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Fri., April 18, 2014

1 “Behold Jesus” Easter drama 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. A cast of more than 150 bring the gospel accounts of Jesus to life. Presented by the Spokane Dream Center, a nondenominational Christian church, “Behold Jesus” is in its 17th year and is open to all. (509) 924-2630. Admission: FREE

2 Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start time, Saturday, SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge Park, 163 S. A St. The Easter bunny will hide plastic eggs filled with dog treats and pose for photos with kids. The hunt will start at 10 a.m., along with free kids’ activities. Three golden eggs will be hidden somewhere in the upper park with egg-stra special prizes inside. All proceeds raised from the event benefit the park’s ongoing cleanup and maintenance. (509) 534-8133, ext. 205. Admission: $10 per dog

3 Dancefest 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, West Valley High School , auditorium, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Tenth annual event celebrating National Dance Week and sponsored by the Inland Northwest Dance Association. Enjoy jazz, Highland, Appalachian clog, folk, modern, classical ballet, tap, hip-hop, and traditional Mexican and German dances, performed by dancers of all ages, then learn the basics in workshops. Health information booths and a variety of vendors, plus a silent auction and raffle to keep Dancefest free of charge. Light lunches and snacks will be available. (509) 927-0972. Admission: FREE

4 Coeur d’Alene Earth Day Celebration Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free, family-friendly event where a variety of activities will aid in learning how to reduce your carbon footprint and join sustainability efforts in our community. There will also be an Easter egg hunt, crafts, yoga, food and live music. (208) 667-9093. Admission: FREE

5 “A Wide-Open Town” 2 p.m. Saturday, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Author and historian Jim Kershner (a former staff reporter and current correspondent for The Spokesman-Review) will give a presentation about Spokane’s colorful history, including three of the city’s more interesting characters. (509) 444-5390. Admission: FREE

6 Tallboy, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Hop!, 706 N. Monroe St. Metal and rock with Nixon Rodeo, Invasive, InDenial, Evolved, Free the Jester and Banish the Echo. (509) 328-5467. Admission: $8

7 GS3 8 p.m. Saturday, The Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St. 1980s cover band with its roots at Lewis and Clark High School. Reservations appreciated. (509) 863-8098. Admission: FREE

8 Ben Montgomery

7 p.m. Thursday, Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Montgomery will read from his latest book, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” a true story about a 67-year-old who in 1955 became the first woman to through-hike the Appalachian Trail. In the following decade, she put in more than 10,000 miles on foot. (509) 838-0206. Admission: FREE

9 “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” 7 p.m. Thursday, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Robert Sapolsky, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya, will talk about human stress. (509) 359-6081. Admission: FREE

10 Shrine Circus 3 and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Tigers, elephants, acrobats, daredevils and clowns in an old-fashioned big top circus, presented by the El-Katif Shriners. (509) 747-0132 Admission: $10 general

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