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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011

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67th Annual Southeast Spokane County Fair – Today-Sunday. 67th annual fair. Check out the exhibits, vendors, food, livestock, horse show, carnival, live music and more. The fair opens Friday at 9 a.m. and the carnival opens at 3 p.m. Saturday’s highlights include a pancake breakfast at the fire station from 7-10 a.m., $6/adults, $3/ages 6-12; Harvest Hustle Fun Run with 7:45 a.m. check-in at Dave’s Auto Body; children’s parade along Emma and First streets at 10:15 a.m.; the grand parade is at 10:30 a.m., followed by games, races, 3-on-3 basketball tournament from noon-6 p.m., live entertainment, pie-eating contest at 2:30 p.m. and variety show at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday there will be a horse show in the ballpark at 9 a.m., community worship service at 10 a.m., and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament continues. Visit www.sespokanecountyfair.org for a full schedule. Fair hours are Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rockford Fairgrounds, are south from Spokane Valley on Highway 27; turn left on Emma in Rockford, then right on First. Free admission.

Benefit for Team in Training - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Parking lot sale and various booths, silent auction; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3207 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 921-1317.

Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B - Shows Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with pre-show youth performers; Cowboy Shootout Show at 6:10 p.m.; BBQ beef, chicken, ribs and all the fixings at 7 p.m.; and The Riders of the Rockin’ B sing and play authentic cowboy Western music at 8 p.m. Tickets available at www.rockinbranch.com. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $39/adults; $10/youth age 10 and younger, includes tax and gratuity. (509) 891-9016.

Dishman Hills Natural Area - National Public Lands Day - In connection with National Public Lands Day, Dishman Hills Natural Area Association (www.dhnaa.org) is running a service day to support this unique property. Meet at Camp Caro off Appleway Boulevard to receive an initial orientation and break into teams throughout the property. Projects will include trash pickup, cleanup of trail-head entrances, authorized trails obstruction identification and removal, unauthorized trail identification and decommissioning, illegal camp site identification and fire pit removal. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 8600 block of Appleway Boulevard, Spokane Valley.

“Fighting for My Self” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Renne J. Clark’s drama about teenage girls fighting the pressures they face. Show is not recommended for children younger than 12. Today and Sunday at 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $10. (509) 995-6718.

Inland Northwest Paint Horse Club Horse Show - Fall Spectacular Paint-O-Rama Horse Show. American Paint Horse Association approved. Classes, equine related vendors and Stallion Service auction, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Free admission. (509) 893-3997.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through mid-October. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.

Mount Spokane Benefit and Auction - Benefits Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park. No-host bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auctions. Age 21 and older only. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. $55/person, $100/couple, includes a commemorative wine glass. (509) 216-3992.

National Alpaca Farm Days - Learn more about alpacas. Today-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hangman Creek Ranch Alpacas, 30812 S. Cahill Road, Fairfield. Free. (509) 283-2475.

Taste of the Valley - Second annual event featuring wines from Spokane, Yakima, Prosser and Walla Walla. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Red Rock Catering and live jazz music. For ages 21 and older only. For more information, visit www.valleyfest. org/event/activity/tasteof thevalley; 6-8 p.m. 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 922-3299.

Valleyfest – Continues today-Sunday. Something for everyone all weekend long, with over 100 local vendors contributing to the festival. Mirabeau Park and CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 922-3299.

Sunday

67th Annual Southeast Spokane County Fair - Horse show in the ballpark at 9 a.m., community worship service at 10 a.m., and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament continues. Visit www.sespokanecountyfair.org for a full schedule. Fair hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rockford Fairgrounds, are south from Spokane Valley on Highway 27; turn left on Emma in Rockford, then right on First. Free admission.

Arbor Crest Wine Concert Series - 5 Mor, Latin/light rock; 4:30 p.m. For age 21 and up; no outside alcohol allowed. Food available for purchase by Catered For You, and outside food is also allowed. Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruithill Road. $5/concert; punch cards available for $40 for 10 admissions. Tables for eight reservations available for additional $40 per concert. (509) 927-9463.

“Fighting for My Self” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Renne J. Clark’s drama about teenage girls fighting the pressures they face. Mature material; show is not recommended for children younger than 12. 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $10. (509) 995-6718.

National Alpaca Farm Days - Learn more about alpacas and the luxury fiber they produce; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hangman Creek Ranch Alpacas, 30812 S. Cahill Road, Fairfield. Free. (509) 283-2475.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day - Held during Valleyfest. Learn about various dog breeds, receive dog training tips, participate in competitions, watch demonstrations and more. The Spokane Humane Society, SCRAPS and SpokAnimal will also have dogs available for adoption. Mirabeau Meadows, Spokane Valley. (509) 892-6465.


 

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