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In-Store Events at Michaels - A variety of craft events and classes will be offered in March in honor of National Craft Month. Free Make-It Take-It events include: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Shadow Box Demo; March 27, 1-3 p.m., Bottle Caps Family Event. For a full list of classes and locations, visit


“A Farm for the Future”- Sponsored by the Sandpoint Transition Initiative and the East Bonner County Library District. Followed by discussion led by local permaculture teacher Richard Kuhnel. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-2440

Green Building: Practical Application of Building Science - Art Elliott, of Shelter Associates, will explain what to look for in the construction of a high performance home. Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730

“Weeds, Neighbors and Cinnamon Rolls” - Presented by WSU Pend Oreille County Extension and the Pend Oreille County Weed Board. Property owners will learn how to manage noxious weeds and sign up for neighborhood cost-share assistance. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk, Wash. Free; preregistration required. (509) 447-2402,

“Gardening with Native Plants”- Dixie Chichester will discuss characteristics of native plants of Pend Oreille County and how to use these plants in your landscape. March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sacheen Lake Fire Station, 6131 Highway 211, Newport, Wash. Free for Little Spokane River watershed residents, $5 for those living outside the watershed. (509) 447-6454


Inland Empire American Quarter Horse Association Introductory Show - Tests horses abilities in jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending. Saturday, Fairview Stables, 10102 N. Fairview Road. (806) 376-4811,

Furr Fever Family Festival - Kootenai Humane Society fundraiser featuring vendors, carnival games, pet contests and a raffle; Adopt-a-Thon from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m., Building 1, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 818-1633

SCAT - Routine cat spay/neuters will be discounted to $15 during this one-day event. You must have an appointment and adult cats and male/female kittens (eight weeks or older) are eligible. Appointments are limited; call (509) 467-5235, ext. 19. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 979-9996,


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