“South to Alaska” Slide Presentation and Book Signing - Priest River author Nancy Owens Barnes will hold two slide presentations and discuss her book, “South to Alaska,” at the Spokane National Boat Show. “South to Alaska” is the story of Barnes’ father, who built a 47-foot boat in his backyard and cruised it 10,000 miles to Alaska by way of the Panama Canal in 1973. Barnes’ slide shows will take place at 1 p.m. A book signing will follow each presentation from 2-6 p.m. at the Expert Marine Technology booth in the main corridor of the Expo Center. For additional information, visit www.southtoalaska.com and www.spokaneboatshow.com. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Seminar Room, Havana at Broadway. (208) 448-0833.
Free Tax Preparation Site - Priority given to lower-income taxpayers. Bring valid picture ID, Social Security cards for you, spouse and all household members, copy of last year’s tax return, copy of all 2008 W-2s, 1099 forms for you and spouse; proof of other income from you or spouse; child care provider information; property tax information if homeowner. Runs through April 15. Numerica Credit Union, 301 N. Havana, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (877) 211-WASH.
Free Tax Preparation Site - Spokane Valley - Priority given to lower-income taxpayers. Bring valid picture ID, Social Security cards for you, spouse and all household members, copy of last year’s tax return, copy of all 2008 W-2s, 1099 forms for you and spouse; proof of other income from you or spouse; child care provider information; property tax information if homeowner. Runs through April 15. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Mondays, 4-7 p.m., Fridays, 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (888) 227-7669.
Breakfast with the Elks Officers - Open to the public. Menu includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee. 9-11 a.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $6 per person. 926-2328.
Spokane Valley City Council meeting - On the agenda is the final deliberations on the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan; 6 p.m., Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. 921-1000.
Democratic Women’s Club - The Greater Spokane Democratic Women’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month; 11:30 a.m., Cafe Americana, University City Mall. 928-9286.
Garden Talk with Des Kennedy - Slide show lecture on “The Gardens of Ireland” and satirical skit “The 10 Commandments of Gardening” by Des Kennedy; 6:30-9 p.m., Decades, 10502 E. Sprague Ave. 535-8434.
Pickleball - 1-3 p.m., Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per day. 570-2875.
Around the World in Eighty Eight Keys - A community concert and dessert reception to benefit the Spokane Valley Food Bank. Local professional and amateur musicians and artists, using piano, strings, bagpipes, voice, choral music, and dance; 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. $10/adults, $5/students, $30/family. 226-9950.
League of Women Voters - The group meets the first Friday of each month; 1 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 922-2960.