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Tuesday

Toddler Storytime - For children ages 18 months-3 years. Library locations and times include: 10 a.m., Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.; South Hill, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5356; Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. 10:30 a.m. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Storytime - For children ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

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.

Family Story Evening - All ages are welcome. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed toy. Library locations include: North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday

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; Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390; 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

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.

Thursday

Storytime at Colfax Library - Baby Time for children up to age 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. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

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., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Storytime - For children ages 2-5 years. 10:30 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.

Preschool Play and Learn Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays 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., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Friday

Teddy Bear Teas - Join in celebrating the teddy bear and bring your favorite bear along. Toddler Storytime at 10 a.m. and Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Eastside Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

After School Specials - “Measure This!” Enjoy creative and new ways to measure things. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Saturday

“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.

Craft and Gift Fair - 14th annual event hosted by Coeur d’Alene Christian School. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Christian School, 6439 N. Fourth St., Dalton Gardens, Idaho. (208) 772-7118.

Too Many Toys Storytime - Hear David Shannon’s story about Spencer, a boy with too many toys, as well as some other fun stories about dolls and playthings. For all ages. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Handel’s Messiah-Community Sing Along - Featuring the Coeur d’Alene Symphony and the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale, 7 p.m. show. Sheet music will be provided. Call the box office for ticket info Mondays-Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 7 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15 admission. (208) 765-3833.

“The Nutcracker”- Performed by the Eugene Ballet Company. 7 p.m., Bonners Ferry High School, Becker Auditorium, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. $22/adults, $10/age 18 and younger. (208) 267-0670.

Sunday

“The Nutcracker” - Featuring Eugene Ballet Company. Part of Festival Dance and Performing Arts Great Performances Series. 3 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $14-$28. (208) 883-3267.

Ongoing

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”- Play about children who learn the true meaning of Christmas. Presented by Spokane Civic Theatre. Shows Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. Runs through Dec. 20. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $16/adults; $14/seniors; $10/students; $5/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance; not available for shows near to selling out). (509) 325-2507 or (800) 446-9576.

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.

Santa Express - Runs through Dec. 23. 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.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by e mail to features@spokesman.com; by fax to (509) 459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at www.spokane7.com/events/submit.


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