Every weekend through Oct. 25. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Bluff.

Campbell House - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, watch historic cooking demonstrations in the kitchen and check out the special display of historic artifacts. Several guided tours will be available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931.

“No Clue” - For all ages. A fully improvised murder mystery/comedy. Shows Fridays through Oct. 30. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Scenic Train Rides - Sponsored by the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club. Twenty-mile roundtrip rides along and across the Pend Oreille River. Fall Color Rides leaving from Ione Station: Oct. 10-11, Oct. 17-18, and 24-25. Visit www.lionstrainrides.com for train schedule and reservations. Ione, Wash. $12/adults, $8/ages 2-12 and seniors, free/1 year and younger. (877) 525-5226.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by e-mail to features@spokesman.com; by fax to (509) 459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at www.spokane7.com/events/submit.


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