Things to do

“Lasting Heritage” – Personal stories and human-made objects articulate the spiritual and visceral links between ancient people, modern tribal people and their lands. Opening reception 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, with tours from 1:30-2 p.m.; musical performance by American Indian flutist Herman Edwards from 2-2:45 p.m.; and classical pianist Ivana Cojbasic from 3-3:45 p.m. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger. Exhibit running indefinitely. Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931

Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast Fundraiser - Breakfast, festive activities and a visit with Santa. Saturday. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $25 per person (12 months and younger free). (509) 624-KIDS.

Breakfast with Santa - Breakfast and children’s games, activities, goody bags and a visit from Santa. Hosted by Spokane Valley Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary scholarship funds and service projects. Saturday. 9-11 a.m. Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $4/person at the door. (509) 688-0300.

“Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters” – Interplayers presents Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage’s play about one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Through Dec. 17. Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $24, (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.

Eastern Washington

Fairfield Old Fashioned Christmas - Craft vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free children’s workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and live entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Center. Get a picture with Santa at the Bank of Fairfield beginning at 10 a.m. and purchase items at a bake sale at the Fairfield Museum. Adults can have drinks and dance to music by Spare Parts at the Community Center from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main. $10 for the dance. (509) 283-2414.

Holiday Gift Gala - Visiting artists and resident artisans offer their holiday works. Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.

North Idaho

Small Artworks Invitational - More than 190 new small works by 33 regional artists. The opening reception is today from 5-8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID. Free. (208) 765-6006.

“Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” - A yuletide farce by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears. Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday; runs through Dec. 18. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID. $17/adults; $15/student and veterans; $9/children. (208) 667-1323.

Holiday Ball - Presented by USA Dance. Waltz lesson at 7 p.m., followed by general dancing from 8-10 p.m. Non-formal attire, singles, couples, beginners, and advanced dancers welcome. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Bonner County Food Bank. Dec. 3. Ponderay Events Center, next to Sandpoint Furniture, Ponderay, Idaho. $9/general, $5/teens. (208) 699-0421.

Hayden Lights Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Parade begins at 5 p.m. and will proceed south in the northbound lane of Government Way to Honeysuckle Avenue with lighting ceremony to follow. Includes free hot chocolate and cookies, music from the Special Choruses from Atlas and Hayden Meadows elementary schools, and an appearance by Santa Claus. Saturday. Hayden City Park and Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 209-1080.

Winter Market - Featuring winter produce, gifts and specialty items. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 772-2290, www.kootenaifarmers markets.org.

Art Matters - Celebration of the arts with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, gourmet dinner and live entertainment. Saturday. 5:30-9 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $125. (208) 457-8950.

NIC Art Students Pottery Sale – North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, Ceramic Studio, Room 157, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. (208) 651-6484.


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