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Mon., Aug. 15, 2011


Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater - Showing today-Friday, “The Karate Kid” (2010) rated PG. All shows are at 9:30 a.m., Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 327-1050.


Grant County Fair - Today-Saturday. Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake. $7/general, $5/ages 13-17, $2/ages 8-12, free/age 7 and younger.

$1 Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas - Doors open at 9 a.m. and two movies play at the same time (10 a.m.). Today-Thursday, “Despicable Me” (PG); and “Nanny McPhee Returns” (PG) Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley. $1. (800) 326-3264.

Safe Kids Free Car Seat Inspections - Safe Kids Kootenai County will conduct the car seat safety inspections. Noon-3 p.m., Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. Free. (208) 666-3742.


Basic Training for Teens Etiquette and Image Boot Camp - Presented by Image by M. Brandner. For ages 12-16. Two-day camp. Topics will include: first impressions, technology etiquette, posture, interviewing tips, dining skills and more. Held today from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. Register by calling (509) 688-5892 or email monica CenterPlace, 2416 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to a farmyard story. Also make a craft and enjoy a treat. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.


Pend Oreille County Fair - Today-Sunday. Activities include live music every day, Professor Bamboozle-Magician, Super Science Company, pie contest, livestock judging, horse events, rodeo on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Antique tractors and machinery exhibits. 419152 Highway 20, Cusack, Wash. $6/age 13 and older; $2/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger; admission is good all four days. (509) 448/1367.


Bonner County Rodeo - Today and Saturday. Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint. (208) 263-8414.

National Lentil Festival - Today: free lentil chili, live music, arts and crafts, microbrew tasting tent, food, information booths, and games; Saturday: lentil pancake breakfast, fun runs, bike ride, parades through downtown Pullman. Visit 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.

Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Show Festival - Includes wooden boats, food, vendors, and entertainment. Coeur d’Alene Resort Boardwalk Marina. Free. (208) 415-0110.

Y.E.S. Kids Carnival/Resource Fair Fundraiser - Today and Saturday. Carnival and Bluz Camp will include food, bands, vendors, movies, arts and crafts, games, and information on resources for youth mental health, education, drug-free living, and recreational issues. Resource fair is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with Bluz Camp child care available from 6 p.m.-1 a.m., City Park on Maine St., Spirit Lake, Idaho. (208) 691-9153.

Carnival Community Block Party - Serving pancakes for breakfast followed by hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and all the carnival foods. Game booths and jump castles. Presented by Royal Plaza and Lilac Plaza Retirement Centers. All proceeds will be donated to Meals on Wheels and Mordecai, which is part of Olive Crest. Open to the public. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 300 E. Wedgewood Ave. (509) 483-7136.

“Earth” - Outdoor showing of the Disney/BBC feature-length documentary. Free snacks will be offered. 9 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.


South Perry Summer Theater - Outdoor movie. “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” (PG). Movie begins at dusk. Bring your own chairs. The Shop Parking Lot, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647.

Hauser Lake Daze - The fishing derby kicks off in the early morning with judging later in the afternoon with prizes from Cabela’s. Music of “The Angela Marie Project” and food from local vendors available for purchase. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on the west side of the lake. The Hauser volunteer firefighters will provide a demonstration and contest near the Hauser Fire Station. There will also be a petting zoo and dunk tank, a kids zone and more. Hauser Park, Hauser, Idaho. (208) 773-7800.

Unity in the Community - 17th annual Inland Northwest’s largest multicultural celebration. Celebrate diversity, culture and vitality of the Spokane community with activities, entertainment and community resources. Cultural Villages, interactive children’s center, free K-8 school supplies and free children’s helmets and fittings (until noon), health, education and career fair, art, live music and main stage performances all day. This year’s event carries the theme, “Local Action, Global Vision,” which represents the business, educational and cultural communities of our region. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverfront Park. Free. (509) 951-0329.

Bark For Life - American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event for people and their dogs. Featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, booths, games, demonstrations, contests and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Life Care Center and Garden Plaza, 2800 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. (208) 620-0175.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “The World Champion of Staying Awake” by Sean Taylor and Jimmy Liao. Also make a craft and enjoy a treat. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Rodeo and Cowboy Storytime - Listen to stories about the Wild West, cowboys and cowgirls. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spooky Storytime - Listen to some spine-tingling tales and share some of your own. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.


Community Music Day - Second annual event with free music lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, voice, trumpet, sax, clarinet, piano, flute, percussion and more. Free class demonstrations and musical performances. Bring a picnic lunch. Noon-6 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Free. (509) 326-9516.


Children’s Book Reading and Family Activities - Cougar Cub Tales for all ages, Mondays from 3-7 p.m. Family Activities, second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Human Rights Education Institute, 414 Mullan Ave., corner of Mullan and Northwest Boulevard on the edge of City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-2359.

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. Monday: “Remembering When - Nat Park;” Tuesday: “Remembering Spokane;” Wednesday: “Reflections by the River - EXPO ‘74;” Thursday: America’s Landlocked Navy - The Farragut’s WWII Memories;” and Friday: “Sculpted by Floods - The Northwest Ice Age Legacy.” Imax Theatre, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6001.

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

Riverfront Park Friday $1 Family Fun Night - Friday nights from 5-9 p.m. through Sept. 2, Pavilion Rides, mini-golf and the Looff Carrousel are $1 each. The SkyRide and tour train are not included. $1 hot dogs are available at the Pavilion restaurant. 507 N. Howard St. $1 per ride. (509) 625-6601.

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