Yom HaShoah Holocaust Observance Ceremony - The ceremony includes keynote speaker Tony Stewart, who is professor of political science at North Idaho College and a founding member of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, a reading of winning high school and middle school entries in the Eva Lassman Memorial Creative Writing Contest, children’s candle processional and lighting ceremony, and music by members of Chutzpah. Sunday, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom , 1322 E. 30th Ave. Free. (509) 536-7745.
Friends of HREI Social - Join the Human Rights Education Institute for a memorable evening as we thank the supporters of human rights in our area. The Idaho winners of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest will be honored for their thoughtful explorations of the theme “Resistance to Genocide.” Visitors will be able to tour the new exhibit at the institute. Event is open to public. Today, 6 p.m., Human Rights Education Institute, 414 W. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 292-2359.
Planetarium Shows - 11:30 a.m., “Death From the Skies,” for all ages; 12:30 p.m., “Stories in the Sky,” for all ages; 1:30 p.m., “Meet the Neighbors,” for all ages; 2:30 p.m., “Death From the Skies,” recommended for sixth graders and older; 3:30 p.m., “Stories in the Sky,” for all ages. Friday, Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $2/person after admission. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for 18 and under, 3 and under are free, and $1 discounts for military, seniors and students. (509) 443-5669.
Chocolate Champagne Gala - 29th annual event, with chocolate tastings, champagne, chocolate martinis, hearty hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. Benefits the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma Response Center. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 343-5053.
Telluride Mountain Film Festival - A celebration of the environment and the human spirit, this Telluride-based film festival is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is again hosting the film festival in 2013. The festival, which brings the best films from weeklong festival in Telluride, is a benefit for trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14/general, $12/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
SCC Spring Flower and Garden Show - Featuring floral and garden exhibits; a judged flower show; six lectures/demonstrations with notable gardeners; fresh flower market. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 624-3457.
Stonerose Fossil Digging – Open today and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stonerose, 15 N. Keen St., Republic. $8/adults, $5/student and seniors, children age 5 and younger dig free. (509) 775-2295.
An Dochas and the Haran Irish Dancers - The Haran Irish Dancers are World Championship Step Dancers. The show includes fast paced hard-shoe dancing, singing, and humor. Sunday, 3 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $28/adults, $20/students, $18/age 11 and younger, $30/first seven rows. (800) 325-SEAT.
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