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. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St.; South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. 4 p.m. Free. (509) 444-5331.
Soccer Skills Academy - Soccer Tots course continues for 4- to 8-year-olds through June 3. The course will provide weekly skills training with small sided scrimmages Monday or Tuesday nights. Kids Sports Spokane, 416 N. Madelia St. $91. (509) 534-5437.
Lifeguard Certification Course - Cover CPR-PR, first aid, and lifeguarding. Textbooks required. Prerequisite: minimum 15 years old; pass all pre-course tests. Witter Aquatic Center, 1300 E. Mission Ave. $175. (509) 625-6960.
“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 Mauricecauses the two to meet. 7 p.m. Friday and May 24, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, May 25 and June 1 and 2, 4 p.m. June 1. 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.
Spokane Shock Arena Football - 7 p.m. Shock vs. New Orleans Voodoo. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$35. (509) 242-SHOCK.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, rope making and more. Food available for purchase. Presented by museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. 10 a.m. University City North, 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age 6 and younger, $15/family of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - Petting zoo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food available for purchase. Presented by The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. 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.
Floods, Flowers, and Feathers Festival: A Celebration of Spring - Second annual free spring nature festival with activities for all ages. Enjoy spring by experiencing and learning about the exceptional wildlife, habitats and geology of the Channeled Scablands. Take a walk on the wild side and discover birds, wild flowers, insects, other wildlife, and catch a glimpse of remnants of the Ice Age Floods that created the scablands habitat. Activities require reservations. Go to www.fws.gov/turnbull/ currentevents.html or call. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Free admission. (509) 235-4723.
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” - You know where you’re going, you know what to do, and Dr. Seuss has a story for you. Storytime and treats. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Interactive Robotics Day - Slam Sumobots and shoot targets with Frisbee-launching robots at the Mobius Science Center Interactive Robotics Day. Plus build and take home your own minibot and enter to win free registration to a Robotics Summer Camp. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. Free/admission. (509) 443-5669.
Kidical Mass Bike Ride - Kids and their families are invited to a fun, safe bike ride. Join this family friendly afternoon bike ride of about three miles on anything that rolls! All types of bikes, trailers, Xtracycles, bakfiets, tandems, folding bikes, trikes are welcome. Ride through the Chief Garry neighborhood beginning at Chief Garry Park. 1 p.m. 2701 E. Sinto Ave.
Fourth Annual Generations Tea Party - Women of all ages are invited to this tea party that celebrates our connection as “generations” of women. 1-2 p.m.: Tea, finger sandwiches and desserts. Free family portraits by LDJ Photography, face painting, prizes and more. 2-2:45 p.m.: A special health talk by Heidi Peterson, a licensed athletic trainer from Rockwood Clinic. Her presentation is titled “YIKES – Summer is just around the Corner!” She will provide information on nutrition, exercise and ways to lose weight to get you ready for your summer activities. 1 p.m. Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Free. (509) 473-5639.
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. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 2 p.m. Free. (509) 444-5331.
Ganz 2013 Road Trip - Free event will feature favorite games, new feature code prizes, tons of giveaways and all the new Nakamas and Amazing World pets. Any girl who registers as a new Girl Scout will receive a free regular Webkinz from the Girl Scout Store. The first 50 girls through the door will receive a free Lilkinz. The Girl Scout Program Center staff will be providing tours of the full-sized gym, computer lab, teaching kitchen and games to compliment the Ganz van. Activity booths will provide information about joining Girl Scouts, becoming a volunteer and summer camps. 3-5 p.m. Girl Scouts, Program Center, 1404 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 991-9151.
Author Blake McKinley Jr. - Spokane Valley resident will sign copies of his book, “Happy Tooth and Sad Tooth.” 3 p.m. Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade - 75th annual event with Lilac queen and princesses, floats, equestrian, more than 200 military members, marching school bands and more. 7:45 p.m. through streets of downtown Spokane. Free. (509) 535-4554.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - 10 a.m. University City North, 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age 6 and younger, $15/family of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
Spokane Youth Symphony - Led by Artistic Director Julian Gomez Giraldo, and conductors John Marshall and Heather Montgomery, performs the season finale, “Around the World.” The program includes “The Story of the Calendar Prince” from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and special performances by the winners of the Spokane Youth Symphony’s Concerto Competition. The evening is capped off when the Spokane Symphony Chorale joins the Youth Symphony in Durufle’s Requiem. 4 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $17/adults, $15/seniors, $13/age 17 and younger. (509) 624-1200.
“Little Cub” - A darling companion to “Old Bear and His Cub.” What’s an Old Bear to do when he finds a Little Cub all alone and afraid of the dark? Adopt him, of course! And help him try to get over his fears. Join us for story time and treats. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.