Basic Painting Techniques - Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Runs for seven weeks. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $69. (509) 625-6200.
Inland Northwest Drawing School Classes - A variety of drawing and painting classes will be offered for children, teens and adults. Classes will begin the week of Oct. 6. 624 E. 24th Ave. $60-$80 per month; supplies included. (509) 230-1880.
Art Now for Autism - An online fine arts and crafts exhibition and fundraiser benefiting Autism Speaks which promotes autism awareness and research. Over 90 artists donated work for the sale. Prices range from $10-$500; puzzle pins available for a donation of $25. For further information and to see the exhibit, please visit www.artnowforautism.com. Oct. 1-31. (509) 326-4342.
Custer’s Fall Antique and Collectors Sale - Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Artistry in Wood - Spokane Carvers Association annual woodcarving show featuring a juried show, sales, vendors, raffle and an opportunity to meet woodcarvers and woodturners from the region. Saturday-Sunday. Spokane Community College, Lair Building, 1810 N. Green St. (509) 924-1186.
Oktoberfest - Altar Society bazaar with crafts, jewelry, country store, antique table, dessert cafe and sweet treats booth, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; school carnival and amusements, eighth grade car wash, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Knights of Columbus beer/food garden, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; quilt and basket raffles at 5 p.m. Saturday. 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 327-9573.
Arts and Crafts Fair - Ferris High School - Oct. 11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 3020 E. 37th Ave. $1. (509) 534-2658.
Red Barn Farms Fall Festival - Offering antiques and crafts, pumpkins, hay rides, live music, and hot apple cider or German beer. Also farm demos, kids activities and jumping castle. Oct. 11-12. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 501 Wawawai Road, one mile north of Colton, Wash. $5 adult, $12 family, good all weekend. (509) 995-1220.
Quilt Show - 30th Annual - “Winter Harmony” features 600 quilts, quilted clothing and wall hangings, a Merchant Mall Quilters’ Boutique selling hand-crafted items, hourly free quilting demonstrations and more. Sponsored by Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter. Oct. 17-18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featured Quilter: Barb Lambrecht. Spokane County Ag and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Ag Buildings, Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend, age 11 and younger admitted free. (509) 466-7812 or (509) 448-5107.
Harvest Spooktacular Arts and Crafts Show - Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 during the Apple Festival. Green Bluff Grange. Free admission. (509) 326-1173.
Portraits - Tips and tricks of photographing people. Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $19. (509) 625-6200.
St. Mark’s Bazaar - Baked goods, gift baskets, coffee bar, crafts and more. Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Free admission. (509) 747-6677.
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale - Nov. 7-8. Vendor tables available for $25 for two days. Lunch available on Nov. 7, refreshments on Nov. 8. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E. Third Ave. Free admission. (208) 773-9582.
Fall Craft Bazaar - Come to the oldest Grange in Idaho. Nov. 7-8. 3434 N. McGuire Road, Post Falls. Free admission. (208) 777-1283.
Wishful Kneads-Bosch Cooking Classes - Saturday, noon, “Apples! Apples!” Preserving apples in a variety of ways. $10; Tuesday, 6 p.m., “Stews, Biscuits and Cobblers,” $10; Thursday, 1 p.m., “Whole World of Spelt-cooking,” $10; Oct. 11, noon, “Sourdough Bread, Flapjacks and More,” $10; Oct. 14, 6 p.m., “Gourmet Pizzas,” $10; Oct. 16, 1 p.m., “Basic 100 percent Whole Wheat Bread,” $5; Oct. 23, 1 p.m., “The Bean Pot,” $10; Oct. 25, noon, “Dairy Delights,” $10; Oct. 28, 6 p.m., “Homemade Fast Foods,” $10; Oct. 30, 1 p.m., “Autumn Cakes and Pastries,” $10. Wishful Kneads-Bosch Kitchen Center, 296 W. Sunset Ave., Suite 25, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-1500.
Log and Timber Frame Home Show - Showcases fully erected log homes on display, energy-efficient designs and fine craftsmanship. Educational seminars, live demonstrations, exhibitors of many home styles and accessories. Today-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $10/good all three days.
Designing Your Landscape - Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Runs for seven weeks. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $68. (509) 625-6200.
Apple Festival at Green Bluff - Large variety of apples, fresh pressed cider and pumpkins. Live music, food, craft booths, antiques, farm mazes and animals. Saturdays-Sundays in October. For more information, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane.
