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Spokane U.S. Navy Week Celebration - Today-Saturday. Sailors from the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, will be on hand dressed in traditional “Old Ironsides” uniforms to share naval history. Events scheduled throughout the week. Public concerts Tuesday and Thursday, 5-7 p.m. at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. Free. (206) 356-2436.

Tuesday

Band and Strings Concert - By nearly 3,000 fifth- and sixth-graders from Spokane Public Schools, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Free.

Wednesday

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

After School Specials (Medical Lake) - “Take Flight.” Construct a flying apparatus. 4 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.

TREE-mendous Trees - Science with Sandy & Magali! - For ages 5-9. Match leaves, count tree rings and bring home your own seedling to plant. 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave., Lower Level. $7/Mobius members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-KIDS.

Greenacres Park Open House – A draft of the Greenacres Park Master Plan will be presented to the community. Families are welcome to come and look at the plan, ask questions and give comments. Ice cream will be served. 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Christian Church, 18010 E. Mission Ave. (509) 720-5400.

Young Artists Concert - Musicfest Northwest - Musicians and dancers ages 16-25 will perform movements of popular concerti, operatic arias or a ballet variation. The concert features ballet, brass, flute, guitar, piano, reed, string and voice division winners of the Young Artist Section of Musicfest Northwest held at Gonzaga University earlier in the week. Evening will be hosted by KPBX radio personality, Verne Windham. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-3455.

Thursday

Children’s Book Week Storytime - Baby Time for children up to age 2 at 10:10 a.m.; Toddler Time for ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m.; and Preschool Time for ages 4-6 at 11 a.m., US Bank Building, Second Floor, 101 N. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Discovery Playground Grand Opening - Explore the new accessible playground for all ages and abilities. The site is located just south of CenterPlace. 11 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 921-1000.

After School Specials - “Take Flight.” Construct a flying apparatus. 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.

TEC Homeschool Support Information Session - Learn more about Spokane Public Schools’ Homeschool Parent Partnership Program, The Enrichment Cooperative for the 2010-2011 school year. 6:30 p.m., Bryant Campus, 910 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 354-7810.

All Saints Catholic School Information Night - Learn more about the curriculum and tour the school. 7 p.m. All Saints Catholic School, Primary Building Campus, 3510 E. 18th Ave. (509) 534-1098, ext. 215.

Friday

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.

Hutton School Carnival - For all ages. Enjoy carnival games, activities, food and raffle baskets. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hutton Elementary School, 908 E. 24th Ave. Free admission; nominal cost for games and food. (509) 354-3030.

Festival Highlights Concert - Musicfest Northwest - This concert features “Adjudicator’s Choice” winners, young musicians and dancers judged to be the best in their class at the Musicfest Northwest weeklong festival. This is a chance to hear and see the top instrumental, vocal and dance performances from nine Musicfest divisions. Evening will be hosted by Jeff Wasson. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-3455.

Saturday

Garfield May Day - Annual celebration will begin at 6 a.m. with a Boy Scout breakfast at Garfield Elementary. Afterward, head to Ladow Grange for the Farmers Market, or jog over to Garfield City Park for the 5K run. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held in downtown Garfield. And a May Day parade will be marching up and down the streets. Chili Cook-Off will be held downtown, or head to Garfield City Park for live entertainment, food and craft booths. Downtown Garfield, Wash. (509) 592-2073.

Bike ID and Helmet Fitting - Volunteers from SCOPE will provide forms for you to record your bike’s serial number and description to identify your bicycle if it’s lost or stolen. Participants will also learn how to properly fit a helmet. A limited number of children’s helmets will be available. Library locations and times include: 10 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350; Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road (509) 893-8260; 2 p.m., Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; Deer Park, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300; Medical Lake, 321 S. Herb St. (509) 893-8330. Free.

Insight School of Washington – Learn more about this tuition-free online high school. 10-11:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright, Student Union Building, Lounges A, B, & C. Free. (866) 800-0017.

“Bogs for Dogs” - The Spokane Humane Society’s 4x4 mud-slinging event raises funds for the care and placement of companion animals at the Spokane Humane Society. Registration/Tech inspection 7-10 a.m., racing begins at 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society south field, 6607 N. Havana St. (near Francis at Bigelow Gulch). $5/general, $20/Pit Pass. (509) 209-0089.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to a Mudgy and Millie story, make a craft and enjoy a treat. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Dog d’Alene - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. Featuring a pet parade, demonstrations, vendors, pet adoptions, rescue groups, contests and more. Proceeds will benefit the Kootenai Humane Society. There will also be a Doxie Dash race event for all dachshunds. Registration fee for the race is $5 in advance and $10 on race day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Green space at Sixth and Sherman, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116.

Richie McDonald, Bryan White and Allecia - Country music concert to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Salvation Army Kroc Center. 7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $30. (208) 667-1865.

Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade - 72nd annual event with Lilac queen and princesses, floats, school bands and more. This year’s theme is “Freedom is not free.” 7:45 p.m., through streets of downtown Spokane. Free.

Sunday

Donkey Basketball Fundraiser - Local police and firefighters have teamed up to raise money for John Knighten, a local firefighter in need of a bone marrow transplant.

3-6 p.m., The HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Exit 293 from I-90, Liberty Lake. Advance/at the gate: $10/$12 for adults, $6/$7 for students, $4-$5 for children. (509) 276-8081.

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