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Sun., May 13, 2012


Art Classes for Chicks at The Art Coop - May 22, 23 and 24, Mosaic Ball, Boulder Bird Bath, 6-9 p.m., $45-$90. Supplies included in workshop cost. For more information, visit Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.

Third Thursday Kids Craft Club - Hosted by the Tekoa Library. For ages 17 and younger. Make a craft and enjoy a snack. Thursday, 4 p.m., Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. Free. (509) 284-3121.

Art with Andrea - For ages 8-12. Learn a variety of drawing methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels, composition and painting. Andrea Perry, instructor. Registration required. Friday or May 25, 4 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $12 per class. (509) 325-3001.

Spring Craft Fair - Presented by Northwest Christian School Crusader Band Department. More than 50 local vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Christian School, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. (509) 238-4005.

Quilting Bee “May Flowers” - Hosted by Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter. Join quilters for a day of sewing, show and tell and door prizes. Bring a quilt or block to work on and a potluck dish to share. Make a block for the Block Exchange. Coffee and tea provided. All are welcome. Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 714-8140.


23rd Annual Mother’s Day Walking Tour - Today. Self-guided historic tour of six houses in Spokane’s Rockwood Historic District Neighborhood. Tickets available for purchase at two of the houses (527 E. Rockwood Blvd. or 2105 S. Rockwood Blvd.). For more information, email david.brum@ Noon-4 p.m. $18. (509) 363-5315.

West Central Resiliency Convergence - Join friends and neighbors to create permanent and sustainable skills and structures by engaging in innovative neighborhood activities, service projects, talks, movies, art/mural projects, farmers market and more. The opening gathering will be today at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. There will be a resource fair, live music, dance, and drum circle. The week includes evening conversations and daily project workshops to incorporate and apply perma-culture strategies. Monday through Friday activities will focus on a daily theme: promoting sustainable food, water, energy, exchange and transportation. Runs through Saturday, West Central Neighborhood. Free.

Lilac Luncheon - Presented by the Associated Garden Club. Monday, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509) 838-3705 or (509) 280-5503.

Sun and Shade Gardening - Use available resources, including plant lists and pictures, to learn about successful plants in our specific environment. Monday, 6-9 p.m., Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave., Room F126. Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane. $25. (509) 279-6027.

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.

Problem Solving in the Garden - Bring your own problems and work them out with other gardeners. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St., Room 254. Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane. $39. (509) 279-6027.

22nd Annual “Bloom in Tune” Fundraiser - Two nurseries, Northland Rosarium (9405 S. Williams Lane, off the Cheney-Spokane Road via south Sherman Road) on Friday and Judy’s Enchanted Garden (2628 W. Northwest Blvd., between Alberta and Lindeke streets) on Saturday, have teamed up for a fundraiser in support of the Spokane Symphony. The Bernstein Chapter will provide cookies with coffee and WSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions. A drawing for Spokane Symphony tickets will be held each day. (509) 465-9595.

Spring Bazaar, Plant and Rummage Sale - Geraniums, petunias, hanging baskets, tomato and vegetable plants. Pre-order form online at Pick up plants on Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Benefits Center Pointe, provides social/recreational activity for people with diverse abilities. Rummage sale of furniture, beds, tables and chairs, books, yard tools, pots and pans, records, kitchen items, collectibles, Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, ham, and juice, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. $5/adults, $4/seniors and children. May 17, Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. (509) 325-5451.

Delta Gamma Plant, Flower and Garden Decor Sale - Benefits Delta Gamma Spokane alumnae chapter’s philanthropy by supporting Lilac Services for the Blind. Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Liberty Park Greenhouse, 1401 E. Newark Ave.

Drip Irrigation - Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Learn more about this watering system you can design and build at home to water landscapes, gardens, shrubbery or trees. Registration is required. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12. (509) 477-2195.

Smart Sprinkler Installation - Reduce your water bill and save money by installing or updating your sprinkler system for your new or existing landscape. Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St., Room C101. Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane. $25. (509) 279-6027.

Root Disease: The Hidden Menace Workshops - Registration is encouraged. First session is in Sandpoint on Friday and is a one-day program for forest owners and loggers. Second two-day session is in Hayden, Idaho, on July 19-20 and is aimed at forest managers. $10, $15/online. (208) 263-8511 or (208) 446-1680.

Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and find out how you can get paid for everything you produce. All classes are limited to 20 people. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35 includes materials and handouts. (509) 924-8803.

Petunias Greenhouse Tour - An educational tour of five local greenhouses. Learn about urban gardening, greenhouse techniques, bee-keeping, chicken coops, culinary plants and flowers and what to do with them. Proceeds benefit Plant a Row for the Hungry and Second Harvest. Purchase tickets at Petunias or by phone. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petunia’s Marketplace, 2010 N. Madison St. $10. (509) 328-4257.

Herbal Medicine Making - Becky Kemery and David Kirchhof of Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat will share their knowledge of herbal medicine making, from growing and collecting herbs to making teas, tinctures, salves and more. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

Free Garden Lecture: Must-Have Plants - Speaker will be Spokane County-WSU Master Gardener and Friends of Manito plant manager, Janis Saiki. Saturday, 1 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of the greenhouse. Register by calling (509) 456-8038.

Raised-Bed Gardening Tour - Presented by the WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners. Visit three gardens. Meet at the Extension Office at 1:30 p.m. to receive directions and/or carpool. Registration is required. May 20, WSU, Pend Oreille County Extension Office, 418 S Scott St., Newport. $5/general, $3/Master Gardeners. (509) 447-2401.

Attracting Wildlife to Your Yard - Explore ways to attract the wildlife you desire. May 21, 6-9 p.m., Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave., Room F126. Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane. $25. (509) 279-6027.

“Measuring Your Trees” Foresting Class - Registration is encouraged by Friday for the workshop on May 26. Designed to give forest owners a basic understanding of forest measurements. May 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $12/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.


Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society Field Trip - Saturday and May 20. Two-day trip of Missoula birding trails and Moise Bison Range. Call Janet Callen at (208) 664-1085 to make a reservation.

Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival: A Celebration of Spring- All ages. Learn about wildlife, habitats and geology; participate in activities; go on a hike and more. Many activities require reservations. Go to currentevents.html or call (509) 235-4723. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney. Free admission.

Dog d’Alene - A Day of All Things Dog, in partnership with A.J.’s Tails and Trails, the event includes contests, events and the Doxie Dash. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sixth Street and Sherman Avenue in downtown, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-3194, ext. 230.

Exotic Insects and Amazing Bugs! - All ages. See the “Bug Man’s” collection of exotic insects and bugs from around the world. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, River Park Square, lower level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.


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