If you aren't up for watching another presidential debate, then there are a lot of things going on in Spokane Valley Wednesday evening. The city is hosting an open house on the next leg of the Appleway Trail, from Sullivan Road to Corbin Road, at Greenacres Elementary School, 17409 E. Sprague Ave. from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation at 7 p.m.
The trail is being constructed in stages and will eventually run 5.5 miles westward from University Road, connecting with the new city hall and continuing all the way to Liberty Lake. Critics of the project say the trail brings crime into nearby neighborhoods and attracts vagrants. Supporters say it's a great addition to the area's trail system and a good use of a vacated rail line.
Comments and questions are welcome Wednesday night.
Wednesday is also the evening of the SCOPE awards dinner at Mirabeau Park Hotel.
And finally, it's the night the neighborhood group, the Painted Hills Preservation Association - which is opposed to the housing development on the former golf course - has a public meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Horizon Middle Middle School, 3915 S. Pines Rd.