Art Classes for Chicks at The Art Coop - Upcoming workshops include: 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. Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.
Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Tuesday, Play at Friendship Square; June 26, Eco Dough. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Co-op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
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. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55, includes supplies. (509) 466-7223.
Children’s Free Art Camp - Wednesday-July 26. 9 a.m.-noon, each Wednesday and Thursday. Arts Camp finishes with a fun day with lunch, old-fashioned games and stick horse races. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. Free. (509) 437-4072.
Eclectic Collection Arts and Crafts Fair - Second annual event. June 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2720 E. Bruce Ave. (one block north of Francis between Crestline and Market).
Shop Vintage Americana - Antiques, unusual collectibles, salvaged, re-purposed, junksters, shabby chic, accessories, jewelry, vintage art, housewares, furniture and more. July 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Live music, appetizers and wine from 5:30-8 p.m.; July 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Millwood Gallery, 9009 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. Free. (509) 927-2222.
Painted Face Artist - Meet the artists, view and purchase the artwork in this small and intimate preview reception of the Julyamsh American Indian Art Show and Auction. Free to the public. July 19, 5-7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Free admission. (208) 457-8950.
National Lentil Festival - Aug. 17-18. 24th annual event. Friday: free lentil chili, live music, arts and crafts, microbrew tasting tent, food, information booths, children’s area and games; Saturday: lentil pancake breakfast, Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run, the Tour de Lentil 100K Bike Ride, Little Lentil Sprout Parade and Grand Parade through downtown Pullman, lentil cook off, children’s stage and live music. Visit www.lentilfest.com. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. 1-800-365-6948.
Garden Clinics - WSU/Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners will offer free advice to those with home garden and landscape issues. Library locations and times include: Newport Library, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays or phone calls during these hours at (509) 447-2111; Ione Library, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays; and Cusick Library, 6-8 p.m. second and third Tuesdays of the month. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned in at (509) 447-2401.
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.
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 UI Bonner County Extension office for details and to register. Thursday, Bonner County UI Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-8511.
Palouse Home and Garden Tour - A tour to benefit the continued restoration of the 1895 chapel in Palouse owned by the Whitman County Historical Society. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bridge Street, Palouse. $15 per person. (509) 878-1826.
Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - Ninth annual event. July 7-8. See lavender at peak bloom in a Tuscan garden setting, shop booths featuring over 75 regional artisans, juried artists and local growers. Enjoy demonstrations, culinary delights, children’s art activities, live music, wine and microbrew garden and visit the enchanted secret gardens of the lavender fairies. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with gala concert from 5-9 p.m. and includes tapas plates, wine and beer with music by Pamela Benton; and the festival continues Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., City Park at First and Calispel streets, Newport, Wash. $5/general; free/age 12 and younger; $8/two-day pass, $25/concert advance ticket. No pets permitted on grounds except for service animals. (509) 447-6451.
Butterfly Identification and Nature Walk - Guest speakers John Baumann and Brenda McCracken. July 7, 10 a.m., Carder-Hanson Conservation Easement, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (509) 328-2939.
Hidden Gardens and Organic Orchards of Stevens County - Ninth annual event. Featuring organic orchards, personal gardens and farms along Highway 25 between Kettle Falls and Rice, Wash. Tickets available at Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls; Colville Chamber of Commerce; Hedrick’s Floral, Wynne Street Nursery, and The Front Porch and Valley Drug in Chewelah. Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women Colville Branch’s scholarship fund for women and girls in Stevens County. For more information, visit http://colville-wa.aauw.net. July 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10.
15th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Featuring five gardens. Live music in each garden and 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.
Author Dr. Marty Becker - Veterinarian will be signing 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.
North Idaho AIDS Walk, Paws for AIDS Awareness - Second annual people and pet walk presented by the North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; walk 9-11 a.m. July 14, Riverstone Park, Coeur d’Alene. $20, includes a T-shirt; $5 for a pet bandana. (208) 665-1448.
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