December 16, 2012 in Features

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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. Held Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit http://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.

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.

Holiday Lights at Gaiser Conservatory - Runs through Wednesday. 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., Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.

Santa Express Holiday Store - A holiday retail 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 and wrap each gift so it is ready to go under the tree. All gifts are priced from 50 cents to $8. Open through Dec. 23. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-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 625-6521 to schedule a group tour. Walk-in tours will resume March 6, 2013. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

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.

Arts/Crafts

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 - Group meets on even-numbered months with a potluck before the meeting. Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 924-6320.

Animals

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. 6 p.m. on Monday. 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 micro-chipping, vaccinations, exam and spay/neutering ad license. Runs through Dec. 30, SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. $15/cat; $25/dog. (509) 477-2984.

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