Spokane County Interstate Fair Continues through Sunday. This year’s theme is “Ridin’, Rockin’ and Livestockin.’” Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.spokanecounty.org/fair/sif for a full schedule. Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana. $10 adults, $7 seniors and children ages 7-13; free age 6 and younger. (509) 477-1766.
Demolition Derby At Spokane County Interstate Fair. 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.
10th Annual Town and Country Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday. Self-guided tour of 49 artists in eight Spokane studios – four on the North Side and four on the South Hill, with each studio hosting 5-8 artists. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.studioarttour.com for map and artist and studio information. Free. (509) 466-1203.
“After the Deluge” The lecture by author and naturalist Jack Nisbet and retired Idaho State Geologist Roy Breckenridge will explore the saga of the Ice Age floods and the landscape they left behind, including their recent investigations of flood-related puzzles. Ice Age Floods Institute hosts Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver before and after the lecture for a book signing. More information at www.iafi.org under Events. Today, 7-9 p.m., Sandpoint Senior High School, 410 S. Division Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-1284.
Dirty Martinis for Clean Water Fundraiser for Spokane Riverkeeper. A cocktail party and silent auction featuring live music, a limited and exclusive art gallery and Dry Fly Distilling martini concoctions. Today, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. (509) 464-7602.
Veteran Memorial/Honoring Ceremony Fourth annual event presented by The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the American Indian Veterans Advisory Council for all veterans and their family members. All veterans are welcome, with a special invitation extended to World War II veterans, who will be our distinguished guests. The ceremony will be held directly behind the main hospital building, with a grand entry and presentation of flags. Saturday, 10 a.m., Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4815 N. Assembly St. (509) 434-7504.
Ales for the Trail Microbrew Festival Proceeds benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Includes live music by Strange Brew and Second Opinion, food and prize raffles. Participating breweries include Slate Creek Brewery, Laughing Dog, No Li Brewhouse, Selkirk Abbey, Trickster’s Brewing Co. and Kootenai River Brewing Co. Tickets available in advance and include a commemorative stainless steel pint mug and five 6-ounce pours of microbrew. Saturday, 1-7 p.m., Beachouse Bar and Grill, and Silver Beach Marina, Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $24/advance, $30/door. (208) 640-1245.
Artists Showcase Preview Preview of 80 works featured in the Spokane Valley Arts Council Seventh Annual Artists Showcase Benefit Auction; the auction takes place Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at CenterPlace. Continuing through Sept. 27, Pacific Flyway Gallery, 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.
“Hope is Golden” Luncheon and Talent Show Featuring childhood cancer survivors. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m. Emcee is Kris Crocker from KXLY. Thursday, Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Free, but donations are appreciated. (509) 443-4162.
Partners in Hope Fundraiser Evening of food, entertainment, sharing, silent auction and refreshments to support vital counseling services and allow for our clients to receive fee assistance. Variety of local performers throughout the night. A silent auction will be part of the evening along with a buffet provided by Fery’s Catering. Register by phone or visit www.sjfconline.org/partners_in_hope_2013.html. Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place gardens, 1016 N. Superior St. $60/person. (509) 483-6495.
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