Author Deby Fredericks - Local science fiction author presents her latest book, “The Necromancer’s Bones”; 2-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.
Author Michele Moran - Reading “Nan’s Secret Christmas Room,” along with crafts and treats; 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Cafe, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.
Val Wold - 11-year-old delights with beautiful piano music. Today and Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m. at Spokane Valley Mall. Free. (208) 691-6964.
Naranon - Support group for relatives and friends of drug addicts; 6:30 p.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 230-5423, (509) 921-0361, (509) 467-9774.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Monday; 9-11 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway. (509) 922-3844.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly-Valley Fourth - The group meets every Monday; 7-8 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish. (509) 928-9158.
Alzheimer’s Support Group - The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month; 1 p.m. Good Samaritan Village, 17121 E. Eighth. (509) 924-6161.
Breast Cancer Support Group - For women who want information and support through stages of cancer; 5:30 p.m. Cancer Care Northwest Valley Office, 12615 E. Mission, Suite 200. (509) 228-1244.
Grief Share - For those experiencing a loss and struggling to cope; 7 p.m. Dishman Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne Road. (509) 891-1111 or (509) 924-0339.
Pickleball - Games are every Tuesday and Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.
Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include a motion on the allocation of lodging tax funds; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. (509) 921-1000.
Spokane Valley Executive Network - An association of business professionals who meet to exchange business leads and fellowship with one another; 8:30 a.m. Conley’s Place Restaurant, 12618 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 315-4536, (509) 928-7528.
Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking; 3-4 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845.
Senior badminton - Games are every Wednesday; 1-3 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.
Democratic Women’s Club - The Greater Spokane Democratic Women’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month; 11:30 a.m.-midnight. Players and Spectators, 12828 E. Sprague. (509) 928-9286.
Pickleball - Games are every Tuesday and Thursday. 1-3 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.
Self-Care Connection - Teaches cancer patients about nutrition, daily activity, relaxation techniques, coping skills, etc.; 2:30 p.m. Cancer Care Northwest, 12615 E. Mission, Suite 200. (509) 228-1244.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday; 1:45 p.m. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen. (509) 922-8820.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Eagles - The group meets every Thursday; 9:30 a.m. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague. (509) 928-5460.
Tree Lighting Ceremony - Liberty Lake hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony with vendors, mini snow golf, crafts, pictures with Santa, storytime, live music, carriage rides and more. All events are free; food items will be available for purchase. Parking is available at the Trailhead Golf Course with a free shuttle to City Hall; 4-8 p.m. Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. (509) 755-6700.
“A Scrooge Christmas” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. An adaptation by Thomas Hischak of the Charles Dickens holiday classic: “A Christmas Carol. Shows are Fridays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Dec. 4-Dec. 20. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/adults, $5 age 12 and younger. (509) 768-3235.
League of Women Voters - The group meets the first Friday of each month; 1 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. (509) 922-2960.
“A Scrooge Christmas” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. An adaptation by Thomas Hischak of the Charles Dickens holiday classic: “A Christmas Carol.” Shows are Fridays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Dec. 4-Dec. 20. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/adults, $5 age 12 and younger. (509) 768-3235.
Craft Fair - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Seth Woodard Elementary School, 7401 E. Mission Ave. Free admission. (509) 921-2160.
EVHS Winter Craft Fair - Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 70 local vendors selling mostly handmade items. There will be food and drinks available and Santa will be present. Benefits the East Valley High School band students. 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. $1. (509) 893-2389.
Liberty Lake Holiday Ball - The Friends of Pavillion Park host their annual Holiday Ball fundraiser. There will be a champagne reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, live music and dancing. Proceeds benefit summer concerts and movies in Pavillion Park; 5:30 p.m. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. $100. (509) 863-8645.
Patrick McManus – Local author Patrick McManus will read from his latest novel, “The Double Jack Murders”; 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana. 922-4104.
School library event - Shoppers at Barnes & Noble can use code 582114 to donate a portion of their purchase price to the library at Valley Christian School. Barnes & Noble, Spokane Valley Mall. (509) 924-9131.
Val Wold - 11-year-old delights with beautiful piano music; 1-3 p.m. at Spokane Valley Mall. Free. (208) 691-6964.