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Family Dance and Potluck Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances with live music. 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 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 6:30-9 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $20/father/daughter, $5/additional daughter. (509) 216-9697.

“Cinders” by Jan Brett: Story time and Craft Cinderella and chickens: what could be better? Beloved author Jan Brett retells the classic fairy tale. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Kids Explore & Discover Club “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 fun and creative ways to get your heart rate up. Monday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; Tuesday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300. Free

Co-op Kids Children and their caregivers are welcome for free weekly Co-op Kids activities with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Tuesday, orange food sampling; Jan. 21, frosty forest art; Jan. 28, lentil soup making with Julia Parker of Fast Foodie. 9-10 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Toddler & Me: My Pet Rock Learn about pets and what they need as we make our own special pet rock to take home. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. For ages 2-4. Offered at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10 members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

“Mustache Baby” by Bridget Heos: Story time and Craft After Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his parents have to figure out if it’s a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache in this hilarious picture book. Afterwards, make your own mustache. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Looking ahead

Family Fun at the Symphony Jan. 17-18. The Coeur d’Alene Symphony performs music from favorite movies and presents an amusing arrangement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Bring the entire family. Free tickets to youth 12 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Two shows, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20 adults, $15 seniors, $8 youth, students w/ ID. (208) 765-3833.


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