May 8, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Toddler & Me: Icky Sticky Gloop – The fun story gets kids ready to stir up their own gloops for an icky sticky good time. Parents stay and play with their little ones in these fun-packed classes. For ages 2 to 4. 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – The Friends of the Spokane Public Library host a spring sale, featuring fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B. (509) 444-5307.

Legomania: Bridges – Try to cross one of the classroom chasms. Bridges come in all shapes and sizes. Learn about a few famous examples as you use your problem-solving skills to span this challenge. Bridges will be tested by the official weight – a cup of pennies. For ages 4 to 10. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Get Graphic: Teen Edition – Come explore what’s new and what’s hot in the library’s collection of graphic novels for teens. They’ll even have some new books to check out. 4 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Ongoing

Shoebox Float – The shoebox floats will be on display at River Park Square Saturday through May 18. Judging and prizes awarded Sunday. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave.

Friday

Spokane Shock Arena Football – 7 p.m. Shock vs. Pittsburgh Power. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$28. (509) 242-SHOCK.

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. The 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.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B. (509) 444-5307.

Date Night Out Drop ’n’ Shop – While parents enjoy time off or a dinner out, kids will be having a blast at Mobius Children’s Museum. We will spend time playing on the exhibit floor, have a silly snack and make a Mother’s Day surprise. Children must be able to use the restroom independently. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $15/child. (509) 624-5437.

Saturday

MAC’s 25th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour – This year’s tour features six historic homes located in the Browne’s Addition neighborhood. Tickets available at the museum. Tours held noon-4 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $20. (509) 456-3931.

Run or Dye Spokane Color 5K – Runners will have the option to gain more color as more people register. Participants will also be able to use the Run or Dye color voting widget to choose the colors they get blasted with at the five stations throughout the route. 9 a.m. Riverside State Park, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. $57; $52 per person in groups of 4 or more; free for ages 6 and younger.

Family Fun Fair – The fourth annual event at River Park Square and Riverfront Park during the Spokane Lilac Festival. The parenting expo starts after the 63rd annual Junior Lilac Parade. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 928-9664.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B. (509) 444-5307.

Love Your Lake Community Event – Celebrate the natural beauty and joys of Medical Lake. May is a great time for fly fishing and bird watching. Learn more about these enjoyable pastimes with expert advice. Water bottles will be given to the first 100 people in attendance. Noon, Fish and Wildlife Presentation; 1 p.m., Spokane Fly Fishers; 1:30 p.m., Spokane Audubon Society Nature Walk; 1-3 p.m., lunch. Noon-4 p.m. Waterfront Park, Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.

“Pride, Parades and Princesses” – Published by The Spokesman-Review, this is a keepsake for anyone who has enjoyed our area’s yearly American Forces Torchlight Parade. Filled with photos and history. Princesses from this year’s court will be in attendance wearing gowns and crowns. Great photo opportunity for little ones. 1 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Sunday

MAC’s 25th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour – Six historic homes in the Browne’s Addition neighborhood are showcased, noon-4 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $20. (509) 456-3931.

Monday

“River of January” – Join author Gail Chumbley for a presentation about Part One of her two-volume book, “River of January.” Whether you’ve read it or not you will enjoy this presentation that includes music, pictures and discussion of the effervescent years of the early 20th century. 6:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Tuesday

Home School: Frog Life Cycle – Explore the frog’s life cycle as we examine tadpoles and learn about these awesome creatures. Also get a chance to meet the museum’s reptiles. For ages 4 to 8. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $15/members, $20/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

What’s Shakin’ in Spokane: What We’ve Learned Since the 2001 Earthquake Swarms – In 2001, Spokane experienced a series of small, shallow earthquakes whose source remained a mystery until recently. Ongoing U.S. Geological Survey geophysical and geological studies are starting to define what happened and what may happen in the future. 6:30-8 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. (509) 444-5395.

Wednesday

Toddler & Me: Tadpoles – Examine live tadpoles before making tadpole hats. For ages 2 to 4. 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Parents stay and play with their little ones. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

No Slurping, No Burping – Preschool Storytime and Craft – Storytime all about manners, then stay to make your own manners book. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Back Then and Now: Spokane Police Bicycle Patrol – As part of Bike to Work Week, you can find out more about Spokane Police Department’s bicycle patrol. Join us for a talk at the Downtown Branch presented by Monica Stenzel of the Spokane Law Enforcement and Police Museum, where you’ll learn about the bicycle patrol’s beginnings back in 1899, as well as meet current officers with tales from the road. You can even register your bike with the downtown cop shop. Noon. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Musicfest Northwest Young Artist Concert – The concert features Ballet, Brass, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Reed, String and Voice division winners of the Young Artist Section of Musicfest Northwest held at Gonzaga University earlier in the week. Leslie Lowe from KHQ will emcee. 7:30 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.


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