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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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After-School Specials - “Get Slimed.” Decide whether various slimy objects are liquid or solid. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.


Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Meet at Friendship Square in downtown Moscow, Idaho to blow bubbles, play and visit. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

After-School Specials - “Get Slimed.” Decide whether various slimy objects are liquid or solid. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Fairfield Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Swim Team Tryout - Spokane Area Swimming will hold tryouts for all youth of all swimming abilities ages 6 and older. Visit for more information. 5-6 p.m., Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. (509) 326-7546.

Family-to-Family Support Group - Provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness, Spokane. 6:30-8 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 267. (509) 838-5515.

“Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators” - Follow the scientists working to understand wolves’ and cougars’ places in the rapidly changing world of nature. Showing will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session with a panel of experts. 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 747-1663.


After-School Specials - “Get Slimed.” Decide whether various slimy objects are liquid or solid. A different science project will be presented each month. Library locations include: Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road (509) 893-8260; Deer Park, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300. 4 p.m., Free. (509) 893-8330.

African Children’s Choir - The children’s singing group will perform. Donations will be accepted. 7 p.m., New Life Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 926-0362.


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., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

After-School Specials - “Get Slimed.” Decide whether various slimy objects are liquid or solid. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.


“The Trial of Old Drum” - The movie is about 11-year-old Charlie and his best friend, Drum, a loyal golden retriever. Free snacks. 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

Dads Helping Dads - Group meets to discuss the important roles fathers play in their children’s lives. 7 p.m., Fowler Church, 3928 N. Howard St. (509) 290-6494.


Run N Paws by the Lake Flyball Tournament - A relay race for dogs of all breeds. The Spokane Human Society will be present with adoptable animals today and Sunday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. (509) 979-9996.

Parent and Child Airplane Tour - For children ages 3-5 and their parents. Learn about planes, make crafts, play games and tour a real plane. 9-10:30 a.m., UND/SFCC Flight Training Center, 3608 N. Davison Blvd. $14/parents and one child, $5/each additional child. (509) 625-6200.

Six Skills of Early Literacy for Babies and Toddlers - Workshop will focus on the six pre-reading skills children need before they learn to read. Participants will become familiar with the skills and learn ways to help children master them. 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

American Girl Event at Michaels Stores - Children are invited to come make a felt scrapbook, a pop-up photo frame or a 3-D gift tag. Locations include: North, 7630 N. Division St. (509) 484-2509; Spokane Valley, 15521 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 893-0543. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Free.

Master Gardeners Youth Program - Look at real garden bugs while participating in various hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required. 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 276-9870.

Pirate Storytime and Craft - It’s talk like a pirate day. Listen to some tales of talking parrots and buried treasure, and decorate a pirate hat to take home. All ages. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Second Annual Praise-A-Palooza and Family Fun-Fest - Christian bands are scheduled to play. Food and activities for the whole family. All donations will benefit the Mercy House, a to-be-constructed sober living facility in the Cusick/Usk area. Today from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m., Pend Oreille County Fairgrounds, 419152 Highway 20, Cusick, Wash. Free. (509) 863-3778.

Children’s Renaissance Faire - Hosted by the Friends of Manito. Enjoy listening to stories, play games and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Manito Park, meadow east of Duncan Garden. Free. (509) 928-2595.

Books and Blocks - Appropriate for school-aged children. Listen to stories about building and then build bridges out of paper and blocks. 11:30 a.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Peace Pole Pilgrimage - Participants will visit seven Peace Poles in the greater Spokane area and will join in offering peace blessings at each site. Progressive meal to take place at the last three sites. 4:30-9 p.m. Meet at the waterfalls in Mirabeau Park, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 939-1233.


Group Health Kids Bike Race - For children age 13 and younger. Race times: Noon, ages 5 and younger; 12:30 p.m., age 6; 1 p.m., age 7; 1:30 p.m., age 8; 2 p.m., age 9; and 2:30 p.m., ages 10-13. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your race. Event will also include a Bike Rodeo, warm-up exercises with Group Health physical therapists, games, crafts and pizza. Shadle Park, 4302 N. Belt St. Free. (509) 241-7130.

Bicycle Ride -Trail of the Coeur d’Alene - For ages 13 and older. Ride 16 easy miles along vistas with views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the St. Joe River. Transportation included. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Meet at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. $43. (509) 625-6200.

Picnic with the Beavers - Participants will have a chance to see a beaver dam and learn more about this somewhat misunderstood animal and how they can help with watershed and habitat restoration. A member of the Lands Council will lead an easy hike to a beaver dam. Members of the Coeur d’Alene tribe will teach picnicgoers about their language as it relates to nature. Bring a picnic lunch and light snacks; beverages provided. 12:30-3 p.m., Liberty Lake County Park, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 209-2407.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by email 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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