2014 SK Ball Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane - The best barn dance in town! Come have fun while raising money to benefit families with kids in medical crisis. Featuring Longhorn BBQ dinner, live music from the Garrett Bartley Band, line dancing lessons, mechanical bull riding, a photo booth, beer, wine and cowboy cocktails. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. 6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley $75 per person. (509) 624-0500.
Seventh Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show – Today through Sunday. Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, weaving, butter churning and more. There will be a petting zoo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Food available for purchase and music. Presented by the museum in collaboration with The Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age 6 and younger, $15/families of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
Folk, Jazz, and Blues: Songs that Helped Americans through the Hard Times - Spokane Valley - Music can lift your spirits, or be a faithful friend, in the midst of dark days. The men and women experiencing the Great Depression were no exception. Brad Keeler and Linda Parman will take you on a musical journey, introducing you to the music of Dust Bowl wanderers like Woody Guthrie, the urbane arrangements and witty lyrics of big city jazz and swing, and the comforting soul of the country blues. 3 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley Free. (509) 893-8400.
Inland Northwest Robotics EXPO - Come and see how Robotics programs – JrFLL, FIRST Lego League, FIRST Robotics Challenge and MINDS-i – inspire students to meet science and technology challenges, develop teamwork, practice gracious professionalism and have fun doing it. Kids, parents and educators can watch the action and find out more about how to join or start a program in your neighborhood or school. 10 a.m. West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free. (509) 448-2291.
Inland NW Bluegrass Music Association Music Showcase - Bluegrass and related acoustic music performed by area bands. 7 p.m. Trent Elementary School, auditorium, 3303 N. Pines Road. $10/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 484-4668.
“Kilroy Was Here” - 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. $10/adults; $8/students, seniors, and military. (509) 995-6718.
New Catholic Singles Mingle Group - Introductory potluck in the park. No membership dues but donations are needed to maintain the website. RSVP to Cathy. 2 p.m. Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley free. (509) 226-1380.
Seventh Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley $5/adults, $3/ages 7-17, free/age 6 and younger, $15/families of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.
Argonne Sunday Market - Held every Sunday. Vendors may gather to share their products with the public. Spaces are 10x10. Set up time is around 9-9:30 a.m. and vendors must stay until 4 p.m. Glass Gods parking lot, 2302 N. Argonne Road, Suite F, Millwood Vendors: $15/Sunday or $50/monthly. (509) 535-7136.
Hot Club of Spokane with Abbey Crawford - Swing jazz music. Part of the Sunday “Concerts on the Cliff” 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 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley $8. (509) 927-9463.
“Kilroy Was Here” - 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $10/adults; $8/students, seniors, and military. (509) 995-6718.
Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser - All-you-can-eat of spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert to benefit Jennifer Hoff to help pay for a new wheelchair. She was stricken with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) eight years ago. There will also be a silent auction, raffles and entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. Aracelia Mexican Restaurant, 7905 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley $12. (509) 924-4304.
Hope in Hard Times: Tell Me a Story - Argonne - Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances which tested their perseverance, resilience and ingenuity. 6:30 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Milwood Free. (509) 893-8260.
Northwest Dinner Among Friends - Monthly gathering for the Young at Heart Seniors. Entertainment by singer/pianist Barbara Stone and all-you-can-eat taco bar and beverages. Tuesday 5-7 p.m. RSVP by phone or email to nwdinneramongfriends @yahoo.com. Puerto Vallarta, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley $20. (509) 238-9187.
Preserve Your Produce - Fairfield - Whether you’re into growing your own food, eating local, or storing up a little taste of summer, you won’t want to miss this conversation with Anna Kestell, a local Food Safety and Preservation Information Specialist. She’ll walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying your bounty, and help you determine which method is the best fit for you. 6:30 p.m. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Digital Bookmobile National Tour - Showcases the free eBook download service from Spokane County Library District in a free event where readers learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations. A gadget gallery is featured to give readers an opportunity to try out a large variety of the most popular devices. 9 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley Free. 509) 688-0300.
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 email@example.com. Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - Held every third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m., through August. Read the books then join fellow book lovers at the library to listen and share your thoughts. Wednesday: “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David G. McCullough. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley Free. (509) 893-8400.
Eric Neuhausser - R&B and soul music; rock art by Patsy Pinch. 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, Spokane Valley Free. (509) 927-9463.
“Little Women: The Broadway Musical” - May 22-24. Presented by The Oaks Classical Christian Academy. An American classic tale of love and forgiveness, the importance of family, and the astonishing determination of young Jo March. Don’t let the title fool you, it is a story for girls and boys, men and women. Sword fighting, singing, dancing, laughter and tears make this an enjoyable performance for all ages. Hours are Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley $10/adults, $7/students, $7/matinee. (509) 536-5955.