Art Now for Autism - An online fine arts and crafts exhibition and fundraiser benefiting autism awareness and research. More than 90 artists donated work for this sale. Prices range from $10-$500. Check out the collection of puzzle pins available for a donation of just $25. 100 percent of the sale of art will go to Autism Speaks. For further information and to see the exhibit, please visit http://www.artnowforautism.com. Runs through Oct. 31. www.artnowforautism.com. (509) 326-4342.
16th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair - Ferris High School - Unique crafts and bake sale. All proceeds benefit the class of 2009 Senior All-Nighter, a drug and alcohol free event. Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 3020 E. 37th Ave. $1 admission, includes raffle ticket. (509) 534-2658.
Mt. Spokane Craft Fair - All proceeds benefit the Mt. Spokane High School band programs. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For further information see www.mshsbandstand.com. Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $1/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 465-7200.
Red Barn Farms Fall Festival - Find the perfect pumpkin, kick back on a hay ride, listen to great live music, sip on hot apple cider or German beer, while you shop for the holidays with our fun and unique antique and craft artisans. Farm demos, kids activities, and jumping castle will round out the day. 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.
Country Home Christmas by Lynee’s - Sixth annual Christmas sale featuring fully decorated trees, rooms and outdoor spaces to inspire your fall and Christmas decorating. 10 percent off all gifts and home decor. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Next Friday-Oct. 19. Hours: Next Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m. 808 SW Broadway. Travel west on Highway 2. Signs on Wilbur’s Main St. will direct you eight blocks. Wilbur, Wash. (800) 647-5751.
Fall Marketplace and Craft Show - All proceeds from this event help to support community projects. Next Friday-Oct. 19. Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $2. (509) 328-2801.
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. Next Friday and Oct. 18,10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Ag and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Ag Buildings, Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend, free/ages 11 and younger. (509) 466-7812 or (509) 448-5107.
Harvest Spooktacular Arts and Crafts Show - Oct. 18-19 and 25-26 during Apple Fest. Green Bluff Grange. Free admission. (509) 326-1173.
Bead It Up! - For children age 8-12. Learn new techniques to create a variety of jewelry and other decorative items. Participants will also design their own marketing strategy to sell their wares at a community market. Held Tuesdays and runs for five weeks. Oct. 21-Nov. 18. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Olive-It Cafe, 3402 N. Crestline. $22, includes most materials. (509) 482-0708.
30th Annual Home Idea Show - More than 300 booths with thousands of products and services. Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 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.
Nestting Vintage Market - Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 1909 W. Monroe Road. (509) 995-5335.
Family Fire Safety Clinics - Hosted by The Home Depot and the American Red Cross in recognition of National Fire Safety Month. Families will learn about the different types of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers and how to use each one. Clinics will be offered every Saturday during the month of October at all area Home Depot stores, including: North Spokane, 9116 N. Newport Highway. (509) 466-8991 and Spokane Valley, 5617 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 534-8588. Saturday. 1 p.m. Free.
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 through Oct. 25. 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 through October. Call for reservations. 2 p.m. Leave from INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $29/adults, $24/seniors and military. (509) 456-2284.
Tree Planting Workshop - Learn how to select, plant, transplant and take care of trees, sponsored by The Green Zone and Spokane County Conservation District. Saturday. 9 a.m.-noon. 210 N. Havana St. $10. (509) 535-7274.
Turnbull NWR Community Work Party - Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society will host a community work party, part of an ongoing community effort to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife species. We have more than 50 native saplings to plant, and enclosures to erect at the project site to protect the trees from deer, elk and moose browsing. Saturday. 9 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Free. (509) 625-6200 for reservations.
Walking Tour of Historic Browne’s Addition - 90-minute tour. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26. Start times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. Leave from Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $15. (509) 456-2284.
Water Wise Landscapes - Series of classes presented by WSU Spokane Master Gardeners. Saturday: “Rain Gardens.” Pre-registration 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 WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension. Tuesday 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. Pre-registration is required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Usk Community Center, 2442 Black Road, Usk, Wash. $10/class, $30/series. (509) 447-2401.
“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. Wednesday. 6-8 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon and Auction - Event will include a silent and live auction. Lois Olmstead will also discuss “How to Make a Difference in the Circle You’re In.” Reservations and cancellations are due by Monday. Proceeds will benefit Stonecroft Ministries and Village Missionaries. Thursday. Noon-2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. $14. (208) 687-0291 or (208) 687-6906.
Inland Northwest Trails Coalition Meeting - We would like to have trail reports and information to share about progress or needed support for trails especially those detailed in the Spokane County Comprehensive Regional Trails Plan. We know there are many different groups involved in creating, preserving and maintaining our Spokane area trail system. We would like to bring them all together to share. Thursday. 6 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.
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. Next Friday and Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 19,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Ag and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Ag Buildings, Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend, free/ages 11 and younger. (509) 466-7812 or (509) 448-5107.
Fall Leaf Festival and Compost Fair - Jump in a gigantic pile of leaves, along with crafts and activities. Bring the family, a picnic 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 Street (off Sunset Highway). Free. (509) 624-4832.
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 and 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 Class (Post Falls) - Two-day, informational series of classes for home buyers and sellers. Pre-registration 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.
Author Alison Meyer - Outdoors photographer will have a book signing of her book “Palouse Perspective,” featuring 150 color photographs taken over the last 15 years of the hills, barns, rivers and wildflowers of the Palouse Region. Oct. 24. 3 p.m., University of Idaho Bookstore located at 710 Deakin Ave., across the street from the Student Union Building, Moscow. (208) 885-7251.
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.