Rosalia’s Fall Festival 9 a.m., craft and vendor fair at Pinewood Cottage; 10 a.m., pumpkin painting next to Rosalia Coffee; pie judging at Texaco Station, $1.50/slice; 11 a.m., Halloween costume parade down main street; 12:30 p.m., hog dog eating contest; 2 p.m. pie contest awards; all day, build a scarecrow at Smiths; chalk drawing at Pat’s Books. Saturday, (509) 523-3112.
Take Action Against Hate Awards Dinner The Gonzaga Institute fifth annual event will honor Linda Pall, longtime Inland Northwest civil and human rights champion, and World Outside My Shoes, the educational and professional development nonprofit founded by Carl and Teresa Wilkens. The keynote speaker is Joseph Bock from the University of Notre Dame. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. $50 a person. (509) 313-3665.
Kathleen Flenniken – WSU Visiting Writer Washington poet laureate will read and discuss her work. She is the author of “Famous,” winner of the 2005 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and an American Library Association Notable Book, and “Plume,” a book of poetry exploring the legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and winner of the 2013 Washington State Book Award. Free. Oct. 22, 7 p.m., WSU Museum of Art, Wilson Road, Pullman. (509) 335-6812.
Sole Powered: Ultramarathoner Niki Sibley Sibley recently completed a run across Washington – 418 miles in 12 days – to help raise awareness of Crohn’s disease. Wednesday, 7 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.
“How to Write a Novel in Only 30 Years” Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presentation. While the title of the presentation is a joke, there’s a lot of truth in it. Award-winning author Shawn Wong’s first novel, “Homebase,” was published when he was 30. His second novel, “American Knees,” was published when he was 45, reducing the time by half. This conversation, led by Wong, will unpack the phrase “creative process” and explore how a work of fiction is made. Thursday, 7 p.m., Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam Street, Moses Lake. Free. (509) 764-3830.
GLAMagain Consignment Clothing Event Today-Saturday. Fashion consignment event features like-new name brand and designer women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes. Live music, cocktails, small bites and more. Consignors earn 60 percent of the sale price on their items and can choose to donate unsold items to local charities. Public sale 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, with 50 percent off closeout on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. Luxe Ballroom, 1017 W. First Ave. (509) 220-6129.
Season of Hope Ladies luncheon and fundraiser. Music, drama, delicious holiday fare and stories of lives changed from the inside out. Benefits Union Gospel Mission. Register at www.ugmspokane.org/ or by phone. Today, 11:30 a.m., Center for Women and Children, 196 W Haycraft Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 665-4673.
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 Top Chef. Presented by the Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington and benefits Inland Northwest Honor Flight. Today, 5:30-9 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 688-4607.
OctoBrewfest Annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet soda. Food is available for purchase from Azar’s and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone or at Yoke’s Fresh Markets. Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $15/advance, $20/door. (509) 482-2022.
Second Annual Bowl-A-Thon Benefits the Spokane Pride blind baseball team to equipment, help with travel expenses to participate in NBBA events and to bring a blind baseball tournament to Spokane in the spring. Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Lilac Lanes, 1112 E. Magnesium St. $15 adults, $8 ages 13 and younger. (509) 263-3281.