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Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Inland Northwest Paint Horse Club Horse Show - Fall Spectacular Paint-O-Rama Horse Show, with money-added classes, equine-related vendors and Stallion Service auction. Today-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free for spectators. (509) 893-3997

Spokane Public Market Grand Opening - With live entertainment and children’s activities; ribbon cutting Saturday at 10 a.m. Today-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 24 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 624-1154

ValleyFest - Three-day festival kicks off tonight at 7 with the “Hearts of Gold” parade along Sprague Avenue from Pines to University roads and continues Saturday and Sunday with family events including hot air balloons, pancake breakfast, responsible dog ownership day, Classic Car Show, Trail Ride, 5K-10K Run for Hunger, food booths, children’s activities, beer and wine garden, music, dance and entertainment stages. Mirabeau Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free; Taste of the Valley wine tasting Saturday, 6-8 p.m., $30. (509) 922-3299

Green Bluff Apple Festival - Saturdays and Sundays through October. Visit for map.

The Human Race - 5K charity run/walk presented by The International Law Society, Amnesty International and The Gonzaga Journal of International Law to benefit Partners In Health. Saturday, check-in 8:30 a.m., run/walk begins 9:30 a.m., Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St. $25 ($15/no shirt). (509) 768-8910, -and-Events/2011_human_ race.asp

Wild Moose Chase Trail Run - Inaugural trail run through Mt. Spokane State Park presented by Eastern Washington University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy, Class of 2013 students to raise money for transportation costs to a national conference. Saturday, 25K run starts 9 a.m., 10K starts 10 a.m., 5K starts 10:15 a.m. at the Selkirk Lodge next to the cross-country ski parking lot. $20-$40 with shirt ($15-$35 without), depending on distance. (509) 994-0616

Mind, Body and Spirit Family Fair - Information and demonstrations by 37 vendors, 30-minute lectures throughout the day for children and adults. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Unity Church, 29th Avenue and Bernard Street. Free admission and parking. (509) 389-7290

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour - Featuring garden benches and birdhouses, paintings and photography in a wide range of styles, plus outdoor lighting and sculpture. Locations include 15221 and 15205 N. Shady Slope Road, and 13717 N. Minihdoka Trail. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission; Lindaman’s will offer food all day at Studio 1. (509) 981-9916

Mt. Spokane Benefit and Auction - No-host bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auctions, to benefit Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park. Saturday, 5-8:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $55/person, $100/couple (21 and older only), includes a commemorative wine glass. (509) 216-3992

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run (T2T) - 5K run commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, to benefit first responders, police and military families, Washington State veterans and military members from USA Cares and the Spokane Fire Department Foundation. Sunday, 9 a.m., outside the Spokane Club athletic facility on Main Avenue. $25/advance, $30/day of run; register at or (509) 459-4535

Spokane String Quartet - Season-opening concert featuring works by Haydn, Britten and Beethoven. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/students. (800) 325-SEAT

Gonzaga University Symphony – Featuring New York’s Simone Dinnerstein in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $12/adults, $10/students and seniors. (509) 313-6733

Eastern Washington

Almira County Fair - Bingo tonight, Saturday morning parade, vendors, children’s games, food court, quilt show, talent show, poker run. Today-Saturday, Almira. (509) 639-2450

Harrington Fall Festival - Saturday, community parade in the morning, Lions Club beef barbecue, alumni dinner, games in the park. (509) 253-4354

National Alpaca Farm Days - Learn more about alpacas and the luxury fiber they produce. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hangman Creek Ranch Alpacas, 30812 S. Cahill Road, Fairfield. Free. (509) 283-2475

North Idaho

Idaho Draft Horse and Mule Show - Performances today and Saturday, noon and 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint. $9/adults, $8/students and seniors per performance (free for children 6 and under). (208) 596-5857

Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur - Classical guitar and cello. Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/adults, $15/students. (208) 457-8950

Inland Northwest Step Up for Down Syndrome - Third annual fundraiser (formerly known as the Buddy Walk) for Down Syndrome awareness. One-mile walk along the perimeter of Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. Saturday, check-in begins 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 9:30 a.m. $17 ($15 without shirt). (509) 979-2242

“Because There is Hope” Cruise - To benefit Faye’s House. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. on Lake Coeur d’Alene; reception follows at Bakery by the Lake, 3-5 p.m. $45/person, $80/couple. (509) 258-6851

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