October 3, 2013 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 
Spokane Renaissance Faire

Singing, dancing, storytelling, games of skill and jousting set in 16th century England. There will also be crafts for sale, a petting zoo and an enchanted forest. Third annual event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cowgirl Co-op, 20424 N. Dunn Road, Colbert. $10/adults, $8/students and seniors, $5/youth, free/age 5 and younger, all military (active and retired) and Scouts in uniform; $25/family of two adults, two children or $40/weekend family pass, $15/adult weekend pass. (509) 998-3943.

Today

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Moran Prairie Library - Join Kelly Milner Halls, author of “Dinosaur Mummies” and “Dinosaur Travel Guides” and learn about dinosaurs and then create a dinosaur artifact of your own. 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Spokane Symphony Ensembles - Airway Heights - Hear and learn about the music and instruments played by the Spokane Symphony ensembles. Program offers information on the instruments played, along with an opportunity for audience questions. 7 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Ongoing

Kindermusik - Holy Names Music Center will continue to enroll ages 2-6, for Kindermusik, beginning Friday. Scholarships are available. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive $15/Lesson. (509) 326-9516.

The Traveling Vietnam Wall – Through Sunday. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute brings the traveling wall, which carries the names of 58,261 service members who died in the war including 84 service members from Spokane. Each day at 1 p.m., the names of the fallen Spokane-area Vietnam Veterans will be read. There will be free shuttle bus transportation from Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shuttle service from Palisades Christian Academy, 1115 N. Government Way, on Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery, 211 N. Government Way. Free. (509) 326-3800.

Friday

Family Dance and Potluck - Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances to live music. All dance taught by Susan Dankovich, local contra caller and director of the Silver Spurs Youth Folk Dancers. Music by Margie Heller and Ken Raymond. Potluck at 6:30 p.m., dances begin at 7 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, Great Hall, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 533-9955.

Medical Lake Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - The Friends of the Medical Lake Library will hold their semi-annual book sale, featuring gently-used books, DVDs, CDs and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake (509) 893-8330.

Veggie Tales Live: Happy Birthday Bob & Larry - It’s a very Veggie birthday, and you are invited! Join Bob and Larry and the entire VeggieTales crew as they put on the biggest birthday party ever celebrating VeggieTales’ 20 years of stories, songs and fun. The show is filled with silly song favorites and memorable entertainment for the whole family. 7 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-$33. (800) 325-SEAT.

Saturday

Spokane Humane Society Booktober Book Sale - Come and browse more than 20,000 gently used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other items for sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Donated books and other items gladly accepted beforehand. Proceeds will help buy dog food and kitty litter. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Items will be 50 cents to $1. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

Enough Is Enough March and Rally – March in support of victims of violence and bullying, 10 a.m. from Liberty Park, 1704 E. Fourth Ave., to the Spokane October’s Carefest 2013 at Mission Park, 1200 E. Mission Ave., in the Gonzaga Neighborhood with a rally from 1-3 p.m. Visit www.spokanecarefest.us. Free.

Oktoberfest - Beer Garden, food, crafts and vendors. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Charles Catholic Church, gym, 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 276-5996.

Volkswalk with “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” - 5K and 10K walks. Register 8-9:45 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. The route takes you along the Centennial Trail and back. Riverfront Park, North Bank Shelter, 507 N. Howard St. $3. (509) 465-2690.

Make-A-Wish 5K Walk/Run for Wishes - Make-A-Wish Washington is hosting its fifth annual family-friendly walk. The event generates funds to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Food, beverages and family entertainment provided. Registration is free but a minimum $100 fundraising goal is encouraged for each participant to support future wish granting. The top individual and team fundraisers will be awarded prizes and trophies. Register online today at akwa.wish.org or by phone. 8:45 a.m. Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. Free. (206) 623-5300.

Bark For Life Spokane - For humans and canines to benefit the American Cancer Society. Entertainment, more than 50 vendors, contests, dog demonstrations, adoptions, pet blessings, surprises and live music. 5K Dog & Me Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. and event begins at 11 a.m. 10 a.m. Whispering Pines Park, 115 W. Eagle Ridge Blvd., off Highway 195, $25 for 5K Run, includes event admission; $10/family for event only. (509) 290-5096.

Medical Lake Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - The Friends of the Medical Lake Library will hold their semi-annual book sale, featuring gently-used books, DVDs, CDs and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. (509) 893-8330.

Latah Harvest Celebration - Stop by for a farmers market, children’s games, barbecue, crafts, petting zoo and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Latah City Park, Main and Harvey, Latah. (509) 286-3471.

KPBX Kids Concert - Kick off the back-to-school season with the tuba quartet S.P.A.R.C. (Spokane Piston and Rotary Club). The band will entertain with its lively and brassy tuba and euphonium sound while playing selections from the Baroque period, roughly 1600-1750. Keeping with the time period, Mobius Kids Children’s Museum will have a table at the concert with a free crown-making craft. 1-2 p.m. River Park Square, Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729.

Spokane Symphony Ensembles - Cheney - 2 p.m. Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.


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