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

Free Family Movie Series at HREI - “Finding Nemo” (G). 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs, concessions available for purchase. The Human Rights Education Institute, 414 W. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-2359.

Adventures in Peacemaking - For children 4-12 years of age. Event will offer exercises in peaceful conflict resolution, skill building, music, crafts. Pre-registration is required. Held today through Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln. Free. (509) 590-8624.

Kickin’ It at the Library (Moran Prairie) - For tweens in grades 4-6. Enjoy a Taekwondo demonstration by Jung Kim’s elite touring group. 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.


$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.) every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Showing today through Thursday, “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” (G); and “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” (PG). Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley. $1. (800) 326-3264.

Peach Boy a Kamishibai Tale - For children in grades K-5. Listen to a story told in the Japanese style of Kamishibai, make a craft and look at authentic Japanese costumes. Library locations and times include: 2 p.m., Airway Heights, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St.; 7 p.m., Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. Free.

Kickin’ It at the Library (Cheney) - For tweens in grades 4-6. Enjoy a Taekwondo demonstration by Jung Kim’s elite touring group. 1 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.


Drums! Spokane Taiko (South Hill) - Appropriate for school-aged children. Enjoy Japanese drumming with Spokane Taiko. Performances at 2 and 3:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

TWINE (Valley) - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire. For youth in grades six and up. Participate in creative-writing games and activities. Pen and paper will be provided. 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Bagpipes at the Library (Medical Lake) - For children in grades K-5. A drummer and piper will perform traditional Scottish music. 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.


Coeur d’Alene Outdoor Summer Concert - Ruth and Friends, Great American Songbook. 6:30-8 p.m., Riverstone City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.

World Festival Summer Reading Carnival - Features crafts, activities, and food from around the world. Participants should plan to bring a picnic lunch. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Kickin’ It at the Library (North) - For tweens in grades 4-6. Enjoy a Taekwondo demonstration by Jung Kim’s elite touring group. 1 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Drums! Spokane Taiko (Hillyard) - Appropriate for school-aged children. Enjoy Japanese drumming with Spokane Taiko. 3 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Fundraiser for Spencer Sanger – A 3-year-old with high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Car clubs are encouraged to come out and show off their cards. Funds raised will go toward travel and medical costs. 5:30-9 p.m., Go Go Burrito, 1902 W. Francis Ave. (509) 270-6777.

An Evening of Japan - Entertaining and educating about Japanese Culture. Martial arts demonstrations, drummers, family-oriented booths with origami, crafts, dolls, kimonos and Japanese food samples. 6-8 p.m., 6176 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls. Free. (509) 276-3329.


Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest Benefit - Two days of family bowling fun, today and Saturday. All proceeds to benefit seriously ill children and their families. Hugo’s on the Hill, 3023 E. 28th Ave. (509) 321-0799.

Riverfront Park Friday $1 Family Fun Night - Friday nights from 5-9 p.m. through Sept. 2, Pavilion Rides, mini-golf and the 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.

What the World Eats (Deer Park) - For tweens in grades 4-6. Play games and sample foods from around the world. 1 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

Birds of a Feather (Downtown) - For children in grades K-5. West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will bring live birds to the library. Held at 2 and 3:30 p.m. 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Late Night at Your Library - For youth in grades 3-5. Create, play games, eat snacks, sing and tell stories. Please wear old clothes in case you get messy. Pre-registration and signed permission slip required. Library locations include: North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 7-10 p.m.


Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - “Ponyo.” Shown at dusk, Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Deer Park Summer Concert Series - The Big Red Barn, bluegrass. 6-8:30 p.m., Mix Park, 301 W. Fourth, Deer Park. Free.

Outdoor Learning Center Open House - The West Valley School District’s Outdoor Learning Center, which is rarely open to the public, is planning a series of open houses. People can stop by and see the plants and live animals, which include an owl, snake and hawk. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E. Upriver Drive. (509) 340-1028.

Liberty Lake Days - Free carnival games, car show, vendors, music, contests and more. Registration for classic and collector vehicles begins at 11 a.m. Valve cover races at noon. Parking shuttle available from Liberty Lake Elementary. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Pavillion Park, corner of Molter Road and Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

American Girl Tea Party - Bring your dolls and don’t forget to dress up. All ages welcome. RSVP to Catherine or call. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spokanimal Adoption Event at Mobius Kids - Meet dogs and cats available for adoption. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.

Under the Sea Storytime - Time to hit the beach and listen to some stories about your favorite ocean creatures. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.


Royal Fireworks Festival & Concert - Grand finale concert featuring Allegro Baroque and Beyond’s 60-piece Royal Band, followed by fireworks display. Free. Reserved seating and buffet dinner, $60/person. Riverfront Park. (509) 455-6865.

Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series - Tuxedo Junction Big Band, swing. 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park downtown, Coeur d’Alene. Inclement weather moves the concert to the Resort Plaza at Third St. and Sherman Ave. Free. (208) 667-3162.

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