October 12, 2009

Things to do

 

Today

Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair – Today through Friday. Benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank. Monday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rock Pointe III, 1330 N. Washington St., third floor. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.

After School Specials - “Catch a Crook.” Learn about crime-solving techniques including fingerprinting and secret codes. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Tuesday

Art in the Making - Watch 16 regional artists draw, paint and sculpt from two live models. 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, 210 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.

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 - “Catch a Crook.” Learn about crime-solving techniques including fingerprinting and secret codes. 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.

Military Service Academy Spokane Open House - For students in grades nine-12 interested in applying for a military academy upon graduation from high school. Parents also encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.mcmorrisrodgers.house.gov. 6-9 p.m., Spokane National Guard Armory, 1626 N. Rebecca St. (509) 353-2374.

Wednesday

After School Specials - “Catch a Crook.” Learn about crime-solving techniques including fingerprinting and secret codes. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.

Families Supporting Families - For families of those with eating disorders. 6:30-7:30 p.m,. Mary Bede Room of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. (509) 456-0567.

Where the Wild Things Are - Celebrate the release of the new movie “Where the Wild Things Are” with a party at the Liberty Lake Library with stories and activities. Those attending the family event are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a flashlight. 7 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission. (509) 232-2510.

Thursday

After School Specials - “Catch a Crook.” Learn about crime-solving techniques including fingerprinting and secret codes. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Spokane Valley Anime Club - For teens in grades six or above. Watch anime episodes, eat snacks and more. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Friday

Bead Stampede - The 13th annual event will run today through Sunday. Check out beads made of materials like stone, bone, wood, metal, glass and clay. Hours are noon-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, good for all three days. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. (208) 676-9957.

Friends of the Medical Lake Library Book Sale - Buy used books and other items while supporting the Friends of the Medical Lake Library. 10 a.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 S. Herb St., Medical Lake. (509) 893-8330.

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.

Saturday

Ridenbaugh Haunted House - Sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota. From 7-8 p.m. for children age 12 and younger, this tour of the haunted halls provides a mild fright, designed for the young and timid, culminating in a carnival that includes games, treats and a cakewalk. From 8-10 p.m., the halls become more terrifying, with an experience appropriate for teens and adults. University of Idaho, Ridenbaugh Hall, southeast corner of the intersection of Blake Avenue and Nez Perce Drive, Moscow, Idaho. Admission is one can of food per person. (208) 885-5737.

“Let the Wild Rumpus Start!” - For school-age children. Create something wild while celebrating the release of the movie version of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” Library locations and times include: 11:30 a.m., Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; 2 p.m., Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Today and Sunday. New and gently used children’s clothing and accessories. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Buildings 1 and 2, Coeur d’Alene. $2/Saturday, free/Sunday.

Friends of the Medical Lake Library Book Sale - Buy used books and other items while supporting the Friends of the Medical Lake Library. 10 a.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 S. Herb St., Medical Lake. (509) 893-8330.

Master Gardeners Youth Program - Listen to a Native American legend about why some trees lose their leaves and why some stay green during winter. Look for leaves and do leaf rubbings. Preregistration is required. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 276-9870.

Horrid Henry’s Underpants Storytime and Decorating Contest - Listen to Henry’s story and then decorate a pair of boxers even wilder than his. We’ll choose our favorite to be entered into a contest that could win your school a visit from Horrid Henry himself. Supplies are limited; please call to reserve a spot. Ages 5 and older. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Ongoing

Amazing Corn Maze - Over 12 acres of family fun with mazes. Food court and free parking. No pets, no purses or backpacks in maze, strollers and wheelchairs 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. Mega Haunted Maze: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 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.: $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 5-12, free/age 4 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 age newborn to 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. Programs run through Nov. 20. 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.

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