September 2, 2012 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Funky Junk Antique Show - Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The farm yard, silo, barns and more will be filled with treasures. Live music and food. Wood V-X Ranch, historic big red barn, seven miles north of Sandpoint off Highway 95, Sandpoint. $2/general, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 946-8500.

Kids Craft Sale Fundraiser - Today. Benefits Animal Nature Sanctuary. Kids craft booth and donated items for sale. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wandermere West Shopping Center, parking lot, 12519 N. Division St. Free. (509) 475-0012.

17th Annual Quilt Show - “Quilting by the Rivers” presented by Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heyburn Elementary School, gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1. (208) 245-2356.

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour - Explore the studios where the five artists work, the landscapes and gardens that inspire them, all located within a 2 ½-mile radius. Bring your friends, share refreshments from Lindaman’s Gourmet to Go, take the day to select artworks from over 29 artists, jewelry, clothing, holiday and special gifts. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission. (509) 981-9916.

Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Group meets on even-numbered months with a potluck before the meeting. Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.

Home/Garden

Living History Walking Tours - Presented by Robert Singletary of Old Fort Sherman and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene and sponsored by the Museum of North Idaho. The 60- to 90-minute tours depart from the museum Tuesday through Saturday until early fall. For the Fort Sherman Tour at 11 a.m., Singletary portrays Gen. William Carlin, the commander at Fort Sherman for many years. At 1 p.m. he takes on the persona of Peter Sorensen, steamboat captain, boat builder, and community leader during the early years of Coeur d’Alene. Tickets are available at the Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd.; and the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. First St. The ticket price includes admission to the museum and parking. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15. (208) 664-3448.

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.

Herbal Medicine Making Fall Class - This class covers medicinal berries and the remedies made from them, and healing herbs to bolster the immune system and help deal with winter colds and flu. You will make berry tinctures and cordial, a soothing lotion and a healing soup. Registration required. Register at the store or online. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $30. (509) 368-9378.

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. Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35, includes materials and handouts. (509) 924-8803.

Cover Crops Demonstration - Stop by between noon and 2:00 p.m. to learn about the benefits of cover cropping from Matt and Kim Davidson of Mighty Mustard. Cover crops help to build soil and eliminate weeds for the urban veggie farmer. No registration required. Sept. 15, Noon-2 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

An Old Fashioned Sunday in Autumn - Sixth annual free fall event features a pie baking contest with sales of pie a la mode following the judging and a silent auction of desserts in decorated boxes made by resident artists. Live music occurs throughout the event. The Antique Power Club is back with their vintage farm equipment again this year. They will do an exhibition along with a demonstration in an adjacent field. Two of their members build scale models of engines and will be there to demonstrate their operation. Vintage movies of farming on the Palouse will run continuously, and the Rural Heritage Display loaned by the Whitman County Library, features still Palouse photos from the past. Watch local artisans demonstrate their crafts, including a variety of fiber arts, blacksmithing, hand carved spoons and ducks, cider pressing, broom making. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 299-3414.

Permaculture Workshop: Preparing Garden Beds for Fall - Wakan Burrows, a garden enthusiast practicing “Food Not Lawns,” will discuss mulching, chop and drop, cover crops, fall seed saving and cultivation, and fall planting. Registration is required. Register at the store or online. Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. (509) 368-9378.

Fall Gardening Series: Dividing Perennials (Spokane Valley) - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to rejuvenate your perennials. Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Inland Northwest Small Farmers Conference - Seminars to help manage and grow your farm, displays of equipment and farm related resources, and networking with like-minded farmers. Keynote speaker is Ken Meter, of Crossroads Resources Center. There will also be a trade show featuring small agriculture focused businesses and organizations. Sept. 28-29, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $30/day; $50/both days. (509) 477-2173.

Animals

PRCA Rodeo - Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$7/adults, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.

Whiskers and Wine - Fourth annual event to benefit Partners for Pets. Evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music by Nobody Famous and silent auction. Age 21 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the Adoption Center at Argonne and Trent in Spokane Valley or at www.partnersforpets.org. Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina/Lone Canary Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20. (509) 328-5069.


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