December 4, 2011 in Features

Social Calendar


“A Christmas Carol” Academy Scholarship Benefit Night - Featuring a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a performance of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic presented by Spokane Civic Theatre Academy students. Today, 6 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $15. (509) 325-2507.

20th Annual Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale - Sponsored by Troop 3 from Coeur d’Alene. The scouts will help you select a tree, carry it to your car and tie it on. The proceeds earned will pay for program for the next year. Pre-sale tickets are available. A $45 ticket will get any 8-foot or under tree, and a $55 ticket takes any tree 8-foot or more. Runs through Dec. 18. Corner of Canfield and Government Way, next to Michael’s, Coeur d’Alene. $35-$75, depending on size. (208) 635-5139.

Santa Express – With the help of volunteers, shoppers ages 4-12 choose gifts priced from 50 cents to $8 for everyone on their list and wrap each giftFundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., through Dec. 23. Downtown on the skywalk level of Crescent building, 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 448-2900.

Christmas Tree Elegance 2011 – Through Dec. 18. Benefits the Spokane Symphony, presented by the Spokane Symphony Associates. This year there are two locations for tree viewing and raffles. Today, Caroling with the Chorale, 1:30 p.m., rehearsal, 3 p.m. public performance, 4:15 p.m., reception with buffet, $35/singers and buffet, $25/buffet only, $10/show only; Monday, Holiday Hat and Fur Style Show, 11:30 a.m., Davenport Hotel, $25, call (509) 789-6863 for reservations; Saturday, raffle drawing in Davenport Hotel, 9:30 p.m., free admission; Dec. 18, 1 p.m., Raffle drawing in River Park Square, free admission. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Tree viewing free; raffle tickets $1 each. (509) 458-8733.

Christmas Tree Fundraiser – Through Dec. 17. Children at the Hutton Settlement Children’s Home have grown Christmas trees for years, with proceeds supporting programs at the home. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The settlement driveway is a mile east of Argonne on Upriver Drive. Pre-cut, U-cut and live trees for sale. Hutton Settlement Home, 9907 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 926-1027.

2011 Festival of Trees “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” - Senior Social, Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, refreshments and entertainment, free admission; Family night, Friday, 5-9 p.m., refreshments, entertainment, Santa’s visitors, Santa’s Workshop, festival gift shop, $3/adults, $1/kids, $8/family or a can of food for the Ministerial Association; Gala Live Auction, Saturday, 5 p.m., doors open for viewing, no-host bar and silent auction, appetizer buffet from 6-7:30 p.m., and live auction begins at 7 p.m. Boundary County Fairgrounds, Bonners Ferry. $35/advance, $40/door. (208) 267-3141, ext. 314.

Dickens of a Dinner - Victorian feast with a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Shows Friday-Saturday at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. For tickets, call (509) 327-1113. For more information, visit The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. $40 for dinner and show.

Sixth Annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival - Special holiday event features some of the crooner’s best-loved films, along with a gallery of photos. Films to be shown include: noon, “White Christmas” (1954); 2:30 p.m., “Holiday Inn” (1942) in which the song “White Christmas” was first introduced; 4:30 p.m., “Going My Way” (1944) where Bing’s Oscar for this film will be on display in the theater lobby; 7 p.m., songs by Crosby’s nephew Howard Crosby from Walla Walla; 7:30 p.m., “White Christmas (1954).” Presented by Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater. Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5/donation. (509) 993-1732.

Swing Dance and Auction - Featuring the Ferris High School Jazz Orchestra. Doors open at 6:30, silent auction at 7, live auction at 8, dancing at 9 p.m. Saturday, Ferris High School, gymnasium, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $10/door, includes dessert. (509) 230-4927.

St. Lucy’s Candlelight Breakfast Benefit for Shalom Ministries - Shalom is raising funds for its Dining with Dignity program. Tickets are available at Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave. Call or email: Saturday. 7:30 a.m. St. John’s Cathedral, Great Hall, 127 E. 12th Ave. $30/person or $210/table of eight. (509) 455-9019.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus