After School Specials (North) - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Third Annual Empty Bowls Project - Fundraiser hosted by the Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest, Terry Gieber and Gonzaga University’s Pottery Department and Jenny’s Cafe to raise money for children with cancer in the Inland Northwest. Purchase a hand-crafted pottery bowl and enjoy a meal of chili or minestrone soup. 5-7:30 p.m., Jenny’s Cafe, 9425 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $15. (509) 928-8055.
Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Meet at the Moscow Food Co-op Cafe to play with tree blocks, make bark rubbings and talk about the life of a tree. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
After School Specials (Valley) - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Little Read Talks Books (Fairfield) - For children in grades 3-6 and their parents. Book discussion of “Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo. 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
After School Specials (Medical Lake) - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.
“Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” - Musical presented by North Central High School. Shows today-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St. $7/general admission, $6/NC, GSL students and senior citizens. (509) 354-6240.
“Oklahoma” - Performances today and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Presented by the Lake City High School Troupe de Wolfe Productions. Tickets available in Coeur d’Alene at the Lake City High School office, Figpickel’s, 312 E. Sherman Ave., or Hands-to-Art, 3115 N. Government Way. Lake City High School, 6101 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $8/adults, $7/students/child/senior, $6/students with LCHS ASB card.
After School Specials - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. A different science project will be offered every month. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 893-8390. 4 p.m. Free.
Little Read Takes to the Big Screen (Valley) - For teens. Watch the movie “Hairspray.” Rated PG. Snacks will be provided. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Chase Youth Awards - 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-1200.
“Beauty and the Beast” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Today and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday 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.
Food distribution - Second Harvest will distribute free food and fresh produce from its mobile food bank truck to anyone who needs it. No appointment or documentation is required and the distribution does not count as a food bank visit. Those seeking food are asked to bring their own box. Noon-2 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.
Central Valley Band Craft Fair - Crafts and baked goods on sale to benefit the Central Valley High School band and color guard. Today-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100.
Car Seat Check-ups - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your vehicle, child seat and seat owner’s manual. Sponsored by Moscow Police Department and Success by 6. Moscow Police Department, 118 E. Fourth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 883-7054.
Inland Northwest RC Swap Meet - For fans of radio control model airplanes, find engines, motors, kits, complete models, various bits and pieces all for sale. All proceeds from booth rental, admission tickets, and food sales benefit the New Hope Resource Center. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive (just off Wandermere Road, north of the Wandermere Golf Course). $3/adults; $1/ages 13-18, free/age 11 and younger; $5/family, $10/table rental. (509) 979-8786.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Noon, throughout downtown Spokane. Free. (509) 880-2785.
“Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Night” - Special concert featuring the winners of the Young Artist Competition and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Tickets are available at the symphony office, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 205, or Great Harvest Bread Co., 2106 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. 7:30 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20/adults, $15/seniors, and $8/students. (208) 765-3833.
Baby Fair 2010 - The Inland Empire’s Largest Baby Show. Buy, sample and receive information on all the latest products and services in the baby industry. Enjoy fun games on the main stage including The Newly Parent Game and Baby Crawl Contest. Parents will be educated with a presentation on Car Seat Safety. Baby Fair will also have a traditional Baby/Toddler Fashion Show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 242-2505.
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 Saturday. Visit eastsidelittleleague.net. $95-$125. (509) 927-2255.
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.
Free Community Winter Walking Groups - Hosted by Community Health Education and Resources. Open to all ages. Walking groups meet at the Downtown YMCA at 507 N. Howard St. in the gym. For easy access, use the east entrance of the building. For more information, call (509) 232-8138 or visit www.cherspokane.org. Dates and times include: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. (509) 232-8138.
Kids’ Winter Reading at the Coeur d’Alene Library - Children’s winter library programs include: Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5, Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. and 1-1:30 a.m.; Tales for Twos and Threes, Tuesdays from 11-11:30 a.m.; Book Babies Lap-Sit for up to age 2 accompanied by a parent or adult, Tuesdays from 10:15-10:45 a.m. and Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m.; Lonely Books Club for ages 9-12, Wednesday from 4-5 p.m.; Lego Club for ages 5-10, Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Programs run through March 19. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 438.