September 30, 2010 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Toddler Storytime (North) - For ages 18 months-3. 10 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

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

Baby Lapsit (Moran Prairie) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m. Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Play and Learn Storytime (Otis Orchards) - 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. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (Cheney) - 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. 10:30 a.m. Cheney Library, 610 1st St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Storytime (Airway Heights) - For ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m. Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime (North) - For ages 3-5. 11 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Music and Dances of India - The Jayanthi Raman Dance Company will demonstrate classical Indian dances and explain the legends behind them. 3 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Annual “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social” - For the ninth year, Cold Stone Creamery will host the event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Receive a free serving (3 oz.) of a special Make-A-Wish ice cream creation, while being encouraged to make a donation to the foundation. For the store nearest you, visit www.coldstonecreamery.com. Locations include: 3011 E. 29th Ave. on Spokane’s South Hill; 9502 N. Newport Highway on Spokane’s North Side; and 2396 Old Mill Loop in Coeur d’Alene. 5-8 p.m. various Cold Stone Creamery locations. (206) 623-5338.

Friday

12th Annual Antique Appraisal Days - Part of Custer’s Antique and Collectors Sale. This event provides verbal market evaluations by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts on items brought to the event. Hand-carried items only, no firearms. Funds raised support restoration on historic Campbell House, open regularly for public tours and operated by the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5 per item appraisal charge (limit of five items per person); does not include admission fee of $6. (509) 363-5324. Continues Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Toddler Storytime - For 18 months-3. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes Road. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St. (509) 444-5375; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes Road. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Saturday

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - All games at 7 p.m. Chiefs vs. Tri-City. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 325-SEAT.

Youth and Teen Improv Classes - Each class will focus on storytelling, mime, environment creation, character development and spontaneity. Beginning/intermediate improv for ages 8-12 from 10-11 a.m.; Shortform Improv for ages 13-17 from 11 a.m.-noon. Registration required. Classes held Saturdays through Oct. 9. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $60/five weeks. (509) 747-7045.

Fido Fete, A Community Dog Festival - A celebration of dogs and the people who love them. Live music, kids activities, dog contests, dog fashion parade, dog blessing, dog tricks and dancing, photo booth (get your picture taken with your dog) adoptable dogs, pet licenses, vaccinations, chip IDs, festive food, vendor booths. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 3151 E. 27th Ave. (next to Thornton Murphy Park). Free admission. (509) 443-3944.

Fallen Leaf Run for SIDS - 28th annual 5K run to benefit Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Relatively easy course along the Spokane River and Centennial Trail. Top overall ribbons will be awarded within each age/gender category and also person who raises most pledges receives a prize. All donations must be turned in the morning of the race to be eligible for prize. Register on line at www.active.com; visit ww.nwsids.org to download a registration and pledge form or call. 9 a.m.-noon. Mirabeau Point Park. $20/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 456-0505.

Ook and Gluk Celebration - Hey Captain Underpants fans! Dav Pilkey’s new book “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future” is finally here. Come hear a sample, learn to speak Caveman and take home some cool activity pages. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Tuesday

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

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

North Spokane Young Life Fall Fundraising Dessert - Annual fundraiser to benefit North Spokane Young Life’s work with North Spokane middle and high school students. Reservations are required. 7 p.m. Service Station Coffee House, 9315 N. Nevada St. Donation. (509) 484-6915.

Wednesday

Brightest Stars Fundraising Breakfast and Starlight Citizen of the Year Reception - Presented by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Trish McFarland, executive director of YWCA of Spokane, will be recognized as the Starlight Citizen of the Year. Attendees will also learn more about the organization’s mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their fear, pain and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Event will also feature Grammy Award-winning pianist/vocalist/composer, John Fluker. 7:30-9 a.m. Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Ballroom, 303 W. North River Drive. Free admission, but reservations are required. (509) 474-2820.

Toddler Storytime (Shadle) - For ages 18 months-3. 10 a.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Preschool Storytime (Shadle) - For children 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Ongoing

Apple Festival - Every weekend through Oct. 31. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.

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