August 21, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 
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Sing along to “Mamma Mia,” starring Meryl Streep, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spokane Public Library – Downtown Branch, 906 W. Main Ave. Admission is free.
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Today

School-Age Drop-In! - Bring your creativity and come in any time during the day for an activity. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Ongoing

Peach Festival - Through Sept. 1. Visit website for a map of growers and “Fresh on the Bluff” updates. Green Bluff. (509) 363-3135.

Movies at the Market - Thursday night movies at the Market. Today, “Ferngully” (G); Aug. 28, “Star Trek” (PG-13); Sept. 4, “The Princess Bride” (PG). 7 p.m. Movies shown at dusk. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. Free. (509) 343-2253.

Spokane Indians Baseball - Celebrate Spokane’s minor-league baseball team by attending a home game. 2014 schedule includes Indians vs. Salem-Keizer, Monday-Aug. 29. 6:30 p.m. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$11. (509) 535-2922.

Friday

Free Outdoor Summer Movies - Spokane Valley - Animated family movies presented by Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department. 8:10 p.m., “Frozen,” rated PG. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks and enjoy the show. There will be activities in the park an hour before the movie start time. Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 688-0300.

$1 Friday Fun Night at Riverfront Park - Each Friday nnight from 5-8 p.m., through Aug. 29. Enjoy $1 rides on the pavillion attractions, including Enchanted Forest Mini Golf and the Carrousel. Offer excludes SkyRide and Tour Train. Also, $1 hot dogs at the Pavilion Cafe and the Carrousel Grill. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.

Summer Horse and Carriage Rides - Every Friday through August, 5-9 p.m. The rides are first-come, first-served. No reservations are required. Each guest will receive a complimentary flower from Peters and Sons Floral. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Main Avenue and Wall Street. Free.

Saturday

Community Music Day - Come join us for a day full of music and fun! We will be offering free music lessons to all ages and abilities. Lessons are in 20 minute increments. While you are waiting to get your face painted, you can make an instrument, watch a movie, or try out an instrument. Movies include “The Story of the Weeping Camel” and “Miracle in a Box.” Bring a picnic for your family and stay the whole day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Free. (509) 326-9516.

“I Didn’t Do My Homework Because …” Storytime and Craft - Did the dog eat your homework? Or do you have an excuse so much better? Well, whatever the reason, with school just around the corner, you must come hear this funny story. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Sing Along Saturday Movie: Mamma Mia! - Even if you try, it’s hard not to sing along to the great songs from ABBA in the movie “Mamma Mia.” During this screening, singing along is not only allowed but encouraged. 2 p.m. Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

“As You Like It” Montana Shakespeare in the Parks - Family-friendly play presented by Friends of Pavillion Park. Bring chairs, blankets, a picnic supper, and enjoy the evening. Concessions will be available through the Liberty Lake Kiwanis. 5 p.m. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 499-3180.

Sunday

Paws in the Pool - Dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 1 to 2:15 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Dogs must be 6 months or older and you must bring current vaccination record. Only dogs are allowed in the pool and a limit of two dogs per owner. Registration is requested. Visit www.spokanevalley.org/ recreation Spokane Valley Mall, Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/day. (509) 720-5408.

Monday

Paws in the Pool - Dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dogs must be 6 months or older and you must bring current vaccination record. Only dogs are allowed in the pool and a limit of two dogs per owner. Registration is requested. Visit www.spokanevalley.org/ recreation Spokane Valley Mall, Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/day. (509) 720-5408.

Dr. Seuss Zentangle - Anyone can create beautiful designs with some basic instruction in the Zentangle format. This class, just for kids, will open creative doors and everyone will walk away with a beautiful drawing and new skill. Children must be able to print independently to attend. 6:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Tuesday

School-Age Drop-In! - Bring your creativity and come in any time during the day for an activity. East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

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. All the experiments are simple, safe and can be achieved with everyday materials and recycled items found around your house. Summer is a great time for backyard science. 2 and 3:30 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Family Storytime: People in our Neighborhood - Come hear stories about firefighters, police and other neighborhood heroes. Bring your beach chairs, towels or blankets to sit on, because we’ll be outside. For the whole family. 6:30 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Wednesday

Pig Out in the Park - Through Sept. 1. 35th annual food and music festival with 47 food booths, four adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free admission. (509) 921-5579.

Cecil the Magician - Fizz! Boom! Magic! Is it magic or illusion? Whatever it is, it’s fun! Cecil the Magician will keep you guessing and wondering how he does it. Join us for magic, music and more - including a little friend, Louie the Lightning Bug. Shows at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Everyday Scientists - 2 and 3:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Curious George Storytime and Craft - He’s just a monkey, but he is the most curious animal you will ever meet. Come hear some of his silly adventures and accidents. Plus, I may even have a few goodies to give away and we’ll have a drawing for a chance to win your own Big Yellow Hat. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.


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