Celebrating Opportunity Community Banquet - Church tours begin at 4 p.m. A four-course dinner, prepared by Shogun Restaurant will be served at 6 p.m. Entertainment will follow at 7:30 p.m. Open to the public for dinner, concert or both, featuring music by Celtic Nots. Reservations requested. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $15/dinner. (509) 924-9750.
Domestic Violence Symposium - Learn about services available to domestic violence victims. There will be speakers from the Liberty Lake Police Department, the YWCA, Valley Hospital and the Spokane Police Department. Reservations are requested. Lunch will be provided; 9 a.m.-noon. Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-1140.
Library District special meeting - The Spokane County Library District board of trustees will hold a special meeting to discuss strategic planning. The public is welcome to attend, but no public comment will be taken; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place (509) 893-8200.
Pumpkins for Pets Fall Harvest Festival - Hayrides, trebuchet demonstration, Kids’ Korn maze, raffle prizes, food, music, pumpkins, face painting, and much more. Proceeds will support local pet rescue organizations, Partners for Pets and River City Pet Rescue; noon-4 p.m. AC Starr Farms, 4603 N. Starr Road. Free. (509) 226-1964.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Walk to Defeat ALS - Check-in at 10 a.m.; walk starts at 11 a.m. The Spokane Walk to Defeat ALS, 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 welcome. Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. No registration fee, fundraising by donations. (509) 863-4321 or (866) 786-7257.
“Rumors” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents Neil Simon’s farce, directed by Barry Brathovde. Show at 7:30 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $20. (509) 795-0004.
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. $6/general, $3/ages 11-16, free/age 10 and younger. (509) 991-2317.
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.
Fall Gardening Series: Storage and Care of Summer Bulbs (Spokane Valley) - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to store bulbs, particularly dahlia tubers, gladiola corms and begonia tubers) for the winter so they will be ready for planting in the spring; 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Single & Parenting - Features refreshing, biblical teaching on topics important to single parents. Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care provided. Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. $25.00. (509) 533-6800, ext. 123.
Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. 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 Road. (509) 928-9158.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Broadway Court - TOPS members meet every Monday; 9 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway Ave. 922-3874.
Color Explosion (Fairfield) - Enjoy colorful crafts and activities; 4 p.m. Fairfield Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Color Explosion (Argonne) - Enjoy colorful crafts and activities; 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
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 Library Book Club - Discuss “Wait Till Next Year,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin; 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
ResultRich Workshop - This course will cover: how to recognize and remove the biggest obstacle to taking your business to the next level; the four areas of mastery essential to overall business success; how to make the climb to desired results without falling back into chaos; the five key ways to transform your business into a high-performance profit machine; 4:30-7 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $75/admits three. (509) 455-5053.
Spokane Valley Anime Club - For teens in grade six and older. Watch Anime, hang out with friends, eat snacks and more; 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
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 Ave. (509) 928-5460.
16th Annual Bead Stampede - Oct. 19-21. Northwest vendors with varied and wonderful beads, both ancient and new, made of stone, bone, wood, paper, horn, clay, metal, glass and polymer clay. Beautiful beadwork from local artists and beads and gifts from around the world. Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag B Building, 404 N. Havana St. $3/good all three days. (208) 661-2911.
34th Annual Quilt Show - Oct. 19-21. Presented by Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter, with featuring quilter Dorie Clark. More than 500 quilts, a Merchant Mall, master quilter demonstrations, WSQ Boutique of quilt items and Hoffman challenge quilts. Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8, good all three days, free/age 11 and younger.
Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Fourth annual event. Discover what is lurking in the locker rooms and what is waiting to petrify you on the pool deck. Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27, 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.
OctoBrewfest - Annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet soda. Food is available for purchase from Azar’s and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone or at Yokes’s Fresh Markets. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $13/advance, $15/door. (509) 482-2022.
Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool – Fourth annual event. Discover what is lurking in the locker rooms and what is waiting to petrify you on the pool deck. Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.