Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include: pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting and more. Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28, 2013. 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 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 held 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.
Custer’s 37th Annual Fall Antique and Collectors Sale - More than 200 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. MAC “Appraisal Days” – bring your family treasures to find out what they’re worth. Receive a verbal evaluation by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts. Hand-carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments. You may bring in a photo for large pieces – show the details. Tonday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6 admission, free for age 12 and younger. Appraisals are $7 per item, benefits Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (limit five per person). (509) 924-0588.
Fall Festival of Homes Tour - Seventh annual event. Host site is Eagle Ridge. Featuring 32 homes from 18 Spokane builders. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagle Ridge, 115 W. Eagle Ridge Boulevard. (509) 532-4990.
“Native Plants, Urban Landscapes and a Land Ethic” - Lecture by Steven Paulsen, a restoration ecologist, owner and CEO of Conservation Seeding and Restoration Inc. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu/ newsevents/events. Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 31, 875 S. Line St., Moscow.
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.
English Garden Designer Talk - The next meeting of the Inland Empire Gardeners will feature James Alexander-Sinclair and a lecture, “Dancing with Borders: Gardens to Make the Heart Sing.” Thursday, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 535-8434.
The Natural Living Show - Spokane’s premier consumer show for natural, organic, sustainable and healthy products. Natural Living Show Workshop Schedule: 11-11:45 a.m., Organic vegetable gardening - Susan Mulvihill; Noon-12:45 p.m., Soap Making - Gayle Kruger; 1-1:45 p.m., Urban Chickens - Linda McHenry; 2-2:45 p.m., Vermicomposting - Cliff Winger; 3-3:45 p.m. Beekeeping - Jim Miller; 4-4:45 p.m., Cheese and Milk Production - Trish Vieira. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. $7 ($2 off coupon can be found online at www.thenaturallivingshow.com). (509) 218-6519.
Composting 101 Workshop - 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 technique. Registration is required. Register at the store or online. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.
Art Classes at The Art Coop - Upcoming classes include: Friday, 6-8 p.m., Microscope Slide Jewelry; Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m. or Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m., Fused Glass Jewelry, $35. Supplies included in cost. For more information, visit www.theartcoop.net. Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (509) 327-3726.
Artistry in Wood 2012 - Spokane Carvers Association presents a juried show of wood carvings with exhibits of wood turnings. More than 200 carvings by novice, intermediate, advanced and expert carvers. Special events include featured local expert carver Cy Franks and carving demonstrations and advice. Vendors will be present with carvings, tools, wood and supplies for sale. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Community College, The Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. $5/general, free/children age 12 and younger with adult. (509) 244-3467.
Bead Show - Presented by Rings & Things. No small children or strollers, please. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. (800) 366-2156.
Patchin’ People of Pullman - For all interested in stitchery and quilting, program will be given by Cathy George who will talk about designing patterns and her quilting business. Monday, 1 p.m., Concordia Lutheran Church, 1015 N.E. Orchard Drive, Pullman. Free. (509) 332-6252.
Booktober for the Spokane Humane Society - More than 15,000 new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, games and puzzles. All items 50 cents or $1. Proceeds go toward animal care at the Spokane Humane Society. Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 979-9996.