A Light for Life Black Student Union is leading a violence awareness event in remembrance of loved ones who have lost their lives to violence. The program includes a vocalist, speakers and poetry by Spokane Word. Friday, 5-6 p.m., Eastern Washington University, JFK Library Staircase, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898.
Third Annual Sinto Chili Cook-off Sinto Senior Activity Center welcomes the public and members with homemade chili, lively accordion music by Norm Seeberger and Jack Humphrey, and a large serving of community spirit. Bring your own prized chili entry and win $10 in Sinto Bucks for events, trips, tours or activities at SSAC in 2014. Friday, 5-7 p.m., Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. $12. (509) 327-2861.
Health Beauty Spa Show Saturday and Sunday. Pamper yourself with a buffet of sample spa sessions including massage, skin care, airbrush tanning, brow waxing, mini-facials, anti-aging treatments, laser, manicures, mini-makeovers and more. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/general; sample spa treatment tickets at the door for $5 each. (509) 218-6519.
Emergency Preparedness Spokane Fire Department can help families assess their emergency preparedness needs. In turn, you can help your family and neighborhood become better prepared to manage the most common disaster scenarios for Spokane. Review some key elements to personal and family preparedness that you may need to consider when assuring safety and self-sufficiency in an emergency situation. Saturday, 2 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.
Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March Annual event celebrating civil rights. March begins at 10 a.m. at the INB Performing Arts Center and ends at River Park Square where a resource fair takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 455-8722.
Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast 21st annual event sponsored by the Latah County Human Rights Task Force. The event includes a full breakfast, entertainment, presentation of awards to winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Essay Contest and a speech by Idaho native Thomas “Les” Purce, president of The Evergreen State College in Olympia. Tickets can be purchased at Paradise Ridge Tapes 117 E. Third St., Moscow, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. An online form is available at www.humanrightslatah.org. Saturday, 9 a.m., Moscow Middle School, multipurpose room, 1410 E. D St., Moscow, Idaho. $8/general, $4/students. (208) 882-3648.
Commemorative Celebration Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., with speaker Carolyn Gordon, associate professor of communication, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif. Sunday, 4-6 p.m., Holy Temple Church, 806 W. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 624-0522.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Hear from the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins as he delivers the famous “I Have a Dream” speech first heard in 1963 in Washington, D.C. Will include music and refreshments. Free. Monday, Noon-12:45 p.m., Providence Holy Family Education Center, lower level, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.; and 3:45 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Mother Joseph Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave.
“Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People Campaign Going Global” Anastasia Poliakova, SFCC Intensive English Language instructor and representative of The Gorbachev Foundation, is the guest speaker for the SFCC International speakers series. Wednesday, Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building lounges A and B, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 533-3581.
COTA for Kyle A benefit performance of “Crazy for You” for Kyle Sipe, a local teen born with end-stage congenital heart disease. All proceeds benefit transplant-related expenses (estimated at $250,000) for Kyle and his family. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://cota.donorpages.com/MiracleMakers/TeamKyleS. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $40. (509) 325-2507.
Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale Thursday through Jan. 26. The largest RV event in this area returns for its 26th year. Local dealers will bring more than $13 million worth of trailers, campers, fifth wheels and motor homes, plus related travel and camping vendors in 170,000 square feet of space. Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/adults (cash only), free/age 12 and younger. Admission good all weekend. (509) 466-4256.
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