“Big Bad” - This play lets the audience determine the outcome. The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit. Only the jury – the audience – can decide the outcome. Performances Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and also a matinee on July 27 at 4 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1. $10/general, $8/seniors and children. (509) 342-2055.
Gem Fair - July 26-28. Opportunity to purchase gems, jewelry, beads, museum and collector specimens. Hours are Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7. (503) 252-8300.
Liberty Lake Days 2013 - Events include carnival games, contests, car display and more. For more information, visit http://www.libertylakewa.gov/ liberty_lake_days; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Free. (509) 755-6700.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake.
Summer Bridge Workshops for Kids - Today’s youth is rediscovering the fascinating and complex card game of bridge. Parents and/or Grandparents are welcome to join. Each player gets a deck of cards and a hat at the completion of the workshop. Pre-registration is required; 10 a.m.-noon. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 688-0300.
Author Kathleen Ellis - The author will read and sign copies of her book, “The Darkness Cannot Keep Us”; 1-3 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.
“Big Bad” - Performances July 26-28 at 7 p.m. and also a matinee on July 27 at 4 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1. $10/general, $8/seniors and children. (509) 342-2055.
Gem Fair - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7. (503) 252-8300.
Pond Tour - Featuring Spokane Valley ponds. Sponsored by the non-profit Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society. Tickets are bought at these locations on the day of the tour: 2207 E. Pacific, 10304 E. Upriver Drive, or 13710 E. 42nd Ave. Start at one of these locations and your ticket (a pond tour booklet) is your guide to all the ponds on the tour; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $5/per person, $15/per car. (509) 836-4905.
Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration - Celebrating Spokane Valley’s 10th anniversary presented by ValleyFest. Family-friendly choice of bike rides along the Centennial Trail. Choose from 10-mile, 25-mile, and 50-mile routes. All rides start at the North Centennial Trail Head across from Mirabeau Point Park Meadows. Check-in at CenterPlace on July 27, 4-8 p.m. and July 28, 7-8 a.m. Start times are 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. with longest route starting earliest. Register by July 26. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $20/up to four family riders and includes two t-shirts, $10/single rider with t-shirt, $10/T-shirt. (509) 922-3299.
Sunday Concerts on the Cliff - All outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. start time in September). All seating is general admission – portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors with delectable food choices available for purchase. July 28: Sammy Eubanks (country rock); Aug. 4: Jazz Conspiracy; Aug. 11: David Raitt and the Baja Boogie Band. Reservations taken in advance for table seating. No outside alcohol allowed through the gate; all coolers and containers subject to inspection. Pets are not allowed on the premises. Age 21 and older. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. General: $5/concert, $40/10; additional $50/table for 8 or $60/table for 10. (509) 927-9463.
Sunday Street Market - Open air market with vendors from artist to commercial, held Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. parking lot, 2302 N. Argonne Road. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.
Scratch Lab at Spokane Valley Library - Got an itch to be a game programmer or computer animator? Scratch it this summer making simple animation, interactive stories, and games using Scratch, a free visual programming language from MIT If you want to save your work, bring a flash drive or your email to create an account. Grades 4-6. Space is limited, so please call or stop by the Spokane Valley Library to register. Two sessions offered: July 29 and Aug. 26, each at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
$1 Summer Movies Express - Spokane Valley Regal Theater - Two movies to choose from each Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. July 30-31, “Happy Feet 2” (PG) and “Racing Stripes” (PG); Aug. 6-7, “African Cats” (G) and “Chimpanzee” (G). All shows are rated G or PG and both movies show each day. Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. $1. (509) 922-2590.
Indiana Bones - Milwood - Like the storytellers of old, Indiana Bones digs into ancient histories, mythologies, legends and stories, and makes them come to life with his unique storytelling abilities; 10 a.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include an update on the Balfour Park expansion project and discussions on economic development, adding sewer to industrial land, Appleway Blvd. landscaping and the Spokane County Saltese Flats wetland restoration project; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague (509) 921-1000.
Veradale Farmers Market - May-Oct. Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Eagles parking lot, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 990-3683.
$1 Summer Movies Express - Spokane Valley Regal Theater - Two movies to choose from each Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. $1. (509) 922-2590.
Altered T-Shirts – Spokane Valley Library - Bring an old T-shirt or three (we’ll have a few on hand) and we’ll provide the tools and supplies for you to create new fashions, accessories or decorations. Grades 6 and older; 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Emergency Preparedness – Spokane Valley - We’re not expecting zombies, but fire and ice are facts of life in the Inland Northwest. Learn about local hazards, short and long term preparedness concepts, neighborhood cooperation, and involvement with volunteer groups that assist others during disasters. Presented by Spokane Emergency Management; 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Millwood Farmers Market - Come support local growers and artisans, sample food, and listen to live music. Every Wednesday starting May 22 through Sept. 25, 3-7 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.
Soiree on the Edge: July Vistas - On the lawn of the beautiful Arbor Crest Winery, share with those around you an exciting array of musical experiences. Music Director Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra musicians will serenade you. Bring your portable chairs, blankets and a picnic or purchase your meal (or Arbor Crest wine) on site. Age 21 and older. 6 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. $20/general, $40/table seats. (509) 624-1200.
“Civil War Remembered” - The exhibition is arranged by themes such as, “Lincoln Family Life,” “State of Medical Care,” “Plantation Life Style,” and much more, Aug. 1-Dec. 31. Hours are Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Closed Sundays-Mondays. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/age 17 and younger. (509) 922-4570.
Indiana Bones - Fairfield - 10 a.m. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Indiana Bones - Otis Orchards - 2 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.