August 11, 2011 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Free Summer Movies at Riverfront Park - Presented by the park and KSPS, a series of locally produced KSPS documentaries that highlight our region’s unique and interesting history. “America’s Landlocked Navy - The Farragut’s WWII Memories.” 9:45 a.m. IMAX Theater, Riverfront Park. Free. (509) 625-6001.

Ongoing

Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater - Thursday-Friday, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (PG); Monday-Friday, “The Karate Kid” (PG). All shows are at 9:30 a.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 327-1050.

$1 Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas - Doors open at 9 a.m. and two movies play at the same time at 10 a.m. Thursday, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie” (G); “Marmaduke” (PG); Tuesday-Thursday, “Despicable Me” (PG); and “Nanny McPhee Returns” (PG) Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley. $1. (800) 326-3264.

Friday

Free Summer Movies at Riverfront Park - Presented by the park and KSPS, a series of locally produced KSPS documentaries that highlight our region’s unique and interesting history. “Sculpted by Floods - The Northwest Ice Age Legacy.” 9:45 a.m. IMAX Theater, Riverfront Park. Free. (509) 625-6001.

Saturday

Walk for Wishes - Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nonprofit that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, for its third annual event. This family-friendly 5K walk for all fitness levels and ages. The course is conductive to strollers. Walkers are also encouraged to fundraise by obtaining donations from family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. and if they register online they can create their own fundraising Webpage. Online registration or a downloadable registration form is now available at nwmakeawish.kintera.org/ walkforwishes. Registration at 8:45 a.m., followed by walk at 9:30 a.m. Snacks and closing ceremony at 11 a.m. Mirabeau Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. $40. 1-800-304-9474.

Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - “Queen of the Sun.” Movies shown at dusk. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Peach Festival - Every weekend through Sept. 5. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff, Mead.

“Shop til You Rock” - Music-inspired mall tour featuring live music, fun interactive activities designed exclusively for teens, games, prizes and more. Meet the band after each performance. Manika (ma-NEE-ka) is a 17-year-old emerging pop artist. Shows at 1 and 5 p.m. NorthTown Mall, first level at Sears Court, Division Street at Wellesley Avenue. Free. (310) 854-8104.

Kids Day 2011 - 27th annual outdoor fair for children up to age 12. Profit and Non-profit businesses will set up free activities including: a bean bag toss, inflatables, face painting, baseball games, basketball toss, coloring, karate demos and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Riverfront Park. Free. (509) 242-2506.

The Backwater Savants - Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association will be playing for all ages. Presented as part of Spokane County Library District’s Adult Summer Reading Program - Music Series. 7 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Monday

The Spanish Guitar - Guitarist John Paul Shields introduces us to the roots, life and travel of one of the world’s most popular instruments. Presented as part of Spokane County Library District’s Adult Summer Reading Program - Music Series. 6:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Tuesday

Family Story Evening - All ages are welcome. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed toy. Library locations include: North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday

Spokane’s Got Talent Auditions - Held Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m. in August. Looking for musicians, dancers, singers, jugglers, magicians, or any other performance arts. Great prizes including an all expense paid trip to audition for “America’s Got Talent.” Pre-register at: http://bit.ly/m5g9uU A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Free to audition; open to public. (509) 720-7736.


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