May 9, 2013 in Features, Seven
Valley Summer Resource Fair More than 40 organizations will provide information on summer recreational activities, classes, camps, workshops and more. Today, 3-6 p.m., Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 927-0602.
Lifeguard Certification Course As a certified lifeguard you will be responsible for ensuring people’s safety in and around the water. This course will cover CPR, first aid and lifeguarding. Textbooks required. Must be at least 15 years old and pass all precourse tests. Saturday through May 17, Witter Aquatic Center, 1300 E. Mission Ave. $175.
Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum Community open house in partnership with the Museum of Flight in Seattle for an extraterrestrial and robotics experience. 3-4 p.m., Flying Gizmo Show, discover the science and history of flight through the use of flying toys and models including a flapping-winged bird, kites, parachutes, gliders and stomp rockets. 4-6 p.m., planetarium show, learn about the solar system. Explore planets, moons and more while learning about the motions and interactions of these celestial objects. 4-6 p.m., Robot Garage – hands-on participation with robots. Gain an understanding of basic engineering and see how you can build your own robot. Saturday, West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Free. (509) 953-3780.
Inland Northwest FIRST Robotics Expo FIRST programs challenge youth to think like scientists and engineers, work in teams, learn from coaches/mentors and have fun. Students solve real-world science and engineering problems each year with new program themes. The FIRST family of programs: Jr FLL (ages 5-9), FLL (ages 9-14), FRC (ages 14-18), and Minds-i robots competition (middle school). Come find out about the programs and stay as long as you like at this open house. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., West Valley High School , 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-5488.
“Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do” This book uses heartfelt sentiments, showcasing poignant moments that express the universal emotions mothers feel. Marianne Richmond’s artwork and prose are great for Mother’s Day. Treats, too. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
“We Bring You the World” Dancers ages 5 to adult will perform dances representing France, Africa, Egypt, East India, England, Ireland, Italy, “Bollywood” and others. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Free. (208) 883-3267.
30th Annual Mother’s Day Walk Meet at the Oroville/Osoyoos International Border to share truths, songs and messages of peace and justice from 2-4 p.m. at this annual event. U.S. walkers leave the Oroville Library at noon for the 2-hour, 4 1/2-mile walk up the west shoulder of North Highway 97 to the border ceremony, carrying banners, placards and prayers for peace. Sunday. (509) 485-3844.
Playwriting Workshop Monday-June 17. The 6-week course will explore genre, plot and character development. Participants will complete a one-act play, written individually and/or in small groups, to be performed later in the year. Registration is on a first-come basis, and the workshop is limited to 12 students, ages 12-21. Led by Gail Cory-Betz. 4-5:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $35. (509) 447-2750.
“Between the Rivers” Ancestral Skills Gathering Wednesday-May 19. Camp for five days with friends near Chewelah, Wash., and learn the skills that our ancestors have used for centuries to meet their needs. Planned class subjects include: buckskin tanning, basketry, wild food preparation, tracking, footwear, shelters, fire-making, beadwork, weapons and tools, flintknapping, kayaking, and blacksmithing. $175/adults; $100/ages 8-16; Free for children 8 and younger. Day rate: $45/adults; $25/children. (509) 936-1599.
“Pirate Boy” After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. This reassuring picture book is by award-winning author Eve Bunting. We will have treats following the story. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Beanfest Reading stories about beans, examining bean plant roots, planting beans and eating jelly beans. Appropriate for school-aged children. Wednesday, 4 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5331.
Car Seat Safety Inspection Certified technicians will check your car seats to verify that they are safely secured. By appointment on Thursday afternoons. Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 666-2233.
North Idaho STEM Charter Academy Fundraiser Event includes live and silent auctions, food and raffles. Proceeds will help provide technology, gymnasium and lockers at the school. Thursday, 6 p.m., North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, 15663 N. Meyer Road, Rathdrum. Free. (208) 687-8002.
Sandpoint Chalk Art Festival Check-in Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and draw May 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and May 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Winners announced May 18 at 4 p.m. The Warehouse, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-4000.
Wild Goose Bill Days May 17-19. Activities include golf, parade, Wild Goose Chase 3.5-mile race, Coaster Car Races, mini-moto races, show-n-shine car show, food and craft vendors, Lions Club barbecue, museum presentation, Friends of the Library used book sale, music and dance. Downtown Wilbur. (509) 647-5551.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the museum fundraiser. Food available for purchase. Presented by The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. May 17-19, 10 a.m., University City North, 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age six and younger, $15/family of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.