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Treasures on Foxwood Outdoor Vendor Event - Outdoor vendor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, arts and more, hosted by the Foxwood Tea House. Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 125 Foxwood, two miles north of Diamond Lake off Highway 2, between mile markers 328 and 329, Newport, Wash. Live music and Victorian tea house both days. $4/adults, free/ages 12 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097

39th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair - Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, with works by more than 110 artists, children’s art activities, live music and food vendors. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., City Beach Park, Sandpoint. Free admission. (208) 263-6139

Past Blessings Farm Antique Sale – Hand-painted furniture, primitives, quilts, woodenware, transferware, handmade jewelry, hand-painted signs and more. Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road (10 blocks north of Bigelow Gulch Road). Free admission. (509) 499-5099

“Sweet 16” 16th Annual Quilt Show - Presented by Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club. Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heyburn Elementary School, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1. (208) 245-3177

“Puttin’ on the Glitz” Quilt Show - The Washington State Quilters of Spokane present its 33rd annual show, featuring nationally known quilter and designer Pam Mostek along with more than 600 quilted items, 50 quilt vendors, daily demonstrations, boutique of handmade items and national tour of the Hoffman Challenge. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/good for all three days, free/age 11 and younger; free parking. (509) 238-4063

Crafts and Collectibles Show - Variety of vendors and food for purchase. Oct. 15-16, 8 p.m., Southside Senior Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $2 admission. (509) 535-0803

Central Valley High School Arts and Crafts Show - Crafts and baked goods, sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters. Nov. 5-6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100


Native Plant Field Trips - Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Several trips offered throughout the summer and fall., (509) 209-1658

Garden Clinics - WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners will offer free diagnosis and advice this summer to those with home garden and landscape issues. Library locations and times include Newport Library, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Pend Oreille Valley Library in Cusick, Wash., second and third Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m.; and Ione Library, second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 1-3 p.m. Plant and insect samples for clinics can be dropped off at the Extension Office, 418 S. Scott, on weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Garden questions and pictures can be emailed to or phoned in at (509) 447-2401.

Garden of the Month Contest - Enter at Northwest Seed and Pet, 2422 E. Sprague Ave., or online at Runs through Sept. 15. (509) 535-8434

Free Gardening Classes - WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension and Little Spokane Water Smart Alliance will present the class “Drought Resistant Grasses, Lawn Alternatives and Installing a Drip Irrigation System” during August from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at various Little Spokane Watershed Fire Stations. Dates and locations include: Monday, Sacheen Lake Fire Station No. 32, 6131 Highway 211, Newport, Wash.; Tuesday, Mead Fire Station No. 44, 17207 N. Newport Highway; Thursday, Riverside Fire Station No. 46, 3818 E. Deer Park-Milan Road; Aug. 23, Deer Park Fire Station No. 41, 315 E. A. St.; Aug. 25, Colbert Fire Station No. 49, 302 W. Monroe, Colbert. Preregistration is required. (509) 447-2401

“Seed the Feast” Fall Course - Presented by Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens. Course will discuss harvesting, late season crops, crop rotation, structural and cloth season extenders, recipes, canning, freezing, juicing, evaluating and planning for next season. At the conclusion of the course, a feast will be offered featuring the season’s abundance prepared by Chef Charles of Wild Sage. Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and Sept. 2 and Sept. 16. $75; preregistration required. Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave. (509) 456-7575

Yurt Slide Show - Slide-talk by Becky Kemery covers “all things yurt,” from history and practical concerns to more esoteric elements and design ideas which can be applied well beyond the scope of yurts. Friday, 6:30 p.m., 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. Free. (509) 368-9378

Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experience food preserver. Held every Saturday through mid-October at Backyard Harvest shed, 933 E. Seventh Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $15 (free for SNAP/WIC recipients); tickets must be purchased in advance. (208) 669-0763,

Saturday at the Farm - Presented by P.e.a.c.h. Community nonprofit organic farm. Meet goats and chickens then help plant, weed and harvest to bring nutritious produce to low-income Spokane families. Volunteers take home free veggies. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 10425 Andrus Road, Cheney. (509) 216-9273

“Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” - Documentary about the disappearance of bees, part of Moscow Food Co-op’s Good Food film series. Before the movie there will be a sampling of foods featuring honey or produce pollinated by honeybees. Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St, Moscow, Idaho. $6 ($4/co-op members). (208) 882-8537

The Friends of Manito Annual Fall Plant Sale - Proceeds support improvements at Manito Park. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, east of Gaiser Conservatory, 21st Avenue and Grand Boulevard.


Summer Evening Stroll in the Park with Your Dog - Hosted by Regal Veterinary Clinic every Thursday in August. All leashed, well-behaved dogs and their owners are invited. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition (meet at gazebo). Free. (509) 536-7387,

Bark For Life - American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event for people and their dogs. Featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, booths, games, demonstrations and contests. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Life Care Center and Garden Plaza, 2800 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. (208) 620-0175.

Wienerfest Spokane Picnic and Potluck Barbecue - Eighth annual event sponsored by the Dachshund Club of Spokane. Bring your wiener dogs to enjoy activities and support Dachshund Rescue NW. Bring dogs on a leash (wiener dogs only, no in-season females) and chairs as well as a potluck dish for at least six people; plates, utensils, napkins and some drinks will be provided. Aug. 27, noon-8 p.m., Wiener Ranch. $5 donation; RSVP to for directions or leave a message at (509) 796-2140.

Whiskers and Wine Auction and Wine Tasting - Third annual event benefiting Partners for Pets, with wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. Sept. 10, 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20.


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