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Sun., Sept. 23, 2012

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. 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, 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.

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

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 tours depart from the museum Tuesday through Saturday through early fall. 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.

Washington Native Plant Society - This northeast chapter program will feature Jacie Jensen of Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm. Pizza from 6:15-7 p.m., program at 7 p.m.; business meeting from 8-9 p.m. Wednesday, SIERR Building at McKinstry, 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (321) 948-5125.

Inland Northwest Small Farmers Conference - Seminars to help manage your farm, displays of equipment and farm-related resources, and networking with like-minded farmers. Ken Meter, of Crossroads Resources Center, will give the keynote speech, “The Role of Growing Local Food in Economic Recovery.” There will be 24 workshops on a variety of topics including: crop management, animal production, farm management and sustainable agriculture. There also will be a trade show with small agriculture-focused businesses and organizations. Friday and Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $30/day; $50/both days. (509) 477-2173.

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market - Antiques and vintage treasures. Friday, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Five Mile Prairie Grange Hall, 3024 W. Strong Road. $4. (509) 990-4558.

Fall Festival of Homes Tour - Seventh annual event. Host site is Eagle Ridge. Featuring 32 homes from 18 Spokane builders. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday through Sept. 30 and Oct. 5-7. Visit www.SpokaneFestivalOf for more information. Eagle Ridge, 115 W. Eagle Ridge Blvd. (509) 532-4990.

Associated Garden Club Meeting - Ed Lester will discuss historic trees in the Spokane Area. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.

Fall Gardening Series: “Dividing Perennials” (North) - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to rejuvenate your perennials. Oct. 3, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.


Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Tuesday, Reader’s Lounge. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

“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 at 1 and 7 p.m. Visit 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 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.


National Alpaca Farm Days - Saturday-Sept. 30. See alpacas up close including baby alpacas and learn about them. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4101 N. Ashton Road, Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 270-1259.


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