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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.

Lego Dino Safari - Children will be working in teams creating different awesome attractions for the safari. Go on a LEGO Safari and build some of the world’s most dangerous animals/dinosaurs. 3:30-5:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $32 (two weeks). (509) 688-0300.

Little Tykes Indoor Playground - Crawlers to 3-year-olds get the opportunity to build social skills and imaginations while playing and interacting with other little ones in an indoor playground setting. Children will increase their body awareness and self-confidence. 10-11 a.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 688-0300.

Online Artocracy Exhibit - is teaming with Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital to give children an opportunity to learn about contemporary art, make art and work with art students from the Spokane area. Runs through Saturday. (206) 755-1090.

Stroller Strides - For parents of stroller-age children. Group meets 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.

Tae-Kwon-Do Classes - For all ages. Improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength and learn self-defense techniques. Beginner class offered Mondays and Wednesdays and 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. On display through June 11. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $5.75/general, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age one year and younger. (509) 624-KIDS.

Youth and Teen Improv Classes - Classes held Saturdays through March 7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $60-80/student. (509) 747-7045.


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

Drop-In Knitting Class - Enjoy knitting and crocheting with others. Please bring your own project or needles and yarn. For age 10 and older. 3:30-5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

The World Comes West - The Symphony launches a celebration of Lincoln’s Bicentennial with a musical world tour of immigrant groups coming West featuring classroom projects onstage and lobby exhibits. Lobby activities and exhibits begin at 1 p.m. 2 p.m., Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $5/children, $10/adults. (509) 624-1200.


Family Night Out at WSU - A celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the Cat in the Hat and Butch T. Cougar for children ages 3 to 10. Children can also enjoy birthday cake, read books and make Cat in the Hat hats. 5-7 p.m., Washington State University’s Cleveland Hall, second floor and room 255, corner of Idaho Street and College Avenue, Pullman. Parking is free after 5 p.m. (360) 589-3605.


“The Secret Garden” - Presented by the Central Valley High School Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m., through Saturday, Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $7. (509) 228-5218.

“Willy Wonka!” - Cataldo Catholic School presents Roald Dahl’s timeless story. 7-8:30 p.m. today and Friday, University High School, auditorium, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/door. (509) 624-8759.


“Cinderella” - The classic tale of a young girl and her glass slipper. 7 p.m. today, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/youth and seniors, $10/at the door. (509) 325-SEAT.

“The Jungle Book” - 7 p.m. today, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Musical version of the classic children’s tale with jazzy songs, rhythms and dance. All seats reserved, call for tickets. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $7/advance, $10/door. (208) 714-4890.


Dr. Seuss Storytime and Birthday Party - Listen to favorite tales by Dr. Seuss and enjoy goodies to take home. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Fat Saturday Music Variety Show - Celebrating Mardi Gras with a variety of unique talent. 6-8 p.m., Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. $10 suggested donation. (208) 664-1125.

Polar Bear Plunge - Benefit for Special Olympics Washington. Participants must raise $50 in pledges to receive long-sleeved T-shirt and lunch. More prizes with higher pledges. Any age is allowed, but children under age 18 need a parent signature of consent to participate. Check-in at 10 a.m., costume contest at 11:30 a.m., plunge at noon, lunch and awards follow plunge. Waterfront Park, 1386 S. Lefevre, Medical Lake. (509) 565-5003.

Princesses and Knights - Enjoy stories about princesses and knights and make your own medieval craft. Appropriate for school-aged children. 11 a.m., Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Send information about activities 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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