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Fri., Nov. 22, 2013

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Presenting the band’s multiplatinum rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve,” with holiday-themed songs, both traditional and original, in a rock-opera format, complete with pyrotechnics, lasers and all the other hallmarks of a traditional arena show. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Friday, 8 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $30.50-$60.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Toy Drive Coulter Family Dentistry is holding a toy drive to benefit Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Drop off new, unopened toys at their office through Dec. 16. Coulter Family Dentistry, 12121 E. Broadway Ave., Building 2, Spokane Valley. (509) 924-1314.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey All games at 7:05 p.m. Saturdayvs. Tri-City; Nov. 29 vs. Portland; Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.

Santa Express Nov. 23-Dec. 23. The holiday store where kids ages 4-12 can find gifts ranging from 50 cents to $8 for everyone on their shopping list. Volunteer elves are on hand to help the children select and wrap their gifts, with the net proceeds going to benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Crescent Building, Skywalk level, 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 535-3155.

Friends of Head Start Flapjack Fundraiser Includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and drinks. Call to reserve a seat. Sixty percent of the proceeds benefit Head Start programs in Idaho’s five northern counties. Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s, 280 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 666-7555.

BRRC Turkey Trot Fun Run Sponsored by the Bloomsday Road Runners Club. Race starts at 9 a.m. No registration required, just sign a waiver. Runners and walkers have the options of 2-mile, 3-mile or 5-mile routes. No entry fee, but cash and food donations strongly encouraged to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. No pets on course with runners. There will be prizes, coffee and cider. Thursday, Manito Park, next to the duck pond. (509) 868-6433.

Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 37th annual event features more than 300 artists and crafters. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7, good all weekend; free for age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

10th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction Presented by the Dean’s Forum and Gonzaga School of Business. Featuring a multiple course food and wine tour of South America. Net proceeds benefit the endowments, scholarships and fellowships in the School of Business Administration. Purchase tickets at Friday, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. $150/person. (509) 328-4220.

United Methodist Women Harvest Bake Sale Proceeds support local and global mission projects. Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon., Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-8800.

Cash-back Christmas Includes a shopping clinic, give-aways, merchant booths and door prizes. Sunday, noon-5 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (509) 327-8000.

Pet Photos with Santa Held Mondays through Dec. 16 starting at 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley.


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