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Community Book Swap - In celebration of Teen Read Week. Book donations may be dropped by the school office to benefit needy kids in our community or trade your books. 6 p.m., North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 228-5050.


Storytime (Deer Park) - For ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

Tween Book Club (Fairfield) - For children in grades 4-6. This month’s book is “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Dance Recital - The Kroc Center dance class and local troupes will perform a variety of dance styles including hip-hop. 7-8:30 p.m., 1765. W Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free, but donations accepted. (208) 667 1865.


Preschool Play and Learn Storytime - For ages 3-5. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire 60 minutes. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400; Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; and 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350. Free.

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations and times include: 10 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350; Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390; 10:30 a.m., Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280. Free.


Scarywood Haunted Nights - The theme park will transform today from 6:30-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight. Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol, Idaho. $24.99/Thursdays, $29.99/Fridays, $34.99/Saturdays and includes rides and a free pass for May 2012. Save $5 by purchasing tickets online. (208) 683-3400.

Preschool Play and Learn Storytime - For ages 3-5. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire 60 minutes. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280; 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350. Free.

Nutrition for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Learn the basics of nutrition therapy to help support your child in reaching their full potential. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 688-0300.


Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. Today and Saturday. 7:30-10 p.m., Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.

Creepy Hallow - A Haunted Village - Today and Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight. 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $5 per person, per path. (509) 276-7728.

Haunted House - Springdale - Today and Saturday. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. daily. Visit www. Camas Valley Grange, Main St. at Highway 231, Springdale, Wash. $3/advance, $4/door. (509) 258-7049.

EWU Haunted House - Sigma Phi Epsilon is turning their fraternity house into a haunted mansion to raise money for the charity Youth AIDS. Today and Saturday. 7-11 p.m., Eastern Washington University, 419 Fifth St., Cheney. $5.

Animals of the Night Family Event - Hosted by the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute. Walk the trails and learn about nocturnal critters such as owls, spiders, wolves, and more from local animal experts. Tickets will be sold until 7:30 p.m. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather; costumes are encouraged. 5-8 p.m., Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $4/PCEI member adults, $6/nonmember adults, $3/PCEI member children, $4/nonmember children, free/ages 2 and younger. (208) 882-1444.

Liberty Lake Halloween - Children up to age 10 are invited to celebrate Halloween with stories, treats, games and a costume parade. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission. (509) 232-2510.

Monster Concert - Featuring Cynthia Marlette and Mark Haberman on the piano and pipe organ. Spooky musical favorites for children and adults. Costumes optional. 7-7:45 p.m., 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-8800.


Flu shot clinic - Hosted by the YMCA and the Spokane Regional Health District. Flu shots and FluMist are free for children age 6 months to 18 years. Shots will be $10 for adults 19 and over. Medicaid and Medicare will also be accepted. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. (509) 324-1600.

Great Pumpkin Race - Race your pumpkin on wheels down the South Hill. Presented by Meals on Wheels. Free for children of all ages. Details online at www.greatpumpkinrace.

org . Noon-3:30 p.m., 17th Ave. and Madison St. Free. (509) 891-8545.

Harvest Festival – Carnival booths and more. 1-5 p.m., New Life Community Church, 6068 W. Hayden, Hayden, Idaho. (208) 687-3606, ext. 910.

Halloween Storytime - Listen to books about trick-or-treating. 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore in River Park Square on skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.

Nine Mile Falls Church Community Auction & Harvest Exchange - Silent auction, potluck dinner, cakewalk and more. All proceeds benefit missions and outreach ministries. 6-9 p.m., Nine Mile Falls Community Church, 11223 W. Charles Road, Nine Mile Falls. Free. (509) 796-2322 or (509) 328-4498.


Moran Prairie Annual Harvest Dinner - Turkey and all the trimmings and homemade pie. Noon-3 p.m., Moran Prairie Grange Hall, 61st and Palouse Highway. $10/adults, $8/ages 5-12, free/age four and younger. (509) 922-2113.

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest - Bring your pumpkin and we’ll clean up the mess. Prizes will be awarded for creativity, teamwork and technical skills. 1-3 p.m., Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. 208-667-1865.


The “Amaizing” Corn Maze - Three separate mazes inside 12 acres of corn. Open through Sunday. Hours are Fridays, 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Open special days Tuesday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Trail of Terror Haunted Maze runs through Sunday, 6 p.m. to close. Located across the street from 3405 N. Beck Road, Hauser, Idaho. $9/adults, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age 4 and younger; Trail of Terror Haunted Maze is $1 extra for ages 5 and older. (509) 242-CORN.

Colville Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Maze - Two mazes spread over 10 acres. Plus thousands of pumpkins, squash and sweet corn. Visit day or night. 73 Oakshott Road, Colville. Unlimited corn maze: $7/ages 13 and older; $5/children through age 12. (509) 684-6751.

Post Falls Lions Club Haunted House - Runs Tuesday-Oct. 31. Hours are Sundays-Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 6 p.m.-midnight. Corner of Fourth and Post streets, Post Falls. $7/person or up to $2 off with non-perishable food items. (208) 457-1076.

Tunnel of Terror - Friday-Oct. 31 from 7-10 p.m. 7980 W. Diagonal Road at Highway 41, Rathdrum, Idaho. $5/ages 12 and older, $3/ages 6-11, free/age 5 and younger.

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