September 13, 2013 in Features

Kids and Family

 

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.

Spokane Heart & Stroke Walk and 5K Run The 5K walk is noncompetitive and the 5K run is chipped and timed. Proceeds help prevent and treat heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of Americans. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Kids Zone with fun activities; 9:45 a.m., Miracle Mile begins; 10 a.m., kids 1K fast dash with mascots; 10:15 a.m., 5K run; 10:20 a.m., walkers start. Packet Pickup for 5K Run today, 3-7 p.m., 1303 N. Washington St. Riverfront Park, Clocktower, 507 N. Howard St. Walkers free; timed 5K: $30. (509) 536-1500.

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 www.outofthedarkness.org or call (888) 333-2377. Saturday, Mission Park, 1200 E. Mission Ave. (509) 324-1596.

Love Talk Play Soup Join us for music by the Jenks followed by 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 to 5 and their families or caregivers. Free. Saturday, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal Street. (509) 893-8340; and Saturday, 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First Street, Cheney. (509) 893-8280.

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 andreas@auntiesbooks.com. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Penn Wallace Reading, discussion and signing of “Blue Water & Me.” The book is a high-adventure story of 11-year-old Wallace’s first summer fishing with his father, Blue Water Charlie. Saturday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Family Fun Day Free events and family activities including food, the Spokane Party Trolley, face painting and adoptable animals from SpokAnimal. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Family Insurance parking lot, 106 N. Evergreen Road. Free.

Tween Club Held monthly, Scratch Lab is a free visual programming language developed by M.I.T. to create simple computer animations and interactive stories. Bring a flash drive or your email account info if you would like to save your work. Just for tweens in grades 4-6. Snacks provided. Held the third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. from September through December. Tuesday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Toddler and Me: Apple Friends What is shiny, red and helps keep the doctor away? Apples! Make apple-headed friends, slice an apple in half to see what’s inside and then create a colorful apple print. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. For children ages 2-4. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

“A Porcupine Named Fluffy” Fluffy wants to become fluffier, so he decides to climb a tree and pretend to be a cloud. He even poses as a pillow. When he meets Hippo, a rhinoceros, it puts his plight in perspective and he makes a friend. We’ll have treats afterward. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Squid Dissection! Explore your own squid through a simple dissection and learn about how this amazing creature moves and lives. Make a squid print and write with squid ink you harvest yourself. For children ages 4-8. Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20. (509) 624-5437.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale The Friends of the Spokane Public Library begin their fall sale with the members only presale. Nonmembers can join on the spot for a minimum $10 donation at the membership table, open from 4-5 p.m. Held in rooms 1A and 1B. Wednesday, 4:30-8 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Library , 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5307.

Squishy Circuits How do we light things up, make noise, and get things moving? Let’s find out. Visit the library to build a squish sculpture complete with lights, motion and sound, and learn a bit about electrical circuits. Appropriate for school-age children. Thursday, 4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.


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