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Thu., Sept. 5, 2013


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $35-$45/VIP, $10-$25/general. (800) 325-SEAT.

Kindermusik - Holy Names Music Center is now enrolling ages 2-6 for Kindermusik, beginning Oct. 4. Scholarships are available. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $15/lesson. (509) 326-9516.

Spokane County Interstate Fair - Friday-Sept. 15. This year’s theme is “Ridin’, Rockin’ and Livestockin’.” Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m. the final day. Seniors get free admission on Monday; law enforcement, firefighters and military get free admission on Wednesday; children 17 and younger (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free with a youth pass from their local Safeway store on Sept. 12; Coats 4 Kids Drive - children age 13 and younger will be admitted free with the donation of a new or gently used coat. Visit for a full schedule. Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana St. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age 6 and younger; ride bracelets are $25 for Sept. 9-12 and $30 for Sept. 13-15. (509) 477-1766.


PRCA Rodeo - 7 p.m. at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Friday night is Tough Enough to Wear Pink performance with $1 from each ticket sold donated to Because There is Hope, in the continued joint efforts focus on breast cancer awareness in the Inland Northwest. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.


PRCA Rodeo - 7 p.m. at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.

Rummage Sale/Car Wash to Benefit Kyle Sipe - Lots of great items including appliances, electronics, tools, household items and clothes. Kyle was born with end-stage congenital heart disease and needs $25,000 for a heart and lung transplant. All funds will go to Children’s Organ Transplant Association. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. New Life Assembly of God Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 328-2994.

Fall Plant Sale - The Friends of Manito will present a large selection of plant varieties including edibles, hostas, coneflowers, coralbells, hyssop and yellow blooming shasta daisies. Kids can make leaf masks, gnarly fall trees and autumn wreaths. Music from The Barking Katz Band and Jed Wagner. Free informative talks and demonstrations. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. (509) 456-8038.

Spoke-Ed - Join REI and its local partners for a morning of fun and cycling education. The patio will be filled with the people who know about cycling in Spokane. An REI bike tech will be on hand to tune your bike up for SpokeFest for free. You can also pick up your ride packet for SpokeFest. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.

Broadway and Sullivan Street Fair - Exhibitors and displays, inflatables, game truck for students, family activities, live entertainment including Men of Rhythm big band, classic cars, area restaurants and food trucks. Free snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. 10 a.m. Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 924-0466.

Spokane Kids Fest - Families with children ages 2-10 years are invited to participate in a free, fun event filled with activities, crafts, face painting, music, dancing, prizes and more. Noon-3 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 926-5575.

Beep Baseball - Spokane Pride vs. Seattle South King Sluggers. Festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. to socialize with the team players and have lunch. Doubleheader game starts at 2:30 p.m. Franklin Sports Complex, 302 W. Queen Ave. (888) 636-7478.

Author Kenn Nesbitt - Nesbitt is an award-winning children’s poet and the current U.S. children’s poet laureate. His newest book, “Kiss, Kiss Good Night,” is for little ones about how mommy animals put their babies to bed. These soothing bedtime poems are perfect for getting little ones to settle down. 2 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.


Broadway and Sullivan Street Fair - 10 a.m. Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 924-0466.

SpokeFest - A family friendly ride with four routes to choose from. The Classic River Loop: This 21-mile route covers some of Spokane’s most beautiful riding, including the Aubrey L. White Parkway, Riverside State Park and a finish atop of the Spokane Falls. Park Loop and Bike Safety Rodeo: A 1-mile loop entirely within Riverfront Park, with no street crossings. Volunteers will be spread along the route to watch and assist riders. Spokane Falls Option: Shortcut the Classic River Loop into a nine mile ride. Four Mounds Option: A 26-mile add-on to the Classic River Loop, for a total of 47 miles. Also entertainment, vendor booths and food. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Start/finish on Post Street, next to Riverfront Park. $20/adults, $15/children.


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