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Things to Do around Coeur d’Alene

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We’re still in the swing of all holiday things here in the Inland Northwest, but now we have snow so it feels more real! As you look for things to do this weekend, don’t forget the many great events that happen every weekend from now through the end of the month, such as the Eagle Watching Cruises, Pub Quiz nights, Coloring & Coffee, and more. Several of these have been covered in recent issues of Things to Do. This week, we round up the latest in happenings around town:

Arts & Crafts

Show Opening: Randy Palmer, Tyler White, Todd Mire

Friday @ Emerge, Coeur d’Alene – A gallery showcase featuring watercolor illustrations, surreal landscapes and drawings. The reception will feature beverages and live music as well.

2nd Friday Artwalk

Friday @ Sherman Ave., downtown Coeur d’Alene – On the second Friday of each month, from 5-8 pm April to December, stroll through downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists displaying their work at supporting galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses.

Winter Market

Saturday @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene – FREE ADMISSION & PARKING! Don’t miss this amazing winter version of our market! Over 60 vendors selling produce, honey, breads, jams and jellies, meat, eggs, milk and cheese! Plus loads of gift items from our artisans and crafters, and even plants and Christmas decorations! We pack the Jacklin Building, and offer free parking and admission, plus free homemade cookies and beverages. Live music, too!


Vintage Christmas Swing Dance

Friday @ The JACC, Post Falls – This evening’s entertainment features live music by The Zonky Swing Band of Spokane. No partner or experience necessary! Includes dance lessons from Strictly Swing from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, and social dancing from 8:30-10:30 pm, along with a cookie contest, refreshments and more.


Holiday Photoshoot

Saturday @ Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene – GingerSnap Media and North Idaho REI Team team up to host a holiday photo shoot session with a hot cocoa bar and cookie decorating. RSVP to claim a spot.

Santa’s Breakfast

Saturday & Sunday @ Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley – Spokane Valley hosts the 12th annual holiday event, with proceeds supporting the Salvation Army. Includes a brunch buffet, pictures with Santa, and free breakfast for ages 12 and under. Dec. 14-15 from 8 am-1 pm. Reservations requested.

Holiday Sing Along

Saturday @ Coeur d’Alene Public Library – The eighth annual “Holiday Sing Along With Mudgy & Santa.” This year, a new book, “Mudgy & Millie Adventures: Costa Rica” is read by the author as favorite characters take to the air in their hot-air balloon to visit their animal friends in foreign countries.

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Desiree Janke

Desiree brings 23 years Real Estate Industry experience to The Bennett Realty Group. She is enjoying a long career in Real Estate, which began with a position at an appraisal group that valued all types of residential real estate in North Idaho. Later she assisted in a commercial real estate office which evolved into an administrative and management role for over a decade at one of the area's largest brokerage firms. Desiree received her Idaho Real Estate license in 2010 and loves to assist buyers and sellers achieve their goal. "I'm always excited to help new buyers and work to ensure their home-buying experience is positive and fulfilling. I take the time to explain every small step along the way and am eager to answer any questions as this will be one of their most important lifetime decisions." Professional Designations: REALTOR®: a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. CNE®: Certified Negotiation Expert Desiree has lived in North Idaho the last 30 years, graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School and attended North Idaho College. She, and her husband Jared, enjoy raising their daughter in Coeur d'Alene. Desiree is a wealth of knowledge for anyone looking to learn more about what North Idaho has to offer.