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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Shrine Circus Tigers, elephants, acrobats, daredevils and clowns in an old-fashioned big top circus. Friday at 3 and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general seating, $15/reserved, $25/VIP. (509) 747-0132.

“Stuart Little” The many adventures of Stuart Little are brought to life in this story of a mouse trying to survive in a people’s world. Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m., Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

“The Secret Garden” An orphaned girl is sent to live at her uncle’s castle and discovers a neglected garden. 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.

Mommy & Me Swing Come dance to swingin’ tunes with your special little person (ages 0-5 years). 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. Saturday, Bella Cova, 905 N. Washington St. $15/drop-in; $75/punch card for six classes. (509) 919-9162.

Earth Day Exploration with SOLE Learn about conservation while exploring the wonders of our local natural world and practicing Leave No Trace. For ages 6-12. Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m., Waterlife Discovery Center, Lakeshore Drive, Sandpoint. Free; $7 donation encouraged for teaching materials but not required. (928) 351-SOLE.

“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! Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Superhero Storytime Hop in your Batmobile or swing by in your Spider-Man suit and join us for another action-packed superhero storytime sponsored by Spokane Comicon. If you’re lucky you may to win tickets to the con! Costumes encouraged. Sponsored by Spokane Comicon. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Celebrate Japan at the MAC Family day with hands-on art-making activities with Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute and Gonzaga University students. Artist Lee McLeron will give a demonstration in Nuido, traditional Japanese silk embroidery. Enjoy traditional Japanese music by Spokane Taiko. Visit the historic Campbell House and experience the new “100 Stories” exhibit at the MAC. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $10/adults, $7.50/seniors, $5/students w/ID, free/age four and younger. (509) 363-5359.

Eye4Art Show Artwork will be on display from the entire Mead School District, grades 1-12. Professional artists including 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. Saturday, noon, 302 W. Hastings Road. $15/family, $5/adults, $2/grades 7-12, free/grades 6 and younger. (509) 720-9163.

Coeur d’Alene Earth Day Celebration Family-friendly event with a variety of activities that will teach 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 for all to enjoy. Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-9093.

“Earth Day!” Preschool Storytime and Craft Come hear fun stories about taking care of the planet to celebrate Earth Day. Afterwards, stay to make a simple bird feeder. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Valley Tween Club Just for tweens in grades 4-6. Join us monthly at 4 p.m. as we have some snacks, make things, play games and more. Thursday, “Calling All Superheroes”: Grab your mask and secret identity (cape optional) and come to the library to explore the science of superheroes with an afternoon of superhero crafts, trivia and challenges. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

“A Tribute to Monty Python” Thursday through April 26. Produced by the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Drama Department. Performances are Thursday and April 25 at 7 p.m.; April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 676-1667.

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. Thursday, 4 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

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. Thursday, 4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Legomania – Marble Mazes Join us for marble mania. Build mazes out of Legos and see if you can guide our marbles through them. For ages 4-10. Thursday, 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.


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