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Today

“American Indian Heritage Week” - A week of events honoring the American Indian culture. Sponsored by the NIC American Indian Student Alliance and the Coeur d’Alene Casino. Most events are free. Today, 10 a.m., storytelling with Marie Poirier of the Blackfeet Tribe in Edminister Student Union Building Driftwood Bay Room; followed by a dancing exhibition of the Shooting Star Dancers of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe from noon-1 p.m. in the SUB Plaza. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-3365.

Spring Break Workshops for Kids - Drawing, sculpting, comic book construction and pop-up monster books will be taught. For more information visit www.tinmantoo.com. Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-3001.

Game On! - All ages welcome. Enjoy an afternoon of Nintendo Wii, board games and snacks. You’re welcome to bring any Wii or board games you’d like to share (rated E for everyone, please). Library locations include: Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; Medical Lake, 321 E. Herb St., (509) 893-8330. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Tuesday

“The Music Man”- Tony Award-winning musical about a traveling salesman who cons the citizens of River City into buying musical instruments for a band he promises to organize. Shows today-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Pend Oreille Pavillion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40. (509) 481-6700 or (800) 325-SEAT.

Wednesday

Wii Party - For ages 7-14. Play Wii games and enjoy snacks. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Colfax Library on Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Game On! - All ages welcome. Enjoy an afternoon of Nintendo Wii, board games and snacks. You’re welcome to bring any Wii or board games you’d like to share (rated E for everyone, please). Library locations include: Deer Park, 208 S. Forest Ave., (509) 893-8300; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., (509) 893-8390. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Thursday

Game On! - All ages welcome. Enjoy an afternoon of Nintendo Wii, board games and snacks. You’re welcome to bring any Wii or board games you’d like to share (rated E for everyone, please). Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280; Fairfield, 305 E. Main St., (509) 893-8320. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Friday

Folk Singer Bob Nelson - Hosted by Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Two shows, 12:30 p.m. for youth; and 7 p.m. for all ages. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Families can sell or buy gently used items for their growing families. Today, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana St., Spokane Valley. Today-Saturday: $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday free admission. (509) 536-2840.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” - Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pend Oreille Players presents Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic. Shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Runs today-Sunday and April 15-17. Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $10 in advance or $12 at the door/adults, $5/youth age 5-18. (509) 671-3389.

Game On! - All ages welcome. Enjoy an afternoon of Nintendo Wii, board games and snacks. You’re welcome to bring any Wii or board games you’d like to share (rated E for everyone, please). Library locations include: Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Saturday

“The Sleeping Beauty” - Presented by Ballet Idaho. Shows at 2 and 8 p.m. For tickets, call (208) 426-1494 or visit www.idahotickets.com. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, Idaho. $25-$55.

Spring Craft and Garden Show - Proceeds benefit the Lake City High School senior class drug-free party on graduation night. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake City High School, 6101 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $1/admission. (208) 691-2197.

Run for the Schools - The Coeur d’Alene School District along with Coeur d’Alene FIT are hosting a one-mile/5K fundraiser for local school PE programs. During check-in all participants will choose which school they want their registration money to go to. Pre-register by March 25 to order T-shirts. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $5/one mile, $15/advance, $20/day of race for 5K. (208) 755-6117.

Melanie Watt Storytime - Listen to the author’s latest book, “You’re Finally Here.” 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Free Museum Day - Featuring new exhibits. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-3448.

Spring Kids Fest - An afternoon of family friendly activities will be offered including make-and-take crafts, face painting, music, prizes. Please bring your camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m.-noon. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 926-5575.

Poetry Storytime and Activity - Join in celebrating National Poetry Month by listening to poems and writing some yourself. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.

KPBX Kids’ Concert - “Celebrating Django Reinhardt” with Hot Club of Spokane. 1 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-5729.

Author Meghan Nuttall Sayres - Reading her teen novel “Anahita’s Woven Riddle,” about a young Persian woman who holds a contest in which potential suitors must correctly answer the riddle she has woven into her wedding carpet. 1-2 p.m., Tinman Too Bookstore, 811 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 325-3001.

Sunday

Horse Show - Open schooling horse show. Open to all breeds and show levels. 8:30 a.m., Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane Valley. $7 per class; $1 off per class with non-perishable food donation. (509) 951-8053.

Ongoing

April Children’s Programs at Hayden Library - Mother Goose Time (ages 0-2), Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Tales for 2’s (ages 2-3), Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Literacy Play Group (ages 0-5), Fridays, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool storytime (ages 3-5), Mondays, 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Storytime (ages 3-6), Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Stories with Spruce (a little poodle), Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Lapsit (ages 0-3), Thursdays, 10:30-11:50 a.m.; Literacy Play Group (ages 0-5), Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 772-5612, Ext. 120.

“Wings of Beauty”- Presented by the Washington State University Extension in cooperation with the Washington Butterfly Association. Learn about the natural history of butterflies, butterfly gardening and identification of butterflies in the Spokane area. Speaker will be Idie Ulsh, founding president of the Washington Butterfly Association. All ages welcome. Pre-registration required by April 11. Event will be held on April 14 from 7-8:30 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 477-2048.

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