April 12, 2009 in Features

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Spring Youth Arts Classes - Elementary grade classes are Tuesdays-Thursdays and middle and high school classes are Mondays, through May 27. 4-5:30 p.m., Art on the Edge Studios, 1416 First St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost varies from $10-$20/project. (208) 676-0917, www.artontheedge.org

Corbin Art Center Classes - Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. A variety of classes will be offered beginning Monday. Classes include: Lawn and Garden Care, Perspective Drawing, Basic Candle Making, Homemade Bread - Italian Cooking and more. Preregistration required. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $12-$55. (509) 625-6200.

Knitting Discussion Group - Share ideas while working alongside others. Refreshments provided. Wednesday and April 29. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.

Blanchard Area Art Classes - For ages 15 and older. Call instructors to register. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., large scale collage and painting with Daris Judd, (208) 683-0376 Ask about upcoming quilting workshops. Blanchard Community Center, Blanchard, Idaho. $10/adults, kids activities are free. (208) 437-1037


“Ask the Experts” - Presented by the Bonner County Master Gardeners. Local “gurus” will answer gardening questions. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511

“Seeds of Change” Educational Film Series - Local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: Thursday, “Food Fight: Revolution Never Tasted So Good”; April 30, “Seeds of Hope: Models for Urban Agriculture and Dirt”; May 14, “Beyond Organic: Building Community”; May 21, “Food: A Global and Local Issue”; May 28, “Cultivating Change and Food from the Hood”; June 11, “Good Food and Seeds of Change: The RF Story.” 7 p.m., The Porch Church, 1804 W. Broadway Ave. Free with food or seed donation. (509) 280-1702

“Start Your Garden Indoors With Seeds” - Presented by Bonner County Master Gardeners. Jennifer Costich-Thompson will discuss soil preparation, seed starts, hardening off starts and season extenders. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511

10th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show - Sponsored by Pro-Build. Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; next Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana, Spokane Valley. $7/adults, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-4990

Antique Appraisal Day - With fine art appraiser Margaret Minnick, Friday-Saturday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Friday, 7 p.m., Minnick will discuss the fine art market and interesting Northwest painting appraisals, followed by a reception in the Campbell House. Saturday, Minnick will be available to appraise works of fine art in 20-minute consultations, by appointment (limited to three paintings per person). Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $25/lecture; $35/each painting appraisal. Proceeds benefit the continued restoration of the historic Campbell House. (509) 456-3931

Gardener’s Swap and Sale - Featuring various garden-related items, including plants, pots, art, tools, books, seeds, tillers and more. Presented by the Northwest Lavender Guild. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 687-2274

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday: Heirloom Vegetables; May 2: Raised-Bed Gardening. 10 a.m.-noon, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $10/class, $35/series. (509) 477-2048.

Home and Garden Show - 24th annual event presented by the Panhandle Building Contractors Association. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and next Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-7559

Native Vegetation and Planting Events - Plant and learn about native vegetation of the Palouse at the Student Organization for People and the Environment gardens funded by the University of Idaho Sustainability Center. Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and a hat. Volunteer dates and times are Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; April 21, 3-6 p.m.; and April 25, 9 a.m.-noon. LLC Courtyard, 901 Paradise Creek St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 885-0127

Tubbs Hill Wildflower Walk - Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society and lead by the Native Plant Society. Enjoy a two-hour guided wildflower walk. Saturday, 10 a.m., 10th Street entrance to Tubbs Hill, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 457-8894

Wildflower and Plant ID Class - Sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society and the Friends of Turnbull NWR. Learn how to identify plants growing on and near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Next Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Additional class offered May 17. $10/one class; $15/both classes; $3 gate charge per car unless you have a NWR pass or Federal Duck Stamp. (509) 235-4979


Wilderness Dog First Aid - Greg Benoit of SouthCare Animal Medical Center will discuss dog first aid in the outdoors. Thursday, 7 p.m., REI community room, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900

Newman and Peone Wetlands Trip - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Chapter. Enjoy looking for upland birds and waterfowl on the north side of Newman Lake and around the Peone Wetlands. Bring food and water. Next Sunday, 8 a.m., call for location. (208) 457-8894

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