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Sun., May 1, 2011


Washington State Quilters Quilting Bee - A day of quilting, games and activities. Bring a quilt or block to work on and a potluck dish to share (coffee and tea provided). May 21, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 714-8140,


Custer’s 35th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - More than 250 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. Also MAC Antique Appraisal Day, receive verbal evaluations by experts (hand-carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments) to support renovation of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s historic Campbell House. Today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.. $6/admission (free/age 12 and younger); $5/item appraised (limit five per person). (509) 924-0588

“Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” - Documentary film about the global bee crisis, followed by discussion with local beekeepers and bee experts. Co-sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors, $4/children. (208) 265-9596

Inland Empire Dahlia Society Tuber Sale - Saturday, 8 a.m. and May 14, 9 a.m., Northwest Seed & Pet, 2422 E. Sprague Ave.

Bonner County Historical Society Plant and Garden Sale - Bedding plants, perennials, tomatoes, vegetables and houseplants. Benefits the Bonner County Museum. Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Lakeview Park, Sandpoint. (208) 263-2344

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Sale - Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Panhandle Special Needs, 1424 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 946-9127

Mother’s Day Walking Tour - Saturday- May 8. Self-guided historic tour of historic houses around Corbin Park in North Spokane, with free carriage rides around the park oval. Saturday-May 8, noon-4 p.m. daily. Tickets available beginning Wednesday at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., and in Corbin Park on tour days. $15 ($10/museum members). (509) 363-5315

Spokane NeighborWoods Launch Party - Plant trees at the new Public Market, with DJ music and dancing, wine tasting, tacos, cupcakes, children’s activities and more. Saturday, 5 p.m., 24 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 363-5495

Joe Arnett - Local plant expert presents his newly updated “Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Gardens,” illustrated with 600 color photographs. May 10, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206


Purple Passion Mother’s Day Poker Ride - All-breed trail ride and potluck lunch hosted by the Inland Empire Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association. Please wear purple. Saturday, 10 a.m., Farragut State Park, Athol, Idaho. $10 per horse; all proceeds benefit Panhandle Equine Rescue. (509) 226-3927,


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