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Today

“Protest Songs That Changed History” - Local children’s author Claire Rudolf Murphy will give a presentation on her new book “My Country Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights.” Her slide talk will feature protest movements and events from American history set against the background of this iconic song with verses recorded by the EWU choir. Prizes include a copy of the book. Presented by EWU Women’s Studies. Noon-12:50 p.m. Eastern Washington University, JFK Library Atrium, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898.

Kids Explore & Discover Club at Otis Orchards Library - Attack the Fort! For children in kindergarten through fifth grade. It’s a battle of the best construction – build a fort and lay siege to your adversary with projectiles. Each month, we explore a different aspect of science, technology, engineering, and math. Join us as we build, create, experiment, design, and hypothesize and test all while having as much fun as we can pack into an hour. 4 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Gonzaga Volleyball vs. University of the Pacific - Gonzaga Volleyball team hosts the Pacific Tigers. Dig Pink Night: Wear pink and receive $3 tickets. Dollar Dog Night: $1 hot dogs at the concession stand (while supplies last). Promotions subject to change without notice. 6 p.m. $5 adults, $4 for youth (12 & under) & seniors (65+), $3 groups (20+). (509) 313-6000.

Ongoing

“Felts Field - 1927 National Air Races” - Spokane Valley’s Felts Field once hosted the most popular flying event in the nation – the National Air Races. Celebrity and military pilots performed death-defying stunts and displayed the latest in flight technology of the time, through Dec. 30. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call to schedule group tours. 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/age 7-17, free/age 6 and younger. (509) 922-4570.

“Is People Food OK for Dogs” by Ryan Desmond - “Is People Food OK for Dogs,” multimedia exploration into food and satire by Ryan Desmond; also a special member group show with new works by the artist cooperative gallery, during October. Also, artist events on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m.: Saturday, Mobiles Construction workshop with Roger Ralston for ages 12 and older; Oct. 25, Paper Mask workshop with Lance Sinnema and Hannah Koeske for ages 6-12. 25 W. Main Ave. (509) 363-5325.

A T-rex Named Sue - Through Jan. 4. See a fully assembled skeleton cast of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. The exhibition, assembled at Mobius Science Center, will also feature visitor-controlled mechanical models, videos, and free-standing interactive exhibits. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. Free for members; $10 for adults; $7 for kids; free for kids age 3 and under. (509) 321-7133.

“Bye Bye Birdie” - Through Oct. 26. A fast-paced and hilarious musical. Performances are Fridays and Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $7.25-$9.25. (509) 995-6718.

Friday

Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Sixth annual event. Discover what is lurking in the locker rooms and what is waiting to petrify you on the pool deck. Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. Hours are 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.

Friends of the Medical Lake Library Book Sale - Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. (509) 893-8330.

Creepy Hollow NW - A creepy haunted village in the woods. Village guides will provide safe escort through Creepy Hollow for those that choose to be frightened beyond belief. While you wait for your tour guides enjoy hot coffee, cocoa, food, tarot, and crafts. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31, 7 p.m.-midnight. Trick-or-treating included on Halloween. Northwest Renaissance Festival, 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $5. (509) 362-2964.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - The Spokane Chiefs play in the Western Hockey League, providing quality, affordable family entertainment for its fans. See the Chiefs play at home today at the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena. Check website for promotional events and tickets. 7:05 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22 (discounts for kids/students/seniors/military). (509) 535-7825.

Saturday

Spokane Valley Mission Haunted Pool - Geared for ages 12 and older, but open to all with a parent/guardian. All canned food donations go to Spokane Valley Partners. Hours are 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/person or $2 with a can of food. (509) 688-0300.

Zombie Run - Try to outrun a horde of zombies and make it to check points where you will be equipped and resupplied. Bring a Nerf gun. Buy extra “lives” if the zombies catch you. Fifty percent of profits will be donated to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. There are three rounds for different groups. Outbreak at 2 p.m.: Ages 10 and younger (no “lives” will be lost, all runners will finish and parents are encouraged to run with their kids). Infection at 3:30 p.m.: All ages and athletic abilities. Apocalypse at 5 p.m.: Intense players only. Bring your own Nerf blaster to shoot zombies or rent one. You can always buy more if the zombies get you. Concessions will be available throughout the entire event. Sponsored by Apocalypse Corps. Comstock Park, 600 W. 29th Ave. $5/includes two lives, $1/blaster, $1/ammo clip. (509) 850-5587.

Friends of the Medical Lake Library Book Sale - Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities and services. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. (509) 893-8330.

Creepy Hollow NW - 7 p.m.-midnight. Northwest Renaissance Festival, 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $5. (509) 362-2964.

“The Little Mermaid” - The tale of a young mermaid who longs to be human. 1 and 4 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $8-$12. (509) 328-4886.

