April 19, 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

“Nuido: The Way of Embroidery” (Japan Week) - Workshop taught by nationally known artist Kay Stanis. Limited space. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Manito Garden Meeting Room, 2064 S. Tekoa St. (509) 747-4926

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Tuesday: Start seedlings. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537

Family Festival (Japan Week) - Hands-on origami, toy making, kimono, calligraphy, and tea. Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Free. (509) 328-2971

Pepper Cory – Show and Tell - Lecture on “The Art of Scrap Quilting,” featuring a variety of antique and Amish quilts from her collection. Thursday, 1 and 7 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $7. (509) 435-3889

Design a Hand-Tied Spring Bouquet Class - For age 18 and older, taught by Andriette Pieron. Students will take home a completed bouquet. Paid registrations due by Wednesday. Saturday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $45, includes materials. (509) 229-3414

Paper Art (Japan Week) - Demonstration and hands-on activities by origami artist Patti Osebold, assisted by high school Japanese language students. Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m., River Park Square, first floor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304

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

“Create a Living Wreath” - Learn how to make a living wreath to hang at home or give as a gift. May 6, 6:30 p.m., Southside Senior Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $35, includes supplies. (509) 535-0803

Baskets & Blooms - River Park Square invites children and families to create flower baskets and cards for Mother’s Day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mobius Kids Children’s Museum. May 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. $15. (509) 321-1184

Weaving Classes for Children - For grades 3-6, with master weaver Jean Korus. May 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $20, includes supplies. Registration due by May 2. (509) 229-3414


10th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show - Sponsored by Pro-Build. Today, 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

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

Community Roots Market - Live music and all things local, sponsored by P.E.A.C.H. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fresh Abundance, 2015 N. Division St. (509) 435-5210

Tsutakawa Garden Festival (Japan Week) – Including Spokane Ikebana flower demonstration, Inland Empire Bonsai Society, Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society. Today, 2-3:30 p.m., Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Gardens, 21st Avenue at Bernard Street. Free.

Wildflower and Plant ID Class - Learn how to identify plants growing on and near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $10/one class; $15/both classes; $3 gate charge per car unless you have a NWR pass or Federal Duck Stamp. (509) 235-4979

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. Tuesday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. LLC Courtyard, 901 Paradise Creek St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 885-0127

Growing Idaho Potatoes in Idaho - Presented by Pat Van Volkinburg, sponsored by the Bonner County Master Gardeners. Learn about varieties, soil preparation and planting through harvesting. Pre-registration recommended. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511

Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden Organizational Meeting - To discuss the proposed formation of a gardening association and rules for the Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Transitional Living Center Building, 3128 N. Hemlock. Free. (509) 328-2523

Arbor Day Events and Tree Give-aways – Thursday, at 4 and 6 p.m. in the Youth Department at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library downtown. Seedlings will be distributed on Friday at the Hayden, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake and Athol libraries. Ceremony Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at Shadduck Lane Park, 1875 W. Shadduck Lane. (208) 769-2266

Custer’s Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - 34th annual event with more than 300 dealers, featuring furniture, glassware, fine china, silver, vintage clothing, old toys, estate jewelry, prints, tools, coins, dolls, primitives and more. Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/adults (good all weekend), free/ages 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588

“Earth Saturday” - Hosted by Living in the Garden with Palouse Synergy and Backyard Harvest. Learn about state and federal incentives available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, composting, energy conservation and recycling. The first 50 people receive a Living in the Garden tote bag with earth-saving goodies. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Living in the Garden, 601 Reid Road, Palouse Highway. (509) 332-0647

Associated Garden Clubs Annual Plant Sale - Items include annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, house plants and more. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and next Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Manito Park, east of Gaiser Conservatory. (509) 443-6450 or (509) 448-6464

Farm Chicks Book Signing - Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards will sign copies of their book “The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen: Live Well, Laugh Often, Cook Much.” Saturday, noon-2 p.m., Yoke’s Fresh Market, 212 Bonner Mall Way, Sandpoint, (509) 954-1692; May 1, 4-6 p.m., Yoke’s Fresh Market, 9329 E. Montgomery Ave., (509) 954-1692; May 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Yoke’s Fresh Market, 14202 N. Market St., Mead. (509) 954-1692

The Lands Council’s Earth Day Tree Planting - Third annual event. All are invited to help plant more than 300 native trees. Bring your gardening gloves; tools and refreshments provided. Call or e-mail by today to aparrish@landscouncil.org to register. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Campion Park, bordering the Creek at Qualchan golf course. Free. (509) 209-2852

Tuber Sale (North) - Presented by the Inland Empire Dahlia Society. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Seed and Pet, 7302 N. Division St. (509) 290-6314

Art of Canning - Class will focus on the pressure cooker technique. For age 14 and older. April 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27. (509) 625-6200

Community Garden Cleanup and Bed Allotment - Select and clean up garden beds at the Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden. April 26, 1 p.m., corner of Hemlock and Fairview. Free. (509) 328-2523.

