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Mon., May 3, 2010


Author Bryan Davis - Known for his fantasy and fiction titles, he will read and sign copies of “Starlighter” from the new “Dragons of Starlight” series. 4-6 p.m. Christian Supply Bookstore, 9310 N. Division St. Free admission. (509) 487-6942.


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.

Family Story Evening - All ages are welcome. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed toy. Library locations include: North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 7 p.m. Free.


Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to a story about ducks and rabbits, make an animal craft and enjoy a treat. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.


After School Specials (Moran Prairie) - “Take Flight.” Construct a flying apparatus. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. St. Free. (509) 893-8340.


42nd Annual EWU Spirit of the Eagle Powwow - Presented by the Native American Student Association. Today at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., with free dinner at 5 p.m. Eastern Washington University, Reese Court Pavilion, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-6660.

Grandma and Me: Mother’s Day Gifts - For children ages 3-5 and their grandmas. Make gifts for Mom, including a picture frame, card and more. Pre-registration is required. 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $14. (509) 625-6200.

Fiesta at the JACC - Fifth anniversary and Cinco de Mayo youth art workshop with “Art on the Edge” from 5-7 p.m. Music by “Milonga!” from 6:30-8 p.m. Featuring traditional Mexican dishes, sangria and beer available. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William Street, Post Falls. $10/general, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 457-8950.

School carnival - The seventh annual event includes pony rides, petting zoo, bingo, jump house, carnival games, a cake walk, food and more. 6-8:30 p.m., South Pines Elementary School, 12021 E. 24th Ave. Tickets are 25 cents, wristbands are $10. (509) 228-4400.


“Gifts from Africa” - Over 50 singers and 10 marimba players performing a collection of African and American music. Featuring “TUIMBE!” (“Let’s sing!” in Swahili), a choir formed specifically for this concert series which is raising funds for a school in Ulanga Kilombero, Tanzania. The concert will also include performances by the Bonners Ferry children’s choir, “Swingin’ on a Star,” and a brand new Bonners Ferry Marimba Band. 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran on Cody St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho. (208) 267-7191.

Spokane Valley Heritage Fair - Antique tractors, gas engines, vintage cars, demonstrations of farm implements and things spinning wool, separating cream, etc. Sponsored by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/family, $3/person. (509) 922-4570.

Mom and Me: Mother’s Day Celebration - For children ages 3-6 and their moms. Bring 10 photos of you and your child to make memorable gifts for Mother’s Day. Pre-registration is required. 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $14. (509) 625-6200.

Spokane Junior Lilac Parade - 59th annual event and largest children’s parade in the nation, hosted by the Rotary Club of Spokane. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Action.” The parade doubles as a competition for more than 8,000 middle and junior high school and elementary bands and drill teams along with multiple children’s organizations within the Inland Northwest. 10 a.m.-noon, downtown Spokane. Free.

Mysterious Mixtures! - For children in grades 4-6. Explore states of matter, polymers, non-Newtonian fluids and more with Jennifer Smith, a teacher a Saint George’s School. Pre-registration is recommended. 10-11:30 a.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/non-members. (509) 624-KIDS.

The Inland Northwest FIRST Robotics Exhibition and FLL Competition - For students ages 6-high school. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-5488.

Super Pet Adoption Festival - The Spokane Humane Society, SCRAPS, SpokAnimal and Pet Savers have joined together to host this event. Dogs, cats and a few other animals will be available for adoption. There will also be animal-related booths and food vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aslin Finch Parking Lot, 5605 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 995-4542.

Car/Motorcycle Show and Poker Run - Fourth annual event presented by the Spokane Humane Society. This show is open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Peer judging with trophies awarded at 1 p.m.; Poker Run to follow from 2 to 3 p.m. Benefits the animals at the Spokane Humane Society. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., South field, 6607 N. Havana St. (Francis and Bigelow Gulch). Free to General Public; $15 registration fee to enter vehicle in the show, includes T-shirt; $3 extra for sizes XL and larger. (509) 209-0089.

Valley YMCA Anniversary - The Valley Y will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a day of events including mascot basketball, music, a bounce castle, a family scavenger hunt and lunch catered by Longhorn BBQ. Lunch tickets can be pre-purchased for $11 for four people and $3.25 for each additional person. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. (509) 777-9622.

Mother’s Day Celebration Storytime - Listen to a story in honor of Mother’s Day, make a Mother’s Day craft and enjoy a treat. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Auntie Violet Storytime - Come in and hear some great stories before the start of the Junior Lilac Parade. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spring Tea and Lunch Fundraiser - Local artists and crafters. Benefits the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Auditorium. $40; free parking. (509) 324-1995.

KPBX Kids’ Concert - “Adventure!” will feature a musical journey around the world, illuminated by short poems delivered by members of the Spokane Youth Symphony’s Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras. 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-5729.


Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month. 8:30 a.m.-noon, McIntosh Grange, First and Lake Streets, Rockford, Wash. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.

21st Annual Mother’s Day Historic House Tour - Explore several exemplary Craftsman home interiors during this self-guided tour held in multiple South Hill neighborhoods. The tour complements the current MAC exhibition, “The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest.” Tickets and maps available by at the museum and during the tour at some of the homes. Noon-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $15. (509) 363-5315.

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