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Custer’s Springs Arts and Crafts Show - 34th annual event featuring more than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and March 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 406 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588


Spokane’s 33rd Annual Home and Yard Show - Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises, featuring displays and demonstrations of home- and yard-related products, services and improvements. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7 (children age 12 and younger free). (509) 924-0588

Community Gardens Group Meeting - Form a community-wide group to help neighborhoods organize, build leadership skills, plan and build more gardens, acquire resources and funding and teach people to garden. Monday, 6-9 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension Office, 222 N. Havana St. (509) 477-2173

Backyard Forests Workshop - For landowners of five acres or less. March 7, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $5/includes handouts and refreshments. Registration deadline is Tuesday. (208) 446-1680

Water-wise Gardening - Class will discuss seven steps of water-wise landscaping, rain gardens and lawn alternatives. Sponsored by the Little Spokane River Water Smart Alliance. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Lake Fire Station, 325272 Highway 2, Newport, Wash. Free for Little Spokane River watershed residents, $5 for others; call to register. (509) 447-2401

Basic Urban Beekeeping Class - Class will cover honey bee history, flower pollination, pests and diseases, treatment and feeding, equipment, preparing for honey flow, spring, summer and fall management. Saturday and March 12 and 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Medical Lake City Hall, 124 Lefevre, Second Floor, Medical Lake. $40/family. (509) 239-4592

Lecture and Tropical Plant Sale - Hosted by The Friends of Manito. Saturday, 10 a.m., learn the basics of floral arranging for vases and pots; plant sale begins at 11:30 a.m. for lecture attendees (noon-3 p.m. for general public). Manito Meeting Room, east of Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park. Lecture reservations required. (509) 456-8038,


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