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Deby Fredericks - Local fantasy author will greet fans and sign copies of her latest novel, “The Seven Exalted Orders”; Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 482-5288.

“Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” - Dec. 13-22. Venture through the wardrobe as C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic comes to life. Performances are Fridays 7 p.m.; Saturdays 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

Port Wine & Chocolate Tasting - Sample several decadent Port Wines paired with chocolate; 1 p.m. Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 315-4036.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Steinway Piano Gallery Concert - “Celebrate the Season: One Song at a Time” features vocalist Laura James, accompanied by local pianist/composer Cheryl Green. The program will be all Christmas music; 7 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. Free. (509) 327-4266.

“The Secret of Christmas” - Annual holiday concert presented by Spirit of Spokane Chorus featuring special guest quartets, soloists and instrumentalists in an evening of music to kindle the Christmas spirit in one and all. Baked goods available for purchase. Please bring one nonperishable item for local food bank; 7 p.m. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $10/door, free/age 6 and younger. (208) 659-7346.

“Tiny Tim’s Christmas” - A sequel to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Timothy Crachit, formally known as Tiny Tim, has inherited Ebeneezer Scrooge’s moodiness. As he manages the local toy shop, he has become a regular Scrooge. As the store’s doors close for Christmas, Tim finds himself in a similar situation as Ebeneezer, but this time Scrooge is the hearty Ghost of Christmas Present who leads Timothy through his past, present and future; 2 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1. $12. (509) 342-2055.

Wreaths Across America Day - Members of the Spokane Valley community will gather to honor veterans during the holiday season. Specially designated wreaths for all military branches and for POW/MIA’s will be placed on memorials during the ceremony. Additional wreaths purchased by individuals and organizations will be placed at veterans’ gravesites in the cemetery; noon. Pines Mausoleum, 12113 E. 16th Ave. (south side of 16th Avenue, near Pines Road). (509) 891-8588.

Youth Billiards Clinic - Ages 12-17. This clinic will focus on fundamentals, improvement of skills, proper application of English, banking and kicking, important training drills and game strategies. It is presented by John Hill, certified Billiard Congress of America professional instructor and American Cue Sports Level II instructor/coach. Class is limited to 16 people; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Black Diamond Billiards, 9614 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 891-8357.

Sunday

Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation; 1-3:30 p.m. Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.

“Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” - 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

The Music of Christmas - 7 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13608 E. 40th Ave. Free.

“Tiny Tim’s Christmas” - 2 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1. $12. (509) 342-2055.

Monday

Holiday Harmony - Yuletide concert featuring the Liberty Choir; 7 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 218 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Pet Photos with Santa - 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave.

Tuesday

Kids Explore & Discover Club - Marshmallow Engineering: How tall can you build a tower out of just marshmallows? What shapes withstand the greatest pressures? Build amazing architecture out of marshmallows and other materials as you explore tension, compression and tensile strength; 4 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Pajama Party with Santa - Bring your child’s favorite stuffed animal, blanket or book and capture a magical and memorable moment. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate for Toys for Tots. Make a $3 donation to Toys for Tots and receive a customized email letter from Santa on Christmas Eve. 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave.

Spokane Valley City Council meeting - Tentative agenda items include a vote on mayoral appointments to the planning commission and lodging tax advisory committee, proposed motions on street maintenance and street sweeping contracts and a final vote on proposed condemnation of property for the Argonne Road Safety Project; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.

Wednesday

Free Workshop presented by Washington Health Benefit Exchange - Learn about Washington Healthfinder, the new online marketplace where you can compare brand new health plans side-by-side, find out if you are eligible for tax credits or financial help, get answers to your questions and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and budget; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Holiday Harmony - East Valley High School’s musical ensemble Viva La Noche performs at 6 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Lilac City Cribbage Club - Play cribbage every Wednesday evening at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave., 6:15-9 p.m. Traditional two handed play. For more info: (509) 477-9090 or email bill@playcribbage.com.

Friday

“Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” - 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

Saturday

Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association Music Showcase - Live bluegrass and related acoustic music performed by local and regional bands; 7 p.m. Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. $10/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 484-4668.

“Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” - 4 and 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.



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