Othello Sandhill Crane Festival - Celebrating the arrival of sandhill cranes to the area as they travel from California to their breeding grounds in Alaska each spring. Events today-Sunday include lectures on a variety of wildlife, geology and history topics. www.othellosandhillcrane festival.org. of (866) 726-3445.
Columbian author Ingrid Betancourt - She will share her extraordinary story of activism, persecution and resilience, including her kidnapping by rebels and six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle, when she delivers Gonzaga University’s next Presidential Speaker Series lecture. Wednesday, 7 p.m. McCarthey Athletic Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. $10/general, $5/students and seniors. (509) 313-3572.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Families can sell or buy gently-used items for their growing families. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (half price sale on Sunday). 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley Friday-Saturday: $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday free admission. (509) 536-2840.