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Spring Arts and Crafts Fair - Benefits the Central Valley High School Band. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100.

Spring Youth Arts Classes - Elementary grade classes are held Tuesdays-Thursdays, and middle and high school classes are Mondays. 4-5:30 p.m., Art on the Edge Studios, 1416 First St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost varies from $10-$20/project. For a complete schedule visit or call (208) 676-0917.

Knitting Discussion Group - Bring your projects, share ideas and work alongside other knitters. Refreshments will be served. Wednesday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104

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


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

How to Prepare to Buy a Home - For age 18 and older. Learn what documents to save, why understanding your credit is essential and more. Preregistration is required. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $14. (509) 625-6200

Spring Home Horticulture Workshop Series - Presented by Bonner County Master Gardeners. Wednesday: “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

Beginning Gardening Class Series – Saturday: Easy Flowers; March 28: Lawn and Garden Maintenance. 10 a.m.-noon, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $10/class. (509) 477-2048

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, 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

Garden Expo 2009 - Gardening Around the World, 10th annual garden show with more than 200 garden-related vendors, seminars and demos. 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


Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - Thursday-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and next Sunday, 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. Observe upland birds and waterfowl on the north side of Newman Lake and around Liberty Lake. Bring food and water. Saturday, 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. 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. 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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