19th Annual Holistic Festival – Fifty booths, free lectures, psychic panel, labyrinth walk. Meet with chiropractors, healers, medical intuitives, readers, hypnotherapists, reflexologists. Shop for organic and natural products and more; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $6. (509) 624-1865.
Peace Pole Pilgrimage - Participants will visit seven Peace Poles in the greater Spokane area and will join in offering peace blessings at each site. Progressive meal to take place at the last three sites. 4:30-9 p.m. Meet at the waterfalls in Mirabeau Park, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 939-1233.
Sower’s Bounty Farmers Market - Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through September. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Walk to Defeat ALS - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a progressive, fatal, neuromuscular disease. Registration at 9 a.m., 3-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. Master of ceremony will be Mark Peterson, KXLY weatherman. Register online at www.walktodefeatals.org. Spokane North Lions Club will have a hamburger or hot dog lunch for $5 available. Mirabeau Meadows Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Donation. (866) STOP ALS (786-7257).
Arbor Crest Wine Concert Series - Sept. 20, Doghouse Boys, playing blues; Sept. 27, Hot Club of Spokane playing swing. No one under age 21, no outside alcohol, outside food allowed. September concerts begin at 4:30 p.m.; all concerts end at sunset Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $5/concert; punch cards availble for $40 for 10 admissions. Tables for eight guests may be reserved for additional $40 per concert. (509) 927-9463.
“It’s All in the Details” - Photography by Michael Ohlson, Aug. 28-Sept. 25, reception Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Picnic with the Beavers - Participants will have a chance to see a beaver dam. A member of the Lands Council will lead an easy hike to a beaver dam. Members of the Coeur d’Alene tribe will be on hand teaching picnic-goers about their language as it relates to nature. Bring a picnic lunch; light snacks and beverages will be provided. 12:30-3 p.m. Liberty Lake County Park. Free. (509) 209-2407.
“Thanks for the Memories” - Valleyfest celebrates its 20th year with a party in Terrace View Park, where the community festival first began. 4-7 p.m. Terrace View Park, 13525 E. 24th. (509) 922-3299.
“Moslem Cultures After the Demise of the Soviet Union” - Engineers Forum of Spokane with speaker Ann Marie Burk, college instructor of English as a second language, who shares firsthand experiences from teaching in the “Stans” in Asia; 12:30 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $9/lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.
East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 5:30 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace. (509) 924-1830.
Millwood Farmers Market - Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., through Sept. 30. Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, one block south behind the Rocket Market. (509) 924-2350.
West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace. (509) 924-2150.
Terrorism discussion - Arthur R. Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society, will speak on “Exposing Terrorism: Inside the Terror Triangle” as part of his national tour; 7:30 p.m. Decades, 10514 E. Sprague. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. (509) 924-7056.
20th Annual Valleyfest - “Hearts of Gold” parade Friday at 7 p.m., along Sprague Avenue. The weekend includes hot air balloon launches at sunrise, a 5K Run for Hunger, pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at CenterPlace, a classic car show, fishing at the falls, children’s activities, music and entertainment and much more. STA shuttle service available from Spokane Valley Mall; and also shuttles from Pinecroft Business Park off Pines Road. Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. Free admission; pancake breakfast: $5/general, $4/age 12 and younger. (509) 922-3299.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Sept. 25-27. Families can sell or buy gently-used items for their growing families. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with everything half-price on Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street. Friday-Saturday: $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday free admission. (509) 536-2840.
“It’s All in the Details” - Photography by Michael Ohlson, reception 5-7 p.m. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Southeast Spokane County Fair - The 65th annual fair in Rockford includes carnival, livestock competitions, live music and more. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast, fun run, parades and a pie eating contest. On Sunday there will be a horse show, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a fashion show. Admission is free. The fairgrounds are just off the town’s main drag near Rock Creek. Rockford Fairgrounds. (509) 291-3247.