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Thu., Sept. 19, 2013


Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - The Friends of the Spokane Public Library host their fall sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B. (509) 444-5307. Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-1436.

Wounded Warriors Family Support Tour - The High Five Tour is an opportunity for people to see the 850 HP Shelby Mustang GT500 “Super Snake” as well as learn about the work that the Wounded Warriors Family Support accomplish. All veterans will be able to sign the car and share a message of hope for free, and anyone who donates will also be able to sign the Shelby. 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., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 270-2272.


Valleyfest 2013 - 25th annual event. Balloons Over Valleyfest “Morning Glow” with hot air balloon launch at 6:40 a.m., 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. Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-3299.

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


Valleyfest 2013 - 25th annual event. CenterPlace: 6:40 a.m., hot air balloon launch, weather permitting; 7-10 a.m., pancake breakfast; 8 a.m., kids Fun Run; 8:30 a.m., Valleyfest 5K and 10K runs; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Valleyfest Car Show; 10 a.m., Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk starts at Discovery Playground; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., planetarium; noon-9:30 p.m., entertainment, music and food vendors; 4 p.m., PG-Rated Comedy Cup Open; 5-8 p.m., Robotics; 8 p.m., hot air balloon Night Glow, weather permitting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Mirabeau Point Park, booths open, family stage entertainment; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fishing at the Falls; 7-10 p.m., Astronomy at Night; 7:30 p.m., outdoor movie - “Surf’s Up.” Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-3299.

“Asylum” - 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/general, $5/students. (509) 995-6718.

LCHS Journal Used Book Sale - Sponsored by the Lewis and Clark High School newspaper staff to raise funds to publish one of the last high school newspapers in the Spokane area. 9 a.m. Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 354-6940.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Argonne - All hard backs and books on tape are $1; paperbacks, DVDs, cassettes are 50 cents. The money goes to support the Argonne Library programs. 10 a.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Spokane Safety Saturday - Free family event. Learn how to keep your children and family safe with tips provided by Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Airway Heights and Spokane fire departments, Kalispell Police and Fire Department, American Red Cross, Eddie Eagle Safety Program, Washington State Patrol, Avista Utilities, Rockwood Clinic and more. 10 a.m. AAG Insurance, 10408 W. State Route 2, Suite 1. Free. (509) 891-1800.

Curious George Curiosity Day - Curious George is fascinated by the world around him and loves having new experiences. Since there are many stories to choose from, those who come to storytime can vote on their favorite story from Curious George’s 5-Minute Stories. Curious treats. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Children’s Renaissance Faire - Presented by The Friends of Manito. Kids can learn about the Renaissance period, make crafts, collect treasures in self-made pouches, have their faces painted and participate in games and art activities. Families can come dressed in Renaissance clothing, if possible, and become knights and ladies of the court. A cultural event for the whole family. The Gossamer Fairy Glade and a large Catapult are being provided by the Spokane Renaissance Faire. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Manito Park, east of Duncan Garden, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Free. (509) 456-8038

Hands-On Learning: Crocodile Creek Circus Tower Puzzle - Kids ages 3-7 will have fun at this group activity as they build a beautiful, four-foot-high Circus Tower puzzle by popular designer Crocodile Creek. They’ll practice counting animals and naming them. Space is limited, registration required. 11:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.


Valleyfest 2013 - 25th annual event. 6:40 a.m., hot air balloon launch at CenterPlace, weather permitting; 8 a.m., boat, bike and run triathlon; 9:45 a.m., songs, praise, worship with Barry Lee White; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., booths open and family stage entertainment; noon, Valleyfest Centennial Trail Bike starts at north Centennial Trailhead; noon-4 p.m., festival stage music and entertainment. Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-3299.

“Asylum” - 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/general, $5/students. (509) 995-6718.


Backyard Chickens: How to, Tips and Tricks - Have you ever wondered about having chickens at home and being able to harvest really fresh eggs? Paul and Susan Puhek from S&P Homestead Farm will share their knowledge of the world of backyard chickens with library customers. 6 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5331.


“Can’t-Wait Willow” - Willow is so excited that Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town. The only problem is she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down, eventually arriving late with no money. Find out what happens. Treats follow. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Spokane Symphony Ensembles - Spokane Valley - Hear and learn about the music and instruments played by the Spokane Symphony ensembles as they bring a special performance to select Spokane County libraries. Each inspiring program offers information on the instruments played, along with an opportunity for audience questions. 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.


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