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Thu., April 14, 2011

Today

Send a Friend a Goat – Benefits Wishing Star Foundation, granting wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Send a goat to an unsuspecting friend or co-worker on the day of choice. The recipient will be asked to make a donation to Wishing Star to pay for the removal of the goat. $50. (509) 744-3411.

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Ongoing

Mobius Kids Classes - A variety of classes and camps will be offered through April 30 for ages 2-10. Visit www.mobiusspokane.org to view the full list and details. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5-$35. (509) 624-KIDS.

Friday

Women’s Show - Beauty, fashion, health and entertainment. 5-8 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $7/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 220-0145.

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

Discovering Spring - An environmental awareness celebration with a tree planting ceremony and other activities. The day also marks the season opening of the playground. 3-5 p.m. Discovery Playground, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 720-5411.

Saturday

Women’s Show - Beauty, fashion, health and entertainment. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $7/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 220-0145.

5K Heart Run - Hosted by Central Valley PTA Council’s Heart in Hand Outreach, which supports the CV school district’s students and family that find themselves in temporary or transitional housing, distribute Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas gifts and propane for heat. Park in east parking lot, check-in and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. at concessions next to track; enjoy a fairly flat course around the U-Hi neighborhood, race starts at 9 a.m. Register at online,www.active.com/running/ spokane-valley-wa/2nd- annual-5k-heart-run-2011. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $15 by Thursday; $20/late registration. (509) 701-1912.

Whitworth University Hawaiian Club Luau - 41st annual event. Presented by the Whitworth College Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawaii (The Heart of Hawaii). Doors open and dinner begins at 6 p.m.; entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Whitworth University Fieldhouse, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $20/adults, $15/students with ID, $10/ages 6-12, free/ages five and younger. (509) 777-3796.

5K Community Fun Run - Fourth annual event. Register at www.active.com/5k-race/ spokane-valley-wa/community- fun-run-2011. 9 a.m.-noon. CenterPlace/Centennial Trail, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $14/with T-shirt. (509) 279-9242.

Community fun run - 5k course on a virtually flat riverside section of the Centennial Trail between Center Place and Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. Sponsored by The Arc of Spokane and Washington Parks Department. Up to 10 individuals can participate on a team for a reduced rate. 9 a.m. 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $14/individual, $50/team, free/children under 5. (509) 279-9242.

Japanese Stories and Origami (Japan Week) - Celebration of Japan week with some traditional stories and origami. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore /Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Japan Week Origami Storytime - Join us in for some fun crafts to celebrate Japan week. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Puppet Show - “The Boogie Woogie Puppet Show.” Enjoy a puppet variety show with singing and dancing. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, Lower Level, 808 S. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 448-8911.

Authors Louise Borden and Kelly Milner Halls - As part of the Get Lit! Festival offerings, children’s author Borden will share her books that are infused with American history and finding ordinary characters who do extraordinary things. Her books include: “Across the Blue Pacific” and “The Little Ships.” Well-known local author Milner Halls will also be sharing her recent book, “Saving the Baghdad Zoo: A True Story of Hope and Heroes.” Join us at the 13th annual Get Lit! Festival. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Japan Week Opening Procession (Japan Week) - Noon-1 p.m. River Park Square main level and Kress Gallery on third level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304.

Earth Day Storytime - Earth Day is just days away, join us for some stories that will make you want to “go green.” Noon. Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.

(509) 467-0135.

Earth Day Celebration - Second annual event with plenty of information, products and money saving ideas on how to better our planet and conserve energy. Open to the public and refreshments will be served. 1-3 p.m. Orchard Crest, 222 S. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-2222.

Free Carnival - Wishing Star is hosting the event featuring baby goats as well as a bounce castle, cotton candy and balloons. The petting zoo kicks off Wishing Star’s “Send a Friend a Goat” fundraiser running from April 11-15. For more information about “Send a Friend a Goat” visit www.wishingstar.org 1-3 p.m. 10903 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 744-3411.

Rockford Frog Regatta Festival - The annual event includes free hot dogs and free games for kids of all ages, plus a frog regatta in the creek. Frogs are $5 at the event or in advance. Benefits the Rockford Lions Club in support of youth and community activities. 1 p.m. Rockford City Park, Rockford. Free admission, $5/frog.

“Behold Jesus! The Drama” - Spokane Dream Center presents this 14th annual Easter production. Each year new scenes are added. There will be two shows: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. First come, first seated. Also streamed live at www.spokanedreamcenter.org. 1-8:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 924-2630.

Author Suzanne Morgan Williams - She dares to research in adventurous settings including the Canadian Arctic, Nevada’s U.F.O. Area 51, and the world of bull riders. Find out all about her research and resulting books, and listen to a reading by the winner of the KSPS essay contest, “Telling the American Story.” After writing 11 nonfiction books for children ages 10-14, she has written a novel, “Bull Rider.” Join us at the 13th annual Get Lit! Festival. 1-1:45 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts (Japan Week) - Kendo and Iaido demonstration by Spokane Kendo and Iaido Club. 1 p.m. River Park Square, Kress Gallery, third floor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 465-5307.

Author Michael Harmon - Young adult author writes of nonconformist teens who throw off the structures that hold them down. In “Brutal,” a mother sends her punk-rock daughter to live in suburbia. In his forthcoming fiction, “The Chamber of Five,” 16-year-old Jason decides to overthrow a private school’s oppressive power elite. Join us at the 13th annual Get Lit! Festival. 2-2:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Sunday

Women’s Show - Beauty, fashion, health and entertainment. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $7/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 220-0145.

Spokane River Run - 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K trail run with all four distances primarily run on single-track trail with some wide paths at the beginning of the course. All distance are full loops (no laps). Garfield Elementary School APPLE program benefits from the event, which parent volunteers operate. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Riverside State Park. Cost varies by race length. (509) 710-7760.

Tuesday

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

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.

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

“Vanishing of the Bees” Film - Presented by Inland Northwest Land Trust. Watch this family-friendly film to learn more about the role of honeybees in our lives and learn what you can do to help. A 15-20 minute question and answer segment will follow the 90-minute film. Arrive before the film starts at 7 p.m. and enjoy booths in the lobby featuring local beekeeping groups. 7-9 p.m. 25 W. Main Ave. $5 donation. Includes a bee information packet, seeds to plant for your backyard pollinators and organic honey treats. (509) 328-2939.

Wednesday

Storytime - For ages 2-5. Library locations include: Medical Lake, 321 E. Herb St. (509) 893-8330; Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 893-8260; Cheney, 610 1st St. (509) 893-8280. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet - 19th annual event honoring Spokane high school senior scholars. Keynote speaker will be Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Tickets available by phone or sending a check to Spokane Scholars Foundation, P.O. Box 1278, Spokane, WA 99210. 6 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $30. (509) 838-8568.


 

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