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Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. Through Christmas. For more information, visit www.greenbluff growers.com.

Empty the Shelter for the Holidays - SCRAPS is holding an adoption special all month long. Cats are $15 and dogs are $25. This fee includes microchipping, vaccinations, exam, spay/neutering and license. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. (509) 477-2984.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Walk-in tours of the Waste-to-Energy Facility will not be offered through February. Tours for groups of 10 or more will still be scheduled according to staff availability. Call (509) 625-6521 to schedule a group tour. Walk-in tours will resume March 6. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 3. 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.

Santa Express Holiday Store - A holiday retail store for children and a fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. With the help of Santa’s elves (volunteers), young shoppers ages 4 to 12 choose gifts for everyone on their list and wrap each gift so it is ready to go under the tree. All gifts are priced from 50 cents to $8. Open through Sunday. Hours: Today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crescent Building, 707 W. Main Ave., Skywalk Level Free admission. (509) 220-5907.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” - Interplayers presents this family classic as a live radio play, written by Joe Landry and directed by Jeffrey Sanders. Shows Today-Saturday and Wednesday-Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adult, $22/senior and military, $15/student. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.

Friday

“Season’s Greetings” - Blue Door Theatre Players will perform a show spinning holiday tales. All ages welcome. Shows at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Free Carriage Rides - From 3-8 p.m. Presented by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Corner of Wall Street and Main Avenue.

Saturday

Free Carriage Rides - From noon-5 p.m. Presented by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Corner of Wall Street and Main Avenue.

Santa Claus pictures - Santa Claus is coming to Appleway Florist and Greenhouse 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Professional portraits will be available for purchase or people can bring their own cameras. 11006 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-5050.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “Oh, What a Christmas!” Also enjoy a craft and treat. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Merry Christmas! - What better way to celebrate the season than with beautiful Christmas stories. Come join us as we read Christmas stories and take part in a fun craft. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Kelly Milner Halls & Friends - Meet the author of entertaining nonfiction books for children including “Hatchlings: Life-size Baby Dinosaurs.” Halls and other local children’s authors will be on hand to autograph their books. 2-3 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Sunday

Free Carriage Rides - From noon-5 p.m. Presented by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Corner of Wall Street and Main Avenue.

Wednesday

Winter is Snow Much Fun - Day Camp - Through Dec. 28. Presented by Girl Scouts. All girls in grades K-12 can enjoy a wonderland of outdoor fun. Day trips include the Ice Palace at Riverfront Park. Visit www.gsewni.org to register. 9 a.m. Girl Scouts, 1404 N. Ash St. $75, includes breakfast; bring a sack lunch. (800) 827-9478.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “How to Catch a Star.” Also make a craft and enjoy a cookie. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.



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