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Sun., April 26, 2009


Spring Youth Arts Classes - Elementary grade classes are Tuesdays-Thursdays; 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 per project. (208) 676-0917,

Knitting Discussion Group - Share ideas while working alongside other knitters. Refreshments provided. Wednesday, 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 and 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 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. Registration due by Saturday. May 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $20, includes supplies. (509) 229-3414


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. Today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/adults, free/ages 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588

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

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

Community Garden Clean-up and Bed Allotment - Select and clean up garden beds at the Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden. Today, 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. Wednesday, 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: Thursday, “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

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

Homesteader Hens Barn Sale - Antiques, plants, collectibles, herbs, crafts and refreshments. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5634 French Gulch Road, off the 15th Street exit on I-90, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-8984

Grow Your Own Food Class Series – Raised-bed Gardening with Susan Mulvihill, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $10; call to preregister. (509) 477-2048

Tuber Sale - Presented by the Inland Empire Dahlia Society. Saturday, 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. Next Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1802 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 270-1608, (509) 251-0156,

“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 demonstrations. 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 Friday 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 June 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and June 7, 10 a.m.-4 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 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. Today, 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,

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. On-site 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. FAB Quarterhorse Ranch, 6010 E. Greenbluff Road. Daily: $10/adults, $8/seniors, military and children age 10-16, free/age 9 and younger. (509) 466-9639

Lilac City Dog Training Club - Registration for summer classes. Shot records are required. Classes start the week of June 2 and include Conformation, Rally and Puppy through Advanced Obedience, lasting eight weeks. 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 at 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.

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions - June 13-14, 2 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $22.50-$29.50. (509) 325-SEAT

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