Washington State Quilters - Quarterly meeting with guest speaker Kim Diehl, featuring quilts from her “Simple” series of books. April 28, 1 or 7 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $7/door. (509) 244-8821, www.kimdiehl.com
Bittersweet Briar Wool Appliqué Workshop - Washington State Quilters presents this project-based workshop with nationally known quilt instructor Kim Diehl. All skill levels welcome. April 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 2010 S. Assembly Road. $60, includes lunch; preregistration required. (509) 244-8821.
Arbor Day in Hillyard - Sponsored by the Hillyard Merchant Committee. Stop by any participating business (look for a tree in the window) and receive a free seedling to help celebrate Arbor Day. Through Saturday, 5000 block of North Market Street. (509) 487-1138
Premier Home Improvement Show – Featuring the “G&S Landscape Pro-Corner” with professional demonstrations, an elaborate Princess Castle Playhouse built by local apprentices for Wishing Star, onsite adoptions from the Spokane Humane Society, CFL bulb giveaways courtesy of Avista, a kids’ workshop by the Home Depot and free recycled grocery bags for every attendee. Presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association and sponsored by Pro-Build. Today, noon-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7/adults, free/12 and under (discount tickets available onsite and in other promotions). (509) 532-4990, www.spokanespremiershow.com
“Vanishing of the Bees” - Family-friendly film about the role of honeybees in our lives, presented by Inland Northwest Land Trust. A question-and-answer session will follow the 90-minute film; local beekeeping groups will have booths in the lobby. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Community Building, 25 W. Main Ave. $5/donation, includes a bee information packet, seeds to plant for backyard pollinators and organic honey treats. (509) 328-2939
“Seed the Feast” Spring Course - Presented by Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens. Course will discuss thinning, weeding, pest control, spring season harvest, summer season planting and more. At the conclusion of the course, a seasonal feast will be prepared by Chef Charles of Wild Sage. Friday and May 6 and 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave. $75. Preregistration required. (509) 456-7575
Sandpoint Earth Day Festival - Activities include a talk by Earth Day co-founder Doug Scott, information from more than 20 local conservation groups and vendors, children’s activities, electric car demos, food, no-host beer and wine bar. Sponsored by Idaho Conservation League, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. Friday, 4-8 p.m., Sandpoint Events and Business Center, corner of Pine and Euclid Streets, Sandpoint. Free; for more information call (208) 265-9565. Scott also will speak April 23 at 9:45 a.m. at the Sandpoint Community Center, presented by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society; for information, call (208) 946-9127.
Earth Day Everyday - Coeur d’Alene Earth Day celebration includes live music, art, presentations, children’s activities, yoga, roller derby, bike rodeos and resource information to help care for our planet. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free; arrive by foot or bicycle and receive a free raffle ticket. (208) 869-1730
WSU Master Gardener’s Open House - Featuring a plant sale, yard and garden sale, demonstrations, exhibits and prize drawings. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 222 N. Havana St. (509) 477-2183
Gardening Classes at Post Falls Library - Residential Landscape Design, April 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 812 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. Food bank donations for people or pets accepted. (208) 773-1506, ext. 23
SCRAPS Chocolate Festival and Auction - Sixth annual event to raise funds for SCRAPS programs including the Animal Medical Fund and the Behavioral Program, with chocolates and desserts, silent and live auctions and the Parade of Pets. April 29, 6-9:30 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Bay Three, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $30 (must be 21 or older). (509) 477-2760