North Wall Schools open house – Today, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 9408 N. Wall; reservations are requested. 466-2695.
Family concert – Dennis Westphall and Lorraine Bayes of Tickle Tune Typhoon will present a concert of music and dance, 7 p.m. Friday at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan. Road. The concert benefits the Eastern Washington Family Child Care Association. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. 924-6204.
Poetry reading – Whitworth professor Nadine Chapman will read poetry from her recently published collection “On Solitude” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main; 777-4792.
All-nighter garage sale – The sale will raise money for the Lewis and Clark High School senior all-nighter, Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. , 805 W. 29th. 838-3936.
SpokAnimal auction – SpokAnimal Care’s 11th annual auction with both silent and oral bidding, Saturday, 5 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights; tickets, $30; 534-8133.
Oktoberfest – Hosted by the German-American Society of Spokane, Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third. Music, dancing, German beer, wine, food; $10; reservations, 325-1113 or 443-1507.
National Weather Service open house – Meet forecasters, watch a weather balloon launch, take a tour and more; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 2610 N. Rambo Road; 224-0110, ext. 222.
Lights On event – Vehicle owners can get a free under-the-hood inspection by automotive experts to check belt, hoses, fluid levels and tire condition, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 3131 N. Division. Burned-out light bulbs will also be replaced for free. 477-4727 ext. 114.
Preparing for Emergencies – Albi Weaver of the Red Cross will speak on emergency preparedness at the Engineers Forum of Spokane, Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive; lunch, $12; 244-3467.
Compass Club luncheon – The women’s club for welcoming newcomers into the area will gather for a luncheon and tour at the Northern Lights Brewery at the corner of Trent and Hamilton, Tuesday, 11 a.m.; $15; reservations, 465-8163.
Diversity discussion – Oct. 5, 1-3 p.m., Pub Multipurpose Room, Eastern Washington University campus; guest speaker, Nan Aki Linder, will discuss discrimination, stereotypes and bias; 359-2898.
Japanese cooking – Classes held 6-8 p.m. every Thursday in October cover cooking and culture, Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road; registration deadline is Saturday; $10 per class; 328-2971.
Oil depletion documentary – The documentary “End of Suburbia, Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream” is part of SFCC’s Sustainability Symposium, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., SUB Lounges A and B, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 434-5149.
Hope House luncheon – The celebration fashion show and luncheon will raise money for Hope House, Oct. 7, noon-2 p.m., Doubletree Hotel City Center; wine tasting, 11 a.m.-noon; $35; 624-2378.
Hispanic Heritage celebration – The Hispanic/Latino Resource Center will host a traditional Hispanic dinner and entertainment in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone; reservation deadline is Tuesday; $10, $7 for seniors; 455-6706 or 448-4840.
Quilt show – The 27th annual “Magic of Quilting” show at the Spokane Convention Center hosted by the Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Quilters, Oct. 7, noon-8 p.m.; Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-7 pm.; Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $5; free for children 11 and under; 443-2319.
The Latest on SIRTI – A presentation by Peter Mowery, SIRTI director of commercialization at the Engineers Forum of Spokane, Oct. 10,noon, Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive; lunch, $12; 244-3467.
Farmers’ Market – Spokane Falls Community College hosts an outdoor farmers’ market and fair, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., south lawn in front of library at the SFCC campus, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 533-3586.
Uzbekistan Fulbright Scholar speaks – Nodira Azimova, professor of sociology and anthropology at Tashkent University will speak on Uzbek women’s role in their society, Oct. 11, noon-1 p.m., Monroe Hall, Room 207, Eastern Washington University campus; 359-2898.
Author lecture – James Howard Kunstler, author of “Long Emergency; Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century,” will speak as part of SFCC’s Sustainability Symposium, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m., SFCC Music/Performing Arts Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 434-5149.
Transitions breakfast – A breakfast to benefit the Transitions programs for women and children with guest speaker Senator Lisa Brown, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive; meal is free, but donations will be accepted; 455-4249.
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