20th Annual Valleyfest - The weekend includes hot air balloon launches at sunrise, a 5K Run for Hunger, pancake breakfast Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at CenterPlace, a classic car show, fishing at the falls, children’s activities, three stages for music and entertainment. STA shuttle service available from Spokane Valley Mall, look for the STA Event signs around the perimeter of the mall; and also shuttles from Pinecroft Business Park off Pines Road. Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. Free admission; pancake breakfast: $5/general, $4/age 12 and younger. (509) 922-3299.
Author Nettie Jae Febus - Book signing of “Stars of the Night”; 11 a.m. at Hastings Books and Music, 15312 E. Sprague. (509) 924-0667.
Harvest Festival – Today and Sunday. 48th annual ceramic show and competition presented by The Inland Empire Ceramics Association. Make ‘n’ takes, demonstrations, supplies, exhibits, raku and door prizes. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with awards presentation on Sunday at 3 p.m. United Steelworkers Union Hall, 14015 E. Trent Ave. $2/person, good all weekend. (509) 927-1317.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale – Runs through Sunday. Families can sell or buy gently-used items. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with everything half-price on Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street. $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger; Sunday free admission. (509) 536-2840.
Liberty Lake Farmers Market - Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through Oct. 17. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.
Southeast Spokane County Fair - The 65th annual fair in Rockford includes carnival, livestock competitions, live music and more. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast, fun run, parades and a pie eating contest. On Sunday there will be a horse show, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a fashion show. Admission is free. The fairgrounds are just off the town’s main drag near Rock Creek. Rockford Fairgrounds. (509) 291-3247.
Sower’s Bounty Farmers Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Spokane Gun Show - Buy, sell and trade. Sponsored by Lewis-Clark Trader. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana Street. $7. (208) 746-5555.
Spokane Hamfest - With seminars, prizes, swap tables, auction, vendors, food, sponsored by eight amateur radio clubs. American Radio Relay League Washington State Convention; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $5/general, free/age 18 and younger. (509) 448-5821.
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - “Apollo 11, One Small Step.” The historic walk on the moon by Neil Armstrong was 40 years ago. The exhibit includes the actual sound of the Saturn V rocket launching, a model of the LEM, photos, mission control console with interactive controls and info on the landing. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through October. 12114 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/age 18 and younger. (509) 922-4570.
“Taste of the Valley” - Part of the Valleyfest community event, features wines from Spokane Valley wineries, appetizers from Beacon Hill Catering and live music by Six Foot Swing. Purchase tickets in advance; 5:30-7:30 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $30. (509) 922-3299.
Arbor Crest Wine Concert Series - Hot Club of Spokane playing swing. No one under age 21, no outside alcohol or outside food allowed. Food available for purchase by Catered for You. Concert begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at sunset Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley; $5/concert. Tables for eight guests may be reserved for additional $40 per concert. (509) 927-9463.
Responsible Dog Ownership Day - Part of the Valleyfest community event. Learn about various dog breeds, have your dog take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, receive dog training tips, watch demonstrations and more. There will be dogs available for adoption. Pets must be well behaved, vaccinated and on a leash; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mirabeau Meadows. (509) 979-9996.
Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo. (509) 228-5400.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Monday; 9-11 a.m. Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway. (509) 922-3844.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly-Valley Fourth - The group meets every Monday; 7-8 p.m. Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish. (509) 928-9158.
Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include motions on the aquatics contract and park maintenance; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. (509) 921-1000.
Millwood Farmers Market - Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. . Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, one block south behind the Rocket Market. (509) 924-2350.
Senior badminton - Games every Wednesday. 1-3 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo. $1 per day. (509) 570-2875.
Democratic Women’s Club - The Greater Spokane Democratic Women’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month; 11:30 a.m. Players and Spectators, 12828 E. Sprague. (509) 928-9286.
Development services forum - Developers and builders can attend this session to hear information on the permit process and other aspects of building in Spokane Valley; 7:30-9 a.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. (509) 921-1000.
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