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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


“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 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


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


“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


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,

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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