Rummage Sale and Craft Fair – Crafts, food and rummage. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Evergreen Elementary School, 215 W. Eddy. Free admission. (509) 869-9662
22nd Annual Mother’s Day Walking Tour - Self-guided tour of six historic homes around Corbin Park, today, noon-4 p.m., with free carriage rides around the park oval. $15 ($10/Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture members), available in the park under the tent. (509) 363-5315
Joe Arnett - Local plant expert presents the newly updated “Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Gardens,” illustrated with 600 color photographs. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Inland Empire Dahlia Society Tuber Sales - Saturday, 9 a.m., Northwest Seed and Pet, 2422 E. Sprague Ave.
Garden Expo 2011 - More than 200 garden-related vendors including plant sellers, crafters, artists, organizations and others. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 535-8434
“Bloom in Tune” Fundraiser - Spokane Symphony benefit with WSU Master Gardners available to answer questions and weather information, along with cookies, Starbucks coffee and drawings for symphony tickets. May 18, Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane off the Cheney-Spokane Road, and May 19, Judy’s Enchanted Garden, 2628 W. Northwest Blvd. Each nursery will donate a percentage of its day’s sales to the Symphony Associates. (509) 624-1200
13th Annual Basset Blast - “HOWLywoood,” with raffles, doggie favor bags, awards and more. Events include Best Waddle, Best Howl, Best Costume, Best Bassett Photo (bring one photo, no larger than 4 by 6 inches). Contestants must be basset hounds or mix; no puppies less than 4 months old allowed. Dogs must be leashed and poop scooped. Hosted by Washington Basset Rescue and SCRAPS.; all proceeds benefit the rescue program. May 21, noon-3 p.m., Sullivan Park, north of Spokane Valley Mall, Spokane Valley. $10/advance, $15/door. (509) 466-1538