Kids and Family
Summer Horse and Carriage Rides Every Friday in July and August, 5-9 p.m. The rides are first come, first serve. No reservations are required. Each guest will receive a complimentary flower from Peters and Sons Floral as they enjoy the summer sights of downtown Spokane. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Main Avenue and Wall Street. Free.
Mobius Science Center Fun Join us for a fast-paced, high-octane romp through the fascinating world of molecular interactions. Science is all around us, and through a series of exciting demonstrations, we will explore various principles of chemistry and the physical sciences. Don’t try this at home! Free. Today, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free, (509) 893-8340; and at 2 p.m. at Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280.
Make it at the Library Build, craft and create. Today, 2 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8205.
Drums! - Spokane Taiko Spokane Taiko brings the exciting art of Japanese drumming to Spokane. Appropriate for school-age children. Free. Today, 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5331; and Saturday, 2 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5331; Tuesday, 2 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5331; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5331; Wednesday, 3 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5331.
Late Night at the Library Join us for after-hours fun to create, play games, eat snacks, sing, tell stories, and have lots of fun! Wear old clothes since it could get messy. Registration and signed permission slip required. For grades 3-5. Today, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Free Music Workshop Designed to help children and adults see, hear, touch and play a variety of instruments. Teachers will demonstrate their respective instruments, and then allow everyone to try them out. Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon. Family School of Music, 1337 S. Grand Blvd., Suite B. Free. (509) 456-8742.
Spokane County Fire District 9 Open Houses - Come for a tour of the station and meet firefighters. Get important fire safety information, take a picture in a firetruck and say hello to Smokey Bear. Open houses take place: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Station 91, 616 W. Hastings Road; Aug. 1, 5-8 p.m., Station 96, 11019 N. Forker Road; Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m., Station 99, 9105 N. Whitehouse St.; Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 95, 3028 W. Strong Road; Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m., Station 97, 15222 N. Charles Road, Nine Mile Falls. Free. (509) 466-4602.
Live After 5 Concerts Saturday, The Fat Tones; Wednesday, The Hitmen; 5 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene during the farmers market.
Scratch Lab at Spokane Valley Library Got an itch to be a game programmer or computer animator? Scratch it this summer making simple animation, interactive stories, and games using Scratch, a free visual programming language from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If you want to save your work, bring a flash drive or your email to create an account. Grades 4-6. Space is limited, so please call or stop by the Spokane Valley Library to register. Monday at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
5 Ingredient Cooking We’ll make an appetizer, entree and dessert each with five ingredients or less. For grades 4 and older. Monday, 1 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330; Tuesday, 1 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250.
Bagpipes at the Library Join pipers, drummers and dancers from the Angus Scott Pipe band. Free. Tuesday, 3 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5331; Wednesday, 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5331; Wednesday, 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) 444-5341.
Zombies 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. Tuesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Ocean Stories Storytime and Craft Come hear “Octopus Alone,” a new story by Divya Srinivasan. Find out what happens when this shy little sea creature decides he needs a few friends. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Extreme Science with Radical Rick Science is totally cool when presented by Radical Rick. Wednesday, 1 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 438.
Altered T-Shirts Bring an old T-shirt or three (we’ll have a few on hand) and we’ll provide the tools and supplies for you to create new fashions, accessories or decorations. Grades 6 and older. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Where’s Waldo Party Cake, games, activities, costume contests and drawing. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
Abstract Animal Rain Stick with Tresia Oosting - If you love mask-making this is a class for you. Students will explore paint and drawing abstract animals. Create a supper cool mask and then turn it into a colorful, original rain stick. Ages 8-12. Register by Wednesday for the Thursday class. 1-3 p.m., 809 W. Garland Ave. $30. (509) 325-3001.
Teen Writers of the Inland Empire Join us each month as we write fiction and poetry and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. We provide pens, pencils, paper, prompts, and snacks – you bring your creativity. Grades 6 and older. Check out our blog at www.teenwritersoftheinlandempire.blogspot.com. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.