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Sat., Dec. 8, 2012, midnight

North Idaho

Amahl and the Night Visitors – Christmas opera today at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring professional soloists Dawn Wolski, Patti Mortier, Tim Campbell and Steve Mortier, and St. George’s Choir. Tickets $20/adults, $15/seniors, $8/students with ID, available at the symphony office, Great Harvest Bread, 3510 N. Government Way, Burt’s Music on Sherman Avenue or at the door as available. (208) 765-3833.

Women’s Christmas Tea – Free morning tea today, 10 a.m.-noon, and afternoon tea, 2-4 p.m., at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $8/each, $56/table of eight. Victorian/holiday attire is encouraged. Child care not available. Call or go online to register, (208) 777-7325, ext. 203, or

Annual Lakeland Christmas Concert – Sunday, 7 p.m. at The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 13541 W. state Highway 53, Rathdrum. Featuring local church choirs, soloists and instrumentalists. Free admission, but offering will be accepted with proceeds to benefit local food banks. (208) 687-0943.

“The Heart of Christmas” CCW Luncheon – RSVP due by Tuesday for the lunch on Thursday, noon-2 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Speaker is Jan Cline, with entertainment by Juanita Anstine. Bring nonperishable holiday food donations for the local food bank. $14/RSVP to (208) 664-4203 or 676-9092.

A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at 1111 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, contact Unity Church, (208) 664-1125.

“Lessons and Carols” Christmas Concert – Northwest Sacred Music Chorale performances Dec. 19 at 5 and 8 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15/adults, $12/students and seniors. Tickets available by calling NWSMC, (208) 755-6376.


“Breakfast With Santa” – Today, 9 a.m.-noon at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Includes a meal and pictures with Santa, face-painting and Mrs. Claus and her animal balloons. Tickets are available at the church office during normal business hours, $5/age 10 and younger, $6/adults.

Living Nativity – Presented today and Dec. 15 and 22, 5:30-7 p.m. on the east side of Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road in Colbert. The free event will also be staged on Christmas Eve following the 7 p.m. family candlelight caroling service. (509) 238-9100.

Lessons and Carols Advent Service – Featuring the Cathedral Choirs, Sunday, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. The St. John’s Junior Choristers and the Chancel Bell Choir will also perform. (509) 838-4277.

Holiday on Pipes – Dec. 16, 6 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Performance by Kenneth Fuller playing the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Free concert includes a sing-along portion. (509) 467-8986.

Blue Christmas: A Service of Light for the Longest Night – Service of healing prayers, music and Scripture for anyone struggling with difficulties during the holiday season, Dec. 22, 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

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