Kids and family
“Shrek the Musical” Nov. 1-10. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Presented by Christian Youth Theatre. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Nov. 9-10. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/adult, $11/children and seniors. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Tarzan, the Stage Musical” Nov. 1-10. Presented by Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho. Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Friday and Saturday night shows are at 7 p.m.; 3 p.m. shows on Saturday, and Nov. 9 and 10; shows on Sunday are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Family discount matinee (all tickets $8) on Saturday at 3 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. is a Special Needs performance. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $8-$14. (208) 277-5727.
Capitol Christmas Tree Tour See the tree that will stand at the U.S. Capitol building as it moves from the Colville National Forest to Washington, D.C. View Friday, 2-6 p.m., Newport City Hall; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Colville City Hall; Tuesday, 3-5 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Republic Schools; Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., Wenatchee Pybus Market.
Fundraising Book Sale Friday and Saturday. Benefits Northwest Autism Center. Books for all ages. Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. 8501 N. Whitehouse Drive. (509) 328-1582.
Halloween Candy Buy Back Trick-or-treaters can trade in their candy for $1 per pound. The candy will be shipped to troops overseas. Friday , 2-5 p.m., South Hill Pediatric Dentistry, 2020 E. 29th Ave.; and Friday , 4-8 p.m., Kidds Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Suite B, Liberty Lake. (509) 891-7070.
Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair Book and gift items for all ages at discounted prices. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.
Friends of Liberty Lake Book Sale Books for all ages. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. (509) 954-6933.
Science Saturday Learn the science lurking beneath the surface of everyday life in this exciting, illuminating program for curious kids in grades K-5 presented by Mobius Science Center. Free. Saturday, 11 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260; 2:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400.
Book Lovers Day Storytime Choose your favorite story for us to read together during National Book Lovers Day. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Family Concert with Ruby Devine Join Ruby Devine as she brings American folk music into the library. Come on in to celebrate, listen, and sing along. Saturday, 11 a.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Kids Explore & Discover Club Use your design skills to pair the bright colors and wild patterns found on duct tape. If you’re a beginner, we’ll start you out with easy basic instructions. If you’re a duct tape expert, you can try something new. Free. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400. Wednesday, 4 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Thursday, 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340.
“Musk Ox Counts” Preschool Storytime and Craft Come hear how the Musk Ox Counts and other fun counting stories. Stay for a fun counting craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Squishy Circuits Join us to build a squish sculpture complete with lights, motion and sound, and learn a bit about electrical currents. Thursday, 4 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.