Arrow-right Camera

Washington Voices

Family calendar

Thu., May 15, 2014


Healthy Families Community Resource Fair - More than 20 local organizations and nonprofits will be here to create awareness about their free and low-cost programs that can help local families. 5:30-7:30 p.m. North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 228-5087.


“Kilroy Was Here” - Friday-May 25. A musical salute to the G.I. Joes and Jills of the 1940s. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $7.25-$9.25. (509) 995-6718.


Eastern Washington Heritage Show – Annual fundraiser for the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum includes displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, weaving, butter churning, Civil War re-enactments, and music. Food will be available for purchase. Presented by the museum in collaboration with the Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age 6 and younger, family discount available. (509) 922-4570.

Foster Your Future - Spokane area foster youth and their families are invited to an evening designed to expose foster youth of all ages to a fun college campus experience. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Washington Passport to College Promise. RSVP by phone. 4:30-7 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 363-3320.

Spokane Area Youth Choirs Spring Concert - Presenting the culminating concert of the season, “Lullabies and Dreams.” This performance includes a premiere of “Coo-Coo Bird,” a shared commission written by Alice Parker to support the work of Chorus America. 7 p.m. Westminster Congregational Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. $8/adults, $5/students/youth/seniors. (509) 624-7992.

Musicfest Northwest Festival Highlights Concert - This is a chance to hear and see some of the best instrumental, vocal and dance performances from Musicfest Northwest’s weeklong festival. Adjudicators from nine Musicfest divisions choose their favorite performers to be highlighted in this special concert. Leslie Lowe from KHQ will emcee. 7:30 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.


Eastern Washington Heritage Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age 6 and younger, family discounts available. (509) 922-4570.

2014 Invent Washington State Competition - Students from across the state in grades 1-8 will be bringing their inventions to be judged in the following categories: Working Models, Non-Working Models, Adaptations, Gadgets and Games, and Jules Verne. The public is welcome to view the projects from noon-2:30 p.m. The event takes places 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free admission. (509) 328-4220.

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk - Raising funds to support brain tumor research and desperately needed services for those living with a brain tumor diagnosis. 8:30 a.m. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $35. (773) 577-8762.

Inland Northwest Robotics EXPO - Come and see how Robotics programs - JrFLL, FIRST Lego League, FIRST Robotics Challenge and MINDS-i - inspire students, K-12, to meet science and technology challenges, develop teamwork, practice gracious professionalism and have fun doing it. 10 a.m. West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free. (509) 448-2291.

Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade - 76th annual event with Lilac queen and princesses, floats, equestrian, over 200 military members, marching school bands and more. 7:45 p.m., downtown Spokane. (509) 535-4554 or


Click here to comment on this story »