April 17, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

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. East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

Friday

“Stuart Little” - The many adventures of E.B. White’s Stuart Little are brought to life in this story theater presentation of a mouse trying to survive in a people’s world. 7 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

“Fleaster” 2014 (Flashlight Egg Hunt) - An evening of live production, food, games, cool prizes on the church’s 30-acre property. For junior high-age through college. 7 p.m. Spokane Christian Center, 8909 E. Bigelow Gulch Road. Free. (509) 924-4888.

Saturday

“Behold Jesus!” Easter Drama - Presented by Spokane Dream Center, a nondenominational Christian church. In its 17th year with a cast of more than 150, this drama portrays the life and teachings of Jesus according to the Gospel accounts. No tickets required. Performances at 1 and 6:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 924-2630.

Beck’s Harvest House Easter Weekend Fun! - Families are invited to experience Easter in Green Bluff. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hop on a ride in the Country Wagon through the orchard hunting for Easter eggs. All participants will receive an Easter prize of a free ice cream cone. Also available will be free pictures with the Easter Bunny as well as live baby chicks and baby bunnies. Come hungry, as there will be homemade, mouthwatering breakfast served from 9-11 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Country Kitchen. Beck’s Harvest House, 9919 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert $3/adults, $5/children. (509) 238-6970.

“Stuart Little” - 1 and 4 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

Mommy & Me Swing - Swing, baby swing! Mommies, daddies … or anyone with babies, come dance to swingin’ tunes with your special little person, age birth-5 years. You will learn vintage social dance moves. Drop in 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 at class. Other suggested equipment: baby back/front packs, baby wraps, etc., water bottle. Bella Cova, 905 N. Washington St. $15/drop-in; $75/punch card for six classes. (509) 919-9162.

Doll Show and Sale - Hosted by the Spokane, Lilac City Doll Club. Antique, collectible and modern dolls, bears and doll accessories. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. $5/general, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 838-8487 or (509) 328-5319.

Easter Egg Hunt - Open to children 12 and younger. Hosted by Camp Fire and Central Grange with candy and prizes. 10 a.m. Central Grange No. 831, 7001 E. Bigelow Gulch Road. Free. (509) 926-3642.

Easter Egg Hunt 2014 - 50,000 eggs scattered across the field and playgrounds for the kids, along with jump castles, a petting zoo, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and an awesome appearance of the Chipmunks. Make sure to bring your baskets for the egg hunt. 10 a.m. ONE, 15601 E. 24th Ave., Spokane Valley. Free.

“Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter - Preschool Storytime and Craft - Some bunnies are good. Some bunnies are bad. And Peter Rabbit is, at times, a bad bunny. Come find out what happens to poor Peter Rabbit! 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Community Easter Egg Hunt - Free family event with an egg hunt for children up to fifth grade, carnival games, prizes, inflatables, a dunk tank, a “golden egg” search, concessions and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Valley Real Life Church, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. Free. (509) 232-0840.

Easter Stories - Storytime and Craft - Some make us laugh, others 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. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Summer Activities Kids Expo - Parents will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from area summer camps, classes, clinics and programs. More than 30 organizations will be on site to choose from with activities for children ages 18 months-18 years. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Warehouse, 800 N. Hamilton St. Free admission. (509) 927-0602.

Eye4Art Show - Artwork will be on display from the entire Mead School District, grades 1-12. Professional artists from our community, such as Jill Smith, Jo Fyfe, Nicholas Sironka and John Blessent will exhibit and sell artwork during the event. All proceeds will benefit the Mead School District Art Programs. Noon. 302 W. Hastings Road $15/family, $5/adults, $2/grades 7-12, free/grades six and younger. (509) 720-9163.

Rockford Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 1 p.m. Primeland Cooperatives, 311 E. Emma St., Rockford.

A Wide-Open Town - Join author and historian Jim Kershner for a presentation about Spokane’s more colorful history including three of the city’s more interesting characters. 2 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Go Big Carnival and Egg Hunt - Second annual event with inflatables, free food, carnival games, and prizes that have been donated by local businesses. More than 5,000 eggs in three egg hunts with prizes. 4 p.m. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission.

Sunday

Beck’s Harvest House Easter Weekend Fun - Families are invited to experience Easter in Green Bluff. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hop on a ride in the Country Wagon through the orchard hunting for Easter eggs. All participants will receive a free ice cream cone. Also available will be free pictures with the Easter Bunny as well as live baby chicks and baby bunnies. Come hungry, breakfast will be served from 9-11 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Country Kitchen. Beck’s Harvest House, 9919 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert $3/adults, $5/children. (509) 238-6970.

Wednesday

“Earth Day!” Preschool Storytime and Craft - This beautiful place called Earth is your home. Come hear fun stories about taking care of it to celebrate Earth Day. Afterward, stay to make a simple bird feeder. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.


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