Shadle Park Crafts and Vintage Show – Sponsored by the Shadle Park Booster Club. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St. Free admission. (509) 869-7534.
54th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show – Friday-May 5. The show will feature 40 dealers and 60 displays of precious and semiprecious stones, fossils, specimens, jewelry and more. It will also include demonstrations and children’s activities. Presented by Rock Rollers of Spokane. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, $5/seniors, free/age 12 and younger and Scouts in uniform. Free parking. (509) 251-1574.
CCS Colville Center Arts and Crafts Festival – Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Colville Center, 985 S. Elm St., Colville. (509) 685-2131.
Morgan Acres Craft Fair - May 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Morgan Acres Community Park, 7221 N. Regal St.
Fancy Flea Market and Craft Sale - Find useful and unusual items, as well as great food and entertainment. For table rental information, contact Christa Richardson at (509) 327-1584, ext. 10. May 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (509) 327-1584.
Craft Retreat - May 16-19. Bring your projects (photos, fabric, beads, paint, sewing machine, paper and yarn) for a four-day weekend. The weekend begins Thursday at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday at noon. Hosted at Bear Creek Lodge and includes sleeping accommodations, homemade meals and snacks, and 24-hour craft room access. May 16, 10 a.m., Bear Creek Lodge, Mead. $175. (509) 999-6187.
Custer’s 38th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale – More than 200 dealers with antiques in all price ranges. Appraisals will not be offered this year. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Tsutakawa Japanese Garden Festival (Japan Week) - Suzaku Taiko (dynamic drumming), Aikido (adapted from samurai combat arts) by Akido Bushin Gene, Japanese Sumi-e hands-on activities, Inland Empire Bonsai Society demonstrations, Inland Empire Water Gardens and Koi Society, Cosplay chess demo, ikebana demo and flutist Todd Milne. Today, 2-4 p.m., Manito Park, Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Gardens at Manito Park, 21st Avenue at Bernard Street. Free. (509) 251-8035.
Ikebana - Learn ikebana flower arranging. Mondays until May 13, 5-6 p.m. Class size is limited to 25 individuals, please make reservations at (509) 328-2971. Flowers cost $7-$10/per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated. Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road.
Spring History Walks - Walks complement the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture exhibit “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work.” The bus will depart the MAC at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Pack a lunch for a picnic along the way. All tours include a visit to the Douglas exhibit at the end of the trip. The tours are: Saturday, Little Falls and the mouth of the Spokane River; May 18, Colville Valley and Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge. Registration form: jacknisbet.com/events/? event_id=163. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $55/per person, per trip. (509) 466-2823.
Beginning Vegetable Gardening Workshop - Master Gardener Marilyn Carothers will teach you what to plant in the Inland Northwest and how to improve the quality and quantity of your vegetables. Take home a starter set of 13 different seeds. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at the store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. $12.
Using Permaculture at Home - Learn the principles of permaculture and basics of using permaculture tools to grow more of what you love, make the soil healthier, invite more wildlife into your yard, build community and more. Bring a basic sketch or dimensions of a yard or garden project with you. May 9, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at the store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. $5.
Vegetable Gardening 101 - 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. May 9, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400; and May 16, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350.
Garden Expo 2013 - Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners with more than 250 garden-related vendors. Find plant sellers, garden stores, suppliers and manufacturers, unusual perennials, heirloom vegetables, tomato plants, bulbs, hosta, succulents, annuals, trees, garden artists and crafters. There will also be gardening seminars, food, live music and more. May 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 535-8434.
Lilac Luncheon - This luncheon, presented by the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane, kicks off Lilac Week. May 13, 11:30 a.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $30.
Life Histories of the Cascadia Butterflies - Learn about the Cascadia butterfly species in Washington, Idaho and Oregon with David G. James. Great event for the amateur lepidopterist or nature lover. Part of Inland Northwest Land Trust’s Speaker Series. May 14, 7 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 328-2939.
Garden Fair and Plant Sale - The Annual Delta Gamma Garden Fair and Plant Sale will benefit the Lilac Services for the Blind and the Service for Sight Projects. May 16, Liberty Park Greenhouse, 1401 E. Newark Ave. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainwater Collection Workshop - Learn how to build and install a simple rain barrel, discover the amount of water you may be able to collect in the Spokane area as well as learn the water needs of local plants. May 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at the store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. $20.
Soapmaking 201: Cold Processed “Beer” Soap - Join Gayle Kruger of White Moon Soaps for a two-day workshop. This workshop will cover coloring soap, “superfatting,” exfoliants and making soap with beer. This workshop is for those who have made soap at least once. Bring an apron. Must be 15 or older. May 18, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $55. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.
Spokane Humane Society 116th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition - Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to reserve your seat, please call (509) 467-5235, ext. 22 or email email@example.com. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.
Angus Cattle Expo - The Idaho Lowline Cattle Company will host a day of demonstrations, seminars and speakers. There will also be a private treaty sale. A burger lunch will be available on Saturday. For more information or for tickets visit www.nwlowline.com or call (208) 659-6622. Weekend admission members: $30/adults, 21 and younger free; nonmembers: $35/adult, $15/youths. Additional fees for treaty sale. Saturday-May 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 2755 E. Spring Rock Lane, Hayden, Idaho. (208) 659-6622.
Spokane Humane Society Annual Vintage Car and Bike Show - Seventh annual event of collector car and motorcycles of all makes, models and years. Everyone is welcome to enter. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. Benefits Spokane Humane Society. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Entry fee by donation. (509) 290-0089.
Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, rope making and more. Petting zoo on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Presented by Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. May 17-19, 10 a.m., University City North, 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults; $3/ages 7-17; free/age 6 and younger; $15/family of five (two adults, three children). (509) 922-4570.