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Friends of the Medical Lake Library Book Sale Friday and Saturday. Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. (509) 893-8330.

“Stuart Little” Continues through April 19. The many adventures, both big and small, of Stuart Little are brought to life in this story theatre 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.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. Saturday’s 4 p.m. performance will be signed for the deaf. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

“The Secret Garden” Through April 27. An orphaned girl is sent to live at her uncle’s castle and discovers a garden that has been locked away and neglected. Aided by one of the servant’s boys, she begins restoring the garden and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. Adults: $10/advance; $12/door. Children: $5. (509) 447-9900.

Spokane Bike Swap Saturday-Sunday. One-stop shop to get ready for bike season. 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. Open daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donate a bike and get a free admission. Bike consignment on Friday from 3-8 p.m. for $5 registration cost and 6 percent consignment fee if sold. Registration fee is waived on kids’ bikes priced $50 or less. Pre-registration of bikes online recommended. 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.

Spokane Shock Arena Football All games at 7 p.m., unless marked. Saturday vs. Portland Thunder. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$28. (509) 242-SHOCK.

Poetry Month Storytime Some make us laugh, other make us cry, some make us think, others make us sigh. But what all poems do is touch the part of us that’s true. Come and hear some funny, sweet and silly poems that are sure to inspire you. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Mommy & Me Swing Swing, baby 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 and maybe even sack out while one of you gets a workout. 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. There will be a quick snack break, so feel free to bring a snack or purchase one at class. Other suggested equipment: baby back/front packs, baby wraps, etc., water bottle. Saturday, 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. Known as the father of the bluegrass banjo sound for his three-finger banjo picking, it’s been said that Earl Scruggs is to bluegrass what Babe Ruth is to baseball. KPBX pays tribute to the master picker with high-energy bluegrass music by the Panhandle Polecats with special guest Christopher Arndt. Composed of three sisters and two brothers from North Idaho, the Panhandle Polecats have been performing bluegrass since 2003. The concert will feature Jenny Little on standup bass, Hank Little on Dobro and harmonica, Molly Wilbur on mandolin and Bonnie Campbell on guitar. Joining the Panhandle Polecats for the concert is Christopher Arndt, a Scruggs-style banjo picker from Post Falls. Arndt started playing banjo with The North Idaho Hat Band, a trio formed with his brother and a friend, and now performs around the Northwest with Kevin Pace and the Early Edition. Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.

Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun This event brings together some of Fancy Nancy’s favorite things: books, friends and butterflies. Join the fun to celebrate spring. Free. Saturday, 3 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5390; Wednesday, 4 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5390.

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

Egg Hunts “Keep Calm and Hop Along,” presented by the SFCC Interpreter Training Program Club for children in the deaf/hard of hearing communities. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks along with the egg hunts. Contact Melissa.pilant@spokanefalls.edu. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Free.

Kids Explore & Discover Club 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 provided. Create your own art in the style of amazing artists like Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. Monday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; Tuesday, 4 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300.

Northside Tween Club Held monthly, Scratch Lab is a free visual programming language developed by M.I.T. Make 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. Tuesday, Japan Week: Join us to play games, do a Japanese craft and learn a little about our friends across the Pacific. Students from Mukogawa Fort Wright University will be joining in on the fun! North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Toddler & Me: April Showers! April showers bring splish-splashing fun as we dive into water sensory play, create a cute made-by-you flower pot and plant a flower that you can water daily at home. For ages 2-4. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. Held at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

“Trees Trees Trees” Preschool Storytime and Craft We are reading some fun, interactive and beautiful stories all about trees. “Tap the Magic Tree” will have you helping read each page, and “There was a Tree” will take you away with a beautiful story. Afterwards, you can design your own tree. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Getting Graphic! Teen edition Come explore what’s new and hot in the library’s collection of graphic novels for teens. We’ll even have some new books for you to check out. Wednesday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.



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