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Fri., Sept. 5, 2008


Barn Bazaar Art and Antique Show – Enjoy live bluegrass music, food, espresso and shop for quality antiques and arts and crafts items. Visit Sept. 13-14. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 17909 S Stentz Road, south on Highway 195, Spangle. Free admission. (509) 245-3444.

Big Sky Harvest Festival - Mostly hand-grown, handmade products for sale and barter. Food and many activities, including a play area for kids, hands-on arts and crafts, participatory music circles (bring your instrument), and informative speakers and workshops. Sept. 19-21. Camp Aqua Road, Hot Springs, Montana. $7. (406) 741-5399.

Italic Calligraphy - Begins Sept. 30. Class is five weeks. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $45. (509) 625-6200.

Custer’s Fall Antique and Collectors Sale - Oct. 3, 4-9 p.m.; Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Oct. 5, 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.

Festa Italiana - Enjoy live family entertainment, mouthwatering food, cooking demonstrations, a wine and beer garden, “Italian Idol” karaoke singing contest, artisan and business booths, “Mercantino” (little market) farmers’ market, Spokane Italian Car Club show and the Bolla Grape Stomp Contest. Free hands-on activities for children along with carnival booth games and jumping castles. Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; parking is $1, proceeds benefit local youth/school groups. (208) 773-8522.

Basic Painting Techniques - Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Class begins Oct. 7 and runs for seven weeks. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $69. (509) 625-6200.

Designing Your Landscape - Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class begins Oct. 8 and runs for seven weeks. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $68. (509) 625-6200.

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 bouncey 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.

30th annual Quilt Show - “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 is Barb Lambrecht. Spokane County Fair 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.

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.


End of the Season Lavender Plant Sale - Last chance to purchase culinary lavender plants. Four-inch or one-gallon varieties are available. Dried lavender bundles, sachets and soaps will be available at the farm store. Call (509) 466-4236 for more information. On the way to Green Bluff, Grower No. 28. Saturday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fleur de Provence Lavender Farm, 7019 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Road, Mead. (509) 466-4236.

Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale - The semi-annual sale of perennial plants, grasses, vines and tropicals. View a complete plant list at Members shop early from 8-10 a.m. Proceeds will be used for improvements and maintenance of Manito Park. Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, east of the Gaiser Conservatory. (509) 456-8038.

Finally Home! Class - Designed to help the home buyer address many issues involved in purchasing a home. Register online or call. Monday and Tuesday. 5:30-9:30 p.m., NIC Workforce Training Center, 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 769-3333.

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, Sept. 13-Oct. 25. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane.

Lavender Annual Plant Sale - Sept. 13-14. Several sizes to choose from and the retail shop is open. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Leisure Lavender Farm, 3529 N. Lynden Road (take I-90 to Liberty Lake exit 296, turn north on Liberty Lake Road, go across the river, turn east on Euclid and north on Lynden), Otis Orchards. (509) 226-3071 or (509) 993-5036.

“Save the Pictures” - Sponsored by the Heritage Network and WSU Learning Center. Librarian Rayette Sterling will speak on the importance of archiving, basic techniques of archiving and the historical significance of photos. Event will include three breakout sessions. Sept. 20. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., WSU Learning Center, 985 S. Elm St. Suite A, Colville. $10. Preregistration is required by Sept. 12. (800) 969-0899.

Water Wise Landscapes - Series of four classes presented by WSU Spokane Master Gardeners. Sept. 20: “Seven Steps to Water Wise Landscaping,” Sept. 27: “Xeriscaping,” Oct. 4: “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.

Log and Timber Frame Home Show - Showcases log homes on display, energy-efficient designs and fine craftsmanship. Educational seminars, live demonstrations, exhibitors of many home styles and accessories. Oct. 3-4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $10/good all three days.

30th annual Home Idea Show - More than 300 booths with thousands of products and services. Oct. 10, 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.

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. Oct. 18. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2316 W. First Ave. $35. Preregistration required. (509) 456-3931.

Youth Sewing for Ages 9-13 – Offered Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 30, and runs for four weeks. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $25. (509) 625-6200.


Dog Obedience Class - For dogs age 4 months and older. Offers proper training techniques, basic obedience and socialization. Saturdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m.,beginning Sept. 27 and runs for eight weeks. 809 N. Washington St. $80. (509) 625-6200.

PRCA Rodeo - During Spokane County Interstate Fair, which runs today through Sept. 14. Rodeos are today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Advance: $10/adults, $7.50/youth and seniors; at the gate: $13/adults, $10/youth and seniors. Prices include gate admission. (509) 325-SEAT.

Cobra Roofing Polo Classic - “Tents, Hats and Champagne.” Enjoy artwalk, live music, divot stomp, hat competition, silent auction, gourmet food and more. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Gates open at noon. Sunday. Spokane Polo Fields, Highway 2, across from Longhorn Barbecue, Airway Heights. $150. (509) 624-0500.

Ferret Show - Presented by the Inland Northwest Ferret Association. Visit for more information. Sept. 13. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 25, 4056 N. Government Way. (208) 446-1680.

Hauser Lions Horseback Ride and Steak - Fundraiser for hearing and seeing. Bring your own horse. Registration at 8 a.m. 3.5-mile easy ride. Ride out on your own from 9-11 a.m., or follow the guide at 9 a.m. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Matheson Ranch Hauser Lake, Hauser, Idaho. $15. (208) 651-3266.

Hike and Explore Spokane Trails with Your Dog - For age 18 and older. Bring your dog and explore area trails. All walking paces welcome. Bring your own lunch. Sept. 27. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Park, Liberty Lake. $12. Preregistration is required. (509) 625-6200.


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