Calendar of events
Festival of Trees – Today’s events at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center, 115 S. Second St., include Benefit Gala and Auction, “A Cool Yule,” with professional singers, dancers and comedians, 5 p.m.-midnight, reservations required, $200; Family Day, Children’s Workshop with performances from local youth, crafts and face painting, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $2/at the door.. Proceeds to benefit emergency services at Kootenai Medical Center. (208) 666-2345.
Sit.sitkw Indian Art Market – Concludes today at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, U.S. Highway 95, Worley. Presented by The One Sky Art Council. (800) 523-2464, ext. 7297.
Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show – The light show continues daily through Jan. 2 with the Journey to the North Pole Cruise, boarding at Third Street docks at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. $15.95/general, $14.95/seniors, free/age 12 and younger. (877) -765-4653 or (208) 664-7268.
North Idaho College Informational Sessions – Monday at Hayden Library on Government Way or Wednesday at Post Falls Library on Spokane Street; 6:15-7:30 p.m. (208) 665-4523.
Festival of Trees – Monday, Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Dinner Fashion Show, 6-8:30 p.m. $50, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center, 115 S. Second St.. Proceeds to benefit emergency services at Kootenai Medical Center. (208) 666-2345.
Bonner County Planning Public Hearing – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Priest River Junior High auditorium, 1020 W. Albeni Highway, Priest River. (208) 265-1458.
Adoption: The Journey of a Lifetime – Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center, Classroom 2, Coeur d’Alene. In observance of National Adoption Month, Idaho Youth Ranch Adoption Services is sponsoring an informational seminar. (208) 667-1898.
“Light the Wick”Ski Film – Thursday, 8 p.m. at Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $8/advance, $10/door. (208) 263-9191.
“A Taffeta Christmas” – Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 19 at Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $19/adults; $17/veterans and students age 13 and older with student ID; $15/seniors age 60 and older; $9/children age 12 and younger. (208) 667-1323.
Homemade and Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar – Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 664-1125.
“The Nutcracker” –Friday, 8 p.m. at Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. Performed by the Eugene Ballet. Sponsored by Pend Oreille Arts Council. $22/adults, $8/youth. (208) 263-9191.
Holiday Ball – Saturday, rumba lesson taught by a professional instructor from 7-10 p.m., followed by general dancing from 8-10 p.m. at Ponderay Events Center, Ponderay. Presented by USA Dance. Semi-formal attire, singles, couples, beginners and advanced dancers welcome. USA dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Bonner County Food Bank. $9/general, $5/teens. (208) 699-0421.
Sounds of Christmas Concert – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and next Sunday at 2 p.m. North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Featuring the NIC Cardinal Chorale, Wind Symphony, Chamber Singers and Jazz Co. Free. (208) 769-7764.
“Frank & Ollie” – Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Panida Theater, Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $6/adults, $5/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.
Handel’s “Messiah” Sing-Along – Saturday, 7 p.m. Lake City Community Church auditorium, 6000 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Performances by the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Northwest Sacred Music Chorale, and selected soloists. Sheet music will be provided. $15/tickets available at the symphony office or Great Harvest Bread Co. (208) 765-3833.
Snowflake Faire – Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 W. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Includes crafts, baked goods, handmade items and raffle. Free admission.
Fair Trade Sale – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. Fifth St., Coeur d’Alene. Items include crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more made by people in developing countries around the world. Child care available by TLC Youth and adult sponsors. (208) 664-5743.
Craft and Gift Fair – Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Christian School, 6439 N. Fourth St., Dalton Gardens, Idaho. Featuring craft and gift items, lunch, coffee, hot cocoa, cider and baked goods. Free admission and parking. (208) 772-7118.
Winter Farmers Market – Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 3, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Winter produce, gifts, specialty items. Free admission.
Author Karen Estes – Saturday, 2-4 p.m. at Hastings, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Local author and librarian at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene will sign her recent novel, “Plane of the Ecliptic.” (208) 772-6679.
St. George’s Sweet Shoppe Fundraiser – Saturday at 5 p.m. and next Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715