January 31, 2014 in Features

Kids and Family

 

Riverfront Park Ice Palace Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Special events include: After School Special for ages 17 and younger held Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-5 p.m., for $4.50, includes skate rental; 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.

“Happily Ever After” Friday through 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.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 performance at 4 p.m. will be signed for the deaf. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.

Free Developmental Screening Hosted by Post Falls School District from 8-10:30 a.m. for children in the district up to age five. Includes speech, language and concept development, motor skills, vision and hearing. Call for an appointment. Children ages 5-21 in the district who have disabilities may qualify for screening with a referral. Co-sponsored by North Idaho College Head Start, Region I Infant-Toddler Program and Mountain States Early Head Start. Friday , 8-10:30 a.m., Developmental Pre-school at Mullan Trail Elementary, 300 W. Cherry, Post Falls. Free. (208) 773-3267, ext. 4000.

Keep Calm and Sign on Storytelling Time For parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program practicum students will provide interpreting services. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 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. 10 a.m. Saturday, Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. 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 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 4 and younger. (509) 363-5359.

“Groundhog Weather School” Storytime Join us as we read this special story written by Joan Holub and learn some fun facts about those furry little creatures and how they predict the weather. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Kids Explore & Discover Club Marble Roller Coasters Flex your physics knowledge and build a roller coaster for marbles making them go down, over, under and around. Free. Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250; Wednesday, 4 p.m. at Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280; and Thursday, 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340.

“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. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Teen Writers of the Inland Empire T.W.I.N.E. meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. to write with other teens and share your work in an encouraging, positive environment. For grades six and older. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Little Tykes: Lola and the Lollipop Fairy Come in for a sweet time as we explore this fun book and don our own Lollipop Fairy costume. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. Ages 2-4. Registration recommended. Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Legomania-Catapults! Try your hand at creating a Lego launcher out of Legos! Ages 4-10. Registration recommended. Thursday, 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.


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