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“The Little Mermaid” - Presented by CYT–Spokane (Christian Youth Theater). Shows are Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $6-$12. (509) 487-6540.

State 2B Basketball - Tuesday through Saturday. Sponsored by WIAA and Dairy Farmers. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Tournament: $30/adults, $24/seniors/students; daily: $9/adults, $7/seniors/students. (509) 325-SEAT.

Great Western Sportfishing Expo - Seminars on warm water, fly fishing, salmon/trout/steelhead, fly tying theater, casting pool with daily demonstrations, virtual reality fishing, door prizes and more. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Sing From the Heart for Kids - For children 6-12 years of age. Learn how to be musically creative, self-expressed on stage and confident while performing. Class held Thursdays for six weeks. 4-5 p.m., Manito Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. $90. (509) 625-6200.

Sing From the Heart for Teens - For children 12-17 years of age. Learn how to improve your performance and vocal technique. Class held Tuesdays for six weeks. 3:45-4:45 p.m., Manito Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. $90. (509) 625-6200.

Spanish Lessons for Children - For ages 3-8 on Thursdays. Session begins Saturday and runs through May 1. 3:15-4:15 p.m., North Wall Schools, 9408 N. Wall St. $80/two-month session. (509) 466-2695.


Spokane Youth Symphony - Presents “Cartoon Classics.” The program will include themes from “Happy Feet,” “The Flintstones,” “Little Mermaid,” “Pink Panther,” and “The Simpsons.” The concert is free and is sponsored by Fruci and Associates and The Spokesman-Review. 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.


Folk Art – A Celebration of Wind Gadgets for Homeschoolers - For homeschooled children ages 6-12. Create your own wind gadget, while learning more about the purpose and history behind weather vanes and whirligigs. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $10. (509) 625-6200.

Math Explorers: Money Time! - For ages 4-7. Learn to count, recognize and make change with play money. 2-3 p.m., Mobius, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 624-KIDS.

Storytime (Fairfield) - For ages 2-5. Free. 10:30 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St. (509) 893-8320.


Storytime (Barnes & Noble) - Story will be “The Adventures of Lucky Pup” by Ken Brown. Free. Also enjoy a craft and treat. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E Indiana Ave, Spokane. (509) 922-4104.


Health and Safety Symposium - More than 15 local agencies will be present to provide health and safety information for parents and students. Kami Beckwith from the FBI will speak about Internet predators, and Dean Wells from the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council will speak about youth drug abuse prevention. 6:30 p.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. Free, but canned food donations will be appreciated. (509) 323-8128.

Lego Mania: A Chair for Mr. Bear! - For ages 4-9. Help build a chair for Mr. Bear that will keep from tipping forward, backward and sideways. 3-4:30 p.m., Mobius, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 624-KIDS.


Youth Cooking Class - For ages 9-13. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Learn how to make pasta salad. Pre-registration is required. 6-8:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $22. (509) 625-6200.


Fairies, Brownies and Elves - For school-aged children. Free. Enjoy making wands, reading stories and discussing the “Fairy Chronicles” series by J.H. Sweet. 4 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5331.


Spokane Symphony YES – Romantic Exploration - Youth Exploration Series for ages 8-14. Great seats with kid-friendly site lines to the orchestra and opportunity to meet the conductor and world-renowned guest artist. Receive a program book and participate in hands-on activities. Receive a free Brahms T-shirt in the lobby and go on a backstage treasure hunt. Eckart Preu conducting, accompanied by flutist Christina Jennings. 8 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $20/adults, $10/children. (509) 624-1200.

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