Pride Stride – Choose 5k or 10k to run, walk, dance or strut at your own pace, anytime through Oct. 31. A portion of each registration entry fee will support local LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations. Register at spokanepride.org/spokanepride. Presented by Spokane Pride. $39.95.
Colville Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – An 11-acre corn maze and 3-acre pumpkin patch. Open daily through Oct. 31. Weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekdays 4 p.m. to dusk. Maze tickets are $8 for children 13 and older and adults; $6 for children ages 5-12; free for children 4 and younger. Pumpkins vary in price from $1-$8. For more information visit colvillecornmaze.com. 73 Oakshot Road, Colville. (509) 684-6751.
Community Center Estate Sale – High quality treasures and bargain prices benefiting 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.
Fear in the Headlights – A drive-thru haunted house every Thursday-Saturday in October, 7-11 p.m. Purchase tickets at sparkysfunhouse.com. 5978 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls. $5/online; $7/door.
Sparky’s Funhouse – Family-friendly and COVID-19 compliant funhouse. Open 7-11 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October, with a special event on Oct. 31. Purchase tickets at sparkysfunhouse.com or at the door. Sparky’s Funhouse, 1609 E. Desmet Ave. $5/online; $7/door. (702) 509-7277.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Decorate a pumpkin and submit a photo to [email protected] by Oct. 23. Entries must be family friendly. One entry per person. The public can vote on the entries by liking the images on Facebook until Oct. 30. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31. Entries will be voted on in youth, teen and adult categories. Download an entry form at facebook.com/CDALibrary. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
Pumpkin Giveaway Drive-Through – The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will give away pumpkins donated by the City of Coeur d’Alene Composting Facility. Must remain in vehicle. Library staff will hand out pumpkins. Bagged decorating supplies will also be available. Friday, 9 a.m. McEuen Park, 420 E. Front St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2252.
Whodunit Costume Ball Mystery – Solve puzzles to solve the mystery of the ball. Costumes are encouraged. For children in grades 6-12. Registration required to receive login information. Visit scld.evanced.info/signup/calendar for more information. Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Spokane County Library District. Free.
Last Battle Tour – The Steptoe Battle of 1858 was a conflict between the U.S. government and the Coeur d’Alene, Palouse, and Spokane tribes. This full-day tour with local historians and tribal member guides includes a visit to the Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage site. Itinerary is as follows: 8:45 a.m., meet at the Storytelling Lodge; 9 a.m., continental breakfast and presentation; 10 a.m., departure from CDA Casino and visit Heyburn State Park and Mullan Trail; lunch in Spangle followed by a visit to Seelah, Spring Camas Encampment and Steptoe Battlefield; 4 p.m., return to the casino. Saturday. Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw St., Worley, Idaho. $50. (800) 523-2464
Women’s Health and Beauty Expo – Featuring vendors and resources on beauty, fashion, health and home. Visit womenshealthandbeautyexpo.com to get COVID-19 attendee information. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 688-0300.
Birch Bark Basket – Create a unique low birch basket. Bring thin needle nose pliers and a sack lunch. Masks and social distancing required. Limited spots available. Register at createarts.org. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Create Art Center , 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. $15. (509) 447-9277.
ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets Event – Pet adoptions through SpokAnimal, sponsored by the ASPCA and Subaru. Dealer adoption incentives available. Free admission. Pet adoption fees vary. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 423 W. 3rd Ave. (509) 625-3200.
Take-Out Apple Dumplings – Pick up some apple dumplings the first three weekends in October. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Greenbluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert. $5/dumpling. (509) 979-2607.
Second Anniversary Celebration – An all-day socially-distanced event featuring specialty barrel-aged beer release, brew-to-table pig roast, pumpkin carving contest with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank, live music by BareGrass from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a community toast. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint, Idaho. (208) 718-2739.
Resident Artist: Paper Flower Making – Learn to create paper flowers. A supplemental materials kit will be available for curbside pickup for registered participants. For adults. Registration required to receive login information. Visit bit.ly/2Sedmu8 for details. Saturday, 2-3 p.m. Presented by Spokane County Library District. Free.
Pride Kit Drive-Through Fundraiser – Pick up customizable Pride kits at the Spokane Arena, including masks, Pride flags, buttons, stickers, bags and t-shirts. All proceeds go directly to producing Spokane Pride 2021. For more information, email [email protected]. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-7328.
