April 3, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Teen Writers of the Inland Empire - T.W.I.N.E. meets the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. to write with other teens and share your work in an encouraging, positive environment. They will have lots of paper and pens, and a snack. For grades six and older. Participate online anytime at the T.W.I.N.E. blog: teenwritersoftheinlandempire. blogspot.com/ Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Toddler & Me: “Fancy Nancy” Dress-Up - We are jumping in to a couple of great “Fancy Nancy” books, then going fancy with dress-up fun. There will be props and fashion fun for a photo shoot to capture those great looks. For ages 2-4. Parents stay and play with their little ones in this fun-packed class. Class offered at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Watoto Children’s Choir Concert - Performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. Free. (509) 465-0779.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Moran Prairie Library - Art Like the Masters: Learn about some of the art masters and their techniques so you can create a modern masterpiece. Crayons, construction paper, scissors and other crafty supplies supplied. You create your own art in the style of amazing artists like Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Ongoing

“Stuart Little” - Friday-April 19. The many adventures, both big and small, of Stuart Little are brought to life in this story theater presentation of a mouse trying to survive in a people’s world. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. (April 12 performance at 4 p.m. will be signed for the deaf); and Sundays at 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

Friday

Spokane Home and Garden Show - 38th annual event. Visit with vendors and learn of services to make your next home improvement project a success in building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. Noon-8 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, $6/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380.

Saturday

Spokane Home and Garden Show - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, $6/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380.

Keep Calm and Sign on Storytelling Time - Held the first Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program practicum students will provide interpreting services. Barnes and Noble at Northtown Mall, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.

Only Fools Run At Midnight - The Medical Lake Lions are sponsoring their 36th annual run. Check-in at the high school from 10-11:30 p.m. with the run starting at midnight. For more information and to register call or email medlklions@aol.com. Medical Lake High School, 200 E. Barker St., Medical Lake $11/no shirt, $20/with T-shirt, $23/run with long-sleeved shirt, $35/run with both shirts. (509) 995-7097.

Final Four Live - Watch the slam dunks on a 30-foot movie screen with surround sound. There will be beer, popcorn, soda and food available at multiple concession stands. Games scheduled to start at 3:09 and 5:49 p.m. Fundraiser for Spokane Youth Sports Association and Friends of the Bing, suggested donation: $12/adults, $7/age 13 and younger. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 534-5805.

Beginning Bird Watching Classes - The Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society will sponsor beginning bird watching classes. The classes will include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, birds at Turnbull and more. Class size is limited; registration is required. 9-11 a.m. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.

WSU Spokane Health Fair - Presented by WSU Health Sciences students. Screenings provided will include blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, bone density, hearing, BMI, BIA, waist circumference, grip test, as well as science experiments for the kids, program showcases, food trucks, and Cougar Gold Cheese and Ferdinand’s Ice Cream sampling. 10 a.m. WSU Spokane Campus, Phase I Classroom Building, 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 358-7921.

Sunday

Spokane Home and Garden Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, $6/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380.

Monday

Minecraft Madness - Play Minecraft? Then you will love this camp. We are papercrafting Minecraft characters, having sugar cube building contests, and trying our hand at real mining as we search for gold and gems, which you can take home in your own Minecraft chest. Door prizes and one grand prize will be awarded throughout the morning so join us in going mad for Minecraft. For ages 4-8. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Princess Fairy Party - Be prepared to be dazzling as we go all out in this party. Play games, create your own princess fairy tutu, frost your own fairy cupcake, and there will be props and fashion fun for a photo shoot to capture your princess fairy looks. Warning: there will be lots of glitter. For ages 4-8. 2-4 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Get Lit! at the Library - Get Lit!, EWU’s famous literary festival is at the library. We’ll be welcoming them and Spokane poet laureate Thomas Caraway. Caraway will give a State of the Literary Scene address for Spokane. 4 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Tuesday

Secret Science Tricks - Learn some neat tricks that use science but look like magic. Awe and amaze family and friends with stunts such as the disappearing water, the tube of invisibility and floating metal. For ages 4-8. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Messiest Epic Art Camp Ever - Join us for all the best messy art projects from former camps, like painting with toes, exploding balloon art and monster piñatas. The camp will include some new epic art adventures as we try paint bowling and building life-size robot friends. For ages 4-8. 2-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $40/members, $50/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Spokane Valley Library - Art Like the Masters. 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Kelly Irish Dancers Spring Recital - From the youngest dancers to the advanced dancers, they present “St. Brendan’s Voyage!” The group of 80 dancers will be performing with the young Celtic band Broken Whistle. 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 220-3479.

Wednesday

Get Lit! Poetry Slams - Through April 10. Part of the 16th annual Get Lit! Festival. Poets may work in teams or individually. Wednesday: Youth (ages 5-12), register at 5 pm. and begin at 5:30 p.m.; and Teen Poetry Slam (ages 16-18), register at 6 p.m. and begin at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday: Middle School Slam (ages 13-15), register at 4:30 p.m. and begin at 5 p.m.; and College Poetry Slam (for college students of any age), register at 5:30 p.m. and begin at 6 p.m. Visit outreach.ewu.edu/getlit/3189.xml Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., level three Free for participants and audience. (509) 359-7437.

“The End (Almost)” by Jim Benton - Preschool story time and craft. Light, cute and funny, Donut the dog wants to be in the story, but the author says it’s over. What’s a little dog to do but cause a few problems? Come prepared to laugh and color with us. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Dino Stompasaurus Camp - Stomp into the world of the dinosaurs and volcanoes, plus get your hands on the museum’s collection of real fossils. Give T-Rex a makeover, prepare to rock out on your own dino drums, play at paleontology while digging up some bones and erupt a volcano and have a dino stompin’ good time. For ages 4-8. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $40/members, $50/non-members. (509) 624-5437.

Lunchtime Book Group - This is an informal, brown-bag lunch and book discussion of “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Noon. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Messiest Epic Art Camp Ever - Join us for all the best messy art projects from former camps, like painting with toes, exploding balloon art, monster piñatas, and much more. The camp will include some new epic art adventures as we try paint bowling and building life-size robot friends. For ages 4-8. 2-4 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $40/members, $50/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Medical Lake Library - Art Like the Masters - Learn about some of the art masters and their techniques so you can create a modern masterpiece. Crayons, construction paper, scissors and other crafty supplies supplied. You create your own art in the style of amazing artists like Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. 3 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Deer Park. Free.

Getting Graphic! Teen edition - Come explore what’s new and what’s hot in the library’s collection of graphic novels for teens. We’ll even have some new books for you to check out. 3 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun - Our Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun brings together some of Fancy Nancy’s favorite things – books, friends and butterflies. Join the fun to celebrate the most fabulous of seasons, spring. 4 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5390.


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