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Spring Things Sale and Bazaar - New and gently used items for sale: spring and Easter items, arts, crafts and homemade goods by local vendors. Food concessions will be open for hot dogs, chips and drinks. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. Free. (208) 437-1037.

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, Bulb Art. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Classes at The Art Coop - March/April workshops include: Thursday and April 25, Bird Nesting Ball; April 23, Hanging Yard Art. All classes are 6-8 p.m. and $25, includes supplies. For more information, visit www.theartcoop.net. Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.

12th annual Washington State Quilters Yard Sale - Quilting-related items at garage-sale prices. Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. (509) 838-9775.

Home/Garden

Weed ID and Control for Homeowners - Part of the Afternoon Horticulture Workshop Series. Speaker will be Merry Ruth Dingman, veteran Master Gardener and weed specialist. Registration and payment requested. Monday, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 446-1690.

Landscaping with Native Plants - Part of the Evening Horticulture Workshop Series. Speakers will be Bob Wilson and his wife, Jill, owners of Cedar Mountain Perennials in Athol, Idaho. Registration and payment are requested. Monday, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 446-1690.

NE Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society Meeting - Local archaeologist and anthropologist Madilane Perry will discuss the “Ethnobotany of the Okanogan-Colville People.” Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of Greenhouse. Free. (509) 313-6688.

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.

10x10x10 Green Building Slam - Ten local designers, architects and builders will showcase their green building projects. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. Advance: $10/adults, $5/students; At the door: $15/adults, $10/students. (509) 570-4284, (509) 329-3448.

Ready? Set, Grow! at Coeur d’Alene Library - Learn about gardening, community gardens and a program that will benefit area food banks with homegrown produce. Free seeds will be available. For more information, visit www.cdalibrary.org. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene (208) 769-2315.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Saturday, INW Vegetables; and April 7, Berries. Classes from 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is required. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12 per class. (509) 477-2195.

Beginning Gardening Class Series - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Saturday, Flower Gardening; and April 7, Garden Maintenance. All classes from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is required. WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12 per class. (509) 477-2195.

Spokane Orchid Society Show and Sale - Featuring hundreds of blooming orchids judged by the American Orchid Society, vendors with orchids and supplies for sale, and information about growing and keeping orchids. Saturday, noon, South Side Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $2. (509) 535-2301.

Compass Club - Women’s social club with luncheon speaker and gardening expert Phyllis Stephens. Email reservations to compassres@gmail.com or call (509) 455-7789. April 3, 11 a.m., Manito Country Club, 5363 S. Hatch Road. $18.

Spokane Community Garden Kick-Off - Sign up for a plot at one of Spokane’s gardens, learn how to construct raised beds, exchange seeds, and learn about composting and soil. April 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Grant Park, 1000 E. 10th Ave. Free. www.spokanegardens.com.

Composting 101 Workshop – Registration is required. Marilyn and Chris Carothers, local urban homesteaders and Master Composters/Recyclers, will lead the group through the best ways to do outdoor composting covering hot and slow composting techniques. April 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

Intro to Growing Potatoes In Spokane - No registration required. Stop by, noon-2 p.m. Darcey Byrne will answer questions about growing potatoes in the Spokane region. April 7, Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

Animals

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival - Today. 15th annual event. Celebrating the arrival of sandhill cranes to the area as they travel from California to their breeding grounds in Alaska each spring. Events include lectures on a variety of wildlife, geology and history topics. Also, variety of tours to view the area wildlife. For more information, visit www.othellosandhill cranefestival.org. (866) 726-3445.

The Urban Chicken - Learn how to keep chickens and the rules for your city. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340; Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Field Trip - Look for returning songbirds and raptors around Rathdrum Prairie and Post Falls parks. Please bring lunch and water. Registration is required. Visit www.cdaaudubon.org for more information. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Meet at Super 1 Foods grocery store, southwest corner of parking lot, Coeur d’Alene (208) 457-8894.



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