November 9, 2013 in Washington Voices

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Today

Harry Potter Party - Fundraising event hosted by Theater Arts for Children’s Youth Board. Activities include wand making, house assigning, Potter-themed food and costume contest. For ages 7-18; 5-9 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $8/person; $5/siblings. (509) 995-6718.

NMRM Fundraiser - Starts at 2 p.m. with preview of live auction items, auction starts at 3:30 p.m., silent auction with bids placed until 6:30 p.m., benefit dinner from 5-7 p.m., live music and dancing. Benefits the National Motorcycle Riders Memorial. Daley’s Cheap Shots, 6412 E. Trent Ave. (509) 747-9447.

Perfect Gift and Holiday Fair - Handmade gifts from local artisans and crafters; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. New Life Assembly of God Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave.

“Pianissimo” - The performers are some of Missoula’s most prominent and distinguished pianists including University of Montana faculty members Steven Hesla, Christopher Hahn, and Barbara Blegen, Dorothy Beck-Peterson. The repertoire is a blend of classics by Rachmaninoff and Debussy, symphonic works by Holst, Khachaturian and Rossini, and a few surprises; 7 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. Free. (509) 327-4266.

Spokane Cork and Keg Festival - Sample hundreds of wines and hand-crafted beers from the Northwest and beyond. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Live music with the Martini Brothers. Tickets available at www.spokanecorkandkeg.com; 7-10 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $45/advance; $50/door. (509) 467-7744.

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.

University High School Craft Fair - Annual event to benefit the University High School Instrumental Music Program. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $2/admission. (509) 891-5278.

Sunday

Bump To Baby Expo - More than 50 vendors that will showcase the newest products and services in the baby industry. Buy and sample products; learn about car seat safety, sleep safety and shaken baby syndrome; and take part in games like the Daddy Diaper Olympics. Tickets available at the door; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $5/adults, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 990-6088.

Rings & Things Bead Show - Incredible selection of gemstone beads, including new stones and shapes not available online. A wide selection of popular findings, tools, books and crystals (at regular volume discount prices). Fifteen percent off wholesale prices on thousands of bead strands: silver, glass, gemstones, trade beads and more; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Free admission. (509) 924-9000.

University High School Craft Fair - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $2/admission. (509) 891-5278.

Monday

Toy Drive - Coulter Family Dentistry is holding a toy drive to benefit Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Drop off new toys at their office through Dec. 16. Coulter Family Dentistry, 12121 E. Broadway Ave., Building 2. (509) 924-1314.

Tuesday

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

Core Strengthening and Fall Prevention Classes - If you are at risk for falling, here is your chance to decrease your risk while getting stronger. Class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday, 11-11:45 a.m., Nov. 6-Dec. 12. North Pines Yoga & Pilates Studio, 1301 N. Pines Road. $96/session. (509) 928-1400.

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

Spokane Valley City Council - Agenda items include a proposed ordinance regulating barista attire, a resolution establishing a Library Capital Facilities Area and a motion on the Comprehensive Plan docket; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

Especially For Women - Food demonstration for holiday cooking. Open to the Spokane Valley community; 11 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5322 N. Evergreen Road. Free. (509) 893-2587.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Play cribbage every Wednesday evening at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., 6:15-9 p.m. Traditional two-handed play. For more info: (509) 477-9090 or email bill@playcribbage.com.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 11:30 a.m. Orchard Center Elementary, 7519 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 924-2150.

Thursday

Core Strengthening and Fall Prevention Classes - 11-11:45 a.m. North Pines Yoga & Pilates Studio, 1301 N. Pines Road. $96/session. (509) 928-1400.

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Use your design skills to pair the bright colors and wild patterns found on duct tape. Everyone will leave with a completed project to show off. 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Friday

Author Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins - Signing of her book “Reflections of Mamie: A Story of Survival”; Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

“Change Begins with Me: Teaching About the Holocaust” - Teacher seminar with keynote speaker Jeannie Opdyke Smith. She will share the story of her mother, Irene Gut Opdyke, a Polish woman who risked her life to save Jews during the Holocaust. Presented by Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. East Valley Enrichment Center, 4920 N. Progress Road. Free. (509) 838-0206.

The Man Show - Nov. 15-17. Hundreds of exhibitors appealing to a variety of interests, including motor sports, outdoors, MMA fighting, RVs, Longhorn Barbecue competition, tools, automotive and a beer garden, plus activities for the whole family. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $10/general, $8/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 487-1220.

Nov. 16

Ninth Annual Heritage Luncheon Fundraiser - This year’s program features a living history presentation of the Civil War, the Heritage Preservation Award, a silent auction and a Civil War-themed meal. Seating is limited. Call for reservations or more info. Tickets available at museum and at the door. 11:30 a.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $20, includes program and luncheon, dessert and drinks. (509) 922-4570.

Dr. Mom’s First Aid Class - Moms will share their secrets on how to use essential oils for everyday uses and non-emergency mishaps; 10:30 a.m.-noon. Ramada Inn, 905 N. Sullivan Road. Suggested donation $5 to cover handouts and oils. (509) 990-1424.

Matt de la Pena Intensive for Writers - In partnership with the Gonzaga University Visiting Writer’s Series, Inland Northwest SCBWI welcomes Matt de la Pena. The acclaimed author of five young-adult novels, he will teach dialogue, theme and plot. 10 a.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. $104. (509) 838-5371.

Otis Orchards Library Book Sale - 10 a.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.

The Man Show - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $10/general, $8/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 487-1220.

Wishing Star Annual Dinner Auction - Second annual event hosted by the Spokane Chapter. Semi-formal event with silent and live auctions, wish kid testimonials, full bar and more. Visit www.wishingstar.org/1568.html; 5:30 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $50. (509) 744-3411.

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.


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