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A T-Rex Named Sue See a fully assembled skeleton cast of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. Through Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $10/adults; $7/youth; free/age three and younger. (509) 321-7133.

Lego Build Day at the Library Enjoy some snacks and build to your heart’s content. All ages welcome, but children 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, 10 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free.

Ice Skating Lessons for All Session 1: Saturdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 6, 10-10:45 a.m. Session 2: Saturdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14, 10-10:45 a.m. Six weeks of lessons, skate rental and five free admissions for ages 4 and older. This program offers all levels of instruction, including skating forward and backward, stopping, crossovers and jumps appropriate for each skill level. Register online or by phone. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $65/person. (509) 625-6200.

What’s Cooking? A Family Storytime This family storytime will celebrate all the food traditions and cooking we do in the fall. Saturday, 11 a.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Vertical Introduction Class Learn the fundamentals to climb indoors, including fitting the harness, knot tying and proper belay technique. This class (or previous experience and passing our belay test) is a prerequisite for top roping at Wild Walls. Includes equipment. Two-hour session, plus a one-week trial membership. Ages 12 and older. Saturday, 4-6 p.m., Wild Walls, 202 W. 2nd Ave. $35. (509) 455-9596.

African Children’s Choir The group will perform a program of well-known children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances are Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Washington Life Center, 1202 N. Government Way, Spokane, (509) 327-4422; Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, (509) 313-5896; Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at New Life Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 926-0362. Free admission, donations accepted. (509) 733-2149.

Lego Club Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills flowing, and your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks. First Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m., October through May. All ages are welcome. Children age 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Monday, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

“Bats – Wonders of the Night” Biologist Jenny Taylor will present information on why bats are important in our lives, bat myths and which bats have habitats in North Idaho. Monday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Converted Creatures Creatures are invading the library! Explore where they might have come from and celebrate National Recycling Week by constructing your own creature out of recycled items. Free. Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lunstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250; Wednesday, 4 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280; Wednesday, 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Grange, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340.

Learn To Ice Skate Tuesdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 2, 5:45-6:30 p.m. Five-week course. Fee includes skate rental and sports accident insurance with U.S. Figure Skating. Check in 15 minutes early to get fitted for skates. Wear warm, comfortable clothes, socks, mittens; a helmet is recommended. Frontier Ice Arena, 3525 W. Seltice Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $55. (509) 998-0939.

Tween Craft Club: Washi Tape Fun We’ll personalize a pencil and notebook with Washi Tape, the decorative and versatile tape that takes any object from dull to colorful and fun. The Tween Craft Club meets monthly and all tweens are welcome. Wednesday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380; Thursday, 4 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5375.

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