Hallie Todd Studios Acting Classes - For ages 10-adult. Actress Hallie Todd of Disney’s “Lizzie McGuire,” will be in Spokane to offer private coaching by appointment. More information and online registration available at www.hallie toddstudios.com. $75-$100. (818) 789-3760.
East Valley School District Special Meeting - The special school board meeting is to gather community input on upcoming plans to close Mountain View Middle School, change attendance boundaries and shift Skyview Elementary students to Otis Orchards Elementary. 6-8 p.m., Mountain View Middle School, 6011 N. Chase Road. (509) 924-1830.
Storytime at Rosalia Library - For children ages 2-5. 11 a.m., Rosalia Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave., Rosalia, Wash. (509) 523-3109.
Author Cheryl Kilodavis - Discussion at noon and signing of her book “My Princess Boy,” a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
STCU Workshop: “Prosper!” - Presented by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Family-friendly event. Adults will learn money management skills while children in grades K-3 will enjoy a money jar class and learning about saving, spending and sharing. A light dinner will be provided. For reservations, call (208) 619-4027; 5:30-7 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free.
Meet the Principal Candidates - Broadway Elementary principal Eileen Utecht is retiring and the top candidates to replace her will attend this community forum. Each candidate will talk about their background and answer questions from the audience. Those attending may submit written comment about the candidates that will be considered during the selection process; 6:30-8 p.m., Broadway Elementary, 11016 E. Broadway. (509) 228-5400.
East Valley School District Special Meeting - The special school board meeting is to gather community input on upcoming plans to close Mountain View Middle School, change attendance boundaries and shift Skyview Elementary students to Otis Orchards Elementary. 1-2:30 p.m., East Valley Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830. Then again from 6-8 p.m., Trent Elementary, 3303 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-1830.
2011 Young Artist Concert Musicfest Northwest - Young Artist winners from this year’s festival will perform with the Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara conducting. See talented future stars from our area chosen by nationally renowned judges. Each Young Artist won their division (brass, flute, classical guitar, piano, reed string, voice) and will perform concerto movements or operatic arias. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 327-3455.
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.
Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390; 11 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Friends of the Airway Heights Library Book Sale - Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. Held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hicks Open Market Building, 12435 W. 13th Ave., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.
Friends of the Deer Park Library Book Sale - Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Deer Park Auto Freight, 2405 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
Benefit Party for Free Cakes for Kids - Hosted by Market Vision. Featuring music by Kari Margeurite and the 76, wine, appetizers by Feast Catering chef Sylvia Wilson, desserts by Mizuna chef Alison Collins and entertainment. Event benefits Free Cakes for Kids, a local charity that prepares and delivers birthday cakes to underprivileged children in the community. For more information, email email@example.com. 6-8 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $15 at the door. (509) 325-8487.
Festival Highlights Concert Musicfest Northwest – The winning performances from the entire festival week. Performances from every division including ballet, brass, flute, classical guitar, piano, reed string and voice. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 327-3455.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Buy and sell new and gently used children’s clothing, toys and accessories. Sunday half-off sale. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Buildings 1 and 2, Coeur d’Alene. $3/Saturday, free admission on Sunday. (208) 699-0447.
Rummage Sale and Craft Fair - Food, crafts and rummage. Donations and vendors deadline is May 6. Contact by phone or firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Evergreen Elementary School, 215 W. Eddy Ave. Free. (509) 869-9662.
Six Skills of Early Literacy for Babies and Toddlers - Workshop will focus on the six pre-reading skills children need to know before they learn to read. Participants will become familiar with the skills and learn ways to help children master them. Participants will earn two STARS credits. 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Spokane Region FIRST Expo and FLL Competition - Come see how the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics programs, for students ages 6 through high school, challenge students to meet science and technology challenges, develop team-work, practice professionalism. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., two rounds of FLL “Body Forward” competition; 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., FRC Robot Demo from area high school teams; noon-1 p.m., information about starting a FIRST program in your school or organization. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., West Valley High School Commons, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. (Buckeye and Vista), Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-5488.
Friends of the Argonne Library Book Sale - Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. (509) 893-8260.
Health and Wellness Fair - Free to the public for all ages. Includes information booths, activities for children and free classes in Zumba, aerobics and martial arts. The gyms will be open for basketball, volleyball and pickleball. The free classes require pre-registration. Visit www.hubsportscenter.org for more details. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. (509) 927-0602.
Otis Orchards Parade and Fun Day - Bring your bike, horse or wagon to be in the parade. Events at Otis Orchards Elementary include a bike rodeo, antique car display, face painting and food vendors. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wellesley Avenue and Harvard Road. (509) 922-3150.
Chicken Storytime - Today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Listen to some stories to celebrate. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.
Air Force Band of the Golden West - Resident woodwind quintet of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. 2-3:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
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