Things to do
Fundraising for Spokane’s Chase Youth Foundation - Runs through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Unique gifts and books at 30-to-70 percent off retail. Proceeds benefit Chase Youth Foundation. Sponsored by Books Are Fun. Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 953-3246.
Science O’Pizza! - For children ages 4 to 9. Learn the science of pizza making and make your own pizza at Pizza Rita in River Park Square. Preregistration is required. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. (509) 624-KIDS.
Spaghetti Feed and Auction - Annual event hosted by the Evergreen Middle School PTO to benefit EMS students. 5:30-7 p.m., Evergreen Middle School, 14221 E. 16th Ave. $4 per person or $15 per family. (509) 922-6890.
Family to Family Support Group - Provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness, Spokane. 6:30-8 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 267. (509) 838-5515.
Sing from the Heart- Vocal Tech and Performance Workshop - Beginners and professionals, come enhance vocal technique, stage presence and individual style while working on songs you select. Wednesdays through Dec. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for ages 16 and older. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. $135. (509) 625-6200.
“New Moon” release party - Celebrate Friday’s release of “New Moon,” the next movie in the popular Twilight series. Teens are invited to dress as their favorite character and there will be games, activities and prizes. One person will win two opening day movie tickets. 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission. (509) 232-2510.
Family and Children Fall Festival - Includes refreshments, entertainment, hands-on activities, children’s games and door prizes. 4-7 p.m., The Harding Family Center, 411 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 666-6755.
Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years of age. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.
Preschool Storytime - For children 3-5 years of age. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10:30 a.m. Free.
Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting - Santa Claus will make a grand entrance this year. Prior to his arrival, children and families can enjoy face-painting, a balloon artist and caroling and Mrs. Claus will help everyone get in the holiday spirit with a reading of “The Polar Express.” Santa will draw the name of one lucky child who will come up to the stage and be the first child of the season to sit on Santa’s lap. The event will conclude with caroling and photos with Santa. 6 p.m., River Park Square Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304.
Marksmanship for Youth - Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. For ages 12-17. Learn expert techniques and safety. Rifles and ammunition will be provided. Registration is required. 6-8 p.m., Spokane Rifle Club, 6411 Aubrey L. Parkway and Rifle Club Road. $21. (509) 625-6200.
Dads Helping Dads - Group meets to discuss the important roles fathers play in their children’s lives. 7 p.m., Fowler Church, 3928 N. Howard St. (509) 290-6494.
“The Brothers Grimm Out of Order” and “It’s All in the Cards” - Sandpoint Charter School Concert. 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $5. (208) 263-9191.
“Christmas in Connecticut”- Watch this 1945 comedy/romance starring Barbara Stanwyck. Free snacks will be offered. 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.
Turkey Trot and Pancake Breakfast - The annual race has 3-mile and 1-mile options. The winner of the 3-mile run gets a frozen turkey. There will also be prize drawings. Late registration is at 8 a.m., the race starts at 9 a.m. The cost is $5 per person and $25 per family. Breakfast will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person or $25 per family. Benefits the Panther Tracks Running Club, East Farms PTSA and the Mountain View Middle School Parent Group. Mountain View Middle School, 6011 N. Chase Road. (509) 226-1379.
Third Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Raise funds to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 7:30 a.m., Riverfront Park. $20/adults, $10/children age 8 and younger. (206) 547-2707, Ext. 102.
Young Peoples Art Festival - Hosted by the Moscow Arts Commission. For children in grades pre-K through sixth. For more information, visit www.ci.moscow.id.us/Art/index.asp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Moscow Junior High School, 1410 E. D St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 883-7036.
KPBX Kids’ Concert - Presenting “The Swing Years: Music of the 1930s and 1940s.” 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 327-5729.
Special Concert for the Young - Featuring music and stories written and performed by young persons, presented by Allegro Baroque and Beyond. Piano accompaniments will be performed by Yi-chun Chen on the Henry Z. Steinway grand piano. 3 p.m., Steinway Piano Galley, Cooper Recital Hall, 13418 E. Nora Ave. (across I-90 from the Spokane Valley Mall), Spokane Valley. $5. (509) 455-6865.
Teton Gravity Research Ski Films - Featuring “Swift, Silent and Deep: The Story of the Jackson Hole Air Force,” and “ReSession.” 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $15/adults, $7/age 11 and younger. (208) 263-9191.
Really, Really Free Market - Bring what you can, take what you need. There will be free workshops and community-oriented activities, a delicious vegan potluck, and other free festivities. 1-6 p.m., 214 N. Cedar St. Free. (509) 624-8634.
Storytelling Dinner - The StoryTelling Company specializing in true (and not-so-true) tales of the West. Menu featuring Ivano’s fine food as well as appetizers, great wines, Pacific Northwest microbrews and other beverages. Reservations requested. 5 p.m., Ivano’s Ristorante Italiano, First and Pine Streets, Sandpoint. $7/adults, $4/age 11 and younger. (208) 263-0211.
Disney On Ice Trip - Team up with the Post Falls Parks and Recreation Department for a round-trip bus ride and ticket to the show in Spokane. Call to register. Bus leaves Post Falls City Hall 11:45 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m., Post Falls City Hall/Spokane, Post Falls. $24/includes ticket and transportation. (208) 773-0539.
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