1 Put the Gardens to Bed 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., and the adjacent Moore-Turner Heritage Garden. Join the friends of Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens for a fundraising evening of wine, cheese, music and history. Helen Byrne will play cello beginning at 5 p.m., wine and cheese will be served at the Corbin Art Center beginning at 6 p.m., and Marsha Rooney, senior history curator at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, will discuss historic landscape photography of two Spokane homes at 7 p.m. (509) 448-9335 Admission: $5 members, $10 nonmembers
2 Children’s Renaissance Faire 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Manito Park, East of Duncan Garden on Tekoa Street. Kids learn about the Renaissance period, make crafts, collect treasures in self-made pouches, and participate in games and art activities. Families who come dressed in Renaissance clothing become knights and ladies of the court. Fun for the kids and a cultural event for the whole family. (509) 456-8038. Admission: FREE
3 Banned Book Week with Chris Crutcher 7 p.m. Monday, Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Avenue, Spokane Valley, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Spokane author Crutcher, winner of multiple awards whose work for young adults is among the most frequently challenged this century, will speak as part of Banned Book Week. (509) 893-8400 (Valley) or (509) 893-8350 (North). Admission: FREE
4 Classical Guitarist Alexander Dunn 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Dunn, who heads the guitar program at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music, will perform a solo recital. (208) 885-6231. Admission: $5 general, $3 students
5 Spokane Symphony Ensembles 7 p.m. Wednesday, Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., 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 program offers information on the instruments played, along with an opportunity for audience questions. (509) 893-8400. Admission: FREE
6 Legomania – Racing Creations 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. Can you build the fastest creation? Give it a try and race against your friends to see whose racing creation crosses the finish line first. For children ages 4-10. (509) 624-5437. Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers
7 Backyard Chickens 6 p.m. Monday, South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Paul and Susan Puhek from S&P Homestead Farm will share their knowledge of the world of backyard chickens with library customers. (509) 444-5331 Admission: FREE
8 HUB Corn Maze Fridays, 5-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours will extend to 10 p.m. in October. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. The 10-acre site offers three trails and hidden deals from area businesses. Special haunted hours for those 5 and older will run Oct. 5-31 from 6-11 p.m., and 6-10 p.m. Oct. 24, 27 and 31. (509) 242-CORN. Admission: $9 ages 13 and older, $6 ages 5-12 and seniors, free for ages 4 and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more.
9 Green Jellÿ 8 p.m. today, the Hop!, 706 N. Monroe St. Grammy- nominated comedy punk rock band is reunited and taking the merriment on the road. (509) 328-4077.
!0 Riverstone Street Fair and Harvest Fest 4-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, Villages of Riverstone, Coeur d’Alene. Live music, food court, and more than 150 vendor booths offering arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, electronics and golf equipment, as well as a farmers market. A children’s section will feature jump houses and a bungee jump. (208) 664-9955.