Great Russian Nutcracker - Presented by the Moscow Ballet. The ballet dramatizes the story of Masha meeting her prince and, exclusive to this show, adds a tribute to world peace as well. In addition to the ballet, patrons will enjoy choristers of Crescendo Community Choirs. 7:30 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $29.50-$177. (800) 325-SEAT.
Kids Explore & Discover Club - Argonne Library - Use your design skills to pair the bright colors and wild patterns found on duct tape. Everyone will leave with a completed project to show off. 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Squishy Circuits - How do we light things up, make noise, and get things moving? Let’s find out. Join us to build a squish sculpture complete with lights, motion and sound – and learn a bit about electrical currents. Appropriate for school-age children. 4 p.m. Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Books Are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Books and gifts for all ages at discounted prices with proceeds benefitting Chase Youth Foundation. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. Spokane City Hall, main lobby, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.
Books Are Fun Book and Gift Fair - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. Spokane City Hall, main lobby, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Chiefs vs. Prince George. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Seventh annual event to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 5K chip-timed run, fun run or walk or 1K run with the elves for children age 8 and younger. Costume contest, pets welcome. Register at www.SpokaneJingleBellRun.org Riverfront Park, Gondola Meadow, 507 N. Howard St. $35/with timing chip, $30/5K fun run/walk; kids 1K run: $10/T-shirt, free/no shirt for 1K. (509) 315-9862.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Chiefs vs. Regina. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.
Otis Orchards Library Book Sale - 10 a.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.
Wordless Story Time and Craft - Let your imagination roam free and come down for a special story time as we explore beautiful stories without any words. Then make our own wordless story using comic strips. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
KPBX Kids Concert - “Happy Days are Here Again!” with the music of Tin Pan Alley with Spokane area youth choirs. Enjoy the catchy melodies and witty lyrics from music by George M. Cohen, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and others. 1-2 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729.
Author Joe O’Neill - Children’s author presents “Red Hand Adventures” series for fifth- through eighth-grades (“Rebels of the Kasbah” and “Wraith of the Caid”). He will read, discuss and sign his books. 2 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Princess Ball Father Daughter Dance - Whatever Girls Father Daughter Dance and Spokane’s Sonora Smart Dodd Father of the Year Award, with emcees state Rep. Kevin Parker, owner of Dutch Bros. Coffee, and Rick Rydell of KXLY 920. Purchase tickets online at www.thewhatevergirls.com under events, Princess Ball. Ticket includes admission, refreshments, pictures and a favor. Semi-formal dress. Bring nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank. 6:30-9 p.m. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35 per father/daughter couple, $20 each additional daughter. (509) 327-8000.
Turkey Bingo - The Knights of Columbus will host the annual Turkey Bingo. Game cards are six for $5 or $1 each. Snacks available for purchase. 2-5 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 304 S. Adams Road, Spokane Valley. Games cards six for $5 or $1 each. (509) 928-3210.
Kids Explore & Discover Club - Otis Orchards Library - 4 p.m. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.
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