January 9, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Little Tykes: How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? - Using dinosaurs is a fun way to talk about how to stay healthy through the cold and flu season. Build a fun sneezy T-Rex. For children age 2-4. Classes at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Argonne Library - “Let’s Get Moving!” Work up a sweat with parachute games, beach ball toss, hula hoop challenges and more. We’ll talk about the importance of exercise and teach you fun and creative ways to get your heart rate up. 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Legomania - Tall, Taller, Tallest! - Reach for the sky when you take part in this friendly competition to see who can build the tallest creation without toppling over. For children ages 4-10. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Ongoing

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 2. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., closed Mondays. Extended hours, around holidays, closed on holidays. Special events: Lunch Bunch skating held Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $4.50, includes skate rental; After School Special for ages 17 and younger held Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-5 p.m., for $4.50, includes skate rental; College Night (ID required) on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. for $1, skate rental extra; AAA Discount Night (coupon required for free admission) on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., skate rental extra; Thursday Nights, 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.

Digital Downloads Without the Drama - Whether a tablet, smartphone, eReader, or MP3 player, bring it to the library to find out how you can enjoy eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on a variety of devices. Although we’re happy to answer questions any time, these scheduled times will include staff with expertise to answer specific questions about popular devices. Don’t forget any login and password information you might need. Saturday and Jan. 19, 1 p.m. for Nook Classic, Simple Touch, and other dedicated eReaders, 2:30 p.m. for Nook Color, Tablet, HD and HD+ and 4 p.m. for iOS and Android mobile devices. Also Sunday and Jan. 18, 1 p.m. for MP3 players and 2:30 p.m. for Kindle. 1 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Friday

Family Dance and Potluck - Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances with live music. The family foods potluck begins 6:30 p.m. Dances begin at 7 p.m. Designed to encourage young dancers and beginners to move to music and give families quality, crazy time together with lots of laughter, all of the dances are taught by Susan Dankovich, local contra caller and director of the Silver Spurs Youth Folk Dancers. The band is Margie Heller, Ken Raymond, and Paul Tapp. 6:30 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free.

Evening in Paris - Father/Daughter Ball. Cosmetology students at Spokane Valley Tech are offering free hairstyles and makeup services to dance guests. 6:30-9 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $20/father/daughter, $5/additional daughter. (509) 216-9697.

“Choose to Lose” - Improvised game show where two contestants choose games for Blue Door players to compete in with the ultimate goal of losing in order to win prizes. All ages welcome. Friday nights in January at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/children, seniors, military and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Saturday

“Cinders” by Jan Brett: Storytime and Craft - Cinderella and chickens; what could be better? You will love this bright and fun classic fairytale retold by beloved author Jan Brett. Stay for a coloring craft. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Human Trafficking Awareness Candlelight Vigil - There is an estimated 27 million people enslaved in the world today; children, women, and men. Human trafficking occurs every day across the United States, including Spokane. Lutheran Community Services Northwest invites you to join the nation and observe Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This is a free family event. 5:30-6:30 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 343-5091.

Spokane Youth Ballet - Presents an original production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Professional guest artists will dance the roles of the Titania and Oberon, Queen and King of the Fairies. 7:30 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-25. (800) 325-SEAT.

Sunday

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival - Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with Disney hits remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock and country. The lineup features Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie. Shows at 1 and 4 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $20-$50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Tuesday

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Spokane Valley Library - “Let’s Get Moving!” 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.


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