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Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Bad Science Fridays! Today, “Popular Science,” sometimes it’s hard to tell good science from bad science when you hear about it on TV or on the internet. Judge some science and see how well you do! Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $10/adults, $7/ages 4-17, free/age three and younger. (509) 443-5669.

Indiana Bones Like the storytellers of old, Indiana Bones digs into ancient histories, mythologies, legends and stories, and makes them come to life with his unique storytelling abilities. Today, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Grange, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; and 2 p.m. at Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280.

Martial Arts at the Library Join martial arts group War Horse Karate to see them demonstrate some of these fascinating techniques. Appropriate for school age children. Today, 2 p.m., Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Lightning Bug Ball The evening will include dance lessons, photo shoot, cupcakes, Martinelli’s, games, dance and costume contests. Recommended for ages 3-11. Reservations requested. Today, 5-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $25/couple, $35/family of five. (208) 457-8950.

Summer Bridge Workshops for Kids Today’s youth is rediscovering the card game of bridge. Parents and/or grandparents are welcome to join. Each player gets a deck of cards and a hat at the completion of the workshop. Registration is required. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 688-0300.

Rose Lake Historical Society Centennial Picnic Celebration The reunion/celebration includes picnic-style chicken dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., cake, raffle and tours of the historic school. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rose Lake School, Idaho state Highway 3. Free. (208) 682-2643.

Party Enchantments Disney Princess Storytime Disney princesses from Party Enchantments lead a magical, sing-along storytime. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans” Martha hates green beans. When some mean, green bandits stroll into town, anyone who ever said “eat your green beans” is in big trouble. But when the beans kidnap Martha’s parents, Martha is forced to take action. Treats to follow. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

“Hands-on Learning: Thames and Kosmos Rubber Band Race Cars” We’re going on a learning journey with Thames and Kosmos, creators of fabulous science kits. Learn fun physics facts while building and playing with rubber band-driven race cars. You get to keep your car. For ages 7 and older. Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

“Happy Tooth and Sad Tooth” Blake McKinley, Spokane dentist, tells a story about a Happy Tooth and Sad Tooth as they journey through the preventive care of teeth and what it means to brush, floss and eat healthy foods. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Extreme Science with Radical Rick Science is totally cool when presented by Radical Rick. Whether he’s exploring forces, flames or finite temperatures he’s always got a smart trick up his sleeve. Appropriate for school age children. Saturday, 2 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Free Access Day at Washington State Parks A Discover Pass will not be needed Sunday to mark peak season free day. Washington State Parks. Free. (360) 902-8844.

Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival Celebrate all things huckleberry with a huckleberry pancake breakfast, live music for the family, huckleberry crafts and treats, a huckleberry pie eating contest and all kinds of kid’s activities. Sunday, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road. (208) 263-9555.

The Color Run - Spokane The Color Run 5K paint race event is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with friends and family. Participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes and sizes will join together for this color dash. Sunday, 8 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $30-$40. (855) 662-6567.

Eighth Annual Spokane Elks Lodge Car Show Benefits Washington Elks Children’s Therapy Program. Registration from 9-11 a.m.; Show ‘n Shine from 11 a.m.-noon; judging at noon, followed by awards. There are 16 classes of stock and customs from 1940-2010 for cars, along with awards for trucks, motorcycles, street rods and Corvettes. Music and food all day. Sunday, 9 a.m., Spokane Valley Elks, 2605 N. Robie Road, Spokane Valley. $15/registration, free to spectators. (509) 926-2328.

Art on the Edge Camp Elementary school-age children can learn Native American dance, arts and cooking. Members of the Bitterroot-Salish Tribe of Montana and four local chefs will help children explore the native culture through its arts and food. In addition to dance, the tribe will teach beadwork and work with campers to produce dance shields and crafts they can keep. Chefs will invite the children to help with food preparation. Camp will end with a performance that will incorporate all the arts from the week. Register by email. Monday, Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. $65/per week. (208) 818-3342.

Breakfast Preschool Storytime Pancakes, donuts and muffins! Oh my! Come down for a yummy muffin and stories surrounding the most important meal of the day. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Spy Training - Otis Orchards Your mission, should you choose to accept it: learn the art of becoming a super-secret agent! You’ll tackle the laser obstacle course, a minefield, catapult training, code-breaking, and more. So bring your best sleuthing and stealth skills, and we’ll provide the rest! Grade 4 and older. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

“The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes” Beatrice Bottomwell has never made a mistake … never forgets her homework, never wears mismatched socks, and she always wins the yearly talent show at school. She is perfect, until one day she makes a mistake in a big way. Cookies follow. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.


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