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Winter Break Cool Camp For ages 6-11. Includes games, crafts and field trips. “Warm It Up,” Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, offers trips to YMCA pool. Each day, bring winter clothes suitable for playing outside, a lunch, two healthy snacks and a water bottle. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $100/session, $30/daily. (509) 688-0300.

Legomania: Construction Contest Come build with us and win fun prizes for a various array of categories such as “Tallest Creation,” “Most Creative Use of Mini Figure” and more. It’s an extra-long Legomania class with Lego awards, door prizes and lots of fun. For ages 4-8. Friday, 2-4 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow Storytime and Craft Read snowy stories and make a snowman (no real snow required). Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Teen Writers of the Inland Empire T.W.I.N.E. meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. to write with other teens and share work in an encouraging, positive environment. Paper, pens and pretzels (or similarly tasty snacks) provided. For grades six and older. Participate online anytime at the T.W.I.N.E. blog: teenwritersoftheinland Thursday, Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

School’s Out Day Camp Camp days are action packed with activities like swimming, rock climbing, cooking, crafts, games and more. Lunch and snack provided. Ages 6-13. Register online at calendar.html. Monday, Thursday and Jan. 3, 9 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $45/day. (208) 667-1865.

Messiest Blizzard Art Camp Jump into the New Year with a splash of paint, a dash of glitter and a whole lot of messy fun. At the end of this camp, you will have a portfolio box full of masterful creations that you wouldn’t dare try at home. For children ages 4-8. Thursday or Jan. 3, 2-4 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $50. (509) 624-5437.

Kids Explore & Discover Club “Let’s Get Moving!” Work up a sweat with parachute games, beach ball toss, hula hoop challenges and more! We’ll talk about the importance of exercise and teach you fun and creative ways to get your heart rate up. Thursday, 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Grange, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Candy Lab Get into sweet science with all sorts of fun experiments involving sugar, candy and way too much fun. We will fizz, pop, melt and foam through simple science experiments and talk about the principles behind them. For children ages 4-8. Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.


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