Statewide Shelter Open House - This event, organized by Pawsitive Alliance, highlights the work that Washington animal shelters are doing on behalf of animals in need. Pawsitive Alliance works with animal shelters across the state in order to promote and help them grow their adopter, donor and volunteer bases; noon. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. Free. (206) 486-4738.
Auditions for “Tiny Tim’s Christmas” - Director Adam Sharp is looking for a cast to tell the tale of Christmas when Tiny Tim grows up and becomes a bit Scrooge-like himself. Cold readings from the script, no prep necessary. All ages encouraged to audition. Performing Dec. 6-15. 6 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1. (509) 342-2055.
Friends of the Spokane Valley Library Book Sale - 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. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400.
Hoedown for HOPE - The Spokane HOPE (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) School is hosting its annual fundraiser. The evening will include live music by Ryan Larsen Band, dinner and dessert by London’s Ultimate Catering and items offered through raffles and prize packages. 5 p.m. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $55/person. (509) 863-7097.
HUB Corn Maze - Hours are Fridays, 5-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Haunted hours are Fridays-Saturdays, 6-11 p.m. and Oct. 24, 27 and 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. Haunted maze not recommended for children age 4 and younger. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. $9/age 13 and older, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age four and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 12 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake.
Make-A-Wish 5K Walk/Run for Wishes - Make-A-Wish Washington is hosting its fifth annual family-friendly walk. The event generates funds to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Food, beverages and family entertainment provided. Registration is free but a minimum $100 fundraising goal is encouraged for each participant to support future wish granting. The top individual and team fundraisers will be awarded prizes and trophies. Register online at akwa.wish.org or by phone. 8:45 a.m. Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. Free. (206) 623-5300.
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; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Newman Lake Fire Station 1, 10236 N. West Newman Lake Drive, Newman Lake. (509) 226-0187.
Pancake Breakfast - Celebrating Octoberfest; 8-11 a.m. Holman Gardens Retirement Community, 12912 E. 12th Ave. $5/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 927-2300.
Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation; 1-3:30 p.m. Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road (509) 926-3803.
“Genetic Roulette” - Movie night hosted by Yes on 522. Learn about genetically engineered foods. The “Genetic Roulette” movie will be shown, followed by question-and-answer session. 1-2:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Baptist Church, 1222 S. McDonald Road. Free. (253) 266-8744.
HUB Corn Maze - Noon-5 p.m. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. $9/age 13 and older, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 242-CORN.
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - Explore the rich historical events that were significant to the development and growth of the beautiful Spokane Valley; 1 p.m. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/kids 7-17. (509) 922-4570.
Colfax Alumni Luncheon - Join the fun of seeing old friends again. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org; noon. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. (Argonne Village Shopping Center). (509) 995-7192.
East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.
Kids Explore & Discover Club - Join Kelly Milner Halls, author of “Dinosaur Mummies” and “Dinosaur Travel Guides” and learn about dinosaurs and then create a dinosaur artifact; 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a public hearing on a 2013 budget amendment, a motion on awarding a bid for street preservation projects and a motion on submitting projects for Community Development Block Grant funding; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.
West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 11:30 a.m. Seth Woodard Elementary, 7401 E. Mission Ave. (509) 924-2150.
Kids Explore & Discover Club - Join Kelly Milner Halls, author of “Dinosaur Mummies” and “Dinosaur Travel Guides” and learn about dinosaurs and then create a dinosaur artifact; 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
HUB Corn Maze - 5-10 p.m. Haunted hours are 6-11 p.m. Haunted maze not recommended for children age 4 and younger. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. $9/age 13 and older, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age four and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
Pasadena Park Nazarene Church Yard Sale - Oct. 11-12. Fundraiser for ministry use. Hours are Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pasadena Park Nazarene Church, 8822 E. Upriver Drive. (509) 926-5858.