Kids and family
Spokane Shock Arena Football Today at 7 p.m. vs. San Antonio Talons. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$35. (509) 242-SHOCK.
Archaeologist for a Day Staff from the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center show you how to become an archaeologist on a small scale. Today, 10 a.m. at Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St.; and 2 p.m. at Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Author Kelly Milner Halls Local nonfiction children’s author will discuss her latest books for National Geographic Kids, “Tiger in Trouble” and “Courageous Canine.” Today, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Extreme Science with Radical Rick Appropriate for school age children. Today, 2 p.m., Downtown Library , 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.
Late Night at the Library Join for after-hours fun to create, play games, eat snacks, sing, tell stories and have lots of fun! Registration and signed permission slip required. For grades 3-5. Today, 7 p.m. at both Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney; and at Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley; July 26, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8280.
Cherry Festival Saturday and Sundays through July 28. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff, Green Bluff. (509) 238-4754.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day Sponsored by the Hearing Loss Center and North Idaho Deaf Club. Interpreters will be available throughout the park. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (509) 328-9220 or (509) 315-2288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol. $40/adults: $19/youths and seniors; $4/parking. (208) 683-3400.
Spokane County Fire District 9 Open Houses Tour the station, meet firefighters and get important fire safety information. Open houses Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 93, 9915 W. Charles Road, Nine Mile Falls; Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Station 94, 7017 N. Jensen Road. Free. (509) 466-4602.
Kuro Neko Con Convention based around Anime, Japanese culture and gaming. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Weekend: $30/adults, $15/ages 6-12, free/age five and younger; Daily: $20/adults, $10/ages 6-12. (509) 279-7000.
Priest Lake Huckleberry Festival The annual HuckFest, sponsored by Priest Lake Search & Rescue, is a free family event, with food, arts and crafts booths along with live music by Rick Burness and Bobby Shaeffer. Visit www.plsar.com/ priest-lake-search-rescue- huckleberry-festival.html. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Priest Lake Golf Course, 152 Fairway Drive, Priest Lake. Free. (509) 979-8802.
WoodsTalk 2013 Music and Arts Festival - Meander in the serenity of whispering pine trees and forest gardens filled with positive music. Family activities, vendors, food and entertainment. Guest artist Megon McDonough, Julie Croteau, Nine Pint Coggies, Pamela Van Kirk and more. Saturday, noon-8 p.m., Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-1125.
Muddy Miles Race Obstacle Course A muddy two-mile course with obstacles and costumes. All-age event. Same day registration from 2:30-4 p.m. Proceeds help support access to health care at The Dirne Community Health Center. Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $8-$130.
Steak-Fry and BBQ Fundraiser Fifth annual St. Vincent de Paul event to benefit North Idaho’s Family Emergency Programs. Food by award-winning pitmasters of Bents BBQ, Jeff Selle and Jay Bremner. Entertainment by Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey. Live auction from 6:30-7 p.m. Tickets available at the Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls thrift stores or online at www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (208) 664-3095.