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Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show - 33rd annual event with more than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and March 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588

Central Valley Band Craft Fair - Craft and baked goods sale to benefit the school band and color guard. March 13-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $2. (509) 228-5100

Art, Craft and Quilt Show - All proceeds go to resident-centered and community-centered activities. March 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Good Samaritan Society, 17028 E. Eighth Ave., Greenacres. (509) 924-6161, Ext. 650

Home/Garden

Spokane’s 32nd Annual Home & Yard Show - Displays and demonstrations of home- and yard-related products, services and improvements, presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588

Organic Soil Fertility - Learn how to care for your soil organically and improve ornamental plant growth and crop production. Monday, 6-9 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $18; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200

Ornamental Grasses - Learn about the many varieties of adaptable, low-maintenance ornamental grasses. Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $15; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200

Second Chance Kitchen and Garden Sale - Presented by Slow Food Spokane River. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Peters and Sons Flowers and Gifts, 512 E. Pacific Ave. (509) 209-2851

Fruit Tree Workshop Series: Class 1 - Learn how to start an organic orchard with Ray Gilbert. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., PEACH Community Farm, 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. $25/morning class; $40/afternoon class. Preregistration required. (509) 981-8560

How to Prepare to Buy a Home - Class will discuss tips on what documents to save, understanding your credit scores and report and more. March 10, 6-8 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $14; registration required. (509) 625-6200

Farm Camp - For ages 7-12. Learn about farms, soil and sustainable living. Saturdays, March 13-May 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., PEACH, 2015 N. Division St. $35 per session; preregistration required. (509) 981-8560

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Sandpoint - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. March 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Selkirk Association of Realtors Conference Room, 325 Marion Ave., Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. Online classes available for $50 statewide. (208) 265-2227 or (208) 255-1443

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. March 20, 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 or (208) 255-1443

All Succession Planting - Planting Vegetables Season Long - Make the best use of your garden space throughout the growing season by planting different crops. Presented by Judith Pagliasotti, certified Master Gardener. March 24, 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. (208) 263-8511

Spring 2010 Master Gardener Series - A series of free gardening classes presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. March 24, Vegetable Gardening 101; April 21, Weed Control. 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400

Basic Vegetable Gardening - Comprehensive course covers all the basics of growing vegetables in North Idaho. Presented by Kit Cooley, certified Master Gardener. March 31, 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. (208) 263-8511.

Berries to Grow in North Idaho - Presented by local gardener Delsie Marienau. April 7, 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. (208) 263-8511

Animals

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). Today, 1-2:30 p.m., SpokAnimal Event Center, 710 N. Napa St. Free. Register at (509) 534-8133.



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