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Art! on Broadway - Third annual event with fine art, live music by Maxie Ray Mills, wine and beer garden by Vintage Vines, with a portion of the proceeds going to SCRAPS. Food truck by Ben’s Yogurt and Deli, featuring his most popular menu items – gourmet hot dogs and ice cream; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Shear Illusion Salon, 807 N. Argonne Road. Free admission and parking. (509) 999-3583.

Arts/Craft/Yard Benefit Sale for Canyon Morris - This young boy battling cancer has ties to Spokane Valley. All items donated and funds raised are going to an established account in his name. Visit canyonmorris; 8 a.m. 8611 E. Dalton Ave. (509) 998-0314.

Author Joan Kopczynski - Book signing of “Spies, Lies and Psychosis,” a fictionalized account of living with mental illness; 2-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

Cider and Summer Sparklers - Celebrate Washington Cider Week in style! Sample a wide variety of local hard ciders and sparkling wines. Enjoy live music by acoustic jazz guitarist Mike Ross in the nursery; 3-6 p.m. Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 315-4036.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake.

Spokane County Interstate Fair - Through Sunday. Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m. the final day. Visit for a full schedule. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age 6 and younger; ride bracelets are $30. (509) 477-1766.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc., please. 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.

“The Odd Couple” – Through Sept. 22. Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates revised for a female cast. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.


Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation; 1-3:30 p.m. Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.

Family Fun Day - Free events and family activities including food, the Spokane Party Trolley, face painting and adoptable animals from SpokAnimal; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. American Family Insurance parking lot, 106 N. Evergreen Road. Free.

Picnic with the Beavers - Fifth annual Lands Council event. Celebrate nature’s engineer with an afternoon of fun, learning, a beaver hike and a sweet surprise. Presented by Numerica Credit Union and sponsored by SCAFCO Corporation. Bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Light snacks and beverages will be provided or bring your picnic lunch. Reservations required to (509) 209-2851; 1-4 p.m. Liberty Lake County Park, 3704 S. Zephyr Road. Free. (509) 209-2851.

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - Explore the rich historical events that were significant to the development and growth of the beautiful Spokane Valley. 1 p.m. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E Sprague Ave. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 kids 7-17. (509) 922-4570.

Sunday Concerts on the Cliff - Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. All seating is general admission – portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Food available for purchase. Sept. 15: Nobody Famous (Jimmy Buffet-style music); Sept. 22: Singlewide (rock); Sept. 29: Common Ground (Top 40). Reservations taken in advance for table seating. No outside alcohol allowed; all coolers and containers subject to inspection. Pets are not allowed on the premises. Age 21 and older. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. General: $5/concert, $40/10 concerts; additional $50/table for 8 or $60/table for 10. (509) 927-9463.

Sunday Street Market - Open air market with vendors from artist to commercial, held Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. parking lot, 2302 N. Argonne Road. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.

“The Odd Couple” - 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.


DivorceCare Recovery Support Group - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. $25 for workbook. (509) 533-6800 or (509) 892-5255.

Fraud Prevention - Engineers Forum of Spokane hosts Simone Ramel from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department who will speak on fraud and scam prevention. Beverage or lunch purchase required; 12:15 p.m. Timber Creek Grill Buffet, 9211 E. Montgomery Ave. $10/senior lunch and beverage, $2/beverage only. (509) 244-3467.


AARP Finances 50+ Workshops - Learn how to stretch your money, manage your debt, repair and rebuild your credit and increase your savings; 5-7:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (800) 646-2283.

Spokane Valley City Council study session – Tentative agenda items include a motion on a bid award for the decant facility (phase two), an update on manufactured home park zoning, a proposed text amendment on specialized schools in industrial zones and a presentation of the 2014 budget; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Veradale Farmers Market - 2-6 p.m. Spokane Valley Eagles parking lot, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 990-3683.


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

Millwood Farmer’s Market - 3-7 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.


Fashion Show and Lasagna Dinner - Presented by Young at Heart Seniors and Northwest Dinner Among Friends. Reservations required; 5-7 p.m. Spokane Events and Catering, 10512 E. Sprague Ave. $18. (509) 238-9187.

Hope is Golden Luncheon and Talent Show – Fundraiser featuring childhood cancer survivors. Program starts at 11:30 a.m. Emcee is Kris Crocker from KXLY. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Free. (509) 443-4162.

Mobile Food Bank Event - Second Harvest Food Bank and the Spokane Valley Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are partnering to host a free food distribution to anyone in need. No special qualifications needed. Please bring boxes and reusable grocery bags; 11 a.m. Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 924-1436.

Thursday Concerts on the Patio - Immerse yourself in the sounds of talented local musicians, the visuals of regional artists and the award-winning flavors of Arbor Crest wines, 4:30-6:30 p.m. All seating is general admission – portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Food available for purchase. No outside alcohol allowed; all coolers and containers subject to inspection. Pets are not allowed on the premises. Age 21 and older. Sept. 19, Bill Bozley (acoustics/vocals) with metal art by Joan Schilling; Sept. 26, Nicole Lewis (rhythm and blues) with decorative boxes by Shanda Woodward. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Tasting Room patio, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. Free; table seats guaranteed for four people at $20 or eight people for $40. (509) 927-9463.

Wounded Warriors Family Support Tour - The High Five Tour is an opportunity for people to see a special vehicle, the 850 HP Shelby Mustang GT500 “Super Snake,” as well as learn about the work that the Wounded Warriors Family Support accomplishes. The Inland Empire Mustang Club will also be on site to show off their best Mustangs. After the tour, the car will be auctioned off at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson sale; 3-6 p.m. Gus Johnson Ford, 8300 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 270-2272.


“Asylum” - Sept. 20-22. Presented by Theater Arts for Children. This play is about eight people in an asylum. It is a heart-wrenching, dramatic performance, for ages 13 and up. Shows nightly at 7 p.m. Not recommended for children age 12 and younger. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $10/general, $5/students. (509) 995-6718.

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair - Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors University of Phoenix and Wal-Mart. More than 70 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses. Interested job seekers should register for free at Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service); 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free. (206) 463-5725.

“The Odd Couple” - 7 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.

Valleyfest 2013 - Sept. 20-22. 25th annual event. Friday: Balloons Over Valleyfest “Morning Glow” with hot air balloon launch at 6:35 a.m. at CenterPlace (2426 N. Discovery Place), weather permitting. 6 p.m., Sprague Avenue from Pines to University will close for the Street Fair, followed by the Hearts of Gold Parade at 7:30 p.m. Free. (509) 922-3299.