Classic Cars and Hot Rods - The Gents Auto Club will have more than 200 cars on display. Donations accepted to support Meals on Wheels. There will be snacks, prizes and fun for the whole family. 9 a.m. AutoNation, 8500 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 590-4294.
Contra Dance - Held second Saturday of the month, March-May, from 7-10 p.m. No partner required. Beginners lesson at 6:45 p.m. East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road (on Park Road between Mission & Trent), Spokane Valley. $10/general, $8/students, free/age 17 and younger. (509) 747-2640.
Spokane Junior Livestock Show - Learn about farming and ranching, visit booths with interactive hands-on exhibits and watch youth from the area showcase their steers, goats, pigs and lambs. More than 500 animals raised by FFA and 4-H agriculture youth will be for sale by auction on Saturday and Sunday. The sale of goats and hogs will start at 8 a.m. today. Beef steers and lambs will be sold Sunday starting at 9 a.m. To view an agenda for the show or find out other information about the Spokane Junior Livestock Show, visit www.juniorshow.org. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 535-6737.
Spokane Junior Livestock Show - To view an agenda for the show or find out other information about the Spokane Junior Livestock Show, visit www.juniorshow.org. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 535-6737.
Inland Northwest Fords Unlimited Car Club and Inland Northwest Thunderbirds Car Club - Inviting all Ford enthusiasts to monthly meeting. Optional beverages and dinner can be purchased prior to meeting, held second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. IHOP, Northeast Room, 5403 E. Sprague Ave. (near Costco), Spokane Valley (509) 924-8454.
Spokane in the Great Depression - Millwood - You know that the Great Depression hit the country hard, but what about Spokane? Jim Kershner, of The Spokesman-Review, offers some insight into our Lilac City during the 1930s, painting a picture of bank failures, local WPA and CCC projects, as well as the Grand Coulee Dam projects, unemployed worker, transients forced to wander in the area’s rail yards and the Spokane Art Center, a bright spot in a dark time, that provided work for artists and art lessons for thousands. 6:30 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Lilac City Cribbage Club - Play cribbage every Wednesday evening at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., 6:15-9 p.m. Traditional two-handed play. For more info: (509) 477-9090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley.
Return to the Songs of the Recent Century - Talented singers will take us back in time performing a variety of classic musical numbers enjoyed over the years. Light lunch included. 11 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5322 N. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 893-2587.
Art and Soul - Spring Art Festival, a celebration of artists and the arts, featuring Mario Deleon, an up-and-coming graffiti artist; Gina Freuen, Gonzaga University faculty and ceramic sculptor, who will be demonstrating wheel throwing; and Don Audel, master at building hot rods and at car pin striping. Also, a live auction featuring original artwork by Steve Adams, Harold Balazs, Kay O’Rourke, Gordon Wilson, Mel McCuddin, Larry Montgomery, Deb and Jason Sheldon, Ric Gendron and Ken Spiering. Live music and hands-on art will also be featured. 6-8:30 p.m. 14626 S. Jackson Road, Freeman. $5/individual, $20/family. (509) 291-3721, ext. 206.
Healthy Families Community Resource Fair – More than 20 local organizations and nonprofits will be here to create awareness about their free and low-cost programs that can help local families. 5:30-7:30 p.m. North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 228-5087.
“Women, Men, and Gardening” - Presented by celebrated English author Noel Kingsbury. A gardener since childhood, he has run a nursery, designed gardens and public spaces and done doctoral research at the University of Sheffield’s world-renowned Department of Landscape. He is best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design but is passionate about any kind of innovation in the garden or the wider greenscape. Noel has also written more than 20 books on garden matters, including four with leading designer Piet Oudolf, as well as the only history of plant breeding. He lives and gardens in the Welsh Borders near Hay-on-Wye. Mark your calendar to attend this lecture, an extraordinary opportunity to hear this illustrious internationally known speaker who has known many of the great garden designers of the last few decades. 6:30 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 535-8434.
Eastern Washington Heritage Show - May 16-18. Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the museum fundraiser. Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, weaving, butter churning and more. Civil War reenactments, a petting zoo (Saturday only 10 a.m.-2 p.m.), food available for purchase and music. Presented by The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age six and younger, $15/families of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
“Kilroy Was Here” - May 16-25. A musical salute to the G.I. Joes and Jills of the 1940s. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $7.25-$9.25. (509) 995-6718.
Luke Jaxon Band - (country) 9 p.m. Roadhouse, 20 N. Raymond Road, Spokane Valley. $3/cover. (509) 413-1894.
Wine Tasting at Bottles - Meet the Winemaker from Woodinville Wine Cellars. Enjoy fantastic wines from this Washington winery. 5-8 p.m. Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 443-4027.