3 Santa Breakfast - 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday, West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Breakfast is $5. Photos with Santa are $5 per photo. Also featuring crafts, games and a bake sale. (509) 590-9576 and wvhs.wvsd.org. Admission: $5
5 “Ornament and Small Works Show” – 10-5 p.m. Friday, 10-4 p.m. Saturday and 10-5 p.m. Monday, Spokane Art School, 811 W. Garland Ave. Displaying and selling art created by more than 40 local artists. Most items are less than $50. (509) 325-1500 and spokaneartschool.net. Admission: FREE
6 “Cup of Joy” – 12-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, through Jan. 17, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 S. Adams St. Sixth-annual exhibit featuring more than 125 ceramic cups by 36 artists from across the U.S. Reception on Jan. 3 from 5-8 p.m. (509) 863-9904 and tracksidestudio.net. Admission: FREE
7 “That Which Is – Drawings of the Present Moment” - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 am.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 24, Lied Art Center, Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. A series of drawings and paper-based experiments by Matthew Whitney focused on existential spirituality, (509) 777-4703 and whithworth.edu. Admission: FREE
8 Christmas Services at Messiah Lutheran Spokane - 10 a.m. Sunday: Worship, communion and a Christmas play with reception. 7 p.m. Tuesday: Worship with communion and candlelight. 10 a.m. Dec. 29, “Lessons and Carols” service. Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446 and messiahlutheranspokane.com. Admission: FREE
9 Christmas Eve: Lessons and Carols - 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. A service of readings and music featuring carols and hymns accompanied by the Carillon Handbell Choir and pipe organ. Families welcome. (402) 319-1716 and clspokane.org. Admission: FREE
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