Things to do
Chataqua – Today-Sunday, with arts and crafts vendors, music, food, beer garden, carnival, and more. Booths open today-Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Carnival hours: today-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. and Sunday, noon-close; 45 miles north of Spokane on Highway 395, Chewelah. Free admission to festival. (509) 935-6340.
Coeur d’Alene Artwalk - Stroll through downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. Visit supporting galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses. A family-friendly event. Today, 5-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.
30th Annual Historic Skills Fair – In the shadow of Idaho’s oldest standing building, the Cataldo Mission, this event brings you back to a bygone era of the Inland Northwest. Participants, dressed in period clothing, demonstrate historic skills such as blacksmithing, weaving, silversmithing, quilting, spinning, flint-knapping, basket-making, leather work and bead work, to name a few. There will be a black powder muzzleloader gun demonstration ever hour both days. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Old Mission State Park, 25 miles east of Coeur d’Alene, Interstate 90, Exit 39, Cataldo, Idaho. $5 per vehicle. (208) 682-3814.
All-Breed Dog Show - Hosted by the Inland Empire Kennel Association. An annual AKC-sanctioned all-breed dog show. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission, $5 parking fee. (509) 456-3784.
Team SOS Bake Sale - Share Our Strength is a national campaign that mobilizes Americans to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their communities. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wal-Mart, 15727 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (630) 270-6835.
Monster Mayhem featuring Bigfoot - The originator of monster trucks, Bigfoot, makes an appearance Saturday with five other trucks at the Super Oval. Plus the Mr. Dizzy Crash Bash. A donation of two cans of food to benefit area food banks earns a $5 discount off adult tickets. Gates open at 4 p.m., Pit Party 5-7 p.m. Spokane County Raceway, 750 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $25/adult; $5/children younger than 12. (509) 244-3333.
15th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Featuring five beautiful gardens. Live music in each garden and artisan/vendors with garden-related items. Advance tickets available at most local garden centers; on tour day, they can be purchased at Vanhoff’s Garden Center and ACE Hardware at Fourth Street and Harrison Avenue, and in each garden on tour day. This is a self-guided tour (maps on tickets). Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15/advance, $17/day of tour. cdagardenclub.com
Alex Meixner Band - Grammy-nominated musician and producer playing polkas like you’ve never heard before and much more. Fundraising concert to promote the Trophee Mondial – World Championships for Accordion coming to Spokane this fall. Hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffle tickets and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/adults, $15/seniors and students, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 998-5422.
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve - July 17-18. 22nd annual event. Presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with special guest cellist Zuill Bailey and sopranos Heather Steckler Parker, Colleen Bryant Palmer and Heather Peterson. Reservations recommended. Performances 7 p.m. each evening. July 17, Manito Park, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa St. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs)table seating sold out. (800) 325-SEAT.
Painted Face Artist - Meet the artists, view and purchase the exquisite artwork in this small and intimate preview reception of the Julyamsh American Indian Art Show & Auction. Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Free admission. (208) 457-8950.