Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense method; 1-2 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 on Starr Road (509) 926-3803.


East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace (509) 924-1830.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a proposed decant facility interlocal agreement, a street preservation project change order and a proposed code amendment ordinance; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague (509) 921-1000.


AAA Travel Reveals Top River Cruise Destinations - Experience the advantages of embarking on a luxury cruise vacation to Europe, Russia, China and beyond aboard a Viking River Cruise ship. Learn about top destinations and how cruising allows travelers to sail into the heart of a country while enjoying deluxe accommodations, quality service, dining and more. There is no cost to attend and free parking is available on site. RSVPs appreciated. Visit www.aaa.com/travel for more information; 6 p.m. Free. (509) 921-7165.

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.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace (509) 924-2150.


Enlighten - Dyslexia Understood - Parents of children with dyslexia and advocates for children with dyslexia will find support at this first meeting. Call Niki Ely at (509) 255-7600; 7 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Inland Northwest RV Show - More than 160,000 square feet of RVs and accessories; noon-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7/general, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 466-4256. Continues Friday and Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Scrappy Quilter Pat Speth Lecture - Hosted by Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter. Speth leads a colorful and inspirational lecture and trunk show. Famous for her “nickel quilts” made from 5-inch squares, Choose to attend the 1 or 7 p.m. session. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley $10. (509) 863-5536.

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.


Gem of the Valley Gala - Hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce with dinner and a silent auction. The annual business awards will be given out along with the Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year, a lifetime achievement award and educators of the year; 6 p.m. Mirabeau Park Hotel, Sullivan Road and Interstate 90. $55. (509) 924-4994.

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.

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