2012 Wellness and Beauty Expo - Free health checks, $3 mini-spa treatments, demonstrations, healthy concessions and prizes. Presented by Stubborn Girl Productions. Today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit www.wellnessandbeauty expo.com. 10 N. Pines Road (former Albertsons building at Pines and Sprague). $7/general, free/age 11 and younger, $5/spa ticket. Donate two cans of food and receive $2 discount on admission to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Continues Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (509) 434-0133.
Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction - Sixth annual event to benefit the Spokane Valley Arts Council, a nonprofit organization. Silent auction and quick finish, 5-6:30 p.m.; live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Wine, food and live jazz music by the Charles Swanson 4kestra. Great Room, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $35/person. (509) 747-0812 Gallery, (509) 924-5009 Jim.
Family Fun Day and Cow Pie Bingo - Games, bounce house, and craft; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Good Samaritan Retirement Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. $15 wristband includes activities. (509) 924-6161.
Home Depot Annual Safety Day - Annual event to kick off Fire Safety Month. Meet people from our local fire department, law enforcement, Neighborhood Watch, and Operation Family ID. There will be a bicycle rodeo and special clinic for children ages 5-12, and games throughout the store. Registration for the rodeo is required and participants will need to bring their own bikes and helmets; 10 a.m. Home Depot, 5617 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 534-8588.
Inland Northwest Small Farmers Conference - Seminars to help manage and grow your farm, displays of equipment and farm related resources, and networking with like minded farmers. Ken Meter, of Crossroads Resources Center, will deliver the keynote address, “The Role of Growing Local Food in Economic Recovery.” Workshops on crop management, animal production, farm management and sustainable agriculture – all focused around the realities of the weather, resources and markets of the Inland Northwest. Trade show with small agriculture focused businesses and organizations. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $30/day; $50/both days. (509) 477-2173.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Families can sell or buy gently-used items for their growing families. Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Saturday: $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday free admission. Continues Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (half price). (509) 536-2840.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. Free.
Mount Spokane Dinner and Auction - Second annual fundraiser with theme of “Celebrating the Past, Improving the Present and Building the Future.” Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road. $75. (509) 238-2220, ext. 204.
National Alpaca Farm Days - See alpacas up close including baby alpacas and learn about them. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4101 N. Ashton Road, Otis Orchards. Free. Continues Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (509) 270-1259.
Peek-A-Boo Tea - Fall fundraiser for Inland NW Baby. All proceeds benefit the operations to provide diapers, new and gently used clothing and hygiene items to local families. For more information, visit www.inlandnwbaby.org; 1-3 p.m. Appleway Events Center, 10512 E. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 995-9434.
“Rumors” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents Neil Simon’s farce, directed by Barry Brathovde. Shows Sept. 29, Oct. 4-6, 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $20. (509) 795-0004.
Valley HUB anniversary - Celebrate the Valley HUB’s fifth anniversary during an open house. There will be a jump house, activities for kids, bike tune ups and more. Take advantage of open basketball or open volleyball gyms or play badminton or pickleball. There will be a free showing of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available; noon-4 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Free admission. (509) 927-0602.
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 recorded 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.
Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include the 24th Avenue sidewalk project bid award and a discussion on truck traffic; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday; 6 p.m. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen Road. (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.
TWINE (Valley) - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire. For youth in grades six and up. Participate in creative-writing games and activities. Pen and paper will be provided; 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.