May 22, 2011 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Two Women Art and Antiques Spring Barn Bazaar - Shop vendors for quality antiques, vintage goods, furniture and arts and crafts items of all kinds, with homemade pie, espresso, live bluegrass music and more. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 17909 S. Stentz Road, Spangle. Free admission. (509) 245-3444

ArtFest 2011 - Twenty-sixth annual art fair presented by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, with music, food, children’s hands-on art area and more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople. June 3, noon-8 p.m.; June 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition, Spokane. Free admission. (509) 456-3931

Home/Garden

Energy Efficiency Workshop - Tools and resources to help homeowners, landlords and businesses save energy, including energy-efficiency loan programs. Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free; light appetizers and beverages served. Call or email for reservations. (509) 209-4244, www.surveymonkey.com/s/green=rsvp

Backyard Bounty Spring Gardening Series, Weed Control - Presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Identify those noxious weeds in your garden and learn how to get them under control. Wednesday, 6 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne. Free. (509) 893-8350

Ritters Florist and Nursery Free Classes - WSU Master Gardener Harvey Wallace will discuss “Growing Home Fruit and Berries.” Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Ritters Florist and Nursery, 10120 N. Division St. (509) 467-5258

“Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”- Co-sponsored by the Sandpoint Transition Initiative and the East Bonner County Library District. Film will offer tips for gardeners on how to become more self-reliant and sustainable. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-6390

Forest Thinning and Pruning Field Day - Preregistration deadline is Friday for the course on June 4. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., USFS Priest River Experimental Forest, on Peninsula Road. $10/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.

Farm Marketing Seminar - On marketing for local agricultural producers, with Darin Saul from the University of Idaho and Leah Clark from the Idaho Preferred program. Sponsored by the Bonner/Boundary Farm Bureau. Friday, 9 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, 477326 U.S. Highway 95, Ponderay, Idaho. Free; Call in advance for those who wish to bring their products. (208) 290-8748

Art in The Garden - Art show featuring 22 artists, heirloom vegetables, live music and barbecue. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 3123 W. Ninth Ave. and 3225 W. Seventh Ave. Free. (509) 456-2141

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Presentation - By U.S. Forest Service Sandpoint District Ranger Dick Kramer. Saturday, 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 946-9127

Victory Gardens - 12th annual Chewelah Quilt Show and Tea Room. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and May 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jenkins High School, 702 E. Lincoln, Chewelah. $3/general, $5/tea room. (509) 935-4063

Plant Sale - Featuring vegetables. All proceeds benefit P.e.a.c.h. in its mission to increase access and affordability of nutritious produce. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm, 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. (509) 216 9273

Composting Workshop - With P.e.a.c.h. Director of Farming Programs Chrys Ostrander. Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m., P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm, 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. $20/preregistration, $30/day of event. www.peachlocal.com, (509) 216-9273

Xeriscaping With Our Regional Native Plants Workshop - Local botanist and experimental horticulturist Diane Stutzman will discuss the benefits of gardening with native plants. May 29, noon-2 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Ste. 200. $15; preregistration required. (509) 368-9378, www.sunpeopledrygoods.com

“Seed the Feast” Summer Course - Presented by Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens. Course will discuss compost; soil boosting; watering strategies; and herbs, including planting, pruning, harvesting, cooking, tasting and recipes. At the conclusion of the course, a seasonal feast will be offered by Chef Charles of Wild Sage. Fridays, June 3, 17 and July 1, 1-2:30 p.m., Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave. $75; preregistration required. (509) 456-7575

Animals

Farrier Clinic for Gaited Horses - Stan Trimble will work one-on-one with owners, their gaited horses and farriers at this clinic hosted by IETWHBEA and TWHBEA. Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 11875 W. Manitoba, Post Falls. (208) 676-1633, www.ietwhbea.weebly.com

AKC Conformation Show - Hosted by Spokane Kennel Club, with obedience and rally trials. Friday-May 30, Spokane County Interstate Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana St. (509) 768-7487, www.spokanekennelclub.com

Cock-a-doodle-do! - Games with the chickens for children ages 7-12. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm, 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. $25; preregistration required at www.peachlocal.com. (509) 216 9273

Chicken Keeping 101 Workshop - Learn about local regulations, housing, breed selection, feeding and caring, raising baby chicks and egg production. June 4, 2:30-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. $20; preregistration required at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/170904. (509) 368-9378

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