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Sun., July 31, 2011

Arts/Crafts

Art on the Green - Annual event featuring artist booths, food, live entertainment and children’s activities. Sponsored by the Citizens Council for the Arts, in conjunction with Downtown Street Fair and Taste of the Coeur d’Alenes. Friday, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 667-9346

Downtown Street Fair - Annual event featuring more than 250 vendors offering a variety of food, entertainment and merchandise, held in conjunction with Art on the Green and Taste of the Coeur d’Alenes. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Sherman Avenue, downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116

Junk Salvation Vintage Market - Presented by the Funky Junk Sisters. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $7. (360) 689-5622

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. Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 125 Foxwood Drive, two miles north of Diamond Lake off of 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

“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

Home/Garden

Native Plant Field Trips - Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Several trips offered throughout the summer and fall. www.nechapterwnps.org, (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 cmack@wsu.edu 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 www.tieg.org. Runs through Sept. 15. (509) 535-8434

Firewise 101 Workshops - Presented by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington State University Extension Offices to help people who live near the forest reduce the risks of wildfire. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., WSU Stevens County Extension Office, 986 S. Main, Suite D, Colville; Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension Office, 222 N. Havana St. Free. Call (509) 990-6218 or email guy.gifford@dnr.wa.gov to register.

Master Gardener’s Garden Tour and Dinner - Self-guided tour of southern Pend Oreille County gardens, presented by WSU/Pend Oreille Master Gardeners on Aug. 7. $10. (509) 447-2401

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 to 8:30 p.m. at various Little Spokane Watershed Fire Stations. Dates and locations include: Aug. 9, Diamond Lake Fire Station No. 31, 325272 Highway 2, Newport, Wash.; Aug. 15, Sacheen Lake Fire Station No. 32, 6131 Highway 211, Newport, Wash.; Aug. 16, Mead Fire Station No. 44, 17207 N. Newport Highway; Aug. 18, 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

Pickling - Presented by Master Food Preserver Sheila Domon. Learn simple techniques and enjoy healthy, fat-free snacks. Part of Spokane County Library District’s Adult Summer Reading Program Backyard Bounty Series. Aug. 9, 6 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8260

Canning 101 Open House - Talk to local canning experts and ask questions. Aug. 11, 3 to 6 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Ste. 200. Free. (509) 368-9378

Animals

Stallion Showcase and Horse Sale - Sixth annual event with three area horse rescuers, horse breeders and trainers, vendors, Play Day Classes, a Liberty Class, used tack sale from horse exhibitors and vendors as well as private treaty sale horses. Sponsored by the Spokane Morgan Club. Horse entries of all breeds currently being accepted. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lady Raven Stables, 312 E. Austin Road. Free admission and parking. (509) 796-2140, www.spokanemorganclub.org

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, contests and more. Aug. 20. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Life Care Center and Garden Plaza, 2800 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. (208) 620-0175

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. sandy@partnersforpets.org

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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