Doll Show and Sale - Hosted by the Lilac City Doll Club. April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Army National Guard Readiness Center, 1626 N. Rebecca St. $5/adults, free/ages 12 and younger. (509) 327-5294
Spring Craft Bazaar - Hosted by the Spokane Northwest Bead Society. April 30, noon-6 p.m. and May 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., PLC fellowship hall, 2733 Northwest Blvd. Free admission and parking.
ArtFest 2010 - 25th annual art fair sponsored by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, with more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople, Make-It-Art children’s hands-on art area, music and food. June 4-6, Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931
Farm Camp - For ages 7-12. Learn about farms, soil and sustainable living. Saturdays through May 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., PEACH, 2015 N. Division St. $35 per session; preregistration required. (509) 981-8560
Green + Solar Home Nominations - Nominations are being accepted through April 30 for the second annual Green + Solar Home and Landscape Tour and Information Fair on Sept. 12. Projects can range from small do-it-yourself owner remodels to large contractor-executed additions, showcasing various sustainable design styles, construction strategies and lifestyle choices. For an entry form, e-mail Allison.Kingfisher@ ecy.wa.gov. For more information, visit www.sustainableseptember spokane.org. (509) 329-3448
Spring Gardening Classes - Presented by WSU Spokane County Extension. Classes include: Beginning Gardening, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, through April 17; Grow Your Own Food, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., through April 22. Pre-registration is required. WSU Spokane County Extension Office, 222 N. Havana St. $35/series of four classes, $10/class. Preregistration required. (509) 477-2181
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. Tuesday and April 13 or May 19 and 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Conference Room, 409 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10; preregistration required. Online classes available for $50 statewide. (208) 265-2227, (208) 255-1443, (208) 667-0664
Berries to Grow in North Idaho - Presented by local gardener Delsie Marienau. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. (208) 263-8511
Spokane Home and Garden Show - Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; April 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, free/age 12 and younger. Discount tickets available at Home Depot, exhibitors and Entertainment Book and ET Book online. (509) 534-5380.
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Sandpoint - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. April 19-20 or May 11 and 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Selkirk Association of Realtors Conference Room, 325 Marion Ave., Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. Online classes available for $50 statewide. (208) 265-2227, (208) 255-1443
Weed Control - A free gardening class presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. April 21, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 893-8400
Custer’s Antique and Collectors Sale - April 23-25. Over 300 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. MAC “Appraisal Days” on Saturday and Sunday - bring your family treasures to find out what they’re worth. Receive a verbal evaluation by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts. Hand-carried items only, no firearms. Hours of show are April 23, 4-9 p.m.; April 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/all weekend, $5 per item appraised (three-item limit per person). (509) 924-0588
Weed Education Day - Presented by the University of Idaho Extension and the Bonner County Noxious Weed Department. Topics will include weed control in forestry and pastures, calibration of spray equipment, rodent control and more. Participants can earn three ISDA pesticide re-certification credits. April 23, 8:30 a.m.-noon., University of Idaho Extension Office, Sandpoint. $5/advance, $10 at the door. Preregistration strongly suggested by April 16. (208) 263-8511, (208) 255-5681
WSU Master Gardener’s Open House - Featuring a plant sale, yard and garden sale, demonstrations, exhibits and raffles. April 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 222 N. Havana St. (509) 477-2183
Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter - Quarterly meeting with Karen Combs, author of “Optical Illusions for Quilters” and “3-D Fun with Pandora’s Box.” April 29, 1 or 7 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Room, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $7/door. (509) 435-3889
The Home and Garden Show of Coeur d’Alene - See what’s new in home, gardening and home decor, meet local experts and learn more about their products and services. April 30, noon-6 p.m.; May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Art and Home Center of Coeur d’Alene, 1619 W. Lee Court, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 771-0515
Arbor Day Celebration - Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will host activities and free seedling distribution of native shrubs and pines. April 30, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Idaho Native Plant Arboretum, Lakeview Park, corner of Ella Avenue and Ontario Street, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-7748
Community Gardening - Pat Munts, WSU Master Gardener, will speak about local community gardens and gardening at home, including tips on what to plant in a first garden. A question-and-answer session will follow. May 4, 10:30-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-8048
Garden Expo 2010 - More than 250 garden-related exhibitors, with nursery plants for sale, garden artists and crafters, services and organizations. May 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 535-8434
21st Annual Mother’s Day Historic House Tour - Explore several exemplary Craftsman home interiors during this self-guided South Hill tour, in conjunction with the current Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture exhibition, “The Arts & Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest.” Tickets and maps available by May 1 at the museum, 2316 W. First Ave., and during the tour at some of the homes. May 9, noon-5 p.m. $15. (509) 363-5315
Pawsitive Start - Free dog adopter class sponsored by Diamonds in the Ruff instructors. Please bring your dog hungry and empty; lots of soft treats cut into appropriate sizes for your dog; a flat buckle, martingale collar or harness (no choke chain collars please); and a 4- or 6-foot leather or nylon leash (no flexi/retractable leashes or chain leashes please). April 11 and 25, 1-2:30 p.m., SpokAnimal Event Center, 710 N. Napa St. Free. Register at (509) 534-8133.
Inland Empire American Quarter Horse Association Show - Test horses’ abilities in jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending. April 16-18, Spokane County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (806) 376-4811, www.AQHA.com
Pet Blessing - With Tibetan monk Geshe Thupten Phelgye. Bring any pet you wish to have blessed and a treat or toy to be donated to a homeless or abandoned shelter pet. April 18, 2 p.m., Highbridge Park, Riverside Avenue and A Street. Donations accepted. (509) 534-8133, Ext. 209