Kids and family
Spokane Junior Soccer Fall Registration Late registration still open until start of season! Games on Saturdays from Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 for ages 4-16. Practice times will be determined by coach. $44; half-price scholarships available for financial need. Spokane Junior Soccer, 9116 E. Sprague Suite 138. firstname.lastname@example.org; (509) 747-5017.
$1 Friday Fun Night At Riverfront Park Enjoy $1 rides on the pavilion attractions, including Enchanted Forest Mini Golf and the Carrousel. Offer excludes SkyRide Over the Falls and Tour Train. Also, $1 hot dogs at the Pavilion Cafe and the Carrousel Grill. Tonight, 5-8 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.
Family Storytime: South Hill Library Storytime for the whole family. Saturday, 10 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Community Music Day Come join us for a day full of music and fun, with free music lessons for all ages and abilities. Lessons are in 20-minute increments. Bring a picnic for your family and stay the whole day. Saturday, 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! Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Gourmet Way Cooking Class Learn the art of barbecuing with Chef Rich Henning. Children are invited to attend with a parent. Featuring recipes such as cheese-stuffed burgers, barbecue grill-bread with artisan Italian meats and grilled chocolate and banana sandwiches. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $45/per parent and child. (208) 762-1333.
Paws in the Pool Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 1-2:15 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 2:30-3:45 p.m. On Monday, dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 4:30-5:45 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dogs must be six 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. Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/day. (509) 720-5408.
Dr. Seuss Zentangle: South Hill Library This class, just for kids, will open creative doors and everyone will walk away with a beautiful drawing and new skill. Certified instructor Loretta West’s classes are always a hit. Children must be able to print independently to attend. Monday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Co-op Kids Children and their caregivers are welcome for the following Co-op Kids activities. Co-op kids meet weekly and snacks and materials are donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Held every Tuesday. Activities include rock crayon art, Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.
School-Age Drop In! Bring your creativity and come in anytime during the day for an activity. Tuesday, Noon., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.
Everyday Scientists: Shadle Library This presentation, by the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, is full of easy and fun science experiments that can be done at home. Tuesday, 2 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. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.
Cecil the Magician Cecil the Magician will keep you guessing and wondering how he does it. Join us for magic, music and much more – including a little friend, Louie the Lightning Bug. Free. Shows at Wednesday, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes, (509) 444-5395. Friday, 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., (509) 444-5300.
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, we’ll have a drawing for a chance to win your own Big Yellow Hat! Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
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. Free. Wednesday, 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5385. Thursday, 3 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380.
Legomania – One Color Contest Try for a prize as you make a creation using only one color of Lego. What color will you choose? For ages 4-10. Thursday, 4-5 a.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 624-5437.
Toddler & Me: We Love Bugs! Let’s learn all about these little guys, including examining some preserved and some live classroom visitors, before making our own awesome ladybug costume to take home. For ages 2-4. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.
Children’s Writing Workshops The Rosalia Branch of the Whitman County library hosts summer writing workshops for children grades 4 and higher. Led by Rosalia children’s author Marcy Campbell, each workshop is one hour long and covers a different facet of the writing process. Workshop explores the role an editor plays in guiding the author and preparing materials for publication. Thursday, 11 a.m., Rosalia Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave., Rosalia. Free. (509) 523-3109.