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THINGS TO DO

Today

Spokane Indians Baseball - Vs. Boise Hawks. Today-Friday. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (509) 535-2922.

Quilting for Teens - Enjoy quilting with the North Idaho Quilters. Register online at www.eventbrite.com/event /350998847. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 772-5612.

Summer Storytime Series - Enjoy storytime with guest reader and author, Meghan Nuttal Sayres. Sayres will read from her non-fiction children’s book, “The Shape of Betts Meadow.” 10:30 a.m., Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, Artist Studio at Nature Center, Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-1444.

Tuesday

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months to 3 years. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3 to 5 years of age. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. 10:30 a.m. Free. (509) 444-5356.

St. Patrick’s Annual Back-to-School Family Carnival - Games, face painting, food vendors, balloons and a school uniform exchange. Preceding the carnival will be a preschool and kindergarten open house from 5-5:45 p.m., and childcare will be provided. During the first 30 minutes of the carnival, from 6-6:30 p.m., an open house for grades 1-8 will also be available. All proceeds from the sale of carnival tickets will be used to fund tuition scholarships for children of low-income families in the greater Hillyard community. 2706 E. Queen Ave. Free admission. (509) 487-2830.

Wednesday

Toddler storytime - For ages 18 months-3 years. 10 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390.

Preschool Storytime (Shadle) - For children 3-5 years of age. 10:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Right to Vote - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library in partnership with the Kootenai County League of Women Voters. A celebration of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Mayor Sandi Bloem will read stories about the history of the women’s suffrage movement. 11 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Shirley Parker Story Room, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

MRP Arenacross Racing - Event held in the grandstand during the North Idaho Fair. Sponsored by MRP Promotions LLC. 7 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call for registration cost and deadline. (208) 691-1343.

Thursday

Storytime at Colfax Library - For children up to two years of age 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.

Northeast Washington Fair - Today and Friday. Entertainment, displays, competitions, food and drink. Northeast Washington Fairgrounds, Colville. (509) 684-5973.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Friday

Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Encampment and Pow Wow - Inland Northwest Tribes gather along the banks of the Spokane River to celebrate their heritage with dancing, drumming and handicrafts, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Lilac Bowl, Riverfront Park. (509) 535-0886.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3 to 5. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

I Saw You - All ages. Blue Door Players will draw inspiration from the back pages of The Inlander. Audience members are welcome to bring a newspaper clipping they would like to see used in the show. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Saturday

South Perry Summer Theater - “Smokey and the Bandit (PG).” Movie starts at dusk. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647.

Harrison and Little Harrison Slow Hike - Easy to moderate, 4.5 mile roundtrip family hike Northwest of Sandpoint on the Upper Pack River Road. Recommended for children ages 8 and older. Organized by Idaho Conservation League. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., call for details and meeting location. Free. (208) 265-3511 or (208) 265-9565.

Buddy Walk - Fundraiser and Down syndrome awareness. One-mile walk along the perimeter of Riverstone Park. First 100 people registered may participate. Presented by DS Connections. Call for registration form or visit www.dsconnections.com. 9 a.m. at the park, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 755-5079.

Artsy Fartsy Storytime - Come hear stories written by some of Auntie’s Bookstore’s favorite illustrators. Also enjoy making fingerprint drawings to take home and display on the fridge. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

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

Sunday

Spokane Chiefs Red vs. White - Annual Red vs. White game. 1 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 325-SEAT.

Ongoing

Book A Brighter Future Campaign - Runs through Aug. 31. Macy’s customers who donate $3 to this campaign will receive a coupon for $10 off any $50 purchase at stores nationwide. Macy’s will donate 100 percent of every $3 to the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program. (206) 461-0213 or (202) 536-3528.

Horse and Carriage Rides - Friday evenings in August. Travels through downtown Spokane, guests receive a complimentary rose, as well as a sheet of dining specials at some of downtown’s restaurants. Sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. First come, first served. No reservations. Corner of Wall St. at Main Ave. $5/person, free/age eight and younger with a paid adult. (509) 456-0580, ext. 102.

Kid’s Art Classes at the Dahmen Barn - Held Thursdays. For children 7-14 years of age. Participants will experiment with two different art mediums. 1 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 North Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $20 per class. (509) 229-3414.

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