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“Kilroy Was Here” Friday through 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.

“Foster Your Future” Foster youth and their families are invited to an evening that might make college a reality. The event features a barbecue, giveaways, free T-shirts and activities. Community Colleges of Spokane representatives will be available to answer questions about admissions, financial aid and other college processes. RSVP by phone. Friday, 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.” Friday, 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 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. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.

Silverwood Theme Park Open Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through May 25. Boulder Beach Waterpark opens May 31. Visit for more information. Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol, Idaho. $45.99/ages 8-64, $22.99/seniors and children ages 3-7, free/age 2 and younger; $5/parking. (208) 683-3400.

2014 Invent Washington State Competition Students in grades 1-8 from across the state will bring their inventions to be judged in five categories. The public is welcome to view the projects from noon-2:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free admission. (509) 328-4220.

Inland Northwest Robotics EXPO Come and see how robotics programs inspire students to meet science and technology challenges, develop teamwork, practice professionalism and have fun. Saturday, 10 a.m., West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free. (509) 448-2291.

“The Pigeon Needs a Bath!” Storytime and Craft He wanted to drive a bus, stay up late, and eat a hot dog, but nobody ever said anything about taking a bath! Come listen to the newest story by Mo Willems. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Kidical Mass Bike Ride Kids and their families are invited to participate in this fun, safe bike ride. Travel the 3-mile route on anything that rolls. Ride through the Chief Garry neighborhood beginning at Chief Garry Park. Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Free.

Mama’s Wranglers Rootin’, tootin’, good time with these musical siblings. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/adults, $10/seniors, $5/children. (208) 457-8950.

Author Anna Dewdney Best known for her book “Llama, Llama Red Pajama,” the New York Times best-selling children’s author and illustrator celebrates the release of her newest story, “Nelly Gnu and Daddy, Too.” Just in time for Father’s Day! Sunday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Youth Symphony: “Fire” Season finale will showcase the talents of the concerto competition winners. Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $16/adults, $14/seniors, $12/age 17 and younger. (509) 624-1200.

Band and Strings The annual Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and Strings Spectacular, featuring more than 2,800 student musicians, is a celebration of music. Tuesday, 3 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Free. (509) 354-7338.

“E-I-E-I-O How Old MacDonald Got His Farm” Preschool Storytime and Craft Come hear this fun tale of how a little hard work can turn something plain into something grand. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Beading 101: Peyote Stitch Tweens and teenagers, join in to learn the basics of the popular beading stitch. We’ll use big beads to create a simple bracelet or key tag you can take home. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Spokane Valley Tween Club Just for tweens in grades 4-6. Join us monthly at 4 p.m. as we have some snacks, make things, play games and more. Thursday: Up, Up, and Away! Are you ready for launch? We’re making a variety of airborne projectiles. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

“Little Women: The Broadway Musical” Thursday through May 24. Presented by The Oaks Classical Christian Academy. An American classic tale of love and forgiveness, the importance of family, and the determination of young Jo March. Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $7/students, $7/matinee. (509) 536-5955.


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