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Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include: pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting. Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit spokane/eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at registration. (509) 477-2048.

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and buy fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. For more information, visit Runs through Dec. 24.

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., and best viewing is after 4 p.m. An open house hosted by The Friends of Manito will be today from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Decorate cookies, enjoy a beverage. Holiday poinsettias and a Manito Park calendars for sale. All proceeds benefit Manito Park. Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.

Santa Express Holiday Store - A holiday store for children and a fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. With the help of Santa’s elves (volunteers), young shoppers ages 4 to 12 choose gifts for everyone on their list. All gifts are priced from 50 cents to $8. Open through Dec. 23. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Crescent Building, 707 W. Main Ave., Skywalk Level. Free admission. (509) 220-5907.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Walk-in tours of the Waste to Energy facility will not be offered through February. Tours for groups of 10 or more will still be scheduled according to staff availability. Call (509) 625-6521 to schedule a group tour. Walk-in tours will resume March 6. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

“Protect Your Credit Score”- Financial workshop offered by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. A light dinner will be provided. To register, visit or call (509) 344-2204. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes. Free.

Associated Garden Club Meeting - Patty Dahmen will discuss bees. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. Jan. 25, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.


Holiday Open House - Shop for gifts on all three floors in the fully accessible building. Watch resident artists at work in their studios or build your own gift basket. Today, 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. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale - A portion of sales benefit Tye Montgomery’s heart transplant fund. Today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 815 E. 36th Ave. (509) 624-3457.

Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale - Today, 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 - Friday-Dec. 29. Presentation of various Christmas traditions. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 661-6010.

Christmas Craft Fair - Variety of vendors selling Christmas items, jewelry, Pampered Chef and Avon products and more. Dec. 15, 9 a.m., Opportunity Christian Fellowship, 1313 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 926-2673.

A Redneck Holiday Bazaar - Home crafts and home-based vendors. Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Davenport Memorial Hall, 511 Park St., Davenport, Wash. Free. (509) 725-4798.

Winter Market - 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.

Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.


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. on Monday and Dec. 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.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre - Friday and Saturday. The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of comedy and juggling by Gregory Popovich, featuring his performing pets. 7:30 p.m. daily. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general, $10/juniors. (800) 325-SEAT.

SCRAPS Happy “Howl-i-day” Party and Open House - Visit the shelter for some cookies, cocoa and a tour of the kennels and cages. The day also includes a visit from Santa and special treats for the cats and canines. Saturday, SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2532.