December 23, 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 and more. 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 Monday. Green Bluff.

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. Today 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.

Winemaking 101 Workshop - Learn the basics of how fermentation works, how to keep your wine from going bad and the basic process for making wine. Bring an apron. Jan. 5, 2-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.

Kombucha Tea Making Workshop - Learn how to make this sugar-sweetened tea, which is fermented by a colony of organisms, into a tonic beverage beneficial for health. This workshop will include samples, a simple brewing technique, bottling procedure and Q&A. Jan. 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.

Soapmaking 101 Workshop - Join Gayle Kruger of White Moon Soaps for this two-day workshop making fine handcrafted soap. Make and take several bars of soap using organic oils of palm, coconut and olive, along with a variety of essential oils. Bring an apron and clothes you don’t mind getting oil stains on. Must be 15 years or older. Jan. 11, 3:30-6 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $55. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Fermentation 101 Workshop - Make your own delicious sauerkraut at a hands-on workshop with Wakan Burrows. Jan. 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration Required. (509) 368-9378.

DIY Deodorant Making Workshop - Learn to mix up chemical-free, effective and thrifty deodorant. Bring your favorite essential oils, a small container with a lid, and an empty old deodorant tube (if you have one). Jan. 24, 4:30-5:50 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $10. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Workshop - This class will demystify herbal terminology and different healing philosophies and supply you with handy herbal tips. You’ll learn about several common and native herbs and learn how to prepare effective herbal medicine for yourself and your family. During class you will blend a detoxifying herbal tea and students will take home a sample. Instructor Sarah Patterson is a certified clinical herbalist practicing and teaching in Spokane. She is the owner of Radicle Teas, Tinctures and Tonics. Jan. 26, 1-3 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

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.

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., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.

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.

Animals

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/neuter and license. Runs through Dec. 30, SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. $15/cat; $25/dog. (509) 477-2984.


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