Say It With Flannel - Millwood - Flannel stories engage you and your child with the five practices of early literacy. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn and create several stories, and a flannel board, to take home (bring a pair of sharp scissors if you have them). For parents, teachers and caregivers. 10 a.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.

Apple Festival Craft and Bake Sale - Featuring apple dumplings, food vendors, crafts, baked goodies and entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road. Free. (509) 238-9100.

Teeth Week - The Week Your Body Has Been Waiting For - Learn how to unleash the power of oral health. The Mighty Mouth campaign and Empire Health Foundation are partnering on Teeth Week to raise awareness that: You’re not fit if your mouth is not fit. Today is the Teeth Week kickoff event. There will be fun activities and giveaways for kids, mascots, prize drawings for children and adults and information about how to stay healthy by taking care of your oral health. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 844-4690.

Celebrate the Arts at the MAC: Super Saturday - October is Create Spokane, a month-long celebration of local arts and culture across creative industries and arts disciplines. Liz Bishop will give a ceramics demonstration. Louis Zody offers an interactive hand drum lesson. Visit the museum’s historic Campbell House in open house format to enjoy family-friendly activities including a scavenger hunt, creating a simple-to-make take home craft and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $10/adults, $7.50/seniors, $5/students w/ID, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 363-5355.

Celebrate National Ivy & Bean Day - Reserve a spot for a very special celebration. If you’re an Ivy & Bean fan, you won’t want to miss this. There will be crafts, trivia, games, prizes and more. Head down for some stories that will bring out the artist in you. For ages 7 and older. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Gonzaga Volleyball vs. St. Mary’s - Gonzaga Volleyball team hosts the St. Mary Gaels. Kids Day: First 150 kids 12 and younger will receive $1 admission. Promotions subject to change without notice. Noon. Charlotte Y. Martin Centre, 710 E Lower Kennedy Drive. $5 adults, $4 for youth (12 & under) & seniors (65+), $3 groups (20+). (509) 313-4073.

Big Bing Theory at Spokane Valley Library - Gonzaga’s student run, coed a cappella group. 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Sing-Along-Saturday: Little Shop of Horrors - Sing along with this hilarious ensemble cast – you don’t want to miss Steve Martin as a particularly terrifying dentist – in the rock ’n’ roll comedy “Little Shop of Horrors.” 2 p.m. Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Super Simple Beaded Earrings - Beaded earrings are always in style and can be very simple to make. Please note that we will use needles to make the beading easier. For ages 12 and older. 2 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Author Esther J. Hildahl - Signing of her children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude.” The book tells the story of a lovable talking spider with bad grammar and an attitude who’s come to live in Vicki Wyatt’s bedroom and refuses to leave, telling her that it’s “his” home, too. However, when he agrees to go to school with Vicki as her science project, his behavior brings about chaos in the classroom and he is forced to flee for his life. 2 p.m. Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.

“Sherlock Holmes” - Theatre Arts for Children. Directed by Christopher Lamb. 4 and 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $10/adult, $8/students, seniors, military.

Big Bing Theory at Moran Prairie Library - 4 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - 7:05 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22 (discounts for kids/students/seniors/military). (509) 535-7825.

Sunday

“The Little Mermaid” - 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $8-$12. (509) 328-4886.

Apple Festival Craft and Bake Sale - Noon-5 p.m. Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road. Free. (509) 238-9100.

Say It With Flannel - Cheney - 1 p.m. Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

“Sherlock Holmes” - 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $10/adult, $8/students, seniors, military.

Monday

Art Club - North Spokane - Held third Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m. All ages are welcome; children age 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Bring the creativity; we’ll have the supplies to make your artistic masterpiece. We sometimes get messy, so feel free to bring a smock. 4 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Tuesday

Art! Creativity! Stories! A Family Storytime - Art and creativity are all around us. We’ll read books, get moving with interactive stories and sing rhymes about art and creativity at this family storytime that is sure to bring out the artist in kids and adults. 6:30 p.m. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Wednesday

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - The Friends of the Spokane Public Library begin their fall sale with a members’ only presale on Wednesday, 4:30-8 p.m. If you’re not a member, you can join on the spot for a minimum $10 donation at the membership table, open from 4-5 p.m. Continues Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with fill a bag for $3. Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave., Rooms 1A and 1B (509) 444-5307.

Toddler & Me - Pumpkin Painting - Everyone will get their own pumpkin to decorate with paint, glitter, feathers and more. Your pumpkin will look smashing on your front porch. Parents stay and play with their little ones in this toddler class. For ages 2-4. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Build Your Own Ninja! - Who wants their own personal ninja? Here’s your chance to create one just for you. We’ll have the supplies, you bring your imagination and create. 4 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

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