October 23, 2010 in Washington Voices

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Today

Annual Fall Craft Fair – Today and Sunday. Crafts, baked goods, lunch and dinner today. Hours are today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon. St. John Vianney, 503 N. Walnut Road. Free admission. (509) 926-7987.

Author Virginia Work - Signing her book, “Mistral Wind From the North,” part of her “Keys to the Kingdom” series; 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.

Halloween Costume Rentals - Theater Arts for Children will offer costumes for rent, to be returned by Nov. 5; 6-9 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Today: $15 with $15 deposit for most costumes; Oct. 30: $20 with $20 deposit for most costumes. (509) 995-6718.

Haunted Pool – Today, Oct. 29-30. Check out the Valley Mission Haunted Pool. It is designed for youth over age 12, but children under 12 are welcome with a parent. Open from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each day. Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3 per person or $2 per person plus a can of food for Spokane Valley Partners. (509) 688-0300.

Household Supply Drive - Donations will go to Safety Net foster teens who are aging out of the state system. Items needed include: blankets, double sets of sheets and pillows, bath/hand towels, laundry baskets, toilet scrubbers and buckets, cleaning supplies, small kitchen appliances, dishes, silverware, dish cloths, mixing bowls, pots and pans. For more information, visit www.safetynetspokane.org; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Numerica Credit Union, Rosauers U-City Location, 10618 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 325-0701.

Spaghetti dinner - The menu includes meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Donations will be accepted at the door; 3-8 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road. (509) 928-3210.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring 5-10 pages to read to the group and 6-8 copies. Group meets first and third Saturdays of the month; noon, Argonne Library, 4332 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - “Under One Sky,” highlighting Spokane Valley history from 1800-1899, including Antoine Plante, Chief Andrew Seltice, Chief Spokan Garry and the Horse Slaughter camp. Also, “On a Wing & a Prayer,” aviation history of Felts Field profiling local pioneer aviators. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children. (509) 922-4570.

Annual Fall Craft Fair - Crafts, baked goods. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon. St. John Vianney, 503 N. Walnut Road. Free admission. (509) 926-7987.

Monday

“A Tour of Romania and Hungary” - Engineers Forum of Spokane with speakers Justin Bell and Karen Wilson-Bell who will narrate a slide show of their visit to both countries this summer; 12:30 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $9/lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.

Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

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.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Monday; 7-8 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. (509) 928-9158.

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

Tuesday

East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 5:30 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.

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.

OCD Support Group - For families and individuals who struggle with OCD in their lives. Support, education, sharing, goals; 6-7 p.m. 12910 E. Sinto Ave. Free. (509) 869-1069.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include elimination of the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan, an emergency ordinance to eliminate the City Center zone and a discussion on the legislative agenda; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (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.

AARP Driver Safety Program – Today and Thursday. Class for seniors will teach defensive driving techniques, how to deal with aggressive drivers and how to use anti-lock brakes. Classes begin at 1 p.m. both days. Good Samaritan Village, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. (509) 924-6161.

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.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.

Spokane County Brain Injury Survivors Support Group - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 218-7982.

Spokane Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - 6-8 p.m. Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (509) 482-2022.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meet; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-2150.

Thursday

AARP Driver Safety Program - Class for seniors will teach defensive driving techniques, how to deal with aggressive drivers and how to use anti-lock brakes. Classes begin at 1 p.m. Good Samaritan Village, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. (509) 924-6161.

ALS Patient and Caregiver meeting - Sponsored by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association Evergreen Chapter, Spokane branch; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (877) 201-3610.

Pickleball - Games are daily Monday through Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Hepton Community Center, 1831 S. Barker Road. $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 Ave., Suite 200. (509) 228-1244.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday; 6:45-8 p.m. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen Road. (509) 922-8820.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Eagles - The group meets every Thursday; 9:30 a.m. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 928-5460.

Haunted City School – Oct. 29-30, 7-10 p.m. Prepare to be scared. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave. $5/advance, $7/door. (509) 921-2849.

Haunted Pool – Oct. 29-30. Check out the Valley Mission Haunted Pool. It is designed for youth over age 12, but children under 12 are welcome with a parent. Open from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each day. Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3 per person or $2 plus a can of food for Spokane Valley Partners. (509) 688-0300.

Mommy and Me Club - Social group open to all new moms, babies (up to 2 years old), and moms-to-be. Support, encouragement, teaching, learning, sharing, playtime and fun. Also features free weight checks, breastfeeding support by certified lactation consultants, activities and guest speakers. There is no need to RSVP or attend regularly. Call (509) 473-5706 or e-mail johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloydcl1@empirehealth.org for more information; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, Davis Room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free.

Saturday

Capture the Flag Coed Halloween Tournament - Team capture the flag event takes place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Camp Sekani. 6707 E. Upriver Drive. $49. (509) 625-6200.

Haunted City School - Oct. 30, 7-10 p.m. Prepare to be scared. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave. $5/advance, $7/door. (509) 921-2849.

Haunted Pool – Oct. 30. Check out the Valley Mission Haunted Pool. It is designed for youth over age 12, but children under 12 are welcome with a parent. Open from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each day. Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3 per person or $2 per person plus a can of food for Spokane Valley Partners. (509) 688-0300.

Holiday Bazaar - The annual event features craft items and baked goods; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap - Oct. 30-31. 46th annual event. The region’s largest winter sports equipment and clothing event featuring thousands of new and used winter sports items being sold by both individuals and area sports stores. Equipment, clothing and accessories for all winter sports are available, including Nordic and alpine skiing and snowboarding. Register equipment Friday, 3-9 p.m. Swap is open to the public Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon. Pickup equipment and checks on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $4/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 343-1499.

Rocky Hill Park ribbon cutting - Celebrate the completion of phase two of Rocky Hill Park in Liberty Lake. The public is invited to attend; 10 a.m. Rocky Hill Park, Mission and Winrock, Liberty Lake. (509) 755-6700.

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