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Games at the Library (Moran Prairie) - Play games and make up some of your own. 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

TWINE - Teen Writers of the INland Empire is a writing club for Spokane County teenagers in grades 6-12. No registration is required. We write fiction and poetry, and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. Sponsored by the Spokane County Library District, pen and paper provided. 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.


“Nicholas Nickelby” - The Charles Dickens classic presented by the Central Valley Theatre Department. Shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $11 at the door.

“A Christmas Carol - The Musical” - Friday-Nov. 11. Presented by Christian Youth Theatre. Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol” gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan Manken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. Shows Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10 at 7 p.m., with matinees at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Advance purchase: $12/adults, $11/seniors and children; at the door: $14/all tickets. (509) 487-6540.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor rink is open for the season. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/adults; $3.50/children, senior, military; $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.


Harvest Festival of Fun - Annual fall event focusing on building community, sustainability and providing a lot of enjoyment for all ages. Children’s activities, lessons for line dancing, carnival, great food Porky G’s, music by local musicians including Dan and Shelley Powers, silent auction and bull riding. 6-9 p.m. Valley Christian School, 10212 E. Ninth Ave., Spokane Valley. All inclusive passes: $30/person, $100/family. (509) 924-9131.


Central Valley High School Arts and Crafts Show - Crafts and baked goods, sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $2. (509) 228-5100.

Mommie and Me Princess Tea Party Class, ages 3-6 - Join local authors Monica Brandner and Lorene Keen as they teach little girls that a true princess shows kindness and respect in all she does. Practice greeting others, napkin etiquette, eating a cookie nicely and table talk. Signed copies of the author’s book, “Sarah Elizabeth Plans a Tea Party,” will be available for purchase. Please wear dressy attire. For more information, visit 11 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $27/couple. (509) 688-5892.

Fall Storytime and Craft - Join for great stories and make a fall tree picture. 1 p.m. Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.


Aki Matsuri Annual Fall Food Bazaar - Presented by Spokane Buddhist Temple. Menu includes chicken or vegetarian Yakisoba Bento Box Lunch, $12; senbei (Japanese crackers), $4; sushi. Pre-orders recommended. Call (509) 534-7954 to pre-order. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St.


If You Build It They Will Come (Downtown) - For school-age children. Presented in connection with the “Discover Tech” exhibit focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Learn the ins and outs of building a park. 4-6 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main St. Free. (509) 444-5331.


2012 Spokane National College Fair - Students interact with admission representatives from more than 100 postsecondary institutions to discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements and college life. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and hosted by the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit FallNCF/Pages/Spokane.aspx. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (800) 822-6285.

Discover Tech: Power It Up! (Indian Trail) - For school-age children. Learn about electricity, build a wind turbine model and explore squishy circuits. Presented in connection with the “Discover Tech” exhibit emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. 4-5 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5331.


Fourth Annual Heritage Day Celebration - Hosted by the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the all-ages event will look at the rich heritage and culture of the tribe. Bring a sack lunch to the event; no food or drinks will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Suite 1, Spokane Valley. Free admission. Bring a donation for the food drive. (509) 477-2770 or (509) 777-1120.


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