Kids and family calendar
$1 Friday Fun Night At Riverfront Park Each Friday night from 5-8 p.m., through Aug. 29. Enjoy $1 rides on the pavilion attractions, including Enchanted Forest Mini Golf and the Carrousel. Offer excludes SkyRide Over the Falls and Tour Train. Also, $1 hot dogs at the Pavilion Cafe and the Carrousel Grill. Today, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.
Free Kids Safety Day Meet the Spokane City Fire Department Station 18 crew and check out the fire engine, visit with members of the Spokane Police Department, and with Spokane City and County Operation Family I.D., meet McGruff the Crime Prevention Dog, enjoy activities, treats and more. Today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., PrimeSource Credit Union, 9709 N. Nevada St. (behind Northpointe Shopping Center). Free. (509) 232-8918.
“The Tomato Plant Girl” Continues through Aug. 2. A play about friendship presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth. Performances are today and Saturday, July 24-26 and 31, and Aug. 1-2. All performances at 7 p.m. on the Hartung lawn. Picnics are welcome. 7 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $15/adults; $5/age 16 and younger. (208) 885-6465.
Liberty Lake Loop Annual fun run. Saturday, 8 a.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Registration closed. (509) 475-5674.
Beginning Bird Watching Classes Sponsored by The Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society. Classes include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, birds at Turnbull and more. Class size is limited; registration is required. Saturday, 9-11 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.
Exploring Families events Geocaching 101 Presentation: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Cache Advance Cache Cave Store, 2324 E. Euclid Ave., Suite 204. Water Safety Fun and Nature Walk: Saturday, 2 p.m., Riley Creek Recreation Area campground, Riley Creek Park Road, Laclede, Idaho; free. Rock Climbing: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shields Park, Minnehaha Rocks, 5625 E. Upriver Drive; free. Neighborhood Birds Presentation: Monday, 10:30 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.; free. Livingstones Rock Ranch Geo-Adventure: Thursday, 10 a.m., Livingstones Rock Ranch, 4216 S. Saltese Lake Road, Greenacres; $12.50 for diggers, $7.50 for nondiggers. Registration is required for all events at www.exploringfamilies.com. (509) 999-7614.
“Hueys!” Storytime and Craft Have you ever met a “Huey”? Most of the time they are exactly the same … but once in a while, one tries to be a little different. Stay after our stories to make your own Huey. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Introduction to Knitting Monday-Thursday. For ages 7 and older with Rachelle Hartvigsen. Exercise finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, patience and determination while you create something beautiful as well as practical. Registration is required. Class held Monday-Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $37, includes supplies. (509) 325-3001.
Kids Cooking Class Every Monday in July from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $25/per class. (208) 762-1333.
Great Family Hikes in the Spokane Area Presenter Kathy Kalich will present the ins and outs of Spokane’s best hikes. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.
Family Storytime: Creatures of the Night This special storytime is all about bats, owls and other night creatures. Bring your beach chairs, towels or blankets to sit on, because we’ll be outside. For the whole family. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Discover the HUB: Tour and Games Kids will travel through pickleball, volleyball, soccer and basketball stations to explore and play. The last 30-45 minutes will be open play time. Organized by Exploring Families and registration is required at www.ExploringFamilies.com. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 999-7614.
“I Am Otter” Preschool Storytime and Craft Otter loves his life with Otter Keeper and Teddy. But when Otter Keeper goes to work, he and Teddy decide it simply isn’t fair. Come find out what mischief they create in this new book by Sam Garton. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Dragon-ology We’ll build our own toothless friend and dragon costume to take home. For ages 4-8. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.
Radical Rick Science Science Science! Join Radical Rick as he explains the world of science with exciting experiments. Thursday, 3 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Rendezvous In the Park Music & Arts Festival Four-day outdoor music and arts festival with “Rendezvous 4Kids,” children’s arts and crafts workshops Thursday and July 18. Artist info and tickets available at www.rendezvousinthepark.com. East City Park, 900 E. Third St., Moscow. $50 button for all events, $20/July 18, $25/Saturday, $25/Sunday. (208) 301-0069.