Kids and family
Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., hard backs are 50 cents; paperbacks are 25 cents. The money goes to support the Spokane Valley Library programs. Preview sale will be today from 3-5 p.m. $10 admission provides first choice selection. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400.
Post Falls Lions Haunted House Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to midnight through Oct. 26; and Oct. 27-31, 6-10 p.m. Fundraiser for the Post Falls Lions Club to provide financial assistance for glasses and hearing aids. Fourth Avenue at Post Street, Post Falls. $7.
Family Dance and Potluck Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances to live music. Potluck at 6:30 p.m., dances begin at 7 p.m. today, St. John’s Cathedral, Great Hall, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 533-9955.
Medical Lake Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Today and Saturday. The Friends of the Medical Lake Library semi-annual book sale features gently used books, DVDs, CDs and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St. (509) 893-8330.
Spokane Humane Society Booktober Book Sale Saturday and Sunday. More than 20,000 gently used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and other items for sale. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donated books and other items gladly accepted. Proceeds will help buy dog food and cat litter. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. 50 cents to $1 only for items. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
Spokane Renaissance Faire Saturday and Sunday. A celebration of singing, dancing, storytelling, and traditional games of skill and jousting. Hours daily are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. Cowgirl Co-op, 20424 N. Dunn Road, Colbert. $10/adults, $8/students and seniors, $5/youth, free/ages 5 and younger, all military (active and retired) and Scouts in uniform; $25/family of two adults, two children or $40/weekend family pass, $15/adult weekend pass. (509) 998-3943.
Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday. Beer Garden, food, crafts and vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, after the 8 and 10 a.m. masses. St. Charles Catholic Church, gym, 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 276-5996.
Northwest Electric Fly-In A casual gathering of electric model aircraft enthusiasts. Visitors and spectators are welcome. Air show at noon; large raffle of modeling items. Saturday, 9 a.m., Paradise Road Highway 195, Spangle. $1. (509) 385-6799.
“Love Talk Play Soup” Join us for music by the Jenks followed by a session of Love Talk Play activities for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Saturday, 10 a.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Avenue, Otis Orchards. (509) 893-8390. Saturday, 2 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main Street, Fairfield. (509) 893-8320. Free.
Fall Storytime Join us for some stories to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Newman Lake Fire Open House Hosted by Newman Lake Fire and Rescue. See the Edith House Fire Safety Trailer, a MedStar helicopter, fire trucks and a Jaws of Life demonstration. There will be a chili cook-off with free tastes while it lasts. Kids games and hands-only CPR classes. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Newman Lake Fire Station No. 1, 10236 N. West Newman Lake Drive, Newman Lake. (509) 226-0187.
Stars Wars Reads Day Second annual event with costume contest, door prizes, a trivia contest, crafts and refreshments. Darth Vader will visit along with one of his loyal storm troopers. Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
Star Wars Reads Day Join us for costume contests, trivia, crafts and more. Saturday, 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Spokane Symphony Ensembles Hear and learn about the music and instruments played by the Spokane Symphony ensembles. Saturday, 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.
Kids Explore & Discover Club Join Kelly Milner Halls, author of “Dinosaur Mummies” and “Dinosaur Travel Guides” and learn about dinosaurs and then whip up a dinosaur artifact of your own. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. Wednesday, 3 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., (509) 893-8330. Thursday, 4 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260. Free.
National Fossil Day 2013 Stonerose is hosting its third annual event which will include painting a geologic timeline on part of Kean Street, scientific presentations and fun hands-on activities designed by scientists. Wednesday, 8 a.m., 15-1 N Kean St., Republic, Wash. Special events are free. Fossils site admission is $8/adults, $5/students and seniors, free/age 6 and younger; $5 for a tool set. (509) 775-2295.
Trickster Festival Let’s celebrate folklore’s most mischievous characters. Listen to a trickster tale, and then enjoy a snack while you create your own trickster mask. Appropriate for school-age children. Wednesday, 4 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St., (509) 444-5331. Thursday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5331. Free.