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Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, midnight

“Discover Earth: A Century of Change” This hands-on learning exhibit continues through Aug. 30. Hours are Monday, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Sundays. Spokane Public Library downtown branch, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5307.

Summer Horse and Carriage Rides Every Friday in August, 5-9 p.m. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Main Ave. and Wall St. Free.

North Idaho Summer Adventure Series The Idaho Conservation League continues its series of trips with Pack River Geocaching on Saturday. Space is limited; reservations required. Multiple locations, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 265-9565.

Radical Rick Join Radical Rick for exciting science experiments. Saturday, 11 a.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Bike Safety Rodeo for Kids Saturday, 2 p.m., Riley Creek Recreation Area campground, Riley Creek Park Road, Laclede, Idaho. Free. Register at www.exploringfamilies.com. (509) 999-7614.

Night at the Mall You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend the ultimate slumber party. NorthTown Mall stores will stay open late , with a back-to-school fashion show, scavenger hunt, movie and popcorn, store discounts and incentives, crafts, snacks and more. Girls must be accompanied by their own chaperones. Check-in is 6-7 p.m. Sunday. Girl Scouts, 1404 N. Ash St. $50 per girl with adult (additional adults are $20 each). (800) 827-9478, ext. 230.

Back to School Shoe Drive Through Aug. 10. Help send a child back to school with a new pair of shoes by donating at the Mission Outreach Center Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1:30-4 p.m. Shoes will be distributed Aug. 22-23 to children in grades K-8. Mission Community Outreach Center, 1906 E. Mission Ave. (509) 536-1084.

Adam Miller Award-winning autoharp player, folksinger and storyteller. The family-oriented concerts are designed to encourage group singing while sharing American folklore and traditions. Monday, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Post Falls Library, 821 Spokane St., Post Falls; and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden. (208) 769-2315.

Build Night! We have LEDs and volt coin batteries and are looking for folks to build and create Instructables to upload to the Instructables.com website. Must have a basic understanding of electronics. Youth ages 10 and up may participate with an adult. Registration is required. Monday, 4-7:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Everyday Scientists This presentation, by the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, is full of easy and fun science experiments that can be done at home. Monday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

School-Aged Drop In! Bring your creativity and come anytime during the day for an activity. Free; check your neighborhood branch for hours. Tuesday, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5375. Tuesday, East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5375. Wednesday, Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380. Wednesday, Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes, (509) 444-5375. Wednesday, South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5385. Thursday, Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380.

Dino-riffic Dino Dig Two Day Camp For ages 4-8. Tuesday or Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $40/members, $50/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Salish School of Spokane Learn common Salish words and phrases, hear traditional Salish stories, and enjoy traditional and contemporary hand drum songs and exhibition songs on the big powwow drum. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale and Homeschool Workshops New and used books, curriculum, posters, educational games, puzzles, manipulatives and more. Twenty-eight workshops. Wednesday, 10 a.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. Free admission to sale; $10 per adult for workshops. (509) 999-7614.

Max and Ruby Preschool Storytime and Craft Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Preschool Play and Learn: Shadle Park Library Ages 3-5 years. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Ssssssnakes Are Awesome! Let’s get to know our resident corn snake better. For ages 4-8. Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Make a Mask of Yourself and String Art Artisans at the Dahmen Barn 8th annual Children’s Summer Creativity Series. Practicing artists will lead children in two creative projects with a healthy snack between sessions. For kids ages 6 to 12. Registration required by Sunday. Thursday, 1-3:45 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $15/child. (509) 229-3414.


 

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