Farm Chicks Antique Show - Vintage and retro arts and crafts, furniture, exhibits and more from more than 200 vendors. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7. (509) 954-1692.
ArtFest 2012 - 27th annual art fair. Music, food, the Make-It-Art children’s hands-on art making area, and more than 160 artists and craftspeople. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
Art Classes for Chicks at the Art Coop - Upcoming workshops include: Wednesday, Sand Dollar Ornament, 6-8 p.m., $25; Friday, Hanging Yard Art, 6-8 p.m., $25; June 10, Bird Nesting Ball, 1-3 p.m., $25; June 25-27, Mosaic Ball, Boulder Bird Bath, 6-9 p.m., $45-$90. Supplies included in workshop cost. For more information, visit www.theartcoop.net. Wednesday-June 27, Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.
Pig in the Park - Enjoy barbecued pork and turkey with all the fixings from noon until the food is gone. Craft and trade fair will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Harrison City Park, Harrison. Lunch: $10/adults, $5/age 16 and younger. (208) 689-9789.
Drawing Marathon with Cyndy Wilson and Tobe Harvey - Spokane Art School’s tradition lives on. Spend the weekend completely absorbed in an intensive investigation of seeing and drawing. Work with two different instructors for six hours a day over two days. Two nude models will be provided for the two days. Registration required. Supply list available. June 16-17, 1303 N. Monroe St. $100/tuition plus $30 model fee. (509) 325-1500.
Lotion, Lip Balm and Herbal Salve Class - Join Sandy Tarbox of Greencastle Soap to learn how to make simple herbal formulations for the skin. Participants will also make economical lip balm and learn how to make lotion from scratch. Registration is required. June 19, 6:30 p.m., Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St. $55, includes supplies. (509) 466-7223.
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.
Friends of Manito Plant Sale - Find more than 400 plant varieties, including peonies, hostas, hydrangeas and clematis. The Spokane County Washington State University Master Gardeners will help children plant seeds and take plant cuttings. The Spokane County WSU Master Composters will also show children red wiggle worms and answer questions about composting. Hourly demonstrations include how to make a worm bin, fountain, paver walkway, stone planter, and a water feature. Music by the Barking Katz Band. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Free admission.
American Iris Society Accredited Iris Show - The Town and Country Iris Society presents an Iris show featuring horticultural specimens and artistic arrangements. For information on entering, contact (509) 671-1539 or (509) 926-1727. See historic and modern iris, pick up educational materials on growing iris and meet some growers. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, Center Court, 14730 E. Indiana Ave. Free.
Vermicomposting Workshop - Discover the joy that worms can bring to your family and garden; see active worm bins; learn the benefits of worm composting; learn about proper care and how to avoid common problems. Learn how you can create your own worm bin with inexpensive materials. Registration is required. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.
Sell, Keep or Toss - DeAnne Wilfong of Smooth Transitions, INW will provide practical, down-to-earth information to help guide you through the sell-keep-or-toss process. She will discuss passing treasured mementos to future generations, recognizing valuable collections; finding reputable appraisers and auctioneers, how to get a tax benefit from donating unwanted items and maximizing the profit on items sold. There will be handouts and prizes. June 11, 11 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Free. (509) 327-1584.
Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour 2012 - Presented by the Inland Empire Gardeners. This year’s theme is Paradise on Earth. Tickets are $10 and are available at any of the gardens the day of the tour or at the following garden nurseries: Blue Moon Nursery, Gibson’s, Judy’s Enchanted Garden, Mel’s, NW Seed and Pet, and Stanek’s. Garden tour locations: Blue Horizons Garden, 6303 S. Summerwood St.; Cool Breeze Garden, 3157 E. 35th Ave.; Paradise Found Garden, 3311 E. 65th Ave.; Road to the Roses Garden, 9405 S. Williams Lane; Shangri-La Garden, 2404 W. Taylor Road; Trade Winds Garden, 2328 S. Pittsburg St.; Xanadu Revealed Garden, 803 E. Highland View Court. Event will include artists, live music and garden-related vendors. Lunch, espresso and dessert will be available at the gardens at an additional cost. For map/directions, visit www.tieg.org. June 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (509) 535-8434.
Deer Proofing Workshop with Pat Munts - Deer see our gardens as salad buffets. Learn about deer habits and how to outwit them. Pat Munts will talk about deer resistant plants, repellents and fencing that can slow them down. June 16, 10:30 a.m.-noon., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. (509) 368-9378.
Bonner County Farm Tour - Tour includes four sites in the Dover, Laclede and Priest River areas with lunch to be served by the Cattlewomen’s Association. Contact the University of Idaho Bonner County Extension office for details and to register. June 21, Bonner County UI Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-8511.
15th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Featuring five gardens in the area. Each features a diversity of garden planning with ideas for every gardener. Live music in each garden and artisan/vendors with garden-related items. Tickets available at most garden centers in early June and in each garden on tour day. This is a self-guided tour (maps on tickets). July 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15/advance, $17/day of tour.
Ninth Annual Parade of Paws Pledge Walk - Walkers with their dogs of various breeds will take part in a fairlike atmosphere, with a pet blessing, food and vendors. Participants have been collecting pledges and will enjoy a two- or four-mile walk with their dog, a friend’s dog or no dog at all. Funds raised will help provide nutritional food, clean and safe shelter, play time and training, veterinary care and love to our community’s unwanted companion animals. Shelley Monahan from KHQ will be the parade grand marshall, along with her dogs. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 467-5235.
Appy Fest 2012 - Appaloosa horse rides will be available. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road, Pullman. Free. (208) 882-5578.
Roaming with Rover 5K Dog Walk - Bring your Rover and walk or run, visit vendors and enjoy some music with us for a howling good time. June 10, 10 a.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. $25/includes doggie bandana, T-shirt, goodie bag.
Author Dr. Marty Becker - Veterinarian will sign his new book, “Your Cat: The Owner’s Manual.” Becker appears on “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” June 25, 1:30 p.m., Petco, 2805 E. 29th Ave. Free. (509) 532-0185.
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