Kids and family
“The Secret Garden” Continues through Sunday. An orphaned girl is sent to live at her uncle’s castle and discovers a garden that has been locked away and neglected. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. Adults: $10/advance; $12/door. Children: $5. (509) 447-9900.
“A Tribute to Monty Python” Continues through Saturday. Produced by the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Drama Department. Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 676-1667.
“Seussical” Friday and Saturday. This Dr. Seuss classic integrates the storylines from more than 20 of Seuss’ works, using each tiny town and bizarre species of creature as inspiration. Shows 7 p.m. nightly. Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10/door, general seating. (509) 354-7000.
Free Karate Trial Four-week class offered for ages 4 and older. Learn the basic karate stances, punches, kicks and blocks. Learn basic self-defense techniques. Offered Friday or Saturday. Registration required. Friday, 6 p.m., UKO Karate, 321 N. Pines Road, Unit C, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 368-7544.
Mommy & Me Swing Come dance to swingin’ tunes with your special little person, ages 0-5 years. Learn vintage social dance moves 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.
Healthy Kids Day Celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Free T-shirt to the first 150 kids. Fun prizes, activities and more. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA Spokane Valley, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 777-9622.
Kiwanis Club District 46 Paint-a-Helmet Division 46 Kiwanis Clubs will be giving away 1,000 free fitted bicycle helmets to children ages 3-16. Children must be accompanied by an adult and fitted onsite. Community groups will have booths set up, and there will be entertainment. First come, first served. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Building A, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 448-9895.
18th Annual “Kids for Kids” Penny Drive All proceeds will help provide vital therapies and services at no cost through the Spokane Guilds’ School. Donation drop-off sites include: Washington Trust Bank/Wandermere, 438 E. Hastings Road; Spokane Guilds’ School, 2118 W. Garland Ave.; Safeway and Albertsons in Liberty Lake, and the intersections of Country Homes Boulevard and Wall Street, Francis at Nevada, Francis at Ash and Maple, Mission and Hamilton, Monroe at Indiana and Northwest Boulevard, Sullivan at Sprague; 57th and Regal in Walgreen’s parking lot; 57th and Regal at Inland NW Bank; 29th and Grand; Cheney Masonic Lodge, 106 College Ave. in Cheney; and Deer Park Double Eagle Pawn parking lot. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (509) 326-1651.
Get Connected Health Resource Fair Connecting families and kids with health and wellness resources and activities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 720-5408.
18th Annual Family Fair More than 30 organizations and agencies serving the Palouse region join in a day of free activities, held in conjunction with WSU YMCA. Activities include a fun run at 12:30 p.m. (no fee or registration required), and an obstacle course. Stop by the Whitman County Library and Neill Public Library table to spin the prize wheel and ask about upcoming programs for all ages. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lincoln Middle School, 315 SE Crestview St., Pullman. Free. (509) 332-3524.
Superhero Storytime Hop in your Batmobile or swing by in your Spider-Man suit and join us for an action-packed superhero story time sponsored by Spokane Comicon. Costumes encouraged. Sponsored by Spokane Comicon. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
16th Annual Basset Blast All crowd-friendly dogs welcome. Humans admitted free. Vendors, a photo booth, raffles, silent auctions, contests, animal adoptions and more. Hosted by Washington Basset Rescue. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag. Bldg. A, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $10/dog, in advance; $15/dog, day of.
Hayden Kite Festival Registration from noon-1:30 p.m., judging from noon-2 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m.. Categories include Best in Show, High Flyer, Best Homemade and others. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m., Broadmoore Park, Broadmoore Estates North of Prairie Avenue and Atlas Road, Hayden. Free. (208) 209-1080.
Triceratops (Youth Poetry) A project developed by EWU’s Sam Ligon. Students from the MFA program visit third grade classrooms to teach poetry. All participating students are invited to read their completed poems at the bookstore. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Youth Symphony: Air! Features the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Shane Maurer, principal flute, performing the Allegro Moderato from Carl Neilsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $16/adults, $14/seniors, $12/age 17 and younger. (509) 624-1200.
Spokane Community Observance of The Holocaust This year’s theme is “Saving Our Future: Rescuing Children from the Nazis” with keynote speaker Stephen Adler, a Jewish child survivor of the Holocaust. Other activities include reading of winning high school and middle school entries in the Eva Lassman Memorial Creative Writing Contest, children’s candle processional, candle lighting ceremony and music performed by the Ferris High School Ensemble. Sunday, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Free. (509) 747-3304.
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun “Our Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly Fun” brings together some of Fancy Nancy’s favorite things: books, friends and butterflies. Monday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Seize the Dia Celebrate Dia with piñatas and stories in Spanish and English from students from M.E.Ch.A. de EWU. El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros, commonly known as Dia, is a day to recognize the importance of literacy for all children. Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, 3 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.
Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities Lecture Amy Spoelstra will be lecturing on developmental disorders and offering insight on how positive changes can be made in people’s lives without the use of medication. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-7434.
Spokane Symphony Link Up: The Orchestra Moves More than 900 Spokane-area schoolchildren will present a one-hour concert in which they will play their recorders and sing along with the Spokane Symphony. Thursday, 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 624-1200.