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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

Spokane Carvers Association Ninth Annual Rendezvous - Carving instruction including chip carving, relief carving, in-the-round, wood burning and kolrosing. Breakfast and lunch are available for all participants; a potluck dinner will be held on Friday and a barbecue on Saturday. All events are open to everyone, camping not required. Carving wood, tools and sharpening will be available. June 11-13, KOA campground, 3025 N. Barker Road, Spokane Valley. Free instruction; cost for project. (509) 924-1186, (509) 244-3467


21st Annual Mother’s Day Historic House Tour - Explore four 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.” Today, noon-5 p.m. $15; tickets available at participating homes at 2025 S. Rockwood Blvd., 734 E. 23rd Ave., 416 W. 22nd Ave. and 420 W. 22nd Ave. (509) 363-5315

Seed Swap - Held during the Tuesday Grower’s Market in May and June. Swap extra garden seeds with others. Extra seeds and pots can be donated to the swap and seedlings will be available for purchase. Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-op Parking Lot, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Idaho. (208) 882-8537

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes, Sandpoint - Eight-hour class is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. Tuesday and Thursday 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

Lawn and Garden Care - For ages 18 and older.Topics include watering, mowing, aeration and more. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $15; 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. Thursday-Saturday and May 20-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 777-9622, ext. 206

Delta Gamma Garden Fair - Benefits Delta Gamma Spokane alumnae chapter’s philanthropy funding projects for the blind. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Liberty Park Greenhouse, 1401 E. Newark Ave. (509) 448-0517

Native Plant Sale - Sponsored by Panhandle Special Needs and the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Panhandle Special Needs, 1424 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-5947

Solar Power Class - Learn the basics and how to get started. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials. (509) 924-8803

Gardeners of Spokane Perennial Plant Sale - Featuring day lilies, iris, shasta daisies, raspberries, crambe, lilacs, phlox, forsythia, ornamental grasses, perennial aster and many more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2314 E. Altamont Blvd. (509) 299-4184

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

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

“Grasshoppers and Other Pests” - Presented by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and the University of Idaho Extension in Bonner County. Program will discuss potential problems with grasshoppers and drosophila fruit fly on North Idaho croplands and offer two ISDA pesticide recertification credits. May 27, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. Free; preregistration strongly suggested. (208) 263-8511

Spring Tour of North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association - 10th annual event. Ten local B&B’s will open their doors. June 13, noon-5 p.m., 105 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free; bring donations of canned food items. (208) 457-9519

Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour - Locations include: “Home on the Range Garden,” 1818 E. 16th Ave.; “Don’t Fence Me In Garden,” 2221 E. 17th Ave.; “The Big Sky Garden,” 2526 E. 17th Ave.; “The Wild Bunch Garden,” 5506 S. Magnolia St.; “Back in the Saddle Garden,” 4705 S. Madelia St.; “Happy Trails Garden,” 3 W. 27th Ave.; “Beyond the Gate Garden Tour, Boutiques and Blooms,” 3225 W. Seventh Ave. June 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. (509) 535-8434


Dog d’Alene - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, featuring a pet parade, demonstrations, vendors, pet adoptions, rescue groups, contests and more. Doxie Dash race event for dachshunds; registration fee is $5 in advance and $10 on race day. Proceeds benefit the Kootenai Humane Society. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., green space at Sixth and Sherman, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116

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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