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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. They will have lots of paper, pens and pretzels (or similarly tasty writers snack). For grades six and older. Participate online anytime at the T.W.I.N.E. blog: teenwritersoftheinland empire.blogspot.com/ Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Toddler & Me: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party! - Join us in celebrating the most fun author in the world, Dr. Seuss! We will read some favorite Seussian classics, make a Dr. Seuss hat and dive into some silly activities. 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. For ages 2-4. Parents stay and play with their little ones in this fun-packed class. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Moran Prairie Library - Kitchen Chemistry: Where science class meets art class. Experiment with surface tension by erupting colors in milk and get your hands messy mixing together common household goods to create art. 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Legomania - Cityscape - We are building a Lego city. What will you contribute? A skyscraper? A jail? An airport? Calling all Lego architects. For ages 4-10. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Chase Youth Awards - Young people do amazing things every day, whether it’s leading a community service project, helping a friend or family member in need, overcoming a personal hardship or difficult situation, enriching the lives of others through artistic expression, valuing cultural and/or social diversity, or setting a positive example for others to follow. Each year, the Chase Youth Commission honors our community’s outstanding youth, teens and adults who are making a difference in our community or making positive choices through the Chase Youth Awards. The purpose is to show our youth we are proud of their actions and to feature them as community role models. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 624-1200.

Ongoing

Girls 1B and 2B Basketball Tournament - Championship games played in Spokane Thursday-Saturday. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $12-$28. (800) 325-SEAT.

Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show - 36th annual event. Features more than 300 professional artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Girl Scouts Cookie Sale - Through March 20. Preorders are being accepted for Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles. $4/Washington, $4.25/Idaho. (509) 747-8091.

Friday

Family Dance and Potluck - Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances with live music for family fun. Designed to encourage young dancers and beginners to move to music and give families quality, crazy time together with lots of laughter. Dances are taught by Susan Dankovich, local contra caller and director of the Silver Spurs Youth Folk Dancers. The Band is Margie Heller, Ken Raymond and Paul Tapp. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 7 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 533-9955.

“Asylum” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. This play is about eight people in an asylum. It is a heart-wrenching, dramatic performance, not recommended for children age 12 and younger. 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/general, $5/students. (509) 995-6718.

Saturday

River City Modelers Open Houses - River City Modelers Club will have their 45-by-48-foot double-deck layout open to the public for viewing. The River City Western Model Train layout has most of the track in; scenery work is progressing and more buildings are appearing on the layout. 4-8 p.m. River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 534-3462.

Beginning Bird Watching Classes - The Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society will sponsor beginning bird watching classes. The classes will include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, birds at Turnbull and more. Class size is limited; registration is required. 9-11 a.m. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.

“The Snatchabook” by Helen Docherty - Storytime and Craft - What better storytime is there than to read books about books? It’s bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their bedtime story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. Eliza Brown, a young rabbit, decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. Stay after for a fun craft. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Pet Science Saturday at Mobius - Mobius Science Center and SpokAnimal are teaming up to present a family-friendly pet extravaganza. Admission is free for the adoption and vet clinic sections of the center. For other Pet Science Saturday events, the price of a Mobius day pass. Pet Science Saturday entertainment will include a full day of events and programs for science and animal lovers including: Ruff Revue Dancing Dog Troupe performances; photos and snuggles with Chance the world’s cutest burro (by donation to Rough Chance Horse Rescue); Spokane Police Department’s K9 Unit demonstrations; goofy cat portraits with shelter kitties, up close microscope encounters with pet parasites. Plus, SpokAnimal will have dozens of cats and dogs for adoption and an on-site urban vet clinic with professional staff performing low-cost rabies vaccines ($14) and micro-chip implants ($10) for cats and dogs. Vet clinic hours will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and an admission ticket to Mobius is not required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main St. $10/adults, $7 children age 4-18, free/age 3 and younger. (509) 321-7133.

Spokane Area Youth Choirs International Music Concert - The Spokane Area Youth Choirs present “We Are One,” a concert featuring music from around the world, including Ireland, Israel, Japan, France, the Czech Republic, several African countries and more, sung in a variety of languages. The Spokane Area Youth Choirs include boys and girls ages 7-18 from more than 34 different schools in the greater Spokane area. Choirs are arranged by age and ability into four levels. Singers will be joined by members of the Franklin Elementary Marimba Ensemble. 1 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5/general, free/age 2 and younger. (509) 624-7992.

Sunday

River City Modelers Open Houses - Noon-4 p.m. River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 534-3462.

Spokane Spring Train Show – More than 100 vendors with close to 200 tables of all things railroad related. From N to G Scale trains, railroad art, model railroad supplies, artifacts, photos and toy trains. There will be at least six operating modular layouts in various scales from N to G. Model railroad clinics will be presented throughout the day, including classes on making trees, backdrop painting and starting in model railroading. 9:30 a.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Building C and D, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, free/age 12 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-2317.

Baby Fair 2014 - 17th annual event. Celebrating everything from bellies to babies. The fair will educate and entertain you with resources, seminars, shopping, free samples, contests, prizes and more. Great event for expecting parents, families with infants and/or toddlers, grandparents, caregivers and anyone involved with raising a child. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $5/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 242-2500.

73rd Annual Kosher Dinner - Traditional Jewish foods will be offered including beef brisket dinner, appetizers, side dishes and desserts. There will also be entertainment and an opportunity to purchase homemade baked goods, unique items, hand-made jewelry, books, ceramic decor, traditional Judaica and gifts. Tickets are available at: www.spokanetbs.org; New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St.; Manito Ship & Copy, 3030 S. Grand Blvd.; Pawn 1 North, 8014 N. Division St.; Pawn 1 Post Falls, 2427 E. Seltice Way; Pawn 1 Valley, 11812 E. Sprague Ave.; Rosauers, 2610 E. 29th Ave.; Super 1 Foods, 830 E. 29th Ave. Tickets will also be available at the door. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. General: $14/advance; $16/door. Ages 11 and younger: $7/advance; $9/door. (509) 747-3304.

Monday

Kids Explore & Discover Club - North Spokane Library - Kitchen Chemistry. 4 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.



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