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. During the Fort Sherman Tour, scheduled for 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 museum admission 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.
Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and find out how you can get paid for everything you produce. Classes limited to 20 people. Saturday, 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 p.m. to learn about the benefits of cover cropping from Matt and Kim Davidson of Mighty Mustard. No registration is required. Saturday, 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. Live music occurs throughout the event. The Antique Power Club is back with vintage farm equipment again this year. Vintage movies of farming on the Palouse will run continuously, and the Rural Heritage Display loaned by the Whitman County Library features photos from the past. Watch local artisans demonstrate time-honored crafts in the yard behind the wheel fence including a variety of fiber arts, black smithing, 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, among other things. 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.
Spokane’s Town and Country 2012 Studio Art Tour - Ninth annual event features 35 artists in six different studios on this self-guided tour around the South Hill. Each studio will have between four and seven artists of varying media, plus music and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.studioarttour.com. Free.
Art! on Broadway - Second annual event themed “Fine Art and More.” More than 24 artisans with paintings, mixed media art, mosaic glass, art glass, yard art, hand tie-dyed fashion and more. Tacos Tumbras will be on site with Mexican cuisine. Saturday, 10 a.m., Shear Illusions, 807 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. Free parking in the southeast corner. (509) 999-3583.
Gold Diggers Auction - Presented by Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for maintaining the Chamber Office and Visitors Center and supporting local events such as Business Expo and Silver Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Preview auction items at 5:30 p.m.; dinner with auction at 6:30. Sept. 22, Noah’s Loft at Silver Mountain, 602 Bunker, Kellogg, Idaho. $25. (208) 784-0821.
Journey as a Quilt Artist - Janet Fogg, prize-winning art quilter, will talk about her journey from long arm quilter to quilt artist at the Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter meeting. Sessions are at 1 and 7 p.m. Visit www.wsqspokane.org. Sept. 27, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 443-8162.
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 more than 29 artists, and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, holiday and special gifts. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission. (509) 981-9916.