Journalist Michele Norris Creator of “The Race Card Project” on National Public Radio, this award-winning journalist will give a community presentation followed by a Q-and-A and book signing. Monday, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 533-4197.
EWMEA Jazz Festival Whitworth Music department hosts this jazz festival for area middle school and high school jazz bands. All day event. Wednesday, Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium, Stage 2, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3280.
“Feather Me Pink” 2013 Third annual event offering pink feather hair extensions, pink silk hair extensions, temporary pink ribbon tattoos, pink ribbon pins and pink rhinestone chokers. This year seven alternate colored extensions representing different types of cancer will be offered. All proceeds will be donated to Spokane charity Because There is Hope to provide housing for cancer patients traveling to Spokane for treatment. Visit www.facebook.com/feathermepink. Through Thursday, Angelina Salon and Spa, 8701 N. Division St., Suite H. (509) 465-2702.
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. 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake.
Harvest Blessings Sale The barn is stuffed with amazing antiques, primitives, vintage, home decor, western accessories and more. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road. (509) 499-5099.
Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Moran Vista Senior Living, 3319 E. 57th Ave. (509) 443-1944.
Fall Compost Fair and Leaf Festival Families are encouraged to see the trees and shrubs, visit informational booths, take classes and participate in the free activities. Spokane County residents who complete the activities may take home a free compost bin (limit one per household). Bins are provided by the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6800.
The Grind: Rail Jam More than 12 tons of manufactured snow to show your skills at the open invitation and region’s largest ski and snowboard rail jam. For ages 16 and older. Saturday, noon, Eastern Washington University, behind the EWU Library, Cheney. $10 to enter; free for spectators. (509) 359-4014.
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 volunteer “bandits” in Wild West period costumes with proceeds benefiting the Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls, Wash. The train runs Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended. Depot, 199 Railroad Ave., Ione, Wash. $15 general, $10 seniors and children ages 2-12. (877) 525-5226.