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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010

Today

Toddler Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

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

Tuesday

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.

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, Wash. (509) 535-1165.

Wednesday

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

After-School Specials - “Take Flight.” Construct a flying apparatus. A different science project will be offered every month. 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

Film: “North Face” - True story about climbing Eiger’s north face. Global Cinema Cafe series. Shows today and Friday. 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students, $4/children. (208) 263-9191.

Beyond Words Benefit Breakfast - To benefit RiteCare Spokane, offers family-centered speech therapy for young children at no cost to their families. 8-9 a.m., Spokane Club, 1102 W. Riverside Ave. Donation. (509) 838-2310.

After-School Specials (Airway Heights) - “Take Flight.” Construct a flying apparatus. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Friday

“The Last Gladiator” - A story about bravery, trickery and falling in love presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $7/ages 13 and older; $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413.

“The Legend of Pocahontas” - Presented by Christian Youth Theatre. Tells of the Algonquin Indian Tribe and the courage, friendship and love of a girl named Pocahontas. Performed by youths ages 8-18. Shows today and Saturday and May 28-29 at 7 p.m.; and matinees Saturday and May 29-30 at 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/senior/students. All tickets $7 for Saturday’s show at 3 p.m. 1-800-325-SEAT.

“Willy Wonka” - Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho presents this musical based on Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Shows today and Saturday, and May 28-29 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, and May 29-30 at 3 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $8/seniors and children age 12 and younger; $9/adults; $7 performance on May 22 at 3 p.m.. (208) 277-5727 or 819-9281.

TEC Homeschool Support Information Session - Learn more about Spokane Public Schools Homeschool Parent Partnership Program, The Enrichment Cooperative for the 2010-’11 school year. 1 p.m., Bryant Campus, 910 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 354-7810.

Dodgeball Tournament - For ages 12 and older. For players of all skills and abilities. Wear your headbands, knee pads, mouth guard and old school basketball shorts. Pre-registration is required. Presented by the city of Spokane Valley, the city of Spokane and Spokane County Parks and Recreation departments. 6-10:30 p.m., Manito Park. $95 per team. (509) 625-6200.

Battle for a Cause - Breakdance battle to raise money to donate to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1015 Salnave Road, Cheney. $7/general, $5/students with ID, $2 off with two cans of food; free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 386-3945.

Saturday

Cheney Mayfest - Arts and crafts booths, food vendors, games, car show, street activities, opening of the Cheney Farmers’ Market, along with Eastern Washington University’s multicultural festival. (509) 498-9250.

“The Boxcar Children” - Spokane Children’s Theatre presents this play based on Gertrude Chandler Warner’s beloved series. Shows today at 1 p.m.; Sunday, May 29 and June 6 at 1 and 4 p.m.; and June 5 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (signing provided for the hearing impaired for during both performances on this day). SFCC, Spartan Theatre, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Building 5. $8/children, $10/adults. (800) 325-SEAT.

Dodgeball Tournament - For ages 12 and older. For players of all skills and abilities. Wear your headbands, knee pads, mouth guard and old school basketball shorts. Pre-registration is required. Presented by the city of Spokane Valley, the city of Spokane and Spokane County Parks and Recreation eepartments. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Manito Park. $95 per team. (509) 625-6200.

Family Fun Day/Centennial Camporee by Boy Scouts of America - A family event with over 150 activities including archery, BB Guns, paintball, climbing walls, geocaching, horse riding, the snowboarding Rail Jam, bike skills maze, obstacle course, minisailboat racing and helicopter landings. See live baby tigers, reptiles, wolves and birds of prey. Tonight’s show features nationally-renown magician and entertainer Giovanni Livera followed by fireworks. The event commemorates 100 years of Scouting in America and is being produced by the Boy Scouts of America for all families in the Inland Northwest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $15/person, free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 325-4562.

Spokane Comicon - The fourth annual event is the Inland Northwest’s only comic book and pop culture convention. The con will feature special guest artists and writers from the comic book industry, over 50 vendors, artist alley, costume contest, gaming, panels, raffle prizes, freebies and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Student Center Lair-Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. $5/general,$4/wth canned food donation, free/ages 10 and younger with paid adult admission. (509) 280-4997.

Walk & Rock - Benefits the Tears Foundation which provides financial assistance to help pay for babies’ funeral expenses and offers free ongoing emotional support and bereavement services. This is a community event where individuals form teams and collect pledges to “walk” at Riverfront Park and to “rock” in rocking chairs. Each person must register. Visit www.thetears

foundation.org. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverfront Park’s North Bank Shelter. $10/person, includes t-shirt. (253) 200-0944.

Sunday

“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. 3 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran, 2715 S. Ray St. in Spokane. (208) 267-7191.

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 www.spokane7.com/ events/submit.


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