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

NIRA Sanctioned Rodeo Saturday-Sunday. The Eastern Washington University Rodeo Team is hosting a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association sanctioned collegiate rodeo. Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Grandstand Arena, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/general, free/age 11 and younger.

Hear Me Run Spokane 5K Fun activities for the whole family after the race. Benefits Spokane HOPE School, the region’s only preschool for deaf and hard of hearing children. Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $30/adults, $17.50/kids 6-12, free for kids age 5 and younger. (509) 863-7097.

Earth Day Spokane 2015 Celebrate with live music, food, local vendors, information on ecological issues and the public “Procession of the Species” parade in Riverfront Park. For more information go to Earth Day Spokane 2015 on Facebook. Saturday, 10 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 487-0702.

“A Poem in Your Pocket” Storytime and Craft Elinor’s class is learning all about poetry, but when it comes time for her to try, she can’t seem to find the perfect words. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Lego Club Build with Legos at your library every month. All ages welcome. Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Saturday, 2 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; Sunday, 2 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250.

Make a Lovely Beaded Pendant We’ll use needles and thread to transform seed beads and accent beads into a lovely medallion pendant based on a design by Deborah Roberti. For ages 12 to adult. Sign-up highly recommended. Please allow two hours for this class. Saturday, 2 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

Author Esther J. Hildahl Signing of her children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Family Construction Zone Kids ages 1-8 (and their grown-ups) can drop in during program hours to build away with several stations of block activities. Saturday, 3 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Spokane River Run Annual trail run held in Riverside State Park just outside of Spokane with five races ranging from 5K to 50K. Sunday, 7 a.m., Riverside State Park, 9711 W. Charles Road. $10-60/solo; $200/relay team.

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Observance Ceremony With keynote speaker Robert Herschkowitz, a Belgian Jewish child survivor of the Holocaust, of the Speakers Bureau of the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle. Winning entries in the Eva Lassman Memorial Creative Writing Contest will be read and an exhibit of artistic entries will be displayed. Candle lighting ceremony and children’s processional with music performed by Ferris High School Ensemble. Sunday, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Free. (509) 747-3304.

Art Club You bring the creativity; we’ll have the supplies to make your artistic masterpiece. We sometimes get messy, so feel free to bring a smock. All ages are welcome. Children age 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. 4-5 p.m. Monday, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Wee MAC! Pre-K Fun Creative, playful and child-centered pre-K program (ages 4-5). Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., through June 9. Register at Tuesday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $5 for one child and one adult. (509) 456-3931.

Co-op Kids Children and their caregivers are welcome for the following Co-op Kids activities: Edible Flower Planting, Tuesday; and Wrap Making for Little Foodies, April 28. Contact Rebekka Boysen-Taylor at with questions. Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Tween Club at North Spokane Library Upcycle: We are raiding our craft closet. Will you decorate a tote bag? Craft a cool CD holder? For tweens in grades four and above. Tuesday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

“Alice in Wonderland” Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story, this performance of curiosity and fantasy will delight audiences of all ages. Presented by Book-it Theatre of Seattle and Get Lit. Performance runs 45 minutes and includes an opportunity for Q&A afterward. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $10/adults, children admitted free. Free parking. (509) 828-1498.

Recycling Fun Help us celebrate Earth Day. We will provide materials that you can upcycle to make some fun crafts. This is a drop-in program, which means you can come in to any branch during open library hours and work on your recycled masterpiece. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Public Library branches. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Origami Paper Flowers This month the Tween Craft Club will learn how to make origami flowers for that special person in your life. For fifth- through eighth-graders. Free. Wednesday, 4 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road, (509) 444-5395; Thursday, 4 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5375.

Peeps Science - A Fun Family Learning Event 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., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

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