3-Minute Mic This monthly “Remember the Word” showcase will feature poet Brooke Matson. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., second floor. 7 p.m. Friday. Free. (509) 838-0206.
“Wings over Water” Birds of Prey Fundraiser Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live show featuring bald eagles and an opportunity to have your picture taken with an eagle. 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.
Christmas Tree Elegance 2013 31st annual fundraiser to benefit Spokane Symphony. View 12 trees at The Davenport Hotel on the Mezzanine through Dec. 15 and another six trees at River Park Square (808 W. Main Ave.) on the second floor corridor. Purchase $1 raffle tickets from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at both locations. Friday, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Luncheon, sponsored by the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, $25/person, (509) 789-6819. Hats are fun, but not required. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., “An Evening with Eckart and Friends,” one-hour concert with Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu on piano and a quartet of symphony musicians, Isabella Ballroom, $15. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509) 458-TREE (8733).
“Journey to the North Pole” Cruises Continues through Jan. 1. The 40-minute cruise departs nightly at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., from the North Pole Cruise Terminal at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops. Reservations required by phone or at www.cdalakecruises.com. Buy one, get one half-price tickets available by dining at Beverly’s, Cedars Floating Restaurant, Tito’s Italian Grill, Dockside, Bonsai Bistro, Beachouse or Mulligan’s. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $19.75/adults, $18.75/seniors, $5/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (208) 664-7268.
Christmas on the Palouse Fairfield hosts its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Gift Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lunch items available for purchase, pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon and a Christmas tree sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main, Fairfield.
Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser for ICARE Support ICARE, a child abuse prevention program. Compete in an Ugliest Holiday Sweater contest, bring your family for a $5 Awkward Family Photo, purchase homemade gifts for sale and enter drawings. Purchase tickets at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift stores in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls. Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s , 280 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10/adults, $7/age 10 and younger. (208) 676-1515.
Breakfast with Santa Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, crafts and have your picture taken with Santa. Hosted by Spokane Valley Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary College Scholarships Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and other Rotary service projects. Registration encouraged. Saturday, 8:30-11 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $5/person. (509) 688-0300.
Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast Fundraiser 10th annual event. Breakfast, festive activities and a visit with Santa. Purchase tickets at Mobius Kids Children’s Museum or by calling. Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $25 per person (12 months and younger free). (509) 321-7121.
Holiday Open House Santa arrives at 10:15 a.m. on horseback to pass out sweet treats and talk to young visitors. Santa’s Appaloosa will be available for petting and children can decorate their own delicious Appaloosa cookie. Visitors are welcome to tour the museum, listen to holiday music and enjoy cookies, cider and hot coffee. Saturday, 10 a.m., Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road, Pullman. Free. (208) 882-5578, ext. 279.
“Share the Love” Pet Adoption Event One-day fee-waived adoption event. Families will only need to pay for the cost of a Spokane County pet license, $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Subaru of Spokane, 423 W. Third Ave. (509) 534-8133.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bring the family and enjoy cookies, cocoa and music from Deer Park High School Choir. Saturday, 5 p.m., City Hall, 316 E. Crawford St, Deer Park. Free. (509) 276-5900.
Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa All-you-can-eat sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee. Annual event hosted by the Hauser Lake Fire Department with proceeds benefit a child diagnosed with a serious illness. This year’s recipient is 1-year-old Brodie, of Post Falls, who has neuroblastoma, a type of cancer. Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Hauser Lake Fire Station, 10728 N. Hauser Lake Road, Hauser. $3/person or $10/family. (208) 659-4922.