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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 classes. For children ages 2-4. 10:30 a.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Kidical Mass South Perry Neighborhood - Join this family-friendly ride – all types of bikes, trailers, Xtracycles, bakfiets, tandems, folding bikes, trikes are welcome. Ride through the South Perry neighborhood on a 2.5 mile route starting in parking lot of Two Wheel Transit. 5 p.m. Two Wheel Transit, 817 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 723-2908.


Spokane County Interstate Fair - Through Sunday. 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. Today, children 17 and younger (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free with a youth pass from their local Safeway store on Thursday; 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 $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age six and younger; ride bracelets are $25 on Thursday and $30 for through Sunday. (509) 477-1766.

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


Cheney Pee Wee Rodeo - Events include Rodeo at 10 a.m. Bi-Mart Arena, 14310 S. State Route 904, Cheney. (509) 230-7166.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk - Walker registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. along the Centennial Trail. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. To register, donate or to learn more, please visit or call (888) 333-2377. Mission Park, 1200 E. Mission Ave. (509) 324-1596.

Veteran Memorial/Honoring Ceremony - Fourth annual event presented by The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affair Medical Center and the American Indian Veterans Advisory Council for all veterans and their family members. The ceremony will be located directly behind the main hospital building, with a grand entry and presentation of flags. All veterans are invited to participate/honor their fallen veterans. All veterans will be invited to share their branch and period service. 10 a.m. Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affair Medical Center, 4815 N. Assembly St. (509) 434-7504.

Seed Saving - Find out how to turn this year’s bounty into next year’s garden. The class is part of the Spokane Seed Library, a new project of Spokane Public Library and Spokane’s Master Gardeners. 11 a.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Artsy Storytime and Craft - Listen to some books to get your creative juices flowing. Then, artist Theodora Sallee will teach you how to make a red clay leaf pocket vase. For children ages 5 and older. Supplies are limited and reservations are required by phone or email 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Love Talk Play Soup - Join us for music by the Jenks followed by a session of Love Talk Play Soup activities for children and their caregivers. It’s your chance to experience activities that will help get your child ready for school. Resources will be available for you to take home to keep the fun going. For ages birth-5 and their families or caregivers. 2 p.m. Cheney Library, 610 First Street, Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Minivans and ’80s Sedans Demolition Derby - at Spokane County Interstate Fair. 7 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.

Author Penn Wallace - Reading, discussion and signing of “Blue Water & Me.” The book is a high-adventure story of 11-year-old Wallace’s magical first summer fishing with his father, Blue Water Charlie. The pair begins their adventure by ramming a 30,000 ton Japanese freighter. Charlie regales Penn with old-time fish stories. Penn swims with dolphins and explores desert islands. Finally, the pair fight for their lives when caught in an out of season hurricane. It is a story of father-son bonding that everyone should read. 7 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.