April 7, 2011 in Washington Voices

Family Calendar



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

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


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

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. 10:30 a.m. Free.


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

SCC Flower and Garden Show - Presented by Spokane Community College. Featuring floral and garden exhibits; a judged flower show; six lectures/demonstrations with notable gardeners; fresh flower market; and a magical sprout room where children can plant a pot or make an arrangement. Speakers will include The Spokesman-Review’s garden columnist, Pat Munts, and KXLY’s “garden lady,” Phyllis Stephens. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 624-3457.

Melanie Watt Storytime - Watt has a new book, “You’re Finally Here.” Come listen to the new book being read aloud, along with some old favorites. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Poetry Storytime and Activity - April is National Poetry Month, and we’ve got some wonderful poems to share. Then, try 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 The 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.

Lilac City Rollergirls - Roller Derby Bout. She Wolves vs. Tacoma’s Femme Fianna. 6 p.m. Roller Valley Skate Center, 9415 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $7/ students/seniors, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 924-7655 or (509) 220-9103.

Horse Show - Open schooling horse show. Open to all breeds and show levels. 8:30 a.m.-midnight. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Spokane Valley. $7 per class; $1 off per class with nonperishable food donation. (509) 951-8053.


“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. Preregistration required by today. Event is next Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 477-2048.


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.

Preschool Storytime (Valley) - For ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Toddler Storytime (Moran Prairie) - For ages 18 months-3. 10:30 a.m. Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

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

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