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Family calendar from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 – Santa Express, Northwest Winterfest, Jurassic Quest and Totally Tubular Tuesdays


Santa Express – Kids ages 4-12 can purchase gifts, $ 1-10, for loved ones with the help of an elf from Santa Express. An online store is also available on santaexpress.org. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 23. Located in the old Mobius location at River Park Square. All profits go to Vanessa Behan. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 415-3506.

Northwest Winterfest: Spokane Valley – Walk through a display of handcrafted holiday lanterns. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until January 2. Visit nordouestwinterfest.com/tickets for more information and ticket prices. Spokane County Fair and Exhibition Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 995-7700.

Prepare for Kindergarten – Using books and hands-on activities via Zoom, practice skills that will prepare children for reading, writing and more. Registration closes Monday. This is a four-session course. 6, 7, 8 and 9 Dec. 10:30 am-11:15am For children aged 4 to 5 and their companions. Visit events.spokanelibrary.org/event for more information and to register. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Pajama Story Time Online – Includes picture books with interactive elements. Open to children from 1 to 5 years old and their tutors. Register on bit.ly/2EePWBa. Monday, 10:30 am-11am Presented by Spark Central. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Bilingual Story Time – With songs and stories in Spanish and English. Open to children aged 10 to 12. Hosted on Zoom. Monday, 2:30 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Safe Start Northwest Webinar: “Safe Sleep 101” – Learn how to protect infants while they sleep. Check out the American Academy of Pediatric Safe Infant Sleep recommendations and get answers to questions about sleep safety. Visit safestartnw.org for details and registration. Monday, 6 pm-7pm Free. (206) 582-6191.

Totally tubular Tuesdays – Tuesday: “Gremlins”, classified PG, 106 minutes; December 7: “A Christmas Story”, rated PG, 93 minutes; December 14: “Elfe”, classified PG, 97 minutes; December 21: “Polar Express”, classified G, 100 minutes. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. $ 2.50. (509) 327-1050.

Self-Published Story Time – Join Miss Delaney on the Children’s Library Facebook page as she reads stories written by self-published authors. Visit cdalibrary.org for more information. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Teen Write-In – A Discord group for teens participating in National Novel Writing Month to support each other and share ideas. Register on tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord. Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Come in and write – Share your work in progress, get inspired by creative prompts, and spend time writing. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Gnome Holiday Ornaments – Create a festive gnome ornament with a pointy hat. Register at scld.org, Wednesday through December. 13. Supplies available for pickup December 16-22. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Pediatric COVID-19 and SHRD Influenza Vaccination Clinic – Appointments required. Open to the community for 5-18 year olds. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine will be available. Make an appointment at srhd.org/events. Available on several dates and locations. Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m .: Ferris High School, 3020 E. 27th Ave. December 8, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m .: Trent Elementary, 3303 N. Pines Road. December 9, 4-6:30 p.m .: Cheney High School, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1500.

Wonder Wednesdays Storytime – A virtual story hour with books on imagination, creativity, adventure and exploration. Visit cdalibrary.com/library-events for the Zoom link. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Digital Art Club – Explore digital design using programs like Photoshop, Procreate, and Illustrator. No previous experience required. Tools provided. Open to children in grades four to eight. Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Enter and Draw – Explore different artistic mediums, develop skills and ideas, and get feedback. Open to all ages. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Storytime Short Films – Hear stories that help children develop early language and literacy skills. Live on facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. Also available on YouTube at scld.org/storytime-shorts-playlist. Thusday. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Drop in and Play – Play board and card games together in a relaxing and positive environment. Open to all ages. Thursday, noon-2 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Glowforge: Holiday Ornaments – Create a personalized ornament with the Glowforge laser printer. For more information and to register, visit scld.org. Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Spokane North Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. To free. (509) 893-8350.

