October 25, 2012 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Walk-in tours of the Waste to Energy facility will not be offered from November through February. Tours for groups of 10 or more will still be scheduled according to staff availability. Call to schedule a group tour. Walk-in tours will resume March 6. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Items for all ages at discounted prices to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rock Pointe III, 1330 N. Washington St., hallway near Rock Café. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.

Author Donna Love - Award-winning author of illustrated books that entertain while they teach children about nature, her latest is “The Wild Life of Elk.” Love will sign copies of her books 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

It’s Your Move (North) - For teens. Play Wii, board and card games. Also enjoy snacks. 4 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road Free. (509) 893-8350.

Ongoing

Hillyard’s Haunted House of Terror - In Hillyard, come and get scared. Today through Wednesday. Weekdays, 7-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m.-midnight. 5612 N. Market St. $7. (509) 230-3730.

Friday

Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Discover what is lurking in the locker rooms and what is waiting to petrify you on the pool deck. Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.

Haunted House - Outbreak, Rise of the Zombie Hunters, annual fundraiser presented by West Valley City School. Hours are 7-10 p.m. daily. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/advance, $7/door. (509) 921-2836.

Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Items for all ages at discounted prices to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rock Pointe III, 1330 N. Washington St., hallway near Rock Café. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.

Creepy Hallow - A Haunted Village - 7-11 p.m. Two paths available. Northwest Renaissance Festival, 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $5 per path. (509) 276-7728.

Health and Wellness Fair - An event featuring free health screenings, workshops, and resources for families. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Calvary Spokane, 511 W. Hastings Road. Free. (509) 444-3066.

St. John’s Cathedral Family Dance and Potluck - Family potluck at 6 p.m. Dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. All dances are called by Susan Dankovich and Retta Hill, instructors of the Silver Spurs Youth Folk Dancers. All ages are welcome. 6 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, Community Room, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509)533-9966.

Theater Arts for Children’s Halloween Dance - A fun and safe Halloween dance for your teen or tween. Costumes are not required, but there will be a costume contest, for ages 10-18. 8 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 995-6718.

Saturday

Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Discover what is lurking in the locker rooms and what is waiting to petrify you on the pool deck. Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.

Haunted House - Outbreak, Rise of the Zombie Hunters, annual fundraiser presented by West Valley City School. Hours are 7-10 p.m. daily. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/advance, $7/door. (509) 921-2836.

Creepy Hallow - A Haunted Village - 7-11 p.m. Two paths available. Northwest Renaissance Festival, 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $5 per path. (509) 276-7728.

Freaky Farms & Haunted Hollow - Haunted house, petting zoo, silent auction, phantom photo booth, kids activities, gunnysack races. Proceeds donated to Cowgirls & Women Warriors, a benefit for female veterans. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cowgirl Co-op, 20424 N. Dunn Road, Colbert. $7/general, free/age 3 and younger. (509) 990-4496.

Halloween Storytime and Craft - We’ll read books about trick or treating, costumes, jack-o’-lanterns. Then we’ll make a spooky ghost decoration to hang at home. 1 p.m. Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.

“Stealing Air” Launch Party - Children’s author Trent Reedy, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, talks about his newest book for middle readers, “Stealing Air.” When Brian moves to rural Iowa he makes friends with two other boys as they bond over building a secret airplane. Refreshments. 2 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Harvest Festival - Climb, crawl and bounce around the obstacle courses and bouncy houses. Collect candy for your treat bags as you go. Spooky hay ride and treats from the concession stand. 4 p.m. Mountain View Gymnastics, 1100 Garfield Road Suite B, Airway Heights. Tickets are 4 for $1. (509) 244-7061.

Author Julie Asay - The author will be signing her children’s book, “I Wish I Had a Twin Brother,” a story of a little boy who imagines all the wonderful – and wicked – things he would do. 4-7 p.m. Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.

Sunday

Freaky Farms & Haunted Hollow - Haunted house, petting zoo, silent auction, phantom photo booth, kids activities, gunnysack races. Proceeds go to Cowgirls & Women Warriors, a benefit for female veterans. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cowgirl Co-op, 20424 N. Dunn Road, Colbert. $7/general, free/age 3 and younger. (509) 990-4496.

Peanut and Tree Nut Free Trunk-or-Treat - Trunk-or-treat event for kids with severe food allergies. This will be safe for kids with peanut and tree nut food allergies. Wear a costume, if you would like; dress kids in their costumes. Bring only peanut-free and tree-nut-free treats or other Halloween themed items to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Invite families with these types of allergies. 3 p.m. Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free.

Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest - German dinner, bier garden and wine with German music. 4-8 p.m. Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. $9/adults, $5/children.

Monday

If You Build It They Will Come (Downtown) - Presented in connection with the “Discover Tech” exhibit focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Learn the ins and outs of building a park. 4-6 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Wednesday

Halloween Preschool Storytime and Craft – Dress in your Halloween costume, hearspooky stories, make our own trick-or-treat bags and trick or treat! around the store. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Kids Halloween Carnival - Free event with lots of games and prizes, a huge slide, free food, visit with McGruff, the fire department and a balloon-making clown. For children ages 10 and younger. 6 p.m. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free. (509) 325-0183.

Trick-or-Treating at River Park Square - 6-9 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free.

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