April 19, 2010




Free Child Car Seat Check – First-come, first-served. Limited number of new car seats available to those who qualify, for minimum $5 donation. 1-4 p.m., The Panhandle Health District parking lot at 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, Idaho. (208) 666-2355.

Our Kids Our Business Awareness Week at Gonzaga University - In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and “Our Kids: Our Business” social awareness and prevention campaign. Today, Science Fair for the children and mentors of GU’s Center for Community Action and Service Learning’s after-school mentoring program, 3-5 p.m. at Foley Field; Tuesday, Psychology Club will show the film, “Thirteen” starring Evan Rachel Wood, a discussion will follow, 6-8 p.m. in College Hall 314; Wednesday, Summer Fest Service Provider Fair featuring representatives from the Salvation Army, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Tincan, Wishing Star and more, 6-8 p.m. in the Washington/California Room of the COG; Thursday, The Circle K Club will hand out pinwheels with facts about “Our Kids: Our Business.” Gonzaga University. Free.

Our Kids Our Business: Education/Prevention Resource Fair - In recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week. Providers who work with victims of crimes and crime prevention will discuss the services they provide. Light snacks will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Community Building, First Floor Lobby, 35 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 343-5092.


Loving Your Family – Feeding Their Future - Presented by the University of Idaho Extension Nutrition Program. For recipients of food stamps, free school lunch or other heath and welfare programs. Topics will include: how to make easy, tasty and health meals; food and physical activity; and active family fun time. Call to register. 1 p.m., Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 446-1680.


Japanese Children’s Day Festival (Japan Week) - Presented by Spokane Falls Community College Japanese Club. 11-11:45 a.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Free. (509) 327-1584.

Our Kids Our Business: Capstone Luncheon - Keynote speakers: Gary Livingston of Community Colleges of Spokane and Bill Robinson of Whitworth University. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center. (509) 624-2378.

Family Festival (Japan Week) - Hands-on activities such as origami, toys, calligraphy and tea ceremony. 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Commons, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Free. (509) 328-2971.

Game Night - Celebrate national Turnoff Week by playing word games, puzzles and brain teasers. 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Cafe, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.


Shriners Circus - Tickets may be purchased at Albertson stores at Indian Trail, Lyons at Nevada, Liberty Lake and 37th and Grand, and also the Spokane Valley Mall. Today at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, I-90 at Evergreen exit, Spokane Valley. $10-$20. (877) 469-9411.

Sandpoint Earth Day Festival - Featuring music, food, children’s activities and information from green groups around North Idaho. Sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. 4 p.m., Sandpoint Events Center, Pine and Euclid, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 265-9565.

Free Running Start Information Night - High school juniors and seniors (and parents and guardians) can learn how to earn college credits while completing high school academic requirements. The students and parents also will meet college instructors and current Running Start students attending SFCC and learn how they can enroll in the program. Running Start college credits transfer to most four-year state colleges, and most classes are tuition-free, allowing families to save on college expenses. 6:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, SUB Lounges A, B, and C, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 533-3524.


TEC Homeschool Support Information Session - Learn more about Spokane Public Schools’ Homeschool Parent Partnership Program, The Enrichment Cooperative for the 2010-’11 school year. 1 p.m., Bryant Campus, 910 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 354-7810.


March of Dimes March for Babies - Fundraising event will be held at nine Washington state locations including Spokane. Money raised supports programs and research to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Sign up at marchforbabies.org. Registration at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m., Gonzaga University, Jundt Art Museum. (206) 624-1373, ext. 18.

Garage Sale and Car Wash - Benefits Central Valley High School students traveling to Europe. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 951-7512.

America’s Kids Fun Run - For ages 5-12. Register at www.

americaskidsrun.org. Pick up race packets on April 23 at Spokane Convention Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m., Joe Albi Stadium. $10. (509) 220-0145.

Celebrate 40 Years of Earth Day - Event features live music, food, arts and crafts, nurseries, eco-friendly green retailers, recycled art and green-living contests. 10 a.m., Main St., Spirit Lake, Idaho. (208) 263-3129.

West Central Neighbor Day Festival for Kids - Sponsored by the West Spokane Kiwanis, North Central High School and the West Central Community Center. Featuring a carnival with prizes, bouncy castle, jumpy climbing wall, food, DJ music, arts and crafts and bicycle repair courtesy of Pedals2People. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A.M. Cannon Park (at the top of Doomsday Hill). If weather is poor, event will be held at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. (509) 325-1722.

Animal Lovers – Parent and Child - For ages 3-5 and their parents. Spend time with horses, llamas, goats and more. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon, ACS Ponies and Petting Farm, 11020 N. Forker. $14/parent and child, $5/additional child. (509) 625-6200.

Rockford Frog Regatta Festival - The annual event hosted by the Rockford Lions Club includes free hot dogs and games for children, plus a frog regatta in the creek. Frogs are $5 at the event or in advance. 1 p.m., Rockford City Park.


Auto and Motorcycle Show - Exhibition of custom, vintage, rebuilt and unique bikes and autos. Fundraiser for the Post Falls Senior Center. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E. Third Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10 donation. (208) 773-9582.

Our Kids Our Business: Hope Hustle 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk - Proceeds will benefit the Spokane Drug-Endangered Children Program. Sponsored by Lewis and Clark High School’s Washington Drug Free Youth Club. 9 a.m., Manito Park, near the Duck Pond. $5-$20. (509) 354-7023.

Tsutakawa Garden Festival (Japan Week) - Suzaku Taiko (dynamic drumming); Aikido, adapted from samura combat arts by Aikido Bushin; kendo (Japanese fencing) and iaido (sword drawing); Spokane ikebana with demonstration of flowers in Saga, Shenso Ikenobo, Ohara schools; painting in the park for all with Japanese sumi-e hands-on activity; Inland Empire Bonsai Society with bonsai demonstrations; Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Manito Park’s Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Gardens. Free. (509) 768-8534 or (509) 465-5207.

$7/adults, $4/age 11 and younger. (208) 263-0211.

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