January 30, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Mobius - Every moment of every day you live your life under pressure. Air pressure, that is. Come explore the ins and outs of the atmosphere around us with Mobius. See just how heavy air really is and what can happen when there is no air at all. Every audience member will receive, at no extra charge, as much air as they can breathe. Appropriate for school-age children. 4 p.m. East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

Ongoing

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open until March 2, 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.

Spokane Boat Show - Friday-Feb. 9. Featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Hours are Friday and Monday-Feb. 8, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday and Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $5/ages 12-17, free/age 11 and younger. Sunday admission only $5. Free parking.

“Happily Ever After” - Friday-Feb. 16. Through a series of misadventures, the characters from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “The Three Little Pigs” learn the importance of friendship, trust and tolerance. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 15 performance at 4 p.m. will be signed for the deaf; and Sundays at 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

Friday

“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. 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

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 practicum students will provide interpreting services. Barnes and Noble at NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.

Lego Build Day at the Library - Bring the family as the traveling Lego Build Day stops at each Spokane County Library throughout 2014. Drop in for an hour or all day. Enjoy some snacks and build to your heart’s content. Your awesome creations will be on display at that library for the month. Then they will be dismantled and the Legos shipped off to the next library for their Lego Build Day. All ages welcome, but children and 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Opens at 10 a.m. daily. Saturday, Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood; March 1, Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield; March 1, Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights; April 5, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards; May 3, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park; June 7, Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St.; Oct 4, Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake; Nov. 1, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road; Dec. 6, Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Meet the Campbells - The Campbell House comes alive every Saturday from noon-4 p.m. During this living history event set in 1910, visit with Mrs. Campbell and her staff. Activities in the house include games, hands-on art activity and dressing up in Victorian clothing. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $5/adults, $4/seniors and students $3/children age four and younger. (509) 363-5359.

“Groundhog Weather School” Storytime - Ever wonder where Groundhog Day first began? Join us as we read this special story written by Joan Holub and learn some fun fact about those furry little creatures and how they predict the weather. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“My Heart is Like a Zoo” - Is your heart like a zoo? Come in to build a collage or two in the style of the book “My Heart is Like a Zoo” by Michael Hall. 11:30 a.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336. 3 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Sunday

Super Sunday XLVIII48 - See and hear every hit in Super Bowl XLVIII48, live on a 30-foot wide screen with HD surround sound. Beer, popcorn, soda and food are available for sale. Your donation supports Friends of the Bing’s efforts to provide great programming for your family and the Spokane community. 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5.

Tuesday

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Airway Heights Library - Marble Roller Coasters – Can you keep a marble on the track as it does a loop-the-loop? Flex your physics knowledge and build a roller coaster for marbles making them go down, over, under and around. 3:30 p.m. Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Home School: Air! - Help us explore the science of air as we launch, float and soar our way through this class. For ages 4-8. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $15/members, $20/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Totally Tubular Tuesday - $1 movies at the Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. “Annie,” Tuesday; “The Muppet Movie,” Feb. 11; “Clerks,” Feb. 18; and “Labyrinth,” Feb. 25. Showings are tentatively scheduled in a 7 p.m. timeslot. (509) 327-1050.

Wednesday

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

“Pete the Cat” Storytime and Craft - Everyone loves Pete the Cat. So it’s time to read stories about him written by Eric Litwin and James Dean. Stay after for a fun coloring craft. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Cheney Library - Marble Roller Coasters – Can you keep a marble on the track as it does a loop-the-loop? Flex your physics knowledge and build a roller coaster for marbles making them go down, over, under and around. 4 p.m. Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

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