March 28, 2013 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Ongoing

Mobius Kids Spring Break Camps - Monday, April Fools Tricky Science for ages 4-8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Be tricky with science. Have a blast with some great science experiments that can have unexpected results; and then make a few tricks to take home and fool others, $25. Monday-Tuesday, Messiest Art Camp Ever: Pop! Edition, for ages 4-8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. daily. Time to create some messy masterpieces. Make literal “POP” art with paint and balloons; make a Styrofoam stamp, and much, much more in this popular camp. Kids will take home a box of projects along with a guide so that parents know the process behind each piece. Two-day class, $50. Tuesday-Wednesday, Dino Detective for ages 4-8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily, Learn about amazing facts about dinosaurs through hands on activities and exploration. Then we will take that knowledge and use it, as well as our best detective skills, to solve a mystery and discover the dinosaur culprit! The best part will be dusting for dino prints – just a warning, dinos leave really big prints; two-day class, $50. April 4-5, Super Heroes Super Camp for ages 4-8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily. Leap into action in this camp with science and secret messages, gadgets and gizmos. Then create your own super hero costume and gear, including making and decorating a really super cape, two-day class, $50. April 4, Ultimate Lego Extravaganza and Contest for ages 4-8, 3:30-5 p.m. Lego awards, door prizes, crazy challenges and free build contest, $25. April 5, Pirate Palooza for ages 4-8, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Boys and girls, batten down the hatches, a wave of fun is about to crash into us. Once you look the part, we will blast sharks with paper cannon balls, and go on a treasure hunt, $25. Go to mobiusspokane.org to register. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave., lower level. (509) 624-5437.

Video Game Development BootCamp - Monday-Thursday. Design and build a video game on a serious topic that uses animated characters, sounds and actions to explain and explore the topic. Search the Web for backgrounds and themes to give your game life. For middle school students. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. $75. (509) 744-0972.

Holy Names Music Center Spring Violin Camp - In this week-long camp, students ages 7-adult, will learn about famous violinists, the history of the violin, violin makers, see performances and more. Camp will be directed by Garnik Goukasian. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $150. (509) 326-9516.

Glow-In-The-Dark Day Camp - Monday-April 5. Open to all girls grades K-12. The days are getting longer and you can extend the day even more with your own glowing masterpieces. Activities will include making atomic worms, slime and so much more. Register at www.gsewni.org. 9 a.m. Girl Scouts, 1404 N. Ash St. $120, breakfast provided, bring a sack lunch. (800) 827-9478.

Mobius Science Center Camps - Monday-Tuesday, Enter the Robopocalypse for grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m, $80. The asteroid Apophis collided with the Earth in 2037 leaving the planet in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. You have two days to learn to build and program robots that can navigate the perils of the post-apocalyptic cityscape to find food for the few remaining people. Tuesday, Fire and Ice, for grade 6 and older, 10 a.m-3:30 p.m., $40. Explore thermodynamics through exciting, explosive demos and hands on activities. Temperatures in this class will exceed 880 degrees Fahrenheit and drop below -320. Safety equipment provided. Wednesday, Edible Engineering, for grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $40. If you’ve ever been told not to play with your food then this camp is for you! Use edible building materials and modern engineering techniques to design a delicious dwelling. Will it be able to survive the forces of nature? Wednesday-April 4, Zombie Science for grade 6 and older, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $80. The zombies have taken over and now you need to fight to survive. Science can help you figure out the most useful weapons and tactics for surviving amid the walking dead. Fight zombies with science and design your own survival compound. April 4-5, Science of Magic, for grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $80. Magicians can never reveal the secrets behind their tricks. We’re not magicians, we’re scientists. Learn about sleight of hand, misdirection, and the hidden forces of science behind various magic tricks. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. (509) 443-5669.

Cookbooks, Herbals and Other Household Advice from the Past - Monday through April 30. Step back in time to see what the cookbooks of yesteryear looked like. The display showcases historic volumes spanning four centuries that give visitors an opportunity to see how the modern cookbook came to be. Downtown Library, Northwest Room, second floor, 906 W. Main St. Free. (509) 444-5338.

Friday

Minecraft All-Nighter - Join with us on our modded Minecraft server for a 12-hour period. There will be various challenges to complete based around the installed mods as well as general gameplay. If you’ve ever wanted to learn some things about mods and have a good time doing it, this is the event for you. Pizza and snacks will be provided. For ages 12-15. 7 p.m. Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. $35. (509) 744-0972.

Saturday

Community Easter Egg Hunt - All kids are welcome. Comfort Inn & Suites at Pheasant Hill, 12415 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Egg hunt will be held at 9:30 a.m. in front of the hotel. Free. (509) 926-7432.

Monday

Drawing for Kids - Learn to express through drawing, getting a sense of space and proportion, light and dark, and depicting objects so that they are easily recognizable by others. For ages 9-12. 1 p.m. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $70. (509) 325-3001.

Pop-Ups and Other Mechanical Paper Art - Learn the basics of pop-ups and paper engineering. For high school students. 2 p.m. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $75. (509) 325-3001.

The Magic of Collage - Learn how to paint with pieces of recycled paper. This class explores the essential nature of shape and its necessity in creating implied mass and volume in 2-D work. Recycled magazine paper will be used to develop color file to work with. For ages 12 through high school. 4 p.m. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $80. (509) 325-3001.

Tuesday

Let’s Paint - Come in and create a fun project and finish it up with paint. We will explore color mixing, drawing and look at the art of someone famous. For ages 4-7. 1 p.m. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10. (509) 325-3001.

Art Sampler - Students will explore different types of materials used to create art. Projects are inspired by famous 20th century artists. For ages 8-12. 4 p.m. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $15. (509) 325-3001.


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