Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include: pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10-March 28. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit http://spokane-county.wsu.edu/ spokane/eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at 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 held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5-May 16 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. 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 www.artworksspokane.com for dates and costs. Artworks Spokane, Studio 8, Spokane Valley. (509) 928-2726.
WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardener Basic Training - Applications are being accepted for the WSU Master Gardener Program. Applications are due Dec. 1 and are available at www.pendoreille.wsu.edu. 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.
Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits and other food items, candy and wine. Held the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com. Friday-Dec. 24, Green Bluff.
Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Library Holiday Craft Fair - More than 30 vendors with a portion of sales to benefit the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Today, Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room and the Parkside Gallery, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
Eighth Annual Handmade Ornament Show – Next Friday through Sunday. Features handmade Christmas ornaments from local artists. Materials include paper, beads, wire, glass, feathers and found objects. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.
Festival of Fair Trade - Next Friday through Sunday. Support Spokane’s economy as well as communities in need around the globe. Featuring handcrafts, clothing, jewelry and pottery. Featured items are from Nepal, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Vietnam and elsewhere – all made in sweatshop-free environments. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main St. Free. (509) 448-6561.
Traditions of Christmas at the Kroc Center - Dec. 14-29. Presentation of various Christmas traditions. This event is also being highlighted in the Traditions of Christmas downtown Lighting Ceremony and Parade on Sherman Avenue on Friday. 4:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. 208) 661-6010.
Christmas Craft Fair - Refreshments available. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tum Tum Community Center, 6424 Highway 291, just past mile marker 18, Tum Tum. Free admission. (509) 276-7560.
“Slightly West of Spokane” Artist Studios Tour - Third annual event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This event features more than 16 artists in eight different studios and other locations on a self-guided tour around the Medical Lake and Cheney area. Media include pottery, jewelry, polymer clay, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal portraits, mixed media, photography and wood arts and craft accessories. A map will be available in November on the events calendar at www.cityofcheney.org. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (509) 235-2537.
Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have its picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 p.m. this Monday, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 926-3700.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre - Dec. 14-15. The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Shows at 7:30 p.m. daily. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general, $10/juniors. (800) 325-SEAT.