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Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting. Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit spokane/eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at time of registration. (509) 477-2048.

Master Gardener Applications - Applications are now being accepted for the University of Idaho Extension in Bonner County’s Master Gardener volunteer program. Classroom training will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5-May 16 in Bonners Ferry. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 1 and are available at the Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave. in Sandpoint. For more information, call (208) 263-8511. $125.

Workshops at Artworks Spokane - A variety of home decorating workshops will be offered through Dec. 8. Visit for dates and costs. Artworks Spokane, Studio 8, Spokane Valley. (509) 928-2726.

WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardener Basic Training - Applications are now being accepted for the WSU Master Gardener Program. Applications are due by Dec. 1 and are available at For more information, call (509) 447-2401. $150.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours - Walk-in tours of the Waste to Energy facility will not be offered from November through February. Tours for groups of 10 or more will still be scheduled according to staff availability. Call (509) 625-6521 to schedule a group tour. Walk-in tours will resume March 6. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. (across from the Washington State Patrol). Free. (509) 625-6521.

Household Downsizing Workshop - DeAnne Wilfong, owner of Smooth Transitions, will discuss “What To Do with Family Heirlooms and Cherished Possessions When You Are Downsizing.” Wednesday, 11-11:45 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (509) 327-1584.

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

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, visit Nov. 22-Dec. 25, Green Bluff.


Author Donna Kelleher - Veterinarian presents her book, “The Proof is in the Poodle: One Veterinarian’s Exploration Into Healing.” Kelleher’s book tells how she combines conventional veterinary training with holistic treatments. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have a picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 926-3700.

Canines on the Catwalk - The Fifth Element Talent Productions has teamed up with SpokAnimal for this charitable event featuring 15 dogs walking the catwalk with human models at their side. Dog couture fashions will be featured along with entertainment, drinks and pet adoptions. Proceeds will be donated to SpokAnimal. Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/adults; $10/children ages 12 and younger; free/children ages 5 and younger. (509) 850-0737.

Winterfest at Turnbull - Annual event presented by Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Includes tour of the refuge, a chili feed and a Wolf People presentation by Nancy Taylor. RSVP at or call (509) 235-4531. Dec. 8, 9 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre - Dec. 14-15. The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the comedy and juggling skills featuring Gregory Popovich and his performing pets. Shows at 7:30 p.m. daily. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general, $10/juniors. (800) 325-SEAT.