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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.

Inland Northwest RV Show - RVs and accessories. Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 466-4256.

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.

Sunday

Inland Northwest RV Show - RVs and accessories; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 466-4256.

Monday

Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

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.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education. 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 - Members meet every Monday; 9 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway Ave. 922-3874.

Tuesday

Spokane Valley City Council study session - The agenda includes interviews of candidates for the vacant council seat; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

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 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - 6-8 p.m. Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. (509) 482-2022.

Thursday

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.

Friday

Mobile Food Bank - In partnership with Contract Based Education and Second Harvest Food Bank, this event provides free fresh produce and perishable products for all families in need of assistance. Open to the public, no appointment or documentation necessary to participate. Please bring a box for your food; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contract Based Education, 115 S. University Road. Free. (509) 927-1100.

Spokane Boat Show - Featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/adults, $5/ages 5-17, free/age 11 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-1002. Continues through Feb. 9

Feb. 2

Resolve: Weight Loss Workshop - Join chiropractor Brian Wickstrom to learn about weight loss and workouts. $25 admission includes book with a 30-day meal plan, recipes and additional information. 11 a.m. River City Chiropractic, 615 N. Sullivan Road, Suite B. (509) 241-3088.

Spokane Boat Show - Featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon- 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/adults, $5/ages 5-17, free/age 11 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-1002. Continues through Feb. 9.



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