2012 World Sight Day Expo - Lilac Services for the Blind is hosting a day of awareness, education and prevention for clients, families, caregivers and professionals who deal with vision loss. Featuring companies and organizations that provide services and products in this area. RSVP at (509) 328-9116 if your party is four or larger. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St. Free.
Heartsongs from the Edge of the World – Seventh annual concert showcasing the Voiceless Choir, a group of previously homeless families and provides funds for gas vouchers and food for their practices. The concert will feature the song “Invisible,” about the blindness of society to homeless people. 6:30 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. Donations will be accepted. (509) 448-1311.
Spokane is Reading with Chris Cleave - 11th annual event with author Cleave and his book “Little Bee.” Two readings: 1 p.m. at Garland Theater and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Center. No tickets are issued for either presentation and seating is first-come, first-served. Both presentations will be followed by book signing, and Auntie’s Bookstore will be selling copies of Cleave’s books. Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 444-5307.
Apple Festival - Weekends through October. Featuring a large variety of cooking apples, fresh pressed cider, live music, crafts, corn and straw mazes, food and more. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.
Walk to Defeat ALS - Check-in at 10 a.m.; walk starts at 11 a.m. The Spokane Walk to Defeat ALS, now in its eighth year, benefits the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter. It is a three-mile walk on the Centennial Trail, next to the Spokane River. ADA accessible. Leashed dogs are welcome. Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. No registration fee, fundraising by donations. (509) 863-4321 or (866) 786-7257.
Teacher and Librarian Appreciation Day - Stop by the children’s section and pick up goodies. There are book reviews, study guides, stickers, posters and more for you. Receive 20 percent off any purchases you make all day. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Kids Used Book Drive - Spark NW, a nonprofit focused on inspiring kids to volunteer, is gathering gently used books in support of the KHQ used book drive. Bring children’s books with no marks or tears in them to the library meeting room between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for book sorting, reading and fun with literacy games. Kids who help will earn a service badge. 10:30 a.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 599-3503.
Teen Book Club - Discuss this month’s book, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. 1 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
“Olivia” Storytime - Hear the latest Olivia tale, “Olivia and the Fairy Princesses,” in which Olivia sets out on a quest for identity with some big goals – and being a princess is not one of them. You will take home some Olivia activities and stickers. 1 p.m. Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.
Spokane Train Show - Sponsored by the Inland Empire Railway Historical Society, the Inland Northwest Rail Museum and the River City Modelers Club. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag Buildings C and D, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, $3/ages 11-16, free/age 10 and younger. (509) 991-2317.
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