Kids and family calendar
Shoebox Float Open to students in grades 3-6. The shoebox floats will be on display at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., from May 10-18 and judging and prizes awarded May 11. Visit www.spokanelilacfestival.org for design guidelines and registration form. Registration due by Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Lilac Scholarship Fund.
Armed Forces Author Event Reading, discussion and signing with children’s author Julia Maki and author Justin Jordan. Maki is the author of “Still My Dad,” “All Hands on Deck! Dad’s Coming Home,” and “My Mom Hunts Subs.” Jordan is the author of “And Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO.” Friday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 9-11 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.
Fingerprint IDs for the Kids SCOPE North will be giving free fingerprint IDs for kids. Saturday, 10 a.m., 9435 N. Newport Highway. Free. 509-477-6377.
Lego Build Day at the Library Drop in for an hour or all day. Enjoy snacks and build to your heart’s content. All ages welcome; children and 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. SaturdayMay 3, 10 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. (509) 893-8300.
National Ride Your Bike Month Storytime and Craft Come hear stories about bike riding and make a cool tag for your bike. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
“The Book Thief” Join us as we honor Holocaust Remembrance week by showing the movie “The Book Thief,” based on the book by Markus Zusak. Monday, 5 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Wednesday through May 10. Featuring fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Wednesday, 4:30-8 p.m. for members only, or purchase an annual membership for $10 from 4-5 p.m. that day; open to the public Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday is $3/bag day where you fill a bag provided and only pay $3. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B. (509) 444-5307.
Mother’s Day Stories Preschool Storytime and Craft Listen to beautiful stories about moms and stay to make a little something special for your mom for Mother’s Day. , 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
UNITE Worship Night Area middle and high school students are invited to join in a night of worship for teens. Pre-event fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and worship starts promptly at 7 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. , 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 763-0620.
Toddler & Me: Icky Sticky Gloop The fun story gets us ready to stir up our own gloops for an icky sticky good time. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. For ages 2-4. 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.
Legomania – Bridges! Bridges come in different shapes and sizes. We will learn about a few famous examples as you use your problem-solving skills to span this challenge. Your bridge will be tested by our official weight – a cup of pennies. For ages 4-10. Thursday, 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 624-5437.
Family Dance and Potluck Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances. Potluck at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 7 p.m. May 9, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 533-9955.
Date Night Out Drop ’n’ Shop While parents enjoy some time off or a fun dinner out, the kiddos will be having a blast. May 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $15. (509) 624-5437.