Pirates of the Coeur d’Alene Family Cruise Join Captain Calico Jack for an interactive adventure across Lake Coeur d’Alene, including swordfights, games, face painting and singing. Departing twice daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Sept. 2. Independence Point, next to Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. $32.75/adults; $22.75/ages 3-12; free/ages two and younger. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.
Living History Walking Tours Museum of North Idaho presents tours of Old Fort Sherman and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Tuesdays through Saturdays, departing from the museum at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Visit www.museumni.org. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15, includes parking. (208) 664-3448.
Summer Horse and Carriage Rides Every Friday in August, 5-9 p.m. The rides are first come, first serve. Sponsored by STCU. Main Ave. and Wall St., downtown Spokane. Free.
Colfax Library Book Sale Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m., through August. Colfax Library , 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-3970.
Make it at the Library Build, craft and create. Today, 2 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8205. Wednesday, 3 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400. Free.
Not Even Once Night at Silverwood This Idaho Meth Project event features free T-shirts, dessert and information about the Idaho Meth Project for teens. Tickets can be purchased at https://home. silverwoodthemepark.com/tickets/ using promotional code notevenonce. Today, 4 p.m., Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol. $19.99. (208) 331-2060.
Back to School Olympics Transitions invites you to celebrate back to school while collecting school supplies for children in need. The event includes live music, food, tours of the facilities and special guest AquaDuck. Today, 4 p.m., Transitional Living Center, 3128 N. Hemlock St. Free. (509) 328-6702.
Summer Bridge Workshops for Kids Parents and/or grandparents are welcome to join. Each player gets a deck of cards and a hat at the completion of the workshop. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 688-0300.
Art Program Open House Learn about the variety of arts programs offered by six different businesses: B-Sharp Music Studio, Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho, Dundas Piano Studio, Music Lessons with Brad Perry, Piano by Dorene, Studio 6 and Verve Studio 8. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Howard Building, 2775 Howard St., Coeur d’Alene. Free.
Mobius Extreme Science Show Mobius Scientists Aaron and Don will wow you with fire and explosions, sub-zero temperatures and death-defying demonstrations of the laws of physics. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $8. (800) 325-SEAT.
Scratch Lab Make simple animation, interactive stories and games using Scratch, a free visual programming language from M.I.T. Bring a flash drive or your email to create an account. Grades 4-6. Space is limited, so call to register. Monday at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Fancy Nancy Preschool Storytime & Craft We’ll read “Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe”, and make some fancy bracelets. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
“Clark the Shark” Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life, but it gets to be too much for his friends. Treats afterwards. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Colin Mulvany shot and produced a video on the sights and sounds of Bloomsday 2016. Check out the Bloomsday video here to relive Spokane's favorite race's 40th year.
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