Free ice skating lessons, Christmas dinner for veterans and more

Do Something: How to get involved in your community this week

Free Ice Skating Lessons

Join experienced instructors for free beginner lessons on the Ice Ribbon every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Come early to the Sky Ribbon Café to reserve a spot. Skates and helmets provided; open to 15 guests per 30 minute slot. Ages 5+. Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 29-30. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard. spokaneriverfrontpark.com (625-6600)

Christmas Eve Veterans Dinner

The fourth annual free dinner for veterans and their immediate families, featuring donated food and service by volunteer employees, friends and family of the Blackbird. Reservations required. Mon, Dec. 24 from 10 am-2 pm. The Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen, 905 N. Washington. (381-2473)

Fill The Sleigh Community Christmas Brunch

Join Spokhands and North Town Insurance to help those in need. Bring a gift donation to the event and join in on a morning breakfast, gift giving and merrymaking for those in need in our community. Tue, Dec. 25 from 10 am-noon. Free. The City Gate, 170 S. Madison St. bit.ly/2Q37jdl

Cool Camp

An extension of the city of Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation's summer day camp program, this time for winter break. Each day has a fun theme and inside/outside games and activities. Sign up for one or all days. Ages 6-11. Dec. 27-28 and Jan. 2-4 from 7:15 am-5:45 pm. $35/day. CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. spokanevalley.org/coolcamp (720-5200)

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