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Believe Tour - Macy’s national Believe Campaign will stop by the Spokane Valley Mall. Santa will make an appearance and there will also be face painting, a balloon artist, hot chocolate and story time. Macy’s will have special Believe mailboxes set up in the store and will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter to Santa put in the box. 1 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall Macy’s, 14740 E. Indiana Ave.


Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.

Freeman Arts Boosters Zumba Party - Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. and Zumba is 7:45-8:45 p.m. Fundraiser supports art, band, choir and drama. Freeman Middle School gym, 14917 S. Jackson Road. $8. (509) 291-3135.


Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include a motion on the lodging tax allocations, a proposed resolution on changing planning commission rules of procedure and a discussion on shoreline regulations; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - No fees or weigh-ins; 7 p.m.-midnight. 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (951) 850-7764.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Open to anyone interested in playing cribbage; 6:30 p.m. VFW Hall, 212 S. David St. (310) 621-3897.

Senior pickleball - Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Valley HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. $2. (509) 927-0602.


Christmas Tree Lighting – Annual ceremony includes live entertainment. Hosted by the Spokane Valley Rotary; 5 p.m. University City, Sprague Avenue and University Road.

Liberty Lake Winter Festival 2011 - Annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony with free activities including crafts, story time, mini snow golf, picture with Santa, carriage rides and performances by area choirs and orchestras; 5 p.m. Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake. (509) 755-6726.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - The group meets every Thursday; 6 p.m. Orchards Crest Retirement, fourth floor theater room, 222 S. Evergreen Road. (509) 922-8820.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Eagles - The group meets every Thursday; 9:30 a.m. Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 928-5460.


45th Annual Crab Feed - Presented by the Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane. Event will also feature a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Children’s Home Society of Washington and SCAN. Corporate tables and individual tickets can be purchased at; 5:30 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $48 per person. (509) 226-2448 or (509) 747-2058.

“Little Women” - Scott Davidson’s theatrical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows also Dec. 9 and 16 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 4 and 7 p.m.; and Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $10/general, $8/children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

Mommy and Me Club - Social group open to all new moms, babies (up to two years old), and moms-to-be. Support, encouragement, teaching, learning, sharing, playtime and fun. Also features free weight checks, breastfeeding support by certified lactation consultants, activities and guest speakers. There is no need to RSVP or attend regularly. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information; 10 a.m.-noon. Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, Davis Room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free.


Author Deby Fredericks - Book signing of her three fantasy novels; 2-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-5555.

Breakfast with Santa - Enjoy breakfast and a variety of fun-filled children’s games, activities, goody bags and entertainment. Bean bag toss, fish pond prizes, face painting, crafts and a visit from Santa. Hosted by Spokane Valley Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary scholarship funds and service projects; 9-11 a.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $4/person at the door. (509) 688-0300.

Chili feed - Have chili with cornbread, cookies and drinks along with live entertainment. Proceeds benefit two local families with medical issues; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Village, 17028 E. Eighth Ave. $5 per person or $20 for a family of five.

Christmas Tree Fundraiser - Dec. 3-17. Children living at the Hutton Settlement Children’s Home have been growing Christmas trees for years. Proceeds will benefit the programs for children at the home who are healing from past trauma and grief. Hours are 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, you-cut and live trees for sale. Hutton Settlement Home, 9907 E. Wellesley Ave. (509) 926-1027.

Fairfield book sale - The Friends of the Fairfield Library will host a sale of books and other items to raise money for the library; 10 a.m. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St. (509) 893-8320.

Fairfield Old-Fashioned Christmas - Events at the Fairfield Community Center include 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. You can also buy a Christmas tree at the railroad tracks, 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. Bring a donation for the food bank to get a free raffle ticket. Adults can have drinks and attend a dance to music by Spare Parts at the Community Center from 8 to 10 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St. $10 for the dance. (509) 283-2414.