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Book Bites - Tween-Teenagers - Have you read any good books lately that you want to talk about? Do you just want to hear what others are reading? Come and chat with other teens and tweens about books, along with participating in some fun activities. 4-6 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.


“Discover Earth: A Century of Change” - “Discover Earth: A Century of Change,” an interactive exhibit, through Aug. 30. Hours are Monday, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Sundays. 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5307.


Spokane Shock Arena Football - 7 p.m. Shock vs. San Antonio Talons. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$28. (509) 242-SHOCK.

The Vagabonds Balkan Brass Band - KPBX free kids concert. Playing traditional Bulgarian wedding music, Romanian gypsy music and modern Turkish dance hits, hoping to raise awareness about the Balkan culture and social issues in the region. Noon-1 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729.

Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies - Rock out to original music for kids and Provided by the Spokane County Library District and the Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department. 2 p.m. CenterPlace, Great Room, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8362.

Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Movies - Presented by The Whatever Girls. Showing “Grace Unplugged,” rated PG: Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father – a former pop star. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad’s former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad’s old hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she’s always dreamed about. Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values. 7 p.m. Liferoads Church, 4209 E. Pacific Ave. $15 includes bottomless movie theater popcorn, two sodas (or bottled water) and two candy selections for dad and one daughter. Each additional daughter is just $5 (also includes popcorn, beverage and candy). (509) 951-7822.


Super Saturday at the MAC - Theme is “Creators and Makers.” Family arts, music, history experiences and hands-on activities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; visit the museum’s historic Campbell House in open house format to enjoy family-friendly activities including a scavenger hunt, creating a simple-to-make take home craft and more from noon-4 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $10/adults, $7.50/seniors, $5/students, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 363-5355.

Remembering EXPO ’74 - Visit the park for a day of remembering Expo ’74 and its legacy. Free guided history tours; 74-cent hotdogs; “Expo Memories” at the Riverfront Park IMAX moderated by Shelly Monahan, featuring Jack Geraghty, Bill Youngs and Mary Cole; KDRK Free Listener Appreciation Concert in the Clocktower Meadow and Tops in Blue United U.S. Air Force Touring Ensemble free evening concert in the Lilac Bowl. 10 a.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.

“It’s an Orange Aardvark” - Come see why all the ants are so worried when they start seeing colors outside their ant hill in this new story of Michael Hall. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“Hansel and Gretel and other Eclectic Dances” - The Spokane Youth Ballet presents their season finale. This event is suitable for the entire family. 7 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $12-$23. (509) 624-1200.


FIFA World Cup Soccer - USA vs. Portugal - See the U.S. soccer team battle Portugal to qualify to the next round of the World Cup 2014 on a 30-foot movie screen. Enjoy the thrill of the game along with beer, popcorn, soda and food available for purchase at multiple concession stands. Kick-off at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5/adults; $3/age 13 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.

Chase Strides for SNAP - A chip and timed 5K run to benefit SNAP, Spokane County’s community action program. Serious and recreational runners and walkers welcome. Register at Last year, SNAP helped nearly 43,000 residents of Spokane County find added stability through more than 30 programs ranging from utility assistance to micro-enterprise development. 9 a.m. Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, 12308 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. $10/no shirt, $20/T-shirt. (509) 456-7111.


“Frozen” - Enjoy Disney’s animated film one more time. 5:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.


Lilac City Volkssport Association - The Lilac City Volkssport Association will present a short history of Volkssporting; walking in Spokane, the Inland Northwest, Washington, the United States and beyond. 6 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.


“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” - Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13. Movie starts at dusk. Bring blankets and warm clothes. All events are dog friendly. The PEMCO Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park feature big screen movies, circus performers from Spokane Aerial Performance Arts, movie trivia and food trucks. Held Wednesdays through July 16. Upcoming shows include: July 2: “Up;” July 9: “Pitch Perfect;” and July 16: “The Goonies.” Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $5/pre-movie seating at 7 p.m. and includes all activities. (360) 920-7890.

Camp Rex Preschool Storytime and Craft - Find out the right way to camp outdoors with this silly new book by Molly Idle. Stay to make a yummy camping treat. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.