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Today

Child safety-seat check - Technicians will be on hand to inspect child safety seats and check for correct installation; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dishman Dodge, 7700 E. Sprague. 324-3613.

Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Last day next Saturday. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. 343-6000.

Southeast Spokane County Fair – Continues through Sunday. “Days of Swine and Posies.” Today starts with the Lions Club/Firefighters breakfast from 7-10 a.m.; fun run at 8; children’s parade at 10:15; grand parade at 10:30; with activities throughout the day; Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Rockford. 291-4510.

Spokane Hamfest and ARRL Washington State Convention - With seminars, auction items, prizes, swap tables, vendors and food, sponsored by six Amateur Radio clubs; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd. $5/general, age 18 and under/free. 448-5821.

Summer Book Club Meeting - Express Yourself Nonverbally; Otto, the Spokane Indians mascot, will demonstrate nonverbal communication. For youth up to age 18; 3 p.m., Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. 924-0667.

Valleyfest - 9 a.m., fun run begins at the Sullivan Road Trail Head; 9-11, pancake breakfast in Mirabeau Meadows Park; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., children’s activity booths, live entertainment, a car show, fishing and more in the park; 7:30 p.m., free showing of “Shrek 2” in the park. Other activities will be held at the nearby Valley YMCA and CenterPlace. Mirabeau Park. Free shuttle service available from the Valley Mall and the business park at Mirabeau and Pines. Pancake breakfast, $4.50/adults, $3.50/children. 922-3299.

Sunday

Christina Kelly - Vocalist/guitarist. Free outdoor concert from 5:30 p.m. to sunset. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music. No outside alcohol allowed; must be 21 to attend. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. Free. 927-9463.

Group Health Kids Bike Race Series - In conjunction with TrailFest 2005. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative. For children 11 and younger. Biking competitions on kid-friendly courses, safety tips, free bike safety checks, stretching exercises, family games competitions and a “Blood and Guts” exhibit. All youth participants must have parent/guardian release forms signed on site. Approved bicycle helmets are required. Start times begin at noon and vary by age. Pre-registration suggested. Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Euclid Ave. (800) 992-2279.

Southeast Spokane County Fair - Sept. 22-24. “Days of Swine and Posies.” Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Rockford. 291-4510.

Square Dance Party - An introduction to square dancing. No experience needed; 4-6 p.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Free. 235-1660.

TrailFest Celebration - Sponsored by The Friends of the Centennial Trail. Includes 5K run, inline poker skate, cyclist scavenger hunt, interactive booths, lunch, prize drawings and more; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mirabeau Meadows, Spokane Valley. $20, family discounts available; additional $5 late fee after Sept. 10. 624-7188.

Widow’s Might Program - Widows of all ages are invited to the luncheon and program. Reservations are requested; 1-3 p.m., Spokane Valley Nazarene Church, 15515 E. 20th. 924-4094.

Monday

Central Valley School District - The board of directors meet; 6:30 p.m., Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo. 228-5400.

Love to Quilt - Learn the fine art of quilting; 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Overeaters Anonymous - The group meets every Monday in room 105; 5-6 p.m., Spokane Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway. 924-0624.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - TOPS members meet Mondays; 9-11 a.m., Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway. 922-3874.

Toddler storytime - For ages 18 months to 3 years; 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Tuesday

East Valley School District - The board of directors meet; 5:30 p.m., District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace. 924-1830.

Family story evening - For all ages; 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Preschool storytime - For ages 3-5; 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include public hearings on the 2006 budget and the extension of UR-1 zoning, a proposed property tax ordinance, a proposed initiative and referendum ordinance and a motion on CenterPlace sponsorship; 6 p.m., Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. 921-1000.

Wednesday

55 Plus luncheon - The 55 Plus luncheon and program for seniors. The featured speaker is Julia McHugh of the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board; noon, Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. 924-7262.

Baby lapsit - For infants up to age 18 months; 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Fact and Fantasy in Nutrition and Exercise - Free seminar dedicated to educating the public about nutrition, exercise, stress management and injury prevention by Jack Medina. Reservations required; 7 p.m., Central Valley High School, performing arts auditorium, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Free. 218-6519.

Preschool storytime - For ages 3-5; 11 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Storytime - For ages 2-5; 10:30 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne. 926-4334.

West Valley School District - The board of directors meet; 7 p.m., District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace. 924-2150.

Thursday

Joint Spokane Valley meeting - Council members will meet with Spokane County Commissioners. Tentative agenda items include the road maintenance contract, transportation infrastructure and Appleway right-of-way transfer; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. 921-1000.

Storytime - For ages 2-5; 10:30 a.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley. 921-1500.

Toddler storytime - For ages 18 months to 3 years; 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Friday

Custer’s Fall Antique Show - Friday, 4-9 p.m., next Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway Avenue at Havana Street. $6/adults, good all weekend, 12 and younger/free. 924-0588.

Overeaters Anonymous - The group meets Fridays in room 105; 10-11 a.m., Spokane Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway. 924-0624.

Step by Step - A walking group for women meets Fridays; 9-11 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway. 926-0498.

Next Saturday

Book sale - Friends of the Spokane Valley Library will sell books, CDs and DVDs; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. 926-6283.

Custer’s Fall Antique Show – next Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway Avenue at Havana Street. $6/adults, good all weekend, 12 and younger/free. 924-0588.

Edgecliff Walk for Success - The 2005 Walk for Success sponsored by Edgecliff SCOPE. After the community parade there will also be games, prizes, food and more; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Edgecliff Park, Sixth and Park. 477-6345.

Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Today is the last day. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. 343-6000.

Octoberfest – All-you-can-eat breakfast plus bake sale, silent auction and mini-mart sale; 8-11 a.m., Holman Gardens Retirement Community, 12912 E. 12th Ave. Breakfast is $4/adults, $2/ages 12 and younger. 927-230.

Spokane Valley Studio Arts Tour - Four Valley artists will be opening their studios, each exhibiting work from more than 20 Spokane Valley artists. Sponsored by Goodworks Gallery and Spokane Art Supply. Maps of the tour can be found at Goodworks Gallery, Spokane Art Supply or Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce; 11 a.m., Goodworks Gallery, 1019 W. First Ave.; 926-1691.

Yard waste disposal - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring yard material for free chipping and disposal. Anyone who turns in a burn barrel will receive a free compost bin. There will also be seminars on composting and other information available. Fire District 8 Station 2, 12100 E. Palouse Highway; 477-4727 ext. 115.

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