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1-2-3 Magic: Effective Methods to Start and Stop Child Behaviors - Sponsored by Spokane Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Center. Monthlong program will be held Tuesdays in April as part of Our Kids, Our Business. 10 a.m.-noon, Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. (509) 458-7445

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with donated snacks and materials. Enjoy making egg shakers. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537

Our Kids, Our Business Film Festival - Winning film, photo and collage depictions of the goals of the event. 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 330 E. Desmet Ave. (509) 473-4827


After-School Specials (Medical Lake) - Celebrate children’s book author Eric Carle through stories, crafts and games. 4 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St. Free. (509) 893-8330.

Author Brandon Mull - Former comedian and author of the popular children’s series “Fablehaven,” with the newest books in the series, “Grip of the Shadow Plague,” and “Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary.” Reading, today, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206; signing, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-1684

Our Kids, Our Business Kick-off Event - 7:30 a.m., pinwheel display on corner of Greene Street and Mission Avenue; 9 a.m., kick-off at the SCC Lair, Littlefoot Room. Sponsored by Spokane County Head Start/ Early Head Start/ ECEAP. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 279-6911

Author Elisa Brinton - The high-school-age author will present her new book, “Courage to Stand,” and answer questions. A portion of book sale proceeds will benefit Friends of the Library. 6:30-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 720 E. Front St. Free. (208) 661-2568

Trash to Treasure - Celebrate Earth Day while creating your own recycled art. Appropriate for school-aged children. Today, 4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5331; Saturday, 11 a.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., (509) 444-5331. Free.


Northeast Community Center Annual Appreciation Dinner - Featuring Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, chief executive officer of Providence Health Care. Celebrating Our Kids, Our Business. 6 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. $12. Reservations requested. (509) 487-1603


“Coraline” - Rated PG. Today-Saturday, 5:35 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4:35 and 7 p.m. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $6/adults, $3/ages 12 and younger. (208) 882-8537

The Partnership’s Safety Rally ’09 - A program for the prevention of sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities. Guest speakers, personal safety demonstrations, community Safety Partner booths, music and prizes. Celebrating Our Kids, Our Business. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave., second level. Free. (509) 328-6326


“Eggsperience” Community Easter Egg Hunt - For kids up to fifth grade. Sponsored by Lake City Community Church. 10 a.m., Lake City High School soccer fiekds, 6101 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-0632, ext. 106

Spring Fling Party - For children up to 5 years old; fly like butterflies, jump lily pads like frogs and wiggle like worms. Art project, snacks, singing, parachute time and more. Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. An adult must accompany each child. Reservations required. Gymboree, 1405 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. $15. (509) 928-8575

Dalton Gardens Church of Christ Easter Event - Egg hunt for kids up to fifth grade, with games, snacks and family fun. 10:30 a.m., Dalton Gardens City Park, corner of Fourth Street and Hanley Avenue, Dalton Gardens. Free. (208) 772-0541

Doll and Teddy Bear Tea - Bring your teapots and teacups, dolls and teddy bears and hats for show and tell. 11 a.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho, Blanchard, Idaho. $6. (208) 437-1037.

Easter Egg Hunt - Harvest House - Wagon rides with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts all day. Today-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Beck’s Harvest House in Green Bluff. $5/children, includes wagon ride, 10 eggs filled with candy, ice cream cone and chance to win prizes; $3/adults, includes wagon ride and ice cream cone. (509) 238-6970

Free Day at Museum of North Idaho - Feature exhibit is Observing North Idaho’s Forest Dynamics. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 115 Northwest Boulevard in front of City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 664 3448

RLM Community Egg Hunt - Sponsored by Real Life Ministries of Post Falls. 9 a.m., Post Falls High School, 2832 E. Poleline Road, Post Falls. Free. (208) 777-7325, ext. 148

Sandpoint Lions Chocolate Egg Hunt - For ages 11 and younger. Five eggsfor each child; dental hygiene products provided. Ten golden eggs to be hidden. 10 a.m., Lakeview Park near the Lions Den, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-4118

Side-Splitting Storytime - Celebrate National Humor Month by listening to silly stories. For all ages. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Spokane Shock Arena Football - Vs. Tri-Cities Fever. 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $7-$40/single tickets; $56-$199/season tickets. (509) 242-7462 or (509) 325-SEAT


Kootenai Fire and Rescue Egg Hunt - Registration for ages 11 and younger begins at noon for the egg hunt at 1 p.m. Registration is free but required. Noon, Q’emiln Park, Post Falls. Raffle will follow. Free. (208) 676-8739.

Mica Flats Grange Egg Hunt and Potluck - Activities for all ages includes potluck dinner, games, decorated hat contest and more. 1:30 p.m., U.S. Highway 95 and Kidd Island Bay Road South of Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-2939

Worship Service and Egg Hunt - Sunday service at 10 a.m. followed by brunch and an egg hunt around 12:30 p.m. for children up to sixth grade. 10 a.m., Post Falls Church of the Nazarene, 308 W. 12th Ave. Free. (208) 773-4621

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by email to; by fax to(509) 459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at
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