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Drop-In Knitting Class - Enjoy knitting and crocheting with others. For ages 10 and older. 3:30-5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385

IEL Running Start Information Night - Institute for Extended Learning will show high school juniors and seniors (and parents and guardians) how they can earn college credits while completing high school academic requirements. Meet current Running Start students and instructors to hear firsthand about their college experiences. Running Start counselors also will be available to explain how students can enroll in the program. 6 p.m., IEL Ione Center, North Pend Oreille Center, 208 Blackwell #2, Ione, Wash. Free. (509) 279-6710

SPRINT Orientation Meeting - Learn more about this alternative learning program offered by Spokane Public Schools. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Shaw Middle School Library, 4106 N. Cook St. (509) 354-5800.


Community Colleges Running Start Information Night - Spokane Community College will show high school juniors and seniors (and parents and guardians) how they can earn college credits while completing high school academic requirements. 7 p.m., SCC Lair-Student Center Sasquatch Room, Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-3524, (509) 533-8215


Candlelight Vigil - Commemorating National Crime Victims Week, in conjunction with Our Kids, Our Business. 5:30-7 p.m., Spokane Public Works Building, lower level, 1026 W. Broadway Ave. (509) 477-3640

Storytime at Colfax Library - Baby Time for children up to age 2 at 10:10 a.m.; Toddler Time for ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m.; and Preschool Time for ages 4-6 at 11 a.m. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

“Seussical, the Musical” - Dr. Seuss classic presented by Lewis and Clark High School. Today and Friday, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $5/door. (509) 354-6907


Bloomsday Run Tradeshow - Featuring fitness products, activities and more. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission to trade show; $30/late entry fee for race. (509) 838-1579

Comics Author Chris Claremont - Award-winning author of the “X-Men” and “Wolverine” comic books will conduct a Q-and-A session and writers workshop at 4 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 769-2315; plus a signing and meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas at Riverstone, and prior to the 7 and 8 p.m. screenings of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Repeats for the 7 and 8 p.m. showings Saturday.


Free Comic Book Day - For all ages. Thousands of comics from Marvel, DC and other publishers to give away. Local comic book creators on hand showing how it’s done and doing sketches for children. Also, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., a host of “Star Wars” villains for viewing; bring a camera and have your picture taken with them. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957

Jordan Johnson Memorial Fun Run/Walk - Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County. This 5K or 10K event is open to runners, walkers, joggers, strollers and wheelchairs. Begins at the Post Falls High School parking lot and leads to the future site of the club, 200 W. Mullan Ave. A 1-mile run at the high school track for children ages 11 and younger is also offered. T-shirts, goodie bags and a barbecue available after run. 9 a.m., Post Falls High School, 2832 E. Poleline Ave. $8/youth age 11 and under, $12/teens and adults. (208) 457-9089

Ladybug Girl Storytime - Stories featuring our favorite girl superhero and some other fresh and fun books. Make an antennae headband and take home more activities. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206


Bloomsday Run - 12K (7.46-mile) run open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs and strollers. Out of town check-in today from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Start time 9 a.m., 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 838-1579


After-School Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children age 5-12. Children will be transported from school to the Northeast Youth Center II for a snack, games, computer play, arts and weekly field trips. Schools served include: Arlington, Bemiss, Cooper, Lidgerwood, Linwood, Logan, Longfellow, Ridgeview, Regal, Stevens, Whitman and Willard. Held Mondays-Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. (509) 482-0708

Silverwood Theme Park - Admission includes all rides, attractions and shows. May: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on May 23-24). 27843 N. Highway 395, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene in Athol, Idaho. $40.99/adults, $21.99/ages 3-7 and seniors 65 and older, free/ages 2 and younger. Two-day passes: $55.99/adults, $31.99/ages 3-7 and seniors 65 and older. (208) 683-3400

Spring Youth Arts Classes - Classes for students in elementary school are Tuesdays through Thursdays; classes for middle and high school students are Mondays. For a complete schedule visit or call. 4-5:30 p.m., Art on the Edge Studios, 1416 First St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost varies from $10-$20 per project. (208) 676-0917

Tae-Kwon-Do Classes - For all ages. Improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength and learn self-defense techniques. Beginner class offered Mondays and Wednesdays; advanced class offered Fridays. 6:30-8 p.m., Cooper Elementary School Gymnasium, 3200 N. Ferrall St. Two cans of food per month. (509) 482-0708

“Team Up!” Exhibit - Explore the science of sports and test your own basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. Through June 11, Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/adults, $4.75/seniors and military, free/12 months and younger. (509) 624-KIDS,

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) 324-1995.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by e-mail 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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