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Not too late to catch concert at Clocktower

Don’t worry if you missed the free KPBX Kids’ Concert featuring Milonga, a Latin Dance Band at Riverfront Park – it was rescheduled due to rain and will take place Friday at noon in the Clocktower Meadow.

During the concert, kids can make art projects with Mobius, the new combination of the Children’s Museum and the future planned Science Center. The concert, sponsored by Spokane Cardiology, Windermere Real Estate and Whiz Kids/Children’s Corner Bookshop, lasts for an hour.

Sparkling celebrations

Fourth of July is next Monday, and here are places to watch fireworks:

In Washington:

30th Annual Community Fourth of July, Sunnyside Park in Pullman, event begins at 5 p.m. with a barbecue at the park shelter. Pullman Community Band will perform from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and folksinger Dan Maher will play from 6:15 to 7 p.m., following by The Kingpins from 7 to 10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. (509) 334-3565

Fourth of July Concert, music by Keeler, Melvin & Morse, Milonga and Rob Vaughn at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake. Fireworks at dusk. 742-8694

Fourth of July Neighbor Day, sponsored by Clear Channel with family activities, food, music, arts and crafts and fireworks in Riverfront Park. 242-2505

Fireworks Display in Republic, Wash., enjoy the view at Curlew Lake at dusk. (509) 775-3325

In Idaho:

Watch a fireworks show at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley both Sunday and Monday at 10 p.m. (800) 523-2464

Fourth of July Festival, with an afternoon parade, concerts in the park, and other activities in Coeur d’Alene. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display over the lake, viewable from most of downtown.

Fireworks in Hope, Idaho; watch the show being displayed off Kramer’s Barge in Ellisport Bay at dusk.

Independence Day in Sandpoint; parade downtown at 10 a.m., a daylong carnival at the city beach with stage performances and fireworks show at dusk at city beach, sponsored by the Lions Club. (208) 263-0887

Silverwood Theme Park/Boulder Beach Waterpark, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene on U.S. Highway 95, fireworks at dusk, regular admission fees apply. (208) 683-3400

Summer films

This summer children may enjoy free movies at the Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas and the Garland Theatre.

Starting today, kids at the Garland Theatre will be treated to a showing of “Because of Winn-Dixie” at 9:30 a.m., and the movie repeats daily through Friday; the next week’s show is “Spongebob Squarepants” playing daily July 4 through 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Starting tomorrow, kids can see “Jonah: A Veggie Tale” and “Are We There Yet?” both on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Spokane Valley Mall, and the following Tuesday and Wednesday will be “Spirit: A Stallion of Cimarron” and “Garfield.”

Take a dip

City swimming pools are now open. Comstock, Hillyard, Liberty and Witter Pools are open Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. (except Witter), and Saturdays, 1 to 7 p.m. The Shadle indoor pool is open Mondays through Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and family swim is Fridays, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Shadle outdoor pool is closed. Swimming is free for kids under age 18 and adults are $2. For more information, call 625-6960.

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