Deep Space Escape - While in deep space, you and your crew wake unexpectedly from your stasis chambers. You have 30 minutes to discover what’s gone wrong and regain control of your spaceship. Can you solve the puzzles and clues in time to survive? Registration at scld.org. Ages 10 and older. Start times are 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Video Camera Crew Intensive: Visit Mars! - Create short commercials with your crew to persuade tourists to visit Mars. Learn to use a green screen and incorporate real images of Mars as the backdrop for your thrilling adventures in tourism. Registration is required. Visit scld.org to register. For fourth-graders and older. 12:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Space Craft Party - For ages 6-12. Make some spacey crafts. Hosted by Hillyard Library. 1 p.m. Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 487-1603.
Watermelon Decorating Contest - Paint a unique design on a watermelon. Participants may take watermelons home afterward. Supplies provided. Registration is required; visit scld.org. Fourth-graders and older. 2 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. Free. (509) 893-8250.
Play UnPlugged Program - Participate in activities that avoid screens and collect “Brag Badges” from local businesses by completing activities. See activity list at weplayunplugged.com. Program information and lanyards given at Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake school assemblies. Additional lanyards available at HUB Sports Center. Program runs through August. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. (509) 927-0602.
“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program - All ages welcome. Fulfill reading challenges through August. Kids win prizes at 5 and 10 hours of reading as well as a free book after 15 hours completed. Teens get a ticket to an after-hours Nerf Battle in addition to a free book. Adults will be entered in a drawing to win one of six Kobo Clara eReaders. Register at spl.northwestreads.org. Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5300.
RecTennis Summer Tennis Camp - Weekly programs all summer offering 90-minute, four-hour and eight-hour sessions. Available through Aug. 23 at Comstock Park, 600 W. 29th Ave., or Sky Prairie Park, 8501 N. Nettleton Court. Visit rectennis.com/city/spokane for a full list of programs. $45-$175.
Free Summer Movies - Through Friday: “Megamind.” Monday through Aug. 23: “Home.” Doors open at 9 a.m., movies start at 9:30 a.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 327-1050.
“Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” - Through Sept. 2. “Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” traces the natural and cultural roots of the world’s most enduring mythic creatures, displaying models and cast fossils of prehistoric animals to investigate how they could have inspired the development of legendary creatures. 2316 W. First Ave. $10/general, $9/military, $8/seniors, college with ID, $5/ages 6-17, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.
Weekend Labs: Fossil Find - Study fossils like a paleontologist and uncover the secrets hidden beneath the dirt. Through August; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mobius Science Center, 331 N. Post St. $10; $9/military and seniors. (509) 321-7133.
Movie in the Park - A surprise movie screening every Friday through August, hosted by the Salvation Army of Spokane. Screening begins at 8:45 p.m. Snacks and drinks available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army’s local youth programs. 222 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 325-6810.
Outdoor Movie: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” - It’s been five years since everything was awesome, and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett. 2019. PG. 107 minutes. Show begins at dusk. Part of the Pavillion Park Summer Festival. River Rock Park, on the corner of North Holl Boulevard and East Kalama Avenue, south of the Centennial Trial, Liberty Lake. Free.
Space Science with Mobius Science Center - For ages 5-12. Hands-on space-themed activities. Drop in anytime from 1-3 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Kids’ Concert with Jenny Edgren - Dance and sing along to songs from a local singer songwriter. 10:30-11 a.m. Spokane Public Library downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.
Times Tables Fun and Games - For ages 8-12. A chance for kids to refresh their memory of multiplication tables before school starts. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.
Star Wars Bead Creations - Bring your Jedi crafting skills to create Perler Bead designs such as a magnet or key chain. Supplies and templates provided. All ages. 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St. Free. (509) 893-8280.
Dungeons and Dragons Club - Ages 13-18. All skill levels welcome. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Late Night Fun and Games - Bring play clothes to make some noise after the library closes – featuring Nerf games, snacks, crafts and more. For children entering grades 3-5. Registration and signed permission form are required. Visit scld.org. 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Free Museum Community Day - Free admission between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour the galleries, including “Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” and “Northwest Legends,” and participate in hands-on, family-friendly activities. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456.3931.
Unity in the Community - The region’s largest multicultural event. Family friendly, free school supplies and bike helmets for children in grades K-8 (children must be present; while supplies last). Cultural Village, entertainment, career/education fair, youth area, health fair, senior resources and general vendors. For details and volunteer registration visit nwunity.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverfront Park, Clocktower, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6601.
Girls Code @ Spark - Grades 4-7. Learn to create your own story using core computer coding concepts. Girls, nonbinary, and transgender children of any identity and any background are welcome to participate. Register at spark-central.org/events. 10 a.m.-noon. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. (509) 279-0299.
Galaxy Rock Painting - Paint a galaxy rock to keep, and then paint more that the library can hide around the neighborhood to share the news about the library’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” For ages 10 and older. Dress appropriately, as acrylic paint doesn’t wash out of clothes. 11 a.m.-noon, East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.
Celebrate Your Summer Reading - Come dressed as your favorite book character and play games, make crafts and enjoy family activities. All ages. 1 p.m.. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Kids Flix: “Wall-E” - In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Directed by Andrew Stanton. 2008. G. 98 minutes. 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Summer Reading Book Club: “The Hate You Give” - Discussion on the book by Angie Thomas. For ages 14-18. 2-3 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Drop-in and Science - A resident mad scientist shares experiments from gross to glorious that inspire a sense of wonder. All ages are welcome, but children 6 years old and younger should be accompanied by an adult willing to experiment with them. Every third Saturday. 3-4:45 p.m., Spark Central, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free. (509) 279-0299.
Summer Reading Book Club: “On the Come Up” - Discussion on the book by Angie Thomas. For ages 14-18. 4-5 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Spokane Tribe Casino Backyard Event Series and Outdoor Movies - Screenings begin at dusk and are preceded by free outdoor activities available all day. Sunday: “The Sandlot.” Aug. 25: “Coco.” Spokane Tribe Casino, 14300 U.S. Highway 2, Airway Heights. Free. (877) 786-9467.
“Ready Jet Go! One Small Step” - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a movie showing. When Jet reveals he’s built a brand-new super saucer, the friends head to the moon to test it out. 6:30-8 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers - Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one’s healthy mental, social and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. For ages 1-5. 10-11 a.m., Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Free. (509) 279-0299.
STEAM Minecraft Night with BEST - For grades 6-8. A facilitated two-hour program where participant works in teams to create a common project, build social skills, hone their communication acumen and break down relational barriers. Registration is required. Visit spokanelibrary.org/calendar for the registration link. Noon-2 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
“Ready Jet Go! One Small Step” - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a movie showing. When Jet reveals he’s built a brand-new super saucer, the friends head to the moon to test it out. 6:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.
Riverfront Park Outdoor Movies - Wednesday: “Toy Story.” Showings begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Lilac Bowl. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6601.
Times Tables Fun and Games - For ages 8-12. A chance for kids to refresh their memory of multiplication tables before school starts. 1-2 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” - Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Starring the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld. 2018. PG. 117 minutes. 6 p.m., Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5300.
Cupcake Decorating - Taught by Catee Ng. Learn about supplies, terms and piping tips. Practice your learning on three cupcakes, which can be taken home. For fourth-graders and older. Registration required. Register at scld.org. Supplies provided. 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St. Free. (509) 893-8280.
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