Kids and family

Pirates of the Coeur d’Alene Family Cruise Join Captain Calico Jack and his crew for an action-packed, interactive family adventure across Lake Coeur d’Alene. It’s interactive fun for the whole family, including swordfights, games, face painting and singing. Departing twice daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Independence Point, next to Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. $32.75/adults; $22.75/ages 3-12; free/age 2 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 on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Tours depart 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.

Find Waldo Waldo is returning to Spokane and hiding out in local downtown businesses. Visit Auntie’s Bookstore on Main Ave. to pick up your passport that lists all the places where Waldo is hiding and start searching. Collect 10 stamps in your passport to earn a coupon for a $1 off any Waldo book at Auntie’s, and after 20 stamps, you’ll be entered to win big prizes in a drawing on July 31. Visit Auntie’s website for a full list of participating businesses. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Cecil the Magician Cecil Lewis is a magician and illusionist who has been amazing Northwest audiences with his talent and Southern charm for 20 years. Today, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340. Also at 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. (509) 893-8280. Free.

Five-Ingredient Cooking Cooking great food doesn’t take much. We’ll make an appetizer, entree and dessert each with five ingredients or less. For grades four and older. Today, 1 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Wednesday, 1 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300. Thursday, 1 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280.

Bagpipes at the Library Join pipers, drummers and dancers from the Angus Scott Pipe band for some rousing music and a bit of history about the pipes, drums and the musicians who play them. Appropriate for school-age children. Today, 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Bret Michaels at PetSmart The rock legend and pet lover will autograph his Pets Rock collection of toys, beds, apparel, collars, leashes and bowls. Customers who purchase $10 worth of merchandise from the Pets Rock collection will receive a lanyard valid to meet Michaels at the in-store event. Each lanyard guarantees a spot to get an autograph. Today, 4 p.m., PetSmart - Spokane Valley, 15615 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 927-9223.

MRP Endurocross Today and Saturday featuring categories for Pee Wee (auto clutches), Kids (manual clutch up to 150cc), Youth (any bike), Small Bike (100cc-250cc 2 and 4 stroke) and Big Bike (250cc+). Also offering a $10,000 pro purse payout. Call to register. 7 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 691-1343.

Jordan Johnson Memorial 5K Fun Run in Color Benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County. As you run or walk this course, you’ll be showered with 100 percent safe powdered color. Registration required. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Seltice Way and Frederick Street, Post Falls. $30/adults, $15/age 16 and younger. (208) 457-9089.

“Edgar and Me” Storytime and Signing Dawn Brunker will share her beautiful story about Edgar the crow and a little girl who loved him enough to let him go. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Indians Baseball Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: vs. Tri- City Dust Devils Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$11. (509) 535-2922.

Archaeologist for a Day Staff from the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center show you how to become an archaeologist, on a small scale, and uncover the story that archaeology can tell you about history. This program includes an interactive slide show and time for hands-on exploration with archaeology and fossils. Come get your hands dirty with science. Monday, 10 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300. Monday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Tuesday, 10 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Milwood, (509) 893-8260. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400. Wednesday, 10 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330. Thursday, 10 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320. Thursday, 2 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390. July 19, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Free.

Buck Knives Factory Tour Discover how Buck Knives are made and view a variety of preserved animals and Buck history in a small museum-type section of the building. Pre-registration is required. Monday, noon, Buck Knives, 660 S. Lochsa St., Post Falls. Free. (509) 999-7614.

Frankentoys Let your inner mad scientist out to play as we recycle old toys into art by making monster mashups. Bring old, unwanted or broken toys (or use ours) to let your imagination run wild and make everything old new again! Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Monday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Extreme Science with Radical Rick Whether he’s exploring forces, flames or finite temperatures, Radical Rick always has a smart trick up his sleeve. Appropriate for school age children. Tuesday, 3 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5331. Wednesday, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5331; Thursday, 3 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5331. July 19, 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5331. Free.

Girl Scouts Science Camp Day camp will teach girls new skills while learning about themselves, meeting new friends, and having fun. Take tours of several Gonzaga University departments and facilities and explore fun science activities like solar energy, polymers and rockets. Open to all girls, including nonmembers, grades 1-8. Wednesday, 9 a.m., Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $35. (509) 747-8091, ext. 230.

“The Great Lollipop Caper” Preschool Storytime and Craft Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.


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