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Today

Vertical Introduction Class - Learn the fundamentals to climb indoors, including fitting the harness, knot tying, and proper belay technique. This class (or previous experience and passing our belay test) is a prerequisite for top roping at Wild Walls. Includes equipment. Two-hour session, plus a one-week trial membership. Ages 12 and up. 6-8 p.m. Wild Walls, 202 W. Second Ave. $35. (509) 455-9596.

Ongoing

A T-Rex Named Sue - Through Jan. 4. See a fully assembled skeleton cast of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered at Mobius Science Center. 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.

“Felts Field - 1927 National Air Races” - Spokane Valley once hosted the most popular flying event in the nation. Exhibit through Dec. 30. Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call to schedule group tours. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 12114 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/age 7-17, free/age six and younger. (509) 922-4570.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Open through March 1. Hours are Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., extended hours Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Holiday hours: Dec. 20-Jan.1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-11:30 p.m.; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; President’s Day, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve evening session and Christmas Day. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $45 Ice Palace Pass (all ages). Discounts: $2 Tuesday (admission only); $1 Wild Wednesday (college ID required, admission only); $5 Lunch Bunch (Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., includes skate rental); $5 After School special (Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-5 p.m., ages 17 and younger only, includes skate rental). 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $5/general, $3.50/ages 3-12, seniors and military with ID; $3.50/skate rental, $45/season pass (all ages). (506) 625-6601.

“The Haunting of Hill House” - Through Nov. 8. Presented by Central Valley High School Theatre Department. Performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly. 7:30 p.m. Central Valley High School, Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 228-5100.

Friday

Creepy Hallow NW - A creepy haunted village in the woods. Guides will provide safe escort through Creepy Hallow for those that choose to be frightened beyond belief. While you wait for your tour guides enjoy hot coffee, cocoa, food, tarot, and crafts. 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.

Gonzaga Men’s Soccer vs. San Diego - Gonzaga Men’s Soccer team hosts San Diego Toreros. Costume Contest: the fan with the best costume will win a Gonzaga Prize Pack. Note: Promotions subject to change without notice. 2 p.m. Lugar Field, 801 N. Cincinnati St. $5 adults, $4 for youth (12 and younger) and seniors (65 and older), $3 groups (20 or more). (509) 313-6000.

Spook-tacular Preschool Event - You and your little one are invited to join for some silly Halloween fun! Children are invited to explore the not-so-scary “Ghoul-Pool.” There will be a scavenger hunt, face painting, and games. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all are welcome to enjoy the fun. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Mission Park Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $1 or free with a can of food for Spokane Valley Partners. (509) 720-5411.

Harvest Health Fest - The South Perry Learning Center-Neighborhood Networks, the NAACP and African-Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry are collaborating with Molina Health Care, Avista, Spokane Regional Health, Carrington College, Pride Prep School, United Health Care and other community agencies and congregations to host a Harvest Health Fest, followed by trunk-or-treating and other cultural presentations. The event includes free food, free health screenings, vendor booths, prizes, music and children’s activities. Candy donations and volunteers for trunk-or-treat are welcome. 3-6 p.m. Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. Free. (509) 535-6913.

Odyssey Dinner Halloween Party - Holiday family fun. 4:45 p.m. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Broomstick Bash Halloween Party - Join us for spooky games, not-so-scary crafts, costume contest and more at Mobius Children’s Museum and on the first level of River Park Square. And then trick-or-treat in River Park Square from 6-8 p.m. For children 10 and under. 5:30-7 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $1/person. (509) 624-5437.

Ghouls and Games Halloween Party and Haunted House - Dance party, games and prizes with music by Echo Elysium and a special performance for the kids by Young Dom. An all-access bracelet includes a complimentary photo, entry in the costume contest, airbrush face painting and the Parent and Kid Dance off event. 6-9 p.m. Members Lounge, 11420 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission; $15/bracelets for family of five, $3/additional child. (509) 850-0737.

Saturday

Lego Build Day at the Library - Drop in for an hour or all day. Enjoy some snacks and build to your heart’s content. Your awesome creations will be on display at that library for the month. Then they will be dismantled and the Legos shipped off to the next library for their Lego Build Day. All ages welcome, but children and 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free.

Ice Skating Lessons for All - Session 1: Saturdays, today-Dec. 6, 10-10:45 a.m. Session 2: Saturdays, Jan.10-Feb. 14, 10-10:45 a.m. Six weeks of lessons, skate rental and 5 free admissions for ages 4 and older. This program offers all levels of instruction including: skating forward and backward, stopping, crossovers and jumps appropriate for each skill level. Register online or by phone. 10-10:45 a.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $65/person. (509) 625-6200.

What’s Cooking? A Family Storytime - This family storytime will celebrate all the food traditions and cooking we do in the fall. We’ll read books, get moving with interactive stories and sing rhymes. 11 a.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Vertical Introduction Class - Learn the fundamentals to climb indoors, including fitting the harness, knot tying, and proper belay technique. This class (or previous experience and passing our belay test) is a prerequisite for top roping at Wild Walls. Includes equipment. Two-hour session, plus a one-week trial membership. Ages 12 and up. 4-6 p.m. Wild Walls, 202 W. Second Ave. $35. (509) 455-9596.

Community Harvest Dinner - Offering turkey, ham, Swedish meatball, veggies, rolls, dessert and beverage for community members. An outreach of Veradale United Church of Christ. 5-7 p.m. Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road, Spokane Valley. Free/donations accepted.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - It’s Itron team poster and post-game autographs night, posters for the first 5,000 fans. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22 (discounts for kids/students/seniors/military). (509) 535-7825.

Sunday

African Children’s Choir - The group will give numerous performances at area churches with a program that features well-known children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and gospel favorites. The nonprofit, humanitarian organization supports educational, development and care and relief programs to help Africa’s most vulnerable children. Performances are at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Washington Life Center, 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 327-4422. Free admission, donations accepted.

Monday

Lego Club - Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills flowing, and your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks. First Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m., through May. All ages are welcome. Children age 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Get Ready for Snowshoeing! - Snowshoeing is the world’s fastest growing winter activity for recreation and fitness. It’s easy to learn, inexpensive, poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exercise during cold winter months. All ages and ability levels can enjoy the sport together. Join us for a presentation about types of snowshoes and what clothing to wear. View photos of beautiful snowshoeing locations in the Spokane area. 6:30 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Tuesday

Converted Creatures - Airway Heights - Creatures are invading the library. Explore where they might have come from and celebrate National Recycling Week by constructing your own creature out of recycled items. For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade at this month’s Kids Explore & Discover Club. 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. 3:30 p.m. Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lunstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Vertical Introduction Class - 6-8 p.m. Wild Walls, 202 W. Second Ave. $35. (509) 455-9596.

Another Castle, Another Day: The Joy of Traveling in Europe - Retired Spokane Public Library branch manager and seasoned traveler Dennis Bergstrom will share a slide show travelogue of his adventures throughout the countries of Europe. 6 p.m. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

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