August 15, 2013 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Anime - Spokane Valley - Watch fun movies, eat snacks and hang out. For sixth-graders and older. 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Ongoing

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Thursday-Sunday. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this vibrant musical parable. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $19/adults, $17/seniors/military, $10/students. (509) 325-2507.

Spokane Indians Baseball - All weekday games at 6:30 p.m., Sunday games at 3:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday: Indians vs. Hillsboro Hops, Wednesday: Indians vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$11. (509) 535-2922.

Friday

Free Movies in Liberty Lake - “Bolt.” Rated PG. Movies shown at dusk. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Summer Horse and Carriage Rides - Fridays in August; 5-9 p.m. The rides are first come, first served. No reservations are required. Each guest will receive a complimentary flower from Peters and Sons Floral. Sponsored by STCU. Main Avenue and Wall Street. Free.

Fundraiser for Theater Arts for Children - Car wash, bake sale, lemonade stand and garage sale. 8 a.m. Genesis Church, 819 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 995-6718.

Outdoor Early Learning - The Foundation for Early Learning is loaning the Library their “UNI,” a group of lightweight stackable cubes and filled with books and toys meant to engage children and families. The goal of the UNI program is to create a gathering place for neighbors to read and learn together. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

“The Prince of Egypt” - Outdoor animated movie. Rated PG. Free snacks provided. 9:30 p.m. Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

Saturday

Peach Festival - Every weekend through Sept. 2. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for a map of growers. Green Bluff. (509) 238-4754.

Free Outdoor Summer Movies - Spokane Valley – Family, animated movies presented by Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department. 8:20 p.m., “Hotel Transylvania.” Rated PG. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. There will be activities in the park an hour before the movie start time. Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 688-0300.

South Perry Summer Outdoor Movies - “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Rated PG-13. Movie starts at dusk. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647.

Free Music Workshop - Designed to help children and adults see, hear, touch and play a variety of instruments. Teachers will demonstrate instruments and then allow everyone to try them out. All participants will go home with a goody bag. 11 a.m.-noon. Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd., Suite B. Free. (509) 456-8742.

Spokane County Fire District 9 Open House - Come for a tour of the station and meet your firefighters. Get important fire safety information, take a picture in a fire truck and say hello to Smokey Bear. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 95, 3028 W. Strong Road. Free. (509) 466-4602.

Fundraiser for Theater Arts for Children - Car wash, bake sale, lemonade stand and garage sale. 8 a.m. Genesis Church, 819 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 995-6718.

Unity in the Community - 19th annual Inland Northwest’s largest multicultural celebration. Celebrate diversity, culture and vitality of the Spokane community with fun-filled activities, entertainment and community resources. Cultural Villages, interactive children’s center, free school supplies (while supplies last), Health Fair, Career and Education Fair, art, food, live music and main stage performances all day and activities for toddlers to teens. This year’s theme is “Sharing Our World,” which represents the business, educational and cultural communities of our region. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 951-0329 or (509) 444-3088.

Hispanic Heritage Festival - Music, dancers, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.

The Most Extraordinary Farm Storytime - Artist Connie Janney will share her delightful and brightly illustrated story of a chicken who dared to imagine and convinced her farmyard friends to imagine, too, followed by a book signing. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Dr. Seuss’s ABC - This alphabet book with zany drawings and nonsensical verse provides an entertaining way for small children to learn the letters and their sounds. Treats follow storytime. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Robert Cray Band - Free outdoor concert at the park by this five-time Grammy Award-winning blues band. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. Bring a picnic supper, blankets, low back chairs. Concessions will be available through the Liberty Lake Kiwanis. Sponsored by Friends of Pavillion Park of Liberty Lake. 7 p.m. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 624-1200.

Monday

Make it at the Library - Moran Prairie - Build, craft and create each month this summer. 2 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Tuesday

Zombies - Spokane Valley - Get your creep on with zombie makeup, crafts and snacks. We’ll practice target shooting and learn some apocalypse preparedness techniques. There will be prizes worth rising from the grave for. Grades 6 and older. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Wednesday

Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park - “The Princess Bride.” Rated PG. The evening also features circus performers, movie trivia and tasty food trucks, beginning at dusk. Bring blankets and warm clothes. The event is dog friendly. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7 p.m. (206) 819-1346.

Outer Space Preschool Storytime & Craft - Join us for stories that are literally out of this world. After, we’ll make the Big Dipper out of marshmallows. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“The Day the Crayons Quit” - Clearly, Duncan’s crayons had enough. When he opened his art box, he found not a single crayon, only letters from disgruntled color sticks. Treats follow. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

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