Author Jim Morrison - Book signing of “To See Another Sunrise: How to overcome anything, one day at a time,” by the Post Falls resident who details his nine-year struggle with cancer and is a stage 4 lung cancer survivor; 1-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.
Inland Northwest FIRST Robotics Expo - FIRST programs challenge kids and youth to think like scientists and engineers, to work in teams and to learn from coaches/mentors and to have fun. Students solve real world science and engineering problems each year with new program themes. Come see and find out about the programs. Drop in, stay as long as you like at this open house event; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. West Valley High School , 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free. (509) 922-5488.
Rummage and Bake Sale - May 10-11. Plants and garden items, furniture, books, bedding, tools, toys, antiques, electronics, clothing and more. Lunch available. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring 5-10 pages to read to the group and 6-8 copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Stephanie Hatzinikolis - (original and contemporary) 6 p.m. Vintage Vines Wine & Beer Shop, 106 N. Evergreen Road. No cover. (509) 227-WINE.
“The Outsiders” - May 2-May 11. Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and performed by the students at Central Valley High School. Performances are nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the CVHS Business office. $10; performances on May 2 and 3 are $8. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road.
Sunday Street Market - Open air market with vendors from artist to commercial, held Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2302 N. Argonne Road. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.
Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo (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 since 1995. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records 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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Monday; 7 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish (509) 928-9158.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Broadway Court - TOPS members meet every Monday; 9 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway 922-3874.
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 public hearing on amendments to the 2013 budgets, a discussion on lodging tax funding and a proposed ordinance on dangerous dog regulations; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague (509) 921-1000.
Art and Soul - Third annual art festival with celebrity artists painter Ric Gendron and printmaker and photographer Carl Richardson demonstrating their unique creative talents. Benefits Freeman High School Art Department. Activities include Freeman students, under the instruction of Danette Garcia, providing live music, featuring piano, voice and instrumental solos; an art show of 2012-2013 student art work; demonstrations of arts processes, such as brick-carving, the printing of block prints; sale of original artwork and prints by Harold Balazs, Mel McCuddin and Ken Spiering; chocolate pudding finger painting for kids of all ages and more. There will be refreshments. 6-8:30 p.m. Freeman High School, 14626 S. Jackson Road. $4/person, $12/family. (509) 991-1030.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday; 6 p.m. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen (509) 922-8820.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Eagles - The group meets every Thursday; 9:30 a.m. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague (509) 928-5460.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the museum fundraiser. Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, rope making and more. Petting zoo on Saturday only from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food available for purchase. Presented by The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs; 10 a.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age six and younger, $15/family of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
Author Kerry Schafer - She signs her debut book “Between”; 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the museum fundraiser. Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, rope making and more. Petting zoo on Saturday only from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food available for purchase. Presented by The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. 10 a.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age six and younger, $15/family of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
S.K. Ball - Best barn dance of the year benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. Dinner, live music and dancing lessons, hippity-hop races, mechanical bull and prizes for best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Includes all the beer and wine you can fit in a red solo cup. Register at www.rmhcspokane.org/events; 6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $75. (509) 624-0500.
Women’s Self Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1-2 p.m. Warrior Camp, 5027 E. Trent Ave. $10/class. (754) 444-CAGE.