5K Heart Run - Hosted by Central Valley PTA Council’s Heart in Hand Outreach, which supports the CV school district’s students and families in temporary or transitional housing. Park in east parking lot, check-in and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. at concessions stand; enjoy a fairly flat course around the U-Hi neighborhood. Race starts at 9 a.m. Register at www.active.com/running/ spokane-valley-wa/2nd-annual- 5k-heart-run-2011. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $20. (509) 701-1912.
“An Evening with Harley-Davidson” - Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6 pm, dinner and live auction at 7 pm, and music with Sammy Eubanks at 8:30 pm. Wines provided by Preston Winery. Suggested attire: blue denim and black leather. Tickets are available at Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Timber Wolf Harley-Davidson in Spokane, or by calling MDA at (800) 577-6716. 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $55. (509) 325-3747.
Author John Downes - Signing his book “The Brother & Sister Act: A Tale of Stage, Screen and Espionage,” a story about cracking Hitler’s Enigma code during World War II. 1-5 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.
Community fun run – 5K course on a virtually flat riverside section of the Centennial Trail between CenterPlace and Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. Sponsored by the Arc of Spokane and Washington Parks Department. Up to 10 individuals can participate on a team for a reduced rate. 9 a.m. 2426 N. Discovery Place. $14/individual, $50/team, free/children under 5. (509) 279-9242.
Diabetes and Nutrition 101 - Free public education seminar on diet and diabetes. Hosted by Eat This Nutrition. 11 a.m.-noon. 22510 E. Mission Ave. Free admission. (509) 723-5766.
Earth Day Celebration - Second annual event with plenty of information, products and money saving ideas on how to better our planet and conserve energy. Vendors include Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, SNAP Living Green, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, and Clean Green. Featured speaker Phyllis Stephens will tell her secrets to a green thumb. Refreshments will be served. 1-3 p.m. Orchard Crest, 222 S. Evergreen Road. Free. (509) 928-2222.
Easter bunny photo shoot - The third annual event hosted by Appleway Florist and Greenhouse. People can also bring their own camera and take a picture in front of the special bunny display. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 11006 E. Sprague Ave. $6 for pictures; $5 or $7 for a button. (509) 924-5050.
Kiwanis Paint-a-Helmet Give Away - Presented by East Spokane Kiwanis. Children will be fitted with a helmet and provided with nontoxic markers to decorate it with. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Limited to the first 1,000 attendees. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Building C. Free. (509) 924-4033.
Rockford Frog Regatta Festival - The annual event includes free hot dogs and free games for kids of all ages, plus a frog regatta in the creek. Frogs are $5 at the event or in advance. Benefits the Rockford Lions Club in support of youth and community activities. 1 p.m. Rockford City Park, Rockford. Free admission, $5/frog.
Roller Derby: Spokannibals vs. Hellgate Rollergirls - Spokane’s newest roller derby league takes on Montana’s Hellgate Rollergirls. The excitement kicks off at 6 p.m. with a bout by Spokane’s junior roller derby league, the Lilac Pixies against Walla Walla’s Wild Scallions. The main bout begins at 7 p.m. Tickets available at at the door. Roller Valley Skate Center, 9415 E. Fourth Ave. $10/adults, $7/students and seniors. ID is required. (509) 280-6195.
Ronda Jo Emerson Memorial fundraiser - Benefits the family of Ronda Jo Emerson, co-owner of The Otis Grill, who died this year in a snowmobiling accident. Includes a spaghetti feed, silent auction and raffle. 1 p.m. The Otis Grill, Wellesley and Harvard. $7.99 per plate. (509) 891-0975.
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 Avenue on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.
Senior Circle - Dr. Damon Sheneman of Rockwood Clinic will speak on “Gall Bladder Health.” Open to anyone age 50 and over. RSVP required; includes lunch. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Valley Hospital and Medical Center Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (509) 473-5639.
“The Story Behind the ‘Smoke’ ” - Engineers Forum of Spokane with speaker Geoffrey Glenn, manager of the Solid Waste Management Plant, who will give us an inside story of the plant operations. 12:30 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $9/lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.
Millwood Presbyterian Speaker Series - Millwood Presbyterian Church will host the first speaker in a series on culture, race and understanding. Guest speaker is former Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker. 7 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Free. (509) 924-2350.
Homegrown Help Mobile Food Distribution - Hosted by Northern Rocky Mountain Region of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Second Harvest Inland Northwest. Residents in need can pick up free food including fresh produce and breads. Please bring boxes to carry food. 10 a.m.-noon. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 844-3370.
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