SNR Christmas Dinner and Party Fundraiser – Fundraiser to benefit Specialized Needs Recreation includes a turkey dinner and trimmings, dessert, SNR choir performance, music, raffles and an appearance by Santa Claus. Proceeds help fund scholarships for children with special needs to attend day camp during school breaks. Today. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $5/each, $20/family. (208) 755-6781.
Bowling For Water - The Peace and Justice Action League has signed on with the Maia Water Project to buy a water filtration system for the thirsty children of Khan Younis Refugee Camp. Form a team of four. Wednesday. 7-9 p.m. North Bowl, 125 W. Sinto Ave., Spokane. $20/includes two games, shoe rental and a beverage. (509) 838-7870.
Carol of the Bells Fundraiser - Musical event with entertainment by Diana Clemons. Includes a raffle for an iPad 2, tickets $5/each or 5/$20, available at the event. Proceeds benefit North Star Child Development Center and Harmony Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center. Friday. 6:30 p.m. Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, ID. $10/adults, $5/kids, $25/family. (208) 765-6828.
CD Release Party for Haven - Christian rock music benefiting the Truth Ministries homeless shelter. Special guests Innersanctum and others. Friday. 7 p.m. Spokane Epicenter, 6425 N. Lidgerwood St. $10. (509) 456-2576.
20th Annual Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale - Sponsored by Troop 3 from Coeur d’Alene. The proceeds earned will pay for the troop’s program for the next year. There will be Frazier firs and grand firs, most in the 5- to 8-feet tall, with a few up to 12 feet. All trees are locally grown using local transport. 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, young shoppers ages 4-12 choose gifts priced from 50 cents to $8 for everyone on their list and wrap each gift so it’s ready to go under the tree. Vanessa’s Village, located in the entry of Santa Express, welcomes shoppers of all ages. Fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, a safe shelter for kids who are at risk of neglect or abuse. 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 Fundraiser - Proceeds benefit the programs for children at the Hutton Settlement who are healing from trauma and grief. 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.