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Wednesday, November 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ongoing After-School Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children age 5-12. Children will be transported from school to the Northeast Youth Center II for a snack, games, …


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Ongoing “Team Up!” Exhibit - Explore the science of sports and test your own basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. On display through June …


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Today Beginning Ice Hockey - For children age 4-8. Learn the fundamentals. Participants must have a hockey helmet, mouth guard, hockey gloves, shin pads and hockey stick. Riverfront Park Ice …


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Today Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years old. 11 a.m. library locations include Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. 893-8340; North Spokane, 44 E. …


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Today “The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started” - Shadle Park High School counselors will be sponsoring a workshop on post-high school options for students in grades 9-11. Parents …


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Today After School Specials - Celebrate children’s book author Kevin Henkes through stories, crafts and games. Library locations include: Cheney, 610 First St. 893-8280; Otis Orchards, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. …


‘Experiences as opposed to gifts’

In the weeks before Christmas, members of the Janzen family of Spokane gather together to light candles on their Advent wreath. For a few short minutes as they watch the …


PLAYTHINGS WITH A PURPOSE

As the surplus of holiday toy catalogs arrives in the mail, parents, grandparents and others often find themselves overwhelmed by the endless variety of gifts and gizmos available for children. …


Learning the value of earning

During these tough economic times, one of the most important lessons for kids to learn can be taught at home: money management. Just like reading, writing and math, some parents …


All in the family

Should weddings be a family affair? While some couples wouldn’t dream of excluding children from their guest list on such a momentous occasion, others dread the thought of a cranky …


When eyes open to the world

Within a one-mile radius of my lower South Hill home, 17 registered Level III sex offenders have taken up residence. It’s a fact that doesn’t sit well with me as …


FAMILY FLAWS

There’s no use pretending you don’t do it. Face it. The urge to measure your family against others is virtually irresistible.


DAILY DILEMMA

After spring break, most families begin counting down the days until school’s out for summer. But parents of 5-year-olds are already thinking about September, deciding whether or not to enroll …


Deck stacked in obesity fight

Excerpts from the Parents Council blog this week: Should schools help fight obesity? “We are all so shocked that our nation’s children are obese? Then we close our free neighborhood …


It’s just good manners: Send a thank-you note

Recently, our 10-year-old son gave a birthday gift to a friend at school. By the end of the day, his friend had written a full-page thank-you note. It was impressive …


Mothers bathed in guilt

As a freelance writer and contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, I receive story requests each month. The sample chapter titles for the upcoming Chicken Soup for …


Camping with kids: Landers notes differences between boys and girls

Camping with boys is the same as camping with girls in a global sense. But there’s a world of difference in the details. Outdoors editor Rich Landers, father of daughters, …