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Sat., Nov. 17, 2007, midnight

Today

Capture the Spirit EVSD Auction - EVSD Continuous Curriculum School’s PTSA will be holding a fundraising auction; 6 p.m., Skyview/CCS Elementary School, 16924 E. Wellesley. $5 at the door, includes desserts and beverages.

“Charlotte’s Web” - For the Love of Movies film series; 3 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Free. 893-8400.

“The Hobbit” - Enjoy Central Valley High School’s production of this fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Box office opens at 6:30 prior to every performance; 7:30 p.m., Central Valley Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $7. 228-5218.

American Association of University Women Meeting - Guest speaker will be Spokesman-Review columnist Pia Hansen speaking on “Newspaper Reporting on Issues in Spokane.” Reservations are required; 10 a.m., Percy’s Cafe Americana at University City. $12/lunch. 487-1080.

American Girl at Barnes & Noble - Ages 8 and older celebrate the adventure with games based on the best-selling books; 2 p.m., 15310 E. Indiana Ave. 922-4104.

Art, Music and More - Live art and music by local independent artists; Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, lower level, 14700 E. Indiana. 842-2492.

Custer’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show - 31st annual event features more than 300 vendors offering handblown glass works, jewelry, watercolors, quilts, pottery, painted furniture, sculptures, photos, wood works, candles and gourmet foods. Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. $6/adults, good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. 924-0588.

Dealing with Holiday Pressures - Free workshop to unpack the craziness of the holidays and come out with a better plan for this year; 9:30 a.m.-noon., Newman Conference Center, 6701 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. Free. 226-5390.

Holy Trinity Holiday Bazaar - Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. A spaghetti dinner will be served by donation at 5 p.m. Sunday. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Saturday Night Bluegrass Thang - Presented by the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association; 7 p.m., Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. $5/general, free/ages 11 and younger. 466-7018.

Sunday

All-ages dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation; 1-4 p.m., Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. 926-3803.

Custer’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show - 31st annual event features more than 300 vendors offering handblown glass works, jewelry, watercolors, quilts, pottery, painted furniture, sculptures, photos, wood works, candles and gourmet foods. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. 924-0588.

Festival of Giving - Spokane Valley Mall - General Growth Properties annual charity event held at the Spokane Valley Mall from 4-8 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy an exciting night of exclusive discounts, entertainment, refreshments, free gift wrap and prizes. $5/person, free/ages 4 and younger. 482-0209.

Holy Trinity Holiday Bazaar - Hours are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today. A spaghetti dinner will be served by donation at 5 p.m. today. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. 926-7966.

SVAS Awesome Auction - Silent and live auctions with a light supper served. Proceeds go to benefit computer upgrades and other operating expenses. Babysitting will also be available for children up to age 4; 4-7 p.m., Spokane Valley Adventist Church, 1601 S. Sullivan Road. Free with advanced registration or $5 at the door. 926-0955.

Monday

Opportunity Book Fair - Scholastic book fair held today and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Opportunity Elementary School, 1109 S. Wilbur Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. 922-3787.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - TOPS members meet every Monday; 9-11 a.m., Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway. 922-3874.

Tuesday

Alzheimer’s Support Group - The group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month; 1 p.m., Good Samaritan Village, 17121 E. Eighth. 924-6161.

East Valley School District - The board of directors meet in a special work session; 8:30 a.m.-noon, District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace. 924-1830.

Opportunity Book Fair - Scholastic book fair held today from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Opportunity Elementary School, 1109 S. Wilbur Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. 922-3787.

OSG Readers’ Club - Review “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden; 1 p.m., On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway. 747-6294.

Pickleball - The Spokane Valley Senior Center is sponsoring weekly Pickleball games every Tuesday and Thursday. 9:30-11:30 a.m., TheHUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per person. 928-2157.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - A special joint meeting with the Planning Commission to discuss the Sprague/Appleway sub-area plan; 6 p.m., Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. 688-0232.

Swing Dance Lessons - Free lessons, 7-9 p.m., Club Max Nightclub and Restaurant, 8122 E. Sprague. 922-1922.

Wednesday

“The Law of Attraction” - Book discussion based on the bestselling title by Esther and Jerry Hicks; 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble Cafe, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. Free. 922-4104.

Nicotine Anonymous - The group meets every Wednesday; 4:45 p.m., Spokane Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway. 926-9804.

Friday

Fish Fry Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge, with fish, fries and coleslaw; 5:30-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road, Spokane Valley. $6.50. 926-2328.

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blow-out - With James Cotton, James Harman and Lee Oskar. Presented by The Inland Empire Blues Society. Age 21 and older; 8 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $29/advance, $32/door. 325-SEAT.

Next Saturday

Art, Music and More - Live art and music by local independent artists; Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, lower level, 14700 E. Indiana. 842-2492.


 

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