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After School Specials - Make your own book. Library locations include today, 4 p.m., Airway Heights, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., (509) 893-8250; 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.


Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper, make a craft and enjoy a treat. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104

Sherman Alexie - Regional Native American author of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” and “Smoke Signals.” Program for young adults, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission, Liberty Lake; presentation 7-9 p.m., Spokane Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. Free. (509) 232-2510

Spokane Parent Advocacy Committee Meetings - To discuss parents working together with child welfare and social services, how to create positive changes, committee goals and membership criteria. 2 and 5:30 p.m., Downtown Public Library, Meeting Room 1A, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 475-8404


“Damn Yankees” - Presented by University High School. Today-Saturday 7 p.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd. $7. (509) 228-5293

“Coraline” - Delightfully dark fairy tale. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors/students. (208) 263-9191

“The Magic of Getting Kids to Listen” - Hosted by Spokane Child Abuse Network (SCAN), this parent education class will discuss how to encourage good behavior. Curriculum is based on the book “1, 2, 3 Magic” by Thomas W. Phalen. Child care available. 4-6 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Free; registration required. (509) 458-7445

Beyond Words, A Ritecare Spokane Benefit Breakfast - Fundraiser to support RiteCare Spokane’s free speech therapy clinic for children age 2 to 7. Reservations requested. 7:30-9 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 838-2310

Cultural Night - Hawaiian dancers, Tae-Kwon-Do, Native American dancers, Jamaican steel drum band, African hand drum ensemble, marimbas, origami, Native American, Ethiopian and Chinese displays, Russian museum, Silver Spurs dancers, jump rope team and stomp team from Rogers High School. 5:30-8 p.m., Evergreen Elementary School, 215 W. Eddy Ave. Free; includes dinner. (509) 465-6425

Play and Learn Storytime - For children age 2 to 5. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire 60 minutes. 10:30 a.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St. Free. (509) 893-8280

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


Franklin Centennial Festival and Parade - Parade 10-11 a.m.; lunch 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (cost $3, reservations requested by calling Reda at 354-2620 or e-mail; student-led tours 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; keynote speakers and musical pieces 1:30-2:30 p.m.; cake served 2:30-3:30 p.m.; school open for art walk and other activities 3:30-5:30 p.m. Franklin Elementary School, 2627 E. 17th Ave. (509) 354-2620

Ride The West Horse & Ranch Expo - Horses team roping, wagon rides, pony rides, Xtreme Trail Challenge, Versatility Ranch Horse Competition, Dutch oven cooking with the Back Country Horsemen’s Wilderness Camp, trade show, clinics, demonstrations and more. Today, noon-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FAB Quarterhorse Ranch, 6010 E. Greenbluff Road. Daily: $10/adults, $8/seniors, military and children ages 10-16, free/age 9 and younger. (509) 466-9639

“After Ever Happily” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Today-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/age 13 and older; $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 892-5413

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - A production of Christian Youth Theater-Spokane. Today-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Saturday matinee 3 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $7-$13. (509) 487-6540, (509) 325-SEAT

“Monsters vs. Aliens” - Animated film. Rated PG. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4:40 and 7 p.m. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $6/adults, $3/ages 12 and younger. (208) 882-8537

“The Wizard of Oz” - Presented by Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho. Today-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m. The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $8/advance, $10/door ($6/Saturday matinee). (208) 667-6301


“Llama Llama” Storytime - Readings from Anna Dewdney’s “Llama Llama” picture books, including her latest, “Llama Llama Misses Mama.” Take home a sticker, do a coloring page, a maze and other Llama fun. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore Children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Curious George - Listen to a story about Curious George and meet and have your picture taken with him (bring your own camera). Treats provided. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-4104

“Heidi” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Today-Sunday, 1 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. (509) 325-SEAT


Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - The Looff Carrousel and Spokane Falls Skyride operate daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., open until 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tour Train runs weekends only through May 29 from noon-6 p.m. Day passes are $15.49 for all ages, summer season passes are $48.99. Riverfront Park. Carrousel: $2/adults and teens, $1.25/seniors, military and age 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/age 13-17, seniors and military, $4/age 3-12, free/age 2 and younger. Tour Train, $4.50. (509) 625-6600.

Silverwood Theme Park - Admission to the park includes all rides, attractions and shows. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Special events: Saturday-May 25, American Heroes Weekend, military personnel, police officers and firefighters with ID admitted free and their immediate family are half-price general admission. 27843 N. Highway 395, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, Athol, Idaho. $40.99/adults, $21.99/age 3-7 and seniors age 65 and older, free/age 2 and younger. Two-day passes: $55.99/adults, $31.99/age 3-7 and seniors age 65 and older. $4/parking. (208) 683-3400

“Team Up!” Exhibit - Explore the science of sports and test your 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/adults, $4.75/seniors and military, free/age 1 and younger. (509) 624-KIDS,

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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