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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014


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. Today, Go for the Gold: Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of minute-long physical challenges in honor of the Winter Olympics. March 27, Sock Creatures: We’re constructing sock creatures. We’ll provide patterns, embellishments from our craft closet and plenty of socks (you can also bring socks from home). April 24, 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. May 22: Up, Up, and Away! Are you ready for launch? We’re making a variety of airborne projectiles. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” - Presented by Cataldo Catholic School. A tale as old as time, this is the classic story of Belle, a young woman, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, he will be transformed to his former self, but time is running out. 7 p.m. Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $5/general, $20/family. (509) 624-8759.


Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season through Sunday. Open Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunch Bunch skating on Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $4.50, includes skate rental; After School Special for ages 17 and younger on Friday, 2-5 p.m., for $4.50, includes skate rental; AAA Discount Night (coupon required for free admission) on Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., $2, skate rental extra. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/ages 13 and older, $3.50/ages 3-12, seniors and military with ID, $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.


Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Chiefs vs. Portland. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.

“Willy Wonka” - Roald Dahl story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” presented by Christian Youth Theater Spokane. 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14.50-$15.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Alice” - Created from the original text of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, written by Gonzaga University student Devin Devine and produced by seniors Devin Devine, Erin Fitzgerald, Anthony Armstrong and Hannah Hodulik. Alice tells the tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a world of fantasy and derision. Full of magical characters and peculiar situations, a once very curious Alice only longs to go home. Presented by Gonzaga University Theatre and Dance. 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call the Gonzaga Theatre Box Office at (509) 313-6553 or purchase online at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors.


Keep Calm and Sign on Storytelling Time - Held the first Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program (ITP) practicum students will provide interpreting services. Barnes and Noble at Northtown Mall, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.

“Willy Wonka” - 3 and 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14.50-$15.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Alice” - 2 p.m. To reserve tickets, call the Gonzaga Theatre Box Office at (509) 313-6553 or purchase online at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors.

Spokane Shock Jr. Dance Clinic - Open to ages 12 and under. Participants will learn a dance routine choreographed by Shock Dance Team Director Maggie Kazemba and will meet, interact with and be instructed by the Spokane Shock Dancers. Each participant will receive a Jr. Shock Dancer T-shirt and be a part of a private autograph session with the Shock Dance Team. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. 9-11 a.m. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. $20. (509) 927-0602.

Dr. Seuss Celebration- Storytime - Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday. We will be having a special guest come and read lots of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

KPBX Kids Concert - Annual dance party. Dance a jig or step dance to a Celtic jam coordinated by Nacho Celtic Hour host and musician Carlos Alden with the Kelly Irish Dancers and Broken Whistle. This is the 20th birthday year of the KPBX Kids Concerts. Socks or soft slippers are required to dance on the SFCC gym floor. Visit 1 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, Gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free.

Father Daughter Dance 2014 - Ninth annual event presented by Liberty Lake Kiwanis and K-Kids. The theme is “Hollywood Oscar Night.” Semi-formal attire is recommended. Tickets available at or mail a check to: Kiwanis LL Father Daughter Dance, P.O. Box 384, Liberty Lake, WA 99019. Ticket price includes long-stem rose, favors and refreshments. Photo packages available by Dorian Studio. 7-9 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $45/couple, $20/additional daughter. (509) 979-6652.


“Willy Wonka” - 2 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14.50-$15.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Alice” - 2 p.m. To reserve tickets, call the Gonzaga Theatre Box Office at (509) 313-6553 or purchase online at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors.

Dr. Seuss’ 110th Birthday - Come 1 Come 2 Who? Why, YOU! What? A very special birthday party! When? 1-5 p.m. Where? Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. How? “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Oh, the Places You’ll Go! You are invited to be our special guest along with local celebrity readers, including Spokane Valley firefighters, Spokane Indians mascot Otto, Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos and the entire Lilac Royal Court. These celebrities will be sharing their favorite books throughout the day. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Jam for Bread - Benefit for Crosswalk, the Volunteers of America youth shelter. Serving Crosswalk’s Brewing Hope Coffee in our new “coffee house” setting with performances by Heather Villa with Brian Flick, Free Whiskey and Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Vern Windham will emcee. Crosswalk will earmark the funds raised to pay for GED testing. There will also be a raffle of themed gift baskets. Raffle tickets are $1 each. 3-5 p.m. Westminster Congregational Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. $10/adults, $8/students, $12/family. (509) 624-1366.

Spokane Youth Symphony Concerto Competition 2014 - Members will perform concerto solos before a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra as featured soloists for the May 18 concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Donations will be accepted. 6 p.m. The Davenport Hotel, Marie Antoinette Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. Free admission. (509) 448-4446.


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