April 22, 2012 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Art Classes for Chicks at The Art Coop - April workshops include: Today, 1-3 p.m., Microscope Slide Necklace, 1-3 p.m., $25; Monday, 6-8 p.m., Hanging Yard Art, $25; Wednesday, 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.

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Tuesday, make chalk art at Friendship Square. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

“Quilts from the Tropics” - Presented by Sylvia Pippen of Washington State Quilters. She will discuss combining hand sashiko and applique at the quarterly meeting at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 443-8162.

Quilting Workshops - Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter hosts Sylvia Pippen for workshops Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., including Sea Life Sashiko Sampler and Tropical Flowers Sashiko Sampler. Registration required. Hampton Inn, 2010 S. Assembly Road. $60 per workshop. (509) 863-5536.

Junking with Purpose - Come to the farm for primitives, antiques, hand-painted furniture, home decor and more. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit http://pastblessings. blogspot.com/. Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road. Free.

The Vintage Faire - A market for vintage, antique and handcrafted goods, featuring local vendors, indie crafters and stellar artists from around the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit www.thevintagefaire.com. Saturday, 9 a.m., Okanogan County Fairgrounds. 175 Rodeo Trail Road, Okanogan, Wash. $3/advance, $5/at the door. (509) 863-5104.

Sewing Workshop - Barcelona Skirt - Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or working knowledge of sewing machine use. Learn how to create a skirt that fits your body, cut a pattern, fabric, insert an invisible zipper and line your skirt. Machines available, please schedule to use. Registration required. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $60. A list of materials and notions to bring will be emailed to you after you have registered for the class. (509) 328-7397.

Home/Garden

Custer’s 36th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - More than 250 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. MAC “Appraisal Days” - bring your family treasures to find out what they’re worth. Hand-carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments. List of appraisers and their specialties available at www.CusterShows.com. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, free/age 12 and younger; $7 per item appraised, five item limit per person. (509) 924-0588.

Boundary County Earth Day Fair Celebration - Today: Nature Walk; Mammals of the World: A Skeletal Presentation. For more information: bonnersferrychamber.org. Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Free. (208) 290-2720.

Native Plant Landscaping for the Northwest - Examples of native plant gardens by local gardening enthusiasts and native plant gardening resources and information. Tuesday, 5:30-8:15 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main St. $20. (509) 638-8919.

Associated Garden Club Meeting - Meeting will include Lilac Princess introductions and an election of new officers. Call (509) 535-4554 for more information. Friday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.

Nuido: The Way of Embroidery (Japan Week) - Public viewing of artwork. Friday, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 747-4926.

Tuber Sale - Presented by the Inland Empire Dahlia Society. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Seed and Pet (North), 7302 N. Division St. (509) 484-7387.

Plant Sale - Presented by the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane. Plants include: organic veggies and herbs, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, house plants and more. Proceeds will benefit various nonprofit organizations and community projects. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of the Gaiser Conservatory. (509) 838-3705.

Plant Sale and Open House - Purchase a few new plants and get your gardening questions answered by WSU Master Gardeners. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 477-2181.

Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale and Raffle - 12th annual event hosted by WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners. Proceeds will benefit Master Gardener community education projects. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Statton Elementary School, Gymnasium, 1201 W. Fifth St., Newport. (509) 447-2401.

Romancing Your Home - Vintage Home and Garden Show - More than 100 vendors with home decor, furnishings and spring plants. $1 of each ticket will benefit Our Fathers Food Bank. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $3.

Family Tree Planting - Join Spark NW, a new nonprofit focused on inspiring young children to volunteer, as they partner with The Lands Council for a kick-off service project during Earth Month. Bring your shovels and gloves to the family tree planting site anytime between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to help reforest Spokane. To sign up and get directions and details, visit www.sparknw.com or contact info@sparknw.com or (509) 599-3503. Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saltese Uplands Conservation Futures Area. Free. (509) 599-3503.

“It’s Not Too Late! Tinman Grows Local” - As part of the Tinman Grows Local lineup, Chrys Ostrander, from Pine Meadow Farm Center, will give a seminar on how and what to do for those getting a late start on their garden. Registration required. Saturday, 1 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 325-1500.

Animals

Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Field Trip - Enjoy a day trip at the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge. Saturday, 7:30 a.m., Meet at Super 1 grocery store, Post Falls. (208) 457-8894.


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