Author Michael Hiltzik: Solutions for Hard Times - Join L.A. Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century” and “The New Deal: A Modern History” for a conversation about the Great Depression themes in his books and his thoughts on some solutions born out of the necessities of the 1930s. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Benefit Yard Sale - Sponsored by the Inland Empire Blues Society. There will be live acoustic music. Noon-5 p.m. Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 922-5692.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.
Spokane Novelists Group - Meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month, noon-4 p.m. Please bring seven to eight copies of a chapter/manuscript of no more than 10 pages. Review of fiction only, including novels and short stories. Please no memoirs, poetry, children’s books or any form of nonfiction. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. (509) 590-7316.
Spoke’s on You - Paul Edwards, owner of Argonne Cycle, will break down some of the finer points of bicycle care, including how to fix a flat tire and make a few minor adjustments to keep your cycle in tip-top shape. Bring your bike if you’d like. 7 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
$1 Summer Movies Express - Spokane Valley Regal Theater - Two movies to choose from each Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. This week, “Arthur Christmas” and “Despicable Me 2”; July 8-9, “The Lego Movie” and “Free Birds”; July 15-16, “Adventures of Tintin” and “Rise of the Guardians”; July 22-23, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Madagascar 3”; July 29-30, “The Croods” and “Epic”; Aug. 5-6, “Turbo” and “Walking with Dinosaurs”; Aug. 12-13, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “Rio 2.” All shows are rated PG and both movies show each day. Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. $1. (509) 922-2590.
$1 Summer Movies Express - Spokane Valley Regal Theater - Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave. $1. (509) 922-2590.
Millwood Farmers Market - 3-7 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. (509) 924-2350.
Fallen Heroes Patriotic Run - Presented by Friends of Pavillion Park. 5:45 p.m. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. (509) 499-3180.
“Frozen” - Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Rated PG. Show at dusk. Concessions available through Liberty Lake Kiwanis. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Free. (509) 499-3180.
Isaac Walton Duo - Guitar and vocals; also wood trays by Dan Barker. Part of the Thursday Performers on the Patio series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. No outside liquor, no pets, coolers and containers subjected to search. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. Free. (509) 927-9463.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group - Meets the first Friday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. Contact Colleen Messling at (509) 924-4388 for more information. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley.
Fourth of July Celebration - Greenacres - Third annual Kids Parade at 10 a.m., followed by a welcome by Mayor Dean Grafos. There will also be performances by Broken Whistle and Norm Thomas, along with games, prizes, a petting zoo and more. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Greenacres Park, 1311 N. Long Road. Free. (509) 926-8899.
Fourth of July - Liberty Lake - Music by Bakin Phat and Sammy Eubanks at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks over the lake at 10:10 p.m. (Fireworks are not visible from the park.) Alcohol is prohibited. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic supper. Concessions will be available through Liberty Lake Kiwanis. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Free. (509) 499-3180.