July 5, 2012 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Interested in knowing what happens to our garbage? Walk-in groups of 10 or fewer are welcome at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Group tours for more than 10, individuals with special needs, and classrooms can be arranged by calling ahead. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

Audubon Park Concerts - Wingspan, a Washington Air National Guard Band. Free concerts at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Audubon Park, 3405 N. Milton Ave. Free.

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.

Ongoing

Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater - Thursday-Friday, “Adventures of Tintin” (PG); Monday-Friday, “Kung Fu Panda” (PG). Shows are at 9:30 a.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free admission; jumbo popcorn is $6. No outside food or drinks allowed. (509) 327-1050.

Riverfront Park Attractions - Pavilion rides are open daily through Labor Day. The Giant Screen IMAX, Carrousel, SkyRide and Mini-Golf open daily and Pony Rides are available Saturdays-Sundays for an additional cost. Check website for hours of operation: www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Day Pass: $16.95/on the website; $19.95/in person. (509) 625-6601.

Friday

$1 Friday Fun Night At Riverfront Park - Each Friday night from 5-9 p.m., enjoy $1 rides on the pavilion attractions. Offer excludes SkyRide Over the Falls and Tour Train. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.

Northwest Big Brass Bash - Festival recital. 5 p.m. at the Red Lion Inn at the Park, featuring young artists and regional professionals. Free and open to the public. (800) 733-5466.

Drums! Spokane Taiko (Downtown) - Appropriate for school-aged children. Enjoy Japanese drumming with Spokane Taiko. 2 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Sizzling Salsa Dancing - Family-friendly event with Simply Dance Studio. There will be dance lessons at 6 and 8 p.m. Live DJ all night. 5 p.m. Ciao Mambo, outdoor patio, 818 W. Riverside Ave. $5. (509) 315-4447.

Saturday

South Perry Summer Outdoor Movies - “E.T.” (PG). Movie starts at dusk. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647.

2012 Judo Junior Nationals - Presented by U.S. Judo Federation and U.S. Judo Association. Doors open to the public at 8 a.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 279-7000.

Northwest Renaissance Festival - Weekends through July 22. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy entertainment including knights, peasants and gypsies, battle chess, mud beggars, music, merriment and jousting. 6493 Hwy 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls $10/adults, $6/ages 6-12 and seniors. (509) 276-7728.

Northwest Big Brass Bash - 3 p.m. Tuba concert in Riverfront Park. Hear more than 50 tuba and euphonium players in concert. Free and open to the public. (800) 733-5466.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. Free.

Moran Prairie Strawberry Festival - Vendors, car show and strawberry shortcake. 10 a.m. Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S. Palouse Hwy. Free admission. (509) 443-2263 or coquille@live.com.

Robot Cookie Bash - Read some fun stories about robots including “Cookiebot.” Make your own robot costume to take home and enjoy some cookies. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Summer Celebration - Hear some wonderful new stories, and then make some tissue paper butterflies. 1 p.m. Auntie’s at the Square, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.

Sunday

2012 Judo Junior Nationals - Presented by U.S. Judo Federation and U.S. Judo Association. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 279-7000.

Monday

Mobius Science Center Summer Camps - Weeklong camps are through Aug. 24. Classes include: Billions and Billions!, CSI Spokane, Discover Your Inner Inventor, Kitchen Science, Lego Robotics, Pop Science, Science of Magic, The Science of Sports, Space Adventures and Final Frontiers and Up in the Air. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $250/non-members; $200/members. (509) 443-5669.

Tuesday

$1 Summer Movies Express - Spokane Valley Regal Theater - Two movies to choose from at 10 a.m. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. “Cats & Dogs: Revenge” and “Hugo.” Shows are rated G or PG. Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 922-2590.

Union Pacific Railroad 150th Anniversary Celebration - Union Pacific’s iconic E-9 locomotives will make a historic stop in Spokane. Streamliner Locomotives 951, 949 and 963B are the last of Union Pacific’s high-speed diesel-electric locomotives built for service on the memorable streamliner and domeliner passenger trains. The locomotives, along with the railroad’s traveling exhibit, The “Promontory” museum car, will be stationed behind the Spokane Depot. This community celebration will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a special presentation with Spokane Mayor David Condon at 11 a.m. Spokane Amtrak Depot, 221 W. First Ave. Free. (916) 789-6019.

Wednesday

$1 Summer Movies Express - Spokane Valley Regal Theater - Two movies to choose from at 10 a.m. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. “Cats & Dogs: Revenge” and “Hugo.” Shows are rated G or PG. Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 922-2590.

Brothers and Sisters Preschool Storytime and Crafts - Come read some stories about brothers and sisters of all ages, and then decorate a picture frame to take home and put a photo of your own siblings in. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Millwood Farmers’ Market - 3-7 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. Free.


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