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Sun., Sept. 25, 2011


Green Purchasing Luncheon with Susanne Croft - Learn how to establish green purchasing criteria, evaluate third-party labels, write a Responsible Purchasing Policy, design a Best Value Scorecard to evaluate all product benefits and embed green purchasing practices into your everyday decisions. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. $30, includes lunch; preregistration required at Sun People or online. (509) 368-9378,

13th Annual Antique Appraisal Days - Oct. 1-2. Part of Custers Antique and Collectors Sale, verbal market evaluations by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts (hand-carried items only, no firearms). Proceeds support restoration of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s historic Campbell House. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/show admission, $5/item appraisal charge (limit five items per person). (509) 363-5324

Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experienced food preserver. Held every Saturday through mid-October at Backyard Harvest shed, 933 E. Seventh Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $15 (free for SNAP/WIC recipients); tickets must be purchased in advance. (208) 669-0763,

North Idaho Green Home Tour - Self-guided tour sponsored by the Sandpoint Transition Initiative and Inland Chapter of the Northwest Eco Building Guild. Locations: Selle Valley, 2222 Hidden Valley Road and 549 Shingle Mill Road; Elmira, 84 Sacajawea Trail; Camp Bay, Sagle, 367 Raven View Drive; Sandpoint, 502 Cedar and 448 S. Marion. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (208) 263-5447


Inland Northwest Paint Horse Club Horse Show - Fall Spectacular Paint-O-Rama Horse Show, with money-added classes, equine-related vendors and Stallion Service auction. American Paint Horse Association approved. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Free for spectators. (509) 893-3997

National Alpaca Farm Days - Learn more about alpacas and the luxury fiber they produce. Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hangman Creek Ranch Alpacas, 30812 S. Cahill Road, Fairfield. Free. (509) 283-2475

Responsible Dog Ownership Day - Learn about various dog breeds, receive training tips, participate in competitions, watch demonstrations and more. The Spokane Humane Society, SCRAPS and SpokAnimal will also have dogs available for adoption. Today, Mirabeau Meadows, Spokane Valley. (509) 892-6465

Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Field Trip - Partial day trip looking for shorebirds in the Slavin Ranch area. Today, 8 a.m., meet at southeast corner of Lowe’s, 901 Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-5378


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