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Red Grammer - Children’s singer/songwriter. 7 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, Washington State University, Pullman. $6.50/adults, $4.50/youth. (509) 335-3525


Cafe Cribbage Club - Learn how to play cribbage. 6 p.m., On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294

CVHS Percussion Concert - 7 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 228-5100


After School Specials - Celebrate children’s book author Chris Van Allsberg through stories, crafts and games. Today, 4 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; Thursday, 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340. Free.


CVHS Jazz Concert, Dessert and Silent Auction - 6:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 228-5100

SFCC Astronomy Extravaganza - 6-7:30 p.m., Young Amateur Astronomers Meeting, including “Space Propulsion Technologies” by Justin Bell, Tonight’s Sky, Hubble’s Universe and Kids’ Raffle; 7:30-9 p.m., Spokane Astronomical Society Meeting with speakers, food and door prizes. Spokane Falls Community College, Building 24, Room 110, 3410 W. Fort George Drive. Free. (509) 276-7169


“Alexander Who is Not Not Not Not Not NOt NOt Going to Move” - Spokane Children’s Theatre. Today-Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. (509) 325-SEAT

“Blood and Guts” at Mobius Kids - Hosted by Group Health. Enjoy various hands-on activities while learning about the human body. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/adults, $4.75/military and seniors, free/age 12 months and younger. (509) 624-KIDS

Children’s Carnival - Hosted by the Southside Parent Cooperative. Cakewalk, basketball, bowling, cookie decorating and more. 10 a.m.-noon., Sacajawea Middle School Cafeteria, 401 E. 33rd Ave. $5/children age 1 and older, free/adults. (509) 951-9985.

Family Movie: “Finding Nemo” - Animated feature about a tiny clownfish captured by scuba divers. Rated G. 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories and make Valentine cards. For all ages. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206


Spokane Youth Symphony - “Heroes and Legends,” featuring the Intermediate String Orchestra, Junior Orchestra, Junior Symphonic Orchestra and Spokane Youth Orchestra. 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14/adults, $12/seniors, two children admitted free with each adult ticket. (509) 448-4446


School Renovation Tours - Hosted by Spokane Public Schools. Tour the schools scheduled for renovation in the 2009 bond. Finch Elementary, today; Ferris High School, Tuesday; Jefferson Elementary, Thursday; Westview Elementary, Feb. 10; Hutton Elementary, Feb. 12. 3:30-5:30 p.m. (509) 354-7340

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Ice skating outdoors. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Riverfront Park. $4.25/adults; $3.25/children ages 3-17 seniors and military; $3/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.

Ice Skate Lessons - For children 4 and older. Helmets and outdoor clothing recommended. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $59, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. (509) 625-6200

Ice Skate Parent and Tot Lessons - For children 3 and older. Helmets and outdoor clothing recommended. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $39/parent and child, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. $18/additional person. (509) 625-6200

Beginning Ice Hockey - For children age 4-8. Learn the fundamentals. Participants must have a hockey helmet, mouth guard, hockey gloves, shin pads and hockey stick. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $59, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. (509) 625-6200

Fabulously Fun Fitness for Happy Healthy Kids! - Enjoy music and adventure warm-up stories while exercising your body from head to toe. Sponsored by Spokane Valley Park and Rec. Tuesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m., Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $36, sibling discount available. (509) 688-0300

Family Yoga - Fun yoga poses that the whole family can do together. Every other Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon, Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $20 (one parent and child, $5 for each additional person). (509) 688-0300

Kurious Kids Preschool - Variety of stations with arts and crafts, working with numbers, letters, days-of-the-week, colors, fitness, games, free time and more. Each week has a specialized theme. Parents are welcome, but not required to stay. 9 a.m.-noon, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $27 per week (two days) or $39 per week (three days). (509) 688-0300

Little Tykes Indoor Playground - For crawlers to 3-year-olds. 10-11 a.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 688-0300

Stroller Strides - For parents of stroller-age children. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m., NorthTown Mall, second level in front of Sears, 4750 N. Division St. First class is free. (866) 223-0177

“Team Up!” Exhibit - Test your basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. 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/age 1 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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