January 15, 2012 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Third Thursday Kids Craft Club - Hosted by the Tekoa Library. For youth ages 17 and younger. Make a craft and enjoy a snack. Thursday, Feb. 16 and March 15. 4 p.m., Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. Free. (509) 284-3121.

WSQ February Quilting Bee - Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter provides a day of quilting, eating and activities. Bring a quilt or quilt block to work on and a potluck dish to share. Coffee and tea provided. Visit www.wsqspokane.org. Feb. 11. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 863-5536.

Home/Garden

Basic Urban Beekeeping Course - Friday and Jan. 27. The West Plains Beekeepers Association is co-sponsoring this course on the basics of keeping bees in an urban environment. State certification is required to meet the Spokane city ordinance to keep bees in the city. Registration is required. 6-9 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $20/general, $30/with state certification. (509) 368-9378.

Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and how to get started. Register by contacting Nadine Sullivan at (509) 924-8803 or email nadine@ecodepotinc.com. Saturday. 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials and handouts.

Natural Health Fair - Visit with local experts on a wide range of topics related to natural health and healing. Meet the practitioners, find out more about their services and discover new products. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

“Bee Informed”- Presented by the West Plains Beekeepers Association with support from Eastern Washington University and Spokane County Library District. Learn the truth about honey bees, bumble bees, yellow jackets and hornets. For more information, visit wpbeekeepers.org. Jan. 28. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Showalter Hall Auditorium, 526 Fifth St., Cheney. Free.

Seed Starting Workshop with Pat Munts - Munts will show you how to pick pots, soils, seeds and lights and put them together to grow a garden full of vegetable starts. Registration is required, at the store or online. Jan. 28. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. (509) 368-9378.

Organic Veggie Gardening 101 with Pat Munts - Find out what it means to be organic and how to grow a garden without using chemicals. Munts will share tips and tricks to build your soil and keep bugs at bay so you can grow and harvest healthy food for your family. Pre-registration is required. Register at the store or online. Jan. 28. 1-3 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. (509) 368-9378.

Tainio Technology BioAg Symposium - This year’s theme is “Cultivating a Sustainable Future: One Acre at a Time.” Learn from four of America’s leading soil biology, plant nutrition and GMO experts. This conference is for anyone interested in learning about soil nutrition and biology, plant nutrition, and the latest information on GMOs. Feb. 15. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/before Wednesday, Jan. 18; $160/after Wednesday, Jan. 18. (509) 747-5471.

Spokane’s 34th Annual Home & Yard Show - Feb. 23-26. Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Thursday-Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend; children age 12 and younger free. (509) 924-0588.

Animals

Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Event - Look for waterfowl and eagles near Pend Orielle River and Lake. Bring a lunch and water. Registration is required. Visit www.cdaaudubon.org for more information. Sunday. 8 a.m., meet at the Kmart parking lot, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-3339.


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