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Mon., May 2, 2011

Today

Toddler Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Baby Lapsit (North) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 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 and times include: 10:30 a.m., Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

The Boogie Woogie Puppet Show - Puppet show. 10-10:45 a.m., Dance Center of Spokane, 1407 E. 57th Ave. Admission: $5 each or 4 guests for $17; free/children under 1; cash or check only. (509) 448-8911.

Storytime (Deer Park) - For ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Wednesday

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

Hallie Todd Studios Acting Classes - For ages 10-adult. Actress Hallie Todd of Disney’s “Lizzie McGuire” will be in Spokane to teach acting classes Thursday-Saturday with private coaching available today-May 9 by appointment. More information and online registration available at www.hallietoddstudios

.com. $75-$100. (818) 789-3760.

Thursday

Storytime at Tekoa Library - For ages 6 months-5 years. Held Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby, Tekoa, Wash. (509) 284-3121.

Ugandan Orphans Choir - The 10-member choir consists of five boys and five girls who entertain with cultural drumming, dancing and harmonies. Sponsored by the ministry of Childcare Worldwide. Northwest Christian Schools, 1412 W. Central Ave., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Free. (800) 553-2328.

“Honk!”- Lewis and Clark High School presents a contemporary comic adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” Shows today- Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.tigerdrama.com. Lewis and Clark High School Auditorium, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $8 at the door. (509) 354-7043.

Friday

“Treasure Island” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/ages 13 and older; $5/children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

“Tangled” - Outdoor Movie - Outdoor showing at dusk of this Disney animated film. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 434-5149.

Saturday

Free Comic Book Weekend - Merlyn’s - Starts daily at 10 a.m., with free sketches for children from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Costume contest with prizes, get your picture taken, winners will be contacted by phone. Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957.

Ugandan Orphans Choir - The 10-member choir consists of five boys and five girls who entertain with cultural drumming, dancing and harmonies. Sponsored by the ministry of Childcare Worldwide. Coeur d’Alene Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 111 E. Locust Ave., Coeur d’Alene, at 10:45 a.m. Free. 1 (800) 553-2328.

Cowboy Breakfast - Breakfast proceeds will go toward helping Mike Darrar who needs a lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis. Serving all-you-can-eat biscuits, sausage gravy and eggs. 8-11 a.m., Pleasantview School, 18724 W. Riverside Drive, Post Falls. $6/each, free/children age 7 and younger. (208) 755-9802 or (208) 777-8288.

Junior Lilac Parade and Storytime - Come to an early story time with Auntie Violet and then watch the Junior Lilac Parade. 9:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Junior Lilac Parade - 60th annual event and largest children’s parade in the nation, hosted by the Rotary Club of Spokane. The parade doubles as a competition for more than 8,000 middle and junior high school and elementary bands and drill teams along with multiple children’s organizations within the Inland Northwest. Parade route is available at www.spokane

Jrlilacparade.com 10 a.m., downtown Spokane. Free. (509) 991-8708.

2011 March for Babies - Walk to raise money for March of Dimes research and programs that promote the health of babies. 10 a.m.-noon, Gonzaga University, Jundt Art Museum, 202 E. Cataldo Ave,. Donation. (509 328-1920.

Free Comic Book Day - Thousands of free comics will be given away. Special appearances by Batman and Star Wars characters. 10 a.m., Northtown Mall, Division at Wellesley, first floor. Free. (509) 487-4175.

Free Comic Book Day - Giving away thousands of free comics. 11-7 a.m., The Comic Book Shop, 1401 N. Division St. Free. (509) 326-7018.

Family Fun Fair - Expo featuring parenting resources and activities for families. For tickets, call (800) 325-SEAT or visit www.ticketswest.com or pay at the door. Noon-6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center. $8/adults, free/ages 18 and younger. (509) 230-6398.

Mother’s Day Storytime - Come listen to some stories about mothers. Then make a card for your mom. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.

Community Preparedness Fair - Free child IDs, A-Z gardening tips, Dutch oven cooking, employment specialists, financial preparation, food storage, activities for children. Special guests include: Kootenai County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America and the Panhandle Health District. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Donate a can of food to help a local food bank and/or a toothbrush, comb, toothpaste, bar of soap, hand towel (no kitchen towels) for St. Vincent de Paul’s Hygiene Kits for their transitional housing center and family center. Noon-5 p.m., 2801 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-4413.

Spokane NeighborWoods Launch Party - Participate in planting trees at the new Public Market and enjoy a party with DJ music and dancing, a wine tasting, tacos, cupcakes and children’s activities. 5 p.m., 24 W. Second. Free. (509) 363-5495.

Sunday

Ugandan Orphans Choir - The 10-member choir consists of five boys and five girls who entertain with cultural drumming, dancing and harmonies. Sponsored by the ministry of Childcare Worldwide. Fourth Memorial Church, 2000 N. Standard St., at 10:30 a.m. Free. (800) 553-2328.

Musicfest Northwest Festival Week - The weeklong festival attracts over 1,000 entries every year. Nine divisions (Ballet, Brass, Flute, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Reeds, Strings and Voice) offer adjudicated classes for every skill level from elementary to post-graduate. Eight division winners from the Young Artist Section win a cash award and perform with the Spokane Symphony in the Young Artist Concert on May 11. Adjudicator’s choice winners from each division perform in the Festival Highlights May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Both May events take place at Bing Crosby Theater. Gonzaga University and Bing Crosby Theater. Festival viewing is free. (509) 327-3455.

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