Minecraft Club – Explore architecture, engineering and art through Minecraft. Participants are given a build prompt and a brief lesson, then join a Minecraft world to build around the prompt. Thursday, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Storytime Online – Read stories, sing songs and share finger games. Open to children from 2 to 5 years old and their families. Thursday at 6.30 p.m. and Friday at 9.30 a.m. Registration on scld.org. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

European Outdoor Christmas Market – With old and vintage items, homemade crafts and gifts, European food trucks, spicy mulled wine and cider, hot chocolate, live music and an appearance by the Santa Claus. Inspired by Christkindlmarkts in Germany, Austria and other European countries during the Advent season. Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Buy your tickets at visitnorthidaho.com. McIntire Family Park, 9830 N. Government Way, Hayden. $ 7 for two days; $ 5 Friday only.

Jurassic Quest – Walk among over 100 photorealistic dinosaurs. General admission includes access to dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts, and dinosaur shows. For more prices, to buy tickets or for more information, visit jurassicquest.com/events/spokane-wa. Friday, 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $ 19- $ 22 children and adults; $ 18 to $ 20 for seniors; free for children 2 and under. (509) 279-7000.

Fridays of the First Chapter – Miss Mandi reads the first chapter of a book and discusses the latest additions to the Coeur d’Alene library. Friday, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Glitter and Painted Ornaments: Crafts for Kids and Adults – Using paint and glitter, children and their adults can make wooden ornaments for the holidays. Snacks, juices and supplies provided. Friday, 5-6 p.m. The Plant Project, 7413 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. $ 15. (509) 383-8020.

West Central Coloring Book Party – On the first Friday, join Spark Central and Eastern Washington University’s Social Aesthetics Class for a night of coloring pages created by community members. There will be large pages for community participation and solo pages for continued enjoyment. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Millwood Community Tree Lighting – Tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies available. With music and an appearance of Santa Claus. The WinterFest Christmas Market is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Inland Empire Paper Company, 3320 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. To free. (509) 891-9173.

HUB Drive-in Movies Double Feature Film – 5pm: “Elf” directed by Jon Favreau. Classified PG. 97 minutes; 7.15pm: “Home Alone” directed by Chris Columbus. Classified PG. 103 minutes. Tickets available on hubsportscenter.org/drive-in-movies. Saturday, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. $ 20 car. (509) 927-0602.

37th Annual North Idaho Christian School Christmas Market – With over 55 vendors, live music, cake walk, raffle prizes, food and more. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Idaho Christian School, 251 W. Miles Ave., Hayden Lake, Idaho. Free entry.

Breakfast and Photos of Santa Claus – A pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, juice, hot chocolate, applesauce and coffee served by Santa Claus and his elves. With live Christmas music on steel drums from Taylor Belote, professional photos, kids’ activities and freebies. Masks compulsory except for eating. Breakfast: $ 4 for children 5 to 12 years old; $ 8 13 and over; free for children 4 and under. Photos: $ 10. Saturday, 9 am-12pm. Southside Senior and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. (509) 535-0803.

Deck the Falls Craft Faire – Featuring local vendors, a Christmas tree raffle, an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a chili and cookie baking contest and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cutter Theater, 302 Park Street, Metaline Falls. Free entry. (509) 446-4108.

Drop in and RPG – Play tabletop role-playing games using cooperative problem solving. Open to adults and children from 5 years old. Every first and third Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Jackbox Games For Teens – Play Jackbox games with other teens through Discord. Open to children from 13 to 18 years old. Register on events.spokanelibrary.org/events. Saturday, 3 pm-4:30pm Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Science From Home – Librarian Molly presents a science experiment each week on the Library’s Facebook page facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. For children 8 years and older and their families. Sunday, 10 am-11am Spokane County Library District. To free. (509) 893-8200.

Youth workshop: Pinch Pot Snowman – Open to children aged 8 to 11. Create and ice a snowman pinch jar. Taught by Alydia Grover. December 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m. Emerge, 119 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 930-1876.