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Sun., Aug. 28, 2011


Funky Junk Antique Show & Crafts Market - Affordable vintage, modern, repurposed and hand-created finds for every style from 30-plus vendors, with food, live music and more. Saturday and Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 621 Oak St., Sandpoint. $2 admission (good both days, free for age 12 and younger).

Pend Oreille County Centennial Quilt Shows - Vintage and contemporary quilts. Saturday and Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Metaline Falls (Wash.) Community Center; Sept. 4, 4-8 p.m. and Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Create Arts Center, 900 W. Fourth, Newport, Wash. Free admission. (509) 671-1540

“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

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Parking Lot Sale and Vendor Fair - Sept. 10, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 15319 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 926-6450

Little Spokane Artist Studio Tour - Along with returning artists, there will be seven new artists offering garden benches and birdhouses, paintings and photography in a wide range of styles, plus outdoor lighting and sculpture. Locations include 15221 and 15205 N. Shady Slope Road, and 13717 N. Minihdoka Trail. Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission; Lindaman’s will offer food all day at Studio 1. (509) 981-9916

“Puttin’ on the Glitz” Quilt Show - The Washington State Quilters of Spokane present their 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

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 diagnoses 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

Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experienced 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

Movable Greenhouse Workshops - Presented by P.e.a.c.h. Community nonprofit organic farm. Workshops dates and topics include: Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., movable hoop houses and engineering basics; Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., leveling the ground and installing the rails; Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., pipe bending and assembly of hoops; Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., framing the hoop house ends. 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. $150 for all four workshops; preregistration required., (509) 216-9273

Seed Saving Workshop with Pat Munts - Learn how to harvest and preserve seeds from your favorite open pollinated vegetables and flowers. Sept. 10, 10 a.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave, Suite 200. $20/person, $30/couple. (509) 368-9378

Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and how to get started. Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot Inc., 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials and handouts. Registration required. (509) 924-8803,

Harvest Festival - Celebrate local foods and farmers with food samples, nonprofit information tables, local honey sampling, children’s activities, music, cheese-making demos, urban chicken coop design competition and more. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. Free. (509) 368-9378

2011 Green and Solar Home and Landscape Tour - Part of the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour, showcasing sustainable building practices such as solar energy, energy conservation, green materials, smart and creative landscaping. Also workshops on basic chicken keeping, solar and energy efficiency. Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Ste. 200. $10. (509) 218-0128

NW Ecobuilding Guild Chicken Coop Design Contest - Tour the contest winners and learn more about green architecture, energy retrofits and alternative energy such as wind and solar. Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with solar power workshop 11 a.m.-noon; chicken-keeping basics 3-4:30 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave, Suite 200. $10. (509) 368-9378

Inland Northwest Paint Horse Club Horse Show - Fall Spectacular Paint-O-Rama Horse Show, with money-added classes, equine-related vendors and Stallion Service auction. American Paint Horse Association approved. Sept. 23-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free for spectators. (509) 893-3997


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