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Thu., Sept. 26, 2013

1 “Hit & Run VII,” 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. A staged reading of new short comedic plays by authors from across the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-two actors, 10 plays, seven directors in two performances. Rated PG-13. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online at (509) 953-9928. Admission: $5

2 Benefit Concert for Crosswalk of North  Idaho, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Inland Empire Blues Society presents Voodoo Church of Blues and Lonesome Lyle Morse with live music, raffle and more. Proceeds benefit Crosswalk, a program to help at-risk children. (208) 457-8950. Admission: $10

3 Family Fun Festival, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. Celebrate the HUB’s sixth birthday with drop-in basketball, football, baseball, soccer, pickleball, Zumba, karate and hip-hop classes, jump house, building projects, photo booth, local mascots, Greenacres Fire Department, Liberty Lake Police Department and free showing of “Angels in the Outfield” at 5:30 p.m. (509) 927-0602. Admission: FREE

4 National Public Lands and Fishing/Hunting Day Fair, 1 p.m. Saturday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. An introduction for newcomers to outdoor recreation on public lands. The fair features “virtual reality” fishing and hunting games, rigging and line casting demonstrations, hunter education, and introductions to archery, bird-hunting dogs, and other outdoor skills, along with fish cleaning and preparation  demonstrations. (509) 892-1001. Admission: FREE

5 Incredible Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Fridays 5-11 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Other days open are Oct. 24, and 31, 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 27, noon-10 p.m. 3405 N. Beck Rd, Hauser. More than 12 acres of maze, three separate mazes, more than 4 miles of paths inside the maze and a separate haunted maze, which opens Oct. 4. Pick out pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch, enjoy concessions and other activities. (855) 855-MAZE (6293). Admission: $9 general, $6/children ages 5-12, seniors and military.

6 Matsiko World Orphan Choir, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. The choir, which includes orphaned children from many nations, is completing a nationwide tour to bring hope and awareness to the world’s 600 million at-risk children. The choir performs original songs and dance. (509) 210-9779. Admission: FREE

7 The Traveling Vietnam Wall, Thursday through Oct. 6, Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery, 211 N. Government Way. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute brings the traveling wall, 360 feet long with the names of 58,261 service members who died in the war, including 84 from Spokane. Each day starting at 1 p.m., the names of the fallen Spokane-area Vietnam veterans will be read, with a ringing of a replica of the Liberty Bell. Open 24 hours a day. Free shuttle bus transportation from Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way, on Thursday, noon-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shuttle service from Palisades Christian Academy, 1115 N. Government Way, on Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (509) 326-3800. Admission: FREE

8 “The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative,” 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. American Institute of Architects national lecture by Richard Talbert. He reconsiders the thinking behind the immense Marble Plan of the city of Rome and delves into the so-called Peutinger Map, an elongated, astonishingly rich, Roman world map. (509) 359-2235. Admission: FREE

9 Authors Bruce Holbert and Shawn Vestal, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Holbert is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He co-authored, with his wife, “Signed, Your Student” (Kaplan Press), a collection of remembrances of influential teachers recounted by prominent Americans. His first novel “Lonesome Animals” was released May 2012 by Counterpoint Press. Vestal is a columnist and reporter for The Spokesman-Review where he’s worked for many years as a journalist, editor and columnist. His first collection of short stories, “Godforsaken Idaho,” was published earlier this year. (509) 328-4220. Admission: FREE

!0 Not Made in USA Tour, 7 p.m. Thursday, The Center, 6425 N. Lidgerwood St. Rock bands from around the world: Aussie punks The Novocaines, swaggering Brit rockers Exile Parade and Mexicano garage-bluesmen The Copper Gamins. www.thecenterof Admission: $8 advance, $10 door.

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