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Banking for Books - Month-long book drive campaign to benefit Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program. Donate new children’s books to Global Credit Union, Northland Credit Union, Spokane Safeway Employees Credit Union, Spokane City Credit Union, Spokane Federal Credit Union, Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, United Health Services Credit Union and Washington Trust Bank. Runs through March 31. 789-3548.

Camp Fire Candy Sale - Varieties available: Creamy Smooth Mint Patties, Almond Roca Buttercrunch, Caramel Clusters and P-Nuttles. Visit www.campfireinc.org. Runs through Sunday. $5. 747-6191, ext. 20.

Help Choose Free Movies in the Park - Vote for which family movie and teen movie you would like to watch in Mirabeau Meadows this summer. Vote online by visiting www.spokanevalley.org and clicking on the link provided under “Hot Topics” or complete a ballot at CenterPlace. Visit www.spokanevalleychamber.org. Runs through Monday. CenterPlace, 2426 Discovery Place. 688-0190.

It’s a Nano World - Introducing children and their families to the biological wonders and tools of the nano-sized world through 14 fun, interactive exhibits. On display through May 15. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.mobiusspokane.org. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/general, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age one year and younger. 624-KIDS.

Kurious Kids Preschool Time - For ages 3-5. Held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through March 28. 9 a.m.-noon. Western Dance Hall, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. $27/two days a week; $39/three days a week; $145 monthly. 688-0300.

“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. 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. 325-SEAT.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Ice skating outdoors. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours will be adjusted Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Call for times, (800) 336-PARK. Riverfront Park. $4.25/adults and teens; $3.25/children, seniors and military; $2.75/skate rental. 625-6600.

Sing From the Heart for Kids - For ages 6-12. 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. 625-6200.

Sing From the Heart for Teens - For ages 12-17. 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. 625-6200.

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

Spring Soccer - Sign-up for spring soccer. Coed micro soccer games for ages 4-7 (born 8/1/99 to 12/31/03) and age 8 and older. Practices at nearby schools and/or parks. Runs through April 5. 9116 E. Sprague Ave. No. 138. $35-$45. 747-5017 or 924-7661.

Storytime at Borders - Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years. Free. Held every Saturday. Visit www.bordersstores.com. 11:30 a.m., Borders Books & Music, 9980 N Newport Highway. 466-2231.

Upward Soccer - Registrations for children ages 4 through the sixth grade are being accepted for the spring season. Volunteer coaches and referees are also needed. The registration deadline is March 7. Spokane Valley Wesleyan Church, 16607 E. Broadway. $70 before Saturday; $80 after. 924-9775.

Thursday

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. 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. 624-KIDS.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Free. Library locations include: 10:30 a.m. South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 444-5385; Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390; 11 a.m. Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. 893-8340; North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. 893-8350.

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

Storytime - For ages 2-5. Free. Library locations include: Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. 893-8390; Airway Heights, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. 893-8250. 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3 years. Free. Library locations include: 10 a.m., South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 444-5385; Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390; Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. 893-8340; North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. 893-8350; 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. 893-8400.

Friday

Baby Lapsit (Valley) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. Free. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. 893-8400.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Free. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. 444-5356 ; East Side, 524 S. Stone St. 444-5375; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes 444-5395; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry 444-5385; and Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390. 10:30 a.m.

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

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3 years. Free. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. 444-5356 ; East Side, 524 S. Stone St. 444-5375; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes 444-5395; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry 444-5385; and Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. 444-5390. 10 a.m.

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. 625-6200.

Saturday

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. 444-5331.

Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club Tryouts- U11 Boys - For boys born between 8/1/97 and 7/31/98. Enjoy competing, improve your soccer ability, and learn the game from professional and experienced coaches in a positive team atmosphere. Tryout times are 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Dwight Merkel Complex, 5034 N. Assembly St. 328-GOAL.

Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club Tryouts- U11 Girls - For girls born between 8/1/97 and 7/31/98. Enjoy competing, improve your soccer ability, and learn the game from professional and experienced coaches in a positive team atmosphere. Tryout times are 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Dwight Merkel Complex, 5034 N. Assembly St. 328-GOAL.

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

Sunday

Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club Tryouts- U11 Boys - For boys born between 8/1/97 and 7/31/98. Enjoy competing, improve your soccer ability, and learn the game from professional and experienced coaches in a positive team atmosphere. Tryout times are 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Dwight Merkel Complex, 5034 N. Assembly St. 328-GOAL.

Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club Tryouts- U11 Girls - For girls born between 8/1/97 and 7/31/98. Enjoy competing, improve your soccer ability, and learn the game from professional and experienced coaches in a positive team atmosphere. Tryout times are 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Dwight Merkel Complex, 5034 N. Assembly St. 328-GOAL.

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. Concert is 3 p.m., at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, with a pre-concert event at 2 p.m. across the street at CenterStage. $20/adults, $10/children. 624-1200.

Tuesday

Cheney Middle School Choir Concert – Seventh- and eighth-graders. school gym, 2716 N. Sixth St., Cheney. Free. 559-4400.

Preschool Storytime - For ages 3-5. Free. 10:30 a.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main St. 444-5356.

Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3 years. Free. 10 a.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main St. 444-5356.

Wednesday

Pirate Preview - Tour the first phase of the Rogers High School modernization project and learn more about what’s still to come. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave. 354-7387.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Vs. Portland. 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $8-$17. (800) 325-SEAT.

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