Christmas Around the World - Variety show presented by the Spirit of Spokane Chorus, a Sweet Adeline Chorus. Raffle and bake sale. Visit www.spiritofspokanechorus.org for ticket information; 7 p.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley $10/general, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 624-3108.
Opportunity Business Community Fundraiser - Items to be collected include: warm clothing, coats, shoes all sizes, baby items, personal care need, household items, nonperishable food, toilet paper and children’s gifts. All donations will benefit Spokane Valley Partners; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Rite Aid parking lot, Sprague Avenue and Pines Road. (509) 218-5952.
Santa Claus pictures - Santa Claus is coming to visit the Appleway Florist and Greenhouse today, Dec. 15 and 22. Professional portraits will be available for purchase or people can bring cameras for the photo opportunity; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Appleway Florist and Greenhouse, 11006 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-5050.
Artisan Craft Show - Sponsored by Liberty Lake Art Society. Art, antiques, soaps, lotions, jewelry, food and more. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Art Chalet, 23106 E. Melkapsi St., Liberty Lake. (509) 255-9600.
“Babes in Toyland” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Directed by Malory Ware. Shows Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 16. Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com. TAC Theater, 2114 N. Pines Road. $10/general, $8/students and military. (509) 995-6718.
“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents this holiday play by Mark Brown. Shows today and Dec. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ignitetheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $16-$18. (509) 795-0004.
Stephen Lyman Show - The Stephen Lyman Show and Sale, with rare Lyman limited edition prints, through December. Also, the 12th annual Miniature Show and Sale, featuring fine art in miniature in many mediums and subjects. Featured artists Linda Besse, Craig Shillam, Darrell Sullens, Debbie Hughbanks, Tom Hanson and more. Hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road. Free to the public. (509) 747-0812.
Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rose Pointe Assisted Living, 13013 E. Mission Ave. Free admission. (509) 926-6483.
Central Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6:30 p.m. Learning and Teaching Center, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 228-5400.
Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have its picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 p.m. today and Dec. 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.
East Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 6 p.m. District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-1830.
Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include votes on multifamily regulation and commercial vehicle ordinances; resolutions on 2013 fees and commercial vehicle routes; motions on street maintenance and street sweeping contracts; and motions on appointments to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.
Stay at Work Workshop - Presented by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. L&I will explain the new Stay at Work program, which provides up to half of a worker’s base wages for up to 66 days to $10,000 per claim if the employer places their injured worker in light-duty or transitional work. This 90-minute workshop will provide an overview of the program, explain how to apply for the reimbursements, the requirements, benefits, and how participation can help reduce claim costs for participating businesses. For more information, visit www.lni.wa.gov; 2 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free.
West Valley School District - The board of directors meets; 7 p.m. District Conference Center, 8818 E. Grace Ave. (509) 924-2150.
Christmas Craft Fair - Variety of vendors with Christmas items, jewelry, Pampered Chef, Avon and many other various crafts; 9 a.m. Opportunity Christian Fellowship, 1313 S. Pines Road. Free admission. (509) 926-2673.
Citizenship Classes - World Relief can help you become a citizen of the United States. A one-time, three-hour class will let you know what to expect on the naturalization exam at 9 a.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 321-0328.
Santa Claus pictures - Santa Claus is coming to visit the Appleway Florist and Greenhouse on Dec. 15 and 22. Professional portraits will be available for purchase or people can bring cameras for the photo opportunity; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Appleway Florist and Greenhouse, 11006 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-5050.
SCRAPS Happy ‘Howl-i-day’ Party and Open House - Visit the shelter for some cookies, cocoa and a tour of the kennels and cages. The day also includes a visit from Santa and special treats for the cats and canines. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. (509) 477-2532.
Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1-2 p.m. 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B. $10/class. (509) 891-9821.
Wreaths Across America Day - Members of the Spokane Valley community will gather to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. H.O.M.E. Military Ministry, a part of Valley Fourth Memorial Church, is coordinating the ceremony inside the mausoleum. Civic and veterans groups will be participating. The public is invited to attend. Specially designated wreaths for all military branches and for POW/MIAs will be placed on memorials during the ceremony. Additional wreaths purchased by individuals and organizations will be placed at veterans’ gravesites in the cemetery; noon. Pines Mausoleum, 12113 E. 16th Ave. (509) 891-8588.