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. A collection of puzzle pins will be available for a donation of $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.
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. Hours: Today, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 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 - Formerly Idle Wheel. More than 40 craft booths and food vendors, sponsored by Junior League of Spokane. Today, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits funding for civic and community events. Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. (509) 979-1861.
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. Today and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 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.
Everybody’s Bazaar - Community yard sale presented by The Spokesman-Review and sponsored by The Classy Rack, an outreach of Union Gospel Ministries. Saturday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., HUB, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Spokane Valley. $4/general, age 10 and younger admitted free. Free parking. (509) 459-5051.
Fall Arts and Crafts Show - St. Paul’s - Arts and crafts, baked goods, books. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) 32-9539.
Harvest Spooktacular Arts and Crafts Show - Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 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 through Nov. 18. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Olive-It Cafe, 3402 N. Crestline. $22, includes most materials. (509) 482-0708.
Fall Festival of Fair Trade - Featuring fairly traded goods including clothing, jewelry, pottery and more, from various countries and regional craftspeople. Bake sale and food concession by Sandpoint High School model UN class to raise funds to attend United Nations conference in New York City. Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sandpoint Community Hall, Sandpoint. Free admission. (208) 255-4410.
CVHS Fall Arts and Crafts Show - Presented by Central Valley High School. Nov. 1-2. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 228-5100.
Harvest Festival Bazaar - Presented by Central United Methodist Women. Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and includes turkey casserole, salad, carrots, roll, beverage and dessert. Nov. 1. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-1431.
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.
Priest River Annual Fall Craft Fair - Booths are available. Food to be served by the Priest River Lioness Club. Nov. 1. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Priest River Junior High gymnasium on state Highway 2. Free admission. (208) 448-4324.
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.
Arden Homemakers Club Bazaar - Nov. 7-8. Stew and pie available, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arden Community Hall, Colville. (509) 684-6006.
Bazaar and Rummage Sale - St. John Lutheran - Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Homemade sausage, cider, baked goods, lefse and crafts. Lunch and supper both days, take-out available. St. John Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 299-6615.
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.
Inland Crafts 2008 Exhibition - Nov. 7-9. 70 artisans showing ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, fiber, furniture, glass and much more. Nov. 7, noon-8 p.m.; Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free on Nov. 9 from 3:30-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, Group Health Exhibition Hall, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $7 admission for the entire weekend. (509) 466-7474 or (509) 981-9916.
Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon - Baked goods, crafts, lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m., raffle and silent auction. Nov. 8. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (509) 448-3412.
Pancake Feed, Bake Sale, Bazaar and Silent Auction - Gifts, crafts, baked goods, thrift shop. Breakfast consists of stacks of delicious pancakes, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, orange juice, milk and coffee. Nov. 8. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Lilac Plaza Retirement Community, 7007 N. Wiscomb St. $4.50/adults, $3/age 3-11, free/age two and younger. (509) 489-7612.
Street Tree Planting - Join Spokane Preservation Advocates to plant 10-12 large canopy red oaks in the Logan neighborhood. Free chili lunch will be provided. Meet at 424 E. Sinto Saturday, 9 a.m. (509) 624-6555.
“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 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.
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. Saturday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., John A. Finch Arboretum, 1299 S. F Street (off Sunset Highway). Free. (509) 624-4832.
Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Class (Moscow) - An informational series of classes for home buyers and sellers. Pre-registration required. Saturday. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Community Action Partnership, 124 New Sixth St., Lewiston, Idaho. $10. (208) 746-3351.
Make a Difference Day Events - Hosted by Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute in recognition of National Make a Difference Day. Events include: Flannigan Restoration Volunteer Event in Viola, Idaho; Maintaining the Moscow Community Garden Workday, 1050 West C St., Moscow; and Preparing the PCEI Nature Center’s Learning Nursery for winter, 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow. Participants should wear work clothes and sturdy shoes and bring a hat, water bottle, snacks, etc. Saturday. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. (208) 882-1444.
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. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2316 W. First Ave. $35. (509) 456-3931.
The Great Pumpkin Harvest - Find your perfect pumpkin, planted by the Moscow community kindergarten classes. Pumpkins will be priced at 50 cents per pound. Saturday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PCEI Nature Center, 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-1444.
Walking Tour of Historic Browne’s Addition - 90-minute tour. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 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.
Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Class (Post Falls) - Two-day, informational series of classes for home buyers and sellers. Pre-registration required. Monday-Tuesday. 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.
Grow Your Own Food - Offered by WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension. Tuesday, 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. (509) 447-2401.
“Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Gardening and More” - Ask the Panel – Part of the Bonner County Wishful Kneads-Bosch Cooking Classes - Thursday, 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.
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, 710 Deakin Ave., across the street from the Student Union Building, Moscow. (208) 885-7251.
Bee Program - Local beekeeper Jack Knox will talk about his 120,000 pets and some of the misconceptions people have about nature’s hardest working insect. Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Woman’s Club and is open to the public. Oct. 24. 1 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
“Fall Fungi of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area” - Speaker is Larry Evans. Presented by Kinnikinnick Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, co-sponsored by the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department. Oct. 25. 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free admission. (208) 255-7928.
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.
Forestry Shortcourse Registration Deadline - Oct. 28 is the registration deadline for the classes on Tuesday evenings from Nov. 4-Dec. 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. UI Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $35/includes materials. (208) 446-1680.
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.
Fall Landscape Workshop - Community Canopy is sponsoring this workshop for anyone who supervises or performs turf or landscape maintenance activities. USDA Forest Service employees, Sandy Kegley, Lee Pederson and John Schwandt will discuss “Insects and Diseases of Native Trees in the Landscape.” Pre-registration is required. Oct. 31. 9 a.m.-noon. Q’emlin Park, Post Falls. $5. (208) 769-2266.
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