“Pruning - Beneficial and Decorative” - Sponsored by the Bonner County Master Gardeners. Presenter is Rich Del Carlo, certified arborist. Learn about pruning fruit trees, landscape trees and shrubs and proper care of tools. Preregistration recommended. April 29, 6-8 p.m., 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511

“Seeds of Change” Educational Film Series - Presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: 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

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. 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

Tuber Sale (East) - Presented by the Inland Empire Dahlia Society. May 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Seed and Pet, 2422 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 290-6314

Plant and Rummage Sale Fundraiser - Proceeds will benefit One World Spokane. May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1802 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 270-1608, (509) 251-0156, www.oneworldspokane.org

“Potagers” - Sponsored by the Bonner County Master Gardeners. Presenter: Valle Novak, Master Gardener Emeritus. Traditionally a French “soup” garden, a small plot with a few herbs and veggies for use in quick, fresh dishes. Preregistration recommended. May 6, 6-8 p.m., 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511

Garden Expo 2009 - “Gardening Around the World,” 10th annual garden show with more than 200 garden-related vendors, seminars and demos. Exhibits will showcase nurseries, garden stores, suppliers and manufacturers, garden artists and crafters, and horticulture organizations. Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners. May 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair Lounge, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 535-8434

Mother’s Day Historic Home Tour - This year’s tour will feature the interiors and exteriors of homes in Spokane’s historic Pettet, Nettleton and Sherwood Additions. These early Spokane streetcar suburbs boast a variety of home styles dating mostly from 1887 and 1920, and Nettleton’s Addition forms the largest historic district in Washington state. May 9-10, noon-4 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $15; tickets available after May 1 at the MAC. (509) 456-3931

Plant Clinics and Classes - Hosted by the Master Gardeners. Please bring questions and/or samples of plants or pest problems for help. May 9, Penny Simonson will discuss soils/basic gardening; May 16, Susan Mulvihill will discuss raised bed gardening. Preregistration required. 10 a.m.-noon, Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. (509) 276-9870.

Farm Chicks Antiques Show - For more information, visit www.thefarmchicks.com. June 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Book signing June 6, 1-2 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. (509) 954-1692

Spring Plant Sale - Hosted by the Friends of Manito. Plant list available at www.thefriendsofmanito.org. June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Meeting Room, east of Gaiser Conservatory. (509) 456-8038


Fifth Annual Stallion Showcase and Horse Sale - All-breed horse open house and old-fashioned horse fair, with stallions at stud, horses for sale, vendors, food, new and used tack for sale, Play Day classes, Liberty class with $100 Jackpot and more free family activities. Sponsored by the Spokane Morgan Club and Dragoon Morgans of Spokane. Saturday-next Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 11223 E. Mission Ave., down the hill and behind Valley Mission Park, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 796-2140, www.spokanehorsesale.com

Super Pet Adoption Festival - Hosted by SCRAPS, Spokane Humane Society, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E., Pet Savers and many area rescue groups. May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aslin-Finch parking lot, across from Costco on East Sprague, Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2532

Ride the West Horse and Ranch Expo - Team roping, wagon rides, pony rides, Xtreme Trail Challenge, the new Versatility Ranch Horse Competition, Dutch oven cooking with the Back Country Horsemen’s Wilderness Camp, trade show, clinics, demos and more. Onsite camping, restrooms, concessions and hotel accommodations available. May 22-24, Friday, noon-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fairchild Air Force Base Quarterhorse Ranch, 6010 E. Greenbluff Road. Daily: $10/adults, $8/seniors, military and children ages 10-16, free/age 9 and younger. (509) 466-9639

Lilac City Dog Training Club - Registration for summer classes. Shot records are required. Eight-week classes start the week of June 2 and include conformation, rally and puppy through Aadvanced obedience. May 28, noon-6 p.m., 1612 E. Houston Ave. $45. (509) 487-9542

Pet Fest - May 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seventh annual wiener dog races May 30, 4 p.m., to benefit Dachshund Rescue Northwest. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/adults, free/age 6 and younger, $20/family pass.

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