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Today

Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 2-2:30 p.m., Rockwood Retirement Community and staff. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

Last Chance Drop ’n Shop! - Get your last-minute shopping done while your children enjoy icy science, crafts, games and a snack. 9-11:30 a.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Lower Level. $15/child. (509) 624-KIDS, Ext. 0.

Festive Ornaments Camp - For ages 6-11. Use a wide-range of art supplies to make decorations. Pre-registration is required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $29. (509) 625-6200.

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. Make tangerine pomanders. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Holiday Performances at River Park Square - Noon-1 p.m., pianist Kendall Watson. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

Magical Creatures Camp - For ages 6-11. Become a wizard for the day and make glittery creatures. Pre-registration is required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $29. (509) 625-6200.

Fairies and Wizards Workshop - For ages 3-5. Pre-registration is required. 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $15. (509) 625-6200.

Kids Book Club - For children in grades 4-6. Discuss “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon,” by Grace Lin. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

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

Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 5-6:30 p.m., Siglin Sisters. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

Last Chance Drop ’n Shop! - Get your last-minute shopping done while your children enjoy icy science, crafts, games and a snack. 3-5:30 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Lower Level. $15/child. (509) 624-KIDS, Ext. 0.

Gingerbread Kids Camp - For ages 6-11. Decorate holiday cookies and make last-minute gifts. Pre-registration is required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $32. (509) 625-6200.

“The Tale of Despereaux” - Animated film based on the children’s book by Kate Dicamillo. 1 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., lower level, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Jingle Bell Rock - For students grades 6-12. Impromptu “airband” with a bit of holiday flair. Bring your favorite Christmas songs. Pizza and drinks sponsored by the Friends of the Community Library Network. 7:30-9 p.m., 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 772-5612.

Thursday

Holiday Mac and Cheese Camp - For ages 6-11. Make macaroni and cheese from scratch, play games and more. Pre-registration is required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $34. (509) 625-6200.

Friday

Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 1-2 p.m., pianist Kendall Watson. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

Ongoing

A Coeur d’Alene Christmas Variety Show - The Coeur d’Alene Resort presents a holiday-themed live show for the whole family, featuring performers ages 7 to 83. See juggling and magic, sketch comedy, music and dance. Hear and sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes, watch an abridged version of “A Christmas Carol” and experience a tap-dancing reindeer. Seating begins 20 minutes prior to show. First come, first served. Get your tickets in advance. Shows Tuesday-Saturday and Dec. 28-30 at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Shore Lounge, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/general, $5/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (208) 664-7268.

Camp All-Stars Winter Break Camp - Hosted by Specialized Needs Recreation. For youth ages 4-21 who may have special needs or developmental disabilities. Camp held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today- Dec. 31. No camp this Friday or Saturday. Transportation provided for participants living in Post Falls with pick-up and drop-off locations at the Trading Company. Activities include crafts, Christmas caroling, a sleigh ride, movies, bowling and more. 1323 E. Sherman Ave., Suite E, Coeur d’Alene. $12 a day. A limited amount of scholarships are available for those who qualify. (208) 755-6781.

Campbell House Holidays - Part of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, admission tickets includes the exhibit galleries and a tour of the house. Guests can tour the house at their leisure from noon-4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 1. This year, cook will be working in the kitchen and other volunteers will be stationed throughout the house to answer visitor questions. Regular guided Campbell House tours will be available on other December dates the museum is open. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and children, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

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

Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show - The light show continues daily through Jan. 2 with the Journey to the North Pole Cruise. The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. North Pole cruise: $15.95/general, $14.95/seniors, free/age 12 and younger. 1-877-765-4653 or (208) 664-7268.

Free Horse and Carriage Rides - Runs through Friday. Travels through downtown Spokane. Sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. First come, first served. No reservations. Christmas Eve, noon-3 p.m. corner of Wall St. at Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-0580, Ext. 102.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Open through Feb. 27, 2011. 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, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Special events: Tuesdays: skating 7-8:30 p.m. is $2; Wednesdays: skating 7-8:30 p.m. is $1; Thursdays: free admission, coupon required from The Inlander; Weekdays: skating, including rental from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $4.50 or $3.50 for 1/2 hour session, School’s Out is weekdays from 2-5 p.m. for $4.50, includes rental. Riverfront Park Pavillion. $4.50/adults and teens, $3.50/children, seniors and military w/ID; $3.25/skate rental (not included with admission). Day passes are $13.75; season passes are $41.99. (509) 625-6601.

Santa Express - 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. Fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Thursday. Downtown on the skywalk level of Crescent building, 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 448-2900.

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