November 17, 2007 in Voices

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The Spokesman-Review
 

Get out, get going

Santa Claus is coming to town

» Get your Christmas shopping lists out and head to the Spokane County Fairgrounds this weekend for the 31st annual Custer Christmas Arts and Crafts Show. The popular show features more than 300 vendors offering a wide variety of crafts, including jewelry, glass, quilts, pottery, sculptures and gourmet food. It’s a good bet that you can find something for that special someone on your shopping list.

» Hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and is good all weekend. Children 12 and under are free. And after you spend hours wandering the aisles looking for the perfect gift, pick up a little something for yourself. You deserve it.

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» It can be entertaining to watch birds outside your window as they splash in the bird bath and peck at food. Plus, you never know what unusual type of feathered friend might show up for a snack. The On Sacred Grounds coffee shop in Valleyford will host a free workshop called “Birdtalk” today from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The discussion will include information on how to make your backyard more bird friendly. The shop is at 12212 E. Palouse Highway.

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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