February 10, 2011 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 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.

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.

Ongoing

Soccer Sign-up for Spokane Valley - Youth Soccer for ages four and older. Games on Saturdays from April 9 to May 21. Practices start mid-March. $35. (509) 924-7661.

Youth Soccer sign-up - Youth soccer league for ages four and older. Games in city area on Saturdays from April 9 to May 21. Practices will start a few weeks prior to games on a weekday evening (determined by coaches). $35. (509) 747-5017.

“Willy Wonka” - Spokane Children’s Theatre will present this musical based on Roald Dahl’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and featuring music from the 1971 movie version starring Gene Wilder. Shows Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 19 at 1 and 4 p.m. Performances on Saturday will be signed for the hearing impaired. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $12/adult, $10/children. (509) 328-4886 or (800) 325-SEAT.

2011 Spokane International Auto Show - Saturday-Tuesday. Sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, twenty-seven auto manufacturers representing Spokane’s new car dealers will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting automotive technology. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $7/general, $6/seniors, free/age 12 and younger; admission good for all weekend. (509) 995-1100.

Friday

“It’s a Date!” - All ages. Blue Door Players will improvise a dating game show. Runs Fridays, through Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

2011 Spokane International Auto Show - Sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, twenty-seven auto manufacturers representing Spokane’s new car dealers will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting automotive technology. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $7/general, $6/seniors, free/age 12 and younger; admission good for all weekend. (509) 995-1100.

Baby Lapsit (Valley) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Chicken Hearts with Sandy and Magali - Homeschool class for children ages 6-10. How many “rooms” does a chicken heart have, and what happens in each of them? Learn and discover how animal hearts work. 10:30 a.m. Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. $10 members/$12 nonmembers. (509) 624-5437, ext. 0.

Sweethearts’ Date Night at Mobius Kids - Drop off your children so they can play games, make candy concoctions, participate in a scavenger hunt and watch “Finding Nemo” while you have a date night. Complimentary River Park Square parking pass included. Sponsored by River Park Square. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. $15 per child. (509) 624-5437, ext. 0.

Saturday

2011 Spokane International Auto Show - Sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, twenty-seven auto manufacturers representing Spokane’s new car dealers will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting automotive technology. 9-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $7/general, $6/seniors, free/age 12 and younger; admission good for all weekend. (509) 995-1100.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - All games at 7 p.m. Chiefs vs. Tri-City. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 325-SEAT.

“Expedition” - Short-form improv showcase presented by Blue Door Theatre. Suitable for all ages. Shows at 7 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. (509) 747-7045.

Valentine’s Cards and Keepsakes - For ages 3-5, 6-11. Make three keepsakes with gift cards. Pre-registration is required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $15. (509) 625-6200.

Clean Air Day at Mobius Kids - Enjoy green and clean activities including making recycled paper valentines. Join the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency and other organizations for various learning activities. 10 a.m. Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-5437, ext. 0.

Auntie Violet Storytime and Photos - Come down dressed in pink and red (or purple) to celebrate Valentine’s Day and get your picture taken with Auntie Violet. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Trent Reedy - Book reading and signing. Reedy grew up in Iowa, where he taught high school English. He served with the Iowa Army National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2004-2005. His experiences there inspired his first novel, “Words In The Dust,” about an Afghan girl, Zulaikha. She hopes the surgery offered by an American soldier will correct her cleft lip and solve all of her problems. Like everything else in Afghanistan, it’s not that simple. 1-2 p.m. Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Free admission. (509) 325-3001.

Sunday

2011 Spokane International Auto Show - Sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, twenty-seven auto manufacturers representing Spokane’s new car dealers will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting automotive technology. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street, Spokane Valley. $7/general, $6/seniors, free/age 12 and younger; admission good for all weekend. (509) 995-1100.

Tops in Blue World Tour - Air Force’s premier entertainment showcase featuring all active duty members. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and show is at 7 p.m. Open to the public. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 247-2619.

Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month. 8:30 a.m.-noon. McIntosh Grange, First and Lake Streets, Rockford. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.

Musical Heart Strings - Listen to beautiful orchestral music, refreshments and silent auction. 2-4 p.m. Mead Senior High School, 302 W. Hastings Road. $8/per person, free/age five and younger. (509) 465-7137.

Monday

Baby Lapsit (North) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Tuesday

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3 years. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10:30 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

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

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 2-5. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Kids Book Club - For children in grades 4-6. Discuss “Gregor the Overlander” by Suzanne Collins. Also swap and recommend books while enjoying games and snacks. 4 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

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.

Bingo night - Play Bingo the third Tuesday of every month for 25 cents a card. 7-8:30 p.m. McIntosh Grange, 319 S. First, Rockford. (509) 535-1165.

Wednesday

Toddler Storytime (Shadle) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 10 a.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

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

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 First St. (509) 893-8280. 10:30 a.m. Free.

After School Specials - “Have a Heart.” Use hearts, circles, triangles and more to create your own shape shifter. For school-aged children. A different activity will be offered each month. Library locations include: Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road (509) 893-8260; Deer Park, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300. 4 p.m. Free. (509) 893-8330.


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