April 1, 2012 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

WSU Springs Arts and Crafts Fair - April 13-14. Hours are April 13, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and April 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Washington State University, Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman

Young People’s Arts Festival - For children in grades pre-K through sixth with a parent. Various courses will be offered. April 14, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Moscow Junior High School, 1410 E. D St., Moscow, Idaho. $15/half day, $30/full day. (208) 883-7036.

Funky Junk Antique Show and Crafts Market - April 14-15. Featuring food, music and junk; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Public Market, 24 W. Second Ave. $2/general, free/ages 11 and younger. (509) 624-1154.

Palouse Patchers 32nd Annual Quilt Show - April 14-15. “Color Made Beautiful” with more than 200 quilted items on display and a merchant mall for shopping. Hours are April 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 15, noon-4 p.m. Latah County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 1021 Harold St., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/seniors and children ages 9 and younger. (208) 883-0821.

Third Thursday Kids Craft Club - For youth ages 17 and younger. Make a craft and enjoy a snack. April 19 and May 17, 4 p.m. Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. Free. (509) 284-3121.

Earth Day, “Remember the Lorax” - Celebrate Earth Day. Create Lorax art with earth-friendly materials, find out how to provide animal homes in your own backyard and recycle by making something out of garbage. April 21, 10 a.m., Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. $3. (509) 340-1028.

Classes at The Art Coop - April workshops include: April 23, hanging yard art; April 25, bird nesting ball. All classes are from 6-8 p.m. $25, includes supplies. For more information, visit www.theartcoop.net. Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.

Home/Garden

“Growing Fruit Trees Organically”- Part of the Evening Horticulture Workshop Series. Speaker will be Sue Bockelma. Registration is requested. Monday, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 446-1690.

“Landscaping for Fire Prevention” Workshop - Rural homeowners will learn how to modify their houses and landscapes in order to make them less likely to ignite and easier for firefighters to access. Registration is due by Tuesday for workshop on April 9. University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 446-1680.

Compass Club - Women’s social club with luncheon speaker and gardening expert Phyllis Stephens. Email reservations to compassres@gmail.com or call (509) 455-7789. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Manito Country Club, 5363 S. Hatch Road. $18.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Interested in knowing what happens to our garbage? Walk-in groups of 10 or fewer are welcome at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Group tours for more than 10, individuals with special needs, or classrooms can be arranged by calling ahead. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Saturday class is on berries. 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is required. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12. (509) 477-2195.

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Saturday class is on garden maintenance. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is required. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12 per class. (509) 477-2195.

Spokane Community Garden Kick-Off - Sign up for a plot at one of Spokane’s gardens, learn how to construct raised beds, exchange seeds, and learn about composting and soil. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Grant Park, 1000 E. 10th Ave. Free. spokanegardens.com

Composting 101 Workshop - Marilyn and Chris Carothers, local urban homesteaders and Master Composters/Recyclers, will lead the group through the best ways to do outdoor composting covering hot and slow composting techniques. Registration is required. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

Intro to Growing Potatoes In Spokane - No registration is required. Stop by anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Darcey Byrne will answer questions about growing potatoes in the Spokane region. Saturday,nNoon-2 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

Planting Tomatoes from Seed Workshop - Learn seed planting secrets with WSU Master Gardener Marilyn Carothers. Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

“Ants in the Pacific Northwest: Why They Are Smarter, Faster, and More Social Than Humans” - Learn about the role of ants in the Pacific Northwest, their behavior and life cycle. Also, identify and manage pest ants on your property, with speaker Laurel Hansen. Sponsored by Inland Northwest Land Trust. April 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 328-2939.

Fair Housing Conference - Learn about fair housing basics, landlord/tenant law, fair lending, understanding FH Testing, and reasonable accommodations. April 11, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 325-2665.

Intro to Chicken Keeping Workshop - Topics will include: chicken-keeping regulations in the Spokane area, housing, breed selection, feeding and caring for chickens, raising baby chicks, and egg production. Registration is required. April 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $20. (509) 368-9378.

Weed Education Day on Tap - Registration recommended by April 13 for the class on April 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Presented by UI Extension and Bonner County Noxious Weed Department. University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint. $5 if registered by April 13, $10/day of class. (208) 255-5681.

Rainwater Collection 101 Workshop - Learn how to assemble, install and use a rain barrel. April 19, 4-5:30 p.m. Registration is required. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. (509) 368-9378.

Custer’s 36th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - April 20-22. More than 250 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. MAC “Appraisal Days” on April 21-22 – bring your treasures to find out what they’re worth. Receive a verbal evaluation by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts. Hand-carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments. List of appraisers and their specialties available at www.CusterShows.com. Hours of show are April 20, 4-9 p.m., April 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and April 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7 admission/good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger; $7 per item appraised, 5 item limit per person. (509) 924-0588.

Animals

Low-cost vaccination clinic - All vaccines are $5 and microchips will be available for $8. Pet owners can also pick up free pet ID tags and vouchers for spaying or neutering. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road

SCRAPS Reigning Dogs and Cats Chocolate Festival and Auction - Seventh annual event to raise funds for many SCRAPS programs including the Animal Medical Fund and the Behavioral Program. Fantastic chocolates and desserts, silent and live auctions, and the Parade of Pets. All proceeds benefit the animals of SCRAPS in the Spokane Valley. Age 21 and older. April 20, 6-9:30 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 477-2760.

All About Birds Workshop for Kids - For ages 6-12. Join Kendra Robinson-Harding of Discovery Education NW for a hands-on workshop. Learn about Spokane’s local feathered friends, including how to identify local species, what they eat and where they live. Each participant will make their own bird feeder to take home. April 21, 1-3 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $19. (509) 368-9378.


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