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Sun., March 8, 2009


Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - 32nd annual event, with 300 artists and crafters featuring bird houses, clay fountains, metal sculpture, hand-painted furniture, quilted wall hangings, dried florals, jewelry, functional pottery, nature photography, gourmet foods, clothing and more. Today, 10 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

SCC Spring Arts, Crafts and Food Show - Proceeds support student scholarships and leadership activities sponsored through the SCC environmental science clubs. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Admission and parking are free. (509) 533-7216

CV Spring Craft Fair - Sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and next Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $1. (509) 228-5153

Spring Craft and Garden Show - Seventh annual fundraiser sponsored by Lake City High School, to benefit the senior class. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6101 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 660-0289

WSU Mom’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair - Original and finely crafted items. April 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and April 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington State University, Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman. Free admission. (509) 332-5206

Spring Craft Sale - Presented by Spokane Valley Senior Center. April 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 926-1937


Beginning Gardening Classes - Presented by the Spokane County/WSU Master Gardeners. Saturday and March 21 and 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Spokane County Extension Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $10/class. Registration recommended as space is limited. (509) 477-2048

Art of Canning - Class will focus on the water bathing technique. March 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27 plus $5 lab fee. (509) 625-6200

Spring Home Horticulture Workshop Series - Presented by Bonner County Master Gardeners. March 18: “Start Your Garden Indoors With Seed,” by Jennifer Costich-Thompson, master gardener, including soil prep, seed starts, hardening off starts and transplanting; March 25: “Composting 101,” by Mike Bauer, extension educator, including compost bin construction, materials to compost, maintenance of compost and use of the end product in your garden. 6-8 p.m., 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10/class. (208) 263-8511

Spokane Home and Garden Show - 34th annual event. April 3, noon-9 p.m., April 4, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and April 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380

Grow Your Own Food Classes - Learn the best varieties for our region, how to plant at the right time as well as helpful water conservation tips and how to use less pesticides and fertilizers. April 4: Culinary Herbs; April 11: Growing Home Fruit; April 18: Heirloom Vegetables; May 2: Raised Bed Gardening. 10 a.m.-noon, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $35/series, $10/class. (509) 477-2048

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 and dolls. 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


Audubon Society Field Trip - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Chapter. Enjoy counting birds at Mica Bay. Tuesday, 9 a.m., Fairmont Loop and Highway 95, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-5318

31st Annual 4-H Tack Swap - New and used tack, clothing and equipment, English and Western. Bring items to consign. Friday, noon- 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 928-6146

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - March 19-20, noon-8 p.m.; March 21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/adults, $7/military, seniors and students, free/age 6 and younger. (509) 487-8552

Audubon Society Field 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 Liberty Lake. Bring food and water. March 21, 8 a.m., call for location. (208) 457-8894

Kaniksu Qha Classic - An American quarter horse association-approved show, testing horses’ abilities in dozens of classes. Events include jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending. March 27-29, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (806) 376-4811

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. April 25-26, 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,


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