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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 .

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 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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