Junior Achievement Yearly Kick-off - Featuring a pizza lunch, hula bowl, contest and prizes. For more information, visit www.jaspokane.org. Today, noon, Sterling Savings Conference Room, 111 N. Wall St. (509) 624-7114.
Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit
www.spokanepublic market.org. Thursday. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.
Firefighters Ball - Social hour/silent auction Friday 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. This event pays tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, with proceeds to go to the Idaho Fallen Firefighter Foundation. Coordinated by North Idaho Firefighters. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. $45/dinner and dancing, $15/dancing only. (208) 819-0888.
Apple Festival - Weekends through Oct. 31. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.
Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Held Saturdays through mid-October. Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experienced food preserver. Contact Carol at (208) 669-0763 or email email@example.com to register. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Backyard Harvest shed, 933 E. Seventh Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $15, Free for SNAP/WIC recipients.
Dance and Spaghetti Feed - The Fairfield Community Center Revitalization Board will host a spaghetti feed and dance to music by “Spare Parts.” The meal will be served Saturday at 7 p.m. and the dance will be from 8-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Community Center youth activities. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main, Fairfield. $10 per person or $35 per family.
Whiskers and Wine Auction and Wine Tasting - Third annual event benefitting Partners for Pets. Event will feature wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday. 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20.
Haul Ass to Harrison Car Show and Shine and Chili Cook Off - Many old, unique restored cars and motorcycles. Enter your favorite chili in the cook-off; live music. Sponsored by Harrison Chamber of Commerce and the City of Harrison. Sunday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Harrison, Idaho. Free admission.
41st Annual Deutschesfest - Sept. 15-18. Sausage, strudel and more. Visit www.deutschesfest.com. (509) 982-0049.
Odessa Deutschesfest - Sept. 16-19. Beer garden, music, tricycle and bed races, arts and crafts, flea market, football, parade, and local civic groups preparing breakfast each morning. Odessa, Wash. (509) 982-0049.
Oktoberfest - Home-cooked, German-style dinner, dancing to the music of Good-N-Plenty band. The Concordia Choir of the German-American Society will sing traditional Oktoberfest songs. Reservations requested. Age 21 and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $10; food and drink additional cost. (509) 747-5036.