Things to do
2012 Spokane National College Fair – Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. Meet with admission representatives from public and private schools. Register at www.gotomyncf.com. For a complete schedule, visit www.nationalcollegefairs.org. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Hall A. Free. (800) 822-6285.
Avista Energy Fair - Fair attendees can learn low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency tips. Get information about billing assistance and payment options. Wattson, Avista’s Energy Watchdog, will be on hand to share his message of energy efficiency and safety. Thursday, 3-6 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St., Spokane. Free.
14th Annual North Idaho Winter Swap - Hosted by Lookout Pass Ski Patrol and Silver Mountain Ski Patrols. New and used skiing equipment, snowboarding gear, accessories, as well as all types of winter clothing. Bring items to sell to the fairgrounds 3-8 p.m. today. Sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Consignees must pick up checks and unsold items at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $5/adults, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 818-3133.
Scarywood Theme Park Haunted Nights - The theme park extends its Scarywood season tonight and Saturday. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Not recommended for children age 12 and younger. Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol, Idaho. $24.99/Wednesdays-Thursdays, $29.99/Fridays, $34.99/Saturdays and includes rides and a free pass for May 2013. Save $5 by purchasing tickets at www.scarywoodhauntednights.com. (208) 683-3400.
Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 3. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., closed Mondays. Extended holiday hours. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/adults; $3.50/children, senior, military; $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.
Vintage Finds and Handmade Treasures Market - Vintage-like jewelry, handmade soaps, painted furniture, shabby chic and rustic decor to one of a kind finds. Money raised from admission and vendor fees go directly to the school to help purchase educational supplies and fund field trips. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nine Mile Falls Elementary School, 10102 W. Charles Road, Nine Mile Falls. $2/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 995-7770.
“Aki Matsuri” Annual Fall Food Bazaar - Presented by Spokane Buddhist Temple. Menu includes: chicken or vegetarian yakisoba bento box lunch (Japanese noodles). Eat in or take out, $12; senbei (Japanese crackers), $4; Sushi; and much more. Pre-orders recommended. Call (509) 534-7954 to pre-order. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St.
Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats - International touring group under the direction of the Hai Family. Their multi-cultural production features acrobatic displays, feats of daring and balance, Kung Fu, costumes and Chinese comedy. Presented by Festival Dance & Performing Arts. Sunday, 3 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $28/adults, $20/students, $18/age 12 and younger, $14/upper level. (509) 335-3525.
4th Annual Heritage Day Celebration - Hosted by the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the event will offer an education for all ages about the heritage and culture of the tribe. Bring a sack lunch to the event, no food or drinks provided. Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Suite 1, Spokane Valley. Free admission. Bring a food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. (509) 477-2770 or (509) 777-1120.