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Things to do in Spokane: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

Emma Noyes is the author of "Baby Speaks Salish." Noyes is hosting the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday evening at Lucky You Lounge.  (Grace Jun)
Emma Noyes is the author of "Baby Speaks Salish." Noyes is hosting the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday evening at Lucky You Lounge. (Grace Jun)

Virtual Fall Festival of Homes – Featuring 21 new homes with star state-of-the-art technology, superb craftsmanship and new design trends built by 16 of Spokane’s finest builders. Each home is being filmed using Matterport 3D technology for a smooth and easy click-by-click walkthrough. Guests also will learn more about the builder and their home and will have the opportunity schedule a private home showing according to social-distancing guidelines. Visit for details and to attend the event. Friday, 10 a.m.

“Expanding the Table: Virtual Panel” – An opportunity for local arts leaders to hear from institutional leaders of color about their experiences in operationalizing equity and cultural diversity in arts spaces. Hosted by the Spokane Theatre Arts Council. Visit to RSVP to the event and learn more. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Community Center Estate Sale – High-quality treasures and bargain prices benefitting the Southside Community Center. Every Saturday through Oct. 31, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Masks and social distancing required and temperatures taken. Southside Senior and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 535-0803.

Spokane River Clean-Up – Collect litter along the Spokane River bank and place it in designated locations. Sign up to clean individually, with family or a group of five or less. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (509) 209-2851.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – Learn how to lose weight with a doctor-approved food plan. Get free recipes and support. No dues or fees required. Visit or call (208) 818-4242 or (208) 765-5402 to learn more. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 666-2000.

Free car seat inspection at Wendle Nissan – Find out from a certified safety technician if your child’s car seat is installed correctly, if it is the proper size and if it has been recalled. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wendle Motors, Wendle at the Y, 8900 N. Division St., Nissan Service department. Free. (509) 468-9000.

Valleyfest Lily Pad Procession – A celebration of people, events and traditions that unites the Spokane Valley community. Celebrate by decorating your front porch, then walk or drive around the neighborhood using a virtual map with registered porches. Visit for more information and to register. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Open Spokane Schools Rally – Join to advocate for the opening of Spokane’s schools and having a choice for in-person education. Attendees will meet in the parking lot near the tennis courts. Learn more at Saturday, Noon-2 p.m. Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 354-6700.

Valleyfest Marvelous Mini Parade – A virtual parade featuring shoe box floats made by children in the Spokane Valley community. For a list of rules, supplies and suggestions for participating, visit Watch the parade live on YouTube. Saturday, 1 p.m. Virtual.

Virtual Trivia: Marvel Universe – All questions will come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Open to all ages. Visit to register. Saturday, 2-3 p.m. Spokane County Library District. Free. (509) 893-8200.

Spokane Arts Awards – A live broadcast from Lucky You Lounge featuring Jess Walter reading from his new book, “The Cold Millions,” live music and a presentation. For more information and tickets, visit Saturday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $5. (206) 499-9173.

Health Transformation Dinner – Ryan and Erin Sousley host a dinner and health workshop with information on naturally reversing health ailments. Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Seasons of Coeur d’Alene, 209 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-8008.

Black Lives Matter Speaker Series – Dr. Tiffany Llewellyn, John Hopkins University, discusses identifying, assessing and treating racial trauma. Open to the public. Registration required. Visit for more information. Sponsored by the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Africana Studies Program and the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. Tuesday, 5 p.m. Free.

The Earthquake Cluster and Large December 1872 Entiat Earthquake, Central WA – Thomas Brocher, emeritus research geophysicist and former director of the USGS Earthquake Science Center, presents a geology lecture on earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, including one of the largest earthquakes in Washington state, the Entiat Earthquake of 1872. Presented by the Columbia Basin Geologic Society and EWU Department of Geology. Attend via Zoom: Tuesday, 6 p.m. Free.

Heal Your Lifelong Binge Eating and Lifelong Dieting – Hosted by Shelby McDaniel of TNT Nutrition. This online masterclass teaches how to be in control around food, remove guilt and shame associated with eating and eliminate toxic thinking about the body and food. Visit for registration. Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.

YWCA Women of Achievement: Virtual Celebration – Join YWCA Spokane in celebrating outstanding women in the community. The Women of Achievement Awards has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest and most critical fundraiser. A luncheon from Northern Quest’s award-winning restaurants and champagne will be available to take home and enjoy the night of the virtual event. A virtual paddle raise also will be available. For more details and to register, visit Thursday, 6-7 p.m. YWCA, 930 N. Monroe St. RSVP free; take-away meal $125; corporate sponsorship with 10 meals $2,000. (509) 742-0111.

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