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Thu., May 9, 2013, midnight


“Beauty and the Beast” - Through June 2. Written for Christian Youth Theater. 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 Belle’s father causes the two to meet. 7 p.m. today, May 17, 24, 31; 4 p.m. Saturday and June 1; 1 p.m. May 18, 19, 25, June 1 and 2. The 1 p.m show on June 1 will be signed for the deaf. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. $10. (509) 328-4886.


God’s Closet - Free Children’s Clothes - Nonprofit organization will be giving away children’s clothes, sizes 0-18. 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. 1-4 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $15. (509) 624 5437.


Lifeguard Certification Course - This course will cover CPR- PR, first aid and lifeguarding. Textbooks required. Prerequisite: minimum 15 years old; pass all pre-course tests. Begins Saturday. Witter Aquatic Center, 1300 E. Mission Ave. $175.

Family Fun at River Park Square - Third annual event during Spokane Lilac Festival week, a citywide celebration. Stop by the event after the Spokane Junior Lilac Parade that takes place in downtown Spokane at 10 a.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 928-9664.

Inland Northwest FIRST Robotics Expo - FIRST programs challenge kids and youth to think like scientists and engineers, to work in teams and to learn from coaches/mentors and to have fun. Students solve real world science and engineering problems each year with new program themes. 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” - Marianne Richmond’s artwork and insightful prose is great for Mother’s Day. Treats too. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Guns and Hoses Game - Third annual policemen vs. firemen game supporting local hockey players and the community. Also, auction items and 50/50 raffle. 7 p.m. Eagles Ice-A-Rena, Eagles Ice Arena, 6321 N. Addison St. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 999-5582.


“Pirate Boy” - Treats following the story. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Beanfest - It’s spring, and we’re celebrating by reading stories about beans, examining bean plant roots, planting beans and eating jelly beans. Appropriate for school-age children. 4 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Musicfest Northwest 2013 Young Artist Concert - Young musicians and dancers on the verge of promising careers will perform movements of popular concerti, operatic arias or a ballet variation. The concert features ballet, brass, flute, guitar, piano, reed, string and voice division winners of the Young Artist Section of Musicfest Northwest held at Gonzaga University earlier in the week. 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.


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