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Fri., May 24, 2013

Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show AKC dog show with more than 1,300 dogs entered for the show. There will be vendors selling pet products and local breed clubs with booths set up so you can get to know each breed a little better. Today through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$10 for parking. (509) 954-3929.

Food with Benefits Come “eat like you mean it” for the second Communities in Schools Food with Benefits event. Twenty percent of proceeds goes to help local students with after-school activities, mentoring, hygiene and tutoring. Today, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Ciao Mambo, 818 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 315-4447.

St. George’s School Story Trail hike Meet at the trailhead next to the sign that says “Saint George’s School Story Trail.” Hike the quarter-mile Story Trail and read the pages of the story along the way. Participants may continue hiking through the hills and forests behind St. George’s School on Riverside State Park trails. Today, 2 p.m., St. George’s School, 2929 W. Waikiki Road. Free. (509) 999-7614.

Homemade Fizzy Sherbet Candy Learn about chemical reactions as you and your family make and eat sherbet candy. Today, 6-8 p.m., Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $6. (509) 443-5669.

Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Waterpark Includes admission to both parks with more than 65 rides, attractions and shows. Open May 25-26 and 31, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and May 27-30 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. Highway 95, Athol. $43.99/ages 8-64, $22.99/ages 3-7 and seniors, free/age 2 and younger; $5/parking. (208) 683-3400.

15th Annual Battle of Deep Creek Saturday through Monday. Come and see for yourself the most turbulent times our country has ever endured – the American Civil War. Bring earplugs and water bottles and wear sturdy shoes. There will be food vendors on site. Limited battle seating. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Deep Creek Farms, 811 N. Deep Creek Road, Medical Lake. Take Highway 2 toward Davenport, Wash., from I-90 for 11 miles; destination on right. $10/adults, $5/ages 13-17 and active military and family, free/age 12 and younger.

LEGO Read and Build Storytime As part of our Hands-On Learning program, we are featuring LEGO’s Grow Caterpillar Grow. This parent-child event is where reading and playtime come together. A fun event and learn to read at the same time. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Authors Jessica Rising and Florence Petheram Discussions, readings and book signings by two authors. Rising is the author of “Dr. Fix-it’s Malicious Machine,” which is the first of a trilogy. The story, geared toward ages 8 to 13, is about three siblings who travel to another world to rescue their mom. Petheram (previously Miss Florence on the children’s television show “Romper Room”) has her second book out, “Magic is for When You Need It.” The story of a girl, her horse and a magical “gift.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Swing Into Summer Dance A West Coast Swing lesson will be taught by an experienced local instructor from 7-8 p.m. Following the lesson, there will be general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers and more until 10 p.m. Wear Sock Hop attire if you desire. USA Dance events are alcohol- and tobacco-free. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. $9/general, $5/teens. (208) 699-0421.

“I Love You More” Experience the bestseller that has sparked the conversation of love around the world. This cleverly conceived flip story, which ends in the middle and starts from either side, will show you what love looks like from both sides. Treats follow. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Car Seat Safety Inspection Four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. 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.

Looking ahead

ArtFest 2013 May 31-June 2. 28th annual art fair. Hours are Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be live music until 10 p.m. May 31 and June 1. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.

Building Opportunities: INL Groundbreaking Celebration The Lighthouse for the Blind Inc. celebrates an expanded facility at INL with carnival games and a beer/wine garden. The event is free to attend and suitable for all ages. May 31, 3:30-7 p.m., Inland Northwest Lighthouse, 6405 N. Addison St. (509) 487-0405.


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