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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.


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 For more information, visit (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

Spokane Orchid Society Show and Sale - Today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $2/adults, free/age 16 and younger.

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

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. April 6 and 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. April 7, 6 p.m., Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. (208) 263-8511

Spokane Home and Garden Show - April 9, noon-9 p.m.; April 10, 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

Spring 2010 Master Gardener Series - Free gardening classes presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Weed Control, April 21, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (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 décor, 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

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 four- or six-foot leather or nylon leash (no flexi/retractable leashes or chain leashes please). March 28, 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,

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