February 25, 2010 in Washington Voices

FAmily calendar

 

Today

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.

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.

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.

Preschool Storytime (North) - For ages 3-5. 11 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Ongoing

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Open through Sunday. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Riverfront Park Pavillion. $4.25/adults and teens, $3.25/children, seniors and military w/ID; $3/skate rental (not included with admission). (509) 456-4386.

Valley Youth Soccer Registration - Sign-up for Spring (April/May) 2010, for ages 4-14 (born 1995 through 2005). 9116 E. Sprague Ave. #138, Spokane Valley. $40. (509) 924-7661.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - Spokane Falls Skyride operates daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sunday. Riverfront Park. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/ages 13-17, seniors and military, $4/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and younger. (509) 625-6600.

“Crime Lab Detective” Exhibit at Mobius Kids - Lift fingerprints, examine DNA and search for forensic clues. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/general, $4.75/seniors and military, free/1 year and younger. (509) 624-KIDS.

Upward Soccer - The Christian-based sports program is now accepting registrations for the Spring 2010 season for children age 4 through the sixth grade. Early registration ends Saturday. Late registration ends March 5. Volunteer coaches and referees are also needed. Visit www.svwesleyan.org. $70 early registration, $80 late registration.

Spokane Junior Soccer - Sign-up for ages 4-10 through Feb. 28 (late fees after Feb. 28). Outdoor games on Saturdays during April and May. 9116 E. Sprague Ave. No. 138, Spokane Valley. $40. (509) 747-5017.

Youth and Teen Improv Classes - Each class will focus on storytelling, mime, environment creation, character development and spontaneity. Beginning/intermediate improv for ages 8-12 from 10-10:50 a.m.; Shortform Improv for ages 13-17 from 11-11:50 a.m. Registration required. Classes held Saturdays March 6-April 3. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $60/student. (509) 747-7045.

Sing from the Heart Classes for Kids - Learn music creativity, confidence and self-expression on stage. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. For ages 6-12. Held every Thursday from 4-5 p.m., Thursday-April 1. Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. $115. (509) 625-6200.

Eastside Little League - Registration is going on now for Eastside Little League for ages 5-14. The registration deadline is Feb. 28. Late registrations are an additional $10 and must be received by March 13. Visit www.eastsidelittleleague.net. $95-$125. (509) 927-2255.

Winter Book Sale - Through Saturday. Presented by Friends of Public Library. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Meeting Rooms 1A and 1B. Most items $1 or less.

“The Wizard of Oz” - Presented by Christian Youth Theatre. Be transported to the wonderful world of Oz with Dorothy and her little dog, Toto. Shows are Friday-Saturday and March 5-6 at 7 p.m.; matinees Saturday and March 6-7 at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/senior/students. All tickets $7 for Saturday show at 3 p.m. (800) 325-SEAT.

Campbell House - Part of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, admission tickets includes the exhibit galleries and a guided tour of the house. Several guided tours will be available Wednesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum exhibit galleries are open Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger; includes admission and guided tours in the museum. (509) 456-3931.

Spokane’s 32nd Annual Home & Yard Show - Through Sunday. Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Thursday-Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/good all weekend; children age 12 and younger free. (509) 924-0588.

Friday

“It’s a Date!” - All ages. Blue Door Players will improvise a dating game show. 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - All games at 7 p.m. Chiefs vs. Prince George for Jersey-Off-the-Back Night. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-SEAT.

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3. 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. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Author Bob Manion - Book signing of “The Treehouse” and “Santa’s Heroes.” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Forza, 2828 E. 29th Ave. (509) 465-0369.

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

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

“Beauty and the Beast”- Friday-March 14. Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $7/general, $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

Centennial Leadership Breakfast - With keynote speaker and magician Giovanni Livera. Hosted by the Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America celebrating their 100th anniversary. 7:30 a.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Donation. (509) 242-8238.

Saturday

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - All games at 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Tri-City for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-SEAT.

Author Sharon Cramer - Book signing of the first in a series of children’s stories called the “Cougar Cub Tales.” In the first story “Cougar Cub Tales: Lost and Alone,” two cougar cubs learn a valuable lesson about forgiveness and the importance of family. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forza, 2828 E. 29th Ave. (509) 465-0369.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “Marley Goes to School” by John Grogan. Also make a craft and enjoy a treat. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Black History Storytime - February is Black History Month. Listen to some stories about important figures in African American history. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Valley HUB open house - Local coaches will teach free classes in a variety of sports and there will be food, door prizes and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. (509) 927-0602.

Shrinking Violets Birthday Bash Convention - Vendor fair, live entertainment, art exhibit, keynote address and refreshments. The group is a dynamic social co-op of fresh-minded individuals dedicated to promoting localism, affirming sass and independence and nurturing artistic passion. Entertainment includes poetry reading, flamenco dancing, a short film and a Hula Hoop Troop dance. Free onsite child care available. Open to the public. 6-9 p.m. Silver Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe St. $7. (509) 939-0015.

“Charlotte’s Web” - Directed by Judy Brender. Shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (signing provided for the hearing impaired). Community College Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/children. (800) 325-SEAT.

Sunday

Family Snowshoe Hike - For ages four and older. Enjoy a short hike around Mount Spokane. Pre-registration is required. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mount Spokane State Park. $41/family of four. (509) 625-6200.

“Charlotte’s Web” - Directed by Judy Brender. Shows at 1 p.m. Community College Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/children. (800) 325-SEAT.

Tuesday

Summit Elementary Fifth- and Sixth-Graders - Led by teachers Amy Smith, Colin Williams, and April Freeman, the students brave the stage to present their poems to the public. 6 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Wednesday

2B Boys and Girls State Basketball - Championship games played in Spokane through March 5. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave.


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