Family events

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010


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


“Brigadoon” - Romantically comical musical presented by the Central Valley High School Theatre Department. Shows today-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 South Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $8. (509) 228-5208.

Our Kids Our Business: “Underage Drinking Town Hall” - For parents, teens and community leaders. Sponsored by Spokane Public School’s Grant to Reduce Alcohol Abuse and the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council. Learn about the dangers of underage drinking, alcohol’s effects on youth brain development, speakers with real life experiences, tips for parents and more. Food will be served at 6:15 p.m. Program starts at 6:45 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Free. (509) 624-2378.


Preschool Storytime – Free. 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.

Preschool Play and Learn Storytime – Free. 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. Library locations include: Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Free. For ages 2-5. Library locations include: Medical Lake, 321 E. Herb St. (509) 893-8330; Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 893-8260; Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280. 10:30 a.m.

“Lil Abner”- Musical presented by Northwest Christian Schools. Shows today-Friday at 7 p.m. Fundraiser dinners featuring Mexican cuisine will also be held in conjunction with the show from 5:30-6:45 p.m. today and Thursday and an Italian dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. Northwest Christian School, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. Show only: $10/adults, $5/students; benefit dinner theater: $35/person; fundraiser dinner: $6/advance, $7 at the door; $25/family. (509) 238-4005, Ext. 110.


Hanging Rack Family Consignment Sale - Sell some of your children’s outgrown, gently used things or shop for bargains. Visit the Hanging Rack Web site to learn how to start tagging your items now. Today-Saturday. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Le Monet Event Facility, 6425 N. Lidgerwood. Free. (509) 238-3178.

Toddler Storytime – Free. For ages 18 months-3 years. 10 a.m. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390; North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350.


Inland Northwest Home School Conference - Featuring Todd Wilson of Family Man Ministries and Lorrie Flem of TEACH Magazine. Includes homeschooling workshops, new vendor hall, local co-ops and support groups. Hours are 2 -9:15 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave., Spokane Valley. $15. (509) 467-0999.

13th Annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival - Celebrating the arrival of approximately 25,000 sandhill cranes to the area as they travel from California to their breeding grounds in Alaska each spring. The birds stop in the Othello area to feed in the corn fields as they bulk up for the last leg of their journey. Events include lectures on a variety of wildlife, geology and history topics. Also, variety of tours to view the area wildlife. Today’s tours board at the local U.S. Fish and Wildlife building; Saturday-Sunday tours take place at Othello High School. $7/adults, $5/seniors and children age 11 and younger with paid adult admission. (509) 855-6677.

Our Kids Our Business: Kick-off Breakfast - Sponsored by the Spokane Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Council. Event will include an awards ceremony and conference. 7:30-10 a.m., Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center. $25. (509) 535-3155.


Mom and Me: Easter Bunny Celebration - For children ages 2-4 and their moms. Make a variety of Easter projects including a puppet hat and decorated eggs. Pre-registration required. 9:30-11 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $14. (509) 625-6200.

Spring Break Living History Day - Participate in historic activities, see history re-enactors and performances. Enjoy various activities including dancing, drumming, make-and-take art, weavers, quilters and food. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

Easter Egg Hunt - Games and treats for children up to age 12. Parking is available across the street at Coeur d’Alene High School. Bring a basket or bag to gather eggs. 1:30 p.m., Four Seasons Assisted Living, 840 E. Dalton Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-2100.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ (Shadle) – Free. For school-age children. Create your own diary and celebrate the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books and the release of the movie. 2 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5331.

Bowl-a-Thon - To benefit Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance. Put together a team of six bowlers; create a name for your team. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most creative name. The fundraising goal for each individual bowler is $50, or $350 per team. The team captain fills out the team registration form and selects the bowling alley. Lanes to choose from are: Lilac Lanes, 1112 E. Magnesium Road; or Players & Spectators, 12828 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Visit www.nwsids.org to download forms. (509) 456-0505.


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.


Free Community 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 Street 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. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. (509) 232-8138.

Kinder Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 5-6. Children will receive transportation to and from school. Immunization records required. Schools served include: Sheridan, Stevens, Lincoln Heights, Franklin, Grant and Adams elementary schools and St. Aloysius School. Held Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Registration is required. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. $76 per week; $50 registration fee with scholarships available. (509) 482-0708.

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.

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