May 3, 2013 in Features


File photo

Junior Bloomsday starts Saturday at 9 a.m.
(Full-size photo)

Interactive Robotics Day Slam Sumobots and shoot targets with Frisbee-launching robots. Build and take home your own mini-bot. Today , 11 a.m., Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. (509) 443-5669.

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser Sponsored by Central Valley High School custodians for a district employee who suffered a serious illness and will be undergoing long-term physical therapy while out of work. The employee has students at Liberty Lake Elementary and Central Valley High schools. Today, 5:30-8 p.m., Lion’s Share, Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Ave., Liberty Lake. $10/adults, $5/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 and younger.

4th Avenue Teen Film Festival Featuring films by Spokane-area students ages 13-18. Music by Tanner Azzinnaro during intermission. Today, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, Auditorium, 521 W. Fourth Ave. Free. (509) 879-4704.

Junior Bloomsday A one-mile competitive race with times recorded with chips and T-shirts provided to all finishers. For third- and fourth-graders and open to first 200 kids registered. Sponsored by Children’s Choice Dentistry and Damon Orthodontics. Saturday, 9 a.m., Riverfront Park, starts at north entrance of the park at Howard and Mallon. $12. (509) 459-9121.

Author Katelyn Schneider Reading, discussion and book signing of “Secrets,” the high school senior’s second young adult novel. It’s the story of 17-year-old Victoria Lane, who is fatherless, nearly friendless and confined to repeating the same boring routine every day. Saturday, 4 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

South Hill Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner and Auction Carbo-load for Bloomsday while supporting youth-led community service clubs at Lincoln Heights Elementary, Chase Middle School and Lewis and Clark High School. Join us for food, fun and great auction items. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. Eighth Ave. $10/adults, $5/age 10 and younger. Call for tickets: (509) 981-0332.

Countywide Teen Dance Music provided by DJ Ronnie Blackwood. Ages 13-18 are welcome. Hosted by the Whitman County Library and 4-H. Saturday, 8-11:30 p.m., Palouse Empire Fairgrounds, 310 N. Main St., Colfax. $5. (877) 733-3375.

“Beauty and the Beast” May 10-June 2. Directed by Phedre Burney-Quimby. Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced “affections” of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle’s father, causes the two to meet. Fridays at 7 p.m., May 11 at 4 p.m., May 18, 19, 25, and June 2 at 1 p.m., and June 1 at 1 and 4 p.m. (signed for the deaf). Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $10. (509) 328-4886.

God’s Closet - Free Children’s Clothes Nonprofit organization will be giving away children’s clothes sizes 0-18. May 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane Central Fellowship Hall, 804 W. Spofford Ave. $1/admission; clothes are free. (509) 991-4541.

Mom’s Afternoon Off Drop ’n’ Shop Kids of all ages spend time playing on the exhibit floor having a silly afternoon snack and making a top secret, beautiful Mother’s Day surprise. Children must be able to use the restroom independently. May 10, 1-4 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $15. (509) 624 5437.

Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email