Spring Craft Bazaar - Hosted by the Spokane Northwest Bead Society. Friday, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 2733 Northwest Blvd. Free admission and parking.
Craft and Car Collectors Show - May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 413-2044
Cheney Mayfest - Arts and crafts booths, food vendors, games, car show, street activities, opening of the Cheney Farmers Market, along with Eastern Washington University’s multicultural festival. May 22. (509) 498-9250
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
Green + Solar Home Nominations - Nominations are being accepted through Friday 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
Outdoor Native Plant Field Trips - Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Several field trips will be offered through May 2, including Dishman Hills Natural Area, Juniper Dunes Wilderness, Drumheller Springs Park and BLM Telford Parcel. (509) 466-8886, www.nechapterwnps.org
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
Custer’s Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - More than 300 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. Today, MAC “Appraisal Days,” bring your family treasures to find out what they’re worth (hand-carried items only, no firearms). 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/admission, $5 per item appraised (three-item limit per person). (509) 924-0588
Basic Vegetable Gardening Classes - Offered by WSU Master Gardeners. Monday, 6 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.; Tuesday, 7 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave.; May 5, 6:45 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1832 W. Dean Ave. Free. (509) 477-2173
Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden Association Meeting - Sign up to get a garden bed, review rules and vote on executive committee. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Transitional Living Center, 3128 N. Hemlock St. Free. (509) 328-2523
“Plants and Plant Communities of the Channeled Scablands” - Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society in celebration of Native Plant Appreciation Week. Presented by Diane Stutzman, a botanist with the Bureau of Land Management. Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the Greenhouse, Manito Park. (509) 313-6688
Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter - Quarterly meeting with Karen Combs, author of “Optical Illusions for Quilters” and “3-D Fun with Pandora’s Box.” Thursday, 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 décor, meet local experts and learn more about their products and services. Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 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 distribution of free native shrub and pine seedlings. Friday, 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
“Measuring Your Trees” Class - Registration deadline is Friday for the class on May 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., University of Idaho Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $12. (208) 446-1680
“Preparing Iris For Show” - With American Iris Society accredited judge Robert Karr. Friday, 7 p.m., Argonne Library, corner of Argonne and Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 671-1539
Inland Empire Dahlia Society Tuber Sales - Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Seed and Pet, 2422 E. Sprague Ave.
WDFW Native Plant Landscape Garden Open House - In celebration of Native Plant Appreciation Week, hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society in cooperation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. View native plant displays surrounding the WDFW office building. Saturday, noon-4 p.m., 2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 466-8886
Community Garden Clean-Up and Bed Allotment - Select a garden bed from existing beds at the community garden. Work to clean up your own garden bed and assist other gardeners with establishing a bed. Saturday. 1 p.m., Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden, corner of Hemlock and Fairview. Free. (509) 328-2523.
Canning Workshop - Class will focus on the pressure canning technique. May 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200.
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
Organic Fruit Growing - Class will discuss how to plan, plant and maintain fruit-bearing plants including fruit trees, berry bushes and strawberries. May 5, 6-9 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $18; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200
The YMCA Green Way Program Plant Sale - Annuals, perennials, vegetables and houseplants. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Green Way Program. May 7-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 777-9622, ext. 206.
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
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes, Sandpoint - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. May 11 and 13 or June 14 and 15, 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
Tree Planting at Turnbull - Hosted by Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society. Help plant native saplings and build protective fencing for the trees. Wear work clothes and gloves and bring a potluck dish to share. May 15, 9 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney. Preregistration required. (509) 235-4723.
Solar Power Class - Learn the basics and how to get started. May 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials. (509) 924-8803
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes, Coeur d’Alene - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. May 19 and 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m., or June 19, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 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
Wild Flower Walk - Around Turnbull Wildlife Refuge with Ken Swedberg, retired EWU field biologist. Wear hiking shoes and long pants. May 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. (509) 235-4723
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 four- or six-foot leather or nylon leash (no flexi/retractable leashes or chain leashes please). Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., SpokAnimal Event Center, 710 N. Napa St. Free. Register at (509) 534-8133.
12th Annual Basset Blast - “Red, White and Basset,” hosted by Washington Basset Rescue and S.C.R.A.P.S. With raffles, doggie favor bags, awards and more. Events include Best Waddle, Best Howl, Best Costume, Best Bassett Photo and more. No puppies less than four months old allowed; dogs must be leashed and please scoop their poop. All proceeds benefit the Basset Rescue program. May 22, noon-3 p.m., Sullivan Park, north of Spokane Valley Mall, Spokane Valley. $10/pre-register, $15 at the door. (509) 466-1538
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