Kids and family
ArtFest 2014 Today through Sunday. 29th annual art fair. Three days of fine music, good food and the popular Make-It-Art children’s hands-on art making area. Make-It tent is open today, 3-7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Showcasing an extensive collection of work including sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics fiber arts and more. Enjoy food booths, live musical performances and a wine and beer garden until 10 p.m. today and Saturday. Hours are today, noon-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be live music until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Coeur d’Alene Park, Brownes Addition, between Second and Fourth Streets and Spruce and Chestnut Streets. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
Spokane Shock Arena Football Vs. Portland Thunder. Today 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$28. (509) 242-SHOCK.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Continues through Sunday. 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 today at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit www.cytspokane.com. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $13-$14. (800) 325-SEAT.
Come Feed the Buffalo Tours are offered every Friday through Sunday on the hour from noon to 4 p.m., through September. Win-Tur Bison Farm, 4742 Highway 231, Springdale. $5/adults, $4/seniors and children, cash or check only. (509) 258-6717.
Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park 2014 Includes admission to both parks with more than 70 rides, attractions and shows. Open daily for the season. Today and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Boulder Beach Waterpark opens Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.silverwoodthemepark.com for more information. Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol. $45.99/ages 8-64, $22.99/seniors and children ages 3-7, free/age two and younger; $5/parking. (208) 683-3400.
Tonasket Founders’ Day Continues through Sunday. Activities include a rodeo, fun run, parade, street dance and beer garden, live music, and craft and vendor fair. Tonasket, Wash. (509) 486-7155.
The Lantern Fest Family-friendly night out with music, dancing and entertainment. Gates open at 8 p.m. Lighting of lanterns at 9:30 p.m., where people will have an eco-friendly rice paper lantern lit for them that they can send off into the sky. Event ends at 11 p.m. Register online at www.thelanternfest.com; tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. Today, Stateline Speedway, 1349 N. Beck Road, Post Falls. $30/general; children age 15 and younger admitted free, but will not receive a lantern. (208) 773-5019.
Free Outdoor Family Movie Night The Disney animated film “Frozen” will be shown. Bring your lawn chair or blankets. Proceeds from concessions will benefit the St. Mary’s Youth Group, which will be going on a nine-day mission trip to Pittsburgh in July. Today, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 270-0340.
Hoopmania Mt. Spokane High School hosts this 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades 2-12. Teams will be guaranteed at least three games. Registration is closed. Saturday, Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive. $100. (509) 389-3323.
Skyfest 2014 Saturday-Sunday. Fairchild Air Force Base open house and air show will feature the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s premiere aerial demonstration team. For daily updates, visit www.bit.ly/SkyFest. As information becomes available, updates will include expected aerial acts, points of contact and prohibited items. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fairchild Air Force Base, Highway 2, Fairchild AFB. Free admission. (509) 247-5705.
Hoops Over the Horizon 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Visit Facebook - Hoops Over The Horizon 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament or register online at http://estoresbyzome.com/ HOTH.php. New this year is a Family Division. Saturday, 9 a.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $100/team. (509) 701-1912.
Sweet Feet 5K Fun Run Proceeds benefit On Track Academy. Entry forms available at www.SweetFeet5K.com. Pick up number packet today. Race on Saturday, 9 a.m., Harmon-Shipley Park, 6018 N. Regal St. $15.
Deaf Day at the Zoo Signed tours available. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cat Tales Zoological Park, 17020 N. Newport Highway, Mead. Free admission for visitors who are deaf; other admission fees on website.
Tarot Card Reading Carolynne Pickup will provide complimentary Tarot Card readings. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Esther J. Hildahl Signing her children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude.” 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 924-0667.
“Sparky!” Storytime When a little girl decides she wants a pet, she orders a sloth … and gets less than she expects. This charming, laugh-out-loud story by Jenny Offill is sure to please any youngster who is just begging for a pet of their own. No craft today. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Stranger Danger Class “React, Release and Run” – Danger Zone, Body Language and the one technique that can stop the bad guy from choosing you 95 percent of the time will be covered, along with how to get out of grabs, striking techniques and target areas. For ages 6-12. All participants must preregister. Saturday, 1 p.m., UKO Karate, 321 N. Pines Road, Unit C, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 368-7544.
Great Family Hikes in the Spokane Area Spokane is filled with wonderful outdoor areas and there are hikes here for all ability levels. Whether you’re new to hiking and want to check out the wildflowers or you really want a challenge without a long drive, Spokane has some treasures. Presenter Kathy Kalich will present the ins and outs of Spokane’s best hikes. Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.