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Thu., Dec. 2, 2010


Mom and Me: Snow Princess - For girls ages 2-4 and their parents. Create a tiara, magic wand, glittery wings and snowflakes. Pre-registration is required. 9:30-11 a.m. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $12. (509) 625-6200.

Play and Learn Storytime (Otis Orchards) - For ages 2-5. 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. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.


Santa Express - Through Dec. 23. With the help of Santa’s elves (volunteers), young shoppers ages 4-12 choose inexpensive gifts priced from 50 cents to $8 for everyone on their list and wrap each gift so it’s ready to go under the tree. Vanessa’s Village, located in the entry of Santa Express, welcomes shoppers of all ages. Fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, a safe shelter for kids who are at risk of neglect or abuse. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown on the skywalk level of Crescent building, 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 448-2900.

“A Christmas Story!” - Presented by Spokane Children’s Theatre. Based on the 1983 holiday movie from the memoirs of Jean Shepherd. Directed by Kenneth Boles. Shows Sunday and Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.; Saturday and Dec. 11 at 1 and 4 p.m. Signing will be provided for the hearing impaired during Saturday performances. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $12/adults, $10/children. (800) 325-SEAT.

Christmas tree sale - Through Dec. 19. Proceeds will benefit Hutton’s community service club. Hours are from 1-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The settlement driveway is a mile east of Argonne on Upriver Drive. Hutton Settlement, 9907 E. Wellesley. (509) 926-1027.

Liberty Lake Community Theater - Performances of the musical “BurgerTown” Thursday-Saturday and Dec. 9-11 at 6:30 p.m. each day. Matinees will be held Saturdays at 2 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Suite 130. $10 adults, $8 theater members, $6 children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. (509) 230-1789.


“Season’s Greetings” - Blue Door Theatre Players will perform a show spinning holiday tales. All ages welcome. Shows Fridays at 8 p.m., through Dec. 17. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Free Horse and Carriage Rides - Through Dec. 24. Travels through downtown Spokane. Sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane. First come, first served. No reservations. Fridays, 3-8 pm.; Saturdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Christmas Eve, noon-3 p.m. corner of Wall Street at Main Avenue. Free. (509) 456-0580, ext. 102.

“Little Mermaid” - Beginning Friday-Dec. 18. Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. with also matinees on Saturdays at 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general, $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 768-3235.

Journey to Bethlehem - Inside there is a friendly reception, continuous live entertainment and caroling. Outdoors this event relives the journey to pay taxes and other historical events leading to the night Christ was born. Friends and families will be grouped with a guide, who will lead them and recall the events of the day, as you journey to and through the Bethlehem. Dress warmly, as the events will be held rain, snow, or by starlight. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5607 S. Freya St. Free. (509) 448-6425.

Baby Lapsit (Valley) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Rock Cooperative on Ice Free Skating - Free ice skating, live rock-n-roll, Rock Santa, and food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank to celebrate the season. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate and get free skates and skating time, concert admission for rock-n-roll cover band Color Blind, and a Rock Santa photo. Presented by the Credit Unions of Washington. 7-10 p.m. Riverfront Park Ice Palace, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6601.


East Valley High School Winter Craft Fair - Over 70 vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefiting the EVHS band students. 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 893-2839.


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