May 23, 2014 in Features

Kids and family

 

McEuen Park Grand Opening The city of Coeur d’Alene’s revamped park at the base of Tubbs Hill opens this weekend. Splash pad will begin operation for the season and the west side of the park will open with an official ceremony at 11 a.m. and a ribbon cutting at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, followed by a hot dog lunch and live music at the new picnic shelter. 420 E. Front St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2252.

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Today through June 1. Presented by Christian Youth Theater. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. Shows are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m. and June 1 at 3 p.m. Visit www.cytspokane.com. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $13-$14. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Rapunzel, a Magical Musical” Continues through Sunday. Presented by Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho. Join 75 local children, ages 8-18, for this original musical that follows Rapunzel in her adventure to find herself, fall in love and have a fairy tale ending. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $5-$14. (208) 277-5727.

Come Feed the Buffalo Tours are offered every Friday through Sunday on the hour from noon to 4 p.m., through Sept. 30. Everyone will get an opportunity to meet and greet the herd and hand-feed the buffalo. Win-Tur Bison Farm, 4742 Highway 231, Springdale, Wash

. $5/adults, $4/seniors and children, cash or check only. (509) 258-6717.

“Kilroy Was Here” Continues through Sunday. 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. $10/adults; $8/students, seniors, and military. (509) 995-6718.

“Little Women: The Broadway Musical” Continues through Saturday. Presented by The Oaks Classical Christian Academy. A classic tale of love and forgiveness, the importance of family and the determination of young Jo March. Friday and 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.

Free Science Center Day For first 150 visitors, sponsored by the Pullman Firefighters Association. The event is slated to include a helicopter landing by LifeFlight, demonstrations by firefighters, an evacuation trailer, special booths, and activities based around fire prevention, in addition to several firefighting vehicles and trucks. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Palouse Discovery Science Center, 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman. Free. (509) 332-6869.

Indie First Local Authors Storytime Very special storytime as author Shawn Vestal reads favorite stories to us. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Esther J. Hildahl Signing of her latest children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider with an Attitude,” the story of a lovable talking spider with bad grammar and an attitude who’s come to live in Vicki Wyatt’s bedroom and refuses to leave, telling her that it’s his home, too. Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.

“I Spy” Preschool Storytime and Craft - We’re reading some special “I Spy” books that will get you thinking. Find every animal in the book, then stay for a craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Distribution All who need food are welcome – no special qualifications needed. Distribution continues until the supply runs out. Bring your own bags or box. Thursday, 11 a.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 534-6678.

Legomania – Hollywood Build creations from your favorite movies. Thursday, 4-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Hayden Meadows Elementary Folk Dance Club & Drum Corps Rising Stars concert. Thursday, 7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $5. (208) 457-8950.

Looking ahead

Lantern Fest Family-friendly night out with music, dancing and entertainment. Gates open at 8 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., there will be a lighting of lanterns that will be sent off into the sky. Music, magicians, dancers and various entertainment throughout the night, food trucks, a beer garden and merchandise for purchase. Event ends at 11 p.m. Register online at www.thelanternfest.com or at the door. The rice-paper lanterns can travel 3,000 feet into the sky and are designed to burn out before falling back to the ground. May 30, Stateline Speedway, 1349 N. Beck Road, Post Falls. $25 if purchased by Saturday; $30 afterward; children age 15 and younger admitted free, but will not receive a lantern. (208) 773-5019.


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