Bull-O-Ween Party - Dog costume party featuring Maddie the Gonzaga mascot and benefiting the Washington Basset Rescue and the Northwest Boxer Rescue. Open to all breeds. Prizes, goodie bags, vendor booths, dog trick-or-treating, photo booths; 6-8 p.m. George Gee Automotive, 21602 E. George Gee Ave. $10/dog; free/humans. (509) 210-2000.
Cancer Killer Seminar - 10 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $25, includes Cancer Killer book, snacks and resource bag. Call River City Chiropractic, (509) 241-3088.
Clothing Drive to Benefit Seniors - During October, bring clothing donations to Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels office at 12101 E. Sprague Ave. (behind Chase Bank) or to Value Village at 12205 E. Sprague Ave. Be sure to specify donations are for the Meals on Wheels project, and they will receive 12 cents for each pound of clothes donated. (509) 624-6976.
Holistic Festival – Event includes lectures, vendor booths and a wide variety of healthy living possibilities. 10 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $6. (509) 468-9001.
Home Idea Show - 35th annual event with hundreds of exhibitors and ideas of ways to improve your home. Seminar topics include how to manage the construction of your home and green tips. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/adults, $6/seniors/military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 939-8017.
HUB Corn Maze - Sept. 20-Oct. 27. 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 6-10 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 4 and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
Ice Cream Social and Dancing - Free night of square dancing as well as other kinds of dancing. 8 p.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. Free. (509) 979-2607.
Improv Comedy at the Lake show - Family friendly improv comedy based upon audience suggestion. Similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”; 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $5. (509) 990-2834.
Liberty Lake Art Society Exhibit - Liberty Lake Art Society Exhibit with local artists showcasing works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, digital photograms and mixed media collages and portraits, during October, with reception Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m. Hours are Mondays, 2-8 p.m., Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays. 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ken Davis will perform with Gary Shastany for the market’s last day. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake
“Love Talk Play Soup” - Join us for music by the Jenks followed by activities for children and their caregivers. It’s your chance to experience activities that will help get your child ready for school. Resources will be available for you to take home to keep the fun going. For ages birth-5 and their families or caregivers. 10 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Avenue. Free. (509) 893-8400. 2 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8250.
Pasadena Park Nazarene Church Yard Sale - Fundraiser for ministries. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pasadena Park Nazarene Church, 8822 E. Upriver Drive. (509) 926-5858.
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.
Valley Fire Open House - The Spokane Valley Fire Department hosts its second annual open house. There will be rappelling from the training tower, a vehicle extrication demonstration and fire attack demonstration. Mako the arson dog will show off his skills, and a MedStar helicopter will land in the morning. Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane Valley Fire Department Training Center, 2411 N. Pioneer Lane (509) 981-7995.
Home Idea Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/adults, $6/seniors/military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 939-8017.
HUB Corn Maze - Sundays, 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. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - Explore the rich historical events that were significant to the development and growth of Spokane Valley; 1 p.m. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E Sprague Ave. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/kids 7-17. (509) 922-4570.
Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.
Fairfield Candidate Forum - Meet the candidates for Fairfield mayor and city council. Dessert and coffee will be served; 7 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main. (509) 283-2414.
Millwood Candidate Forum - Meet the candidates for Millwood City Council and mayor. Hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 p.m. Millwood City Hall, 9103 E. Frederick Ave. (509) 924-4994.
Spokane Valley City Council Study Session - Tentative agenda items include a discussion on the comprehensive plan docket; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.
Cooking With Love: Small Plate Entertaining - Two Cooks With Love presents a cooking and mixology class on appetizers and small plate meals. Recipes include Asian glazed meatballs, pumpkin-stuffed ravioli and more. Please RSVP at (509) 891-5980; 6-8:30 p.m. 11712 E. Boone Ave. $35/person; $60/couple. (509) 891-5980.
Free Workshop presented by Washington Health Benefit Exchange - Learn about Washington Healthfinder, the new online marketplace where you can compare brand new health plans side-by-side, find out if you are eligible for tax credits or financial help, get answers to your questions and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and budget; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Ghoulish Gourds - Celebrate fall and get those creative juices flowing. We’ll be sparing our pumpkins the knife, but there will be paint involved, so prepare to get messy! Small pumpkins provided, or bring your own; 4 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spokane Valley Candidate Forum - Meet the candidates for Spokane Valley City Council. Hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 924-4994.
Cooking With Love: Small Plate Entertaining - Please RSVP at (509) 891-5980; 6-8:30 p.m. 11712 E. Boone Ave. $35/person; $60/couple. (509) 891-5980.
17th Annual Bead Stampede - Northwest vendors with beads, both ancient and new, made of stone, bone, wood, paper, horn, clay, metal, glass and polymer clay. Beautiful beadwork from local artists and beads and gifts from around the world. Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag B Building, 404 N. Havana St. $3/good all three days. (208) 661-2911.
35th Annual Quilt Show - Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter present “A Cottage in the Country” with featured quilter Sherry Thompson. Enjoy 600 quilts, the Merchant Mall, master quilter demonstrations, Hoffman Quilt exhibit and the Quilter’s Boutique. Hours are Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/good all three days, free/age 10 and younger. (509) 863-5536.
Cooking for a Cause - Sample cuisine prepared by chefs from some of the area’s premier senior living communities and decide who deserves the honor of being crowned our Top Chef. Presented by the Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington and benefits Inland Northwest Honor Flight; 5:30-9 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $50. (509) 688-4607.
“Death by Chocolate” - Oct. 18-27. This comedic mystery is the story of a small time private eye investigating a death in a coffee shop known for its signature drink, Death by Chocolate. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays and Oct. 19. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1. $12/adults; $8/children and seniors. (509) 342-2055.
Fall Harvest Festival of Fun - Kid activities, music, food and auction. Visit www.valleychristianschool.org; 6-9 p.m. Valley Christian School, 10212 E. Ninth Ave. $25/adult, $15/ages 5-18, $100/family pass.
HUB Corn Maze - Fridays, 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 4 and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
“Little Shop of Horrors” - Oct. 18-Nov. 3. A rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that suddenly becomes a deadly threat to the world’s very existence. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance: $18/adults; $16/students, seniors and military. Door: $20. (509) 795-0004.
“Sherlock Holmes” - Oct. 18-27. Directed by Christopher Lamb. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. TAC Theater, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/general; $8/age 12 and younger, seniors and military. (509) 995-6718.
Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Oct. 18-19 and 25-26. Fifth annual event. Discover what is lurking in the locker rooms and what is waiting to petrify you on the pool deck. Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. Hours are 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.