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Video Game Hackathon Series for Teens Bring your own games that you have been working on or use available free software to make games. Learn Coding using Stencyl for PC, Mac and Linux. Pizza will be provided. 6 to 9 p.m. today, 806 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 651-6200.

Journey to the North Pole Cruise Today through Jan. 4. The 40-minute cruise departs nightly from the North Pole Cruise Terminal at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. No cruises on Thanksgiving Day. Purchase tickets at or by phone. Buy one adult cruise ticket, get one half-price by dining at Beverly’s, Dockside, Bonsai Bistro, Cedar’s Floating Restaurant, Tito’s Italian Grill or Mulligan’s. Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, 210 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $19.75/adults, $18.75/seniors, $5/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (855) 956-1977.

WSBA Cyclocross Championship Saturday: Riverside Rumble; Sunday: WSBA Association Championship. Overnight camping available at Riverside State Park with free pancake breakfast, live music, prizes and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Riverside State Park, 9711 W. Charles Road. Licenses: $15/youth; $22/adult. (509) 953-9924.

Piratepalooza Party! All you scallywags are invited to make pirate hats, hooks and eye patches to wear while you walk the plank and try not to fall into the shark infested water. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission ($7; free for children younger than 1). (509) 624-5437.

HowliDays Dog Costume Contest Includes ribbons, prizes, photos, info booths and contest. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, 210 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $5 or three cans/small bags of pet food. (208) 667-5986.

What’s Cooking? A Family Storytime This family storytime will celebrate fall food traditions. Saturday, 11 a.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

“T’was the Night Before Thanksgiving” Storytime and Craft Lots of turkey fun to be had with this story written by Dav Pilkey. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

KPBX Kids Concert “Hope in Hard Times.” Brad Keeler Trio with Linda Parman and Jim Pittman present a survey of music from the Depression era. Presented by KPBS 91.1. Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.

“A Turkey for Thanksgiving” Storytime and Craft Mrs. Moose wants a turkey for Thanksgiving and Mr. Moose is going to bring her one, in this story by Eve Bunting. How about a Thanksgiving craft afterwards? Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Looking ahead

Jingle Bell Rock Lighting Ceremony Parade Enjoy a Christmas parade with Santa on Sherman Avenue from Eighth Street to Lakeside Avenue and Northwest Boulevard, caroling, fireworks display and the lighting of the Holiday in Lights display. Also offering a musical revue at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Festival of Trees or Cruise to the North Pole with Santa. Nov. 28, 5 p.m., Downtown Coeur d’Alene, downtown Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene. Free.

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