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Air Force Band of the Golden West - A patriotic concert celebrating America’s musical heritage. Sponsored by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. 7 p.m., Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl. Free. (707) 424-1154

Authors Chris Crutcher and Michael Harmon - Will read from their young-adult novels “Angry Management” (Crutcher) and “Brutal” (Harmon). For ages 14 and older. 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206


Free Family Film Festival at Spokane Valley Mall Cinema s - Movies play at 10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Showing this week: “Space Chimps” (G); “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (PG). Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley. (800) 326-3264

Free Family Film Festival at Riverstone Cinemas - Movies play at 10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Showing this week: “Curious George” (G); “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (PG). Riverstone Cinemas, 2416 Old Mill Loop, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-8185

Mudgy and Millie Family Walk - Sponsored by Helbling Benefits Consulting. Enjoy a 2.4 mile walk along the Mudgy Moose Trail. Prizes and balloons will be provided. 5:15 p.m., meet at the Mudgy and Millie statue at the Third Street entrance to Tubbs Hill, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315


Puppet Palooza - Enjoy puppet shows performed by the library’s summer youth staff. 11 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315


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., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400

Coeur d’Alene Chamber Picnic in the Park - Preview upcoming activities, food and beverages provided. 6 p.m., City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free.

Spokane Youth Symphony - Free concert to celebrate the orchestra’s 60th anniversary. 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park, 2909 W. Northwest Blvd. (509) 448-4446

“WALL-E” - Free outdoor movie presented by Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation. 3-D glasses will be handed out. 8:30 p.m., Mirabeau Meadows, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. (509) 688-0300


“Finding Nemo” - Outdoor showing of this animated film. Free snacks provided. 8:30 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667


Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Show - New and vintage wooden boats at the boardwalk downtown near the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Saturday-Sunday, 115 S. Second St. Free. (208) 667-5986

Coeur d’Alene Shootout - A double-elimination, three-on-three basketball tournament for third graders through adults. Saturday-Sunday, North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $100/team, includes a T-shirt; registration forms due Aug. 17, available at the North Idaho College Athletics Office inside Post Hall, at The Sports Cellar, 420 Sherman Ave., or online at (208) 769-5975

South Perry Summer Theater - “Splash” (PG). Dusk, The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647

Community Appreciation Day - Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Half-off day passes, hot dogs and soda for $1 each, and free activities throughout the park. Riverfront Park, downtown Spokane.

Master Gardeners Youth Program - Listen to a story about why the bee has a stinger and learn how a plant is pollinated and the pollinator’s role. Participants will also plant seeds that attract bees. 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free; preregistration required. (509) 276-9870

Auntie Violet Back to School Storytime - Listen to stories about school. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Filipino Fiesta Day - Enjoy Filipino food, culture, folk dancing, storytelling and arts and crafts with the Spokane Filipino Society. 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/12 months and younger. (509) 624-5437

“Sundae Saturday” Ice Cream Social - Hosted by Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. All-you-can-eat ice cream sundaes, pizza by the slice and two inflatable jumping castles. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Street Thursday Evening Food Kitchen. 4-8 p.m., Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 12407 E. 16th Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/person, includes sundaes, water, tea, coffee and children’s activities; $20/maximum entry for families. (509) 891-7632

Country Style Community Market Fundraiser - Saturday-Sunday and Aug. 29-30. Includes food, games, vendors and chili cook-off. Proceeds benefit the American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. 9-5 p.m., AHWF property at milepost 60, five miles east of Clark Fork on state Highway 200, Clark Fork, Idaho. Free. (208) 266-1488


RLM Community Kids’ Day - Free backpacks, children’s haircuts and clothes. Enjoy inflatable bouncers, games, prizes, food and live music. Sponsored by Real Life Ministries. 3-6 p.m., Prairie View Elementary School, Post Falls; Canfield Middle School, Coeur d’Alene; and Lakeland High School, Rathdrum, Idaho. Free. (208) 818-1486, (208) 446-2420


Mobius Lab - Preview of Mobius Science Center - A sneak peek for visitors age 8 and older with opportunity to interact and learn about science and technology. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., NorthTown Mall near Barnes & Noble on the street level. Free. (509) 444-2350

Free Summer Meals for Children - Finch Elementary, 3717 N. Milton St., 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; Hillyard Baptist Church, 2121 E. Wabash Ave., 8:45 a.m. breakfast, 11:45 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; Holmes Elementary, 2600 W. Sharp Ave., 8:30 a.m. breakfast, noon lunch, runs through Tuesday; Kehoe Park, 4309 N. Nelson, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; Martin Luther King Center, 845 S. Sherman St., 8:30 a.m. breakfast, noon lunch, runs through Tuesday; North Central High, 1600 N. Howard St., 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, runs through today; Northeast Youth Center, 4001 N. Cook St., 9 a.m. breakfast, noon lunch, runs through Tuesday; Ridgeview Elementary, 5510 N. Maple St., 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; Roosevelt Elementary, 333 W. 14th Ave., 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; VFW Hillyard, 3004 E. Queen, 8:15 a.m. breakfast, 11:15 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St., 9:15 a.m. breakfast, 12:15 p.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday; YMCA, 930 N. Monroe St., 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, runs through Tuesday. (509) 354-7270

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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