Things to do
Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre – Today and Saturday. The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented show blending the comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off on stage – by performing a variety of stunts and skits. Shows today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general, $10/juniors. (800) 325-SEAT.
Traditions of Christmas at the Kroc Center – Today through Dec. 29. Presentation of various Christmas traditions. $32 adults/$26 seniors/$15 children 12 and younger, available at www.traditions ofchristmasnw.com. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 661-6010.
Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 3. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., closed Mondays. Extended holiday hours. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/adults; $3.50/children, senior, military; $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.
Wreaths Across America Day - Members of the Spokane Valley community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. Noon Saturday, Pines Mausoleum, 12113 E. 16th Ave. (southside of 16th Avenue, near Pines Road), Spokane Valley. (509) 891-8588.
Lilac City Figure Skating Christmas Pops - Join the Lilac City Figure Skating Club as their skaters perform to Christmas music. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Eagles Ice-A-Rena, 6321 N. Addison St. Free admission; cash donations accepted for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (509) 474-9464.
Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Center - A celebration of the new Club. Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Center, 200 W Mullan Ave., Post Falls. (208) 457-9089.
Winter Worship Music Celebration – Wednesday-Dec. 21. Listen to the music of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir in an evening of song, theater, and celebration from Director Marina Kalani. 7:30 p.m. daily, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15; $10/students. (208) 457-8950.
Holiday Lights at Gaiser Conservatory - Dec. 7-19. More than 30,000 lights, along with poinsettias, mums and other seasonal touches. Open daily, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and best viewing is after 4 p.m. Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.
Spokane Law Enforcement Museum - Artifacts, photos, portraits, badges, uniforms and other police mementos. Museum accepts donations of police memorabilia, as well as donations. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1201 W. First Ave. $5/general, $4/seniors, $3/ages 12-18, $2/ages 6-12, free/age five and younger. (509) 625-3352.
Free Carriage Rides - Fridays from 3-8 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Corner of Wall Street and Main Avenue in downtown Spokane. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., corner of First and Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Presented by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. (509) 344-2208.
A Redneck Holiday Bazaar - Home crafts and home-based vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Davenport Memorial Hall, 511 Park St., Davenport. free. (509) 725-4798.
Christmas With Santa - Enjoy an elegant breakfast, sing Christmas carols with Mercy Seat and enjoy a performance by dancers from Dance Arts Academy. Visit with Santa, get a special handmade stocking filled with goodies and listen to Santa’s Story Time. Reservations required, leave a message. 9 a.m. Saturday, Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $15/child, $5/adult. (509) 838-5667.
“Journey to the North Pole” Cruises - The 40-minute cruise departs nightly through Jan. 1 at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. from the Boardwalk Marina with boarding 15-30 minutes prior to cruise. Includes a visit to the North Pole, greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus and lighting of the “world’s tallest living Christmas tree.” Reservations required. Boardwalk Marina on Lake Coeur d’Alene near Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $18.75/adults, $17.75/seniors age 55 and older, free/kids age 12 and younger. (208) 664-7628 or (800) 688-5253.
West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Winter Camps – Thursday and Dec. 21. Mini-camp where you will learn all about how animals survive the cold winters and participate in snowshoeing, tracking and fun games. Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, 8607 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. $40/day. (509) 340-1028.