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Family Fun: Enjoy ‘Penguins’ from the ice at Riverfront Park

If watching the other skaters isn’t enough entertainment for you, on Saturday you also can watch Disneynature’s “Penguins” while at Riverfront Park’s ice ribbon.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Family Fun: Monster Jam driver Elvis Lainez, 21, preaches hard work

When Elvis Lainez was 2, he went to his first monster truck show at the Houston Astrodome. “My mom just took me having no idea what it was,” he said. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Family Fun: Find the Spark for creativity, community in Kendall Yards

At Spark Central, one of the goals is to jump-start creativity. And while people can visit the Kendall Yards center during regular hours to use various technology and tools, like …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Family Fun: Events honor King’s commitment to service, faith and justice

For Freda Gandy, this weekend is an opportunity to honor all aspects of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life – his commitment to service, faith and social and racial …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Family Fun: Spokane Youth Symphony celebrates 70th anniversary all season long

The Spokane Youth Symphony continues its seasonlong celebration of its 70th anniversary this weekend with “70 Years of Education.” The Sunday concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox …


Family Fun: Activities for kids before the holiday break ends and school begins

Whether this year’s holiday break seemed like two weeks or two years, it is the final two days before the school bell rings on Monday morning. Here is a list …


Family Fun: Welcome the New Year a few hours early

If midnight is past your bedtime, there are still plenty of options for celebrating New Year’s Eve.


Riverfront Park hosts annual Christmas tree lighting

On Saturday the city will light up a 63-foot spruce in Riverfront Park. The free celebration starts at 4 p.m. with a visit from Santa, children’s crafts and performances from …


Anne McClain looks forward to sharing experiences with her hometown

For Anne McClain, it’s all about sharing the experience of spaceflight, especially with people in her hometown. This weekend, the astronaut will be onstage at Martin Woldson Theater at the …


‘It’s about inspiring people’: Astronomer spends months gathering visual elements for his films

The images are out of this world, but, for José Francisco Salgado, the music comes first. Salgado is an astronomer who creates films to accompany orchestral music. This weekend, he’ll …


KPBX concert celebrates choral music with youth and women’s ensembles

Spokane Area Youth Choirs and Le Donne Choir, a group for women, will be celebrating choral music during the free KPBX Kids’ Concert on Saturday at Westminster Congregational United Church …


Silverwood’s Nick Norton brings ‘Phantasm’ to the Fox

“Phantasm” is getting bigger. Silverwood Theme Park magician Nick Norton, along with his wife and assistant, Amanda Norton, and Isaiah Daniels will take over the stage at the Martin Woldson …


Family Fun: Halloween Hike puts holiday spin on environmental education

This Halloween, the Dishman Hills Conservancy wants families to find treats in the natural world. The group, along with the Lands Council, is hosting a Halloween Hike through Enchanted Ravine …


Family Fun: Art Salvage is recycling for the masses

Katie Patterson Larson sees potential where others might see trash. Case in point: On a recent tour of Art Salvage, the nonprofit she founded, she contemplated the colorful wires attached …


For a gourd-old time, head downtown to Fall Fest

Downtown Spokane is bringing autumn activities to the city during the second-annual Fall Fest.


Celebrate community at Valleyfest, PorchFest, Southeast Spokane County Fair

It’s always a beautiful day to get to know your neighbors, and this weekend community festivals make that a little bit easier.


Family Fun: Former journalist Martha Brockenbrough writes about stories that need to be told

Seattle author Martha Brockenbrough has published a dozen books for children, from picture books about a cheerleading chick (“Cheerful Chick”) to a prize-winning YA novel (“The Game of Love and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Family Fun: Libraries use Curious George to spark interest in science

The program will introduce STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – concepts to 4- to 8-year-olds and their adults.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Families, students can experience the symphony for free

Free is the word for the Spokane Symphony when it comes to families. Free concerts in the parks – three of them in the coming week – and free tickets …


Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is hosting a Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley.


Valleyfest fun on parade this weekend

Valleyfest begins Friday night with a bed race and a parade on Sprague Avenue. It continues Saturday and Sunday with dozens of community events, a family bicycle ride and a …


Earth, from space, is Valley Museum draw

If you’ve ever wondered what Spokane Valley looks like from space, then now is a good time to stop by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum: It will feature the Smithsonian …