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Things to do

Tuesday

After-School Specials - Celebrate children’s book author Cynthia Rylant through stories, crafts and games. Library locations include: today, 4 p.m., Airway Heights, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., (509) 893-8250, and Fairfield, 305 E. Main St. (509) 893-8320; Wednesday, 4 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; Thursday, 4 p.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Celebrate all things green while learning about Ireland and the shamrock. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537

College Entrance Exams - Experts from Sylvan Learning Center will discuss the SAT, PSAT and ACT. 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385

Goin’ Green Family Event - Enjoy presentations on gardening by area Master Gardeners, recycling with the Kootenai County Solid Waste Department, ways to save money with Spokane Teachers Credit Union, crafts, movies and more. 4-6:30 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 772-5612, ext. 121

Spokane Area Children’s Chorus - “Whirlwind World: An International Music Concert,” all six choirs of the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus will be joined by special musical guests Zingamarimba from Whitman Elementary and guitarist Julian Gomez. 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5-$8. (509) 624-7992

Thursday

“Choose to Lose” - An interactive game show for all ages where the “winners lose and losers win,” presented by Spokane Montessori School North to benefit the Goins family’s adoption of two young children (see www.internationalmama.org/). 7-8 p.m., Blue Door Theater, 815 W. Garland Ave. $10. (509) 290-4676

Spokane Valley Anime Club - For teens in grade 6 or above. Watch anime episodes, eat snacks and more. 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400

Friday

St. Patrick’s Irish Dance and Music Festival - Featuring St. Patrick’s Irish Dancers and Turning Tide Celtic Band, with dancers ages 6-19. 7 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $1. (509) 255-8501

Saturday

“Bridge to Terabithia” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Today, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and 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

Cowboys and Cowgirls (Shadle) - Appropriate for school-aged children. Enjoy some Western stories and make a craft. 4 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331

Family Fair 2009 - 13th annual event. Enjoy free, fun activities for children and parents sponsored by more than 30 agencies. “Health, Fitness and Movement” is this year’s theme. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln Middle School, Pullman. Free. (509) 397-4366

Free Mathematics Assessments - For youth in grades 2-12. Conducted by Education NW Resources. Each assessment will be 30-45 minutes long and will reflect essential math skills and international math standards. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. 1-5 p.m., Education NW Resources, 9429 N. Newport Highway. Free. (509) 323-4950

Storytime with Auntie Violet - Listen to stories. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206

Symphony Petting Zoo at Mobius Kids - Join Spokane Symphony members and try out a variety of instruments. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on experience. 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/children 12 months of age and younger. (509) 624-5437

Ongoing

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. Mondays-Fridays. 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. (509) 482-0708

Family Yoga - Learn 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

Incredible Years Parenting Program - For parents with children ages 2-10. Learn how to deal with a difficult child and prevent future problems. Tuesdays through May 5, 6-8 p.m., 908 N. Howard St., Suite 101. (509) 389-2930.

Little Tykes Indoor Playground - Crawlers to 3-year-olds get the opportunity every Tuesday or Thursday to build social skills and imaginations while playing with others. 10-11 a.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 688-0300

“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/general, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age 1 year and younger. (509) 624-KIDS, www.mobiusspokane.org

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 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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