Things to do
Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Proceeds benefit the Whitworth English Club. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Whitworth University, Hixon Union Building. (509) 953-3246.
Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Baby Lapsit - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Make cookie-cutter lacing cards. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Play and Learn Storytime - For children ages 2-5. Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire 60 minutes. 10:30 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3 years. 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Preschool Storytime - For children ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
Family Story Evening - All ages are welcome. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed toy. Locations include: North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 7 p.m. Free.
Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.
Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months-3. 10 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Preschool Play and Learn Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire 60 minutes. Library locations include: Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 10:30 a.m. Free.
Storytime - For children ages 2-5. Library locations include: Medical Lake, 321 E. Herb St. (509) 893-8330; Argonne, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 893-8260; Cheney, 610 First St. (509) 893-8280. 10:30 a.m. Free.
Thanksgiving Storytime - Featuring games, crafts, stories and reasons to be thankful. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot - Annual Bloomsday Road Runners Club event, open to the public. Choose from one to five miles. Registration and donation drop-off at 8 a.m. at the picnic area across from the Manito Park duck pond. 9 a.m. Donation of food or check/cash to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. (509) 954-3545.
Dinner on the Hill - Enjoy a free Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Hugo’s on the Hill and the American Diabetes Association. Transportation provided at the following times and locations: Pacific and Browne, 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Second and Howard, 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; Second and Jefferson, 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hugo’s on the Hill, 3023 E. 29th Ave. Free. (509) 624-7478.
Cool Yule Lighting Ceremony and Parade - 18th annual holiday parade downtown along Sherman Ave. followed by festivities and Friday Night D’Lights (5-9 p.m., $2/at the door) at the Festival of Trees kick-off at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-5986.
Play and Learn at Colfax Library - A community play group. Participants may stay for the entire 90 minutes, drop in or leave early. 10-11:30 a.m., U.S. Bank Building, 101 N. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.
Family Movie: “The Wizard of Oz” - Watch this Academy Award-winning picture starring Judy Garland. Rated G. 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Vs. Regina for Ultimate Fan Weekend Giveaway. 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. 1-800-325-SEAT.
Fantasy Cruise to the North Pole - 40-minute Holiday Lights Show Cruise across the lake to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole workshop with snow showers guaranteed each night, highlighting The World’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree. More than 1.5 million lights sparkle across Lake Coeur d’Alene. Reservations required. Boat leaves daily at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. (boards 30 minutes prior to departure). The Coeur d’Alene Resort, east side of the Boardwalk Marina, Coeur d’Alene. $15.75/adults, $14.75/seniors, free/ages 12 and younger. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.
Author Michele Moran - Reading “Nan’s Secret Christmas Room,” along with crafts and treats. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Cafe, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Author Carol Muzik - Author/illustrator will be signing her children’s picture book, “Raising Lucy: The True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose,” written for ages 5-9. The companion coloring book and video will also be available for signing. Noon-2 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 E. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
Festival of Trees - Family Day. Children’s Workshop, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $2/at the door. Proceeds to benefit Kootenai Cancer Centers, located in Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Post Falls. Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 666-2345.
Santa Express - Today-Dec. 23. Fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. With the help of Santa’s elves, 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.
Free Community Winter Walking Groups - Hosted by Community Health Education and Resources. 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.
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