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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2008

Today

Free Thanksgiving Dinner - Sponsored by Sodexho Campus Services, Gonzaga University and St. Aloysius Church. Noon-2 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 429 E. Boone Ave. Free. 276-7121.

Turkey Trot Fun Run – Two-, three- or five-mile runs, sponsored by Bloomsday Road Runners Club, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start. No pets or strollers on the course. Manito Park at the Duck Pond. Entry fee is donation of cash or food accepted for the Spokane Second Harvest Food Bank. 924-3293.

Ongoing

After-school Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children age 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 age 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.

Carriage Rides - Friday-Dec. 24. Rides through downtown Spokane to view lights and holiday decorations. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and Downtown Spokane. Fridays, 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon-3 p.m. Corner of Main Avenue at Wall Street. Free. 344-2231.

Dance Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 7-12. Learn the latest hip-hop moves and participate in a dance performance at the end of camp. Held Mondays and Wednesdays. Runs through Dec. 17. 6:15-7:45 p.m., Whitman Elementary School Gymnasium, 5400 N. Helena St. $34, includes a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. 482-0708.

Ice Skate Lessons - For children age 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 children age 3 and older. 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.

Santa Express - For age 4-12. Kids can find fun, inexpensive gifts with the help of volunteer elves who also will help them wrap the gifts. Prices range from 50 cents to $7.50. Money raised is donated to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Dec. 23. Crescent Building in the skywalk level at corner of Main and Wall streets, just east of Spokane Teachers Credit Union, downtown Spokane. 535-3155.

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., and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. Runs through Sept. 25. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. 324-1995.

Wrestling Camp - For age 5-12. Taught by Spokane Junior Wrestling coach Tim Frye. Learn the basic fundamentals, participate in mat time and competition. Held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Runs through Dec. 10. 6:30-8 p.m., Garry Middle School Cafeteria, 725 E. Joseph Ave. $44, includes a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. 482-0708.

Friday

“Madeline’s Christmas” - Presented by Spokane Children’s Theatre. Shows Friday, 1 and 4 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m.; Dec. 6, 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m.; Dec. 7, 7 p.m.; Dec. 13, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. 325-SEAT.

Campbell House Holidays - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists live, watch historical cooking demonstrations in the kitchen, and check out the special display of historical artifacts including period dresses, World War I mementos and antique calling card cases Friday-Sunday, Dec. 20-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 five and younger. 456-3931.

Saturday

“Madeline’s Christmas” - Presented by Spokane Children’s Theatre. Shows Friday, 1 and 4 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m.; Dec. 6, 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m.; Dec. 7, 7 p.m.; Dec. 13, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. 325-SEAT.

A Visit From Father Christmas - Take photos in the new exhibit of vintage toys. 1-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. 456-3931.

Campbell House Holidays - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists live, watch historical cooking demonstrations in the kitchen, and check out the special display of historical artifacts including period dresses, World War I mementos and antique calling card cases Friday-Sunday, Dec. 20-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 five and younger. 456-3931.

Sunday

A Visit From Father Christmas - Take photos in the new exhibit of vintage toys. 1-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. 456-3931.

Campbell House Holidays - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists live, watch historical cooking demonstrations in the kitchen, and check out the special display of historical artifacts including period dresses, World War I mementos and antique calling card cases Friday-Sunday, Dec. 20-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 five and younger. 456-3931.

Tuesday

Nurture by Nature - Discover easy ways to create a healthy and safe home for you and baby. You’ll find smart, earth-friendly choices from cleaning to food to clothing and more. Reservations requested. 7-8 p.m., Babies R Us, 6104 N. Division St. Free. 842-5020.

Parenting Workshop for Veterans - Topic will be “The Holidays: How Much is Enough?” The workshop is offered to parents/caregivers who are veterans and/or active duty military personnel. 6-8:30 p.m., Veterans’ Outreach Center, 100 N. Mulland Road, Suite 102. 444-8387.


 

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