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Candlelight Christmas concert – The Gonzaga University Choir and Spokane Symphony Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Boone and Astor. Tickets are $12 general and $10 seniors and students in advance through TicketsWest, or $15 at the door; 325-SEAT.

Pet food drive – Directors of Volunteers in Agencies have organized a drive to collect pet food, kitty litter and cash donations for SCRAPS, the Humane Society and SpokAnimal at area PETCO locations. The drive will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at 6302 N. Divison, 2805 E. 29th and 10 N. Sullivan Road; 217-2992.

Spaghetti night – Pasta buffet hosted by the South Hill Kiwanis from 6-9 p.m. today at the South Hill Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th. Proceeds will benefit community projects. Adults are $8; kids under 6 are free; 326-1216.


Baby’s first Christmas – Bring your new baby for a picture with Santa, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center, 101 W. Eighth. There will be cookie decorating, story time and other activities for older children. Free parking is available at Eighth and McClellan; call for reservations; 474-2400.

Compass Club luncheon – The women’s club for welcoming newcomers to the area will host a holiday music program, 11 a.m. Sunday at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. Lunch is $19. Reservations required; 465-8163.

Family book night – Each child will get a free book. There will also be an activity guide for parents, arts and crafts projects and treats, 4-5 p.m. Monday at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook. It’s sponsored by Support for Parents Overcoming Challenges, Whitworth College and Starbucks; 444-0374.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – Beth Hodgson of Spring Environmental will speak on “Incorporating Environmental Engineering into Engineering Projects,” noon Monday at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch is $12; 244-3467.

Carols at Christmas – A community Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley, 1306 N. Pines. Refreshments will be served; 924-9700.

Camps for Kids – The Northeast Spokane Kiwanis Club host its annual event to raise money to send kids to camp, 6:30 a.m. Friday at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. The Christmas breakfast also includes entertainment and a raffle. Tickets are $25; reservations required; 466-0216.

DNA Lifeprint Kit – The free child-identification program will provide parents with digital pictures and video CD of their child, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday at 2807 S. Stone, Suite 201; 838-6261.

Engineers Forum of Spokane – A presentation on public education by Orville Barnes, former member of the Spokane School Board and the Washington State School Board, noon Dec. 12 at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1616 Windsor Drive. Lunch is $12; 244-3467.

Human rights – Raymond Reyes, associate vice president for diversity at Gonzaga University, will speak on “Building a Multicultural Democracy,” 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive; 624-3608.

Bill of Rights Day – A celebration in honor of the day, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Kalico Kitchen, 2931 E. Division. Reservations requested; 327-5681.

AmeriCorps – This group is offering on-the-job training in the housing construction industry to those ages 18-25. The group is also looking for tutors for at-risk high school students and a volunteer coordinator/trainer, 18 years or older, to provide activities for AmeriCorp members; 456-7660.

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