December 21, 2009

Things to do

 

Today

Bulldog Strength and Conditioning Camp - For children ages 7-13. Registration is required. Offered from 1-3 p.m., today-Wednesday. U-District Physical Therapy, 730 N. Hamilton St. $75. (509) 458-7686.

Holiday Movie and Cookie Party - For ages 5-10. Make and decorate cookies to take home, sip cocoa and watch a holiday movie while you bake. Pre-registration is required. 1-4 p.m., Corbin Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12.

Tuesday

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Enjoy making cranberry garlands. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Thursday

Storytime at Colfax Library - Baby Time for children up to 2 at 10:10 a.m.; Toddler Time for ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m.; and Preschool Time for ages 4-6 at 11 a.m. Held every Thursday. US Bank Building, Second Floor, 101 N. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Friday

Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Dinner - Free holiday meal from noon-3 p.m. No volunteers are needed. Local transportation may be available with advance notice, call to inquire. Sponsored by the Bonner Gospel Mission. Noon, The Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-6698 or 290-2866.

Saturday

Eagle Cruise - All ages. Enjoy an afternoon cruise around Lake Coeur d’Alene while observing eagles in their natural habitat. Pre-registration is required. 1-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Lake Boardwalk Marina, Coeur d’Alene. $19/adults, $12/ages 6-12, Free/age 5 and younger. (509) 625-6200.

Author Carol Muzik - Coeur d’Alene author will autograph copies of her true story “Raising Lucy.” Chat with the author about her family’s unique experience raising an orphaned, wild goose and teaching it to fly. 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Sunday

Eagle Cruise - All ages. Enjoy an afternoon cruise around Lake Coeur d’Alene while observing eagles in their natural habitat. Pre-registration is required. 1-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Lake Boardwalk Marina, Coeur d’Alene. $19/adults, $12/ages 6-12, Free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 625-6200.

Ongoing

Before- and After-School Camps - For ages 5-12. Children will be provided with games, snacks and transportation to and from school. Participants include: Sheridan, Stevens, Lincoln Heights, Franklin, Grant, Adams Elementary Schools and St. Aloysius School. Offered Monday-Friday, 6:30-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Registration is required. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. $53 per week; state pay accepted. (509) 482-0708.

Campbell House - Visitors can tour the historic house on their own, listen to student pianists live, watch historic cooking demonstrations in the kitchen and check out the special display of historic artifacts including period dresses, World War I mementos and antique calling card cases. Several guided tours will be available daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Included in the regular museum admission, including guided tours. (509) 456-3931.

Children’s Activities and Classes - A variety of classes, camps and workshops will be offered for children age 3 and older. Dates, times and costs vary. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required. $15-$159. (509) 625-6200.

Free Community Winter Walking Groups - Hosted by Community Health Education and Resources (CHER). Open to all ages. Walking groups meet at the Downtown YMCA at 507 N. Howard Street in the gym. For easy access, use the East entrance of the building. For more information, call (509) 232-8138 or visit www.cherspokane.org. Dates and times include: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, Noon-1 p.m. (509) 232-8138.

Horse and Carriage Rides - Runs through Thursday. Travels through downtown Spokane. Sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane. First come, first served. No reservations. Friday, 3-8 pm.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Christmas Eve, noon-3 p.m. corner of Wall Street at Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-0580, ext. 102.

Journey to the North Pole” Cruises - The 40-minute cruise departs nightly through Jan. 1 at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. from the Boardwalk Marina with boarding 15 minutes prior to cruise. Includes a visit to the North Pole, greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus and lighting of the “world’s tallest living Christmas tree.” Reservations required. Boardwalk Marina on Lake Coeur d’Alene near Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $15.75/adults, $14.75/seniors age 55 and older, free/children age 12 and younger. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.

Kinder Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For ages 5-6. Children will receive transportation to and from school. Immunization records required. Participants include: Sheridan, Stevens, Lincoln Heights, Franklin, Grant, Adams Elementary Schools and St. Aloysius School. Offered Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m. Registration is required. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. $76 per week; $50 registration fee with scholarships available. (509) 482-0708.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Open through Feb. 28. Mondays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays and nights before a holiday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. (No evening public skating on Sundays-Mondays). Riverfront Park Pavillion. $4.25/adults and teens, $3.25/children, seniors and military w/ID; $3/skate rental (not included with admission). (509) 456-4386.

Riverfront Park Pavilion Attractions - Spokane Falls Skyride operates daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Looff Carrousel open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Both attractions close at 5 p.m. Thursday, are closed Christmas Day and operate 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Riverfront Park. Carrousel: $2/adults and teens, $1.25/seniors, military and ages 12 and younger. Skyride: $7.25/adults, $6.25/ages 13-17, seniors and military, $4/ages 3-12, free/age 2 and younger. (509) 625-6600.

Santa Express - Runs through Wednesday. Fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. With the help of Santa’s elves (volunteers), young shoppers ages 4-12 choose gifts for everyone on their list and wrap each gift so it’s ready to go under the tree. All gifts are priced from 50 cents to $7.50. Vanessa’s Village, located in the entry of Santa Express, welcomes shoppers of all ages. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Skywalk level of Crescent building on the corner of Main and Wall streets, downtown Spokane. (509) 220-5907.

Sing from the Heart for Teens - For ages 12-16. Learn music creativity, confidence and self-expression on stage. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Offered every Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Runs Jan. 12-Feb. 16. Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. $115. (509) 625-6200.

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