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Inland Empire Bonsai Society Show and Sale - There will be Bonsai demonstrations and a variety of plants and materials suitable for Bonsai and small gardens for sale. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free admission. (509) 994-9926 or

15th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Featuring five unique gardens in the area. Live music in each garden and artisan/vendors with garden-related items. Tickets available in each garden. This is a self-guided tour (maps on tickets). Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15/advance, $17/day of tour.

Living History Walking Tours - Presented by Robert Singletary of Old Fort Sherman and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene and sponsored by the Museum of North Idaho. The 60- to 90-minute tours depart from the Museum Tuesday through Saturday until early fall. In the Fort Sherman Tour, scheduled for 11 a.m., Singletary will portray Gen. William Carlin, the commander at Fort Sherman for many years. At 1 p.m. he will take on the persona of Peter Sorensen, steamboat captain, boat builder, and community leader during the early years of Coeur d’Alene. Tickets are available at the Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd.; and the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. First St. Ticket price includes admission to the Museum and parking. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15. (208) 664-3448.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Interested in knowing what happens to our garbage? Walk-in groups of 10 or fewer are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Group tours for more than 10, individuals with special needs, and classrooms can be arranged by calling ahead. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

Canning 101 Open House - Talk to local canning experts and ask all the questions you have about canning. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. to learn more about preserving the local harvest. No registration required. Thursday, Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. Free. (509) 368-9378.

Root Disease-The Hidden Menace - Register as soon as possible for this class. Thursday and Friday in Hayden. $10/includes refreshments and handouts, $15/online registration. (208) 446-1680.

Master Water Steward Training Program - University of Idaho offers the eight-hour session. Participants are urged to register and bring outdoor clothing. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1904 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $20. (208) 888-7725.

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 Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials and handouts.

Garden Clinics - WSU/Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners will offer free diagnosis and advice to those with home garden and landscape issues. Library locations and times include: Newport Library, every Thursday this summer from 6-8 p.m. or phone calls during these hours at (509) 447-2111; Ione Library, Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.; and Cusick Library, second and third Tuesdays of the month from 6-8 p.m. Plant and insect samples for clinics can be dropped off at the Extension Office, 418 S. Scott in Newport, Wash., on weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Garden questions and pictures can be emailed to or phoned in at (509) 447-2401.


Art Classes at The Art Coop - Choose from more than 30 classes including: cement leaves, hanging yard art, microscope slide soldered jewelry, fused glass jewelry and more. Classes will not be prescheduled; choose your own craft, date and time. For more information, visit Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. $25-$90, supplies included. (509) 327-3726.

Painted Face Artist - Meet the artists, view and purchase artwork in this small and intimate preview reception of the Julyamsh American Indian Art Show and Auction. Free to the public. Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Free admission. (208) 457-8950.

Summer Painting Studio Youth Workshops at the Spokane Art School - Fridays through Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. for ages 4-12. Create a masterpiece using collage and paint. Develop your own style and learn about a famous 20th century artist. You will paint on real artist canvas board. Registration requested. Tinman Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave. $15, includes supplies. (509) 325-1500.

ANeMonE Paper Flower Making 101 - Learn how to make a paper rose and paper dahlia. Registration is required. Choose to attend at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Anemone, 302 W. Second Ave. $35, supplies included. (509) 458-3333.


All-Breed Dog Show - Hosted by the Inland Empire Kennel Association. An annual AKC-sanctioned all-breed dog show. Today. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For further information, call (509) 456-3784. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission, $5 parking fee.

Bats of the World and the Channeled Scablands- Enjoy a presentation by bat experts and wildlife biologists Sandy Rancourt and Mike Rule, followed by a walk to identify and examine bats. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, a sweater or jacket and bring a flashlight. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 235-4531.


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