April 5, 2010 in Features

Events

 

Tuesday

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3 years. Library locations and times include: 10 a.m., Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Wednesday

Motorcycle Trade Show – Off-road vehicle enthusiasts can test ride new bikes, buy accessories and gear, and ride trails in the sage and dirt of Eastern Washington. Today-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Odessa Community Center, 21 E. First St., Odessa, Wash. No cost to ride and the tradeshow is free. (509) 765-1925.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Indian Trail) - For school-age children. Create your own diary and celebrate the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books and the release of the movie. 4 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Thursday

After-school Specials - “Weather Watch.” Learn about weather. A different science project will be offered every month at 4 p.m. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 893-8390. Free.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Hillyard) - For school-age children. Create your own diary and celebrate the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books and the release of the movie. 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Friday

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Families can sell or buy gently used items for their growing families. Today, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with everything half price on Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana St., Spokane Valley. Today-Saturday: $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday: free admission. (509) 536-2840.

Our Kids Our Business: Breakfast of Champions - Chase Youth Foundation will celebrate the accomplishments of local youth. 7-8:30 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln Ave. Free, but donations will be accepted. (509) 353-7042.

Food distribution - Second Harvest will distribute free food and fresh produce from its mobile food bank truck to anyone who needs it. No appointment or documentation is required, and the distribution does not count as a food bank visit. Those seeking food are asked to bring their own box. Noon-2 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

Our Kids Our Business: Next Generation Zone Formal Open House - Presented by the Workforce Development Youth Council. Tour the new facility, learn about available services and enjoy refreshments. 2-4 p.m., Next Generation Zone, 901 E. Second Ave., Ste. 100. Free. (509) 340-7800.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” - Fundraising event for Spokane’s Odyssey Youth Center presented by Gonzaga University School of Law’s GSA-Outlaws. Anyone age 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 11:45 p.m., Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. $2 at the door, $5 prop bags. (509) 313-5532.

Saturday

Car Seat Check-ups - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your vehicle, child seat and seat owner’s manual. Sponsored by Moscow Police Department and Success by 6. Moscow Police Department, 118 E. Fourth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 883-7054.

5K Heart Run - Hosted by Central Valley PTA Council’s Heart in Hand Outreach. Park in East parking lot, check-in and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. at the concessions next to track; a fairly flat course around the U-Hi neighborhood, race starts at 9 a.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. Registration due by March 31: $12/adults, $8/ages 17 and younger; $5/late registration, $2/extra for larger shirt sizes. (509) 701-1912.

Rock Ranch Geology Day Camp - For all ages. Identify rocks and minerals, find treasures to keep and participate in a thunder egg hunt. Held Today and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Rock Ranch, 4216 S. Saltese Lake Road. $19/person, $39/family of four. (509) 625-6200.

Environmental Awareness Day - The “Spring into Action” celebration includes a tree planting ceremony, hands-on activities and information on recycling and energy conservation. Those who attend will be given free seedlings to plant at home. 10 a.m.-noon, Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission, Spokane Valley. (509) 668-0300.

Earth Day Storytime - Stories sure to make you “go green.” Go home with some Earth-saving tips and seed paper to plant in your garden. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore /Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Go Fly a Kite! - All ages. Enjoy hands-on weather demonstrations, crafts and make a kite with the National Weather Service. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.

Play with Your Food! - For school-age children. Presented by the American Institute of Architects Spokane in celebration of National Architecture Week. Participants will use food items to construct a space-age design. Prizes will be awarded for the best designs. Today and Sunday. Noon-3 p.m., River Park Square, Ground Floor. Free. (509) 747-5498.

Author Seth Anawalt - The author will sign copies of his young adult novel “The Treasure of Santa Maria.” 1-3 p.m., Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave.

Sunday

25th Annual Sausage Feed - Hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sprague. Sponsored by Thrivent. All-you-can-eat menu includes: smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetables, sauerkraut, applesauce, dessert. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprague Community Hall, Third and C streets, Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $4/ages 6-12, free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 257-2806.

Polly Judd Park Shelter Fundraiser and Pancakes Potluck - Event to raise funds for a much needed picnic shelter at Polly Judd Park. Celebrate spring, meet neighbors and talk to local COP Shop Representatives and elected officials about improving neighborhood safety. Noon-2 p.m., Polly Judd Park, 1732 W. 14th Ave.

Ongoing

Get Lit! Children’s Book Drive - Support children’s literacy by donating new children’s books at Get Lit! festival locations and Numerica Credit Union branches through April 30. All books collected during the drive will be distributed to children in need through Page Ahead’s Book for Kids Program. Festival locations include: Aunties Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.; The Bing Crosby Theatre, 901 W. Sprague Ave.; INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.; and Hotel Lusso, One N. Post St. (509) 536-1696.

Little Sluggers - Runs Tuesdays through May 25. Held from 6:30-7:10 p.m. for (Minors) age 3 and from 7:15-7:55 p.m. for (Majors) age 4. Pre-registration is required. Jefferson Elementary School Gym, 3612 S. Grand Blvd. $117. (509) 625-6200.

Summer Baseball - Register children ages 4-12 for games in June and July hosted by the Spokane Valley Baseball League. The registration deadline is April 15. Visit spokanevalleybaseball. com for more information. 101 N. Bowdish Road. (509) 922-0420.

Tae Kwon Do - For ages 6 and older. Develop coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., beginning this Tuesday through April 30. Preregistration is required. Willard Elementary, 500 W. Longfellow Ave. $49. (509) 625-6200.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by email 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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