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“Rustic Elegance” Outdoor Show and Sale - Two-day sale of vintage, country, antique, handcrafted and/or recycled objects, with food vendors. July 16-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5312 E. Deer Park-Milan Road, Chattaroy. Free admission.

Artists Loose on the Palouse Arts and Crafts Fair - Fifth annual event, July 22, 3-8 p.m.; July 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 24, noon-5 p.m. 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294

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. Aug. 5, noon-7 p.m.; Aug. 6, 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


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

Bonner County Garden Tour - Presented by the Bonner County Gardeners Association, July 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gardens include, in Sandpoint, 4001 N. Boyer, 409 Creekside Lane, 703 S. Division, 188 Wrenco Loop; in Dover, 216 Fourth St.; and in Laclede, 99 Laclede Shores Drive. Tickets are available at each garden the day of tour; at Sears in Bonner Mall; at the Bonner County Gardeners Association office, 804 Airport Way, Sandpoint; or online at (208) 265-2070

“Name Those Trees”- Learn to identify the various conifers in the Northwest. July 5, 8:30 a.m., meet at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave., for some pre-tour classroom time and proceed to Finch Arboretum. $15/members, $20/nonmembers, includes transportation. Bring a small sketchpad, pencil and a black felt-tip pen. (509) 327-1584

TRS Greenhouse and Gardening - Learn about plants, flower arranging and experience plant/people interaction. Presented by Therapeutic Recreation Services for ages 12 and older. July 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park. $14; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200

Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - See lavender at peak bloom in a Tuscan garden setting, shop booths featuring regional artisans, juried artists and local growers, with demonstrations, food, live music, wine tasting and more. July 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and July 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. The Park at First and Calispel, Newport, Wash. $5/adults, free/age 12 and younger, $8/two-day pass, $4/bus tour. No pets except service animals. (509) 447-6451

Hidden Gardens of Colville Valley - Garden tour hosted by the American Association of University Women/Colville Branch. Garden owners and master gardeners will share tips with visitors. Proceeds benefit educational scholarships for women. July 16. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Onion Creek area, Colville. $10. (509) 684-5361, (509) 935-8857

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


Partners for Pets Annual Garage Sale - All proceeds will be donated to BobFund, a fund for animals in need of special surgeries or other treatments above and beyond regular care. Today, 102 N. McCabe Road, across from Target on Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley. (509) 209-4721,

All Breed Dog Show - AKC-sanctioned show by the Inland Empire Kennel Association. July 16-17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; $5 parking. (509) 456-3784


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