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Patchin’ People of Pullman - For all interested in stitchery, quilting and fiber arts. Includes a “tag sale” of quilters’ items, fabrics and patterns. Monday, 1:30 p.m., Concordia Lutheran Church, 1015 NE Orchard Drive, Pullman. Free. (509) 332-6252.

Ikebana - Learn ikebana, the art of flower arranging. Mondays, 5-6 p.m., through May 13. Flowers cost $7-$10 per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated. Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Class size is limited to 25 individuals; please make reservations at (509) 328-2971.

Spring Rummage Sale - Presented by United Church of Christ Women’s Fellowship. Friday, 9 a.m., United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third St., Newport. (509) 447-4121.

Spring Craft Fair - Variety of vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Opportunity Christian Fellowship, 1313 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 926-2673.

Spring Craft Fair and Bake Bazaar - April 19-20. Crafts vendors, products and baked goods throughout the building. April 19, 2-7 p.m.; and April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-2861.


37th Annual Spokane Home & Garden Show – Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults; $6/seniors and military; free/children age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380.

Vermicomposting Workshop - Learn the benefits of worm composting, proper care and how to avoid common problems, and how you can create your own worm bin with inexpensive materials. Tuesday, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Backyard Bounty: Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings - Learn how to start plants from seeds and cuttings, and how and when to get your vegetables in the soil. Class presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Thursday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

SCC Spring Flower and Garden Show - The theme is “Swimming in Flowers.” The show also features a children’s area for small-pot planting, face painting and photos; gardening booths with indoor and outdoor plants for sale; hydroponic gardening; arts, crafts and food vendor booths; a European-style fresh flower market; and a judged flower show. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 624-3457.

Native Plants for Spokane Area Gardens - A free presentation by the Friends of Manito. WSU Master Gardener Eva Lusk will cover a variety of native plants, showcasing their beauty and usefulness in the garden. Register by calling (509) 456-8038. For more information, visit Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room. Free. Open to the public.

Fast Hot Composting 101 Workshop - Marilyn and Chris Carothers will show you the best ways to compost outdoors. Please bring at least a gallon-size container of whatever material you would like to put in the compost as your entrance fee. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Companion Planting - Plants have relationships with each other, often times beneficial ones. Learn some of the basics about companion planting. April 15, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

“Last Call at the Oasis” - Pilgrim’s Market and Kootenai Environmental Alliance will present a free screening of the film “Last Call at the Oasis”. The film explores the topic of a global water crisis. April 18, 6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Weed Education Day on Tap - University of Idaho Extension and the Bonner County Noxious Weed Department present a weed education day. The workshop will present such topics as the Bonner County Weed Cooperative Program, a weed control in forestry update, bio-control of weeds, resources, and new landscape herbicides. To register contact the extension office at (208) 263-8511. Registration is encouraged by Saturday. April 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon, University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $5/registered; $10/day of class.


Leashes and Laces 5K Fun Run Fundraiser - Run or walk with your dog. All proceeds benefit the Post Falls Police Department K-9 Program. Register in advance or on race day. Today, 11 a.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $25/entry fee, includes shirt and medal. (208) 773-3517.

Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction and Chocolate Festival - The event includes a silent and live auction, pet pageant, raffle, and appetizers and desserts. Proceeds benefit the SCRAPS Hope Foundation’s Animal Medical Fund, which provides medical assistance to animals injured or suffering from abuse. April 26, 6 p.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. $25; $30/door. (509) 477-2760.