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Author Kenn Nesbitt Nesbitt is an award-winning children’s poet from Spokane 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. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Kindermusik Holy Names Music Center is now enrolling kids, ages 2-6, for Kindermusik, beginning Oct. 4. The music classes will help kids develop skills they need to learn and grow, from head to toe. Scholarships are available. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $15/lesson. (509) 326-9516.

Kootenai Health Triathlon for Kids Ages 4-11. This triathlon is designed to promote health and fitness among children and to make every child a winner. Participants are encouraged to register early. Registration forms are available online and at the McGrane Center for Rehabilitation front desk. Saturday, check in at 8 a.m. Kootenai Health, McGrane Center for Rehabilitation, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. $20, includes T-shirt and medal. (208) 666-2950.

Rummage Sale/Car Wash to benefit Kyle Sipe He 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. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., New Life Assembly of God Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 328-2994.

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

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

Blind Baseball Spokane Pride vs. Seattle South King Sluggers. Festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. to socialize with the team players and have lunch. Double-header game starts at 2:30 p.m. After-game party location and time will be announced after the game. Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Franklin Sports Complex, 302 W. Queen Ave. (888) 636-7478.

Science Toys! Build some toys that demonstrate simple scientific principles and learn about the forces behind them. Take home your own collection to wow your friends and family. For children ages 4-8. Tuesday, 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $15 members/ $20 nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Frolic in the Fall Children will be inspired through hands-on instruments, musical scavenger hunts, finger puppets, creative movement, singing, pitch exploration, and music theory through fun and games. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, (509) 688-0300; Thursday, 10:30 a.m., 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake, (509) 755-6726; Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m., 710 Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 769-2252. $70.

Little Tykes: Dora the Explorer Go exploring with Dora through some of her favorite adventures before building your own backpack to use as you play an exploration game. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. For children ages 2-4. Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Spaghetti Feed Extravaganza Help raise money for the Corbin Senior Activity Center. Purchase tickets by Monday at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Thursday, noon, Harvard Park Retirement Community, 1616 E. 30th Ave. $5. (509) 327-1584.

Kidical Mass South Perry Neighborhood Fun, safe bike ride especially for kids. All types of bikes, trailers, Xtracycles, bakfiets, tandems, folding bikes and trikes are welcome. Ride through the South Perry neighborhood on a 2.5-mile route starting in the parking lot of Two Wheel Transit. Thursday, 5 p.m., Two Wheel Transit, 817 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 723-2908.



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