Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Tuesday: Meet at the Moscow Food Co-op Cafe to look at spring books and make murals. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Art, Craft and Quilt Show - All proceeds go to resident-centered and community-centered activities. Thursday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Good Samaritan Society, 17028 E. Eighth Ave., Greenacres. (509) 924-6161, Ext. 650.
Mom and Me: Easter Bunny Celebration - For children ages 2-4 and their moms. Make a variety of Easter projects including: a puppet hat, decorated egg and more. Pre-registration is required. Saturday. 9:30-11 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $14. (509) 625-6200.
LEAP Forestry Course Registration - Register now for the March Logger Education Advance Professionalism forestry course in various counties. Bonners Ferry, Wednesday and Thursday. University of Idaho Extension Offices. $40/includes resource material. (208) 446-1680.
Farm Camp - Presented by PEACH. For ages 7-12. Learn about farms, soil and sustainable living. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through May 22. Pre-registration is required. PEACH Community Farm, 10425 S. Andrus. $35 per session. (509) 981-8560.
Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discuss “Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn” by Catherine Friend. Today. 3-5 p.m., Sister’s Brew Coffee House, corner of Main and Third streets, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.
“Oaks, Acorns and the Geographical Ecology of Acorn Woodpeckers” - Hosted by the NE Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Presented by Joey Haydock, professor of biology at Gonzaga University. Tuesday. 7-8 p.m., Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of Greenhouse, Manito Park. Free.
Green Cleaning - Learn non-toxic cleaning methods and green living practices. Pre-registration is required. Wednesday. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fresh Abundance, 2510 N. Division St. $14. (509) 625-6200.
All Succession Planting - Planting Vegetables Season Long - Make the best use of your garden space throughout the growing season planting different crops. Presented by Judith Pagliasotti, certified master gardener. Pre-registration is mandatory. Wednesday. 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.
Spring 2010 Master Gardener Series - A series of free gardening classes presented by master gardener Steve Nokes. Classes include: Wednesday: Vegetable Gardening 101; April 21: Weed Control. 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
13th Annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival - Celebrating the arrival of approximately 25,000 Sandhill cranes to the area as they travel from California to their breeding grounds in Alaska each spring. The birds stop in the Othello area to feed in the corn fields as they bulk up for the last leg of their journey. Events include lectures on a variety of wildlife, geology and history topics. Also, variety of tours to view the area wildlife. Friday tours board at the local U.S. Fish and Wildlife building; Saturday-Sunday tours take place at Othello High School. Friday-March 28. Othello, Wash. $7/adults, $5/seniors and children age 11 and younger with paid adult admission. (509) 855-6677.
Spring Gardening Classes - Presented by WSU Spokane County Extension. Classes offered include: Beginning Gardening, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon, this Saturday-April 17; Grow Your Own Food, Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., April 1-22. Pre-registration is required. WSU Spokane County Extension Office, 222 N. Havana St. $35/series of four classes, $10/class. (509) 477-2181.
Third Annual Homeowners Resource Fair - Sponsored by Community Frameworks. Featuring vendor demonstrations, door prizes, free parking and more. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Arena, Champions Room. Free. (509) 484-6733.
Basic Vegetable Gardening - Comprehensive course covers all the basics of growing vegetables in our North Idaho location. Presented by Kit Cooley, certified Master Gardener. Pre-registration is mandatory. March 31. 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - April 6 and 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential home-buyers face. Online classes are available for $50 statewide. Call to register before class date. Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Conference Room, 409 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 667-0664.
Berries to Grow in North Idaho - Learn how to grow berries successfully. Presented by local gardener Delsie Marienau. Pre-registration is mandatory. April 7. 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-8511.
“Ties To the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage” Workshop - Focus is on planning for an orderly transition of family-owned forest land. Pre-register by April 9 for the workshop on April 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 477326 N. U.S. Highway 95, Ponderay, Idaho. $35/includes workbook and DVD. (208) 263-8511.
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Sandpoint - April 19 and 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential home-buyers face. Online classes are available for $50 statewide. Call to register before class date. Selkirk Association of Realtors Conference Room, 325 Marion Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 265-2227 or 255-1443.
WSU Master Gardener’s Open House - Featuring a plant sale, yard and garden sale, demonstrations and 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. Two times to choose from: 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. April 29. Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Room, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $7/door. (509) 435-3889.
The Home and Garden Show of Coeur d’Alene - Produced by the Art and Home Center 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-May 2. Hours: Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 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.
Garden Expo 2010 - Over 250 garden-related exhibitors. 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.
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Sandpoint - May 11 and 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. Online classes are available for $50 statewide. Call to register before class date. Selkirk Association of Realtors Conference Room, 325 Marion Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 265-2227 or 255-1443.
Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - May 19 and 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. Online classes are available for $50 statewide. Call to register before class date. Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Conference Room, 409 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 667-0664.
Pawsitive Start - Sponsored by Diamonds in the Ruff instructors. Free dog adopter class. Held the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Please bring your dog hungry and empty; lots of soft treats cut to appropriate sizes for your dog; a flat buckle, martingale collar or harness (no choke chain collars please); a 4-or 6-foot leather or nylon leash (no flexi/retractable leashes or chain leashes please). To signup, call (509) 534-8133. March 28 and April 25. 1-2:30 p.m., SpokAnimal Event Center, 710 N. Napa. Free.
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. Donations will benefit SpokAnimal’s “Lucky to be Alive” fund. April 18. 2 p.m., Highbridge Park, Riverside Ave. and A St.; donations accepted. (509) 534-8133, Ext. 209.
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