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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Things to do

Today

Get Lit! Youth Poetry Slam - Teams of two or more students, age 5-12, compete against one another for prizes. Any student team may enter, including students who are home schooled. Registration 4:45 p.m., competition 5:30 p.m., Kress Gallery, River Park Square, third level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 473-4827

Tuesday

’Tween Book Club - Part of the Kootenai-Shoshone Area Libraries National Library Week celebration. 4 p.m., Rathdrum Library, 16780 W. Highway 41, Rathdrum, Idaho. (208) 687-1029

After-School Specials - Celebrate children’s book author Eric Carle through stories, crafts and games. Today, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Thursday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

Crafts for Kids - Part of the Kootenai-Shoshone Area Libraries National Library Week celebration. 2:30 p.m., Pinehurst Library, 107 Main Ave., Pinehurst, Idaho. (208) 682-3483

Internet and Cell Phone Crimes Against Kids Education - Speakers include Officer Paul Farina, Post Falls Police Department; Jim Kouril of the Idaho Attorney General’s Office; representatives from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office and the FBI. 6-7:30 p.m., River City Middle School, 1505 N. Fir St., Post Falls. Free. (208) 773-3517

Get Lit! Teen Poetry Slam - Poets compete alone or in teams. Anyone age 13-18 may compete, including students who are home schooled. Registration 5:45 p.m., competition 6:30 p.m. Empyrean Coffee House, 154 S. Madison St. Free. (509) 473-4827

Wednesday

Get Lit! College Poetry Slam - Participants may perform alone or in teams. Any college student age 18 and older may compete. 7 p.m., Empyrean Coffee House, 154 S. Madison St. Free. (509) 473-4827

Thursday

Breakfast of Champions - Third annual event presented by The Chase Youth Foundation in cooperation with Our Kids, Our Business. Celebrating the accomplishments of the commission, honoring champions of youth and raising funds to support programs that empower the youth of our community. Featuring speaker Marguerite W. Dondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. 7-8:30 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35. (509) 473-4827, chaseyouthfoundation@gmail.com

Spokane Valley Anime Club - For teens in grades six or above. Watch anime episodes, eat snacks and more. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400

Friday

Dropout Prevention Summit - Celebrating Our Kids, Our Business with keynote speaker Marguerite W. Dondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance, and Chase Youth Commission. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (509) 473-4827, jbenham@spokanecity.org

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Featuring children’s and maternity clothes. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $3/Friday or Saturday, free/Sunday. (509) 536-2840

Saturday

“You’ve Got the Whole World in Your Hands” - In celebration of National Library Week. Young adults can enjoy pizza and electronic games; participants are invited to bring their own game systems and wireless-equipped laptops. 12:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426

Kenn Nesbitt - Will read from his latest children’s book, “My Hippo Has the Hiccups.” 3-4:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Awesome Aquifer - Join Mobius Kids and the West Valley Outdoor Center for fun, hands-on activities. 1-3 p.m., Mobius Children’s Museum, lower level of River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/adults, $4.75/seniors and military, free/children 12 months of age and younger. (509) 624-5437

Families Read Workshop - Sponsored by Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program, this free workshop helps parents of children up to age 9 select appropriate books and find ways to fit reading into daily routines. 3-4:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, second floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206

Hayden Chamber of Commerce Kite Festival - For children of all ages. Kite-building workshop at the Hayden GEMS Senior Center on Government Way from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Registration noon-1 p.m. Prizes and awards presentation at 2 p.m. for homemade kites in categories of Most Colorful, Best Built, Largest, Smallest, Most Interesting Kite Tail, Best Flyer and more. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Broadmoore Park, Atlas Road and Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 771-2232

Japan Storytime - Listen to traditional Japanese stories and make some origami keepsakes to take home. For all ages. 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

KPBX Kids’ Concert - Songs and stories from around the world, with author Margaret Lippert and the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. 1 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 473-4827

Japan Week Opening Celebration - Drumming by Spokane Taiku, noon-1 p.m.; Bon-odori dancing by Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute students; Sumi-e Demo; Inland Empire Bonsai Society Demo/Display at Kress Gallery on the third floor; Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society show tank and information; Japanese Name Writing by Gonzaga University students; and Japanese Martial Arts from 2-2:30 p.m. Noon-2:30 p.m., River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304

Safety Fair - Part of the Kootenai-Shoshone Area Libraries National Library Week celebration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene High School, Bookmobile/Outreach Library, 5530 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-4507

Scout-O-Rama - Boy Scouts of America event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 772-2455

Writing Workshop for Teens - Hosted by editors of the Willow Springs literary journal. High school writers and poets are invited to present their poetry (up to three poems) or prose (up to eight pages of fiction or nonfiction). Bring an original and three copies of each manuscript. 2 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free. To register call (509) 359-7435 or e-mail willowspringsewu@gmail.com

Sunday

Storytime with Jane Nord - Reading from her book “Paranoia: a Cat’s Tale.” A book signing will follow. 12:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Ellen Wittlinger - Young adult author will read from her newest novel, “Love and Lies.” 1 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 473-4827

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by email to features@spokesman.com; 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 www.spokane7.com/events/submit.

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