April 15, 2010 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

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

Play and Learn Storytime (Otis Orchards) - For ages 2-5. 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. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3. 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. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Harlem Globetrotters - 2010 Magical Memories World Tour. Basketball fun for the whole family. 7 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $17-$29.75. (800) 325-SEAT.

Friday

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

Baby Lapsit (Valley) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St. (509) 444-5375; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes Road. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Triple Pentathlon - This USA sanctioned swim meet features swimmers from the Inland Northwest in a “best of five” event meet. 5-3 p.m. Whitworth Aquatic Center, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free for spectators. (509) 465-1558.

Poets Up! - Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a show based on made up on-the-spot poems. Show will include special guest poets from around the area. All ages welcome. Shows Fridays through April 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.

Saturday

Farm Camp - Presented by PEACH. For ages 7-12. Learn about farms, soil and sustainable living. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through May 22. Pre-registration is required. PEACH Community Farm, 10425 S. Andrus. $35 per session. (509) 981-8560.

Triple Pentathlon - This USA sanctioned swim meet features swimmers from the Inland Northwest in a “best of five” event meet. 5-3 p.m. Whitworth Aquatic Center, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free for spectators. (509) 465-1558.

Spokane Shock Arena Football - Shock vs. Bossier. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-SEAT.

Get Lit! Events at Aunties - 10 a.m., “So You Want To Be a Writer?”, author Randall Platt has great tips for writers ages 10 and older; 11:30 a.m., “Coming of Age Reading,” featuring playwright and novelist Victor Lodato and author Randall Platt; 1 p.m., “Giant Bugs, Bad Drugs, and the End of the World,” featuring author Ron Dakron; 1:30 p.m., “Other Side of Humanity,” featuring author Jerome Gold; 2 p.m., “Crossing Cultural Boundaries,” with authors Lynda Mapes and Peter Chilson; 3 p.m., “Philosophy in Pop Culture,” featuring Eastern Washington University professors Kevin Decker, Terrance MacMullan, Christopher Kirby, Mimi Marinucci and Lars Brown. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Japan Week Opening Celebration (Japan Week) - Traditional Japanese Drumming (taiko) by Suzaku Taiko, Mukogawa students sing Japanese and English songs and present Bon-odori dancing with traditional dress; Sumi-e demo by international artist Keiko Von Holt; and Japanese dolls with Patti Reiko Osebold (both in Kress Gallery, third floor); Japanese name writing by Gonzaga University students, all events are noon-1 p.m.; and a demonstration of Aikido, a martial art adapted from samurai combat arts, by Aikido Bushin, Spokane Kendo and Iaido Club, Judo, Karatedo Doshinkan, 1-2:30 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 313-6560 or (509) 465-5207.

Japanese Kamishibai and Origami (Japan Week) - Celebration of Japan Week with some traditional stories and origami by Kara and Lewis & Clark High School Japanese Club. For all ages. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore /Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

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