July 4, 2014 in Features

Kids and Family

 

“Discover Earth: A Century of Change” Interactive exhibit is the sister to “Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference,” which the library hosted in 2012 Through Aug. 30. Monday, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Sundays. Spokane Public Library, downtown branch, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5307.

“Dog vs. Cat” Storytime and Craft It’s an age-old battle: cats versus dogs. But it’s about to get worse when Dog and Cat are forced to share a room together. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Rock Climbing Organized by Exploring Families. Choose from Monday, or July 14, both 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For adults and kids. Come rock climb with Stan Busby, Climbers With Christ, and his team of volunteer belayers. All abilities (or lack thereof) are welcome. Monday, Shields Park, Minnehaha Rocks, 5625 E. Upriver Drive. Free. Registration is required at www.ExploringFamilies.com. (509) 999-7614.

A Bird’s Eye View of the Missoula Floods Join Rick Thompson, an expert on the Missoula Floods, to see how the floods left their mark on our region. Monday, 6 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Family Concert with Ruby Devine Ruby Devine brings the sweet sounds of American folk music into the library. Shows at 2 and 3:30 p.m., and all shows are free. Tuesday, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5390; Wednesday, South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5307.

Minecraft Fiesta Two-Day Camp Join us as we craft our own Creeper piñatas, play Minecraft paper craft games and win prizes in fun building challenges. Then we’ll party it up by breaking the teachers’ piñata and munching some Minecraft-themed snacks. For ages 4-8. Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $50. (509) 624-5437.

“Knuckleball Ned” Preschool Storytime and Craft Ned is nervous about his first day at school and even more upset when he meets the school bullies. Come hear this new story written by R.A. Dickey, starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Toddler & Me: Teddy Bear Picnic Bring your fluffy stuffed friends as we fill our picnic baskets full of fun before snacking and playing with our friends. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. For ages 2-4. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 624-5437.

Science is Fun! We’ll blow dry ice bubbles and do our favorite science experiments from the icky stickies to the frothy foamy. For ages 4-8. Thursday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $25. (509) 624-5437.

“The Tomato Plant Girl” A play about friendship presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth. Performances are Thursday-July 12, July 24-26 and 31, and Aug. 1-2. All performances at 7 p.m. on the Hartung lawn. Picnics are welcome. Thursday, 7 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $15/adults; $5/age 16 and younger. (208) 885-6465.

Looking ahead

“Lorax” A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Rated PG. Show at dusk. Bring blankets or low back chairs. Concessions available through Liberty Lake Kiwanis. July 11, Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 499-3180.

“How to Eat Like a Child” July 11-20. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $10-$12. (509) 332-8406.


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