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Fri., Nov. 29, 2013

Free Horse and Carriage Rides Friday through Dec. 24. A 15-20 minute ride, presented by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and Downtown Spokane. Fridays, 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Christmas Eve, noon-3 p.m. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wall Street and Main Avenue. Free. (509) 456-0580.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey All games at 7:05 p.m., unless noted. Friday, vs. Portland; Sunday, vs. Seattle (5:05 p.m.); Wednesday, vs. Saskatoon; Dec. 6, vs. Seattle. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show Includes a lighted parade through downtown, Christmas carols, candle lighting and a fireworks show over Lake Coeur d’Alene. Friday, 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-4000.

Village Lighting Ceremony Visit from Santa, hot cider, cookies, Christmas carols, craft bazaar with local artists selling handmade items, toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. Saturday, Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg. (866) 344-2675.

Winter Blessing Ceremony Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino continue an age-old tradition celebrating and giving thanks for the bounty and beauty of life in Indian Country. Storytelling, dance, food and songs at the drum are central, and holiday fireworks will be included. All are welcome. Saturday, 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley. Free. (800) 523-2464.

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.-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, the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required at (509) 458-TREE, $50/person. Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea/Fashion Show, with fashions for women, girls, men and boys, in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required at (509) 458-TREE, $35/person. Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Luncheon, 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 conductor Eckart Preu on piano and a quartet of symphony musicians, in the Isabella Ballroom, (509) 458-TREE, $15. Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m., winning ticket drawings for hotel trees in lobby. Dec. 15, 4 p.m., winning ticket drawings for mall trees at River Park Square. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Raffle tickets are $1 each. (509) 458-TREE (8733).

Colfax Lighted Parade, Santa and Hospice Tree of Lights and Remembrance Ceremony Santa will hear requests from area children from 3-5:30 p.m. Inspirational verses, music, recognition of names and lighting of the Hospice tree follows at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6 p.m. on Mill Street. Photographs with Santa will be available from Leifer Photography. Those interested in paying tribute to a special person who has died can call the Friends of Hospice at (509) 332-4414. Wednesday, Colfax Library, Norma McGregor Community Room, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 332-4414 (Hospice tree) or (509) 397-4366 (Santa and parade).

South Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Kids advent crafts begin at 5 p.m.; Christmas carol singalong at 6 p.m.; lighting of the 100-foot spruce tree at 6:45 p.m., followed by cookies and cocoa at 7 p.m. Sunday, Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Free. (509) 747-4755.

Festival of Fair Trade 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Featuring handcrafts, clothing, jewelry, pottery and more. Includes a screening of “Moving Beyond Paralysis: Steps for Making Positive Change,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Magic Lantern. A discussion will follow. Proceeds benefit Power of 5, which raises money to help girls stay in school in Nepal, a country where a girl’s education is often the lowest priority due to poverty and cultural expectations. Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free; $5 suggested donation for film showing. (509) 448-6561.

Spokane Public Radio Open House Spokane Public Radio stations will be open for tours, information about public radio jobs, volunteer and internship opportunities, along with holiday treats and refreshments. Enter to win door prizes. Stay for the advisory board broadcast from 6-7 p.m., a live call-in meeting when SPR opens the airwaves to questions and comments from listeners. Tuesday, 4:30-7 p.m., Spokane Public Radio, 2319 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-5729.

“30 30 30” Exhibit showcases the works of 30 artists who each created 30 works in a 30-day timeframe. Each piece is available for $30. All are created on 6-by-6-inch canvas panels, with a one-day art exhibition Dec. 6, 4:05-7 p.m. and sneak peeks on Thursday, noon-7 p.m. and Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5, Moscow City Hall, second and third floors, 206 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 883-7036.


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