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Art Classes at The Art Coop - Choose from more than 30 classes. Classes will not be prescheduled; choose your own craft, date and time. For more information, visit Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. $25-$90, supplies included. (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, Grain Grinding; Aug. 28, Bendaroos. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Summer Painting Studio Youth Workshops at the Spokane Art School - Friday 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 (Fairfield) - Bring fat quarters to share or exchange with others. Saturday, 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. The farm yard, silo, barns and more will be filled with wonderful treasures. Live music both days and good food. Wood V-X Ranch, historic big red barn, seven miles north of Sandpoint off Highway 95, Sandpoint. $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 five artists work and 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, and take the day to select artworks, one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, holiday items and special gifts from more than 29 artists. 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 diagnosis and 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 or phoned in at (509) 447-2401.

“Pickin’ on the Prairie” Antique Show - Antiques, primitives, farmhouse decor, jewelry and more. Today, 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. (509) 499-5099.

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 tours depart from the museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until early fall. Tickets are available at the museum and the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. First St. Ticket price includes museum admission 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 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.

Fall Gardening Series: “Dividing Perennials” - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to rejuvenate your perennials. Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Oct. 3, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Both events are free.

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, on The Role of Growing Local Food in Economic Recovery. Sept. 28, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2173.

Custer’s 37th annual Fall Antique and Collectors Sale - Oct. 5-7. More than 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 (limit five per person), benefits Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. (509) 924-0588.


Pend Oreille County Fair - Rodeos this afternoon. 419152 Highway 20, Cusick, Wash. Gate: $6/age 13 and older; $2/ages 6-12, free/age five and younger; Rodeo with a fair button: $6/general, $2/ages 4-12, free/age three and younger. (509) 448/1367.

North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Wednesday-Aug. 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. 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” - Ella Rowan, a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist who specializes in bats, is teaming with biologists from other agencies to offer the class. Saturday, 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 fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.