August 9, 2010 in Features

Events

 

Today

Afternoons in the Greenhouse - Presented by YMCA of the Inland Northwest. Children in grades one and up will learn about growing plants, make crafts and explore along a nature trail. Dates and topics include: Today-Friday, Houseplant Hunters; Aug. 23-27, Garden Gifts. Each session runs Monday-Friday from 4:15-5 p.m. Preregistration is required. Valley YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $15/session. (509) 777-9622, ext. 206.

Spokane Indians Baseball - Vs. Yakima Bears. 3:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. (509) 535-2922.

Coeur d’Alene Downtown Concert Series - Tuesdays, from 6-8:30 p.m., through Aug. 24. All That Jazz, swing classics. 6-8:30 p.m., Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Inclement weather moves the event to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza on Sherman Ave. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Free Family Film Festival - Coeur d’Alene - Showing today-Thursday: “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” (G) and “Monsters vs. Aliens” (PG). Shows at 10 a.m. (two different theaters). Riverstone Cinemas, 2416 Old Mill Loop, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-8185.

Free Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley - Showing today-Thursday: “Doogal” (G) and “Hotel for Dogs” (PG). Shows at 10 a.m. (two different theaters). Spokane Valley Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-2590.

Wednesday Movies - Full-length movies will be shown every Wednesday at 1 p.m. through Aug. 18. For titles, call the children’s library at (208) 769-2315, ext. 438. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free.

Spaghetti Western Wednesdays - Classic western movies with spaghetti every Wednesday through Sept. 7 p.m., 3912 N. Idaho Road, 100 yards south of exit 299 from I-90, Liberty Lake. Movie: $5/adults, $3/children age 10 and younger, includes one box of popcorn; Dinner: $7.50/adults, $3/children age 10 and younger. (509) 891-9016.

Thursday

Browne’s Addition Summer Concerts - Camille Bloom, acoustic rock from Seattle. 6-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. Free. (509) 218-9398.

“The Four Princes” - Spokane Civic Theatre Summer Academy musical where modern problems threaten classic fairy tales. Shows today-Friday and Aug. 19-20 at 7 p.m. All ages. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $14. (509) 325-2507 or 1-800-325-SEAT.

Kayak Open Pool - For ages 15 and older. Bring your boat and practice in the Witter Aquatic Center. Preregistration is required. 7-9 p.m., Witter Aquatic Center, E. Mission Ave. and Upriver Drive. $10. (509) 625-6200.

Friday

Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” rated PG. Dusk, Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Free Horse and Carriage Rides - Friday evenings in August. Travels through downtown Spokane, sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. First come, first served. No reservations. Corner of Wall St. at Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-0580, ext. 102.

Free Summer Movies at the Empire Theatre - Family movies start at 7:30 p.m. “Pendragon: Sword of His Father,” set in 411 AD. 126 S. Crosby, Tekoa, Wash. Free.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Jon and Robin - Benefit for local couple in a motorcycle accident. All donations will help pay for medical bills. Donations can also be made to the charity fund for Jon and Robin Englehartany at any Wells Fargo Bank. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southridge Community Church, 2607 S. Ray St. $10/adults; $5/children. (509) 535-4179.

Saturday

Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - “Il Postino,” rated PG. Dusk, Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Peach Festival - Every weekend through Sept. 6. Visit greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff, Mead.

Harrison’s 2010 Summer Concert Series - Generation Gap, classic rock, 2-5 p.m. Series sponsored by Harrison Chamber of Commerce. Harrison City Park, Harrison, Idaho. Free. (208) 689-3669.

Northwest Electric Fly-In - Today and Sunday. The annual gathering of electric model aircraft enthusiasts from throughout the Inland Empire. Visitors and spectators are welcome. An air show at noon each day will show just what an aircraft can do with a battery and an electric motor. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Highway 195 at Paradise Road, Cheney. $1. (509) 468-1623.

Garland Street Fair - Wizard of Oz-themed eighth annual event with local musicians on two stages from 10:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Featuring food, entertainment, arts, crafts and activities for all ages. Judy Garland impersonation contest and a Toto look-alike contest. Dog contestants arrive at 10 a.m. in front of Bark & Snip. Live improv comedy acts throughout the day at Blue Door Theatre; and showing of the 1978 hit “The Wiz” starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross at the Garland Theatre. A classic car show will benefit the Spokane Guilds School, $10 entry fee, 327-2960 for sign-up. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Post St. at Garland Ave. (509) 324-2323.

Teddy Bear Clinic - Bring in your favorite stuffed animal for a check-up. Group Health providers will give your precious pal an annual exam and show you there is nothing to be scared of. 10 a.m.-noon, Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave., Lower Level. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.

Kids Day 2010 - Outdoor fair for children up to 12 years of age. Profit and nonprofit businesses will set up free activities including: a bean bag toss, inflatables, face painting, baseball games, basketball toss, coloring, karate demos. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 242-2668.

Book Lover’s Bingo - Come down for a few rounds of bingo. Winners will receive book-related goodies. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Mad Hatter Tea Party - Bring your favorite doll and come dressed as your favorite character from “Alice in Wonderland.” Activities will include: games, croquet, a craft, Bingo and more. Registration is recommended. 1-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 438.

Sunday

Walk for Wishes - Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation for its second annual event. Family-friendly 5K walk for all fitness levels and ages. The course is conducive to strollers. Walkers are also encouraged to fundraise by obtaining donations from family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. and if they register online they can create their own fundraising Webpage. Online registration or a downloadable registration form is now available at www.nwmakeawish.

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walkforwishes. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. $25/before July 26, $40 thereafter. (206) 623-5300.

Kid’s Community Day - Sponsored by Real Life Ministries. For families with school-age children. Free food, clothing and school supplies will be handed out to those in need. There will also be bounce houses and games and free haircuts for children. Locations include: Canfield Middle School, 1800 E. Dalton Ave., Coeur d’Alene; Lakeland High School, 15601 N. Highway 41, Rathdrum, Idaho; Real Life Ministries Buildings 2 and 3, 1866 N. Cecil Road, Post Falls; and 920 E. Hoerner by Winco in North Spokane. 2-5 p.m. (208) 446-2420.

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