For a half-century now, young audiences have tuned in to learn how to count, read and be kind to each other with the beloved cast of Sesame Street. As part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration this year, local station KSPS Public TV is celebrating the milestone with Elmo, Bert, Grover, Oscar, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and crew at a series of special events. The first kicks off this weekend at Green Bluff with a visit from Elmo himself. Storytime events with other Sesame Street characters at area branches of the Spokane County Library District continue the celebration on Oct. 12 (Deer Park), Oct. 19 (Airway Heights) and Oct. 26 (Cheney). Each storytime starts at 10:30 am, where kids and their families can meet their favorite fuzzy friends, take home books and, in the show’s true spirit, make some new pals, too.
Fri, Oct. 11 from 12-4:30 pm • Free • Green Bluff Fall Harvest Festival • 9919 Greenbluff Rd. • ksps.org
— Chey Scott