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Comics with Kids! Students in grades 5-7 will make their own comics with Sally Jablonsky. Today, 10 a.m.-noon, Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $40, plus $10 lab fee. (509) 325-3001.

Zentangles Students ages 8-10 will create a fun project using Zentangles designs with Tresia Oosting. Today, 1-2:30 p.m., Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $18. (509) 325-3001.

Creature Sculpture High school-age students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture media including sewing in 3-D, whittling, sculpting and felting with Sally Jablonsky. Today, 3-4:30 p.m., Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $75, plus $15 lab fee. (509) 325-3001.

Family Dance and Potluck Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances with live music for family fun. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 7 p.m. Today, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 533-9955.

Spring Soccer League Open to boys and girls ages 3-14. Saturday-May 16. $29/Post Falls residents, $33/nonresidents. (208)773-0539.

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Celebrate children’s author Beverly Cleary’s birthday by coming to any library branch, getting comfy and reading. We will keep a running tally of how many hours people read and have supplies available for you to make a special bookmark to take home. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Public Library branches. Free. (509) 444-5336.

International TableTop Day Celebrate tabletop gaming together. We’ll have fun games out for all ages all day. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., 444-5375; Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380;  Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road, (509) 444-5395.

Kenn Nesbitt Storytime & Signing Nesbitt will read from his books and introduce his newest title, “Bigfoot is Missing,” which he created along with the former children’s poet laureate Patrick J. Lewis. He will sign his books following storytime. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

KPBX Kids’ Concert with Western Reunion The four-piece band plays a variety of great original cowboy songs and western swing numbers, along with a special breed of poetry written by the cowboys. Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729.

Family Construction Zone Kids ages 1-8 (and their grown-ups) can drop in to build away with several stations of block activities designed to foster math, science, engineering and creativity. Saturday, 2 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Kids Explore & Discover Club Join us as we learn the history of the Titanic and a bit about buoyancy, propellers and water pressure. Free. For grades K-5. Monday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., (509) 893-8300. Thursday, 4 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 893-8390.

Wee MAC! Pre-K Fun Creative, playful and child-centered program for ages 4-5. Children will develop creative thinking, artistic vocabulary and fine motor skills as they discover animals, bugs, weather, colors and shapes. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or other caregiver. Held Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., through June 9. Register at www.northwestmuseum.org. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $5 for one child and one adult. (509) 456-3931.

Lego Club Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills flowing, hone your STEM muscles, and keep your imagination stimulated with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages welcome. Ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330. Thursday, 4 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260.

Peeps Science Love Peeps or hate them, these marshmallow treats can help us learn about science. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

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