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In brief: Resort to host holiday variety shows

COEUR D’ALENE – The holiday season is in full swing and the Coeur d’Alene Resort has a variety show just in time.

“A Coeur d’Alene Christmas: A Variety Show for The Whole Family” features jugglers, comedians, magicians, singers and dancers, with performers age 7 to 83. The show is performed on the stage at the Shore Lounge, during weekends through Dec. 18 and on weeknights Dec. 19 through Dec. 30.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for those younger than 5.

For more information, call (208) 664-7268 or visit www.cdaresort.com.

NIC information sessions planned this week

POST FALLS/HAYDEN – North Idaho College admission information sessions will be held Monday at the Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, and Wednesday at the Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St.

The meetings will be from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. and will provide information on how to apply to college and finance a college education.

The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, call NIC admissions recruiter Heather Johnson at (208) 665-4523.

Library starting children’s reading programs

COEUR D’ALENE – The Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., will spread some cheer with its annual holiday reading programs, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Dec. 17.

Programs include the Ocarina Club, offered Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m., designed for age 9 to 12. Participants learn about the ancient musical instrument and how to play it. Registration is required.

The Game Cafe, for age 6 to 13, is held Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Children can enjoy chess, checkers and a variety of other board games.

Book Babies Lap-Sit is Tuesdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children up to 2 years, who must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver. Tales for Twos and Threes is on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytime is held on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m.

All programs are free. To register for the Ocarina Club or for more information, call the library at (208) 769-2315, ext. 438.

History presentations on area planned at library

COEUR D’ALENE – Robert Singletary, a local historian, will present a three-part series on the history of Coeur d’Alene at the Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

“Coeur d’Alene: Connections to the Past,” will look at the trends and people who have shaped the history of the Lake City using visual images, artifacts and living history presentations. Wednesday’s demonstration will feature the “Fort Years,” from 1878 to 1898; the Dec. 8 discussion will include the “Boom Years,” from 1900 to 1920; and the Dec. 15 presentation will discuss the 1920s and beyond.

Singletary wrote a weekly history column for the Coeur d’Alene Press for 10 years. He taught history at North Idaho College and at Lewis-Clark State College. He also has served as a trustee for the Museum of North Idaho and the Idaho State Historical Society.

For more information, call (208) 769-2315 or visit www.cdalibrary.org.

Pastor invites others to participate in hunger day

SANDPOINT – Pastor Eric Rust of Cedar Hills Church has invited the local community to participate in Feel the Hunger Day on Dec. 8.

Rust is asking participants to eat only half a cup of rice all day, approximately the amount of food that Convoy of Hope, an international hunger relief organization, calculates the world’s hungry have to eat on any given day. Participants will then be able to feel for themselves the hunger that approximately 925 million people worldwide experience every day.

For more information, visit www.feelthehunger.org.



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