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Thu., Dec. 25, 2008, midnight


After-School Camp – Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 5-12. Children will be transported from school to the Northeast Youth Center II for a snack, games, computer play, arts and weekly field trips. Schools served include: Arlington, Bemiss, Cooper, Lidgerwood, Linwood, Logan, Longfellow, Ridgeview, Regal, Stevens, Whitman and Willard. Held Mondays-Fridays. Runs through June 20. 3-6 p.m., Northeast Youth Center II, 2121 E. Wabash Ave. $53/week. State pay accepted. Scholarships available. 482-0708.

Beginning Ice Hockey - For ages 4-8. Learn the fundamentals. Participants must have a hockey helmet, mouth guard, hockey gloves, shin pads and hockey stick. Runs through Feb. 14. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $59, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. 625-6200.

Campbell House Holidays - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists live, watch cooking demonstrations in the kitchen, and check out the special display of artifacts including period dresses, World War I mementos and antique calling card cases. Runs through Jan. 1. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors/students, free/age 5 and younger. 456-3931.

Corbin Art Center Holiday Camps - For ages 3-11. A variety of camps will be offered through Tuesday. Pre-registration is required. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $14-$29. 625-6677.

Ice Skate Lessons - For ages 4 and older. Learn basic skills. Helmets and outdoor clothing are recommended. Runs through Feb. 14. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $59, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. 625-6200.

Ice Skate Parent and Tot Lessons - For ages 3 and older, accompanied by an adult. Learn to skate with your child. Helmets and outdoor clothing are recommended. Runs through Feb. 14. Riverfront Park Ice Palace. $39/parent and child, includes skate rental and five free public skate passes. $18/additional person. 625-6200.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Ice skating outdoors. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through March 1. Riverfront Park. $4.25/adults; $3.25/children ages 3-17, seniors and military; $3/skate rental. 625-6601.

Tae-Kwon-Do Classes - For all ages. Improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength and learn self-defense techniques. Beginner class offered Mondays and Wednesdays and advanced class offered Fridays. Runs through June 20. 6:30-8 p.m., Cooper Elementary School Gymnasium, 3200 N. Ferrall St. Two cans of food per month. 482-0708.

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with takeout from 1-3 p.m. Runs through Sept. 25. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. 324-1995.


Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Saturday vs. Tri-City, with Buck Night, sponsored by SuperCuts and 92.9 ZZU. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $9-$17. 325-SEAT.

Youth Book Group – “The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey,” the mind-bending international scavenger hunt that all of our favorite cohorts must take part in, will keep the reader guessing until the last page. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to discuss their cunning exploits with a group of fellow enthusiasts. For ages 8-13. 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, conference center, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. 838-0206.


Drop-In Knitting Class - Enjoy knitting and crocheting with others. Please bring your own project or needles and yarn. For ages 10 and older. 3:30-5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. 444-5385.


First Night Spokane - Celebrating the arts. Purchase a First Night admission button for access to entertainment in more than 45 downtown locations. Enjoy indoor and outdoor concerts, ice sculptures, children’s activities, theater, music and fireworks. Riverfront Park Ice Palace, IMAX Theatre and carrousel will be open from 7 p.m.-midnight, with fireworks in Riverfront Park at 9. Buttons available for purchase in advance at Tomlinson Black real estate offices, Zip Trip food stores, Auntie’s Bookstore and Riverpark Square concierge desk. Volunteers needed for a four-hour shift in exchange for free admission button. Downtown Spokane. $12/advance, $15/door, age 10 and younger admitted free with paying adult. 252-5207.

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