Festival of Trees - Today, Family Day, children’s workshop with performances by local youth plus crafts and face painting, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $2/door; also Benefit Gala and Auction, “A Cool Yule,” with professional singers, dancers and comedians, 5 p.m.-midnight, $200 (reservations required). Monday, Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Dinner Fashion Show, 6-8:30 p.m., $50/each, to benefit emergency services at Kootenai Medical Center. Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 666-2345
Christmas Tree Elegance - Presented by the Spokane Symphony Associates, to benefit the orchestra. Free viewing of 12 decorated trees and gifts, Tuesday-Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Style Show and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, $40, reservations required. Tuesday, tree lighting ceremony, 6 p.m, free. Friday, Gala Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, $150/person, reservations required. Saturday, Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., $25, reservations required (509-624-KIDS). Dec. 5, An Evening with Eckart & Friends, 7-8 p.m., $10. Dec. 6, Spokesman-Review Holiday Hat Luncheon and “Buy Local” fashion show with local celebrity models, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., $25, reservations required (509-789-6863). Dec. 11, tree raffle drawing, 9:30 p.m. (raffle tickets $1 each). Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509) 458-8733
Friends of Pavillion Park Holiday Ball and Auction - Twelfth annual event supports the Liberty Lake park’s community concert series, the Liberty Lake Cinema Series, the Liberty Lake Loop Fun Run, college scholarships and more. Saturday, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 893-3413, www.pavillionpark.org
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” – Spokane Civic Theatre Academy scholarship benefit, featuring a silent auction, desserts, pictures with Santa and a performance by academy students. Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Firth Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. (entrance off Dean Avenue). $15. (509) 325-2507
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