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Sun., July 11, 2010


Golden Era Antique and Art Fest - Fine local crafts, art, Indian tacos, horse-drawn wagon rides, beer garden and live music surrounded by antiques and collectibles. Friday-Saturday, 3-8 p.m., Highway 97, 10 miles south of the Coeur d’Alene Casino, Plummer, Idaho. Free admission. (208) 661-6313

Artists Loose on the Palouse Arts and Crafts Fair - Fourth annual event. July 23, 2-8 p.m.; July 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and July 25, noon-6 p.m. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294


Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - Seventh annual event. See lavender at peak bloom in a Tuscan garden setting, shop booths featuring regional artisans, juried artists and local growers. With demonstrations, children’s activities, food, live music, wine tasting and more. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Park at First and Calispel, Newport, Wash. $5/adults, free/age 12 and younger (no pets permitted). (509) 447-6451

Afternoons in the Greenhouse - Presented by YMCA of the Inland Northwest/The Green Way Program. Children in grades one and up will learn about growing plants, make crafts and explore along a nature trail. Dates and topics include: Monday-Friday, Bugs and Blooms; July 26-30, Nature Smart; Aug. 9-13, Houseplant Hunters; Aug. 23-27, Garden Gifts. Each session runs daily from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Valley YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $15/session; preregistration required. (509) 777-9622, ext. 206

Walking Tour - Historic Browne’s Addition - Learn about the mansions and their original owners. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation, for age 18 and older. Friday, 6-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park, Hemlock and Second Avenue. $12; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200

Guided Tours of Manito Park Gardens - Presented by WSU Master Gardeners. Saturday, Rose Hill Garden, 2 p.m.; Aug. 14, tours of all gardens during Manito Park Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Aug. 26, Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden, 6 p.m. Meet at the south entrance to the Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park. Free. (509) 477-2183

Food Preservation Workshops - Canning, freezing or preparing foods for drying. Classes include: Saturday, Jams, Berries, Greens and Cherries; July 31, Green Beans and Peaches; Aug. 14, Pickles and Sweet Corn; Aug. 28, Chutneys, Relishes and Pesto. All classes begin at noon at Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. $15/class., (208) 669-0763

“While We’re Waiting” Workshops for Women Over 40 - Offered by the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension office. Saturday-July 18, Straw Bale Building, $100/weekend, includes lunch, snacks and beverages, registration due by Thursday; July 20, Outdoor Home Canning. $10, includes wild plant beverages and appetizers, registration due by Friday; Aug. 28-29, Finishing a Straw Bale Structure, $100/weekend, includes lunch, snacks and beverages. Preregistration required. (509) 447-2401

Hidden Gardens of Colville Valley - Colville garden tour hosted by the American Association of University Women/Colville Branch. Garden owners and Master Gardeners will share tips with visitors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Colville. $10; proceeds support scholarships for women. Tickets available at Wynne Street Nursery; Hedrick’s Nursery; Colville Chamber of Commerce office; The Front Porch on Highway 395 south of Colville; Valley Drug in Chewelah, Wash. and Myers Falls Market in Kettle Falls, Wash. (509) 684-5361, (509) 935-8857.

“Dirt” - Documentary film Narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis about the environmental, economic, social and political impact of the soil. July 20, 5-6:30 p.m., Pilgrims Natural Market education center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter - Quarterly meeting with Speaker Roxanne Carter. July 22, 1 or 7 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Room, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $7/door. (509) 435-3889

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes, Coeur d’Alene - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. July 22 and 29 or Aug. 17 and 24, 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) 667-0664

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes, Sandpoint - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. July 24, 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, (208) 255-1443

Iris Rhizome Sale - Featuring varieties from Miniature Dwarf Bearded to Tall Bearded to Siberians, sponsored by the Town and Country Iris Society. Iris growing information will also be available. July 31, 10 a.m., Center Court, Spokane Valley Mall, Spokane Valley. Free admission; rhizomes $2 each. (509) 671-1539


All Breed Dog Show - Hosted by the Inland Empire Kennel Association. Saturday-July 18, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free; small parking fee. (509) 456-3784

Liberty Lake Pet Day in the Park - With free Doggy Walk, entertainment and vendors. The Spokane Humane Society will have animals for adoption; to view all animals currently available for adoption, visit Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 3707 S. Zephyr Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 979-9996

Petco National Reptile Event - Meet and greets with favorite creatures, “how to” seminar, feeding time and opportunity to speak with reptile specialists. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Locations include: North, 6302 N. Division St., (509) 487-3242; South, 2805 E. 29th Ave., (509) 532-0185; East, N. 10 Sullivan Road, Veradale, (509) 927-2670; Coeur d’Alene, 420 Wilbur Ave., (208) 772-7588. Free.

Apalousey All-Breed Trail Ride - Thirteenth annual event hosted by the Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center, featuring trail rides, live music, wagon rides, Dutch oven dinner, cook-off, breakfast and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the museum and heritage center in Moscow, Idaho. Aug. 6-8, Pony Club Grounds, George Hatley’s Ranch, Deary, Idaho. (208) 882-5578, ext. 279

West Plains Community Fair - 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs, open class exhibits, home and horticulture exhibits, games, food, horse show and many more animals. Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., BiMart Arena, Cheney. (509) 990-6246


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