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Home and Garden Show - Coeur d’Alene - Hosted by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association. Today, 1-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. $5/adults, free/ages 12 and younger. (208) 765-5518.

Junior League of Spokane Rummage Sale - Variety of items from more than 100 families, including clothing, toys, books, furniture, household items, etc. All proceeds will go into projects affecting the community. Saturday. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Girl Scouts Council gymnasium, 1404 N. Ash St. Free admission. (509) 328-2801.

Affordable Homeownership - Sponsored by Community Frameworks, the event will provide information about down-payment assistance, self-help homeownership, mortgage financing and credit counseling. The self-help homeownership program, HomeStarts, helps first-time low-income homebuyers build and purchase their own new homes. Tuesday. 6-7 p.m., Cheney City Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 484-6733, ext. 117.

Valley Spring Fling Antiques and Primitives Sale - Featuring hand painted home decor and furniture, handmade candles, antique linens, pottery and more. Welcome spring with this unique one of a kind sale. March 21-2. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 11210 E. Dishman-Mica Road (across from Harvest Foods), Spokane Valley. (509) 499-5099.

Everybody’s Bazaar in Spokane - Presented by The Spokesman-Review. One-day community yard sale. March 22. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., The Valley Hub, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Spokane Valley. $4/general, age 10 and younger free. (509) 459-5051.

Annual Spin In - Presented by the Log Cabin Spinners and Fiber Arts Guild. There will be vendors, raffles and demonstrations. March 29. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 773-4250.

Gala East III - Spring Tea - Featuring floral designer Phyllis Danielson. Presented by Inland Empire District of Garden Clubs, Washington state Federation of Garden Clubs. Proceeds will be used for Horticulture Continuing Education Scholarships. March 29. 1:30-3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. $15. (509) 448-9267.

Homeownership Resource Day - Spokane housing organizations are joining together to provide information and resources to low- and moderate-income homebuyers. Sponsored by Community Frameworks, the event will provide information about down-payment assistance, self-help homeownership, mortgage financing and credit counseling. March 29. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 484-6733, ext. 117.

Home Landscaping - Part of the Master Gardener training classes. A certified arborist will discuss landscaping your home. March 31. 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, 1808 N. Third, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 446-1680.

Garden

Home and Garden Show - Coeur d’Alene - Hosted by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association. Today, 1-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. $5/adults, free/ages 12 and younger. (208) 765-5518.

LCHS Spring Craft and Garden Show Fundraiser - Sixth annual event includes 95 artists and vendors from Idaho, Montana and Washington, a bake sale, hourly raffle and concessions. Proceeds help support the Lake City High School Class of 2008 Drug Free Senior Party. Saturday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake City High School, 6101 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $1/admission. (208) 664-1585.

Inland Empire Bonsai Society - Program is “Branch and Root Grafting on Bonsai.” Sunday. Noon-3 p.m., Manito Park meeting room, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 455-9576.

Basic Flower Arranging - Part of the evening Horticulture Series. Learn how to create dramatic flower arrangements to accent your home. Monday. 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, 1808 N. Third, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 446-1680.

Seed Propagation - By Master Gardener Laurie Brown of North Star Farms. Pre-registration is required. Wednesday. 6-8 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.

Organic Gardening - Visit with Dave Swett. March 22. 10:30 a.m.-noon, On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Free. (509) 747-6294.

Beginning Gardening Classes - Series of four classes with Master Gardeners and horticulturists providing tips and information to get you started. This is a family-oriented class series with youth gardening instruction held at the same time for ages 8 and up. Held Saturdays, March 22-April 12. Classes are March 22: Soils and Basic Gardening Practices; March 29: Growing Easy Flowers; April 5: Growing the Right Vegetables; April 12: Lawn and Garden Maintenance. Refreshments and handouts provided at each class. Pre-registration recommended as class sizes are limited. March 22. 10 a.m.-noon, County Extension Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $35/adults, plus $10 per child. (509) 477-2048.

Master Composter Training - Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m., March 24-April 21; and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 29 and April 26. Training topics include: Composting: How, What, Why; Hands-on Pile Building; What Happens in the Pile; Composting with Worms; Troubleshooting; and Other Recycling in Spokane County. March 24. Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. (509) 625-6800.

Weed Control - Part of the Master Gardener training classes. Learn to identify weeds and how to control them. March 24. 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, 1808 N. Third, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 446-1680.

Worm Composting - Part of the evening Horticulture Series. Learn how to use worms to pump up your composting efforts. March 24. 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, 1808 N. Third, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 446-1680.

Planting Spring Vegetables - By Marcia Semar of Marcia’s Cottage Garden. Pre-registration is required. March 26. 6-8 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.

Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane Meeting - Guest speaker is Master Gardener Eva Lusk, who will give a PowerPoint presentation on creating a backyard sanctuary. Lunch follows program. March 28. 10 a.m., Manito Park meeting room, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 838-9186.

Free Rose Pruning Lessons - The Spokane Rose Society will be offering demonstrations as part of their monthly meeting. We will be demonstrating how to prune a variety of roses such as hybrid teas, climbers, landscape and miniatures. This event is open to the public and free. March 29. 11 a.m., Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane. Free. (509) 448-4968.

Pets

Photos with Live Baby Bunnies! - No appointment needed. Runs through Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Super Shots Portrait Studio, 601 W. Main Ave., Suite 203, skywalk level of the Washington Mutual Building between Crescent Court and the Parkade. $15-$40. (509) 624-5658.

4H Horse Tack Swap - Consignments are taken today, noon-8 p.m.; sale is Saturday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This is the largest fundraiser for the Spokane County horse 4H groups. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 448-8483.

Wieners on Parade - Calling all mixes and purebreds to walk with the Dachshund Club of Spokane members in the fun St. Patty’s Day Parade in downtown Spokane. Walkers and their dogs need not be club members to have fun with us. It is free to join the fun, but please wear green for you and your dogs. Families are welcome. Visit www.spokanewienerdogs.org for more details. Saturday. 10 a.m., Boone at Washington, near Boy Scout Office. (509) 796-2140.

Lilac City Dog Training - Open registration on Wednesday from noon-6 p.m. for eight-week class to begin on March 24, covering intro to agility, rally, conformation, and more obedience classes for puppy through advanced. 1612 E. Houston Ave. $45. (509) 755-9003.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - March 20-23. DockDogs Northwest cup competitions held daily, entry fee is $20-$30 per dog. Hours are Thursday-Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7/adults, $5/military, seniors and students, free/age 6 and younger. (509) 487-8552.

SCRAPS Chocolate Festival and Auction - Third annual event to benefit the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service programs which include temperament testings, Ask the Dog Trainer, and free training classes for the community. March 28. 6:30-9:30 p.m., CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 477-2984.

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