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Kids and families calendar

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

Author Rani Iyer Reading from her books about the Earth’s beauty and preserving it. Also features live music by Andrea Mandal. Suitable for ages 5 and older. Today, 10 a.m.-noon., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.

Author Christina Lewis Signing of “The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island,” about a mouse, Captain Pepper Jack, who must save Tillamook Bay from PiRats. Call (509) 590-3419 for reservations. Today, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. $2/person; $5/family. (509) 893-8400.

Triple Play Family FUNdraiser Three hours of unlimited use of all attractions: bowling, climbing wall, indoor mini golf and laser tag, as well as admittance to Raptor Reef Indoor Waterpark and go-karts. Half of proceeds raised will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. Today, 6 p.m., Triple Play, 175 W. Orchard Ave., Hayden. $15. (208) 762-7529.

Youth Poetry Slams Kids will perform one poem and receive verbal feedback from the judges. The middle school slam will be structured like a traditional slam: two rounds, with scores from three judges. Register at 3 p.m.; start time is 4 p.m. Part of the 2015 Get Lit Festival. Saturday, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 828-1498.

“Paint a Helmet” Spokane Kiwanis Clubs - Division 46 Kiwanis Clubs presents the annual event. Each child age 3-16 will receive a free helmet that they can custom decorate. Quantities are limited, so first come, first served. Saturday, 9 a.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag Building C, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 953-8696.

My Life, My Money Camp For grades 6-8 (ages 11-14), and sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Want to know how to avoid getting ripped off by high credit card rates? Interested in becoming a millionaire before you’re 30? Saturday, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (855) 753-0317.

Make a Lovely Beaded Pendant We’ll use needles and thread to transform seed beads and accent beads into a medallion pendant during this two-hour class. For ages 12 through adult. Sign-up highly recommended. Saturday, 2 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

2015 Lilac Century Family Fun Ride All riders will receive a long sleeve performance sports jersey, healthy snacks and beverages at all stops, a baked potato feed at the finish line, route map and riders’ packet full of goodies. Late registration on Saturday, 5-7 p .m. or on Sunday before each ride begins. Sunday, 6:45 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College (meeting place only), 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $50 for 100-, 66-, 50-mile rides, $40 for 25-, 15-, and family fun rides. (509) 466-6756.

Hiking Steptoe Butte Sunset Ages 8 and older. Activity code: 31168. Don’t forget your camera as you will get the opportunity to see one of the most amazing sunsets in the state of Washington. Sunday, 4-8 p.m., meet at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $36. (509) 625-6200.

Pokemon Club We play for fun, not for keeps. You can bring your own deck, or we will have some to share. Held fourth Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m. All ages are welcome. (Children 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult.) Monday, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Marvelous Moon: The Moon Formation Event for Kids Astronomer Dan Bakken will show us how the moon was formed, followed by hands-on activities. This event is for third- through eighth-graders. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Wee MAC! Pre-K Fun Child-centered pre-K program (ages 4-5) helps kids 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, grandparent or caregiver. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., through June 9. Register at 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 Wrap Making for Little Foodies. Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Too Fun Tuesday Fourth Tuesday Art Club. Supplies provided to make your artistic masterpiece. All ages are welcome; age 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). Tuesday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Scenic Family Hikes in the Spokane Area Join us as we learn about the best family hikes in Spokane. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Seize The Dia Celebrate Dia Day with stories (in Spanish and English), crafts, and other activities hosted by the students from M.E.Ch.A. de EWU. Dia is a day to recognize the importance of literacy for all children. Drop in anytime during the program hours and stay as long as you like. Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday, 3 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

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. Thursday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake Each team member is asked to raise/donate $100 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and then celebrate at a bowling party with free bowling, pizza, soda, prizes and more. The money raised helps to match 80 kids on the waiting list with their perfect Big. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Bumpers, 12828 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $100/team. (509) 328-8310.

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