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Travel Expert Rick Steves Steves has returned from yet another exploration into the world – this time, his focus was Israel and Palestine. With the help of vivid photographs, he’ll share the beauty of this conflict-ravaged area and offer a glimpse at the challenges facing its citizens today. Hosted by KSPS. 2 p.m. Saturday, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $10/KSPS members, $15/nonmembers. (509) 443-7700.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour The world’s best mountain films. Showings today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Buy tickets at Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $17/show, $45/three-day pass. (509) 227-7638.

Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Today through Sunday. 38th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7, good all weekend; free for age 12 and younger; free parking. (509) 924-0588.

American Italian Club 46th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Enjoy spaghetti and meatballs, plus a bake sale of Italian cookies and takeout dinners. Sunday, noon-6 p.m., Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $10/adults; $5/ages 6-12; free/age 5 and younger. (509) 928-9186 or (509) 466-0712.

Spokane County Resource Center Open house with family-friendly interactive exhibits. Learn more about the Spokane River, Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer and the county’s state-of-the-art water reclamation facility. Aqua Duck will appear 10 a.m.-noon. Optional walking tour of the actual water reclamation facility (RSVP required, closed-toe shoes and long pants required). Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Water Resource Center, 1004 N. Freya St. Free. (509) 477-7577.

Harvest Hustle Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast with a 1-mile, 5K or 10K walk/run. Top male and female of the 5K and 10K will receive a special award. First male and female in each age group will receive a medal. All finishers of the 1-mile will receive a ribbon. Saturday, 10 a.m., Lion’s Park, 815 E. Pine St., Othello, Wash. $10/1-mile, $15/5-10K.

Poinsettia Open House Time to get one of SCC’s famous poinsettias in time for the holidays. The poinsettias are grown by second-year SCC greenhouse students. There are 26 varieties this year, including 10 varieties that are being trialed for Ecke Poinsettia Ranch. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene Street, Building 10. $4-$15. (509) 533-8167.

Metaphysical Christmas Boutique Unusual boutique filled with Christmas and spiritual gifts created by your local community. Find sacred prints, angel cards, crystals, jewelry, dream catchers, books, CD’s, candles, yard art, Christmas decor, flowers and more. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Quality Inn Oakwood, 7919 N. Division St. Free admission. (509) 468-9001.

Mennonite Craft and Bake Sale Doughnuts, rolls and coffee from 8-10 a.m.; lunch with choice of chili or potato soup, cornbread, choice of pie or cheesecake and a drink for $7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A chuck wagon meal with dutch-oven-cooked baby back ribs, potatoes, beans, hot coffee and cowboy coffee from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lots of crafts, Wisconsin cheese, baked goods, fresh-pressed cider and more. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Kootenai Valley Mennonite Church, 782 Moon Shadow Road, Bonners Ferry. (208) 267-7452.

Deck the Halls Sale Sale of gently used Christmas decorations of all kinds will benefit the clients of New Hope Resource Center to help with heating costs this winter. Sunday, 9 a.m., St. Joseph Parish – Colbert, 3720 E. Colbert Road, Colbert. (509) 466-4991.

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