16th Annual Bead Stampede – Vendors with varied beads, beadwork from local artists and beads and gifts from around the world. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag B Building, 404 N. Havana St. $3. (208) 661-2911. Continues Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
34th Annual Quilt Show - Presented by Washington State Quilters – Spokane Chapter, featuring quilter Dorie Clark. More than 500 quilts, a merchant mall, master quilter demonstrations, WSQ boutique of quilt items and Hoffman challenge quilts. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8, free/age 11 and younger. Continues Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ageless Spirit Fair - Annual wellness fair hosted by the Park Place senior living center. Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will speak at 11 a.m. There will be healthy cooking demos, samples, free massages and raffles; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Park Place, 511 S. Park Road (509) 922-7224.
Free Home Buying Certificate Seminar - Presented by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn more about the home buying process; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 714-7069.
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 Yoke’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. 7:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300. Continues Oct. 26-27, 7:30-10 p.m.
Theater Arts for Children’s Improv Show - A night of laughs for the whole family; 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $5/adults, $3/students. (509) 995-6718.
Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1 p.m. 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B. $10/class. (509) 891-9821.
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 Avenue on Starr Road (509) 926-3803.
Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave.(509) 228-5400.
East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.
Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Agenda items include a public hearing on proposed Community Development Block Grant projects and discussions on commercial vehicle regulations and creating larger buffers between multi-family housing and single family homes; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave.(509) 921-1000.
West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-2150.
Octoberfest - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Enjoy German foods and beer. RSVP and prepayment required; 6-9:30 p.m. Two Cooks with Love Catering , 11712 E. Boone Ave. $40 per person. (509) 891-5980.
Haunted House - “Outbreak: Rise of the Zombie Hunters,” annual fundraiser presented by West Valley City School. Hours are 7-10 p.m. daily. West Valley City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave. $5/advance, $7/door. (509) 921-2836. Also Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m.
Theater Arts for Children’s Halloween Dance - Halloween dance for teens or tweens. Costumes are not required, but there will be a costume contest, for ages 10-18; 8 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $10. (509) 995-6718.
25th Annual Bazaar - Variety of handmade items. Funds raised support community needs such as Valley Partners, Young Lives and Young Life, Union Gospel Mission, SNAP and more; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. (509) 924-2350.
48th Annual Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap - The region’s largest winter sports equipment and clothing event featuring thousands of new and used winter sports items being sold by both individuals and area sports stores. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $5; children under 12 and younger admitted free. (509) 535-0102.
Spokane Elks Lodge Kids Halloween Party - Kids will be entertained by games and a haunted house. All ages welcome, however, the haunted house is limited to ages 7 and older; 1-4 p.m. Live music and costume contest for adults follows at 5:30 p.m. Spokane Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Court. Free. (509) 926-2328.
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