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Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater - Showing today-Friday, “Ramona and Beezus” (G). 9:30 a.m., Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 327-1050.

Free Family Movie Series at HREI - Today, “The Iron Giant” (PG). Bring a blanket and chairs, concessions available for purchase. 8:30 p.m., The Human Rights Education Institute, 414 W. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-2359.


$1 Family Film Festival - Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas - Doors open at 9 a.m. and two movies play at the same time (10 a.m.) every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Showing today-Thursday, “Gulliver’s Travels” (G); and “How to Train Your Dragon” (PG). Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley. $1. (800) 326-3264.

Annual Night Out Against Crime Party - Presented by COPS West and North-West Neighborhood Council. Free hotdogs, sodas and cookies. For the children, free stuffed animals, sidewalk chalk contests, face painting, balloon art and a hoop contest. Live music and an “oldies” car show. Tables displaying information for McGruff/Block Watch, Daybreak of Spokane, Project Hope and other neighborhood supporters. 5-8 p.m., 1901 W. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 625-3340.


Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story theme will be “Splish, Splash, Splat!” by Rob Scotton. Also make a craft and enjoy a treat. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Yoga and Yogurt (Medical Lake) - For teens. Do some yoga and then make a yogurt smoothie. 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.


“Gnomeo and Juliet” - UI Summer Screen on the Green. Bring blankets and snacks for an outdoor movie at dusk. Free popcorn provided. University of Idaho, Theophilius Tower Lawn, 1001 Paradise Creek St, Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 885-7251.

TWINE (Moran Prairie) - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire. For youth in grades six and up. Participate in creative-writing games and activities. Pen and paper will be provided. 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Yoga and Yogurt (Cheney) - For teens. Do some yoga and then make a yogurt smoothie. 3 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.


Hillyard Festival and Hi-Jinks Parade - Today-Sunday. 100-year anniversary. Harmon Park, 6000 N. Market St. Free. (509) 879-1450.

Free Outdoor Movies - Liberty Lake - “Catch Me If You Can” (PG-13). Movie shown at dusk, Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6726.

Sculpture Dedication - A larger than life bronze sculpture called “Berry Picker” will be dedicated on the northeast side of CenterPlace. The sculpture, which features a Native American woman, is being donated by the Spokane Valley Arts Council. 11 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 921-1000.

Magic with Dick Frost (Downtown) - Appropriate for school-aged children. 2 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5331.


Spokane Highland Games - Celebrates the traditions of Highland dance, bagpipe and drumming exhibitions, and heavy athletic competitions, along with Claymore sword demonstrations, historical reenactments, tug-of-war and Scots Gaelic classes. Children’s “Braveheart style” face painting and games from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Celtic merchants and clan tents can be visited and blacksmith, cattle, and sheepdog demonstrations will be held. A Ceilidh (party) will be held after the closing ceremonies of the games from 6 to 8 pm. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. $8/general, $5/seniors/youth ages 11-17, $3/children ages 4-10, free/age 3 and younger. (509) 922-3661.

South Perry Summer Theater - Outdoor movie. “Some Kind of Wonderful” (PG-13). Movie begins at dusk. Bring your own chairs. The Shop Parking Lot, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647.

Outdoor Learning Center Open House - The West Valley School District’s Outdoor Learning Center, which is rarely open to the public, is planning a series of open houses in August. Stop by and see the plants and live animals, which include an owl, snake and hawk. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E. Upriver Drive. (509) 340-1028.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to a reading of “Hogwash!” Make a leaf craft and enjoy a treat. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Stallion Showcase and Horse Sale - Sixth annual event. Horse entries of all breeds currently being accepted. There will be three area horse rescuers, horse breeders and trainers, vendors, classes and used tack sale from horse exhibitors and vendors as well as private treaty sale horses. Sponsored by the Spokane Morgan Club, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lady Raven Stables, 312 E. Austin. Free admission and parking. (509) 796-2140.

Book Lover’s Day Storytime - Pick out your favorites and listen to them during storytime. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Friendship Storytime - Listen to stories about characters that share a special bond. Noon, Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.

“Shop Til You Rock” - Music-inspired mall tour, featuring live performances by Starrset followed by band meet and greets, prizes, special mall offers and giveaways. For more information and to download the iPhone app, visit and follow @ShopTilURock on Twitter. 1-6 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509)926-3700.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Free outdoor concert presented by the Friends of Pavillion Park, with this contemporary swing revival band from southern California. 6 p.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. Parking available at the Liberty Lake Elementary School. (509) 475-5674.


Spokane Indians Baseball - Today-Aug. 9 vs. Yakima Bears. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. (509) 343-OTTO (6886).

Spokane Valley Elks Classic Car Show - Sixth annual fundraiser for the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children. Registration is 9-11 a.m.; Show’n Shine from 11 a.m.-noon, with judging at noon. Music and food all day. Trophies for first and second in each class. 2605 N. Robie Road, Spokane Valley. $15 to enter your car; free admission. (509) 928-2818.

A Disney Symphantasy - With Spokane Youth Orchestra. Part of the Festival at Sandpoint. 4:30 p.m., War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Lake Pend Oreille shore, Sandpoint, Idaho. $5. (888) 265-4554.


Riverfront Park Friday $1 Family Fun Night - Friday nights from 5-9 p.m. through Sept. 2, Pavilion Rides, mini-golf and the carrousel are $1 each. The SkyRide and tour train are not included. $1 hot dogs are available at the Pavilion restaurant. 507 N. Howard St. $1 per ride. (509) 625-6601.

Spokane’s Got Talent Auditions - Held Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m. in August. Looking for musicians, dancers, singers, jugglers, magicians, or any other performance arts. Great prizes including an all expense paid trip to audition for “America’s Got Talent.” Pre-register at: A Club, 416 W. Sprague. Free to audition; open to public. (509) 720-7736.

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