“Asylum” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. This play is about eight people in an asylum. 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.
Charge into Battle Against Hunger - The Spokane Renaissance Faire is raising money and food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The “battle” will begin at 10 a.m. with a food drive, followed by a benefit dinner and sale from Vintage Vines. The event will include the opportunity to win free passes to the Renaissance fair and a diamond necklace from Tracy Jewelers. Anyone making a donation of $10 or more will receive a 2-for-1 pass to the fair. A special Renaissance dinner will be served including “The Big Dog,” roasted chicken legs and a pint for $10. They will also offer 10 percent off for to-go bottles of wine to those bringing in a can of food. Tracy Jewelers, 106 N. Evergreen Road.
Dancing in the Valley - Line, mixers, folk, contra, square dancing sponsored by Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance Club; 8 p.m. Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. $5. (509) 979-2607.
Friends of the Argonne Library Book Sale - All hard backs and books on tape are $1; paperbacks, DVDs, cassettes are 50 cents. The money goes to support library programs; 10 a.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Hike for Hope - Fundraiser to find a cure for ovarian cancer, in memory of Carrie Johnson-Cordova. Registration begins at 7 a.m., hiking at 8:30. followed by live entertainment, raffle and silent auction. Dishman Hills Natural Area, 652 S. Sargent. $30; $15/ages 6-15; $5 more on day of event.
HUB Corn Maze - Through Oct. 27. Hours are Fridays, 5-8 p.m. and until 10 p.m. in October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and until 10 p.m. in October; and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Haunted maze hours are Oct. 5-31 with hours Fridays-Saturdays, 6-11 p.m. and Oct. 24, 27 and 31 from 6-10 p.m. Haunted maze not recommended for children age 4 and younger. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., off Interstate 90 and Barker Road. $9/age 13 and older, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age 4 and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane.
“The Odd Couple” - Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates revised for a female cast. 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 - 25th annual event. Saturday at 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. Saturday at Mirabeau Point Park: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 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. Free. (509) 922-3299.
Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1-2 p.m. Warrior Camp, 5027 E. Trent Ave. $10/class. (754) 444-CAGE.
“Asylum” - 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.
HUB Corn Maze - Noon-5 p.m. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., off I-90 and Barker Road. $9/age 13 and older, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age four and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
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 Street Market - Open air market with vendors from artist to commercial, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. parking lot, 2302 N. Argonne Road. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.
Sustainable Preparedness Expo - Learn about living sustainably and how to be prepared for disaster. Topics include organic gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, natural health and home remedies and more. Visit www.sustainable preparedness.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $9/advance, $12/door. (208) 290-6219.
“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.
Valleyfest 2013 - 25th annual event. Sunday: 6:40 a.m., Hot air balloon launch at CenterPlace, weather permitting; 8 a.m., Boat, bike and run Triathalon; 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. Free. (509) 922-3299.
Banned Book Week with Chris Crutcher - Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week with one of the most frequently challenged authors of the 21st Century. Hear author Chris Crutcher speak about the controversy and censorship of his award-winning writing; 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.
AARP Finances 50+ Workshops - This class is designed for those with concerns about their financial security, feeling overwhelmed by not enough money, or simply hoping to save more toward a comfortable retirement. 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.
East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.
Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a public hearing on the 2014 budget, a proposed property tax ordinance, a motion on allocation of funding to outside agencies and a proposed street vacation; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.
Health Seminar: Dementia - Presentation by neurologist Dr. John Ween. Open to the public. Lunch will be served; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Gentiva, 22820 E. Appleway Ave. Free, RSVP required. (509) 473-5785.
Millwood Farmer’s Market - Come support local growers and artisans, sample food, and listen to live music. 3-7 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.
Savvy Social Security Planning - What baby boomers need to know to maximize their retirement. Free workshop by local certified financial planner Brent Sears; 7 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Spokane Symphony Ensembles - 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. 7 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-2150.
HUB Corn Maze - 5-8 p.m. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., off I-90 and Barker Road. $9/age 13 and older, $6/ages 5-12 and seniors, free/age four and younger. Haunted Maze is $1 more and includes regular mazes. (509) 242-CORN.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale - Featured items include clothing (infant-juniors), Halloween costumes, nursery items, maternity items, baby equipment, books, DVDs, games, children’s furniture, coats, hats and lots of toys. Many unsold items donated to Inland NW Baby. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $4/general, free/age 12 and younger; free admission on Sunday. (509) 536-2840.
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