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Downtown Coeur d’Alene Street Fair – Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual event featuring more than 250 vendors offering a variety of food, entertainment and merchandise. Sherman Avenue, downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116.

Art on the Green Festival – Today. The 45th annual celebration transforming the NIC campus into an outdoor art gallery and marketplace with more than 140 artists. There will be summer foods, live music on two stages, hands-on art activities for children and more. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No dogs allowed at the festival. North Idaho College, Fort Sherman Grounds, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 699-5066.

Sunday Street Market - Open-air market with vendors. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2302 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.

Treasures on Foxwood Outdoor Vendor Event – Saturday-Aug. 11. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Foxwood Tea House. Outdoor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage items, art and more. Food and wine available, tea house open both days. No pets please. Visit www.treasuresonfoxwood.com for details. 125 Foxwood, Newport, Wash. $4/adults; free/ages 11 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097.

Pickin’ on the Prairie Antique Show & Artisan Market - Aug. 17-18. Find antiques, farm decor, artisan handcrafts, jewelry and more. Food, bluegrass music and amazing country views. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road (10 blocks north of Bigelow Gulch Road). $4/good for both days; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 499-5099.

Leaf and Flower Pounding Workshop - Fiber artist Ellen Kundrat will hold a workshop on leaf and flower pounding, a technique for transferring pigment onto fabric. All skill levels are welcome. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. $40. (509) 229-3414.

National Lentil Festival - Aug. 16-17. Visit www.lentilfest.com for a full list of events. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.

Annual Quilt Show - The Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will hold its annual quilt show, Autumn Splendor. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heyburn Elementary School, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries, Idaho. $1/adults.

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour - Explore the studios where artists work and the landscapes and gardens that inspire them. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission. (509) 981-9916.

Home/Garden

Pend Oreille River Garden Tour and Dinner - Today. The self-guided tour includes vegetable gardens, teaching gardens, orchards and greenhouses. There will also be live music and local crafters. Dinner follows the tour. Tickets may be purchased today from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 418 Scott St., Newport, Wash. Tickets for the dinner must be purchased in advance. For more information, call (509) 447-2401. $10/tour; $10/dinner.

Ikebana - Learn ikebana flower arranging. Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. Class size is limited; please make reservations at (509) 328-2971. Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Flowers cost $7-$10/per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated.

Living History Walking Tours - The Museum of North Idaho presents tours with local historian Robert Singletary. Old Fort Sherman tour at 11 a.m. and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene at 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit www.museumni.org for more information. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15/includes museum admission and parking. (208) 664-3448.

Permaculture Outside the Garden: Creating A New, Permanent Culture For All - Learn how permaculture design ethics and principles are being applied to the design of schools, governments and financial institutions. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $11. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.

Other Gardeners’ Edens - Tour five gardens with proceeds to benefit the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane grants to community garden projects. Locations include 245 E. 13th Ave., and 31 W. 37th Ave. Aug. 11, 10 a.m. $10/general, free/11 and younger. (509) 448-3037.

Buried in Treasures Workshop - Community workshops on hoarding sponsored by Lightening the Load, a ministry of Sheltering Tree Church. Learn how to declutter and stop over-acquiring. The workshop consists of 15 sessions that take place over 20 weeks. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call (509) 850-3905 or email info@lighteningtheload.org. Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sheltering Tree Church, 5025 N. Market St. $40.

Bernina and Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar - Sept. 19-21. Bernina and Ricky Tims are partnering to offer a three-day quilting seminar. Forms, admission prices and the registration mailing address are available at www.rickytims.com/images/ documents/washingonreg.pdf. The registration deadline is Sept. 6. Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. (509) 547-0701.

Sustainable Preparedness Expo - Learn about living sustainably and how to be prepared for disaster. Topics include organic gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, natural health and home remedies and more. Visit www.sustainablepreparedness.com. Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $9/advance; $12/door.

Animals

Appaloosa Horse Raffle - An annual fundraising event with proceeds benefiting the Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center. The horse donated for this year’s raffle is a 2-year-old, tri-colored leopard gelding. For more information, visit www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882-5578. The raffle is open through Oct. 18.

Bark It Market - Purchase gently used items. All proceeds benefit the Animal Medical Fund. Friday and Saturday, SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2532.

North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Aug. 21-25. The 2013 theme is “Everything Under the Sun.” The fair offers family fun and entertainment, with live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. (208) 765-4969.

PRCA Rodeo - Sept. 6-7, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.

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