April 10, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Get Lit! Poetry Slams - Part of the 16th annual Get Lit! festival. Poets may work in teams or individually. 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 http://outreach.ewu.edu/getlit/ 3189.xml Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Level 3. Free for participants and audience. (509) 359-7437.

Dino Stompasaurus Camp - Stomp into the world of the dinosaurs and volcanoes plus get your hands on the museum’s collection of real fossils. For ages 4-8. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $40/members, $50/non-members. (509) 624-5437.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Argonne 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. 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun – This Fancy Nancy event brings together some of Nancy’s favorite things - books, friends and butterflies. 4 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Legomania - 62 Brick Challenge - What can you do with exactly 62 bricks? Each Legomaniac will get 62 bricks to work with and the opportunity to show their skills as we challenge ourselves. Prizes will be awarded. For ages 4-10. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/non-members. (509) 624-5437.

Ongoing

“Stuart Little” - Through 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.; Saturday performance at 4 p.m. will be signed for the deaf; and Sunday at 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

Saturday

Spokane Bike Swap - Buy new and used bicycles and accessories from the bike corral or visit local bike shops and other vendors that will be set up throughout the event. Proceeds from the Spokane Bike Swap benefit the Friends of the Centennial Trail. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donate a bike and get a free admission. Registration fee is waived on kids’ bikes priced $50 or less. Online registration of bikes is recommended. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 742-9377.

SCC Spring Flower and Garden Show - The show also features a European-style fresh flower market and will have bedding and house plants, herbs, yard art and unique arts and crafts for sale. Children’s activities also are planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 624-3457.

Poetry Month Storytime - Some make us laugh, other make us cry, some make us think, others make us sigh. Come and hear some funny, sweet, and silly poems that are sure to inspire you. No craft today. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) - Celebrate beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary’s birthday by coming to the library, getting comfy and reading. Event will be held at all library branches. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Mommy & Me Swing - Mommies, daddies … or anyone with babies, come dance to swingin’ tunes with your special little person. (Ages 0-5 years). You will learn vintage social dance moves so you and your baby can swing out. Drop in on Saturdays from 11-11:45 a.m. Instruction by Colleen Robinson of Lindy Town USA. Wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and supportive shoes like tennis shoes. Other suggested equipment: baby back/front packs, baby wraps, etc., water bottle. 11 a.m. Bella Cova, 905 N. Washington St. $15/drop-in; $75/punch card for six classes. (509) 919-9162.

KPBX Kids Concert - A tribute to Earl Scruggs with the Panhandle Polecats and banjo picker Christopher Arndt. KPBX pays tribute to the master picker with high-energy Bluegrass music by the Panhandle Polecats with special guest Christopher Arndt. 1-2 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.

Dishman Hills Buttercup Hike - This hike will be led by Michael Hamilton, former DHC President, retired geologist and resident naturalist. This Dishman Hills tradition is not only a chance to look for the year’s first color, but Hamilton will also share the history and importance of this land we are all working so hard to protect. 1 p.m. Camp Caro, 625 S. Sargent Road, Spokane Valley. Free.

Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun - Join the fun to celebrate the most fabulous of seasons, spring. 3 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Sunday

Spokane Bike Swap - One-stop shop to get ready for bike season. Proceeds from the Spokane Bike Swap benefit the Friends of the Centennial Trail. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Payout and unsold bike pick-up on Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 742-9377.

Hip-Hop Bunny Rodeo! - We are going to hip-hop and not stop as we create cowboy bunny ears, and so much more. For ages 4-8. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. Free/museum admission. (509) 624-5437.

Egg Hunts - “Keep Calm and Hop Along,” presented by the SFCC ITP (Interpreter Training Program) Club for children in the deaf/hard of hearing communities. Contact Melissa.pilant@spokanefalls.edu 2-4 p.m. Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Free.


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