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Today

“Fire in the Sky” Regional Rocket Launch - Rocketeers from the Northwest will fly rockets, from small model rockets to high-power rockets. Bring your own rockets to sharpen your flying skills or simply watch some of the Pacific Northwest’s best rocketeers at work flying their rockets up to 14,000 feet above the ground. Rocket launching to commence at 8 a.m., Sportsman’s Club, one-quarter mile east of Mansfield on Highway 172, Mansfield. $30 per flier (or $40 per family) for the weekend; $5 per spectator per day. (425) 246-1233.

Tuesday

Storytime at Rosalia Library - For children 2-5 years of age. 11 a.m., Rosalia Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave., Rosalia, Wash. (509) 523-3109.

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.

Wednesday

Sandpoint High School Band Concert - 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-9191.

Thursday

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions - 2 p.m., Washington State University, Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman. $19-$24. (800) 325-SEAT.

Family Geocaching - Learn the basics of this modern treasure hunt from REI professionals. Kid-friendly class will help participants learn the terminology, know what to look for at geocaching.com and learn how to set up caches of your own. Class will also discuss tips and tricks for families to try a safe geocaching adventure. This class is free. Space is limited. Reserve your spot at rei.com/spokane. 7-8:30 p.m., 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.

Spring Showcase - Hosted by the Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team. All their routines from the 2010-’11 season. The show will include guest performances from Spokane Elite dance studio and talent show performances. 7 p.m., 6015 Mt. Spokane Park Drive. $5. (509) 465-7200.

Friday

Friends of the Deer Park Library Book Sale - Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday. Deer Park Auto Freight, 2405 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

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. today and Saturday. Hicks Open Market Building, 12435 W. 13th Ave., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

EWU Jazz Bash and Music Department Barbecue - Featuring Eastern Washington University instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles. 2 p.m., Sutton Park, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2241.

Saturday

Reardan Mule Days - Bike rally with mountain bikers meeting at the Sandifur ridge at 6 a.m. and road bikers meet at Denny’s Harvest Foods in Medical Lake at 7:30 a.m. and ride bikes to Reardan. Cruiser bikers meet at Reardan City Park at 9 a.m. Kiddie parade followed by annual parade at 10 a.m., followed by 3-on-on-3 basketball tournament in front of the high school, kids carnival, craft fair at the town park, food, fun, games, auto show. Reardan. Free. (509) 796-2102.

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions - Shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $11.25-$29.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Saturday Climbing - For all ages. Easy to moderate routes to choose from. Climbing gear will be provided. 1 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free for members; $5 for non-members. (509) 328-9900.

Kettle Falls Town and Country Days - Parade, car show, slam jam, children’s games, music, bag pipers. (509) 738-2198.

Hoops Over the Horizon - Horizon Middle School is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for ages 3-12. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University High School, west parking lot, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $100/team. (509)228-4940.

National Trails Day at Fish Lake Trail - Join the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition and REI at the Fish Lake Trail to celebrate National Trails Day. Come to the trailhead to pick up your 2011 Kids Adventure Journal. Bring your family, your bikes, your leashed pets, some work gloves, large push brooms and water bottles. Once the trail is free of trash and pine needles, you’ll have an opportunity to hike or bike. Register at rei.com/spokane. 9 a.m.-noon, Fish Lake Trailhead, off of Cheney-Spokane Road. Free. (509) 328-9900.

Spokane Valley Community Parking Lot Event - Kids carnival, fire truck, garage sale and vendors. Benefits Inland Northwest Baby and EastPoint Single Parent Pantry, two local nonprofits that support families in need. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., EastPoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 499-0670.

Friends of Lakeside Library Used Book Sale - 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 6176 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls. (509) 276-3329.

Third Annual Spokane Bridge Walk - Start time from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Veterans Court on the north bank of the Spokane River between Post and Monroe streets. Bridge Walk is an opportunity to walk, talk and take in the views and bridges of the Spokane River. Participants will walk a relaxed 4.5 mile loop that crosses 17 bridges in the heart of Spokane. Starting at the historical Monroe Street Bridge, you will make your way through Riverfront Park at your own pace and end at the Rotary Riverfront Fountain. Proceeds benefit Spokane Parks and Recreation Programs. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/bridgewalk. 9:30 a.m., 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane WA 99201-3317. $19/general; $12/ages 5-16. (509) 625-6200.

Flannel Stories for Earl Literacy Training - Make a story using flannel pieces. Please bring your own scissors. 3 STARS credits available. Register at www.scld.org

/stars_training.asp. 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Fun Day - Free for all children and youth with hearing loss. Free lunch provided. Events include water slide, field day events, water games, craft stations, tug of war, parachute, campfire building. Keynote speaker is Dr. Wendy Osterling. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane Community College, Big Foot Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 328-9220.

Great Strides Walk for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 3K walk along the Spokane river. Afterward, enjoy free David’s pizza and activities. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funds nearly all the medical research for CF. 10 a.m., Gonzaga University, Jundt Art Museum lawn. Free, donations accepted. (208) 660-9038.

West Valley Days - Parade to Millwood City Park, plus activities in the park including a silent auction, carnival games, vendors, food and a DJ. Eight children’s bikes will be raffled off for free; children must be present to win. Proceeds benefit West Valley SCOPE, which will donate to local charities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Millwood City Park. (509) 477-0629.

Monsters Craft Party - Listen to stories and make a paper monster. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Fractured Fairytales Storytime - Listen to fairy tales with a twist. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.

Sunday

Run the Inferno - 5K (3.1 mile) fun run/walk to benefit Crosswalk Teen Shelter providing health and recreation programs for the teens at the center. Register to cori.upton@gmail.com or call. 9 a.m., Roos Field at Eastern Washington University on Washington St., Cheney. $10/person, $40/team of four, includes T-shirts. (509) 531-9133.

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