Art Classes at The Art Coop - Choose from more than 30 classes, including Cement Leaves, Hanging Yard Art, Microscope Slide Soldered Jewelry, Fused Glass Jewelry and more. Classes will not be prescheduled; choose your own craft, date and time. For more information, visit www.theartcoop.net. Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. $25-$90, supplies included. (509) 327-3726.
Treasures on Foxwood - Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Victorian Foxwood Tea House. Outdoor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, arts and more. Victorian Tea House will be open. Live music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit www.treasuresonfoxwood.com. 125 Foxwood, two miles north of Diamond Lake off Highway 2, between mile markers 328 and 329, Newport, Wash. $4/adults, free/ages 11 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097.
Fat Quarter Exchange (Spokane Valley) - Bring fat quarters to share or exchange. Today, 1 p.m., Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
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, Clothespin Forest; Aug. 21, Grain Grinding; Aug. 28, Bendaroos. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
National Lentil Festival - 24th annual event. Friday: free lentil chili, live music, arts and crafts, microbrew tasting tent, food, information booths, children’s area and games; Saturday: lentil pancake breakfast, Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run, the Tour de Lentil 100K Bike Ride, Little Lentil Sprout Parade and Grand Parade through downtown Pullman, Lentil cook off, children’s stage and live music. Visit www.lentilfest.com. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.
Spokane Art School Summer Painting Studio Youth Workshops - Fridays through Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. for ages 4-12. Create a masterpiece using collage and paint. Develop your own style and learn about a famous 20th century artist. You will paint on real artist canvas board. Registration requested. Tinman Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave. $15, includes supplies. (509) 325-1500.
Fat Quarter Exchange (Airway Heights) - Bring fat quarters to share or exchange with others. Saturday, 1 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.
Fat Quarter Exchange (Fairfield) - Bring fat quarters to share or exchange with others. Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Funky Junk Antique Show - Sept. 1-2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The farm yard, silo, barns and more will be filled with treasures. Live music both days and good food. Sept. 1, Wood V-X Ranch, historic big red barn, seven miles north of Sandpoint off Highway 95. $2/general, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 946-8500.
17th Annual Quilt Show - Sept. 3-4. “Quilting By the Rivers” presented by Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heyburn Elementary School, gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1. (208) 245-2356.
Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour - Explore the studios where the five artists work, the landscapes and gardens that inspire them, all located within a 2 1/2 mile radius. Bring your friends, share refreshments from Lindaman’s Gourmet to Go, take the day to select artworks from over 29 artists, and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, holiday and special gifts. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission. (509) 981-9916.
Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Group meets on even-numbered months with a potluck before the meeting. Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.-midnight., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.
Garden Clinics - WSU/Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners will offer free advice to those with home garden and landscape issues. Library locations and times include: Newport Library, every Thursday this summer from 6-8 p.m. or phone calls during these hours at (509) 447-2111; Ione Library, Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.; and Cusick Library, second and third Tuesdays of the month from 6-8 p.m. Plant and insect samples for clinics can be dropped off at the Extension Office, 418 S. Scott in Newport, Wash., on weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Garden questions and pictures can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned in at (509) 447-2401.
Lead Awareness Workshop - The Region 10 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host this workshop that will discuss the dangers of lead paint, history of lead-based paint, legal notification requirements and renovation rules. Participants are encouraged to bring items from home of concern, such as: bright colored dishware, jewelry, toys, etc. Monday, 2-5 p.m., Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (206) 553-1541.
Living History Walking Tours - Presented by Robert Singletary of Old Fort Sherman and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene and sponsored by the Museum of North Idaho. The hour to hour and a half tours depart from the museum Tuesday through Saturday. The Fort Sherman Tour, scheduled for 11 a.m., Singletary will portray Gen. William Carlin, the commander at Fort Sherman for many years. At 1 p.m. he will take on the persona of Peter Sorensen, steamboat captain, boat builder, and community leader during the early years of Coeur d’Alene. Tickets are available at the Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd.; and the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. First St. The Ticket price includes admission to the Museum and parking. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15. (208) 664-3448.
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.
Pickin’ on the Prairie Antique Show - Saturday-Aug. 19. Antiques, primitives, farmhouse decor, jewelry and more. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road (10 blocks north of Bigelow Gulch Road). $4/general, free/age 12 and younger; good for both days. (509) 499-5099.
Fall Gardening Series: Dividing Perennials (Spokane Valley) - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to rejuvenate your perennials. Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Inland Northwest Small Farmers Conference - Seminars to help manage and grow your farm, displays of equipment and farm related resources, and networking with like minded farmers. Keynote Speaker is Ken Meter, of Crossroads Resources Center. His presentation is “The Role of Growing Local Food in Economic Recovery” Sept. 29, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2173.
Fall Gardening Series: Dividing Perennials (North) - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to rejuvenate your perennials. Oct. 3, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Custer’s 37th Annual Fall Antique and Collectors Sale - Oct. 5-7. Over 200 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. MAC “Appraisal Days” on Saturday and Sunday – bring your family treasures to find out what they’re worth. Receive a verbal evaluation by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts. Hand-carried items only, no firearms. Hours of show are Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6 admission/good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. Appraisals are $5 per item, benefits Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (limit five per person). (509) 924-0588.
Tails at Twilight 2012 - Kootenai Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year will include food, drinks and live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to saving lives and improving quality of life for the animals at KHS. Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., Golf Club at Black Rock, 18168 S. Kimberlite Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $75/person, $125/couple, $500/ business group of 8. (208) 819-3034.
Pend Oreille County Fair - Thursday-Aug. 19. Activities will include magician Professor Bamboozle, Grassville Bluegrass Band, Super Science Show, family dance on Friday and Saturday evenings, livestock exhibits, 4-H Western games, Saturday market sale, Hot Apple Pie Contest on Friday, Fresh Huckleberry Dessert Contest on Saturday, antique machinery and tractor exhibits, Car show on Saturday, rodeos on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. 419152 Highway 20, Cusick, Wash. Gate: $6/age 13 and older; $2/ages 6-12, free/age five and younger; admission is good for all four days; Rodeo with a fair button: $6/general, $2/ages 4-12, free/age 3 and younger. (509) 448/1367.
Bonner County Rodeo - Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. nightly. Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint. (208) 263-8414.
Mutt Strut - 2.5 Mile Pledge Walk to benefit SCRAPS Hope Foundation. Free giveaways, raffle prizes, ice cream social. Bring your best dressed pups. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Pawpular Companions Boutique, 21950 E. Country Vista Drive. (509) 927-8890.
North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Aug. 22-26. 2012 theme: “Stirrin’ It Up.” The Fair offers family activities and entertainment, with live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Demolition derby, PRCA rodeo, draft horse shows, and Motocross competitions in the Grandstand. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. $9/adults; $8/seniors; $5/children. (208) 765-4969.
“Bats of the Inland Northwest” - A hands-on opportunity to learn about some of the abilities and essential services of bats that fly our skies at night. Ella Rowan, a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist who specializes in bats, is teaming with biologists from other agencies to offer the class. Aug. 25, 7-11 p.m., Fire Station 93, 9915 W. Charles Road. $17/adults; $11/ages 7-17. (509) 625-6200.
PRCA Rodeo - Sept. 7-8 at 7 p.m. at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$7/adults, in addition to county fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.