Guided Bus Tours of Spokane - Spokane City Tours offer 2 1/2 hour tours of fun, facts and fiction. Saturdays-Sundays in October. 2 p.m., leave from INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $29/adults, $24/seniors and military. Call for reservations. (509) 456-2284.
Water Wise Landscapes - Series of classes presented by WSU Spokane Master Gardeners. Saturday: “Landscaping with Native Plants”; Oct. 11, “Rain Gardens.” Preregistration recommended as class sizes are limited. 10 a.m.-noon. Spokane County Extension Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $10/class or $35/series. (509) 477-2048.
Grow Your Own Food - Offered by Washington State University/Pend Oreille County Extension. Tuesday, Stan Urmann, owner of Riley Creek Blueberries in Laclede, Idaho, will talk about berry crops for the Inland Northwest; Oct. 14 topic is “Growing Organic Vegetables” with instructor Dave Swett of Yesterday’s Farm in Deer Park; Oct. 21, local tree fruit grower John Stuart will discuss backyard tree fruit growing and fruit tree propagation; Oct. 28, Carol Mack, WSU Extension, will talk about extending the growing season for both heat-loving and cool season crops. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Usk Community Center, 2442 Black Road, Usk, Wash. $10/class, $30/series. Preregistration is required. (509) 447-2401.
30th Annual Home Idea Show - More than 300 booths with thousands of products and services. Next Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/adults, $4/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 939-8017.
Tree Planting Workshop - Learn how to select, plant, transplant and take care of trees, sponsored by The Green Zone and Spokane County Conservation District. Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-noon. 210 N. Havana St. $10. (509) 535-7274.
All About Bulbs, Corns and Rhizomes - Part of the Fall Home Horticulture classes presented by the Bonner County Master Gardeners. Learn how and when to divide, plant, grow and care for the bulbs and their plants. Presenter is Valle Novak, Master Gardener Emeritus. Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.
Fall Leaf Festival and Compost Fair – Featuring a gigantic pile of leaves to jump in. Also offering crafts and activities for the family. Bring a lunch and enjoy. Spokane County attendees, with identification verifying residence, can receive a free plastic compost bin after completing the various composting activities. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., John A. Finch Arboretum, 1299 S. F St. (Sunset Highway at F Street). Free. (509) 624-4832.
Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Class (Moscow) - An informational series of classes for home buyers and sellers. Preregistration required. Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Community Action Partnership, 124 New Sixth St., Lewiston, Idaho. $10/includes both classes in series. (208) 746-3351.
Researching Your House History Workshop - Learn how to research your home’s history. Sessions are led by staff from Spokane Public Library’s Northwest Room and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s Research Library and Archives. Pre-registration required. Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2316 W. First Ave. $35. (509) 456-3931.
Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Classes (Post Falls) - for home buyers and sellers. Preregistration required. Oct. 20-21, 5:30-9:30 p.m., North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. $10/includes both classes in series. (208) 769-3333.
Youth Sewing for Ages 9-13 - Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Class begins Oct. 30 and runs for four weeks. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $25. (509) 625-6200.
Recycling Day at Mobius - Make recycled paper, explore a worm bin, sort trash, investigate the magnetic properties of metal and check out recycled plastic pellets. Nov. 11. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mobius Kids Museum, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-KIDS.
SCRAPS Blessing of the Animals - All creatures great and small are welcome for this nondenominational event to celebrate animals. Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 2521 N. Flora Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2532.
Aslin Finch Grand Opening - A variety of family-oriented events will be offered including free pony rides, petting zoo, hot dogs and soda. There will be a pet-adoption booth. There will be a 10 percent discount on all nonsale items and 50 cents from every bag of pet food sold will be donated to the Spokane Humane Society. Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5605 E. Sprague Ave. Free. 509-455-7471.
Animals of the Pacific Northwest Portion of Lewis and Clark’s Journey - Come explore a portion of Lewis and Clark’s famous journey from Montana to the Pacific Coast. This presentation will concentrate on the animals they discovered along this Northwestern section of their journey. The travelers kept meticulous journals, writing the first accounts of 122 animals and 178 trees and plants. In doing so they left an invaluable record of what America looks like 200 years ago. The explorers’ detailed observations of these animals are significant today not just to historians and scientists, but also to conservationists – Lewis and Clark’s vivid, engaging descriptions can be used as a yardstick for current wildlife conservation efforts and to inspire future generations of naturalists. Oct. 22, 7 p.m., REI community meeting room, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free.
Explore and Discover: Ambassador Wolf Program - Learn more about wolves and meet a live wolf. Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road. $17/adults; $10/youths age 16 and younger. (509) 625-6200.