Evergreen Railroad Modelers – Layout includes 18 bridges, a dozen tunnels, large city, seaport, large rail yard, three main lines, mountains, small town, many industries and with a computer system that allows the operator to run trains with realistic sounds for steam and diesels; 1-5 p.m. Greenacres Shopping Center, 18213 E. Appleway Ave. Free. (509) 939-5845.

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff – Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. Held the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, visit www.greenbluff growers.com. .

Spokane Novelists Group – Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring five-10 pages to read to the group and six-eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.


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

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.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program. 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 meets every Monday; 7 p.m. 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.

“Whales, Whaling and The Ill-Fated Voyage of the Essex” – Engineers Forum of Spokane will hear Justin Bell tell a true sea-faring yarn. 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.

Pet Portraits with Santa – Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have a picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. 6 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.


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


Joanie’s Magic Spoon Cooking Classes – Upcoming classes include: Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., “Puff the Magic Pastry,” making appetizers using puff pastry and phyllo dough, $50; Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., making various breads, $45. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Joanie’s Magic Spoon, 10307 N. Prairie Drive. $45, includes instruction, recipes and crepes. (509) 624-6564.

Lilac City Cribbage Club – Open to anyone interested in playing cribbage; 6:30 p.m. Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave. (310) 621-3897.

Spokane Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – 6-8 p.m. Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (509) 482-2022.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly – The group meets every Thursday; 6 p.m. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen (509) 922-8820.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Eagles – The group meets every Thursday; 9:30 a.m. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague (509) 928-5460.


Spokane Valley Fire special meeting – The Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners will hold a special meeting to interview applicants for a vacant commissioner seat; 3:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Fire Department Administration Building, 2120 N. Wilbur Road (509) 928-1700.

“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” – Ignite! Community Theatre presents this holiday play by Mark Brown. Shows Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 6-8 and 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ignitetheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $16-$18. (509) 795-0004.

Dec. 1

Breakfast with Santa – Enjoy a pancake breakfast and children’s games, crafters and have your picture taken with Santa. Hosted by Spokane Valley Rotary Club, with proceeds benefiting various Rotary service projects. Registration encouraged; 9-11 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $5/person at the door. (509) 688-0300.

EVHS Craft Fair – Dec. 1-2. Benefiting the East Valley High School. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 50 local crafters. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley. $1. 509 939-7805.

Old-Fashioned Christmas Bazaar – Features art, crafts and baked goods. Lunch will be available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. with proceeds benefiting the North Palouse Community Food Bank; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main.


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