Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents “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, Liberty Lake. (509) 590-7316.
Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 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.
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 foundation, aka Harley’s Heroes. Food and refreshments donated by Costco; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson, 19011 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 927-7433.
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 www.imagebymonica.com; 1:30 p.m. $38 per person. (509) 688-5892.
West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Open House - Meet live birds of prey and other critters 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.
Annual Turkey Bingo - Hosted by St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 2-5 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road. $1 per card or six for $5.
Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation; 1-4 p.m. Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road (509) 926-3803.
“On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods” - Signing and presentation by authors Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver; 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.
DivorceCare Recovery Support Group - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. $25 for workbook. (509) 533-6800 or (509) 892-5255.
Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have its picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.
Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293; 8-9 a.m. Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group 7 p.m. Mondays, Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish (509) 928-9158.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Broadway Court - TOPS members meet every Monday; 9 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway 922-3874.
The Spokane Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Emphasis Program - Engineers Forum of Spokane with John Winder, director at Spokane STEM Program, and Keri Gardner of Greater Spokane Inc. Beverage or lunch purchase required; noon. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $10/senior lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.
Games at the Library - Play games and make up some of your own; 4 p.m. Fairfield Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Games at the Library - Play games and make up some of your own; 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - Discuss “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter; 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.