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Baby Lapsit (North) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months old. 10:30 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.


Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to participate in free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Make spring crowns to wear and draw your favorite parts of the Moscow Renaissance Fair using beeswax crayons. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

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 health and welfare programs. Topics will include how to make easy, tasty and healthy meals, 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.

Our Kids Our Business: Teens Against Substance Abuse Campaign - Presentation of radio, television and print advertisements with drug-free messages created by local seventh- and eighth-graders. 6:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College Auditorium. (509) 624-2378.


Preschool Storytime - For 3- to 5-year-old children. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390; 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Tree Talk - Enjoy Arbor Day activities including: Preschool storytime for ages 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.; and a school-age program, “Trees: Nature’s Best Invention!” 4-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Shirley Parker Story Room, Seagraves Children’s Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 415-0415.


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.

Storytime (Airway Heights) - For ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (Cheney) - For ages 3-5. 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., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.


Bloomsday Run Tradeshow - Tradeshow and check-in for the annual 12K run held Sunday. Features fitness products, activities and more. Today, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission to trade show; $30/late entry fee for race. (509) 838-1579.

Arbor Day Celebration - Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will host activities and free seedling distribution of native shrubs and pines. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Idaho Native Plant Arboretum in Lakeview Park, corner of Ella Ave. and Ontario St., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-7748.

Free Child Safety Fair - The Keeping Kids Safe Project by S.I.P. Kids and Findlay Hyundai will provide free FBI quality digital fingerprints for children to take home. Meet with local organizations including police, fire and sheriff’s departments while enjoying games, activities and refreshments. Hours: today, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Findlay Hyundai, 1665 E. Edmonton Ave., Post Falls. (319) 268-4111.

Poets Up! - Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a show based on made up on-the-spot poems. Show will include poets from around the area. All ages welcome. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.


The 11th Annual Tutxinmepu Pow Wow - Presented by the Native American Student Association. A gathering of Northwest Indian tribes. Today, Grand Entry at noon and 7 p.m. in Memorial Gym, 1001 University Ave.; and dinner in the Idaho Commons Building, 875 S. Line St., at 5 p.m. Sunday will have a Grand Entry at noon in Memorial Gym. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 885-4237.

Kids Fish-In - For ages 5-14. Limited to first 1,000 people who sign up. Department of Fish and Game, 2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $5. (509) 892-1001.

Free Comic Book Weekend – Merlyn’s - Star Wars character appearances include: Today, 1-3 p.m., Sandtropper; 3-5 p.m. Biker Scout and Darth Vader; Sunday, noon-2 p.m., Biker Scout, TIE Pilot, Tuskan Raider; 3-5 p.m., Biker Scout. Come in costume for pictures; prizes awarded for best costumes. Local comic artists doing sketches for children ages 9 and younger, noon-4 p.m., daily. Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957.

Cowboy Breakfast - Fundraiser for the restoration of the old Pleasantview School into a community center. Serving biscuits, sausage gravy and eggs. Pleasantview School, 18724 W. Riverside Drive, Post Falls. Free/donations appreciated. (208) 755-9802 or (208) 929-2506.

Hillyard Re-Opening of Market Street - Ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Mary Verner at 10:30 a.m.; parade at 11 a.m. starting at Market and Columbia and ending on Wellesley; car and bike show, street dance, shops, vendors, music and more. Downtown Hillyard. Free admission. (509) 217-5543.

Spokane Valley Friends of the Library Book Sale - Buy used books and AV 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.

2010 Washington State Karate Championships - A tournament to benefit the Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest. Features point paring, weapons and forms divisions, a demo team division, and cash prizes for all grand champions. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $49.99 competitors; $5 for spectators. (509) 838-5425.

Magic with Cecil - For ages 5-10. Learn some magic tricks with Cecil the Magician. Pre-registration is recommended. 11 a.m.-noon, Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5 per person. (509) 624-KIDS.

Free Comic Book Day - The Comic Book Shop - First 600 people will receive free gourmet chocolate from Pixie Dust Chocolates; Pizza Pipeline, next door to the Division location, will be offering specials all day; McDonald’s will be supplying beverages; and The Shop coffee house will be offering coffee specials. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Division location will offer free face painting for children and adults who wish to look like their favorite heroes. At 5:30 p.m., the Northtown Mall second floor location will be visited by members of the Star Wars 501st Legion in full costume. Bring your camera. Two locations: 1401 N. Division Street and NorthTown Mall. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (509) 326-7018.

Family Storytime - Listen to some books about family, then make a card for mom. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.


Bloomsday Run - 12K (7.46 miles) run open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs and strollers. Out of town check-in is from 6:30-8:30 a.m. 9 a.m., 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 838-1579.

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