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Author Julie Asay - The author will be signing her children’s book, “I Wish I Had a Twin Brother”; 2-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

Free Home Buying Certificate Seminar - Presented by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn more about the home buying process. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Valley Hospital, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 714-7069.

Honor Flight Charity Dance 2012 - Dancing, food, entertainment and silent auction. Music by Don and Nancy Emerson Band. Performance by comedian Nick Theisen. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 922-3433.

Red, White and Bruised: Spokannibals vs. Jet City Rollergirls - Witness the Spokannibals take on Everett’s Jet City Rollergirls. In honor of Veterans Day we will be selling tickets to all military for $5. This will be a double-header with Spokane’s only co-ed junior roller derby team, the Cherry Bomb Brawlers, playing against Missoula’s Hellions at 6 p.m. The Spokannibals’ bout starts at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Roller Valley Skate Center, 9415 E. Fourth Ave. In advance: $8/adult, $6/students and seniors, $5/military. At the door: $10/adults, $7/students and seniors, $5 military. (509) 280-6195.

Spokane Cork and Keg Festival - Sample wines and beers. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by chef Curtis Smith and the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Tickets available at; 7-10 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $45/advance; $50/door. (509) 467-7744.

Spokane Valley Museum Eighth Annual Heritage Program and Luncheon - Historical presentation “Bretz’s Flood” by author John Seonnichsen. Presentation of the eighth Heritage Preservation Award. Music, raffles and door prizes; 11:30 a.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $20. (509) 922-4570.

U-Hi Craft Fair - Nov. 10-11. Presented by the University High School instrumental music parents and students. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $2/adults, children admitted free. (509) 891-5278.

West Valley High School Craft Fair - Benefits the school marching band and color guard; 9 a.m. West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free admission. (509) 868-1451.


U-Hi Craft Fair - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $2/adults, children admitted free. (509) 891-5278.


Veterans Day Celebration – The Good Samaritan Society will have Spokane Mayor David Condon as the guest speaker. 8:30-10 a.m. Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Towers Dining Room, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. (509) 924-6161.

Welcome Home, a Veterans Day Celebration - Sponsored by Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum, the city of Spokane and Spokane Airports. Air Force Col. Brian Newberry, USAF, wing commander Fairchild Air Force Base, and Spokane Mayor David Condon will be featured speakers. Music will be provided by the Mt. Spokane Marching Band and the Brass Quintet of the Spokane Symphony. Several vintage aircraft will be on display, including an B-25 bomber, a C-3B Stearman, an N-2S3 Navy Stearman, a 1927 Travel Air 4000 and a couple of WWII Army vehicles. The formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Felts Field, 6105 E. Rutter Ave. Free. (800) 493-7515.


Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.

Games at the Library - Play games and make up some of your own; 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Liberty Lake special meeting - The city will hold a special meeting for a public hearing on the city’s 2013 budget. Public comment will be accepted; 7 p.m. Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive (509) 755-6729.

Paint it Vintage Style - Bring a small piece of your own to paint in the color of your choice … a cabinet door, picture frame, sconces or other accessory piece, lamp base, small table, etc. (Your piece should be able to fit in the overhead bin on an airplane). We’ll provide munchies and all supplies for use in class; 5 p.m. Artworks, 15310 E. Marietta, Studio 8. $125. (509) 928-2726.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a proposed ordinance on high density housing zoning regulations, a motion on the comprehensive plan docket and reports on the street maintenance contract, the street sweeping contract and the recommendations of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.


Healthy Woman Event - Annual event sponsored by Spokane Valley Hospital includes a Healthy Woman Expo, with local vendors and health booths, a sit-down dinner followed by an inspirational lecture by nationally-recognized motivational speaker Dale Smith Thomas. The evening also includes the annual “It’s All About the Purse” raffle, with handbags filled with merchandise from local businesses. Raffle proceeds benefit the Spokane YWCA Safe Shelter program. Purchase tickets online at www.spokanevalley; 4:30-8 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $20. (509) 473-5639.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 11 a.m. West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 924-2150.


Workshops at Artworks Spokane - A variety of home decorating workshops will be offered from Oct. 17-Dec. 8. Visit for dates and costs. Artworks Spokane, Studio 8, Spokane Valley (509) 928-2726.


Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - More than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Nov. 17

Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents her latest book in her Rebecca series, “Rebecca and the Garden,” with a book signing; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle”; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Albertsons, 1304 N. Liberty Lake Road. (509) 590-7316.

Free Benefits Counseling for Veterans - Disabled American Veterans counselors will be available to assist local veterans with free counseling and assistance with their government benefits. Sponsored by the Harley-Davidson. Food and refreshments donated by Costco; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson, 19011 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 927-7433.

Hard Cider Making Workshop - Learn what goes into a bottle of quality hard fruit cider. Tree fruit specialist Gary Moulton, who has worked extensively with the development of the hard cider industry in Western Washington, will present an overview including varietal selection, fertilization needs and harvest information along with a look at production steps from harvest to glass. Send registration and a check to: Hard Cider Class, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane, WA 99202; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $75. (509) 477-2173.

Holiday Young Ladies and Gentleman’s Class for Ages 7-12 - Workshop teaches telephone etiquette, basic table manners, introductions, personal care and posture. For more information, visit; 1:30 p.m. $38 per person. (509) 688-5892.

West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Open House - Fun crafts and games. Meet live birds of prey and other critters we have as well; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E Upriver Drive. $3 suggested donation. (509) 340-1028.

Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1-2 p.m. 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B. $10/class. (509) 891-9821.