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Youngsters get assistance in self-understanding is providing a free course for children age 6-11 in self-understanding. The Youth Education To InspireClub is a fun-filled experience using live Web casting each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Spokane Valley beginning Tuesday.

Children will learn about their minds and bodies, emotions, explore their creativity and each lesson includes fun activities away from the computer.

The club will be simultaneously webcast to six other groups of children in Washington and Idaho.

Each group is provided with a Web cam so they can see and talk to the other children and the presenter. For more information, visit

Kids get gardening advice

Spokane Public Libraries is hosting Master Gardeners for Kids on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry. Learn everything you need to know to grow your own potato. This event is sponsored by the Spokane Master Gardeners and is recommended for school-age children. For more information, call 444-5331.

Ride the West All Breed Horse and Trade Expo with clinics, trade show, stallion and breed showcase, pancake breakfast, pony rides, petting farm and more will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway and Havana. Admission is $10/adults, free/ages 9 and younger. Call 466-9639 or visit

Girls tea party

The American Girl Tea Party, for ages 7-12 and organized by the Youth Services at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, will be held Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. Fifth St. in Coeur d’Alene. The theme for the party is “Kirsten’s Prairie Party” and focuses on the American Girl Doll and book series and Kirsten, a 9-year-old from Sweden. Girls attending must be accompanied by an adult and are encouraged to bring a doll friend and any family items related to the theme they would like to share at the party. The program is provided by Jessy and Arvid Lundin, Swedish folk dancers and participants will also partake of a Swedish smorgasbord. Registration is required by stopping by the library at 201 E. Harrison Ave. or calling 208-769-2315.

The family show of “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights. Cost is $14/adults, $5/children. Call 325-SEAT for tickets.

Makin’ It Happen, an event providing kids a time to use their imaginations to create a special gift for Father’s Day, will be held May 16, 4-5 p.m. at Northeast Youth Center, 4001 N. Cook. Class fee is $5/person, Call 482-0708 to register.

Local libraries also are hosting May Flowers at the Library. Come visit a garden of paper flowers and make one of your very own. Locations are May 18: East Side Library, 524 S. Stone at 4 p.m.; Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook at 4 p.m.; Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes at 7 p.m.; and May 21: Downtown Library, 906 W. Main at 11 a.m. All ages welcome and the event is sponsored by Target Stores. For more information, call 444-5331.

New York Times #1 Bestselling children’s author Glenn Murray will be at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main on May 21, from 2-3 p.m. will be on hand to sign his latest book, “Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dogs. Puppies and people from the Spokanimal Care will also be present. For more information, call 838-0206.

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