March 15, 2010 in Features

Events

 

Today

Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 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.

Tuesday

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Play and Learn Storytime (Fairfield) - 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., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

After School Specials (Fairfield) - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., Fairfield Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Mockingbird Soup (Airway Heights) - For teens. Enjoy games, crafts and snacks inspired by Spokane’s Big Read selection, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” 4 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Spokane Area Children’s Chorus - Seventh annual International Music Concert, “Cantando a las Aventuras: Sing of Adventures,” featuring music from around the world. 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $8/door. (509) 624-7992, Ext. 300.

Wednesday

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

Music on the Palouse - Bruce and Susan Matley use music, poetry and storytelling to entertain and inform people of all ages. 10:30 a.m., Endicott School, (509) 657-3429. Free.

After School Specials - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. Library locations include: Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road (509) 893-8260; Deer Park, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300. 4 p.m. Free. (509) 893-8330.

Thursday

Music on the Palouse - Bruce and Susan Matley use music, poetry and storytelling to entertain and inform people of all ages. 1:30 p.m., Lacrosse Library, (509) 549-3770. Free.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - 50th annual event presented by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Hours are today-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit wildlife conservation. The Spokane Humane Society will have a selection of dogs available for adoption. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/adults, $7/military, seniors and students, free/age 12 and younger with paid adult admission. Coupons for $4 tickets available at local Ziggy’s for today’s show.

Spokane Valley Anime Club - For teens in grades six or above. Watch anime episodes, eat snacks and more. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Our Kids Our Business: “Celebrate Youth at the Y” - The North Spokane YMCA is hosting this event featuring musical performances by local teens, art from area schools, films produced and created by the YMCA Film Club, food, prizes and more. 4-6 p.m. North YMCA, 10727 N. Newport Highway. Free. (509) 777-9622, Ext. 415.

Author Ken Nesbitt - Popular children’s poet will read from his new book, “The Tighty Whitey Spider.” Auntie’s will donate a share of the proceeds from today’s sales of Nesbitt’s books to Lutheran Family Services. 5 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Friday

Music on the Palouse - Bruce and Susan Matley use music, poetry and storytelling to entertain and inform people of all ages. 1:30 p.m., Garfield (Wash.) School, (509) 635-1490; and 7 p.m., Rosalia (Wash.) Performing Arts Center, (509) 523-3109. Free.

Saturday

Cowboys and Cowgirls in Story and Song - Bruce and Susan Matley will present a story, cowboy poetry and song. 1:30 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 229-3414.

Theatre Ballet of Spokane - “Carnival of Animals.” Annual Spring performance for kids of all ages. 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 838-5705.

Sunday

Compassion in Action - Presented by One Peace, Many Paths and the Universal Compassion Movement. Learn about volunteer opportunities and various community charities. 2-5:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 325-6383.

Ongoing

Bingo night - Play bingo the third Tuesday of every month for 25 cents a card. 7-8:30 p.m., McIntosh Grange, 319 S. First, Rockford. (509) 535-1165.

“Brigadoon”- Romantically comical musical presented by the Central Valley High School Theater Department. Shows Wednesday-Saturday and March 23-25 at 7:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 South Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $8. (509) 228-5208.

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 (CHER). 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 age newborn 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 Friday. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, Ext. 438.

“Lil Abner”- Musical presented by Northwest Christian Schools. Performances Thursday, Saturday and March 24-26 at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. A “Benefit Dinner Theater” performance will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Fundraiser dinners featuring Mexican cuisine will also be held in conjunction with the show from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and March 24-25 and an Italian dinner from 5-7 p.m. on March 26. Northwest Christian School, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. Show only: $10/adults, $5/students; Benefit Dinner Theatre: $35/person; Fundraiser dinner: $6/advance, $7 at the door; $25/family. (509) 238-4005, Ext. 110.

Little Sluggers - Runs Tuesdays, March 30-May 25. Held from 6:30-7:10 p.m. for (minors) age 3 and from 7:15-7:55 p.m. for (majors) age 4. Pre-registration is required. Jefferson Elementary School Gym, 3612 S. Grand Blvd. $117. (509) 625-6200.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by email to features @spokesman.com; by fax to 509-459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at spokane7.com/events/ submit.


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