Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting and more. Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit spokane-county.wsu.edu/ spokane/eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at time of registration. (509) 477-2048.
Workshops at Artworks Spokane - A variety of home decorating workshops will be offered through Saturday. Visit www.artworksspokane.com for dates and costs. Artworks Spokane, 15310 E Marietta Ave., Studio 8, Spokane Valley. (509) 928-2726.
Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. For more information, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com. Runs through Dec. 24, Green Bluff.
Master Gardeners New Volunteer Information Session - Learn about WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardener program and basic training for new volunteers. For more information, visit www.pendoreille.wsu.edu. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., Kalispel Career Training Center, north of Cusick, Wash., on Highway 20. (509) 447-2401.
Holiday Lights at Gaiser Conservatory - Runs through Dec. 19. More than 30,000 lights, along with poinsettias, mums and other seasonal touches. Open daily, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., best viewing is after 4 p.m. An open house hosted by The Friends of Manito will be Saturday and Dec. 9, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Bring your children to decorate cookies, enjoy a holiday beverage, buy your holiday poinsettia and a 2013 Manito Park calendar. All proceeds benefit Manito Park. Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.
Winter Market - Featuring winter produce, gifts and specialty items. For more information, visit www.kootenaifarmers markets.org. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 772-2290.
Annual Bake Sale and Mini Bazaar - Hosted by the St. Charles Altar Society. Following today’s 8 and 10 a.m. masses. All proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to the Bishop White Seminarians. St. Charles Catholic Church, gym, 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 276-5996 or (509) 326-0784.
EVHS Craft Fair - Benefiting the East Valley High School. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 50 local crafters. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley, Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 939-7805.
Cheney High School Winter Bazaar and Festival - Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Music, food, photo booths, vendor exhibits, family activities, crafts, free games, prizes and more. Proceeds go to fund school athletic and extracurricular programs. Cheney High School, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. Free admission. (509) 838-3989.
Country Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale - Featuring antiques, crafts, arts, baked good, holiday decor and more. Presented by Two Women Vintage Goods. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.twowomenvintage goods.com. Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. $4/good all weekend.
Artisan Craft Show - Sponsored by Liberty Lake Art Society. Art, antiques, soaps, lotions, jewelry, food and more. Hours are Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Art Chalet, 23106 E. Melkapsi St., Liberty Lake. (509) 255-9600.
Holiday Soiree - Handmade gifts, food and drink, and participate in art activities. Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. with wine and cheese social; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a children’s holiday craft fair for $5 and a take-home craft and coffee and treats for adults. Presented by Arts Alliance. Sandpoint Center for the Arts, 518 Oak St., Sandpoint. Free admission. (208) 265-ARTS.
Annual Christmas Bazaar - Baked goods, hand-crafted gift items, white elephant table. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Newport United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third Street, Newport, Wash. $4.00 for lunch. Free admission. (509) 447-4121.
Holiday Open House - Saturday-Dec. 9. Shop for gifts on all three floors in the fully-accessible building. Watch resident artists at work in their studios, build your own gift basket, Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. The barn is open daily through Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closing Christmas Eve at 4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.
Winter Market - Saturday, Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 24. More than 60 vendors. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale - Portion of sales benefit Tye Montgomery’s heart transplant fund. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 815 E. 36th Ave. (509) 624-3457.
Craft and Rummage Sale - Proceeds to benefit Spokane’s Baseball for the Blind team. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. Free admission. (509) 325-5451.
Sunset Holiday Bazaar - Local shopping event to raise funds for Sunset Elementary School. More than 30 vendors including home-based businesses, crafts and more. Lunch available and children activities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunset Elementary School, 12824 W. 12th Ave., Airway Heights. Free admission. (509) 499-9741.
Second Annual Winter Faire – Featuring activities for the whole family including crafts for children, raffle prizes for the adults, winter soups with warm bread and baked goods, a puppet show, artisan vendors and a children’s store. Saturday, 10 a.m., Spokane Wildsong School, on Mukogawa Fort Wright Campus, 4225 W. Fremont Road. Free to attend (activities and food $1-$10). (509) 326-6638.
Cheney Winter Craft Show - 30 local arts and crafts vendors as well as local nonprofit booths. Food and drink available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Cheney Farmers Market for the 2013 season. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wren Pierson Community Center, 620 Third St., Cheney. Free admission. (509) 235-2225.
Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale - Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Rose Pointe Assisted Living, 13013 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 926-6483.
Traditions of Christmas at the Kroc Center - Dec. 14-29. Presentation of various Christmas traditions. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $32/adults, $26/seniors, $15/12 and younger. (208) 661-6010.
Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have its picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 p.m. this Monday, Dec. 10 and 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 926-3700.
Empty the Shelter for the Holidays - SCRAPS is holding an adoption special all month long. Cats are $15 and dogs are $25. This fee includes microchipping, vaccinations, exam and spay/neutering and license. Runs through Dec. 30. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. $15/cat; $25/dog. (509) 477-2984.
Humane Society Open House and Holiday Kick-off - Cake, coffee, cocoa and critters will welcome visitors as they visit cats and canines looking for their new forever homes. Each guest will be entered into a door prize drawing to win a dog house built and donated by Youth Build Spokane. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St.
Hillyard North Pole Holiday Festival - Friday and Saturday. Craft vendors, food, gifts, pictures with Santa: $5 or $3 with a donation of four cans of food. Pets allowed Saturday only. Sponsored by Hillyard Merchants, Hillyard Festival and the Hillyard Youth Center. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave.
Winterfest at Turnbull - Annual event presented by Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Includes tour of the refuge, a chili feed and a Wolf People presentation by Nancy Taylor. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 235-4531. Saturday, 9 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 235-4531.
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