September 6, 2012 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

T.W.I.N.E. - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire is a writing club for Spokane County teenagers in grades 6-12. No registration is required. We write fiction and poetry, and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. Sponsored by the Spokane County Library District, pen and paper and inspiration provided by SCLD. 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Day at the Races (Moran Prairie) - Build and race your own creation. 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free.

Ongoing

Spokane County Interstate Fair - Friday-Sept. 16. Includes live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Seniors get free admission on Monday; police, firefighters and military get free admission on Wednesday. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13. Kids 6 and younger/free. Visit www.spokanecounty.org/ fair/sif for a full schedule. (509) 477-1766.

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. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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.

Friday

PRCA Rodeo - 7 p.m. at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$7/adults, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT. Continues Saturday.

Saturday

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

Mobius Grand Opening Festival - Join Mobius Science Center and Mobius Kids Children’s Museum for a free day of family fun. Enjoy extreme science stage shows, hands-on science activities, fun arts and crafts, robotics, food vendors and more. Throughout the day there will be free, guided tours of the new 27,000-square-foot Mobius Science Center. Plus, visit the newly renovated Mobius Kids Children’s Museum and the grand opening of their new exhibit Wattson’s World, where you can learn about safety and conservation from Avista’s Energy Watchdog. Grand Opening Street Festival Sponsored by GSI, STCU, Eastern Washington University College of Science, Health and Engineering. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. downtown Spokane on Main Avenue (between Lincoln and Post streets). Free. (509) 444-2350.

Bike MS 2012 - The seventh annual ride for the Inland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The chapter will challenge cyclists to the 150-mile ride in order to raise money to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. This tour on the “Trails of the Coeur d’Alenes” is fully equipped with rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics, medical support, catered meals and a Saturday Night Celebration. 10 a.m. 818 E. Sharp Ave. $50/registration and $200 in pledges. (509) 482-2022.

Grandparents Day Storytime - Grandparents are some of the greatest people in the world. Come celebrate National Grandparents Day with some great stories and then make a card to give to your own grandparents. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Celebrating Cultures - Music and dance performances, art demonstrations and food for sale. Mexican dancers Los Bailadores del Sol, 6 Foot Swing-jazz band, Milonga-Latin band, Spokane Taiko-Japanese taiko drummers, Mayan weaver Maria Cuc and wax-flower corona artist Eva Castellanoz. Noon. Riverside State Park, Bowl and Pitcher, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. Free admission. Parked vehicles must display an annual Discover Pass ($30) or purchase a Day Use Pass for $10 at the gate. (509) 465-5064.

Chicken Storytime - Join for stories featuring our farm animal friends. 1 p.m. Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.

Sunday

SpokeFest - Celebrating the joy of cycling, the beauty of Spokane, healthy lifestyles and the environment. This ride has something for every rider, from the racers to the casual rider. Four routes to choose from: Classic River Loop: This 21-mile route covers some of Spokane’s most beautiful riding, including the Aubrey L. White Parkway, Riverside State Park and a finish atop Spokane Falls; Park Loop: A 1-mile loop entirely within Riverfront Park, with no street crossings; Spokane Falls Option: Shortcut the Classic River Loop into a nine-mile ride; Four Mounds Option: A 26-mile add-on to the Classic River Loop, for a total of 47 miles. SpokeFair, featuring vendors, interactive booths and all things “bike,” is open 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in Riverfront Park. Starts at Spokane Falls Blvd., between Post and Stevens. For more information, go to Spokefest.org.

Grandparents’ Day Celebration - For all ages. Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is organizing this event to celebrate the special grandparents and grandfriends in our lives. Enjoy food catered by Silver Café, entertainment by Eric Herman, a silent auction, and Grandparent of the Year contest. 1-4 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $15 per person, free/children ages 10 and younger. (509) 924-6976.

Monday

Day at the Races (North) - Build and race your own creation. 4 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free.

Wylie and the Wild West Show - Performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Wylie Gustafson is the coolest cowpoke around. Forget everything you hate about modern country, this guy is old-school cool. 7 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley $5-$7, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.

Tuesday

North Spokane Anime Club - For teens in grades six or above. Watch anime episodes, eat snacks and more. 3:30 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Jake Owen - Performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Country music including his most recent hit, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” 7 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$15, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.

Wednesday

Fall Preschool Storytime and Craft - The weather is changing and autumn is in the air. Come read our favorite stories of the season and then decorate an autumn wreath to take home. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

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

Day at the Races (Medical Lake) - Build and race your own creation. 3:30 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free.

Huey Lewis and The News - Performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Rock music band famous for songs “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This is It” and more. 7:15 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $15-$30, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.

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