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Fri., July 10, 2015

Jamming Jenks Dynamic music and juggling act. Jenks performs unique blend of rock songs, family-friendly covers, dance contests and juggling. Free. Today, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340. Today, 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280.

Boom Camp! Cannons, Rockets and Other Noisy Things Discover the power of air to move objects and make noise at this four-day science camp. Earplugs provided. Today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Public Library Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Supersized Games Taking some of our favorite games, like Bananagrams and Yahtzee, and making them lifesized. For grades four and above. Free. Today, 2 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300. Saturday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400. Monday, 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330.

Escape the Ordinary: Hoot! West Valley Outdoor Learning Center’s HOOT program includes an interactive presentation with live birds of prey, videos, hands-on materials and time for questions. Today, 2 p.m., Spokane Public Library Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Healthy Kids Day YMCA event features fun, active play and educational activities such as “Frozen” wonderland and pictures with Elsa; Spokane Shock players and Shox the Fox; firetruck and ladder with Spokane Valley Fire Department; kids classes; and free outdoor movie for the whole family. Today, 5:30-8:30 p.m., YMCA - Spokane Valley, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 777-9622.

Launch It Day at Mobius Children’s Museum Explore the ins and outs of flinging, flying, throwing and launching with our newest interactive exhibit. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-5437.

Escape the Ordinary: Hula Dance Party Come see and learn some simple hula dance moves with instructors from the Kuhai Halau O’ Kawailani Ho’olapua Pa Olapa Kahiko hula dance school. For all ages. Drop by our library sometime during the week before to make a paper lei and a paper flower to wear at the party. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

“Swan Boy” Presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth. A girl learns how to communicate with sign language to remove a curse on her brother. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6465.

YMCA Kids Xtreme Fun Run Run, crawl, slip, slide, hurdle and dash your way to victory on our 500-yard course filled with a mud pit, tires, obstacles and more. Finish with a few trips down a giant slip-and-slide to help wash off the mud. Ages 4-14. Sunday, 9:30 a.m., YMCA of Spokane Valley, 10727 N. Newport Hwy. $15-$20. (509) 777-9622.

Festival of FantaSea Princess Ball Join our Little Mermaid and her friends for a ball and carnival with games, face painting, pixie dust princess hair, princess mail station, professional photographer and more. Sunday, 1 p.m., 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 475-6292.

Summer Lego Club Mondays through Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m. All ages are welcome. Children age 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Free. Monday, Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400. Tuesdays through Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320.

Heroic Birds of Prey West Valley Outdoor Learning Center’s HOOT program will introduce audience members to the bird heroes that call the center home. Free. 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Monday, 10 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300. 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400. Tuesday, 10 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main Ave., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320. Wednesday, 10 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330. Thursday, 10 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260. Thursday, 2 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390.

Finding Fibonacci Enjoy this hands-on, inquiry approach to learning as we explore how the Fibonacci sequence is a part of math, science, art, design and music. For children in grades 3-5. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., University of Idaho – Coeur d’Alene, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-2588.

Escape the Ordinary: Martial Arts at the Library Join us for a presentation from real martial artists from Warhorse Karate. Free. Tuesday, noon, East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5375. Wednesday, 1 p.m. and 2:30, Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. (509) 444-5395. Thursday, 3 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380.

How to Draw Comics Local artist Makayla Miracle will cover the basics of drawing typical Manga-style characters, followed by a Q&A and drawing games. For grades four and older. Free. Tuesday, 2 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400.

Escape the Ordinary: Cecil the Magician Join us for magic, music and more. Tuesday, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Comic Crafts Prepare to get messy as we cut, staple, fold and paste recycled comics into picture frames, bookmarks and wall art. For grades four and up. Free. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 North Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260.

Realms of Avalon Program Family program features this nonprofit, educational group from Moscow, Idaho, that recreates the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Educational fun for preschoolers through adults. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-4366.

Pajama Storytime with Spokane Authors Join local authors Sharma Shields, Shawn Vestal, Kris Dinnison and Ellen Welcker for a pajama storytime. Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and listen to each author read their favorite picture book. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Scenic Family Hikes We’ll also discuss tips for hiking with children, a list of short family hikes, and how to access a website offering free, guided hikes in the area for all ages. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Escape the Ordinary: Dog Heroes! Join us for some great stories about dog heroes and meet some dog friends from SCRAPS. Wednesday, 2 and 3:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Pajama Storytime Kids of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your blanket, and come hear bedtime stories. Bring the whole family to enjoy engaging stories, songs and rhymes that support early literacy development. www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call (877) 733-3375. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-4366.

Tween Craft Club: Superhero Marble Magnets For fifth- through eighth-graders. Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Summer Creativity Program Children ages 6 to 12 can learn glass etching with Nancy Attebury and pop-up cards with Debi Robinson-Smith. Thursday, 1-3:45 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. $18 per child. (509) 299-3414.


 

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