April 8, 2012 in Features

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Art Classes for Chicks at The Art Coop - April workshops include: Monday and April 20, 6-8 p.m., Jewelry Marbling, $25; Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Wild Woman Pin, $25; April 16, 6-9 p.m., Silk Painting 10-inch circle or square, $35; April 19, 6-8 p.m., Fused Glass Jewelry, $35-$40; April 21, 1-4:30 p.m., Silk Scarf Painting, $45; April 22, 1-3 p.m., Microscope Slide Necklace, 1-3 p.m., $25; April 23, 6-8 p.m., Hanging Yard Art, $25; April 25, 6-8 p.m., Bird Nesting Ball, $25; and April 30, 6-8 p.m., Sharpie Silk Scarf, $25. Supplies included in workshop cost. Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.

Art with Tresia - For ages 4-7. Each week will be a different project. Registration required. Tuesday and April 17, 4 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10 per class. (509) 325-3001.

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

Art with Andrea - For ages 8-12. Learn a variety of drawing methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels, composition and painting. Andrea Perry, instructor. Registration required. Friday and April 20, 4 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $12 per class. (509) 325-3001.

Young People’s Arts Festival - For children in grades pre-K through sixth with a parent. Various courses will be offered. Saturday, 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 - Saturday and April 15. Food, music and junk. Spokane Public Market, 24 W. Second Ave. $2/general admission, free/ages 11 and younger. (509) 624-1154.

Sheila Evans Demo - Sheila will work on the various stages of pastel painting while talking about the process. Questions about technique and materials encouraged. Saturday, 1 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 325-1500.

Palouse Patchers 32nd Annual Quilt Show - “Color Made Beautiful” with over 200 quilted items on display and a merchant mall for shopping. Hours are Saturday, 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 age 9 and younger. (208) 883-0821.

Home/Garden

“Landscaping for Fire Prevention” Horticulture Workshop - Learn techniques to help reduce fire danger. Monday, University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/pre-registration requested. (208) 446-1690.

“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 including their behavior, life cycle, and in our local ecosystem. Also, identify and manage pest ants on your property with speaker Dr. Laurel Hansen. Sponsored by Inland Northwest Land Trust. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free to the public. (509) 328-2939.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Interested in knowing what happens to our garbage? Walk-in groups of 10 or fewer are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Group tours for more than 10, individuals with special needs, and 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.

Fair Housing Conference - Learn about Fair Housing Basics, Landlord/Tenant Law, Fair Lending, Understanding FH Testing, and Reasonable Accommodations. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 325-2665.

Town and Country Iris Society Meeting - WSU Master Gardener Steve Kokes will discuss garden weed control. In addition, more details of the upcoming American Iris Society sanctioned iris show scheduled for June 9 will be discussed. Anyone interested in growing or appreciating the iris flower is welcome to attend. Friday, 7 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne. Free. (509) 671-1540.

Free Chipping and Composting Events - Sponsored by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Spokane County Fire Districts No. 4 and 8. Offering free chipping and collection of natural “woody” material, composting seminars and a burn barrel exchange. Events will be held at: Fire Station No. 49 in North Spokane County, Highway 395 and Monroe Road; and Fire Station No. 82 in South Spokane County, 12100 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. For more information, visit www.spokanecleanair.org. April 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (509) 477-4727.

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

Composting Class - Presented by the Colfax Branch Library and Whitman County Recycling. April 18, 7 p.m., Colfax Library, Norma McGregor Meeting Room, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-4366.

Weed Education Day on Tap - Registration recommended by Friday 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, Idaho. $5 if registered by Friday, $10/day of class. (208) 255-5681.

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

Animals

Mica Bay Birding Survey - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society. Look for a variety of birds. Tuesday, 8 a.m., Meet at the corner of Fairmont Loop and U.S. Highway 95, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-5318.

Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society April Program - Dave Leptich, regional habitat biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will discuss “Wildlife Habitat Fundamentals.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-2603.

“The Bee-ginners Class” - An introduction to beekeeping presented by WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension. Registration required. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Create Art Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. $5/community members, $3/master gardeners. (509) 447-2401.

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 featuring an array of adorable animals. 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.

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