Family Calendar February 7-14 – Story Hours, Cheap Skate Tuesday, Writing and Drawing

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Camp Fire Candy Sale – Purchase $6 packets of candy to benefit Camp Fire’s youth programs while children learn life skills such as confidence, integrity, perseverance, goal setting, money management and personal responsibility. Visit a Rosauers or call (509) 747-6191 through Feb. 27 to purchase. (509) 747-6191.

Mindful Mondays Story Time – Features stories and activities that focus on kindness, compassion, self-confidence, emotions and friendship. Visit cdalibrary.org/library-events for the Zoom link. Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Storytime Shorts – Listen to stories that help children learn language and early literacy skills. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. on facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. Also available on YouTube at scld.org/storytime-shorts-playlist. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Cheap Skate Tuesday – Pay full price skate admission and receive a free skate rental. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $7.25 adult; $5.25 12 and under; free from 2 years old. (509) 625-6601.

Come in and write – Bring work in progress to share, get inspired by creative prompts, and make time to write. Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Virtual Storytime – A virtual storytime for preschoolers held on Zoom. Visit events.spokanelibrary.org/events to register. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Wonder Wednesdays – A virtual story hour with books about imagination, creativity, adventure and exploration. Visit cdalibrary.com/library-events for the Zoom link. Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Kids Zoomy Art – A Zoom art course for kids. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bags containing art materials available for pickup. Contact Create by phone at (509) 447-9277 or by email at [email protected] for more information. Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Create Art Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. To free. (509) 447-9277.

Come and Draw – Explore different artistic mediums, develop skills and ideas, and get feedback. Open to all ages. Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Online Storytime – Read stories, sing songs and share finger games. Open to children from 2 to 5 years old and their families. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Register at scld.org. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Drop in and Play – Play board and card games together in a relaxing and positive environment. Open to all ages. Thursday, 12-2 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons – Play Dungeons and Dragons on Discord. For children from 13 to 19 years old. Sign up at tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord. Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Valentine’s Day Meal for Two – Join the chefs of the SCC Inland Northwest Culinary Academy as they prepare crab salad, seared beef tenderloin with mushroom sauce and a special dessert for two. Substitutions to accommodate dietary restrictions are available. Contact [email protected] or (509) 279-6144. Open to children from 12 years old and adults. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $69.

Heart Science: A Homeschool Event – Learn about the human heart, craft a simple stethoscope, and create a heart thaumatrope. Supplies available in a take-home kit. Register at events.spokanelibrary.org/events. Friday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Presented by Spokane Library District. To free.

Dungeons and Dragons for Teens – Play a virtual game of Dungeons and Dragons with teens in the Spokane area. All skill levels are welcome. For more information and to register, visit events.spokanelibrary.org/events. Friday, 3-5 p.m. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Self-Published Story Time – Join Miss Delaney on the Children’s Library Facebook page as she reads stories written by self-published authors. Visit cdalibrary.org for more information. Friday, 3-4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Minecraft Club – Explore architecture, engineering and art through Minecraft. Participants receive a building prompt and a brief lesson, then join a Minecraft world to build around the prompt. Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

eSports Club – Team up with other teens while playing League of Legends and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The program is available online via Discord or in person. Open to children from 13 to 19 years old. Register at cdalibrary.org. Friday, 4-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Science From Home – Librarian Molly presents a science experiment each week on the library’s Facebook page facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. For children from 8 years old and their families. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Spokane County Library District. To free. (509) 893-8200.

Kids in the Kitchen – Kids learn the skills needed to cook. The February course is dedicated to chocolate in honor of Valentine’s Day. Saturday, 10am-12pm. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $33. (208) 457-8950.

February Open House – Discover people’s connection to the natural world, play games, meet and learn about animals. Welcome without appointment. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Outdoor Learning Center, 8508 E. Upriver Drive, Building B, Spokane Valley. Suggested donation of $5. (509) 340-1028.

Health and Wellness Series: Vitals and Hand Hygiene – Learn about hand washing and how to prevent the spread of germs using Glo Germ Powder. Led by Mobius instructors and student pharmacists from Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mobius Discovery Center, 331 N. Post St. Free. (509) 321-7133.

CS Saturdays: Junior Coder Adventure – Explore computing through a combination of screenless gaming and guided exploration in Scratch Jr., a tablet-based coding platform designed especially for young children. Each session is 60 minutes long and features a project, along with suggestions and resources for continuing learning at home. Open to children from 5 to 7 years old and their companions. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Gizmo, Hedlund Building, Suite 142, 283 N. Hubbard St., Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 929-4029.

Jackbox Games for Teens – Play Jackbox games with other teens via Discord. Open to children from 13 to 18 years old. Register at events.spokanelibrary.org/events. Saturday, 3-4 p.m. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Scribbler’s Society Virtual Writing Club – Writers of all ages meet via Zoom to write, edit drafts, and participate in critique sessions. Email Lindsay Moore at [email protected] to register. February 14, 3-4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

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