“Death by Chocolate” 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 Saturday and Sundays. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12 adults; $8 children and seniors, free ages 5 and younger. (509) 342-2055.
“Sherlock Holmes” Theatre Arts for Children production directed by Christopher Lamb. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., TAC Theater, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3, Spokane Valley. $10 general; $8 age 12 and younger, seniors and military. (509) 995-6718.
Fall Harvest Festival of Fun Kid activities, music, food and auction. Visit www.valleychristian school.org. today, 6-9 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. Ninth Ave., Spokane Valley. $25/adult, $15/ages 5-18, $100/family pass.
Scenic Excursion Train Rides Train leaves from Ione Station on Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations recommended. Presented by North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club. The train usually encounters volunteers in “Wild West” period costumes where the train robberies benefit the Cutter Theatre. The train runs Oct. 19-20 and 26-27. Reservations recommended. Depot, 199 Railroad Ave., Ione. $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and children ages 2-12. (877) 525-5226.
Apple Festival Craft & Bake Sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. No admission to craft and bake sale, offering $3 apple dumplings. Worship is at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Greenbluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road. (509) 238-9100.
“Save the One” Suicide Prevention Memorial Walk Meet at O’Shay’s parking lot and then walk 3.8 miles along the Centennial Trail. Proceeds benefit local programs to prevent suicide and assist those affected in North Idaho. Late registration and check-in at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m., O’Shay’s Irish Pub, 313 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 290-6161.
Free Youth Heart Screenings Screenings for ages 14-24, minors need a parent’s signature. Register and obtain pre-screening forms online. Includes blood pressure check, CPR and AED education, measurements and ECG. Sponsored by Straight from the Heart-The Jordan Johnson Foundation in conjunction with Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month. Bring complete health history and consent forms from website and allow 45 minutes for the process. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Center, 200 W Mullan Ave., Post Falls. Free. (208) 661-5416.
Science Saturday Learn the science lurking beneath the surface of everyday life in this exciting, illuminating program for curious kids in grades K-5 presented by Mobius Science Center. Saturday, 11 a.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280; and 11 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320.
Artsy Storytime and Craft Listen to stories that will bring out the artist in you. Then, make a project from Martha Stewart’s new book, “Favorite Crafts for Kids.” Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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. Free. Saturday, 3 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 444-5331; Thursday, 4 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5331.
Octoberfest German dinner with a festive flair and a focus on how to use personal talents as a ministry. Call or sign up in the church Social Hall. Sunday, 4 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 926-5407.
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. Free. Monday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; Tuesday, 4 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.
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