Cooking Classes – Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy with Kristi Fountain, Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $110/registration for two; Gourmet Comfort Foods with Kristi Fountain, Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $110/pair; Homemade Pasta Making with Alex Austin, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $120/pair. Visit thekitchenengine.com to register and read about the COVID-19 precautions for the classes. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.
Humanities Washington: Civil Conversation in an Angry Age – Philosopher David Smith provides participants with the tools needed to have more thoughtful, fruitful discussions about notoriously difficult topics. Visit bit.ly/2ELtnED for more information and to join. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Humanities Washington. Free.
Liberty Lake City Council Meeting – First and third TuesdaysOct. 20, 7-9 p.m. Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 755-6700.
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body Webinar – Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Visit alz.org/alzwa/helping_you/education to register. WednesdayOct. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
AgForestry Webinar Series: Agricultural Labor – April Clayton of Red Apple Orchards in Orondo, Washington discusses the complex issue of agricultural labor in 2020. In addition to working at Red Apple Orchards, April heads three committees for the Chelan/Douglas County Farm Bureau. She was also a member of Partners in Advocacy Leadership, an executive style advanced agricultural advocacy training program through the American Farm Bureau Federation. Register for this webinar at agforestry.org/webinars. WednesdayOct. 21, Noon-1 p.m. Free.
Broken Mic Online – This open mic event is Spokane’s longest-running weekly poetry open-mic series. Open to all. All ages. Sign-up at 6 p.m.; event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Readers get three minutes each. Visit bit.ly/30DQ3hZ for more information. Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. Free.
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Webinar – Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join to learn about the differences of Alzheimer’s and dementia and more. Visit alz.org/alzwa/helping_you/education to register. Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Copper Wire Cup Holder or Snowflake – Design a cup holder with circles and twists of wire, or make a thin wire snowflake circle decoration. All materials provided. Masks and social distancing required. Limited spots available. Register at createarts.org. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Create Art Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. $15. (509) 447-9277.
Wine 101 Class – Arbor Crest’s winemaker Chris Farrington will teach the basics of wine etiquette. Visit arborcrest.com to register. Thursday, 5 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $40. (509) 747-3903.
Virtual Lecture Series: “Coeur d’Alene Beautiful and Progressive” – Presented and programmed by regional historian Robert Singletary, featuring a pair of guest lecturers as follows: Thurdsay, Hazel Cardwell and Gen. William Carlin; Dec. 3, Perry Christianson and Stanley Easton; Jan. 28, Teresa Graham and Harley Hudson; Feb. 25, Father Thomas Purcell and Louise Shadduck; March 25, Peter C. Sorenson and P.W. Johnson; April 22, George Thomson and Kyle Walker; May 27, Charles Warner and Joseph C. White; and June 24, George T. Williams and Marcus Wright. In-person programming will resume if deemed safe by health officials. All programs will stream at Facebook.com/CDALibrary at 7 p.m.
“In His Presence”: An Aglow International Event – Presented by Kathy Sanders of the Aglow International North Idaho team. The focus of the presentation is on Acts 3:19, “…times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Call Judy Kolb at (208) 457-2940 for registration information. Oct. 23 starting at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Living Word Fellowship, 1600 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls. $49/single; $75/couple.
Flat Reed Basket – Build a flat reed low basket. Bring thin needle nose pliers and a sack lunch. Masks and social distancing required. Limited spots available. Register at createarts.org. Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Create Art Center , 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. $20. (509) 447-9277.
Virtual Trivia: Stranger Things – Discuss your favorite middle schoolers, Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will, Max and Eleven, and show off your knowledge of The Upside Down. Open to teens and adults. Registration required to receive login information. Visit scld.evanced.info/signup/calendar for details. Oct. 23, 7-8 p.m., Presented by Spokane County Library District. Free.
Zoom Event: Spokane’s Scariest Stories – Local ghostologist, Chet Caskey tells Spokane-centric ghost stories. Featuring a slideshow of artwork from the “Spookane” installation of Pottery Place Plus. Visit bit.ly/3nMxTVb for more information. Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
“In One Ear & Out the Other” – A virtual author event with Diane Worthey celebrating her children’s nonfiction book, “In One Ear & Out the Other,” on Oct. 23 and a socially distanced signing on Oct. 24. Featuring live violin music by Giselle Hillyer and Inga Kingsley. Oct. 23, 11 a.m. BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.