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SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013

Christmas Tree Elegance 2013 - 31st annual fundraiser to benefit Spokane Symphony. View and purchase raffle tickets for 12 trees at The Davenport Hotel on the Mezzanine from Tuesday-Dec. 15 and another six trees at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., on the second floor corridor. Tickets sales are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at both locations. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., opening ceremony in the Davenport Hotel lobby. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Christmas Tree Elegance Fashion Show and Luncheon, with runway emceed by KHQ’s Kjerstin Ramsing, in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required, $50/person. Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea/Fashion Show in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required, $35/person. Friday, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Luncheon, sponsored by the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required to (509) 789-6819; $25/person. Hats are fun, but not required. Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., “An Evening with Eckart and Friends,” one-hour concert with Spokane Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor Eckart Preu as he plays the piano, accompanied by a quartet of SSO musicians, in the Isabella Ballroom, $15/person. Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m., winning ticket drawings for hotel trees in lobby; winners notified that evening. Dec. 15, 4 p.m., winning ticket drawings for mall trees at River Park Square, winners notified that afternoon. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Raffle tickets are $1 each. For reservations and information call (509) 458-TREE (8733).

Peace on Earth - A Christmas Luncheon - Feast on salad, glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, and organic green beans accompanied by bread and butter. For dessert, Royal Plaza will provide Christmas cupcakes, served by employees of the Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Entertainment includes the Bell Choir from Palisades Christian Academy and pianist Kirk Smich, from Gonzaga University. Santa will also make an appearance and you may get your picture taken with him. Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance, $18/door. (509) 327-1584.

Wings over Water Fundraiser - Saturday-Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live show featuring bald eagles and an opportunity to have your picture taken with an eagle. There will also be a silent auction. Birds of Prey Northwest is a nonprofit organization that promotes stewardship and conservation of raptors through educational programs. It provides rescue and rehabilitation to injured birds of prey with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Bay 5, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/individual; $25/family. (208) 666-4003.

47th Annual Crab Feed and Auction - Benefiting local children’s organizations including Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Support Care and Networking and the Children’s Home Society of Washington. Purchase tickets online at www.dsxc.org. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $65. (509) 340-0477.

Liberty Lake Holiday Ball - An elegant evening with a champagne reception, three-course dinner, silent and live auctions and live music with dancing. The event is the sole fundraiser for Friends of Pavillion Park, a nonprofit group that sponsors a free summer concert series, movies in the park, scholarships, an annual fun run, the Labor Day weekend Spokane Symphony concert and Shakespeare in the Park. Saturday, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/person. (509) 475-5674.


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