One-Skein Knit Fun Shop with Luxury Yarns - Participants will receive a free skein of yarn and a pair of knitting needles courtesy of Story Publishing, while supplies last. To register, call (509) 838-0206 or e-mail email@example.com. Today, noon-1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206
Legume Mosaics - Open to children and their caregivers; snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-Op. Tuesday, 9 a.m., 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free.
Winter Market - Hosted by Heart of the Arts. Baked goods, jewelry, rugs, books and more. Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-0443
Idaho Opal Jewelry of Gary Provost - Sponsored by Northwest Artists Cooperative; gems mined in Spencer, Idaho. Fine arts and crafts from more than 35 Northwest artists also will be on display. Feb. 13, 5-8 p.m., 217 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-1464
As American as Apple Pie Quilting Bee – Presented by Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter. Bring that special quilt or block to work on and a potluck dish to share; coffee and tea provided. A sampling of art quilts will be shown and discussed. Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall at Country Homes Blvd. Free. (509) 325-2496
Vendors Wanted for Farm Fair - Vendors of antiques and rural crafts are invited to apply for booth space at MaryJane’s 2009 Farm Fair, July 4 at the Historic Barron Flour Mill in Oakesdale, Wash. Vendors are juried and selection is based on quality of goods and friendly personalities. Applications must be submitted by March 1 and are available via e-mail at rene@MaryJanesFarm.org or by mail at MaryJanesFarm, 1000 Wild Iris Lane, Moscow, ID 83843. (509) 786-2887
Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show - 32nd annual event, with 300 artists and crafters featuring birdhouses, clay fountains, metal sculpture, hand-painted furniture, quilted wall hangings, dried florals, jewelry, functional pottery, nature photography, gourmet foods, clothing and more. March 6, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; March 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; March 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588
Garden Talk with Des Kennedy - Slide-show lecture on “The Gardens of Ireland” and satirical skit “The 10 Commandments of Gardening.” Feb. 5, 6:30-9 p.m., Decades, 10502 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 535-8434
Horticulture Class Series - Hosted by Washington State University Extension in Spokane County. Learn the basics of plant pathology, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, pest management, native plants and more. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., from Feb. 12-April 30. County Extension Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $250. (509) 477-2048
Spokane’s 31st Annual Home & Yard Show - Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Feb. 26-27, noon-9 p.m.; Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; March 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/adults, free/ages 12 and younger, good all weekend. (509) 924-0588
Antique Appraisal Day - With fine art appraiser Margaret Minnick, April 17-18, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. April 17, 7 p.m., Minnick will discuss the fine art market and interesting Northwest painting appraisals, followed by a reception in the Campbell House. April 18, 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
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. Also featuring Grashe Fine Art Restoration, Wilsons Crystal and Glass Repair, and Nurse Nancy’s Doll Repair. April 24, 4-9 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588
Send a Friend a Goat - Have a real baby goat delivered to your friend’s office, school, meeting, etc. Proceeds benefit Wishing Star Foundation. Call to request day and time for delivery or visit www.wishingstar.org. April 21-25. $75. (509) 744-3411
Fifth Annual Stallion Showcase and Horse Sale - All-breed horse fair with stallions at stud, horses for sale, vendors, new and used tack for sale, Play Day classes, Liberty class with $100 jackpot, free family activities. Sponsored by the Spokane Morgan Club and Dragoon Morgans of Spokane. April 25-26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 11223 E. Mission Ave. (behind Valley Mission Park), Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 796-2140, www.spokanehorsesale.com
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