May 1, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar



Get Ready to Ride - Join Mic Woodruff from the South Hill’s Wheel Sport as he covers how to do a pre-season bike inspection, bicycle maintenance and more. 2-3:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Spokane Symphony Link Up: The Orchestra Moves - More than 900 Spokane-area third- through fifth-graders, will present a one-hour concert in which they will play their recorders and sing along with the Spokane Symphony. The kids will show off what they have learned through Link Up, the national program by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that pairs orchestras across the country with students in their communities. 7 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 624-1200.


Shoebox Float - Open to students in third through sixth grades. The shoebox floats will be on display at River Park Square from May 10-18 and judging and prizes awarded May 11. Visit for design guidelines and registration is due by Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Lilac Scholarship Fund. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave.


Bloomsday 2014 Tradeshow - Check-in and pick-up your packet for race day. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. A late registration desk will be set up, late entry fee is $35 (includes any applicable state sales tax). No entries taken Sunday. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission to tradeshow. (509) 838-1579.


Bloomsday 2014 Tradeshow - 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission to tradeshow. (509) 838-1579.

Free Comic Book Weekend - Merlyn’s - Each person can choose two free comic books from the selections, free sketches for kids, get your picture taken with famous characters from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; costume contest with prizes and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957.

Free Comic Book Day - The Comic Book Shop in Spokane is one of thousands of shops around the world celebrating the comic book. Comic Book Shop, 3207 N. Division St. and 4750 N. Division St. Free. (509) 326-7018.

Keep Calm and Sign on Storytelling Time - Held the first Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program practicum students will provide interpreting services. Barnes and Noble at Northtown Mall, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.

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.

National Ride Your Bike Month - Storytime and Craft - The weather is warming and the paths are calling; it’s time to ride your bike. But first, come hear stories about bike riding and make a cool tag for your bike. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Asian Heritage Month - See demonstrations of the traditional Japanese arts of origami, calligraphy and kamishibai. 3-4 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

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